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

Online harassment is routine - and often expected - 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 23, 2014, - 12:41 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

Social network started by Mpls. man aims for elite status with $9k fee

It could be a story from “The Onion”: Join an online country club for the elite, memberships starting at $9,000. Except it’s true.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 02:13 PM

What exactly is 'the cloud'? Answer's not over your head

The cloud is a pretty vague concept for a lot of people, even if they won’t admit it. Consider it part of the ever-changing technology universe we use daily but don’t really understand. Let’s clear that up.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 09:57 AM

Step up your online security smarts

We’re continually told to lock down our digital lives. It’s time we start listening.Another day, another headline about data spilled...

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 01:36 PM

Who wants to wear a smartwatch?

With Apple’s arrival on the smartwatch scene, will high-tech watches catch on? There's lots of buzz around smartwatches, but it's still unclear if anyone will buy them.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:36 PM

The local tastemaker behind Wit & Delight hits social media stardom

After amassing millions of followers, social media tastemaker Kate Arends Peters is opening up about the parts of life that aren’t Pinterest-perfect.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 08:12 AM

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