Social Media

Twitter, Facebook, and all other things social are covered in this section.

Artificial intelligence is making its mark on the publishing industry, with AI tools that can find, create and even verify the authenticity...

5 AI Advances in Publishing and Media

Most businesses know that they need to participate in social networks as part of an integrated marketing program, but few know how to...

Social Media: How to Do It Right

Social networks represent a drastic and rapid change in the way we connect with each other. Perhaps what's most interesting is the...

Social Media Networks: Who's Using Them?

Big data can be applied in nearly any field. Here we examine how big data can be used in social work - and what implications that has for...

Big Data, Social Sciences and How to Change Negative Outcomes Into Positive Ones

Sockpuppet marketing is shilling in sheep's clothing. Here, we review this online scourge, its legal ramifications and advice from Google's...

No, That's Not My Hand In There! Why Sockpuppet Marketing Is Bad News

How is the information you provide to websites and web services used? The answer may surprise you.

What You Should Know About Your Privacy Online

Hashtags began innocently enough, but now it seems we've created a monster. Learn more about their history here.

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Hashtag

We take an in-depth look at what crowdsourcing is, how it works and why it isn't going away anytime soon.

Crowdsourcing: What It Is, Why It Works and Why It Isn't Going Away

It would be difficult to find two popular buzzwords that are in more of a quagmire than social media and Web 2.0. The two terms are used,...

What is the difference between social media and Web 2.0?

Social algorithms are cold, scientific, data-driven measurements, but that doesn't stop us from using them in all kinds of artful ways.

Are Social Media Algorithms Getting Out of Hand?

Sentiment analysis has come a long way, but companies still need to follow a few guidelines to really benefit. Learn more about it here.

Social Chatter: Should Your Company Be Listening?

Social media has changed the way we choose products, follow the news and live our daily lives. Learn the basics behind the buzz.

Understanding Social Media: What You Need To Know

A global survey released by Cisco in 2011 revealed that one in three respondents rated Internet access as important as air, food, shelter...

INFOGRAPHIC: Young Professionals Want Internet Access More Than Money?

Social media is becoming an increasingly common source of breaking news. But while it gets points for being fast and interactive, accuracy...

Fast News Nation: Why Social Media Almost Works As a News Source

As Twitter becomes an increasingly important source of information, hackers are turning it into a playground. Check out some of the biggest...

Top 4 Most Devastating Twitter Feed Hacks

Facebook kept Messenger's features to a minimum, but that doesn't mean the app is a washout.

Is Facebook Messenger A New Way to Message?

Technologists can benefit from the study of sociology. This article explains some of sociology's most basic concepts, and how they apply.

Sociology 101 For Techies

There are now more than 2 billion people online building new communities and sharing information. And the bigger this group gets, the more...

INFOGRAPHIC: How 2,405,518,376 Internet Users Changed the World

Statistics show we're spending ever more time socializing online. But do all these connections damage our social skills and affect...