Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 612-673-4758
Katie Humphrey is the digital life reporter for features. Katie has also covered Dakota County and a gaggle of south metro suburbs. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie covered cops, courts and city hall at the Austin American-Statesman. She studied journalism and Spanish (she’s fluent) at Northwestern University.

Recent content from Katie Humphrey

Do we want privacy or free stuff? Both

Internet users feel they’ve lost control of their personal information — but that doesn’t stop them from handing it out.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 03:39 PM

DrinkFly app delivers alcohol to your door

It’s cold. You’re hunkered down at home in a nest of cozy blankets. Wouldn’t a warm adult beverage be nice?...

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 04:12 PM

Q&A with Minnesota woman behind viral Bye Felipe Instagram

A woman from Minnesota created a wildly popular Instagram account to spotlight online abuse.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 01:14 PM

Minnesota bloggers connect in real life at #MnBlogCon

The fifth annual conference offered a day of networking, keynote speeches, WordPress tech help and a photographer taking professional headshots in exchange for donations to an animal shelter.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 05:28 PM

Online harassment is routine among adults

Adults regularly face harassment online, from name-calling and embarrassment to threats of violence. Cruelty isn’t unique to the Internet, but the anonymity and accessibility it offers feed online attacks.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 09:46 AM

Somebody app: Deliver text messages in person

Miranda July and the Walker Art Center want smartphone users to bring their instant messaging into the real world.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 06:19 PM

Dating app Hinge matches friends of Facebook friends

Hinge, a dating app that launched in the Twin Cities Tuesday, draws from friends of Facebook friends to suggest matches in your geographic area.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 07:07 PM

Pushing 'play' on podcasts

They’re older than the first iPhone, but podcasts are finally hitting the mainstream.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 02:49 PM

Explore Minnesota strikes a social media nerve with #OnlyinMN

Explore Minnesota’s latest social media campaign is pressing all the right buttons.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 02:59 PM

What happens to your digital life after death? Don't leave it to chance

About #AlwaysOn: A weekly look at all things Internet, from top apps and social media stars to goofy memes and tech breakthroughs.

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 09:29 AM

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