Social Media

Members of the U.S. Secret Service.  (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Secret Service Requests Software To Track Social Media Trends, Detect Sarcasm

The U.S. Secret Service is seeking software that can identify top influencers and trending sets of social media data, allowing the agency to monitor these streams in real-time – and sift through the sarcasm.

06/04/2014

People line the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ocean City Police Prepare for College Weekend

Ocean City officials are preparing for an influx of college students this weekend for a loosely organized event that’s been promoted on social media.

06/02/2014

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Tips for Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

A Turkish official is quoted as saying the country will consider its own Internet protocol after condemning anti-government tweets. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Turkey Considering Creating Its Own Internet

The report comes after Turkish officials threaten to censor anti-government tweets.

04/24/2014

Ronald McDonald (Photo by Ben Horton/Getty Images for Variety)

Ronald McDonald Joins Twitter, Gets Makeover

Ronald McDonald has a new outfit, and he’s ready for a selfie.

04/23/2014

Twitter’s CEO says that ISIS militants have used personal death threats against him and the company’s staff in response to the shutting down of the Islamic State’s accounts. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Some Notable Social Media Gaffes, Missteps

A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects.

04/23/2014

The IRS is reportedly gathering massive amounts of online data hoping to find tax cheats. (Getty Images)

Report: IRS Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram And Other Social Media Sites

IRA agents gathering massive amounts of public data that could be used in audits.

04/16/2014

File photo of a person using Facebook. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place

With over 73 percent of online adults now using a social networking site, social media has dramatically impacted the world in both positive and negative ways. It has left many people to wonder how and if social media can mentally affect people.

04/16/2014

Twitter’s CEO says that ISIS militants have used personal death threats against him and the company’s staff in response to the shutting down of the Islamic State’s accounts. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Tweaks Website to Attract New Users

As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.

04/09/2014

File photo of the rabies vaccine. (Credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Social Media Helped in Probe of Md. Rabies Death

Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ.

04/08/2014

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