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Social media changes the way the news covers conflicts around the world

November 20th, 2014 at 5:04 pm » Comments Off

Web Summit conference in Dublin. Social media has changed the way news organizations cover conflicts around the world, but traditional journalistic values are still vital. These were the conclusions from a panel at the Web Summit conference in Dublin. The conference featured representatives from Time, Vice News and News Corporation-owned social curation service Storyful.   […]



Why high schools should teach social media skills to students

November 15th, 2014 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Social media is a very real and ongoing aspect of our everyday lives. Recently, there has been some discussion on what schools should be teaching students. The United Kingdom announced last month to add cybersecurity to its curriculum in response to a lack of education in the field and the rising industry skills gap.    



French Twitter users can now tweet payments using S-money service

October 28th, 2014 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Twitter users can tweet a payment to their followers. Twitter users in France can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country’s second-largest banking service.    



Top 7 social media psychology studies that will make us better marketers

August 21st, 2014 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Social media is changing the way we relate to each other. Social media is still a young and new form of communication. It’s too early to take anything as a given, so we’re all experimenting, testing and learning together. New studies and research are showing us more about how social media is changing the way we relate to […]



Should employers monitor their employees’ social media?

May 13th, 2014 at 9:06 am » Comments Off

39% of employers dig into candidates on social sites. Should employers be looking into how people live their lives through social media? It’s becoming an increasingly important question. The number of people fired over social-media posts is rising, and many employers look closely at a job candidate’s online presence before making a decision.    



Conversnitch: Listening device planted in public locations post straight to Twitter

April 30th, 2014 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

Conversnitch Everyone eavesdrops but few people will admit to it. However, two artists decided to bring the popular pastime into the digital age, with a lamp that can listen in on conversations and post the juiciest details straight to Twitter. Kyle McDonald and Brian House created Conversnitch to raise the issue of privacy in a world where internet-connected […]



Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires

March 24th, 2014 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

After banning Twitter last week, the actions of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have failed spectacularly. Immediately following Turkey’s ban, Twitter issued an SMS workaround. Then,  “#TwitterisblockedinTurkey” became a globally trending topic on Twitter.    



Twitter can predict major events: Study

February 21st, 2014 at 1:20 pm » Comments Off

According to a new study, Twitter’s data-gathering ways can be used to predict big. potentially world-shaking events. Nathan Kallus, a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, analyzed thousands of tweets associated with the 2013 coup in Egypt, and claims that the social unrest associated with it was, in fact, predictable ahead of time.    



Facebook watches how you watch TV

February 15th, 2014 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

80% of Facebook’s TV “chatter” comes through mobile devices. Facebook competes with Twitter in the budding social media analytics market with their trove of user data. In a report produced in conjunction with SecondSync, a social media television analytics firm, Facebook breaks down anonymized user data surrounding television shows by a variety of measures such as […]



Top 12 social and content careers to watch in 2014

December 30th, 2013 at 3:21 pm » Comments Off

Social media (and all the content creation that comes with it) is a hot place to be. It has been quite a year for the startup community and social and technology-related businesses. In just a few months, Twitter went public, Google Glass showed up on our train route to work, and YouTube hosted ‘live’ music video awards.   […]



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