In an effort to learn more about her third grade students, Colorado-based teacher Kyle Schwartz prompted them to tell her: what I wish my teacher knew.
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.
What’s the cost of being constantly connected through social media? A new book, “Terms of Service” examines the erosion of privacy in the digital era. Author Jacob Silverman sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what data is being tracked, stored and sold. Continue reading
Scott Simon is known as the voice of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, but he also gained an audience when he used Twitter to document his mother’s final days. His 140-character observances of the life and death of his mother led to a new book, “Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother and the Lessons of a Lifetime.” Simon joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation. Continue reading
The New York Times reported this week that Facebook will start working with news organizations to publish content directly to the social network. Among those currently in talks are Buzzfeed, National Geographic and the New York Times.
Washington, DC (March 16, 2015) — The PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, continues to see impressive gains, both in terms of broadcast viewers and online visitors. In February 2014, NewsHour relaunched its website, and in the … Continue reading
Social media, email and bank accounts often remain active even after their owner dies, meaning valuable information can become vulnerable — especially when estate managers can’t access these accounts. While digital estate planning has its own set of complications, the drive to increase awareness for social media users of all ages has led to legislative action. And now, Facebook has introduced its own solution to the problem. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
Saturday, March 14, is a special holiday for math-lovers. Known as Pi Day, a holiday meant to celebrate the mathematical constant pi. This irrational number is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius, and it starts with 3.1415926535897…the numbers continue at random into infinity.