Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 952-746-3286
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

Facebook changing way we grieve

Grieving family members might find comfort in sharing old stories on Facebook timelines, but it can be jarring to see photos of a dead friend reposted on Facebook months later.

Updated: February 17, 2013, - 09:53 AM

First comes love, then comes tech

A love connection with too many digital connections runs the risk of a short circuit. The trick is finding the...

Updated: February 13, 2013, - 02:30 PM

Is Vine the next big thing in social media?

With help from Twitter, a new video app is turning smartphone users into wannabe filmmakers. Cats and food, beware.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 03:42 PM

Science Museum creates a social scene with smarts

Try this experiment: Mix adults with cocktails, dim the lights at the Science Museum of Minnesota and watch the party unfold. It's all part of a regular 21-plus event at the museum called "Social Science."

Updated: February 05, 2013, - 06:30 PM

Forget literature: Facebook updates linger in memory

Researchers say people are better at remembering quotidian quips like “I hate Mondays!” than the best of William Shakespeare, or Tom Clancy, for that matter.

Updated: February 01, 2013, - 02:53 PM

Justin Bieber takes Twitter crown from Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is no longer Queen of the Twitterverse.Who dethroned her? Justin Bieber, of course.The Biebs now reigns supreme as...

Updated: January 27, 2013, - 06:01 PM

Frustrated parents say app ratings fall short

Amid debate over standards, kids have easy access to violent and sexual content.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 08:45 AM

Sneeze, cough and consult Dr. Google

One in three Americans goes online in search of a diagnosis when sick, usually starting at a search engine.

Updated: January 21, 2013, - 10:26 AM

App solemnly swears to show the inaugural

The first inauguration mobile app lets people watch festivities in D.C., wherever they are.

Updated: January 20, 2013, - 07:05 PM

Miss a message? Check the 'other' inbox

Updated: January 16, 2013, - 06:09 PM

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