Melony Roy

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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New Facebook Feature Lets Users Determine What Happens To Their Account After They Die

The feature is called “legacy contact,” and it appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

"Donkey's" being made at the popular Camden spot. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Famous TV Chef Dines On Cheesesteaks At Well-Known Camden Lunch Spot

The upcoming season of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show will feature one of Camden’s oldest and most beloved spots: Donkey’s Place.

02/06/2015

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New Section On Snapchat Will Feature News Coverage

The ephemeral messaging app used by over 100 million smartphone users to send pictures and videos that self-destruct will now host news coverage.

01/31/2015

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Facebook To Feed Users Location-Specific Tips As They Visit Certain Spots

The company says it is rolling out a new feature that uses your phone’s location services to provide more information about the places you visit.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Twitter Adding Video Sharing, Group Messaging Features

In the face of new social media competitors such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, venerable Twitter is rolling out two new features.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Twitter's blog announced the new "While You Were Away" feature.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Catching Up with Your Twitter Feed? Now, They’ve Got a Feature For That

The new tool is called “While You Were Away.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Major League Hacking co-founder Mike Swift. (credit: Melony Roy/KYW)

One Of The Country’s Largest And Best-Known Student Hackathons Takes Place This Weekend In Philadelphia

One of the country’s best-known hackathons is underway and more than 1,000 of the best student programmers from around the world have gathered on UPenn’s campus to learn and create.

01/17/2015

(iPhone screenshots, provided by Facebook)

Facebook Planning Rollout of Approved-For-Workplace Version of Social Network

It was once considered taboo by many to open your Facebook page at work, but the social networking giant is preparing to launch a new product to overcome that notion.

01/14/2015

(A "die-in" was held outside Lincoln Financial Field on December 7th in protest of black men killed at the hands of police.  Photo by Matt Rivers)

Central Bucks District Weighs Career Future of School Counselor After Online Rant

The superintendent of the Central Bucks School District is recommeding the termination of Marykate Blankenburg at tonight’s board meeting.

01/13/2015

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Facebook To Begin Adding Missing-Child Alerts To Nearby Users’ News Feeds

Starting today, Facebook will deliver “Amber Alerts” to its users news feeds in targeted search areas after a child has been abducted.

01/13/2015

(The Twitter feed of US Central Command was renamed "Cyber Caliphate" by unknown hackers.)

U.S. Military Hacked; Apparent Personal Info of Officers Posted Online

The official Twitter account for the US military’s Central Command was hacked today, and the account was then used to post a number of apparently sensitive files.

01/12/2015

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Social Media Today: Social Globes, Twitter Emmy, #JeSuisAhmed

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

01/09/2015

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Social Media Today: Most Popular Brands on Twitter, New Book Club, New Acquisition

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

01/06/2015

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