Melony Roy

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Social Media Today: Instagram Update, Messenger Milestone, Twitter Partners With WAM

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

11/11/2014

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Facebook Spotlights Fight Against Ebola in Users’ News Feeds

After donating $25 million of his own money to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is inviting members of the social network to join the battle.

11/06/2014

(File photo.  Credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/ AFP/ Getty Images)

The Owners Of Ebola.com Score Six Figure Payday

The owners of Ebola.com have sold the domain to the “highest” bidder.

11/01/2014

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Facebook Controls How Over A Billion People Get Their News

The world’s largest social network now controls how over one billion people are learning about what’s going on in the news.

10/30/2014

(The Facebook "Rooms" app, available free in the Apple App Store.)

Facebook Creates ‘Rooms’ App For Anonymous Interactions

If you want to go where nobody knows your name, Facebook has launched a new app.

10/23/2014

(The Color of Change web site)

Thursday Nights at 9: Online Town Hall Meetings To Inspire Black Civic Engagement

ColorOfChange.org is hosting the series of Twitter Townhalls beginning at 9pm each Thursday, during the commercial breaks of “Scandal.”

10/23/2014

(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.

10/22/2014

(credit: Ken Rochon)

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

(Photo provided by Transgender Law Center)

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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