Kyla Scanlon wants to remind us that "people are the economy"

May 30, 2024
Scanlon explains her philosophy of economic education in this excerpt from her book, "In This Economy? How Money & Markets Really Work."
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Will Reddit's IPO bet pay off?

May 7, 2024
We’ll get quarterly results from Reddit after the bell today, the first chance to see the company's earnings since its stock market debut back in March.
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The truth about Truth Social

The media company is basically a meme stock, but it's helping former President Trump accumulate wealth.
"This is a small company that is not growing and is losing money hand over fist," said Jay Ritter of the University of Florida.
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The TikTok ban is poised to make the U.S.-China divide even starker

Apr 23, 2024
"You sort of have these two parallel internets that are existing in both countries," says WSJ technology reporter Meghan Bobrowsky.
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Not everyone who lives in a "news desert" would describe it that way

And those attitudes about local information ecosystems may provide insight into solutions for news deserts.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found that people living in news deserts often turn to social media for information.
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For some small businesses, creating content is big business

Nov 8, 2023
Many small business owners rely on content creation to boost sales, promote their brands and even generate additional revenue.
Video production on social media is a mainstay of content for small businesses. Sometimes it's meant to promote their offerings, but sometimes the content itself generates revenue.
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Yes, young people can fall victim to scams

Anti-scam education “is not information to just pass on to your grandmother,” says Emma Fletcher of the Federal Trade Commission.
Rip-off schemes involving investments, jobs and online shopping usually target younger people, says Emma Fletcher, senior data researcher at the Federal Trade Commission.
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For public good, not for profit.

LinkedIn's "wholesome" vibe could be making it popular with teens

Oct 18, 2023
In addition to getting career boosts, young people like the platform for its positive tone, says journalist Anya Kamenetz.
"I got responses from, like, 65 teenagers," says journalist Anya Kamenetz. "And I just was so surprised to see LinkedIn coming up again and again."
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New research quantifies why you want to quit social media but can't

All that's keeping some of us on social media is basically the fear of missing out. That raises larger questions about its value.
Do people get a lot out of being on social media, or do we stay on these platforms simply because everyone else does and we don't want to miss out?
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There's a corner of the internet where YouTubers read strangers' obituaries. Why?

"It's quite a tasteless pursuit, but it seems as though it's a pursuit driven by desperation, like they are casting around looking for ways to make money online," WIRED reporter Kate Knibbs said of the YouTube obituary pirates.
Searching the name of a recently deceased person can bring up a flood of these YouTube obituary videos.
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