Going Viral: Michael Locke’s #tattletaletuesdays Tell All

By Jayna Smith Detective Michael Locke uses humor to manage and grow the Orem Police Department’s wildly popular social media. “I’m known around here for telling stupid jokes while keeping a straight face, so people don’t know if I’m ever joking or not,” he says. After working for just over two years in the Orem […]

Law Advice: Don’t Let Senseless Social Media Posts Spoil Your Settlement

By Kara H. North, associate at Fillmore Spencer LLC In my legal practice, I primarily represent individuals injured in automobile accidents. Many of my clients experience significant physical and emotional injuries. If given the option to choose between avoiding the injury or going through the litigation process, even with the prospect of a potential settlement, […]

UV relatable: Mom parody relents social media envy in motherhood

The struggles of mothering in the social media era are real. With social media comparison being a downer, Christian singer Selah created a parody for Mother’s Day to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” The parody, “Mom Crush,” tells the whoas of modern-day mommas comparing themselves to the Pinterest-perfect families they see on social media. “As a mom, […]

14 tips to feed the social media beast

Like me! Share me! Subscribe to me! Retweet me! Social media is kinda needy, right? Excuse me. Riiiiiight?! But let’s be real. We need it as much as it needs us. Businesses can live or die by their social status. It’s like high school — but with hashtags and better hair. #hairgoals Social platforms aren’t […]

New workshop series aims to help women in business

Allison Lew noticed there weren’t a lot women attending events for entrepreneurs and people in start-up and tech businesses, so she set out to find out why — and get them involved. Lew, a business development coordinator for Provo, pulled together a focus group of women, some entrepreneurs as well as women from Brigham Young and Utah […]

8 resources to help you #ShareGoodness

When Elder David A. Bednar invited Church members to flood the earth with positive messages on the Internet, he put it this way: “Beginning at this place on this day, I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth — messages that are authentic, edifying and praiseworthy — and literally to sweep the […]

VIDEO: Elder Bednar calls Saints to ‘flood the earth’ using social media

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles invited members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to share “authentic, edifying and praiseworthy” messages on social media websites today at a BYU Education Week devotional held in the Marriott Center. Watch the full broadcast here, beginning at approximately 15:30. “I […]

Following the prophets is now literally a possibility on Twitter

Following the prophets just became a little more literal. As of Sunday night, Elder M. Russell Ballard became the first apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to tweet. And the followers came flooding in.   Thank you to all who tuned in to the devotional. It was a joy to be […]

Social Butterflies: Social media experts share marketing tips

  Status update: Social media experts are not a tough act to ‘follow’  BusinessQ: With Facebook turning 10 next year, how has social media changed the marketing landscape for Utah Valley companies?   Marty Haws, Social5: Social media is forcing business owners to look at how people gather information — which is totally different than […]

Getting social: Tips for monitoring your teen’s social media use

Don’t “Like” the idea of your teenager using social media? You’re not alone. Many parents are uncomfortable with their children using popular social networking sites and apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “I know a lot of parents are nervous about this new media landscape, and I am one of those parents,” said Sarah […]

UV moms rule the social media roost

Moms are power users of social media — this we know. And moms with mobile devices? Well, that’s just fuel for the fire. According to BabyCenter’s 2013 Social Mom Report, moms with mobile devices and Facebook pages access Facebook on their mobiles at least weekly in significantly higher numbers than their childless counterparts. Twitter? Same story. […]

Missing Alpine girl found

Update: Indica Huddleston was found around 6 p.m. Friday night in the Salt Lake Valley. Her family posted the following message on the Find Indica Huddleston Facebook page: “Thank you everyone for your support and help in finding Indica Huddleston. She has been found and is home safe and sound with her family. We appreciate […]