Social Media

(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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Police: 3 Juveniles Arrested After Teen Sisters Attacked In Trenton Park

The violent encounter was caught on video and shared on social media.

04/10/2015

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Woman Gets Permission To Serve Divorce Papers Via Facebook

The woman’s lawyer says she hasn’t been able to serve the papers the good old fashioned way because the man has no fixed address or place of employment.

04/07/2015

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Instagram Account Shines A Spotlight On The Garden State

“Jersey Collective” is an Instagram account that showcases the beauty of New Jersey and the many talents of the people who live there.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

(The "I Stand With Bob" web site.)

Online Campaign Aims to Bolster Support for Embattled US Sen. Menendez

Following yesterday’s indictment of Menendez on corruption charges, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee created a Twitter account and a hashtag: #IStandWithBob.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

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New Facebook App Allows Users To Add To Friends’ Shared Video Clips

With Facebook’s latest video-sharing app, called “Riff,” users can add their own video onto the original.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

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Live Streaming App Popularity Could Be Game Changer For Social Networks, Users

Live streaming apps Meerkat and Twitter-owned Periscope are the most talked about apps right now on social media.

04/02/2015

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Facebook Introduces ‘Scrapbooks’ Photo Feature

Facebook is once again taking something old-school and trying to make it easier.

04/01/2015

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Coffee Chain Offering Limited-time Birthday Cake Frappuccino

Fans of Starbucks took to social media to express their delight at the announcement.

03/26/2015

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James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ Social Media Pitch Speaks On Digital Age

Corden’s seemingly never-ending list of social media accounts to follow him on is both a hilarious joke and a commentary on the digital age humans live in now

03/25/2015

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Instagram Adding Collage Feature To Its Photo-Posting App

With “Layout,” Instagram users will be able to build collages using photos from their camera roll, which they can then share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(Following his online tweet, US senator Ted Cruz made a live announcement of his run for the presidency at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.    Photo by Paul J. Richards/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Leads Presidential Pack in Use of Social Media To Announce Candidacy

US senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) was the first to formally announce his presidential run. And instead of a ballroom and podium, he opted for another platform: Twitter.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

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ISIS and Social Media Report Examined At SXSW

Authors Jonathan Morgan and Jim Berger analyzed a sample of 20,000 ISIS supporting Twitter accounts and found that even though ISIS has only been active under that name for less than 2 years, it has an extremely active and connected group on Twitter.

03/18/2015

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KYW at SXSW: Anonymous App ‘Yik Yak’ Addressing Cyberbullying Concerns

Today, at the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, Tex., the cofounders of Yik Yak took the stage to defend the service against criticisms that it enabled cyberbullying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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