Tag Archives: people

Should elected officials block people on social media?

Rick Calvert wants his congressman’s attention. So the Murrieta resident used Facebook and Twitter to send messages to Murrieta’s congressman, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona – no relation. A self-described “lifelong liberal,” Rick Calvert also has produced online videos for Indivisible 42, a grassroots group critical of the conservative congressman. One day, Rick Calvert found himself blocked from viewing Ken Calvert’s ... Read More »

Social media weaning people off newspapers, TV: Assocham

New Delhi: Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now ... Read More »

Websites launched to help people live forever through social media

Don’t worry, when you die, you’ll still be able to update Facebook. IF your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting. Suggesting you can still communicate through social media once you’re dead sounds like an episode of futuristic series Black Mirror, but living forever through our Facebook pages could happen within the decade. Researchers from the University of Melbourne have studied ... Read More »

Binky is the social media app for anti-social people

The internet is a vast wilderness full of politics and cat memes. Navigating social media requires a PhD in Facebook and an intravenous Twitter feed. It’s just flat-out overwhelming — until now. Binky is a new app that aims to rid you of the worst part of every social media platform: people. It’s a brilliant social media experience that provides the ... Read More »

Older people trust smart gadgets less than kids, survey says

The older you are, the less likely you are to trust technology — particularly smart home gadgets in our personal living spaces, according to a new study from an organization called SafeHome. That might not seem like the most shocking finding, but the data in the survey offers a fascinating glimpse into how different generations balance the convenience of today’s gadgets ... Read More »

‘Dude fires people’: How the chaotic Trump news cycle confuses and misinforms the public

Why do we need the White House briefing anyway? After President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, his communications team went to work explaining the decision and ended up contradicting what the president said on national television. The Post’s Margaret Sullivan looks at whether or not we even need a daily White House briefing. (Erin Patrick O’Connor/The Washington Post) Journalism ... Read More »

People More Likely To Choose a Smartwatch Over Glasses

Sure, it seems these days that Google Glass grabs the headlines. But it turns out more people say they would be likely to choose smartwatches over glasses, when it comes to wearable tech. Perhaps more surprisingly, most said they were unlikely to choose either. Of 417 consumers surveyed, 411 respondents answered questions about wearable technology recently posed by the tech ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Introduces Group Video Chat — with Up to Six People at a Time

Back in September, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) launched Messenger Instant Video to allow Facebook Messenger users to broadcast real-time video in Messenger text exchanges. Now the social networking giant has introduced Group Video Chat in Messenger, a real-time video option that has practical business applications. Group Video Chat on Messenger Group Video Chat in Messenger allows up to six people at ... Read More »

My Disability Matters: The social media site helping to connect people with disabilities

PHOTO: Mr Reardon hopes the website will provide a forum for people with disabilities to support each other. (ABC News: Felicity Ogilvie) RELATED STORY: New social network connects people with disabilities online MAP: TAS A social media site created by a Tasmanian man and designed for people with disabilities is being praised by users as a useful place to make ... Read More »

People More Likely To Choose a Smartwatch Over Glasses

Sure, it seems these days that Google Glass grabs the headlines. But it turns out more people say they would be likely to choose smartwatches over glasses, when it comes to wearable tech. Perhaps more surprisingly, most said they were unlikely to choose either. Of 417 consumers surveyed, 411 respondents answered questions about wearable technology recently posed by the tech ... Read More »