Social Media


This Is the Most Impressive Way to Stop Cyber-Bullying I’ve Ever Seen.

This Is the Most Impressive Way to Stop Cyber-Bullying I’ve Ever Seen.

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.
Kendra Srivastava in Innovations & Inventions



Discover the App That’ll Save Your House From a Wildfire.

Discover the App That’ll Save Your House From a Wildfire.

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.
Kendra Srivastava in Twitter



Why Twitter’s Privacy Fight Matters

Why Twitter’s Privacy Fight Matters

An Occupy protestor’s tweets are the center of a legal maelstrom, sparking controversy over privacy on Twitter.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Tweeting for Laughs: How the Internet Is Shaping Comedy

Tweeting for Laughs: How the Internet Is Shaping Comedy

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.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



How Facebook’s Face Recognition Challenges Privacy

How Facebook’s Face Recognition Challenges Privacy

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.
Kate Knibbs in Facebook



Twitter and Terrorists: The Battle Over Tweets

Twitter and Terrorists: The Battle Over Tweets

Twitter is gaining new fans: terrorists.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Will Facebook Use Data for Good or Evil?

Will Facebook Use Data for Good or Evil?

Facebook is amassing the most comprehensive record of human interaction yet recorded — will it merely log user behavior, or change it?
Kate Knibbs in Strategies & Solutions



How Swedes Make Twitter Sexy, Scandalous

How Swedes Make Twitter Sexy, Scandalous

Sweden is letting its citizens manage its official Twitter account, and the results paint a picture of a freewheeling, unembarrassed citizenry.
Kate Knibbs in Twitter



Everloop: A Social Network with Training Wheels

Everloop: A Social Network with Training Wheels

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.
Kendra Srivastava in Social Media



2 Reasons Airtime Is Headed for a Crash Landing

2 Reasons Airtime Is Headed for a Crash Landing

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.
Kate Knibbs in Social Media