Google patents social media helper

If maintaining your presence on social media is becoming a burden, Google may be able to help.

The rise of phubbing - aka phone snubbing

When it comes to smartphones, tablets and other mobile delights, many of us have the unfortunate tendency to behave like teenagers: prodding and poking our shiny toy to the exclusion of anyone and anything else. 

Brilliant, Innovative CEO Just Wrote Words 'Social Media' On Whiteboard And Underlined It

BOSTON—During this morning's marketing meeting at Dwyer Publishing, Inc., CEO Eric McCulloch astounded and amazed his staff by writing the phrase 'Social Media' on a whiteboard in black pen and underlining it. According to sources, McCulloch's virtuoso whiteboard performance has forever rendered traditional advertising pointless and obsolete, and ...

A tool to catch sarcasm online - sounds great....

French company Spotter is going to help the British Home Office identify sarcastic comments posted online.

Social media prompted cops to release bombers' pictures

Last week, thousands of people took to social media in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, hoping to help identify the perpetrators. 

FTC warns marketers over social media ads

The small print may need to get smaller: the Federal Trade Commission says that even tweeted ads need to abide by the rules and make clear and conspicuous disclosures.

A Social Media Standoff

One of my all time favorite movies is Dog Day Afternoon, which was based on the true story of a botched bank robbery in New York.

FBI wants to scrape Twitter worldwide

The FBI is considering continuously monitoring all social media sites on a global basis, and is looking for help.

Claim: Facebook is making us miserable

For most people Facebook is a fun social networking site that allows them to communicate with friends and family.

Glam Media buys Ning for fraction of former valuation

Ning - the social media platform launched six years ago by entrepreneur Marc Andreessen - is to be acquired by fashion site owner Glam Media.

Arab Spring really was social media revolution

After analyzing more than three million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study has concluded that the Arab Spring truly was fueled by social media.

TwitPic founder teases Twitter with new social network launch

Would you join a new social network, with all the hassle that entails, just to save yourself from having to click a button to refresh your stream of tweets?

Is social media good or bad for kids?

As you probably already know, social networking can be either good or bad for kids. But if you secretly conduct preventive surveillance over your child’s social media, you might be wasting your time.

Cyber-harassment 'worse than harassment in person'

Being cyberstalked is more stressful and traumatic than being stalked in person, a new study has found.

Gingrich accused of buying followers, Twittergate ensues

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich was recently accused of buying followers on Twitter, a charge the Gingrich camp fervently denies.

Gender can be guessed from a Tweet

Algorithms can do a lot these days. A group of researchers claims to have developed one that allows them to guess the gender of someone using Twitter.

Microsoft apologizes for tasteless Amy Winehouse tweet

Microsoft's UK Twitter account "@Tweetbox360" committed the ultimate social media faux pas Sunday.

Tweeting Steelers player sues over endorsement deal

Pro athletes who use Twitter often get themselves in trouble. Rashard Mendenhall is finding out that posting your opinions through tweets can cost you millions.  

New women joining Google+ sausage fest

It looks like Google+ might not be a social media sausage fest after all.

Pentagon tries to grok social media

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is stepping up its efforts to wage effective propaganda campaigns on various social networking sites.