Twitter expands 'social TV' efforts, buys two firms
Twitter said Monday it was expanding its "social TV" efforts with new global partnerships, as it struck deals to acquire companies in Britain and France.
Youth, wealth and education found to be risk factors for violent radicalization
New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health ...
Politics and perceptions: Social media, politics collide in focus of research
(Phys.org) —It bothered Lindsay Hoffman and colleagues to see other researchers making broad yet vague claims about the role social media plays in political participation. So they decided to study it.
Huffington Post to launch German edition
The Huffington Post is expanding further with a German language edition, putting new pressure on media companies in Europe's largest economy as they struggle with newspaper closures and try to introduce online pay walls.
Social networks act as political rallying sites, report says
A Pew Research Center report indicated that online social networks have become political hotspots in the United States.
'Facebook phone' may ring true April 4 (Update)
Facebook fueled fresh talk Friday about its own mobile phone after the leading social network scheduled a press announcement for next week.
Smartphones are Americans' new best friend, study says
US smartphone owners tend to be connected from the instant they rise until they fall sleep and revel in every minute of it, a Facebook-sponsored study showed.
A US ambassador and the art of Twitter diplomacy
American diplomats around the world are embracing social media to better connect with people both at home and abroad.
Interest in arts predicts social responsibility
(Phys.org) -- If you sing, dance, draw, or act -- and especially if you watch others do so -- you probably have an altruistic streak, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Singaporean scientist invents pocket living room TV
Leaving your TV show midway because you had to leave your home will no longer happen as you can now 'pull' the programme on your TV screen onto your tablet and continue watching it seamlessly.
Huffington Post expands Canada editions
The AOL-owned Huffington Post news website said Tuesday it would expand its Canadian operations with regionally focused editions for Alberta and British Columbia.
Historically black colleges and universities may be more supportive of students
An Indiana University study that analyzed differences in practices between faculty at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly white institutions (PWIs) found that faculty members ...
Republicans and democrats less divided than commonly thought
Republicans and Democrats are less divided in their attitudes than popularly believed, according to new research. It is exactly those perceptions of polarization, however, that help drive political engagement, researchers ...
New approach for university and community engagement
Current policy pressures on universities to focus on improving their research excellence and to widen participation make it hard for them to engage meaningfully with excluded communities, according to research funded by the ...