Melony Roy

(Jamillia Kamara, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Forbes' "Under 30 Summit."  Photo by Melony Roy)

Attendees and Philadelphia Officials Aglow After ‘Under 30 Summit’ Wraps Up Here

Bringing all of that billionaire brainpower to Philadelphia was a coup for the city, and one that officials including Mayor Nutter hope to see repeated.

15 hours ago

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Social Media Advice Guru Brings Book Tour To Philadelphia

The Woman Code is in stores now and Nelson’s book tour stops in Philadelphia tonight at the Rittenhouse Square Barnes and Noble.

10/15/2014

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Philadelphia Woman Creates Mobile Site To Help Twitter Users Feel Less Lonely

The Lonely Project is a mobile website that displays tweets about loneliness.

10/12/2014

(The "Visit Philly" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency Gets High Marks For Social Media Usage

A new report by a global travel industry intelligence and marketing firm ranks Philadelphia as one of the world’s leaders when it comes to social media for September 2014.

10/09/2014

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Twitter Sues For Right To Make US Government’s User Inquiries Public

Twitter, the social media firm, is suing the FBI and the US Department of Justice in an effort to get so-called “transparency reports” declassified.

10/08/2014

(Melody Wong, a Philadelphia native who grew up in Hong Kong, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Melony Roy.)

In U.S., Social Media Providing Unfiltered Glimpses of Hong Kong Activity

“I think what is portrayed on social media is more accurate than what is portrayed on traditional media,” says Melody Wong, a Philadelphia native who grew up in Hong Kong.

10/07/2014

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Facebook Vows To Be More Careful When Experimenting With Users

In a blog post, Facebook vowed to do things “better” and “in the most responsible way” when it comes to experiments on its users. But Drexel cyber security expert Dr. Rob D’ividio says the social network needs to go much further.

10/04/2014

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Drag Queens Get Apology From Facebook For ‘Real Names Only’ Dustup

Facebook has fulfilled its promise to meet with leaders of the gay and lesbian community after the enforcement of the social media behemoth’s “real names only” policy led to the suspension of several drag queens’ accounts.

10/03/2014

(Melony Roy's brand-new page in the Ello site.)

Alternative to Facebook In Very Early Stages of Ramp-Up

Ello has only been available online for little over a month, but it’s popularity is growing. It claims to be the alternative to the world’s largest social network.

09/30/2014

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Twitter Releases Guide Of Do’s And Don’ts For Politicians

Twitter’s new guide for politicians and campaigns details the do’s and don’ts of using the social network.

09/20/2014

(A portion of the Twitter feeed of @FanSince09.)

Philadelphia Alleged Gay-Bashing Incident Could Draw Internet Sleuths Into Court

Should Internet sleuths who helped police identify suspects expect to be drawn into a courtroom as the case proceeds? Local attorney Michael Diamondstein says “yes.”

09/18/2014

Brittany Lynn (Photo Provided)

Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Has Drag Queens Petitioning For Change

Facebook’s “real name policy” is not new, but its enforcement is causing a stir in the LGBT community — specifically for drag queens.

09/18/2014

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New, Exclusive Social Network Launches Worldwide

“Netropolitan” creator James Touchi-Peters calls his new social network an online community for affluent and busy people.

09/17/2014

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Tech Entrepreneur Says Unplug From Facebook And Experience People

“Experience People” is a tour against digital addiction and it’s in Philadelphia today.

09/16/2014

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Facebook, Anheuser-Busch Team Up For New Birthday Beer Promotions

A new Budweiser promotion claims “Beer is the original social network,” so it’s teaming up with the world’s largest social network to help bridge the physical and digital world.

09/13/2014

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