Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.
“Who wants to buy a picture with a dead child on it,” said Tomas van Houtryve, a National Geographic photographer, who recently surfaced several unauthorized Amazon phone case sales in a series of posts on Instagram. Continue reading
Instead of focusing on only hardships, a group of photographers living and working in Africa have started an Instagram campaign to show the rest of the world what life in Africa is really like. Saskia de Melker reports. Continue reading
“Museum Hack” aims to recruit a new wave of millennial visitors to museums in New York City. NewsHour Weekend tagged along at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to learn more. Here’s our behind-the-scenes look at the highly-“Instagramable” tour. Continue reading
NewsHour Weekend asks: How do you feel about the idea of making museums more appealing to millennials with unconventional museum tours? Continue reading
Mashable reported Wednesday that during a phone conference about Facebook’s purchase of virtual reality company Oculus VR, Mark Zuckerberg casually dropped the fact that Instagram now has two million users. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks with the Daily Download’s Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about the disconnect between President Obama’s Twitter support and public opinion poll data. They also look at the president’s efforts to push his administration’s policies on immigration and gun control on social media. Continue reading
For another discussion on how politicians use online tools, Jeffrey Brown is joined by journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download. They reflect on the impact of conservative “warrior” Andrew Breitbart, who was found dead Thursday, and examine how event staging is affecting campaigns this year. Continue reading