Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm

A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites. A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale …Find out more from The Guardian

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Social media shows marital discord between Sarai Sierra and husband days …

Social media shows marital discord between Sarai Sierra and husband days before the Staten Island mother was found dead. Steven Sierra, 40, widower of Sarai and father of two posted, ‘Don’t cheat in relationship(s), if you are not happy then just leave …Find out more from New York Daily News

How Social Media Could Change Our Understanding of Children

Too many people roll their eyes about social media. They think of it as a way to waste time or sell things. But social media has tremendous potential. It has tremendous potential to connect us, to make our big world smaller — and it has tremendous …Find out more from Huffington Post (blog)

Individual Intervention: U.S. Connecting With Syrian Officers on Social Media …

We have already seen social media used as a new wartime communication tool, but a new tactic being deployed by the United States government may be taking the practice to a new level. According to the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake, the U.S. has been connecting …Find out more from Forbes

Biz webinars on social media

The first webinar, Intro to Social Media for Businesses, will be noon-1 p.m. Feb. 20. The seminar will show how to build and start executing a social media strategy. It also will focus on the challenges that face B2B companies in social media marketing.Find out more from Crain’s Detroit Business

How Grammy Nominees Stack Up on Social Media

What if Grammys were given out based on popularity on social media? This infographic examines which nominees are dominating Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Going into Sunday’s 55th Grammy Awards, for example, Carly Rae Jepsen’s viral …Find out more from Mashable

Findus and horsemeat: how social media keeps a story on the boil

On Friday morning my Twitter feed was filled with bad puns about Findus and its horsemeat burgers. A fair number, admittedly, at my encouragement; I’d apologise to the freezer chain, but a fetlock of good it would do them. Churchill said that “a lie …Find out more from The Guardian

When Social Media And Romance Mix, It’s Complicated

While social media and smartphones can make our lives more convenient, they can also make create problems for our personal relationships. Psychiatrist Edward Hallowell says he sees often couples whose problems stem from their attachment to technology …Find out more from NPR

Social media helping no one

… the Tweet Kurtz posted and then took down which is causing the hub-ub was posted at 3:19 p.m., after previous references to Chardon schools and funding were made. Either way, it’s been a messy month for Ohio politicos, public officials, and social …Find out more from Columbus Dispatch (blog)

FUD flies as Raytheon reveals social media analysis tool

Defence contractor Raytheon has developed a tool that can mine social media to track predict individuals’ behaviour, according to The Guardian. A global “Big Sinister Defence Company Develops ‘Google For Spies’ That Your Government May Already Have …Find out more from Register

Blog posts about Social Media

Twitter Hashtags in TV Advertising [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media …

This infographic highlights the hashtags featured in different commercials and how they performed during the Super Bowl.More By AnitaLoomba

Using Social Media Technologies to Enhance Online Learning …

The social media technologies encompass a wide variety of Web-based technologies such as blogs, wikis, online social networking, and virtual worlds. This paper examines the relevant published literature, looking at online learning activities …More By fsaba

BBB Tip of the Week: Social media sharing – The Spokesman-Review

Social media sites are quick and fun ways to keep in contact with family and friends. But we may share too much. Profile pages can be one-stop phishing grounds for identity thieves because they may list many personal details such as:More Latest stories

Dumb Ways To Die and social media bullshit – mUmBRELLA

Karalee Evans is sceptical about a comment made at last week’s Meet The Marketers evening when a Metro Trains executive said the organisation had seen.More By mumbrella

Networked Norms: How Tech Startups and Teen Practices …

This is the group blog for the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England. We are a team of social scientists and humanists who use qualitative methods like ethnography and content analysis to study a broad range of online …More By danah boyd