Social Media

(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

Suspect Jamal Bethea. (credit: Mercer County Prosecutor's Office)

Cops: NJ Man Bound, Gagged And Dunked Girlfriend In Bathtub Over Social Media Use

A New Jersey man bound, gagged and repeatedly dunked his girlfriend in a tub full of water because he was angry over the woman’s use of social media, investigators said.

03/17/2015

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North Jersey Mother Turns To Social Media To Help Find Her Missing Children

Kristopher Dohm reportedly asked to take the children to Nevada to see his sick father, but they never went to Nevada or came home.

03/17/2015

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Survey: Millennials Pay Attention To The News, But How They Get It Is Changing

The survey of Americans ages 18 to 34, sometimes called the millennial generation, found that two-thirds of respondents said they consume news online regularly, often on a social networking site.

03/16/2015

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Starlike App

Starlike brings together all of the items your friends have favorited or starred on sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

03/11/2015

(The Facebook page created for the birthday of officer Robert Wilson III's son.)

Facebook Community Tries To Brighten Birthday a Bit For Son of Slain Philadelphia Cop

Quahmier Wilson turned ten years old today, just four days after the death of his father during a shootout with robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf Fields Questions At ‘Twitter Town Hall’

From school funding to the future of coal, Gov. Tom Wolf spent a half-hour on Twitter fielding Pennsylvanians’ tweeted questions about his agenda.

02/24/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Kids & Social Awards

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

02/20/2015

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3 On Your Side: How Prepared Are You For Digital Afterlife?

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at what to consider about the digital afterlife.

02/19/2015

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Social Media Today: Twitter Fiction Festival, Snapchat Update, Reddit Donates

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Image from the anti-heroin video produced by the Bucks County DA's office.)

Bucks County, Pa. Debuts Online Video Spotlighting the Tragedy of Heroin Addiction

Prosecutors say the video, “Heroin Kills,” tells the heartwrenching account of a mother who prays she’ll never get the call that her daughter has died of an overdose.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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#CrackingTheCase: NJ State Police Get Help On Social Media

New Jersey State Police wants villains to go viral. Using Twitter and Facebook, the department has created a CSI of social media with more than 120,000 followers.

02/18/2015

Deadly stabbing outside bar in Philadelphia. (credit: Justin Finch)

Two Members Of Nicki Minaj’s Tour Stabbed, One Fatally, In Philadelphia

Minaj herself tweeted the news, including a photograph of the victims.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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