Kentucky Resident Surveys Damage in Letcher County Following Historic Flooding

Damaged buildings and debris were seen in eastern Kentucky after deadly flooding struck the region in late July, killing at least 37 people, officials said. On August 8, US President Joe Biden visited areas worst-affected by the flooding and met with Kentucky Gov Andy Beshear to discuss ongoing emergency relief. This footage show scenes in … Read more

Social media culture and the power of influencers | Houston Public Media

Houston social media influencers Holly Tuggy (left) and Harper Watters (right). Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, [email protected] or @townsquaretalk. The world of social media influencers has become a phenomenon. But many still wonder what … Read more

Britney’s ex reveals sad private fallout from her naked posts

Growing up in the shadow of a superstar parent is never easy – but for Britney Spears’ two sons the darkness casts a little further than most. Their father Kevin Federline has tried to carve out a normal life for the teenage boys amid the backdrop of a family tearing itself apart with lawsuits and … Read more

Never seen that: Freak accident halts Diamonds clash

Incredible scenes at the netball semi-final where the match was halted while a new goal post was brought on court after a freak accident involving an England defender. Layla Guscoth found herself straddling the post like a koala as she fought for the intercept just four minutes into the clash with Australia, resulting in the … Read more

‘Thank you’: Simpson’s message to Aussie Comm Games fans

Popstar turned Commonwealth Games medallist Cody Simpson says he has been overwhelmed by support since returning to social media. Posting on Instagram for the first time since the games started, Simpson said to his 4.6 million followers: “I had remained off social media for the duration of the Commonwealth Games and a few days thereafter, … Read more

Zoey Deutch plays wanna-be influencer looking for internet stardom in ‘Not Okay’

The new movie, “Not Okay,” is a comedy involving a tragedy, a satire on social media, and a cautionary tale about life online. Zoey Deutch plays a woman who feels invisible. So she decides to use those skills to attract some attention for herself, faking a trip to a writers’ retreat in Paris and posting … Read more

Historical Society’s social media campaign uncovers 19th century family murder

What started as a fun social media campaign about Philadelphia’s ice cream history, eventually turned into an in-depth look at a tragedy within one 19th century confectionery family. Throughout July, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania featured pillars of the city’s frozen treat past on its Instagram in honor of National Ice Cream Month, but things soon took a … Read more

The “BeReal” app implores users to be authentic. Can it stand the test of time?

Your friends “for real” is the app’s promise. Once a day, you’re pinged with a notification giving you two minutes to “be real” and take a photo of what you’re up to. The other day a girl had to “be real” at her grandfather’s funeral. She later shared the experience on TikTok. It also gives … Read more

Musk response to Twitter lawsuit to be made public by Friday

DOVER, Del. — Elon Musk’s answer to Twitter’s lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company will be made public by Friday evening at the latest, a judge ruled Wednesday. Attorneys for Musk wanted to file a public version of their answer and counterclaims in … Read more