Melony Roy

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Pinterest Joining Online Wave of ‘Buy It Now’ Sites

Users of the online social scrapbooking service Pinterest will soon be able to buy items directly through the company’s app, using a new type of pin.

06/03/2015

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Opera Philadelphia Hosting Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD Social Media Preview Night

Ahead of the world premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, Opera Philadelphia is hosting social media night during the final dress rehearsal.

06/03/2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Bethlehem, Pa. Man’s Conviction Over Facebook Posts

Anthony Elonis used Facebook to make a series of violence-laced posts criticizing his wife and others. But he claimed his rants did not amount to “true threats.”

06/01/2015

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Are Your Instagram Photos Really Yours? New Art Collection Reminds Us They Aren’t

Controversial artist Richard Prince’s latest “work of art” contains photos he took from various Instagram accounts without warning or permission.

05/28/2015

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‘Welcome America’ July 4th Concert Lineup Announced

Mayor Nutter said the huge concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will feature The Roots, Miguel, and Jennifer Nettles.

05/26/2015

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Survey: Motorists Doing More Than Texting While Driving

A new survey finds motorists are checking social media, surfing the web and video chatting while behind the wheel.

05/22/2015

(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

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Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015

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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

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