social media


Facebook borrows Apple's playbook to hype announcement

Jan 14, 2013
A mystery invitation to 'come and see what we're building' is generating plenty of buzz for Facebook.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile phone, social media

California passes social media privacy law

Dec 31, 2012
Under a new California law, it is illegal for employers or admissions officers to require applicants to hand over their social media usernames and passwords.
Posted In: social media, california, privacy, online privacy

Online privacy in 2013 and trading old school correspondence on

Dec 28, 2012
Gizmodo's managing editor Brian Barrett talks his tech predictions for 2013, and offers a new way to trade old school correspondence online.
Posted In: 2013, online privacy, social media, letters

Using social media in the bathroom

Dec 3, 2012
A third of 18- to 24-year-olds do.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, social media

Xbox's Orwellian patent, and when social media politics gets old

Nov 8, 2012
A new patent for Xbox Kinect might be trying to watch you for copyright owners, and users are getting tired of politics on social media, even though they're still posting about it.
Posted In: kinect, xbox 360, patents, social media

Behind the lyrics with Rap Genius

Oct 15, 2012
It's been called the "Wikipedia of rap", and it just got $15 million dollars in venture capital funding. is a rising star website which allows people to post annotations on the meanings behind song lyrics.
Posted In: social media, Music

Myspace: Will a redesign resurrect the site?

Sep 25, 2012
Myspace has a slick new look, according to a new promotional video--but can that bring it back to its former social media glory?
Posted In: Tech, MySpace, social media, Justin Timberlake

Death of the PC, the Winklevii's other Social Network, and tech ed in New York

Sep 18, 2012
The personal computer is dead, and more on the future of tech from New York City
Posted In: Facebook, social media, Winklevoss, Wall Street, high school

Report: People don't retweet candidates on the economy

Aug 15, 2012
But they do retweet them on anything else. Social media research indicates that voters might be in the mood for a broader discussion.
Posted In: Obama, romney, social media, Twitter, YouTube, according to a recent study

Not so bright idea: Fake Twitter followers

Aug 7, 2012
Mitt Romney's Twitter account had a recent spike in new followers, leading to speculation that his campaign had bought fake followers. Is this really a business?
Posted In: Twitter, fake accounts, social media