Social Media

Kidnap victim Denise Huskins, once accused of hoax, fends off social media attack

An undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. (File photo courtesy of the Vallejo Police Department) By KEITH SHARON / STAFF WRITER FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL COMMENTS PRINT SEND PDF She was kidnapped, beaten, stuffed in the trunk of a car and called a liar by police before she was vindicated. Now, Denise Huskins is describing in ... Read More »

Strangers, Supporters, Family React to Trevon Johnson’s Death on Social Media

When 17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot multiple times and killed by a DuPage County deputy late Sunday night near Villa Park, it didn’t go unnoticed by the national community. Some upset citizens took to social media to express their feelings about Johnson’s death, no matter what those feelings were. Take a look at a handful of public posts: Get free ... Read More »

Wolff: Social media, celebrity deaths and debating greatness

(Photo: PAUL BUCK, EPA) 25CONNECTTWEET 4LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Social media seems to best express itself in unctuous banalities, angry politics, and in celebrity deaths. Last week the supporting actress, minor wit, and hard-living Hollywood denizen, Carrie Fisher, died at 60 of natural causes and was immediately hailed across social media as a major American talent and national model of pluck and fortitude. ... Read More »

I’m quitting social media this New Year – here’s why

I’m quitting social media. The HORROR. Whoa, whoa there: I’m not about setting unrealistic goals so I’m still allowing myself the occasional browse (capped at 10 minutes) but strictly no posting. Now, I’m not the *biggest* ‘poster’ ever anyway, maybe once or twice a week on Instagram and Facebook, but I’ve started using Instagram Stories daily and my browsing is ... Read More »

Social media seems to be widening the social chasm

[Photo/IC] An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about public affairs that he keeps re-transmitting stories, essays, even hearsays, on a lot of things to his WeChat contacts. What is surprising is that he had never seemed interested in many of the things in the past.that he keeps re-transmitting stories, ... Read More »

Mariah New Year’s meltdown tops social media

Mariah Carey‘s New Year’s Eve snafu had people talking on social media last week. ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” generated 3.80 million social interactions across Facebook and Twitter, according to Nielsen, easily No. 1 among entertainment series and specials for the week ended Jan. 1. That was roughly 3.5 million interactions more than USA’s “WWE ... Read More »

A Wendy’s tweet just went viral for all the wrong reasons

Wendy’s learned the hard way on Wednesday that you can go from top of the world to bottom of the barrel with just one tweet. After gaining praise from social media users on Monday for “owning” a troll on Twitter, the burger chain fell from grace after posting a Pepe the Frog meme in response to a customer. The image, ... Read More »

Microsoft Garage Launches Send, a Text Message-Like Email App

Email can be an essential part of business communication. But it can be frustrating when you just want to fire off a quick message to a coworker from your phone and have to mess around with subject lines and the like. Microsoft Garage, a project lab where employees from all areas of the company can turn their ideas into projects, ... Read More »

10 Camera Apps You Need for Your Android Phone Besides Instagram

If you’re looking for better images for your website or content marketing activities, you may not need a new camera. Sometimes a new app will do. The latest generation of smartphones are built with content creation in mind. And the right apps can make that content even better. The 10 Android camera apps on this list have tools to make ... Read More »

Video Wars: WeVideo, Apple Innovate While Facebook Lags Behind With Important Tools

When it comes to digital marketing, video is the undisputed king. And although engaging videos are generally more difficult for companies to produce and distribute, social media has totally streamlined the process. YouTube has opened up the floodgates in terms of accessibility, while competitors like WeVideo, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have made it simpler than ever for companies to ... Read More »