Categories for Social Networking

Twitter Admits Staffing Gender Imbalance

October 21, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1969
Twitter has become the latest tech firm to admit that most of its staff members are men. Releasing its gender and ethnic diversity data, the firm said it had “a lot of work to do”. It joins Facebook, Google and Yahoo in admitting that women are in the minority in their workforces. An expert warned… View Article

Food misconceptions: Is Facebook making you fear food?

July 9, 2014 5:39 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3912
“Soy causes cancer.” “Gluten may lead to autism.” “There’s yoga mat material in your sandwich!” “Sugar feeds cancer!” Are your Facebook friends making you afraid to eat? New research in the journal Food Quality and Preference identifies who fears food the most —and it’s probably those of us most addicted to social media. In other… View Article

Facebook conducted research study on user’s emotions

July 3, 2014 4:40 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3030
Facebook has generated anger among members of its social network after a study surfaced tied to its users’ news feeds. Earlier this month, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a study conducted by a Facebook data scientist and two other researchers from the University of California and Cornell University on how… View Article

Student Who Pounced On A Seattle Gunman Is A Hero

June 18, 2014 6:31 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 4550
Jon Meis’ reported habit of carrying pepper spray may have saved students’ lives after a man opened fire at a Seattle college. The shooter had just wounded three people Thursday, one of whom died. He was reloading his shotgun when Meis, a volunteer security guard, saw an opening. He doused the gunman with the spray… View Article

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup

June 18, 2014 4:17 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3810
This year’s World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro. Nearly 40 percent of Facebook’s 1.28 billion users are fans of soccer, better known as football outside of the U.S. and Australia. On Tuesday, the world’s… View Article

Facebook Accidentally Rolls Out Snapchat Competitor Slingshot

June 10, 2014 3:35 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2437
Facebook on Monday accidentally launched Slingshot, its latest attempt at creating a Snapchat competitor. It’s not clear how the app launched accidentally but it briefly appeared in the App Store, though it was only available to users in certain countries. The iOS app, which will apparently be launching officially “soon,” allows users to send disappearing… View Article

Travel and tourism professionals: WTTC wants you!

June 10, 2014 12:00 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 3553
Members of the travel and tourism industry are being asked to participate in a new World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) campaign to help change the perception of a career in the sector. Travel and tourism professionals are being asked to create their own 15-second videos to explain why they love working in travel and… View Article

How To Hunt For A Job Using Social Media

March 20, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2247
Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts. Sites like Twitter and Facebook can be fun and frivolous, but they’re also viable business opportunities. Plumbing through accounts, hashtags and personal pages could help launch next potential career. Want to find a writing… View Article