Melony Roy

(Some of the thousands of replies, both well-meaning and less so, that have hit the @POTUS Twitter account. Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

Pres. Obama’s Twitter Account Draws Out The Usual Trolls

The White House says every tweet to or from the president’s account is archived permanently for possible future review.

05/20/2015

(Pres. Obama's Twitter page.)

Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015

(Tumblr's "Post It Forward" site.)

Tumblr Focuses on Social Issues With New Sharing Campaign

The blogging platform “Tumblr” has launched a new campaign to promote positivity and support in online communities.

05/18/2015

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Anonymous App Allows Women To Research Guys Before Dating Them

Lulu is the private network for women to share reviews of the men in their phone’s contact list.

05/08/2015

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New App Helps Identify Sex Predators On Your Teens Facebook Friends List

Do you know all of your teens Facebook friends? Chances are, neither does your teen.

05/01/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 29:  Students from Baltimore colleges and high schools march in protest chanting 'Justice for Freddie Gray' on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore remains on edge in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, though the city has been largely peaceful following a day of rioting this past Monday. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Baltimore Mom Caught On Video Disciplining Child Sparks Online Debate

A Baltimore mom caught on camera smacking her son when she found him participating in rioting is now facing some backlash on social media.

04/30/2015

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Facebook Adds Video Chat To List Of Features

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will allow video chatting on its Messenger app.

04/29/2015

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Facebook Urging Users To Donate To Nepal Quake Relief Effort

The social networking site has added a message at the top of its news feed urging its members to donate funds to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(The Google Person Finder web page.)

Internet Giants Jump Into Nepal Earthquake Relief and Social Support Efforts

Facebook is offering its “Safety Check” feature. Google, which lost a senior employee in an avalanche as a result of the earthquake, has activated its “Person Finder” tool.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

NHL Cracks Down on Live Streaming at Its Hockey Games

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly sent a memo to team presidents and credentialed media reiterating the league’s policy on streaming footage.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

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Twitter Updates Direct Messaging

Twitter has announced that all 288 million monthly active users will now have the option to receive direct messages for any user.

04/20/2015

Tim Tebow (Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

Twitterverse Lights Up With Reaction to Tim Tebow News

“Tebow mania” is once again all over social media, after news that the quarterback is headed to Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

AwarenessCone creator Victoria Harris (Photo provided by Victoria)

Philly Woman Using Social Media To Bring Awareness To Safety Issue In The City

Victoria Harris created “@AwarenessCone” three weeks ago after she noticed more and more orange safety cones popping up around the city.

04/17/2015

(A frame from Hillary Clinton's online video announcing her run for president in 2016.)

Analyst Sees Hillary Clinton Social Media Focus As Tiny Part of a Bigger Strategy

Clinton announced her plans to run for the presidency on several social media sites. A local political consultant says a social media strategy is both critically important and totally irrelevant at the same time.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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Which Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate Most Effectively Uses Social Media?

All six of the democratic candidates are on Twitter but some are more active than others.

04/11/2015

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