If you have a Facebook profile, you know that the platform allows you to store personal information, but what would happen if Facebook were hacked and everyone’s personal information was compromised?Read on
When the last presidential election took place four years ago, social media was still on the rise (Pinterest and Google+ hadn’t even launched yet!), but over the past few years, new information-sharing websites have popped up and society has dived even further into the world of interactive platforms.Read on
Even if you’re not an avid Twitter user, you’ve still probably seen that little crisscrossed symbol in front of the title of your favorite television show or band name and thought, “What’s that pound sign doing there?”
Or maybe, “What’s that number sign doing there?”
Or if you’re really smart, “What’s that octothorpe doing there?”
In the world of social media, it’s called a “hashtag,” and it’s put in front of a word or phrase as a filter.
Do you use Facebook to get your daily dose of news? It has become a popular trend to log on to the social media website to find out what’s going on in the world. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2012 “State of the News Media” survey, more than double the amount of social media users use Facebook rather than Twitter to stay up-to-date on the news.Read on
So far, the events of this year’s Olympics have been thoroughly tweeted, liked, shared, +1ed, and pinned by social media users. The social media trend, which was still in its beginning stages when the Beijing Olympics of 2008 took place, has dominated the 2012 London Olympics (making it the first-ever “social media Olympics”) and has proven to make the games a little more… chaotic than usual.Read on