Anti-bullying software can now detect even subtly hurtful comments on social media sites, as machine learning works to discourage teens from insulting each other online.
Two Colorado developers built an app to track the state’s raging wildfires, using the power of crowdsourced social media to keep people connected in emergencies.
An Occupy protestor’s tweets are the center of a legal maelstrom, sparking controversy over privacy on Twitter.
Social media is changing comedy, giving both fledgling and established comics instantaneous, wide exposure while pressuring them to take part in a distracting and potentially career-damaging set of online behaviors.
Facebook can pick your face out from a crowd, as the increase of facial recognition software on smartphones and social media could prove to be privacy kryptonite.
Twitter is gaining new fans: terrorists.
Facebook is amassing the most comprehensive record of human interaction yet recorded — will it merely log user behavior, or change it?
Sweden is letting its citizens manage its official Twitter account, and the results paint a picture of a freewheeling, unembarrassed citizenry.
Everloop Goobit, a strictly-for-kids social network, aims to attract parents and kids with privacy and safety elements that may help the startup gain a niche in the social media race.
How many social networks can the public handle? The founders of Napster hope to add another to the mix, but their video-based offering could fall flat.