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July 17th, 2015 at 1:37 pm

5 charts that show social media’s growing influence on news consumption

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Efforts to draw in readers and court publishers are paying off for Facebook and Twitter as their role in news consumption continues to rise.   Continue Reading »

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July 13th, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Zuckerberg: The next frontier for digital communications is telepathy

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What futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in, besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence?  Oh, you know, telepathy.   Continue Reading »

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July 7th, 2015 at 3:26 pm

How artificial intelligence will show you the perfect facebook posts

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Facebook’s three AI labs are working on a way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests.   Continue Reading »

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June 29th, 2015 at 7:56 pm

The 5 trends that will change how social media is used in 2015

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According to a recent Duke University study, social media spending at companies, currently represents 9% of marketing budgets, and that’s forecast to rise to nearly 25% within five years, but half of marketers interviewed said they couldn’t show what impact social media had on their business – at all.   Continue Reading »

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May 28th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Facebook banking

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Money, one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet, is being changed by technology.  The demand for a globally accepted digital currency has been shown by the rise of Bitcoin.   Continue Reading »

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April 18th, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Millennials love Snapchat

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This year in the US 95% of 18 to 24 year old internet users will log on to a social network via any device at least once per month.  Recent research by comScore Media Metrix shows, Snapchat usage skews heavily toward this group.   Continue Reading »

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March 24th, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Greenwald: iPhone encryption ‘petrified’ NSA

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Glenn Greenwald, the writer who first reported on Edward Snowden’s stolen files, says that stronger encryption in Apple’s iPhones and on websites like Facebook has “petrified” the U.S. government because it has made it harder to spy on communications.   Continue Reading »

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February 18th, 2015 at 6:13 pm

14 extraordinary Instagram stats

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Photo-sharing app Instagram has grown from internet infant to social media star in its 5 year existence.  Instagram has surpassed Twitter in popularity among U.S. adults, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.   Continue Reading »

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February 16th, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Report: Children’s digital skills don’t match their confidence levels

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Most children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 percent do not know how report abuse on social networking sites.   Continue Reading »

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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Facebook: $227B global economic impact from 1.35B users

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According to a new report commissioned by Facebook and conducted by Deloitte, the social networking site had a global economic impact of $227 billion and indirectly created 4.5 million jobs in 2014.  Continue Reading »

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