SOCIAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SOCIAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NYPD social-media campaign backfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57857043-68/media-social-police-twitter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57857043-68/media-social-police-twitter.html.csp">NYPD social-media campaign backfires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM HAYS </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JAKE PEARSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T21:08:03.308-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation’s largest police force learned the hard way that there are legions online devoted to short-circuiting even the best-intentioned public relations campaign — in this case, the NYPD’s Twitter invitation to people to post feel-good photos of themselves posing with New York’s Finest. What (hash)myNYPD got instead was a montage of hundreds of news images of baton-wielding cops arresting protesters, pull...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578570432014-04-23T21:08:03.308-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-23T21:08:03.308-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57857043@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:08:03 MDT Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836146-79/workers-trade-factory-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57836146-79/workers-trade-factory-security.html.csp">Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T17:22:18.334-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beijing • Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world’s largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute. More than 40,000 workers went on strike this week against Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., bringing production to a halt at the manufacturer, which makes shoes for companies including Nike and Adidas. About 1,000 work...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578361462014-04-20T17:22:18.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-20T17:22:18.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836146@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:22:18 MDT Social Security halts effort to collect old debts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819527-68/debts-government-security-refunds.html.csp">Social Security halts effort to collect old debts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:41:01.99-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old. The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to Social Security. In many cases, the people whose refunds were intercepted had never heard of any debt, and the de...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57819527@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:41:01 MDT Rampell: Who really paid for your Medicare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57807512-82/paid-medicare-seniors-social.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57807512-82/paid-medicare-seniors-social.html.csp">Rampell: Who really paid for your Medicare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T14:14:02.082-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 02:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Your poorly written editorial is just another WaPo attempt to STEAL seniors’ EARNED benefits.” So read the subject line of one reader’s response to my last column, about how entitlements and other safety-net spending on the middle class are crowding out spending on the poor. The email went on to say: “sorry, spoiled millennial [expletive], but seniors have worked and PAID FOR their SS and Medicare.” I don’t dispute the middle epithet: I am indeed a millennial. And since we millennials like to d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807512@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:14:02 MDT IRS using social media tools to help taxpayers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801606-79/irs-media-social-agency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57801606-79/irs-media-social-agency.html.csp">IRS using social media tools to help taxpayers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T14:51:02.267-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 02:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Everyone seems to be using social media these days. That includes the IRS. The agency recently issued a release to help those preparing to file their taxes that it has a variety of online tools that can help them get the latest tax information and check on their refund. For example, there is the IRS2GO smartphone application, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. The agency said the centerpiece of its social media efforts is YouTube, where viewers can watch three different channels in English, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801606@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:51:02 MDT Rampell: The poor were abandoned long ago http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794418-82/poor-class-middle-programs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57794418-82/poor-class-middle-programs.html.csp">Rampell: The poor were abandoned long ago</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T00:39:01.493-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would consider cutting Medicaid, food stamps, Pell grants and other programs that serve the neediest Americans. They have accused Ryan of trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. But long before Ryan unveiled his “Path to Prosperity,” politicians of both parties had been redistributing government spending away from the truly destitute and toward everyone else. In the past few decades, the federal soci...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57794418@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:39:01 MDT Twitter unveils new design http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791066-79/twitter-profile-bigger-user.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57791066-79/twitter-profile-bigger-user.html.csp">Twitter unveils new design</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Hayley Tsukayama</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T16:07:30.735-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Twitter has unveiled a new profile design for its social network, with bigger pictures all around a bigger profile picture, a bigger banner picture and a bigger showcase for any pictures that may show up in your feed. It’s been long rumored that Twitter was planning a new look for profile pictures on its site to try to improve user engagement. It’s the most drastic redesign the company has ever undertaken. Still, it may look pretty familiar to the over 1 billion people who use another major soci...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791066@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:07:30 MDT Letter: If GOP repeals ACA, are Medicare, Social Security next? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57774697-82/cause-medicare-obamacare-repeal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57774697-82/cause-medicare-obamacare-repeal.html.csp">Letter: If GOP repeals ACA, are Medicare, Social Security next?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:07.392-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke from the heart of the Republican Party when he declared on national TV that on his first day in office he would repeal Obamacare (the ACA). The same Republican principles (minimal government, minimal taxes) that cause him and his party to hate Obamacare should logically cause them to hate both Social Security and Medicare. If, as planned, the Republicans take back the Senate this year and the White House in two and a half years, after they repeal every ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57774697@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:07 MDT Kristof: We’re not No. 1! http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769879-82/social-opportunity-access-index.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769879-82/social-opportunity-access-index.html.csp">Kristof: We’re not No. 1!</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T17:09:46.816-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 05:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">We in the United States grow up celebrating ourselves as the world’s most powerful nation, the world’s richest nation, the world’s freest and most blessed nation. Sure, technically Norwegians may be wealthier per capita, and the Japanese may live longer, but the world watches the NBA, melts at Katy Perry, uses iPhones to post on Facebook, trembles at our aircraft carriers, and blames the CIA for everything. We’re No. 1! In some ways we indisputably are, but a major new ranking of livability in 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57769879@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:09:46 MDT Sainthood rites for Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be beamed around the world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57760302-80/vatican-event-john-media.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57760302-80/vatican-event-john-media.html.csp">Sainthood rites for Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be beamed around the world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEPHINE MCKENNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T16:25:29.378-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vatican City • While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media campaign for the millions who don’t make it to Rome. City officials are expecting more than 5 million people to attend the ceremony when Pope Francis declares his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints in St. Peter’s Square on April 27. For the first time viewers will be able t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760302@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:25:29 MDT Brooks: The Employer’s Creed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757340-82/person-virtues-hiring-human.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57757340-82/person-virtues-hiring-human.html.csp">Brooks: The Employer’s Creed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BROOKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T04:35:01.446-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 04:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Employers, You may not realize it, but you have a powerful impact on the culture and the moral ecology of our era. If your human resources bosses decide they want to hire a certain sort of person, then young people begin turning themselves into that sort of person. Therefore, I’m asking you to think about the following principles, this Employer’s Creed. If you follow these principles in your hiring practices, you’ll be sending a signal about what sort of person gets ahead. You may correct s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57757340@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:35:01 MDT With ‘Divergent,’ a look into why teenagers love dystopias so much http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57723430-223/divergent-games-hunger-dauntless.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57723430-223/divergent-games-hunger-dauntless.html.csp">With ‘Divergent,’ a look into why teenagers love dystopias so much</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T16:41:40.055-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s not a mystery why so many young-adult best-sellers (and the lucrative movie franchises based on them) would take place in post-apocalyptic societies governed by remote authoritarian entities and rigidly divided into warring factions. The word dystopia comes from a Greek root that roughly translates as “bad place,” and what place could be worse than high school? Adolescence is not for the faint of heart. The to-do list for the decade between ages 10 and 20 includes separating from your paren...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57723430@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:41:40 MDT Douthat: The Christian penumbra http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752016-82/religious-penumbra-social-christian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752016-82/religious-penumbra-social-christian.html.csp">Douthat: The Christian penumbra</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROSS DOUTHAT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T05:10:04.618-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here is a seeming paradox of American life. On the one hand, there is a broad social-science correlation between religious faith and various social goods — health and happiness, upward mobility, social trust, charitable work and civic participation. Yet at the same time, some of the most religious areas of the country — the Bible Belt, the deepest South — struggle mightily with poverty, poor health, political corruption and social disarray. Part of this paradox can be resolved by looking at nonr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752016@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:10:04 MDT Op-ed: Michigan Judge, not marriage studies, is ‘unbelievable’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739941-82/judge-unbelievable-raised-studies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739941-82/judge-unbelievable-raised-studies.html.csp">Op-ed: Michigan Judge, not marriage studies, is ‘unbelievable’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By William C. Duncan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.679-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What does “unbelievable” mean? To most of us, it means that something is clearly not true or at least is so implausible as to justify our rejecting it as an explanation. In his ruling last week that the U.S. Constitution requires Michigan to change its legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, Judge Bernard Friedman vociferously attacked four social scientists. The state had relied on their work to cast doubt on the notion that social science establishes that there are no differe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739941@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Editor column: Roles of social media and video grow in Tribune’s newsroom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57743387-78/news-media-social-tribune.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57743387-78/news-media-social-tribune.html.csp">Editor column: Roles of social media and video grow in Tribune’s newsroom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TERRY ORME</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T20:03:36.634-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is a decent chance you are reading this on your iPhone. It also is possible that you came to this column via a link on Facebook. News is accessed and consumed differently these days. Sure, it is just as likely that you are reading the paper spread out on the kitchen counter, a cup of coffee steaming nearby. But more and more, phones and tablets are how readers, especially young readers, find news. And social media offer paths that take them to sltrib.com. Those are among the findings of t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743387@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:03:36 MDT Big Brother using social media to monitor feisty fans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57738390-77/media-fans-security-social.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57738390-77/media-fans-security-social.html.csp">Big Brother using social media to monitor feisty fans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUKE MEREDITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T17:29:39.689-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history. So the firm that provides security for the Vikings boosted the number of guards present that day to maintain calm during the team’s 14-13 win against Detroit. They checked online chatter in part because there was a precedent for chaos: When the team had it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577383902014-03-28T17:29:39.689-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-28T17:29:39.689-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738390@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:29:39 MDT Will: The persistence of poverty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722829-82/moynihan-poverty-culture-ryan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57722829-82/moynihan-poverty-culture-ryan.html.csp">Will: The persistence of poverty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T16:50:01.725-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Critics of Rep. Paul Ryan’s remarks about cultural factors in the persistence of poverty are simultaneously shrill and boring. Their predictable minuet of synthetic indignation demonstrates how little liberals have learned about poverty or changed their rhetorical repertoire in the last 49 years. Ryan spoke of a “tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work,” ad...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57722829@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:50:01 MDT Love Utah Give Utah event passes halfway mark to $1M goal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57707455-79/utah-giving-love-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57707455-79/utah-giving-love-groups.html.csp">Love Utah Give Utah event passes halfway mark to $1M goal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T13:20:34.007-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Don’t believe giving can be fun? Nonprofit organizations from St. George to Logan celebrated Love Utah Give Utah day with events that included skiing, parties, performances, clinics, open houses, yoga, photo shoots, classes, a picnic, wine tasting and local food sampling. Some 464 Utah organizations celebrated the first day of spring Thursday for the second annual day of giving sponsored by the Community Foundation of Utah. The group set a goal of raising $1 million in a 24-hour period. By 9:30 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707455@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:20:34 MDT Game makers to explore social issues at conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693491-79/game-conference-games-gdc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693491-79/game-conference-games-gdc.html.csp">Game makers to explore social issues at conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DERRIK J. LANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T18:36:22.837-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 06:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SAN FRANCISCO • The video game industry is taking itself more seriously. Besides the usual talk of polygons, virtual worlds and artificial intelligence at this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, there will also be planned discussions led by game makers about such socially conscious topics as designing for gamers with disabilities, battling depression at game studios and tackling hate speech in online game communities. The organizers of GDC, which kicks off Monday at the Moscone ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693491@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:36:22 MDT GOP pushes social issues at conservative showcase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57648841-68/social-issues-republicans-gop.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57648841-68/social-issues-republicans-gop.html.csp">GOP pushes social issues at conservative showcase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE PEOPLES </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PHILIP ELLIOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T16:33:11.045-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oxon Hill, Md. • Some of the GOP’s most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Southern Baptist pastor, set the tone early in the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference. “If this nation forgets our God, then God wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576488412014-03-07T16:33:11.045-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T16:33:11.045-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57648841@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:33:11 MDT