Social Media

Busted! Guy who used Twitter to manipulate stock market indicted

A Scottish trader who manipulated the U.S. stock market via a number of fake Twitter accounts, costing shareholders millions of dollars, has been indicted by the SEC for fraud.
Social Media

Adele admits her team banned her from Twitter for drunk tweeting

If you're a global superstar with millions of Twitter followers, one dodgy tweet after a boozy night out could result in a bigger-than-usual headache the next morning. Fearing just that, Adele has admitted her management team checks all her…
Social Media

Twitter replaces star-shaped favorites with heart-shaped likes

Twitter has replaced the familiar star-shaped Favorite button with a heart-shaped Like button, saying its use will be less confusing to newcomers, and can be used to convey a wider range of internationally understood emotions.
Social Media

Twitter data could aide physicians in providing less stressful MRI scans

Researchers have examined tweets to find ways to improve patient MRI experience. Tweets analyzed include those shared up to the MRI, during, and after to determine how to make MRIs less stressful.
Social Media

Twitter Moments TV ad strikes out with viewers

Twitter aired a 30-second television ad promoting its newest feature, Moments, but the fast-paced commercial ended up being viewed as incomprehensible, crazy, and weird, and left viewers confused.
Social Media

Twitter plans to make money off 500 million logged-out visitors

If you visit Twitter and access content without logging in, you will soon see ads rolling through your feed in Twitter's attempt to earn money from viewers without Twitter accounts.
Social Media

NatGeo continues to dominate among social brands, beating NBA, People, Playboy

According to recent data, NatGeo continues to dominate other brands online regarding social actions on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and might easily retain its lead in the future.
Social Media

Game 1 of the World Series was all anyone talked about on Twitter

Game 1 of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals accumulated 1.085 million tweets from 376,000 Twitter accounts -- that's 600,000 more tweets than any other show on TV last night.
Cool Tech

IBM's new Fan Insight will be installed in NHL's Ottawa Senators' arena

In partnership with the NHL's Ottawa Senators and Canadian Tire Centre, IBM Fan Insight will help track and predict fan behavior. IBM sees the technology as a way for NHL teams to redirect spectators' attention from their smartphones toward…
Social Media

Twitter launches first TV ad campaign in bid to boost user numbers

Twitter's splashing out on new TV ads in a bid to jumpstart its sagging user growth. The first slot, broadcast during the World Series opener Tuesday night, highlighted Moments, the platform's new feature aimed at simplifying the…
Social Media

Honeymoon over for Dorsey as Twitter results disappoint again

Twitter's latest results have disappointed investors again, causing its share value to take a hit. The company is still struggling to attract new users in any great number, and it remains unprofitable, though losses were smaller than a year…
Social Media

Snapchat makes you happier than Facebook and not because of sexting

A recent study coming out of the University of Michigan indicates that Snapchat users are happier and experience more positive emotions when interacting than do users on Facebook.