| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot - which studies social data and box office trends - analyzes this weekend's new...
| Oct 29, 2014
When Facebook released its Rooms app last week, I, along with just about everyone else, expected the company's answer to Snapchat, Secret and Whisper — an app where everything you do quickly disappears.
We didn't get that. What we got was kind...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Lucky creative writing students in a University of Pennsylvania seminar will be able to earn academic credit for wasting time on the Internet next spring. The class, appropriately titled "Wasting Time on the Internet," will require its students to spend...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Reddit's chief executive, Yishan Wong, has resigned after 2-1/2 years with the company, the online media powerhouse announced Thursday.
Chief Operating Officer Ellen Pao will serve as interim chief executive. The change signals a shift back to the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Social news hub Reddit said Chief Executive Yishan Wong had resigned and that co-founder Alexis Ohanian would return as full-time executive chairman.
Ellen Pao, Reddit's business and partnerships strategist, will serve as interim chief executive, the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:00 PM
"The Boy Who Talked To Dogs" (Skyhorse Publishing)
This wonderful memoir by dog whisperer Martin McKenna — Australia's "Dreadlock Dog Man" — tells his story of an unhappy childhood in Ireland. Well, unhappy until he fled home at age 13 and...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The bleeding edge of college sports can be found in a dark room on the third floor of Robert Morris University's downtown campus, where 35 highly skilled competitors practice for four hours a day without breaking a sweat.
They are the members of the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:48 PM
“Hi @sleasca. Welcome to Ello, a simple, beautiful & ad-free social network.”
Yes! I'd found my way in to one of the Web's hottest new invite-only clubs. Too bad I wasn’t actually invited.
Ello, the latest social-media lightning rod,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Twitter users collectively cringed yesterday as the corporate account for US Airways tweeted an extremely pornographic image in response to a customer complaint.
If you've seen it -- and by now you most likely have -- then you know exactly what I'm...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Welcome to another Wednesday Hump Day Link Dump Day.
Hat tip (H/t) to RedEye Social Media Lady Jessica Galliart (If you aren't already, you should follow her.) for that alternate name suggestion for Mick's Tape, my weekly round up of what's good on...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In addition to being home to the 32 colleges that make up Cambridge University, the small English city is also the birthplace of Jagex and its free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Runescape. With over 220 million registered...