Facebook used to save the life of a child

Sometimes Facebook is more than just a billion dollar timewaster. Every once and a while it can be used for something more important than narcissism.

Mark Halperin’s Obama insult video going viral

Mark Halperin’s insult of President Obama may have gotten him suspended, but the situation makes for some good entertainment.

Olympians get permission to tweet away in 2012

In 2012, athletes at the London Olympics will be able to blog and comment on Twitter. They just better not do it for money.

FTC-approved start-up checks your Facebook use for your boss

We've all been warned that careless Facebook posting could jeopardize our employment prospects. Let's face it, who's going to hire you after they've seen that photo of you last New Year's Eve?

Using human voice in social media helps organizations build relationships

The use of social media by various organizations has exploded in the last few years. The problem is that short text-based messages lack a human element the public desires.

Analysis: Facebook’s investors looking for exits

A group of Facebook’s investors are looking to get rid of their shares. The slow death of Facebook has begun.

Feds in Detroit search Facebook for crime info

In Detroit federal investigators are getting search warrants to gain access to the Facebook accounts of suspected criminals.

State Department focuses on social media outreach

America.gov is no more as the State Department allocates resources from the site towards new social media endeavors.

Opinion: Obama to host talk about economy at Facebook HQ

President Obama is teaming up with Mark Zuckerberg to talk about the economy at a town hall-style meeting at Facebook HQ.

Obama re-evaluates social media campaign for 2012

President Obama’s groundbreaking social media campaign was partly credited for his 2008 success, but four years later, the game has certainly changed.

Opinion: New study looks at impact of new media on eating habits

One of the benefits of the information age is the new forms of media that we have access to. But did you ever wonder how new media impacts our eating habits?

Commentary: People are giving up Facebook for Lent

People of a religious persuasion like to give up things that are "bad" for Lent. That means that in 2011, people are giving up Facebook to make god happy.

Colleges scout for students on Facebook

Could your college of choice be scouting you on Facebook? The Kaplan Test Prep center says yes, as four out of every five college admissions offices use the social network to recruit new students.

Wineries take to iPad, social media

Drinking wine is synonymous with tradition, but new traditions are being born as wineries inject technology into the sipping experience. With everything from social media integration to location-based check-ins and scanning apps, wineries are updating the drinking experience with a techie twist.

AOL buys social identity site about.me

AOL has bought brand-new personal profile aggregator about.me, which lets users create a single personal profile page holding all their online identities including Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, email and personal blogs.

Corporate America slow to adopt social media integration

Well, what a surprise! It seems as if the clueless suits and ties running corporate America have little interest in allowing their employees to have any fun or down time.

Flipboard turns social news feeds into a personalized magazine

A new iPad application described as a 'social magazine' aims to present a user's Twitter and Facebook news feeds in a standard magazine format.

AARP survey reveals geezer love of social networking

There is an organization devoted to people who are old. They have wealth and power, and they own the Internets. OMG!

Deconstructing President Obama’s iPad Apparent Rejection

At a recent commencement speech US President Barack Obama seemed to go off on the iPad, iPod, Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation.

Microsoft launches Spindex social media aggregator

Microsoft has created a new tool, Spindex, that aims to manage and aggregate social media information.