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  • December 12, 2012  

    Gwen Ifill talks to the Daily Download’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about news via social media, including a video by Alan Simpson calling on Americans to use social media to express their views on budget deal negotiations. Plus the Pope — someone with a lot of followers even before joining Twitter — starts tweeting. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2012  

    The campaigns are pushing their last get-out-the-vote drive on social media and via email. If you’re online, you are probably being tracked by the Romney and Obama campaigns, who use browsing history to target voters. Margaret Warner gets the scoop from Daily Download’s Howard Kurtz. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2012  

    The Obama campaign has bought ad time during video games, while Mitt Romney has been using social media to target specific voters to encourage early voting. Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download talk to Judy Woodruff about new advertising outlets and a plethora of polls showing President Obama in the lead. Continue reading

  • August 21, 2012  

    Apple became the highest valued company ever when its stock reached a new high. Meanwhile, Facebook stock has lost about half its value since its May IPO. Jeffrey Brown discusses the Apple boom and the Facebook bust with Ted Schadler of Forrester Research and Richard Sylla from the New York University Stern School of Business. Continue reading

  • July 31, 2012  

    Using hashtags like #NBCFail, Olympics fans have tweeted complaints of delayed and incomplete programming and streaming restrictions for the London Games. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today’s Christine Brennan and The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir about how online viewers are experiencing NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympics. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2012  

    Mitt Romney traveled to the U.K. this week on a tour to bolster his foreign policy credentials. But Romney stumbled when he made comments doubting London’s capability to host the Games. Daily Download’s Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz talk to Margaret Warner about what social media users think about Mitt Romney’s trip so far. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2012  

    Part of his Making Sen$e of financial news series, economic correspondent Paul Solman speaks with author and longtime media blogger Rory O’Connor about social media security, privacy violations and what, if anything, could take Facebook down. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2012   BY  

    Founded in 2005, Facebook’s social network has changed our relationships with friends, family and co-workers, created a new playground for politics, and altered the rules for media, culture and advertising. This timeline chronicles the evolution of the social media giant.

  • May 18, 2012  

    The public sale of Facebook shares on Friday didn’t soar as some had expected. Margaret Warner talks to Arvind Bhatia of Sterne Agee and Rob Cox of Reuters’ Breakingviews about what Facebook needs to do to keep its audience and advertisers. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2012  

    As part of an ongoing series on how candidates use social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Daily-Download.com discuss how President Obama and Mitt Romney use YouTube to bypass the “gatekeepers,” or mainstream media, and get constituents to watch their campaign videos. Continue reading

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