Social Media

Tweets From Big Cities Show Location Still Matters


A new survey of Twitter users suggests that as global as the world’s major cities have become, the people in them tend to remain staunchly...

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    Could Social Media Stop the Next Terrorist Attack?

    WASHINGTON—Social media giants including Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any... Read more

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    Inspiring Teen With Swollen Leg Redefines Meaning of ‘Bikini-Body Ready’

    “For me beauty is not just on the outside. It’s on the inside,” Leclair says in the above video, which was produced for the YouTube... Read more

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    Heartbreaking Video Shows What Can Happen When Women Skip Makeup

    As you see in the above video from London-based beauty blogger Em Ford, a woman with acne is a prime target for disparaging comments. Hundreds... Read more

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    Wikipedia Is Completely Accurate and Unbiased—Do You Believe That?

    Wikipedia is a great resource for people who are aware of its shortcomings. It provides a useful service by bringing the general public a wealth... Read more

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    Study Shows the Paw-Sitive Effects of Watching Cat Videos

    According to, a website about video marketing, there are more than two million cat videos on YouTube. People have watched these videos more than... Read more

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    YouTube Is Going Into the News Business

    As a platform, YouTube has long been a clearinghouse for raw, newsworthy footage from around the world, from grainy shots of protests during the Arab... Read more

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    Twitter’s Dick Costolo Stepping Down as CEO

    SAN FRANCISCO—Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down, after critics squawked about the social messaging company’s disappointing financial performance—and its recent stock slide. Co-founder and... Read more

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    Photo of Wedding Guests in Face Masks Reveals Infectious Disease Fears

    Wedding dress? Check. Tux? Check. Face masks to protect guests from an infectious virus? Maybe. A photo from a young couple’s wedding in Seoul on Saturday... Read more

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    Why Does Social Media Advertising Fall Flat?

    Social media use has exploded over the past five years, with nearly three-quarters of all online adults using some social media network. Leading social media... Read more

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    Beware of New Facebook Scam: ‘Your Account Will Be Disabled!’

    Another day, another scam — but this one might have the potential to rope in unsuspecting people at an above average rate. A new wave of messages... Read more

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    Kids Have Wise Advice for People Who Are Insecure About Their Bodies

    Have hope, America. Not all of your teens and tweens are down with the painful-looking social media phenomenon, dubbed the “Kylie Jenner Challenge,” that went... Read more

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    Kim Kardashian’s Documentary Aims to Be the ‘Intervention’ of Mental Illness

    Kim Kardashian uses social media as a tool to promote her myriad projects to her more than 31 million followers on Twitter and Instagram. But for... Read more

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    The Social Graph Won’t Save Us From What’s Wrong With Online Reviews

    In early 2015, the Belfast Telegraph sent reporter Kim Kelly undercover to visit Northern Ireland’s “worst” hotel—according to its on online reputation. Kelly reported that... Read more

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    Finally Someone Explains What Our Emojis Mean

    Since last week, Instagram users have been able to use emojis as hashtags, as the yellow-colored emoticons increase in popularity. Along with the new feature,... Read more

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    Why Too Much Facebook Can Leave You Feeling Down

    “Comparison is the thief of joy,” said former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Spoken more than a century ago, Roosevelt’s words highlight a fundamental truth that... Read more

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    Facebook’s Weird State of Denial About News

    There will come a time when the giant American hi-tech companies which dominate social networking and internet search will be clear that they are something... Read more

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