facebook http://wfpl.org en FEC Says Facebook PAC Gave Mitch McConnell Too Much Money http://wfpl.org/post/fec-says-facebook-pac-gave-mitch-mcconnell-too-much-money <p>The political action committee tied to Facebook has apparently given Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign an excessive amount in contributions.</p><p>This is the second letter from the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/fec-mitch-mcconnell-campaign-contributions-appear-exceed-legal-limits">Federal Election Commission this week questioning if the McConnell campaign received more than the legal limit in donations</a> from various individuals and groups.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:07:53 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7813 at http://wfpl.org FEC Says Facebook PAC Gave Mitch McConnell Too Much Money Ind. Gov. Mike Pence Apologizes for Deletion of Facebook Comments on Gay Marriage http://wfpl.org/post/ind-gov-mike-pence-apologizes-deletion-facebook-comments-gay-marriage <p>Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is apologizing for his staff deleting comments from his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GovernorMikePence">official Facebook page </a>that criticized a statement he issued supporting the state's ban on gay&nbsp;marriage.</p><p>Pence's apology was posted today on the same Facebook page.</p><p>Some gay&nbsp;marriage supporters complained that their comments were deleted and profiles blocked from the governor's Facebook page after Pence posted a statement Wednesday saying he would support a state constitutional ban on gay&nbsp;marriage.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:40:29 +0000 Rick Howlett 5944 at http://wfpl.org Ind. Gov. Mike Pence Apologizes for Deletion of Facebook Comments on Gay Marriage Pence Defends Deletion of Facebook Gay Marriage Comments http://wfpl.org/post/pence-defends-deletion-facebook-gay-marriage-comments <p>Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending his staff's decision to delete pro-gay marriage comments from his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GovernorMikePence/posts/399209633531127">Facebook page</a> that he says included personal attacks.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pence said Thursday that his social media policy allows for differing opinions without personal attacks. He says it mirrors the online commenting policy of many news organizations.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:36:49 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5934 at http://wfpl.org Pence Defends Deletion of Facebook Gay Marriage Comments Council Democrats, Republicans Launch Social Media Pages http://wfpl.org/post/council-democrats-republicans-launch-social-media-pages <p>The caucus staff for the Louisville Metro Council Democrats and Republicans have created social media pages to better reach constituents.</p><p>Currently, a handful of city lawmakers have official Facebook and Twitter accounts where they update their ordinances and district events.</p><p>Others use their personal website to update on their council work, but most have not signed on to social networking to reach out to constituents.</p><p>Democratic Caucus spokesman Tony Hyatt says the technology is a good way to let residents know what’s on their agenda, and that more lawmakers will be logging on soon.</p><p>"I think the goal is to eventually bring everybody along. You know as well as I do there are some folks who were a little late to the game in understanding how social media operates. Our goal is to get the information out of what’s going on with the caucus, meeting notifications, letting them know about progress reports on certain things," he says.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:55:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4153 at http://wfpl.org Council Democrats, Republicans Launch Social Media Pages IdeaFestival: Thursday Highlights http://wfpl.org/post/ideafestival-thursday-highlights <p>When the organizers for IdeaFestival said that most events were sold out, they truly meant it. All of Thursday’s presentations were standing-room only.</p><p>Some highlights:</p><p><strong>Peter Sims—Little Bets</strong></p><p>When Kris Kimel introduced Sims, a best-selling author and entrepreneur, he said, “[Sims has] used the words ‘cool’ and ‘I love it’ and ‘awesome’ hundreds of times since he arrived in Louisville.” And indeed, Sims led his presentation with a discussion of Wednesday night’s dinner at Smoketown USA with Kevin Colleran, formerly of Facebook.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:08:52 +0000 Melissa Chipman 1743 at http://wfpl.org IdeaFestival: Thursday Highlights