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Yo: Publicized, Popular and Now Hacked

June 20, 2014 | 4:25 pm

Yo: Publicized, Popular and Now Hacked

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App an overnight sensation, experiencing both a surge in popularity and exposure of big security holes.

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Infographic Looks at Seminal Events in 2013 Social Media

December 26, 2013 | 11:41 pm

Infographic Looks at Seminal Events in 2013 Social Media

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What we shared: The Syrian government on Instagram, the Harlem Shake, and what did that fox say?

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Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

September 26, 2013 | 9:02 am

Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

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A federal judge threw out murder convictions of five cops after prosecutors’ online comments.

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Why Oakland Firefighters Are Tweeting Fire Photos

April 14, 2013 | 5:00 am

Why Oakland Firefighters Are Tweeting Fire Photos

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I glanced at my Twitter feed the other day and did a double take. Flame was erupting from a house in Oakland in a photograph tweeted by OaklandFireLive. Another photo showed firefighters on the roof of the building, smoke billowing around them. For a moment it looked like a new social media extreme: firefighters pausing […]

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Proposition 8: Follow the Action in D.C. Through Tweets and Photos

March 26, 2013 | 5:40 am

Proposition 8: Follow the Action in D.C. Through Tweets and Photos

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San Francisco’s Zynga Narrows Losses as Game Maker Cuts Costs

February 5, 2013 | 3:59 pm

San Francisco’s Zynga Narrows Losses as Game Maker Cuts Costs

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by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Online games company Zynga said its loss narrowed in the latest quarter even though revenue was largely unchanged as the company cut expenses by laying off workers, closing offices and shutting down older games. The results exceeded Wall Street’s muted expectations and Zynga Inc.’s battered […]

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Facebook Announces Social Search; What it Means For Privacy

January 15, 2013 | 10:09 am

Facebook Announces Social Search; What it Means For Privacy

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Facebook officials announced a new social search feature called Graph Search at a much-hyped press event this morning. You can try it out, sign up to be a beta tester and get a preview here. From Facebook’s website: Graph Search will appear as a bigger search bar at the top of each page. When you search […]

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The Year in Social Media

December 30, 2011 | 12:38 pm

The Year in Social Media

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Some might call the Bay Area the very hub of social media….Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+. And some other sites you haven’t yet heard of but will make you feel bad next year because everyone will be using them except you and your 66-year-old Aunt who likes to forward you jokes about how incompetent the […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Admits ‘A Bunch of Mistakes’ as Facebook Settles Privacy Complaints

November 29, 2011 | 12:33 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Admits ‘A Bunch of Mistakes’ as Facebook Settles Privacy Complaints

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If you’ve ever felt that your information was never truly private on Facebook, the federal government agrees; and today the Palo Alto-based social network announced it would settle charges related to those very concerns. The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Facebook, resolving its claims that the company repeatedly deceived members about just […]

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April 11, 2011 | 3:40 pm

Video: Poet Billy Collins on Social Media, Twitter, and Poetry

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins was on our KQED Forum last week to discuss his new anthology, Horoscopes of the Dead. Afterwards, KQED News Interactive Producer Amanda Stupi asked him what he thought, as a poet, of social media. The conversation then turned to the representation of poetry in electronic form. “A poem is […]

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