Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide
Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide

Further acknowledging its role as a media company, the Facebook Trending feature may become a better guide to genuine, legitimate news. It’s a relatively small part of the Facebook real estate as users go daily to the site or app but it’s an important one. Admit it, we all look at Trending to see what […]

Internet fake news – also known as a lie
Internet fake news – also known as a lie

Internet fake news – also known as a lie – may be the biggest digital news of 2016. What do about it all may become a primary focus of 2017. Or, put another way, 2017 may become the year we grow up on the internet and retrain ourselves to not be so gullible and, well, […]

Copyright can be a thorny online issue
Copyright can be a thorny online issue

Copyright can be a thorny online issue. Literally millions (probably, really, billions) of videos, photos, memes – all kinds of images and, yes, words – exist online and they are just there, ripe for the picking and resharing and using in countless ways. But every image, every video, every word, every meme was created by […]

Copyright vs. fair use in our digital age
Copyright vs. fair use in our digital age

Copyright vs. fair use in our digital age is an enormous issue, perhaps even conundrum, and one which is, unfortunately, rarely even considered in our fast-paced sharing culture online. The issue is as old as Gutenberg’s press, of course, as the words and works (later photos & moving pictures) gained mass circulation. Now at hyper-speed […]

Twitter enhances its shiny objects
Twitter enhances its shiny objects

Twitter enhances its shiny objects – GIFs & video – in some kind experiential burst meant, we guess, to reinforce for you its coolness – in case you’ve forgotten. Oh, yea, sure, GIFs and videos have been part of the Twitter toolbox for quite a long time now but the micro-blog overlords seen to think […]

Wikipedia celebrates 15 years
Wikipedia celebrates 15 years

Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of online knowledge quests – today, Jan. 15 – and a significant decade-and-a-half of contributions to digital life. And, yea, sure, it’s become the go-to spot for high school (and, regrettably, college) research papers but it’s also been an imaginative and collaborate Internet success. Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! (It should be noted, […]

Google takes us onstage for grand performances
Google takes us onstage for grand performances

Google takes us onstage for grand performances of the world’s finest musical, dance, theatre, opera & performance art – right from our desktop browsers or mobile devices. From its Google Cultural Institute, launched in 2011, the web & search giant has presented new 360-degree, fully immersive videos of magnificent stage creations which put viewers smack […]

Facebook just became a search engine
Facebook just became a search engine

Facebook just became a search engine and we’ll see, probably over a very short time, if its new universal search capabilities challenge Google’s for world dominance. Not kidding. In yet another step toward making Facebook the only place you ever visit on the dubya-dubya-dubya the social (and now search?) giant opened up its nearly 2 […]

Twitter curates special “Moments”
Twitter curates special “Moments”

Twitter curates special “Moments” in what promises to be an exceptional and useful feature grouping in a single Twitter, well, moment all the tweets and images about a big event or important news story. Reports of it began surfacing back in June and Twitter finally rolled out Oct. 6 its Project Lightning, not in a […]

Facebook strives for dominance
Facebook strives for dominance

As Facebook strives for dominance on the entire Internet, it trots out tools to take over the workplace. It launched late last week Signal, a new tool for journalists on both Facebook and Instagram. And through its minions in the tech press it let the world know its enterprise package, Facebook at Work, will soon […]