Social media’s role as a major source of breaking news during important events increases with each big story, with last summer’s unrest in Iran serving as a tipping point for information exchange using services like Twitter. The New York Times– a standard-setter for old media and “the paper of record”- can tend toward the conservative…Continue Reading ›
Never a stranger to controversy, Courtney Love should be lauded for her unique ability to use new and emerging technologies to get into more legal trouble. A complaint filed late last week in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Love of libel, and details statements the rocker made on Twitter accusing one of her former attorneys…Continue Reading ›
Kids these days. Would you pick the being able to Facebook and Twitter over the ability to detect the scent of a gas leak, smoldering candle or other potentially dangerous smell? Then you’re old, according to a new study titled Truth on Youth. 7,000 whippersnappers were surveyed for the study, across seven countries- the UK,…Continue Reading ›
At this point, competing with Facebook is going to be like competing with oxygen as the main source of breathable substances for humans. Then again, a few years back, it seemed MySpace wasn’t doomed for the devastating fall it endured, and here we are. Former Myspace Music CTO Dmitry Shapiro is out to challenge the…Continue Reading ›
One of the best aspects of social media is that it gets your biggest fans and followers talking about your service, product or site. But the “sharing” aspect only works in your favor when you’ve been good, and as Urban Outfitters shamefully learned this week, the power of social media is a hella sharp double-edged…Continue Reading ›
If you like the Comedy Central roasts, you might appreciate this social network version with Lisa Lampanelli and Gilbert Gottfried playing the parts of Foursquare and Twitter, respectively.