Social media, email and bank accounts can remain active even after their owner dies, meaning valuable information can become vulnerable — especially when estate managers can’t access these accounts. NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan reports on the complications surrounding digital estate planning and the drive to increase awareness through legislative action. Continue reading
Starting this week, Facebook users may have noticed “Facecast,” a one-minute video update of world news hosted by ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir. The partnership is the first of its kind — a short newscast exclusively for a social media site. Continue reading
Is an angry online post a real threat or an exercise of free speech? The Supreme Court will determine whether a man’s violence-filled rants on Facebook about his ex-wife — posts that led to his arrest — are protected by the First Amendment. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the case with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal. Continue reading
The justices will hear arguments Monday in the case of a man who was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for posting graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent. Continue reading
The Facebook Data Science team compiled “anonymized, aggregate data” from the status updates of users in the United States — drawing from entries that participated in a status challenge asking friends and families to share what they are most thankful for.
Facebook and Apple are now among the first Silicon Valley tech companies to cover the expense of egg freezing procedures for employees, NBC News reported.
If you think your Facebook NewsFeed or Twitter timeline is becoming an echo chamber of the same material, you’re right. According to a new Pew Research Center report on the role of social media in civil discourse, Facebook might not be the best place to have a lively debate on a difficult topic. Continue reading
Hashtag activism is a term coined to describe the use of viral hashtags on social media to raise awareness and foster discussion about specific issues and causes, but can it affect real change? Continue reading