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.
The dress seen ‘round the world last week has made a reappearance in a new Salvation Army campaign in South Africa.
Facebook, the site where members carefully curate memories of life’s most important milestones, announced Thursday it will allow users to put their online affairs in order and decide what happens to their profiles once their status can no longer be … Continue reading
Do you remember where you were during key moments of Sunday’s Super Bowl? If the answer was on Twitter, then you were not alone. Continue reading
With the advent of new media, journalists have the opportunity to communicate more directly with their audiences. Is traditional media taking advantage of this opportunity? Where do traditional journalism and initiatives like #YouTubeAsksObama overlap and what different needs do they fill? Continue reading
The number of television viewers of the State of the Union address has shrinking, but online, there’s a growing interest. How is the Obama administration tapping into social media to keep the American public engaged? Judy Woodruff speaks with the Kori Schulman, director of online engagement at the White House, about reaching new audiences and the political benefits of speaking with YouTube stars. Continue reading
In a social media push by the White House, three popular YouTube users were invited to interview President Obama following the State of the Union. Brian Donahue of CRAFT Media/Digital, William Powers of the MIT Media Lab and YouTube entrepreneur Hank Green discuss with Judy Woodruff how social media and platforms like YouTube may affect the reach and effectiveness of the president’s message. Continue reading