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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
73 percent of teens expect their next smartphone to be the iPhone.
Created by Piper Jaffray, the ‘Taking Stock With Teens’ study from the spring of 2014, has been followed by the Fall 2014 edition of the study that was published last week with a particularly harsh outlook for social networking giant Facebook. When teens were asked what social network they typically use, only 45 percent responded with Facebook. That’s down from 72 percent responding Facebook just six months ago.
Whether, you’re using an iOS or Android device, you are able to turn off most of the tracking mechanisms.
The lifespan of the tracking cookie is about to expire. With the rapid emergence of mobile devices. Facebook, Google, and Apple have turned to new and more potent methods for advertisers to keep track of you across multiple devices.
Facebook internet delivery drone.
Facebook is pushing toward thousands of solar-powered internet delivering drones. They will have the wingspan of a jumbo jet and fly at 17 mile height. The semi-autonomous drones will be the size of jumbo jets which will fly 17 miles above the Earth to provide wireless internet access to the four billion people currently unable to get online. They want to fly them for months and years at a time. The drones will need to rise above the weather, flying at between 60,000 and 90,000 feet – around 17 miles above the ground.
A map of Facebook fans of NFL teams across the United States
In the first regular season NFL football game of the season last week, the Seattle Seahawks crushed the Green Bay Packers. One way of looking at that: The 46 players wearing Seattle Seahawks uniforms had a higher score than the 46 players in Green Bay Packers uniforms, in a nationally televised game of American football.
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 one another, share information and even form our identities.
It’s important to start back in the fall of 2010 if you want to understand the strange but spectacularly profitable world of Google and Facebook today. Facebook was a rising start four years ago. They had built the ultimate social walled garden — almost a separate alternative to the Internet at large.