Kate Starbird, a graduate student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, studies the use of Twitter during crises. When she and the other UC researchers heard about the massive earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12, all they could do for the first two days was what everyone else was doing: watch the horrible images in the news and read about it as a devastating event rather than as a research subject. Continue reading
After looking back at technological advancements during the last decade, Ray Suarez talks to an expert panel about how technology may shape our lives in the next ten years. Continue reading
Author Rick Moody has just published a new short story titled “Some Contemporary Characters.” But the delivery system was unusual: The story was “published” on a Twitter feed in serial tweets every 10 – 20 minutes over three days, with a few reported kinks in transmission.
Thousands of opposition supporters gathered in the Iranian capital of Tehran to mourn the deaths of demonstrators killed after last week’s disputed presidential election. ITN’s Channel 4 news correspondent Lindsey Hilsum reports. Continue reading
Social media Web sites like Twitter and Facebook are playing an important role in political protests rippling through Iran. Margaret Warner speaks with experts about how such social networking sites are affecting Tehran’s political scene. Continue reading
As pro-government forces in Iran try to quell protests over last week’s disputed presidential election, supporters of reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are taking their fight to social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, reports Lindsey Hilsum of ITN Channel 4. Continue reading
It’s the weekend again and with the NewsHour dark, there’s no chance to answer questions. So I thought I’d post a couple of things that might interest you. I’m in San Francisco for the annual meeting of economists for a … Continue reading