15 years ago, the term social influencers wasn’t even on most people’s marketing radar. Social media was just a baby in 2003. The only sites worth mentioning were Myspace and LinkedIn until they were joined by Facebook in 2004. How things have changed. Show More Summary
Developers of platforms such as Facebook have admitted that they were designed to be addictive. Should we be following the executives’ example and going cold turkey – and is it even possible for mere mortals? Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t use Facebook like you or me. Show More Summary
A Georgia State University student-athlete who used a racial slur on social media post withdrew from the school Monday.
"As unprecedented numbers of people channel their political energy through this medium, it's being used in unforeseen ways with social repercussions that were never anticipated," says Facebook.
Facebook acknowledged Monday that widespread use of social media can be harmful to democracy, while pledging to work to minimize these risks.
Thaddaeus McAdams/Getty Rapper Offset, who is a part of the hip-hop group Migos, was heavily criticized on social media last week for using homophobic lyrics in YFN Lucci’s new song, “Boss Life.” His fiancée and fellow rap artist, Cardi B, came to his defense on Saturday night and feebly attempted to convince fans that the lyrics were not homophobic. Show More Summary
Children’s commissioners call for schools to tackle views of body image distorted by social media The children’s commissioners for England, Wales and Northern Ireland have expressed concern at the number of boys using anabolic steroids for cosmetic reasons. Show More Summary
There’s no better way to learn Spanish than to immerse yourself in the language. And a great way to do this is to spend time in a Spanish speaking country. But what if this isn’t possible for you? Not enough time, not enough money, too many kids, … The good news is you can now create your own immersion environment with social media. Show More Summary
Critics of free speech are using the same old arguments on new technologies. A. Barton Hinkle writes: The proper response to speech we don't like is not censorship but more speech, as the saying goes. But an increasing number of people seem to think things have gone too far. Show More Summary
A study released on Jan. 22 shows there is a correlation between how much happiness teens feel and time spent online, including texting and social media use.
Facebook said Monday that it fell short in preventing the social media network from being used for foreign meddling in the U.S. presidential election. New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical self-assessment...Show More Summary
(San Diego State University) Researchers found that teens who spent a lot of time in front of screen devices -- playing computer games, using more social media, texting and video chatting -- were less happy than those who invested time in non-screen activities like sports, reading newspapers and magazines, and face-to-face social interaction. Show More Summary
Christopher Jordan says, "The whole idea is using public art and social media to connect the black diaspora.... I see my work as supporting communities of color that have been disconnected — to have opportunities to engage, collaborate and share."
Anyone remember Ping — Apple’s “music-oriented social network,” the hot new thing back in 2010? No, we’re not surprised if you don’t. It flopped — hard — and shut down after just a couple years. Apple seems to have ceded the social media landscape to Facebook since then. Maybe that’s just as well for Apple, since Facebook has been […]
Cardi B has been taking heat from fans on social media over old videos in which she used words like "tranny" and "queer" to refer to other people — and now, she's addressing everything and apologizing (well, sort of) in a new livestream. In a video posted to her social media yesterday, the rapper talks about [...]
“I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on,” Cook told students at a college in Essex, England.
Researchers are working on algorithms that they hope could be used to detect cases of depression and PTSD.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — A city official in Indiana has resigned after a backlash over his social media post that used the same derogatory word to describe some countries as President Donald Trump reportedly said at the White House. Joe...Show More Summary