From Boston to Portland, Oregon, social media users in more than 120 cities across the United States and in Canada took to Twitter and Tumblr with details on marches and prayer vigils following the Ferguson grand jury announcement.
By Larisa Epatko
Twitter suspended the accounts of hundreds more pro-Islamic State group users this week. And some users have put up a defense -- in the form of a kitten.
Tenure isn't all it's cracked up to be, argues Denise Cummins. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where Cummins used to teach as an adjunct, recently rescinded a job offer made to professor Steven Salaita -- even though he had…
The owner of a wedding photo lost during the Sept. 11 attacks was identified thanks to a Boston woman who has been posting the image online for years.
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…
By Nora Daly
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?…
By Charles Pulliam-Moore
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%…
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.
By Nora Daly
On your next vacation you could sleep in a stranger’s house, ride in a different stranger’s car, and do it all while a person you’ve never met watches your dog.
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