Social Media Posts Can Help Improve Public Safety: Study

Statisticians can glean insightful information from Facebook posts, tweets and other online social media communications that may help improve public safety, researchers have said. Michiko Wolcott and colleagues evaluated social media traffic... Read more »

Facebook Reportedly Making App to Deliver Breaking News Alerts

Facebook is said to be building a Twitter-like mobile app that will send breaking news alerts straight to your phone. The app, which is said to be part of the Facebook for... Read more »

Twitter Huddles With NFL to Tackle Audience Challenge

Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service. A two-year content and advertising deal announced Monday expands... Read more »

Twitter Interim CEO Dorsey Buys More Shares in Show of Faith

Twitter Inc interim Chief Executive Jack Dorsey joined other insiders in buying more shares in the company in a show of confidence in the stock, which traded at a record-low last week.... Read more »

Facebook Makes It Trivial to Find Information Associated With Any Mobile Number

A built-in Facebook feature has become the subject of a new controversy. The social juggernaut, by default, allows users to look up and identify a profile by simply typing in someone’s phone... Read more »

Most Twitter Users Not Globally Aware

In a result that highlights the paradoxes of the modern world, a new study says Twitter users are much more likely to connect to nearby places. Geographers at the University of California... Read more »

Replying to Customers on Twitter Can Trigger More Complaints

The response by a company to a customer’s complaint on the micro-blogging site Twitter is likely to trigger many more such complaints, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher. The team... Read more »

Revealed: The Most Used Happiness Expression on Facebook

Most people express happiness with “ha ha” followed by emojis, “he he” and “LOL (laughing out loud)”, says a recent Facebook research on e-laughing. The vast majority of people are “haha-ers” (51.4... Read more »

US Teens Tune Into Online Friendships

The online world is where it’s at for teens looking to make friends.A study released Thursday found more than half of US teens have met new friends through social networks or video... Read more »