"...Late Friday, state District Judge Jack Robison rejected defense motions to dismiss "terroristic threat" charges against Justin Carter, based on a 2013 Facebook post that defense counsel argued was joking "hyperbole." Prosecutors countered that a jury should decide the case. We'll have more on the case next week; a trial is scheduled for Oct..."
"...After five years, Justin Carter can rest easy. The New Braunfels native, charged in 2013 with making a “terroristic threat” by posting vaguely threatening comments on Facebook, last week accepted a plea deal dismissing the felony charges against him...."
"...Harvard dropout and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg famously disavows money as motive for the work he's doing. He eschews the trappings of success – he's walking or biking to work, hanging out in jeans and hoodies, living in a barely furnished apartment in Palo Alto, and devoting all his time and attention to the company he's building..."
"...In February, Justin Carter was an 18-year-old who spent his free time playing online video games. Now he's 19, far from a computer, and on suicide watch in a New Braunfels jail, where he faces a charge that carries up to eight years in prison – all because of a Facebook comment...."
"...It was understood we wouldn't see each other much during the Festival as we would both be very busy. We fell out of touch for a few days and, next thing I know, he is in a Facebook relationship with some chick he met in the whole four days we went without texting! Am I wrong for being stunned / feeling owed an explanation? – SXSWTF?..."
"...Right in the middle of a meeting I was having yesterday with AGLCC's Jimmy Flannigan and Ceci Gratias, a big grimace crossed Jimmy's face. A message from Facebook came in to Jimmy's computer..."
"...Actually, make that the other screen. It's not the cable news network, but its online cousin that is teaming with Facebook, the popular social networking site, to glean FB users' reactions to the event (via status reports) and offer them in real time on CNN.com during the actual inauguration ceremony on Jan..."
"...Last Friday, Aug. 29, in New Braunfels, Comal County, State District Judge Jack Robison rejected attorney Donald Flanary's defense motions to dismiss the "terroristic threat" charges against Justin Carter, who was arrested and imprisoned for months in 2013 after posting a sarcastic Facebook post about shooting up a kindergarten..."
"...Last February 14, Justin Carter, then 18 years old, was indicted on a charge of "terroristic threat," a third-degree felony which carries a potential penalty of up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The "crime"? A Facebook comment...."
"...Until this week, Buck Burnette was a backup center for the Longhorns who nobody but hardcore fans had ever heard of. After Burnette posted an insensitive (to say it nicely) text message he received on his Facebook account after Barack Obama was elected president, he became a national news story..."
"...Justin Carter’s long-awaited trial on charges that he made a “terroristic threat” on Facebook in 2013 will not begin tomorrow as expected. Last week, prosecutors filed a motion for continuance, thereby punting Carter’s trial indefinitely...."
"...20, five years after first getting indicted on third-degree felony charges for making a "terroristic threat" online. (He wrote on Facebook that he was "fucked in the head" and would "shoot up a kindergarten" after feuding with another gamer.) Although Carter concluded his message by writing "LOL" and "j/k," which he and his attorneys believe proves the sarcasm of his note, repeated attempts at having the charge dismissed have failed, leading to next Tuesday's much anticipated trial in New Braunfels...."
"...Facebook is a very powerful medium. It can make or break relationships...."
"...Now, the U.S. has its own version available on Facebook Watch, the social media giant's streaming platform, and this one is set in Austin..."
"...Then again, define "real" in this age of oversharing, in which we construct identities online and play to an always-there audience. The blisteringly entertaining The Social Network touches down in what we now recognize as the calm before the storm, before social media – Facebook and Twitter, most especially – rewrote the rules on how information moves..."
"...For the record, Facebook doesn't have a problem with pot, or with legalization efforts, but they really don't like anything to do with the pot leaf...."
"...The first question most people asked when I told them I was attending every event I was invited to on Facebook for one week, tweeting and posting along the way, was not the one I would have had – "For God's sake, why?" – but, "Are you writing about it?"..."
"...6 election. Endorsements are sourced from candidate websites and Facebook pages...."
"...Three weeks ago, on Halloween morning, the knowledge that law enforcement agencies monitor political protests through social media reached a viral tipping point. Thousands of Facebook users in Austin and across the country faked a location "check-in" to the pipeline protests in Standing Rock, N.D., in an effort to fool law enforcement, which protesters believed had been monitoring the site to identify those actually located at Standing Rock...."
"...I am a grad student and consider myself a proud feminist. Lately I've been getting into a lot of arguments on Facebook about a topic I feel strongly about, where many feminists disagree with me..."
"...Co-founders Hazey Fairless and Silky Shoemaker released a statement on the GayBiGayGay Facebook page, and we have the full text here. (See below.) In offering the line-up this early, Fairless emphasized the fest's intentions to stay true to form..."
"...Catfish is the creation of Joost and brothers Ariel and Nev Schulman, filmmakers and dance photographers who are in business together in New York City. The film begins when handsome Nev, in his mid-20s, is contacted through Facebook and thereafter receives a painting based on one of his published dance photographs..."
"...A few different friends sent me the Facebook link to Fox 7's Jenni Lee's page, outraged at her comment response to her own comment on the Fox television TV show The Amazing Race: "I just really didn't want that mom who raised a pansy son team to win."..."
"...Snicker all you want at the selfie generation, but without its digital trail of YouTube videos, Facebook messages, emoji-studded texts, and reverse-camera confessionals, the documentary Twinsters would be a very different movie. In fact, there might be no reason for a movie at all...."
"...Quickly it becomes evident that these are no photo-album snapshots but rather the masturbatory fantasies each character holds on to months after their bicoastal split. While trolling Facebook, Stan sees that Cathy will be back in Austin that weekend visiting their friend Kara (Paxton), so he impulsively books a flight with the hope of “accidentally” running in to his ex..."
"...It seems like too many of Austin's clubs and bars are either closing or moving because of rents. The latest shift sees the owners of two well-loved venues – Badlands and Rio Rita – exchanging fire via Facebook...."
"...Austinite Stephanie Bergara, lead singer of Bidi Bidi Banda, our local Selena-tribute band, ran into one of her idols on the grounds, Rebecca Lee Meza, who portrayed young Selena in Gregory Nava's Selena (in which J-Lo played grown Selena). Bergara shared this selfie on Facebook...."
"...Spring fever has definitely hit Austin, TX. How do I know? Because my Facebook invites and Gay Place calendar updates have been non-stop..."
"...Via her Facebook page, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg issued a letter of apology Saturday, apparently dictated to friends from the county jail, "the only form of communication available to me at this time." The letter follows:..."
"...Caritas is an Austin non-profit that provides meals and services to Austin's homeless and refugee communities. They have recently earned a $10,000 Hyatt Community Grant and could use some love on Facebook to help them double the money...."
"...Dear LuvDoc, My best friend from high school keeps posting insane, right-wing, inflammatory, and borderline racist political status updates on Facebook. Should I try to set him straight or should I just unfriend him? Otherwise he really is a nice guy. - Shelly..."
"...Because our mutual friend Laura Thoms told me that you make baskets. And I was looking at your basket pictures on Facebook and seeing these baskets go by..."
"...Update: The emergency shelter in place at St. Edward's University has ended, according to the university's Facebook page..."
"...People really take it personally when a band breaks up. I’ve been getting Facebook messages from people begging us to work it out..."
"...In this week's News Roundup, summer can officially begin, because Barton Springs has reopened; development of the Eastside continues to be contentious; who can really say what warms the Earth? (our money's on Facebook rants); and more...."
"...Marron hopes to premiere the film in September or October. Check the film's Facebook page for updates on production and fundraising...."
"...And while there will be a photo booth, music, and tempting treats offered, this holiday is rooted in remembering our departed loved ones. Krewe de Bisoux invites revelers to bring a keepsake for the altars, and a Facebook post offered to include personal photos of those who have passed for the digital alter as well...."
"...Social networking and social media aren't a new part of the Internet. There are an increasing number of arguments being written about how they're responsible for everything from human loneliness to shoddy reporting in the wake of the Newtown shooting, and that big definite article in the title of the movie The Social Network makes it seem like this is a trend that began in the mid-Aughts with the launch of Facebook and Twitter, but social media goes back to the beginning of the Web itself..."