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
Keep up with the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri, by following these journalists, local officials and individuals on the ground. It’s a story that has been at the forefront of the news, beginning with local protests Sunday, Aug. 10, the … Continue reading
Twitter has disclosed the number of its users that are actually human as opposed to account-holding, automated programs in its most recent quarterly filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the report, about 23 million — or 8.5% of Twitter’s monthly active users — hold accounts that are programmatically updated “without any discernible additional user-initiated action.” Continue reading
Twitter released the gender and ethnicity make-up of employees Wednesday, and by their admission, there is room for improvement.
Today is the anniversary of Twitter’s public launch. To celebrate this anniversary we’ve rounded up eight Twitter superlatives. Here are a few of the tweets (and accounts) that we felt earned a title in this past year. Continue reading
When the 2014 World Cup kicks off June 12, it may be scoring a new goal for Twitter.
Guilherme Ribenboim, Brazil’s general director for Twitter, said Tuesday that the microblogging company expects that the month-long international soccer competition will easily be the most tweeted event in the website’s history, eclipsing the 150 million tweets sent during the 2012 London Olympic Games. Continue reading
The Central Intelligence Agency made its debut on Twitter today.
Although the @CIA handle was created Feb. 24, the intelligence agency waited until today to tweet for the first time. Already the handle has garnered more than 110,000 followers as the tweet goes viral. Continue reading