| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Twitter wants to know which apps are on its users' mobile devices, so this week, its own app began to collect that information automatically.
The idea is to use that information to “build a more tailored experience,” the San Francisco...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 7:03 PM
The hashtag #Alexfromtarget became an internationally trending topic on Twitter Sunday.
Twitter users have identified “Alex from Target” as @acl163, who is apparently an attractive teen who works at Target, according to the International...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Thousands of girls on Twitter collectively swooned when a photo of an attractive teenage boy working at Target started to circulate and eventually go viral Sunday.
With tweets and retweets pouring in #AlexFromTarget started trending and it seemed...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday.
The feature, called "app graph," will allow the...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 12:57 PM
We're all thankful on Thanksgiving. Some for family, others for nonstop football and never-ending plates of turkey.
I try to be thankful every day, but what kind of social media columnist would I be if I didn't focus on the social media-related things I...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:15 AM
I was seduced by Twitter, of all things, that nakedly simple social media phenom that limits messages to pretty much what you can chisel on a tombstone.
At first I was put off by the brevity of Twitter, but now I find it a triumph of short-form...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:03 PM
It might be time to change that old adage, “Think before you speak,” to: “Think before you tweet.”
Social media has become a mecca of foolish behavior and idiotic opinions. Take Marisa Martin, for instance, a University of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Chicago on Tuesday joined the growing ranks of major cities that have raised their minimum wage, a move decried by business groups as a jobs killer but touted by labor groups and other supporters as a way to lift Chicago workers and their families out...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The release of the first 88 seconds of footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has roused public excitement in new and unusual ways -- spurring celebrity endorsements and even a few citizen-led remakes.
The trailer, which has been viewed more than...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Slate's Anne Applebaum stirred up a hornet's nest recently by arguing that websites should stop allowing people to post comments anonymously. Although it's not a new argument -- in fact, it's one that we at The Times have struggled with for years --...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The financial cost of the crippling cyberattack that hit Sony Pictures Entertainment last week is beginning to become clear — and it won't be cheap.
The Culver City film and television studio could face an outlay of tens of millions of dollars,...