An Australian teen who was reported missing on Sept. 18 has been found after revealing her whereabouts on Facebook. As Queensland police sought the public’s...
Citizen Journalism Empowered by New Social Media Tools
It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their... Read more
First Black Miss Alabama Kalyn Chapman James Makes Controversial Comments on Dallas Shooting
The first black Miss Alabama, Kalyn Chapman James, is under fire for describing the man who shot five Dallas police officers as a “martyr.” In... Read more
Islamic State’s Twitter Traffic Drops Amid US Efforts
WASHINGTON—The Islamic State’s Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have... Read more
Facebook’s Latest News Feed Tweak: This Time, It’s Personal
NEW YORK—Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it’s... Read more
Social Media Erupts as Lionel Messi Says He Will Retire
After missing a penalty kick and losing the Copa America final at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on June 26, soccer superstar Lionel Messi... Read more
Social Media Boosts Democrats at House Sit-In, but Will It Impact Gun Control?
The Democrats’ sit-in overnight on Wednesday, June 22, looked successful on social media, but is unlikely to impact gun control before the election, say experts. ... Read more
Navy Veteran Receives Apology Note After Being Shamed for Parking in Vets-Only Space
A veteran who found a note on her windshield saying she should “learn to read & have some respect” after she parked in a designated veteran’s... Read more
Why Has Microsoft Paid $26B for Business Networking Platform LinkedIn?
Many people will have heard of LinkedIn: the social networking site aimed at professionals looking for a platform for business networking. Many more will have... Read more
Social Media Is Changing Our Digital News Habits—but to Varying Degrees in US and UK
Digital technology has dramatically reshaped the news and media industries in the past decade. We’ve left behind a world where established news brands could rely... Read more
Woman Keeps Homeless Man’s Cart Safe After He Collapses
Dana Lee Calabrese of Hollywood, California, was walking to dinner on April 30 when suddenly a homeless man collapsed in the middle of the street—right... Read more
Facebook Unveils Global Suicide Prevention Tool, Will Review Concerning Posts
As people mirror their lives through social media more and more, Facebook is trying to use its vast reach to help stem the tide of suicides beleaguering... Read more
Russian Hacker Tries to Sell 33 Million Twitter Accounts, 123456 Is Most Popular Password
Almost 33 million Twitter accounts have been hacked and the data posted online for sale, according to leakedsource.com. The data was posted on dark web, closed-off... Read more
Muhammad Ali: Mourning Another Great in the Age of Social Media
iaIn their 1998 song Destiny Calling, British indie band James combined a satirical glance at the contemporary nature of media celebrity with a sense of... Read more
Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest Hacked—LinkedIn Leak or Weak Password to Blame?
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked on Sunday, June 5. A post appeared on Zuckerberg’s Twitter account (@finkd) on Sunday reading... Read more
Can YOU Find the Six Gardening Terms Disguised in This Brainteaser?
Six gardening terms are hidden throughout an idyllic scene depicting a family hard at work in their plot of land. The agricultural-themed cartoon includes various... Read more
Can You Solve This Control Room Riddle That’s Baffling the Internet?
One of the latest riddles to circulate online is leaving many internet users baffled. In the riddle from TED-Ed, you are a top spy attempting... Read more