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What have we learned today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (10-11-18)


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray talk about the new water rule they have been given, have Chuck Swirsky on to talk about the death of former Bulls assistant coach Tex Winter, plus some social media stories about an ankle monitor and a girlfriend for sale.

‘Eight Grade’ with director Bo Burhamn


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray’s associate producer Kimmy Spoons talks with director Bo Burnham on his movie ‘Eighth Grade’. Wondering how this movie helps connect generations in the social media age and the impact the movie has involving the internet.

‘Eighth Grade’- Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year.

Check out ‘Eight Grade’ on iTunes now, and starting October 9th you can purchase a copy on DVD!

People Spend More Time On Facebook Than Personal Grooming

By Lori Lewis, VP of Social Media for Cumulus Media, Created for AllAccess.com

As a culture, we are close to spending an hour a day on Facebook. And there’s no sign of that “time spent” decreasing. Time spent on Facebook has gone from 17 minutes a day to nearly 60 minutes a day in just the past three years.

So you have to ask, what are people giving up, or what are they multi-tasking in order to check Facebook – on average – 14 times a day?

A piece from the New York Post that ran recently – noted that more people were checking Facebook than reading the “Good Book,” the Bible, every day. They also uncovered:

  • People are spending more time lurking on Facebook than bathing.
  • 1/3 of people (27% to be precise) can’t resist the urge to Facebook on the toilet. The number is slightly higher with women than men.

And in my own digging, I found we’re using Facebook in other inappropriate settings.

  • Nearly half of us Facebook while:
    Shopping and Running Errands
    Eating Out
    Working Out
    Sitting in Meetings or Class
    At the Movies
  • People also admit Facebook is the very first thing they check every morning.
  • And more and more are saying they would choose a smartphone with Facebook access over an actual car. The need for acceptance and connection is becoming greater than getting around town in your own vehicle.


– See more at: http://www.allaccess.com/merge/archive/24375/people-spend-more-time-on-facebook-than-personal#sthash.hlqkj16F.dpuf

Source: People Spend More Time On Facebook Than Personal Grooming by Lori Lewis | Merge | … …

Police investigate social media threats at Glen Ellyn high school

(GLEN ELLYN) Police are investigating violent threats made on social media against students at a west suburban Glen Ellyn high school.

Authorities received reports Thursday that a student at Glenbard West High School, at 670 Crescent Blvd., was threatening violence against other students, according to Glen Ellyn police.

Investigators soon concluded that no one at the school was in danger but will continue to follow up on the incident, police said. No arrests were made.

“Unfortunately, incidents like these occur in schools today,” Dr. Peter Monaghan, principal of Glenbard West, said in a statement on the school’s website. “Be assured, every rumor is treated seriously. Please understand that in any situation such as this, our primary focus is on working closely with law enforcement and keeping students and staff safe while we determine the credibility of a threat.”

Monaghan said authorities “have identified the source of the post, and have taken the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”

Classes will be be in session Friday and there will be additional officers on and around campus, Monaghan and police said.

Police: 2 NW Side robberies stemmed from meetings set up on social media

(Chicago)  Police are warning Albany Park residents on the North Side of armed robberies that occurred throughout November, including two stemming from meetings set up on social media.

In two of the three incidents, a meeting to buy or sell electronics was set up with the victim online, Area North detectives said in an alert. Then, upon meeting, two robbers stole from the person at gunpoint.

Those robberies happened in the 4400 block of North Hamlin at 12:20 a.m. Nov. 18 and the 3800 block of West Montrose at 4:25 p.m. Nov. 29, police said.

The third robbery was also reported in the 3800 block of West Montrose but involved a robber holding a male at gunpoint as he entered the gangway outside his apartment at 9:12 p.m. Nov. 30, police said.

The robbers have taken cash, cell phones, wallets and electronic equipment, police said.

The incidents with the arranged meetings involved separate pairs of robbers, police said. The Hamlin robbery involved two black males, one with a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other with a black North Face. In the second incident, the robbers were described as two Hispanic males in their late-teens or early 20s.

In the third incident, the robber was apparently wearing a dark jacket and a ski mask, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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