Since the fall semester of my freshman year, I have noticed an interesting phenomenon among my classmates as well as in myself: it appears that we have forgotten how to hold a conversation. I walk into classrooms full of people I know and am greeted by the tops of their heads, not even looking up long enough to see who else is in the room. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- Twitter added employees to keep up with the huge number of reports received about accounts supporting the self-described Islamic State, the social media company said Friday. Twitter has been used by supporters of the militant group, also known as ISIS, to spread propaganda and recruit followers. Show More Summary
Extremist terrorist groups use social media to rally support around the world, using sites like Twitter to mobilize sympathizers into possible plots. But in a blog post today, Twitter says that kind of behavior flagrantly violates its terms of service, and reports that it’s suspended tens of thousands of primarily pro-ISIS accounts since May. Read more...
Chances are good you’re wasting time at work. A 2014 study by CareerBuilder found smartphone usage, browsing the Internet, using social media, and responding to email were all major factors in decreasing employee productivity. Nearly...Show More Summary
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn have become almost ubiquitous in our daily lives. The effect is so strong that today it is imperative for businesses to have a social presence. Yet, not all are using the true potential...Show More Summary
How are People Really Using Snapchat? [Infographic] When it comes to any medium, but social media in particular, we tend to assume that everyone uses it the way we do — or worse, the way we marketers want them to. Knowing how someone else uses a social platform is one of the first steps to [...]Show More Summary
Social media is constantly evolving -- it seems like there is always something new and exciting going on. Of course, it's also hard to keep up with sometimes. How do know which new channels to focus on, and how do you use what's out there to increase your social media presence? How do you separate the passing fads for emerging trends that will stick around?
Yesterday it was revealed that State and Federal Government agencies are monitoring the social media and eBay accounts of Centrelink recipients, and using that data to prosecute fraud claims against them. In response, The DepartmentShow More Summary
Sumita Dalmia has social media all figured out. The 27-year-old attorney and freelance social media manager has used Twitter to score nearly $10,000 worth of prizes, tickets, and merch — everything from VIP access to a Backstreet Boys concert after-party to a private dinner with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steven Koonin.…
Cambodians may not always agree with the decisions made by Prime Minister Hun Sen, but there’s at least one they do support: the use of Facebook and the Internet. In the past month, Hun Sen has encouraged civil servants to use smartphones and new technology, created his own mobile application and [...]
We think it’s safe to say that everyone probably uses some form or another of social media in their daily lives. No matter what forum, the techs in Silicon Valley make sure there is something to appeal to everyone. Social media, whether we like it or not, has become a part of our daily lives. Show More Summary
State and Federal agencies are using private investigators to conduct “optical surveillance” on members of the public, including monitoring the social media accounts of Centrelink recipients. This “open-source intelligence” is a growing trend, bringing questions about online privacy into the spotlight. More »
Plenty of people around the world use dating apps to search for a soul mate. Social media apps like Tinder have proven to be a great way to find a match, especially if you know what you’re doing. However, there seems to be a small problem. Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian is famous for, well, being famous. And the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star knows how to use that fame to get even more attention, from social media to the family’s reality show to photo shoots that break the Internet. Show More Summary
Many celebrities and influencers are using a new tool called SocialRank to discover and engage more personally with their fans and followers on social media.
Lunar New Year is one of the most celebrated events in the world, with billions of people taking part in festivals to mark the occasion across the globe. And given social media’s rise to prominence in our engagement and interactive processes, it’s interesting to see the part social platforms are now playing in the wider connectivity of the celebration.
Specs Age 40 Claim to fame Lead reporter for the NFL on CBS and NCAA basketball, as well as Super Bowl 50 sideline reporter Base New York Twitter @tracywolfson Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Tracy Wolfson: I wait until I get my three boys off to school before I consume any information. Show More Summary
Ben Smith: “A few years ago, we spent our time tweeting about what we saw on cable news. Now much of cable news amounts to reading Twitter aloud. Trump dominates and serves television, and he uses social media to program [...]
A Sacramento community college student has been arrested on suspicion of making threats on social media. The Sacramento Bee reports that the 19-year-old Cosumnes River College student was arrested Monday and booked on suspicion of making threats to commit a crime resulting in death or great bodily...
Ben Carson is accusing Ted Cruz's campaign of using "political tricks" to win Iowa. Carson has alleged that the Cruz campaign told voters via mailers, social media and surrogates at caucus sites that Carson was dropping out of the race,...Show More Summary