Twitter says Twitter can boost TV ratings.
Twitter says Twitter can boost TV ratings.

Twitter wants TV networks, execs and actors to know something: live tweeting during a show’s broadcast can boost its ratings. We know it will shock you Twitter would make this assertion. We wouldn’t expect Twitter to announce that, no, live tweeting during a show’s broadcast doesn’t help it at all!! Nope. Sorry. But, if fact, […]

Ultra rich social network – but, of course!
Ultra rich social network – but, of course!

The ultra rich absolutely abhor mixing with the rest of us mired in the teeming masses and now they can even remove themselves from our plebeian social networks. This bunch of swells who have staff to hit keyboard strokes for them have created Netropolitan, “the online country club for people with more money than time.” […]

Worldwide threats to Internet freedom
Worldwide threats to Internet freedom

Fast lanes and toll booths in the U.S. are not the only threats to Internet freedom. Government and security agencies the world over want to tap Internet users’ information for various reasons and to varying degrees and ends. In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may well set up soon a two-tiered system of […]

Traveling habits: Americans prefer phone not social media
Traveling habits: Americans prefer phone not social media

When it comes to traveling habits of Americans, they seem to prefer the phone to social media when travels take a turn for the worse. At least that’s what suggested by a consumer survey of American traveling habits conducted by the Skift, which bills itself as a traveling intelligence company which offers news and information […]

Facebook Grandmas are hip(-hop icons)
Facebook Grandmas are hip(-hop icons)

Facebook grandmas are so hip they are becoming hip-hop icons! You didn’t know your grandma, who (unfortunately) discovered Facebook a while ago, was actually hip-hop legend, Grandmaster Flash? Apparently she is, according to a whole bunch of recently tagged FB posts. Published reports are all over the place about a particular quirk in Facebook’s auto-complete […]

Google Hangouts: voice calls from your mobile app
Google Hangouts: voice calls from your mobile app

Google Hangouts added a new feature to its mobile app: free voice calls – you know, regular ol’ phone calls, right from the mobile app. At first blush this might not seem like a big deal. After all, voice calls are sooo 20th Century what with video calls and all that jazz. Google Hangouts have […]

Self censorship as evident on social channels as real life
Self censorship as evident on social channels as real life

Self censorship – particularly about public issues – is just as evident on social channels as it is in real, live, face-to-face encounters, suggests an August study by the Pew Research Center. “Overall, the findings indicate that…social media did not provide new forums for those who might otherwise remain silent to express their opinions and […]

Moms use mobile
Moms use mobile

Want to reach the mommy demographic? Moms use mobile. At least that’s according to a study just published by the Baby Center. The 2014 U.S. Mobile Mom Report¬†(PDF) tells us over 80 percent of moms with an average age (in the study) of 32, half of whom have kids between 2 and 5, keep a […]

Just what you wanted: Twitter shopping! (Twopping?)
Just what you wanted: Twitter shopping! (Twopping?)

Keep your credit cards right next to your phone or tablet, Twitter shopping as arrived. All items will be $140 or less. No, just kidding. Yea, we know. You’ve all been sitting around at home, on the couch, waiting for the chance to buy something on Twitter and while you’ve had that opportunity¬†for a while […]

Facebook privacy checkup rolling out to users
Facebook privacy checkup rolling out to users

The world’s mega social network started rolling out its new Facebook privacy checkup to users late last week. As counter intuitive as it may seem, plenty of folks are concerned about Facebook privacy and try as it might to assuage those concerns Facebook says it now wants to put those worries in users’ hands with […]