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DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing

Betsy DeVos’ supporters dismissed the criticism of her performance and said the hearing was dominated by political theater. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing By KIMBERLY HEFLING, CAITLIN EMMA and BENJAMIN WERMUND 01/18/17 03:27 PM EST Updated 01/18/17 05:33 PM EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Betsy DeVos has gone viral — and not ... Read More »

Amateur jailhouse broadcast goes viral on Russian social media network

Misha’s Periscope account garnered more than 250,000 likes in just a few days. Source: Dmitry Serebryakov/TASS Prison-style backgammon, win a dating contest with a convict, and other forms of strange prison entertainment are now available to users of Periscope, a video broadcasting social media network. Misha is a 21-year old a convict from the city of Veliky Novgorod, and now ... Read More »

Serena Williams on why social media matters

Six-time champion falls short in the second round of the year’s first Grand Slam event. Tennis Channel (Photo: Scott Barbour, Getty Images) MELBOURNE — If there’s one great advantage to this digital technology world we live in, it’s that inspiring celebrities are able to use social media to connect in a more personal way with their fans. Whether it’s Facebook, ... Read More »

Social Media Users Post About Their Dogs Six Times Per Week

Social media has gone to the dogs. According to a new study by BarkBox, adult dog owners post a picture or talk about their dog on social media six times per week. They also watch dog videos or check out dog pics about three time a week — and one in ten has a social media account exclusively for their ... Read More »

Social media and the death of a 12 year old

Werner Roets180 Comments: 0 Article views: 230 Social media and the death of a 12 year old 19 January 2017, 14:37 On 30 December 2016, 12 year old Katelyn Nicole Davis went outside her house, put her mobile phone on a table and pressed the “Go Live” button on her Facebook profile. She spent the next 42 minutes talking about ... Read More »

Social Media Played Key Role in Coordinating Jallikattu Stir

A college student here, R Sukumar, said he joined the protests on the Marina Beach responding to a campaign in Facebook by several other students. Chennai: Social media appeared to have played a key role in bringing together thousands of pro-Jallikattu protesters to the sprawling Marina Beach in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu, with updates on the ongoing ... Read More »

What to Do When a Social Media Star Collapses

FLICKR/@GWYNETHJONES -THE DARING LIBRARIAN! Vine came into the world with a roar, but left with a whimper that equated to some rearranging of its business strategy and a newish, but much more limited application. What has been described as the “death” of the platform raises some important questions for those in the public sector. Namely, what do you do when ... Read More »

Make Small Business Cyber Security a Priority in 2017

Many small business owners may think they are protected against computer viruses and hacks, but that may not be the case. In fact, too many small business owners don’t do much to protect themselves. There are so many must-dos that accompany running a business that it’s easy for tasks like protecting your IT infrastructure to be placed on the back ... Read More »

Wearables Not Dead: Lenovo Means Business With New Glass Device

Unless a device can be adopted for real world use cases, what’s the point? Arguably, Google Glass had this problem. But Lenovo (HKG:0992) has taken the innovative wearable idea and decided to find a new customer or use case for its New Glass C200. No matter which side of the fence you stand regarding Google Glass, you should appreciate the ... Read More »

WordPress 4.7 Reaches 10 Million Downloads, Releases New Security and Maintenance Update

Just a little over a month after its release, WordPress version 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times, according to the official WordPress.org blog. WordPress Version 4.7 was released to the public on December 6, 2016. WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” WordPress 4.7, nick-named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary American jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, made significant improvements to previous versions of ... Read More »