social media


Jon Ronson speaks QED conference in February 2011 in Manchester, England.

Jon Ronson on the renaissance of public shaming

Apr 17, 2015
Dealing with collective outrage in the digital age.
Posted In: Jon Ronson, public media, social media, authors, Books, public shaming, trolling, Internet

The cost of keeping social media sites in check

Mar 16, 2015
Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter to censor everything from trolls (which can really hurt engagement) to ISIS.
Posted In: social media, online bullying, isis, Facebook
Latest investors value the teen-fad social media company Snapchat at $19 billion.

Snapchat's secret to success

Feb 23, 2015
What makes Snapchat popular could be the hard-to-use user interface.
Posted In: Snapchat, Facebook, social media
Latest investors value the teen-fad social media company Snapchat at $19 billion.

Here's why Snapchat has doubled in value

Feb 18, 2015
The app's value went from $10 billion to $19 billion in a year. What changed?
Posted In: Snapchat, investors, social media
The Pinterest logo.

Pinterest opens a door to advertisers

Jan 2, 2015
But will users be happy when Pinterest takes a turn toward online mall?
Posted In: Pinterest, advertisements, social media
Police guard the Ferguson Police Department while demonstrators wait for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case.

Social media & social justice in the wake of Ferguson

Nov 28, 2014
The story first broke online, and social media have been a force throughout.
Posted In: Ferguson, protests, Twitter, Facebook, social media

How to use social media as a last-minute travel agent

Nov 28, 2014
A well-timed tweet can help you snag the last seat on the next flight out.
Posted In: air travel, social media, holiday travel
Carnival Corp. & Plc's Glory cruise ship stands docked prior to departure at the Port of Miami.

Carnival Corp. aims for a new set of customers

Nov 19, 2014
The cruise company wants the public’s help through social media.
Posted In: carnival, cruise, cruise ships, social media, crowdsourcing

How seasonal hiring really works

Oct 31, 2014
Companies are relying more on social media.
Posted In: fedex, holiday shopping, seasonal hiring, social media
The Twitter Inc. logo is seen at the reception area inside the company's headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.

Should Twitter have to measure up to Facebook?

Oct 28, 2014
Twitter takes a hit because of slow growth in what counts to investors: users.
Posted In: Twitter, ad sales, investors, social media