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Over the past few weeks, I've been testing out the Nano S 360-degree camera from Insta360. It's a cute little camera that clicks into your iPhone's lightning port and takes 360-degree photos and videos. The camera itself is very compact and can easily be held in the palm of your hand or slipped into your ...
According to Appell, many of this year's popular toys and games are clearly influenced by and tailored toward viral videos on YouTube and other social media platforms. "There are a lot of games that are going to encourage families to play together. A lot of these games have these funny, viral moments that ...

Real-time video of terrorist attacks or violent crime scenes uploaded to social media platforms is certainly nothing new. But what happened in Broward County this week, both during and after the carnage, was unmistakably different. Many of the young people (and adults) who lived through the massacre at ...
The election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like facebook and twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something similar from ...
Overall, around half the workplace is busy checking one another out online, claims the study. The survey involved 2,000 random visitors to porn and lifestyle news site Sugarcookie.com, along with social media followers. Roughly 70 percent of the respondents were aged 18-35, while the rest were older.
LeBron James opined recently on the state of race relations in America and his view of the leadership in the White House, and he was taken to task for those stances by a Fox News host. James replied Friday not with more words, but with posts on social media, after Fox News host Laura Ingraham said ...

The Russians' primary tool for meddling was social media, which they used to promote Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and denigrate Hillary Clinton's campaign. The indictment charges that the Russians violated U.S. laws that forbid foreigners from spending money to influence U.S. elections.
"Russian efforts to disrupt the 2016 U.S. election, in part by abusing social media platforms, go against everything we at twitter believe. Any activity of this kind is intolerable, and we all must do more to prevent it," a Twitter spokesperson said in an email. The company said would continue to work with the ...
A facebook ad linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, is photographed in Washington, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The ad, with the words "Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and ...
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The deadly school shooting in Florida has started another national discussion about social media awareness and responsibility after it was revealed the alleged shooter made disturbing and violent comments online that went overlooked or ignored. "Mostly everything online is, ...
A concrete bollard in Preston has been unexpectedly nominated for a business award after voters were charmed by a parody twitter account. 'Fishergate Bollard' is known for being regularly knocked over by cars and has become a local landmark. Because of the account, which has 2,500 followers, it has ...
police in South Carolina arrested a high school student Thursday after he allegedly claimed to be planning "round 2 of Florida" in a post on social media. He subsequently played it off as a joke. Fox Carolina reported the ninth grade student at Broome high school in Spartanburg was arrested after he ...
It was another sign of how smartphones and social media have changed how people learn about and understand major events almost as they are happening. The shooting Wednesday, in which a teenage gunman killed 17 people, stands out as a particularly raw example of the immediate and uncensored ...
A 20-year-old student at Mainland high school was taken into custody Thursday after making threats on social media, according to a post on the Daytona Beach police Department's facebook page Friday morning. The student threatened his classmates and the school at large and made other comments ...
Associate Professor of Communication Studies Jeffrey Hall says his new study, published in the journal Information, Communication & Society, shows no evidence for the proposition that social media crowd out face-to-face communication with those who ought to matter most -- our close friends and family ...
Vans hired its first global executive creative director, Erwin Federizo, in January. The former agency executive is focused on improving Vans' consistency on social media. The streetwear brand is on a high, swept up in a flurry of celebrity endorsements, street-style sightings and high-end collaborators, but ...
social media has often been thought to lead people to spend more time online than with their friends and family, something psychologist's refer to as "social displacement". However, a new study has debunked this myth, finding no correlation between social media usage and a decrease in real-life contact.

The term digital anthropology sounds like a contradiction in terms. What could a discipline that typically depends upon months of patient, qualitative observation, and which was devised for the study of small scale societies, contribute to understanding the extraordinary dynamism of our digital lives?
Miami, FL (WCMH) -- Some parents are speaking out after a popular first grade teacher was fired after she posted pictures of her same-sex wedding on social media. Jocelyn Morffi taught first grade at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic school in Miami for seven years. Last weekend, she married her girlfriend ...
1 on the ranking dated Feb. 14. The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on facebook, Instagram, twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with ...
Human inventiveness has turned fantasy into reality making life pleasurable to live and death a more terrifying prospect; with social media platforms such as facebook and Instagram, people have created alternative lifestyles online that are often more colorful than their actual lives. There are more CEOs on ...
SANDAKAN: social media today is being misused to spread slanderous and seditious news, touching on sensitive issues such as racism, religion, as well as challenging the royal institutions, says Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun. He said this was because certain social media ...
And while a lot of younger folks don't watch TV traditionally, he hopes this live social media show might get them to catch BET. Plus, BET viewers who aren't normally social media mavens might get hooked on some of the featured social media stars. (Categories include best social media comics, the best ...
Graphics of facebook pages created by a Russian troll factory displayed during Washington's investigation into social media propaganda. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA. The head of a parliamentary inquiry into allegations of Russian interference in the EU referendum has said social media companies ...
According to a Center for Rural Affairs press release, attendees will learn about online marketing and social media tools during the workshop titled, "LinkedIn, facebook and twitter for Biz." A presentation and discussion will focus on each social media platform -- LinkedIn, 5-6 p.m.; Facebook, 6:15-7:45 ...
(Tunis) - Mauritanian authorities have detained an activist since January 24, 2018, apparently over social media posts decrying discrimination, Human Rights Watch said today. The activist, Abdallahi Salem Ould Yali, used social media to urge the country's Haratines, a group descended from slaves who ...
For GLASYS, learning to utilize social media has opened doors and allowed him to focus on what's most important: making music. Get expert advice from him as well as CD baby and Bozyk Digital Media at our free, all-ages panel on the topic at the Doug Fir on Sunday, February 11--or stream it right here ...
30dB is a free opinion search engine based on our ongoing analysis of social media and news. Think Google but for opinion on just about anything you're interested in. We also produce stories like the one you're reading covering the Internet's opinion on events in the news. Feel free to add related topics, ...
Rangan Chatterjee is a GP and says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in youngsters and their use of social media. One 16 year-old boy was referred to him after he self-harmed and ended up in A&E. "The first thought was to put him on anti-depressants but I chatted to him and it sounded ...
On Friday, beloved cozy and outdoors-y things retailer L.L. Bean announced that it would end its famed lifetime return policy. And social media is at least in part to blame. "What we have seen, and it has come to the point where we had to act upon it, is a small but growing group of customers who are ...
social media has become a normal part of many people's lives, and that is something that just wasn't the case 10 years ago. Studies now point to the possibility of a link between anxiety and social media use. One social media anxiety issue is so common is has an acronym-- FOMO, or fear of missing out. You build the habit ...
As social media platforms have pivoted to video, they've gotten Publishers to adapt. But one medium has been left out: podcasts. The audio form has been a boon for publishers seeking engaged audiences, but podcast producers have had to be extra creative to get it noticed on social media. "social media ...
Customers airing grievances on social media naturally leads businesses to ask how those customers choose their contact channel. They certainly don't decide at random. I've found that most customers consider three things: where the brand is active, where the customer thinks he will get the best response ...
One afternoon in October of last year, a woman sat at her father's hospital bedside. He had suffered cardiac arrest, and she gathered with family and friends to give him peace and comfort for what they expected to be his last hours of life. Then, an interruption. Then, a bizarre story. According to CBS News, ...
In recent years, traditional Publishers have pursued strategies to cast their content far and wide on social media, as facebook, Instagram, twitter (TWTR), SnapChat (SNAP) and others became synonymous with distribution. But how much using those platforms to push content has translated into profits for ...
social media is now the university's No. 1 way of getting content out to people and drawing in potential students and faculty members, said Robbie Fitzwater, Clemson's director of content strategy. Fitzwater and Dave Dryden, Clemson's associate vice president of marketing and brand strategy, spoke about ...
President Trump has frequently retweeted his fans' meme work, #MeToo jumped from social media to every workplace, and political campaigns started to invest in the form more seriously. The political meme -- text over an image, sometimes short videos or digital clip art meant to spread and be imitated ...
'Why do social media sites such as Instagram, twitter, facebook etc deem children "adults" in the vast and dangerous world of technology?' Photograph: Caiaimage/Paul Viant/Getty Images/Caiaimage. Why do social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc deem children 'adults' in the vast ...
Your social media accounts help you share your daily life with friends. But the mobile apps can go further than that, automatically alerting everyone when you become available online, read a message, or even visit a nearby location.
There's no fun of being on any social media platform without having lots of friends to interact with. The very purpose of any social media platform is to keep us connected to our loved ones. Be it sharing updates on facebook, posting photos and videos on Instagram, telling the world our opinion on twitter or ...
The ban on cryptocurrency ads on Chinese social media follows a similar ban instituted by facebook. Mark Zuckerberg and company claimed that they were combating unscrupulous players from advertising "financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional ...
27 technology section titled "The Follower Factory" focused on the industry springing up around the sale of twitter, facebook and other social media followers, which includes Cleveland's Iron Chef among the buyers -- conscious or unwitting. Devumi, an otherwise obscure marketing company apparently ...
The founders of an Instagram account tackling police racism. From left: Nisreen Elemam, Fatimah Al Sharkawi, Aftab Soltani [Al Jazeera]. "You know, you hang with your friends in the town centre. The police can stop you several times in an evening. You can stand here, and get stopped, be pushed against ...
Having survived popular protests across major cities in Iran, Iranian leaders are now turning to the tools that helped protesters organize and coordinate large-scale demonstrations against the government, which continued for more than a week before the government suppressed them. A senior Iranian ...
MTV's "TRL" recently welcomed Poppy, a rising star with hologram-perfect skin, an avant-garde Japanese schoolgirl wardrobe and a voice like Betty Boop's on benzos. For much of the show, she perched silently on the couch and methodically stacked candies on a glass table. A longhaired handler called ...
But social media can help young people living in state care maintain healthy and appropriate birth family relationships and friendships, make new connections and ease transitions between placements and into adult independence. The research is published today in the British Journal of Social Work, ...
Increasingly, I hear people saying that we're living in an Orwellian world. Some even say "1984" is already here. Is it? A friend recently reminded me of an emblematic study by American educator Neil Postman (1931-2003), written in the distant year of 1985 and titled "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public ...
You've stood at a bus stop, or in a line at the grocery store, or you've sat waiting for a movie to start, so you immediately reach for facebook or twitter or Snapchat, right? Well, maybe not, because here are seven app categories we've picked out that are a better use of your downtime than scrolling through ...
police make arrest related to assault posted on social media. by Taylor Ellis. Chattanooga police say they have made an arrest related to an aggravated assault posted to social media. (Image: MGN). AA. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --. Chattanooga police say they have made an arrest related to an aggravated assault posted to ...
social media undoubtedly gives those who may ordinarily suffer in silence the freedom to share and open up about how they are feeling. It's well documented that social media can have a negative effect on a person's emotional wellbeing. On the flipside, we know social media supports the mental health ...


 

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