| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:42 AM
On the same day the federal government weighed in to guarantee net neutrality, social media blew up and the country on Thursday learned the real value of making the cutting edge of communication open to everybody.
No, this is not about the fleeing...
| Apr 1, 2015
Just when you got used to all that tweeting, liking, +1ing, Instagramming, and pinning, now there's a new thing you should look into: Live streaming.
Let me clarify. Live streaming, which means broadcasting in real time, isn't new. In fact, it has...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 8:30 AM
That blurb in the "about" section of your social media profile is small but mighty. Never assume people skip over them, because in my experience they're widely read.
In fact, I've had plenty of people tell me that they followed me based solely on my...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 11:53 AM
Google is interested in Twitter. Supposedly. The real deal this time? Or just another rumor?
Every few months or so, Twitter becomes the subject of a fresh round of takeover speculation. This time, Google is once again said to be trying to buy the...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Turkey blocked access to social networking sites Twitter and YouTube for several hours on Monday over photos showing a militant pointing a gun at a prosecutor who died last week in a failed hostage rescue operation. Turkey also threatened to ban Google...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Ah, yes -- those Bruce Jenner gender-transition jokes are stale before anyone's even officially confirmed the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" regular is transitioning genders.
Jamie Foxx pulled out a couple of predictable bits about Jenner in his...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 9:24 AM
Parents need to know that Meerkat — Tweet Live Video is a streaming video app that allows people to live broadcast any time from anywhere via their Twitter feed. Like the competing service Periscope, the technology is impressive, though there are...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 3:28 AM
In the latest twist on high school cheating, two Maryland 10th-graders taking a statewide English assessment posted test questions this month on Twitter.
Where students once passed notes or looked over their shoulder, today they can use Twitter,...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 1:39 PM
As anyone knows who follows the National Basketball Assn., the business world or the reality TV show "Shark Tank," Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is brash and outspoken -- and that's the polite way of putting it.
When it comes to healthcare policy,...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:44 AM
A recently released app named Meerkat streams live audio and video from an iPhone to the Internet via Twitter.
Load the Meerkat app, and you can start streaming live video in about two seconds with the press of a button.
Your Twitter followers, or...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Beginning Thursday, Elgin commuters using Twitter can stay abreast of traffic problems reported to the department.
The Elgin Police Department is using the micro-blogging platform to update residents on traffic issues in nearly real-time, said Chief...