US cyber-warriors battling Islamic State on Twitter
The United States has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm.
News media losing role as gatekeepers to new 'social mediators' on Twitter, study finds
The U.S. government is doing a better job of communicating on Twitter with people in sensitive areas like the Middle East and North Africa without the participation of media organizations, according to a ...
In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
(Phys.org) —Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.
NASA image: Flying through an aurora
European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph taken from the International Space Station to social media on Aug. 29, 2014, writing, "words can't describe how it feels flying through ...
Multiscreen social TV would enrich traditional viewing experience
For jihadists, social media a platform to recruit, spread fear
A chilling video depicting the apparent murder of a US journalist by jihadists is just the latest salvo in an online war being waged by extremists on social media sites.
Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.
New generation is happy for employers to monitor them on social media
Will employers in the future watch what their staff get up to on social media? Allowing bosses or would-be employers a snoop around social media pages is a growing trend in the US, and now a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Said Business School suggest ...
3Qs: Citizen journalism in Ferguson
Tensions have escalated in Ferguson, Missouri, following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, by a white police officer. The incident has led to peaceful protests ...
Water-starved South Asia fills buckets with rice, not ice
Water-starved South Asian nations have devised their own answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge taking the social media world by storm, instead filling buckets with rice and other supplies for the needy.
You can't write a CV on a smartphone – digital literacy is no help to unemployed youth
Concerns have been raised for some time about the UK government's "digital by default" approach to welfare reforms. More and more public services are being shifted online and many fear that this will marginalise ...
MU researchers develop more accurate Twitter analysis tools
"Trending" topics on the social media platform Twitter show the quantity of tweets associated with a specific event. However, trends only show the highest volume keywords and hashtags, and may not give qualitative ...
Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data
Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of personalized ...
Algorithms reveal forecasting power of tweets
Sang Won Yoon had a good Chinese meal recently—not always easy in America. It's on his mind.