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Obama campaign more active online, Pew saysupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:35:00

Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.

Curiosity causes Internet to explode with joyupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:44:00

It inspired childlike moments of wonder. It was a feeling that many had not felt since NASA's final space shuttle launch, Atlantis in July 2011.

Is the Mars rover vain?updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:44:00

The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Romney condemns 'hateful act'updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney comments on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

On Twitter, a curious spike for Romneyupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

Theater shooting unfolds in real time on social mediaupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 12:24:00

The posts show how quickly life can change.

New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social mediaupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:49:00

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law's author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.

Is Twitter slowing down?updated: Thu May 31 2012 15:39:00

With all the Facebook news lately -- the flat IPO, the regulatory interest, the Chan-Zuckerberg wedding -- it's highly possibly you've forgotten all about Twitter.

Is Facebook a must-buy for journalism?updated: Mon May 21 2012 04:53:00

Now that Facebook is friends with Wall Street, this journalist is giving her timeline a rethink.

What the Facebook IPO really meansupdated: Mon May 21 2012 04:53:00

A look at the economic impact of the Facebook IPO, from taxes to the broader economy. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Report: Smartphones, not computers, drive most Facebook useupdated: Wed May 09 2012 05:35:00

According to comScore's new Mobile Metrix 2.0 report released Monday, Facebook's mobile usage is on the rise. In fact, the report revealed that Facebook users spent more time accessing the social network on smartphones than on computers in March.

The danger of Twitter, Facebook politicsupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 07:52:00

I make a living encouraging politicians and candidates to use social media.

Will Facebook ruin Instagram?updated: Mon Apr 09 2012 14:54:00

Facebook's purchase on Monday of the photo-sharing app Instagram had the Internet asking one question:

Kenyan chief foils robbery via Twitter, highlights reach of social media updated: Sat Feb 18 2012 08:53:00

A Kenyan chief in a town far from the bustling capital foiled a predawn robbery recently using Twitter, highlighting the far-reaching effects of social media in areas that don't have access to the Internet.

Campaign tech scorecard: Tracking the candidates onlineupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 08:20:00

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, we took a look at the Republican candidates' standing in the social-media world -- comparing everything from Facebook "likes" to Twitter followers to YouTube channel views.

Employers, workers navigate pitfalls of social mediaupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 10:36:00

If you've ever wondered what a social-media presence is worth in an increasingly digitized business world, just ask Noah Kravitz's former employers. Andy Staples: For top football recruits, behavior on social media has consequencesupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 13:20:00

In most football locker rooms, the words recruit Yuri Wright used on Twitter tend to pepper casual conversation between teammates -- provided no coaches are around. Most players would not use the kind of language Wright used around their mothers, their grandmothers or their teachers. Nor would they stand before a room packed with more than 1,600 people and repeatedly yell out their favorite slang term for a particular part of a woman's anatomy.

Any website can be a dating siteupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 10:52:00

Recently, a reader dropped the following query into our inbox:

Campaign-tech scorecard: How the candidates compare onlineupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 21:39:00

In 2012, a strong Web presence must be part of every political hopeful's strategy.

Paul leading social media battleupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 21:39:00

CNN's Ali Velshi looks at how often the GOP presidential candidates are mentioned on social media sites.

The top 10 gaming stories of 2011updated: Fri Dec 30 2011 17:25:00

It was a year of crippling -- and creative -- hacks, a year of blockbuster sequels and (yet again) a year of slinging vengeful birds at corpulent pigs.

Who owns your Twitter followers?updated: Wed Dec 28 2011 13:45:00

CNN's Ali Velshi speaks to a defendant in a lawsuit brought by his former employer over the ownership of twitter followers.

Experts: Twitter account case may blaze new trails in social media lawupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 13:45:00

Who, exactly, owns your Twitter account? It's a potentially complicated question when an account is used both professionally and personally. Now a case regarding whether a Twitter account belongs to a company or its former employee has raised questions about the use of the social media phenomenon.

CNNMoney: Social media ETF is a 'gimmick'updated: Mon Dec 19 2011 13:55:00

A social media exchange-traded fund has made its debut, but experts say to hold off before you "like" and "+1" it to share it with all of your friends.

Proposal to block harsh online criticism of leaders sparks anger in Indiaupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 20:00:00

Indians expressed outrage Tuesday at a top telecommunication official's push to get social media sites to screen content considered defamatory to religious and political leaders.

How colleges use, misuse social media to reach studentsupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 08:58:00

It was a joyous day for Lucie Fink when she received her acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins University.

Staying safe while using Facebook on mobile phonesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 15:52:00

Configuring your Facebook settings from a laptop is confusing enough, but try monitoring your Facebook privacy and security setting on a mobile phone. It's even more of a mess.

Fallout from fake Twitter reportsupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 06:12:00

Mexican authorities charge two people with terrorism and sabotage for allegedly posting false information online.

Report: Young women are 'power users' of social media sitesupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 17:10:00

People keep on flocking to sites like Facebook and Twitter, and young women are leading the way.

CNNMoney: #Earthquake aftershocks spread on social mediaupdated: Tue Aug 23 2011 17:42:00

When the ground starts shaking, the tweets pour in.

LinkedIn's new mobile app loosens its tieupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 11:19:00

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has a suit-and-tie type of reputation in the flip-flops-and-hoodies world of the Internet.

What makes Foursquare different?updated: Tue Aug 16 2011 08:15:00

Dennis Crowley of Foursquare, tells CNN about what makes Foursquare different from other social network sites.

L.A. sheriff probes rapper for allegedly setting off 'flashcalls'updated: Sat Aug 13 2011 18:28:00

Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives are considering misdemeanor charges against rapper The Game for allegedly tweeting the phone number of a sheriff's station and prompting hundreds of his followers to flood dispatchers and deputies with phone calls, a spokesman said.

CNNMoney: Back to school deals your 'friend' on Facebookupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 13:29:00

Expensive TV and newspaper ads are so passé. This year retailers are betting on Facebook to hype their deals on backpacks and jeans during the critical back to school shopping season.

Congress gathering debt-crisis feedback via Facebookupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 19:34:00

As members of Congress navigate the shifting political sands of the debt-ceiling crisis, many of them are turning to a digital platform more associated with sharing personal updates and funny videos about cats: Facebook.

Who says social games are shallow?updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 12:58:00

Popular wisdom holds that because they're more intuitive, approachable and inviting than traditional video games, social games are shallow.

Twitter is handy tool for airline passengersupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 10:37:00

When you're traveling and something goes wrong, all you want is for someone to help you get back on track. That used to mean lengthy lines in the airport or long hold times on the phone, but that's been changing, thanks to social media. Airlines are quickly learning that social media tools, particularly Twitter, can act as an excellent customer service channel.

Twitter: Good and bad in 140 charactersupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 10:37:00

Twitter gives users unfiltered access to one another. It's a strength and a curse. CNN's Doug Gross explains.

New tools aim to plug Facebook leaksupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 17:38:00

Your Facebook friends aren't the only ones reading those wall posts.

Ebert's Facebook page deleted amid 'Jackass,' Olympian scrapsupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 16:56:00

It's been a scrappy day on social media for Roger Ebert.

Most Twitter users access service from their phones, study saysupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 17:17:00

Among U.S. adults who go online, 13% use Twitter -- and more than half (54%) of these people access the popular social media service with their mobile phone, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

10 fascinating Facebook facts -- and what they say about usupdated: Fri May 27 2011 06:02:00

A study released this week revealed that 47% of Facebook users have swear words on their pages. A survey last week, meanwhile, showed that undergraduate men who talk about alcohol on Facebook tend to have more friends.

LinkedIn's IPO is a watershed moment for social mediaupdated: Fri May 20 2011 12:36:00

When the dust settled on LinkedIn's IPO on Thursday afternoon, the company was valued at $8.9 billion, making it worth more than household names like JC Penney, Electronic Arts and Chipotle.

Sid Meier: Games are taking over the worldupdated: Tue May 10 2011 16:36:00

Sid Meier is the director of creative development at Firaxis Games. But to millions, he's better known as the "Father of Computer Gaming."

Bin Laden's death sets Twitter recordupdated: Mon May 02 2011 17:31:00

Online chatter about the death of Osama bin Laden was so intense on Sunday night that Twitter set a new record.

CNNMoney: Who pays Charlie Sheen? Ask Ad.lyupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 14:01:00

Charlie Sheen's 20-city "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour might be off to a rough start -- but the guys who helped turn his tweets into gold are watching their business take off like a rocket.

Why makers of Facebook games get no respectupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 19:27:00

In the world of gaming, money doesn't necessarily buy respect.

2009: What is LinkedIn?updated: Fri Feb 25 2011 22:29:00

CNN's Sasha Herriman gets a refresher course on LinkedIn, an online social networking site aimed at professionals.

China blocks access to LinkedInupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 22:29:00

Users in China are reporting that access to LinkedIn has been blocked throughout the country. By all indications, it seems that the popular career networking site has run afoul of the country's infamous Great Firewall.

As mobile games rise, studios fear for blockbusters' futureupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 08:07:00

Blockbuster videogame heroes have tamed the Wild West, repelled alien invasions and driven the Nazis from Normandy. But can they fight off "Angry Birds"?

Egypt's revolution through social mediaupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 21:16:00

Internet shutdowns have crippled Egypt's information flow but social media is propelling the revolution.

Social media's role in Egypt protestsupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 11:51:00

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom shows the impact of social media surrounding the Egypt protests.

Social media @ the front line in Egyptupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 11:51:00

As in Tunisia, the protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize.

Farmville reeling in playersupdated: Tue Dec 28 2010 09:22:00

In March, CNN's Pauline Chiou talked with Zynga Games CEO Mark Pincus about his company's addictive online games.

Online sharing: The rock 'n' roll of the digital generation?updated: Thu Dec 16 2010 09:57:00

The story has become a cliché when talk turns to young people and the internet:

Privacy and the Web's 'signal-to-noise ratio'updated: Wed Dec 15 2010 10:43:00

At the dawn of the internet era, the priority was to figure out how to let more people access the world's information.

Facebook and Twitter slam door on WikiLeaks avengersupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 08:11:00

Both Facebook and Twitter have closed accounts corresponding to Anonymous, a formerly 4chan-linked group organizing a string of DDoS attacks on organizations that refuse to work with WikiLeaks.

CNNMoney: LinkedIn CEO: We're adding a new user every secondupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 13:41:00

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner spilled some new statistics Wednesday highlighting the business networking site's rapid global growth.

Can Facebook get you fired? Playing it safe in the social media worldupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 17:00:00

Rants about your boss or your job may have once been reserved for during after-work drinks at a bar, but employee gripes are now being voiced in the social media sphere.

Dare to trash your boss on Facebook?updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 17:00:00

CNN hits the streets to find out if anyone is brave enough to talk trash about their boss on Facebook.

Facebook offers partner deals on clothes, food, moviesupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 16:26:00

Connecting with friends is great, but Facebook will soon help you score a free pair of pants.

No dearth of U.S. voter resources onlineupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 23:49:00

"I forgot to vote" won't be a valid excuse for most Americans surfing the Web on Tuesday.

Social media key to small businessesupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 14:12:00

CNN's Christine Romans reports on the importance of social media for small businesses.

Using social media to improve your businessupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 14:12:00

You've tried to, but so far, your foray into social media marketing is not adding to sales, just to headaches.

First Foursquare badge unlocked in spaceupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 12:17:00

Astronaut Douglas Wheelock checked in on Foursquare on Friday, 220 miles above Earth, becoming the first person to use the location-based social network in space.

'FarmVille' coming to the iPadupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 15:38:00

Sharpen up your hoes, Apple fans. "FarmVille" has cropped up on the iPad.

The internet kills Gap's new logoupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:18:00

The internet's logo snobs won this one.

Gap's new logo fails quicklyupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 22:18:00

Social media consultant Peter Shankman talks to CNN's Richard Quest about the quick reaction to Gap's new logo.

Foursquare outage caused by rogue serverupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 08:50:00

Mobile check-in app Foursquare's Monday outage happened after staff tried to fix one problem and somehow triggered another.

What the 'Like' button means for web trafficupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 10:06:00

The new-this-year-yet-somehow-already-ubiquitous Facebook Like button has been around just long enough to generate some interesting numbers relating to Facebook users and web traffic.

Why the no-fun 'FarmVille' is so popularupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 09:04:00

Zynga's hit Facebook game "FarmVille" is arguably the most widely played video game in existence. What is especially impressive about that is that "FarmVille" isn't any fun.

Fake earthquake disaster drill tests Facebook, Twitterupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 17:43:00

If your Facebook page or Twitter feed lights up with news of a tsunami off the California coast, don't get too worried.

CNNMoney: Social gaming's surprising cash cowsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 04:14:00

The stereotypical "gamer" is a teenage boy locked in his basement, playing World of Warcraft with a cube of Mountain Dew at his side. But games on social networks like Facebook have redefined the genre, and they're reaching previously untapped customers: Older women have become a key fan base.

Report: Older users flocking to Facebook, Twitterupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 11:21:00

Nancy Ehrlich was nearing 50 and frustrated, teaching at her small Pennsylvania town's elementary school with colleagues who didn't share her love of technology.

Facebook Places: Here's how it worksupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 12:49:00

Facebook has rolled out its long-awaited location feature, Facebook Places, an application that lets users "check in" on their mobile phones so friends know where they're hanging out and what they're doing.

Facebook introduces check-in featureupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 11:58:00

Social-networking giant Facebook has entered the check-in world.

Do 'FarmVille' spoofs mean we're sick of social games?updated: Tue Aug 17 2010 10:52:00

Even as Facebook titles like "FrontierVille" and "Restaurant City" continue to attract millions of players, interest in social games may be waning.

People posing, and talking, as their pets on Facebookupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 09:42:00

There's nothing too unusual about the way Shiva Lingham starts her day. After a quick breakfast, she goes upstairs and crawls into her mom's unmade bed.

CNNMoney: Flipboard hype crashes iPad app's serversupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 10:46:00

Just hours into its public debut, the highly anticipated, glowingly reviewed, social media aggregating iPad application called Flipboard crashed.

Imitation breeds success for 'FrontierVille'updated: Tue Jul 20 2010 12:06:00

These days, it's impossible to overstate the popularity of games for social networks, with Facebook titles like "Pet Society," "Happy Aquarium" and "Zoo World" all boasting massive followings.

Microsoft Launches Outlook Facebook Integrationupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 10:31:00

Microsoft is announcing today that it has integrated Facebook and Windows Live Messenger into Outlook, bringing the streams of millions of Facebook users into inboxes across the world.

'Google Me' site may be in the worksupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 15:28:00

If online reports are to be believed, Google could be cooking up a rival for Facebook -- and bringing the maker of popular social games like "FarmVille" with them.

Social media may help smokers kick habitupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 09:09:00

"I'm on my 800th quit attempt," Justin Randolph, 28, announced recently on a Facebook page created by the New York City Department of Public Health to help smokers become ex-smokers.

When and how to 'friend' your new bud onlineupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 18:07:00

Dealing with other people is hard enough IRL ("in real life," for those among you who are not abject tech geeks). Add social media into the equation, and you have myriad opportunities to make enemies and alienate people.

FarmVille and Mafia Wars coming to Yahooupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 18:35:00

Fresh off a deal that will keep 'FarmVille," "Mafia Wars" and other popular Zynga titles on Facebook for at least the next five years, the company has inked a partnership with Yahoo to bring its social games to the Internet giant's massive userbase.

Some quitting Facebook as privacy concerns escalateupdated: Fri May 14 2010 10:43:00

Concerns over Facebook's new privacy policy and the online social network's recent efforts to spread its information across the Web have led some of the site's faithful to delete their accounts -- or at least to try to.

Workplace rants on social media are headache for companiesupdated: Thu May 13 2010 11:43:00

One by one, the office Casanova dated several of his female co-workers at a small technology firm in California. His dating escapades turned public -- and problematic -- when he chronicled his opinions of the women on Facebook.

Survey: More Americans get news from Internet than newspapers or radioupdated: Mon May 10 2010 11:54:00

More Americans get their news from the Internet than from newspapers or radio, and three-fourths say they hear of news via e-mail or updates on social media sites, according to a new report.

Principal calls for Facebook banupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 21:17:00

A New Jersey middle school principal urges parents to ban their kids from Facebook. He spoke with CNN's Kiran Chetry.

Principal to parents: Take kids off Facebookupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 21:17:00

In a move likely to earn him few Facebook friend requests from tweens, a New Jersey middle school principal is calling for parents to yank their children from all social-networking sites.

How can small companies make money from social media?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 00:12:00

Do an online search for the phrase "Has Bean Steve" and see the results that pop up: "Has Bean Steve" is on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Vimeo, YouTube, and LinkedIn, not to mention at least a dozen or so blogs, forums and other social networking sites.

CNNMoney: Lawbreakers foiled by Facebookupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 06:16:00

You might be surprised to learn who's following you on Twitter, or who your Facebook friends really are.

Fortune: How LinkedIn will fire up your careerupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 18:14:00

If you need a job, or just want a better one, here's a number that will give you hope: 50,000. That's how many people the giant consulting firm Accenture plans to hire this year. Yes, actual jobs, with pay. It's looking for telecom consultants, finance experts, software specialists, and many more. You could be one of them -- but will Accenture find you?

Social media at work -- bane or boon?updated: Mon Mar 08 2010 20:30:00

Social media are, by definition, supposed to be a social experience. Make a profile and start connecting. Reach out to friends, old and new. Post a profile picture, and while you're at it upload a photo album of your trip to Greece so others can see and comment.

Residents use social media to fight organized crime in Mexicoupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 13:25:00

Renewed violence in Mexican cities bordering Texas has ignited fear among nearby residents, some of whom have turned to social media despite cartels' efforts to limit information.

U.S. military OKs use of online social mediaupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 19:03:00

U.S. military personnel are officially allowed to tweet.

Pentagon's Internet about-faceupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 19:03:00

The Defense Department has given the OK for some service members to use social media. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.

Gibbs on Twitterupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 15:25:00

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs discusses whether his tweets are governed by the Presidential Records Act.

White House spokesman on Twitter: 'Watch out Kim Kardashian!'updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 15:25:00

Soon after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs joined Twitter, he was already getting caught up in a race to amass as many followers as reality TV star and notorious tweeter Kim Kardashian.

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