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Is Facebook horning in on the anonymous app wave?updated Wed Oct 08 2014 12:59:28

As the reigning champion of social media, Facebook has adopted a fairly consistent strategy in dealing with upstart competitors: If you can't buy 'em, copy 'em.

The 5 biggest Facebook hoaxesupdated Thu Oct 02 2014 12:23:11

Seriously, don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

Apparently This Matters: Amputated leg lampupdated Fri Sep 26 2014 16:41:54

It took a lot of effort for Leo Bonten to turn his amputated leg into a fully functional lamp. For starters, he had to break the damn thing in a freak kiddie pool accident.

Apparently This Matters: Slipping on banana peelsupdated Fri Sep 19 2014 20:22:44

If you asked me -- and God knows nobody has -- I would have to guess that never in the history of humankind has anyone ever actually slipped on a banana peel.

Facebook -- for rich people (for just $9,000)updated Tue Sep 16 2014 12:24:04

Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills?

Apparently This Matters: Coffee napsupdated Fri Sep 12 2014 17:47:23

I'm a napper.

Facebook testing disappearing postsupdated Thu Sep 11 2014 11:45:26

If you want to use Facebook a little more like Snapchat, you might soon get your chance.

Apparently This Matters: Russian space sex geckosupdated Fri Sep 05 2014 16:23:38

Since the beginning of time, man has looked up into the cosmos at those shiny, twinkling stars and thought, "I wonder if lizards would do each other up there?"

Apparently This Matters: Want to use Tom Hanks' typewriter?updated Fri Aug 22 2014 17:02:53

We all have weird, irrational concerns.

Apparently This Matters: The beauty of big trucksupdated Fri Aug 15 2014 17:31:13

"What does this thing do?"

Have you gotten 'the talk' that Ferguson shooting protesters are posting about?updated Fri Aug 15 2014 17:01:09

If you're African-American, you might have gotten "the talk."

Twitter reviewing policies after Robin Williams' daughter harassedupdated Wed Aug 13 2014 15:52:19

Twitter is looking to revamp its user-protection policies after Zelda Williams, the daughter of comedian Robin Williams, was run off of the social site by abuse in the wake of her father's apparent suicide.

Facebook makes games reveal charges, quit inflating 'likes'updated Fri Aug 08 2014 15:01:30

Facebook games will have to reveal any in-app charges and will no longer be allowed to give players bonuses for "liking" their pages under new rules rolled out for developers this week.

Apparently This Matters: Congratulations! It's a ... zonkey?updated Fri Aug 08 2014 13:48:35

Despite all the political tension in Crimea, it's nice to know things are still safe enough at the zoo for a zebra to get it on with a donkey.

Instagram celebrity Grandma Betty dies of lung cancer updated Sat Aug 02 2014 20:11:06

"Love everybody and be good to everybody. That's the main thing."

Apparently This Matters: MANternity photosupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 21:41:29

Justin Sylvester's wife is pregnant. With a baby.

Hitchhiking robot is halfway across Canadaupdated Fri Aug 01 2014 18:30:38

As far as hitchhikers go, this one looks harmless enough. He or she -- it's hard to tell -- is short and friendly, if a little fashion-challenged.

Facebook: Get Messenger app or elseupdated Tue Jul 29 2014 15:51:56

For mobile users who text with friends via Facebook, it's almost time to download the social-media giant's dedicated app for doing so, or lose the ability.

Apparently This Matters: French Girls gone wildupdated Sat Jul 26 2014 15:56:20

There's a famous scene in the movie "Titanic" where Rose turns to Jack and says, "I want you to draw me like one of your French girls."

Apparently This Matters: Facebook bracelets at Tomorrowlandupdated Fri Jul 18 2014 09:44:17

For several months in 2003, I did the whole European backpacker thing. Which is to say I've seen nearly every cathedral within 1,000 square miles of the Danube.

World Cup walloped social-media recordsupdated Mon Jul 14 2014 12:28:49

In terms of online entertainment, the World Cup seemed to have it all.

Apparently This Matters: Death metal without oxygenupdated Fri Jul 11 2014 14:34:43

The other day I saw a death metal band hanging out by their tour van in the parking lot behind a club. They were all dressed in black, and may or may not have been working on lyrics to a new song about fire and lamb meat.

The most brutal (and funny) Germany vs. Brazil tweetsupdated Wed Jul 09 2014 11:26:12

You had to feel sorry for the home team when host country Brazil got trounced 7-1 by Germany in their World Cup final match on Tuesday.

World Cup becoming biggest social-media event everupdated Mon Jun 23 2014 12:32:59

Clint Dempsey may have scored the go-ahead goal for the United States in what would ultimately be a gut-wrenching tie with Portugal in Sunday's World Cup game. But on social media, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was three times as popular as the American striker.

Apparently This Matters: My Kids Suckupdated Fri Jun 20 2014 17:03:36

There are two good reasons to own a giant trampoline.

#WhenFacebookWasDown: Widespread outage reported updated Thu Jun 19 2014 08:09:49

Those early birds who start their day with a visit to Facebook were met Thursday morning with a rare error message: The social media giant appeared to be down.

Social media battle augments Iraq bloodshedupdated Tue Jun 17 2014 18:22:14

It's a truth of warfare in the digital era: Bullets and bombs often are augmented by status updates and tweets.

New Facebook app forces you to trade messagesupdated Tue Jun 17 2014 15:52:32

As expected, Facebook has launched a Snapchat-like mobile app that lets users trade ephemeral photo- and video-based messages.

What Clinton says, Clinton memesupdated Mon Jun 16 2014 07:24:11

As recently as 2011, Hillary Clinton was seen by many as a respected but polarizing figure: Smart and accomplished, sure, but controlled and somewhat humorless. In the infamous faint praise of her rival-turned-boss Barack Obama, she was "likable enough."

Apparently This Matters: Service dog has his day in school yearbookupdated Fri Jun 13 2014 18:51:53

I would love to say my dog is intellectually qualified to be a service animal. But he's not. There's barely enough brainpower there to be a lamp.

Apparently This Matters: Vincent van Gogh's 3-D printed earupdated Fri Jun 06 2014 16:44:16

I've never really needed an extra ear.

The CIA sends its first tweet (or not)updated Fri Jun 06 2014 15:56:37

They're late to the party, but the spooks have finally joined Twitter.

Facebook pressed to return money from ads promoting Syrian presidentupdated Tue Jun 03 2014 12:04:56

Facebook is facing pressure to return money it accepted to run ads promoting its page for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's presidential campaign.

Apparently This Matters: Weed Fairy leaves free potupdated Fri May 30 2014 16:23:24

I never actually caught a glimpse of the Tooth Fairy when I was young, but she was definitely real and in cahoots with my mom. This, due to the fact that I never woke up to find a Nintendo.

Facebook is cutting back on spammy auto-postsupdated Thu May 29 2014 16:13:32

For the second time in just over a week, Facebook has done an about-face on a feature that has bothered some users for a while.

Forget Godzilla: Facebook rolls out its own dinosaurupdated Fri May 23 2014 16:49:26

It's been a big week for dinosaurs. With "Godzilla" still rampaging at the box office, Facebook also rolled out some privacy changes along with a friendly blue dino to help explain them all.

Apparently This Matters: Mice actually like the wheelupdated Fri May 23 2014 15:57:13

Have you ever seen a man running in a marathon, bleeding from his nipples?

Facebook privacy now defaults to friends onlyupdated Thu May 22 2014 14:31:24

Facebook privacy just got a little more private.

Facebook adds new way to tag updates about music, TVupdated Wed May 21 2014 14:20:43

It's not hard to dash out a Facebook status update saying how much you're digging "House of Cards" or the new Lorde song.

Facebook wants to know if you're dating anyoneupdated Tue May 20 2014 12:43:14

There's no "Hey, baby, what's your sign?" button. But if you have a friend with a mysteriously undefined love life, Facebook may have just become a little more like a singles bar at closing time.

Apparently This Matters: World's oldest sperm is hugeupdated Fri May 16 2014 15:06:21

Brace yourselves, because this week's story is about sperm and poop.

Will Elon Musk fund a Nikola Tesla museum?updated Wed May 14 2014 16:35:40

Inventor Nikola Tesla may have died alone and broke, but he has powerful friends who want to preserve his legacy.

Hyperlocal apps help residents fight crimeupdated Wed May 14 2014 09:28:19

Early this year, a crime spree hit the usually quiet residential neighborhood of Grandview, northeast of downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Twitter to roll out 'mute' featureupdated Tue May 13 2014 12:03:42

You know that friend who has an opinion or a joke about everything? Sure, they're entertaining, but sometimes you wish you could get them to shut up.

Apparently This Matters: America invades virtual Denmarkupdated Fri May 09 2014 17:09:09

I once stayed at a youth hostel in Copenhagen called Sleep in Heaven. Which sounds quite pleasant until you realize that, apparently, heaven is cold and damp and completely infested with bedbugs.

Behind the NSA's mysterious coded tweetupdated Wed May 07 2014 13:02:07

When the National Security Agency sent a tweet Monday filled with garbled nonwords like "tpfccdlfdtte," the Internet was confused, and intrigued.

Apparently This Matters: Airplane armrest for twoupdated Fri May 02 2014 17:20:51

I'm not a violent man. Short, self-doubting gingers tend not to be the fiercest of creatures.

Apparently This Matters: The new Ronald McDonaldupdated Fri Apr 25 2014 15:51:43

For a long time it feels like we haven't seen much of Ronald McDonald. Not for nothing, but I heard he shanked Grimace in a back alley somewhere down in Mexico.

Apparently This Matters: Virtual soda drinkingupdated Fri Apr 18 2014 12:44:34

I haven't had a single Diet Coke in 2014. It was a conscious health decision, and the only real side effect, now, is that the world is awful and I hate everything.

Facebook to make mobile users download Messengerupdated Tue Apr 15 2014 15:34:13

Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded the social-media giant's app designed specifically for that.

Facebook tweaks its privacy settingsupdated Tue Apr 08 2014 21:31:25

Everyone has that friend or family member who unwittingly still posts publicly on Facebook. It's not that they're over-sharers, they just haven't bothered to keep up with the social network's ever-changing and often confusing privacy settings.

Twitter unveils new profile page designupdated Tue Apr 08 2014 11:15:45

Your Twitter profile is about to have a new look.

Anti-tech protesters target Google execupdated Mon Apr 07 2014 16:21:32

This city's anti-tech backlash took a new turn Sunday when protesters lashed out at Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose, waving banners outside his home while demanding that Google fund "anti-capitalist" communities in the Bay Area.

Apparently This Matters: Crap(py) taxidermyupdated Fri Apr 04 2014 15:54:06

The art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting animal skins is called taxidermy, and it can range from classy to creepy depending on whether your subject is a moose, or, say, a homeless drifter.

Why anonymous social networks are scaryupdated Wed Apr 02 2014 18:21:08

In late 2007, a social network called Juicy Campus started going viral at a handful of colleges.

Food app, Facebook 'break up' over promoted postsupdated Mon Mar 31 2014 12:54:38

A food-delivery website is parting ways with Facebook in a snarky "breakup" letter. And Facebook, like spurned lovers through the ages, is telling the cheeky startup not to let the door hit it on the way out.

Apparently This Matters: NASA's new spacesuit updated Fri Mar 28 2014 14:16:22

UPDATE: On April 30, NASA revealed "Technology" as the winning design for their new Z-2 spacesuit. With almost 150,000 votes -- just over 63% of the 233,431 total -- "Technology" will be incorporated into the final version of the Z-2 spacesuit, and is expected to be ready for testing by November.

Twitter adds photo tagging and collagesupdated Wed Mar 26 2014 20:23:24

Twitter announced Wednesday that it's adding new photo tagging and collage features.

Lovely wedding, but did it trend on Twitter?updated Wed Mar 26 2014 10:09:58

Sure, the wedding was stunning. The doves were released on cue, you didn't stumble on your vows, and your aunt Caroline stayed sober until after the toasts. But something was off: Your special day didn't play as well on social media as you were hoping.

Social media users migrating to smaller circlesupdated Tue Mar 25 2014 11:35:39

In an age when people are encouraged to collect hundreds of Facebook "friends" and thousands of Twitter followers, some social media users, particularly young ones, are going smaller.

Apparently This Matters: Instagram's favorite grandmaupdated Fri Mar 21 2014 16:17:32

I once uploaded an Instagram of me at Old Navy trying to get all kissy-face with a mannequin. At the time it seemed like a good idea, but she was rather unresponsive.

Twitter unearths your first tweetupdated Thu Mar 20 2014 16:49:29

Unless you have a photographic memory or just joined Twitter last week, you probably don't recall your first tweet.

Biz Stone: Humans can outsmart the Internetupdated Wed Mar 12 2014 03:11:24

At 9:45 in the morning after his 40th birthday you might expect Biz Stone, best known for co-founding Twitter, to be a little bleary. After all, many millionaire tech execs flaunt their party lifestyle like a badge of honor.

Yik Yak chat app stirring up trouble in high schoolsupdated Fri Mar 07 2014 15:21:36

From Chicago, to Georgia, to Southern California, a new social media application is causing problems on middle school and high school campuses across the United States.

Apparently This Matters: Keurig 2.0updated Fri Mar 07 2014 14:03:27

I use a Keurig coffee machine at home because I'm lazy. And, quite frankly, don't feel like I've really done my duty to God and country until I've added a little something to the landfill.

Twitter bans porn videos on Vineupdated Thu Mar 06 2014 19:25:56

Twitter has officially banned pornographic content on Vine, its year-old social-video service. The company announced the changes to its rules and terms of service on Thursday and will begin enforcing them immediately.

Getty makes millions of photos free for online useupdated Thu Mar 06 2014 11:33:21

Online photo archive Getty Images is opening 35 million images to online publishers to use free of charge, acknowledging that many of its pictures are already being copied anyway.

Randi Zuckerberg to sing on Broadwayupdated Wed Mar 05 2014 12:24:51

It's a long way from the bits and bytes of Silicon Valley to the bright lights of Broadway. But former Facebook exec Randi Zuckerberg is ready for her turn on stage.

#Busted: Ellen's Oscars selfie switcheroo updated Mon Mar 03 2014 11:56:01

Ellen DeGeneres, #Busted.

Anonymous social apps provide forum for gripes, gossipupdated Fri Feb 28 2014 17:17:31

"I admit that I secretly crave attention so I lie that I have ulcers and that I have gotten surgery on my knees."

Apparently This Matters: Private luxury toilets in NYCupdated Fri Feb 28 2014 13:36:52

I wouldn't necessarily call myself a true germaphobe, but if entering a domestic partnership with a bottle of Purell were legal I'd certainly consider it.

Facebook e-mail is going away -- in case you noticeupdated Tue Feb 25 2014 12:02:10

Check your Facebook mail lately?

Spoiler alert! Negotiating social media in the DVR ageupdated Tue Feb 25 2014 08:31:54

Nobody found out who shot J.R. on Facebook. And none of us first saw Bob Newhart wake up with Suzanne Pleshette in an Instagram photo.

Apparently This Matters: I (was) the walrusupdated Fri Feb 21 2014 18:14:49

Fact: The most underrated cute animal on the face of the planet is the walrus.

Apparently This Matters: Sweatpants at workupdated Fri Feb 14 2014 16:08:18

A wise man once said, "I'm not wearing pants today."

Facebook goes beyond 'male' and 'female' with new gender optionsupdated Thu Feb 13 2014 15:50:37

You don't have to be strictly a man or a woman on Facebook anymore.

Twitter testing profile pages that look like Facebookupdated Wed Feb 12 2014 11:32:13

Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.

Twitter bios: Don't be a 'rock star guru'updated Mon Feb 10 2014 12:49:09

If you're a "zombie aficionado," a "Web marketing guru" or a "social media evangelist," you may be doing Twitter wrong.

Apparently This Matters: L.A.'s fancy new streetlightsupdated Fri Feb 07 2014 14:09:03

Let me tell you about the time I spent $388.58 replacing a single light bulb.

Facebook answers grieving dad's emotional pleaupdated Thu Feb 06 2014 17:07:42

It was a desperate plea from a tearful dad, tossed like a message in a bottle into the vast sea of the Internet.

Your Facebook life in 62 secondsupdated Tue Feb 04 2014 12:34:39

If you're on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online Tuesday.

By the numbers: 10 years of Facebookupdated Mon Feb 03 2014 17:21:07

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Super Bowl sets Twitter recordsupdated Mon Feb 03 2014 13:24:01

The afeared nasty weather didn't show up for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Neither did the Denver Broncos.

9 ways Facebook changed how we talkupdated Sun Feb 02 2014 07:11:18

"I'm gonna tag you in this hideous photo and then unfriend you if you don't stop oversharing and poking me."

Apparently This Matters: Colonel Meow is deadupdated Fri Jan 31 2014 17:33:44

Attention minions of Colonel Meow:

5 ways Facebook changed us, for better and worseupdated Fri Jan 31 2014 09:08:37

Ten years and 1.2 billion users into its existence, there's no question that Facebook has changed our lives.

Facebook launches Paper, a news-reading appupdated Thu Jan 30 2014 12:02:47

It might be time to slide over that Facebook app on the homescreen of your smartphone -- to make room for another Facebook app.

It's Facebook vs. Princeton in study smackdownupdated Fri Jan 24 2014 16:34:51

It's an Internet feud between polar opposites: East Coast vs. West Coast, old school vs. new media, Ivy League gravitas vs. Silicon Valley geekery.

Some CNN social media accounts hackedupdated Thu Jan 23 2014 18:51:32

Some of CNN's social media accounts and blogs were compromised Thursday.

On Facebook, clicking 'like' can help scammersupdated Tue Jan 21 2014 08:41:12

It's an image that tugs at the heartstrings. A smiling 7-year-old girl poses in her cheerleading uniform, circled by a ring of pompons, her bald head a telltale sign of her chemotherapy treatments.

Apparently This Matters: Fine dining isn't for kidsupdated Fri Jan 17 2014 16:17:19

I rarely get to experience fine dining. Mostly because, generally speaking, it also requires fine currency. And pants.

Twitter rolling out new Web designupdated Tue Jan 14 2014 13:15:55

Twitter users will be seeing a new look on their desktops and laptops soon, one that will look familiar if they also use the app on their smartphones.

Apparently This Matters: 'Ice Cube's a pimp'updated Fri Jan 10 2014 14:36:23

There's a classic rap song from the early 1990s called "It Was a Good Day" where Ice Cube chronicles 24 hours of peace and happiness on the otherwise rough and dangerous streets of South Central Los Angeles.

Google makes it easier for strangers to e-mail youupdated Fri Jan 10 2014 12:33:23

A new feature from Google will let you e-mail just about anyone with a Google+ account, and, in turn, give them the ability to e-mail you.

Biz Stone: What Jelly can do for youupdated Wed Jan 08 2014 15:54:37

The crowded world of social media apps got squeezed a bit tighter with the introduction of Jelly on Tuesday.

Snapchat tweaks security after massive hackupdated Fri Jan 03 2014 15:50:41

Snapchat will add new privacy features after a hack last week that exposed millions of phone numbers and user names from the popular photo- and video-sharing app.

Millions of accounts compromised in Snapchat hackupdated Wed Jan 01 2014 14:04:56

Hackers appear to have posted account info for 4.6 million users of quickie social-sharing app Snapchat, making usernames and at least partial phone numbers available for download.

EL TATUAJE ELECTRÓNICO DE GOOGLEupdated Tue Nov 19 2013 09:33:36

Silvina Moschini, analista de medios sociales, comenta las noticias más sobresalientes sobre tecnología

2012: TV personality vs. Twitter trollsupdated Wed Mar 27 2013 11:40:00

In an October 2012 report, an Australian TV personality confronts Twitter "trolls" who sent her abusive messages.

Twitter's pivotal role #2012electionupdated Thu Nov 08 2012 05:15:43

CNN's Dan Simon reporters on how Twitter played a crucial role in the 2012 election.

Zuckerberg: Stock drop 'disappointing'updated Wed Sep 12 2012 05:15:09

During a rare press event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on the poor performance of the company's stock.

How $4 cows make Facebook millionsupdated Fri Aug 03 2012 02:15:23

Ahead of Facebook's first earnings report, many are wondering whether the company can deliver on advertising revenue.

Web inventor's opening ceremony roleupdated Thu Aug 02 2012 10:17:30

Tim Berners-Lee talks about the honor for him and the Web to be featured in the London Games opening ceremony.

Napster founders launch Airtimeupdated Wed Jun 06 2012 11:17:35

Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker launched Airtime, a video chat service built on top of Facebook.

Sean Parker explains how 'Airtime' worksupdated Wed Jun 06 2012 08:45:32

Napster co-founders launch a new social media site. CNN's Laurie Segall reports.

Mom punishes daughter with Facebook picupdated Tue May 22 2012 12:58:20

A Texas mom is raising some eyebrows with her punishment for an inappropriate photo that her daughter posted online.

Who owns Facebook?updated Fri May 18 2012 16:28:45

CNNMoney looks at the people who make up the biggest investors in Facebook.

How much are you worth to Facebook?updated Fri May 18 2012 10:53:07

Richard Quest takes an online test explaining how much money each user is worth to Facebook.

View of Facebook from next generationupdated Fri May 18 2012 10:37:06

CNN's Jim Boulden goes back to school to talk to 14-year-olds about Facebook and it's future.

Schumer to Saverin: Leave, but pay taxesupdated Thu May 17 2012 19:20:30

Sen. Chuck Schumer says he won't let Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin dodge capital gains taxes by leaving U.S.

What the Facebook IPO really meansupdated Wed May 16 2012 15:09:03

A look at the economic impact of the Facebook IPO, from taxes to the broader economy. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Should Zuckerberg's hoodie concern investors?updated Mon May 14 2012 11:19:04

Henry Blodget and Ali Velshi discuss Mark Zuckerberg's decision to skip investor meetings and court Wall Street while wearing a hoodie.

A look back at Mark Zuckerberg in 2006updated Mon May 14 2012 11:18:33

CNN's Dan Simon looks back at Mark Zuckerberg, camera shy and sometimes awkward, in a 2006 interview with CNN.

Are Facebook posts hurting your career?updated Wed May 09 2012 15:05:57

CNNMoney's Laurie Segall and HLN contributor Mario Armstrong tell us how to keep your Facebook page employment-ready.

Path's tech privacy lessonsupdated Wed Mar 14 2012 12:52:38

CEO Dave Morin says greater transparency from tech companies will ease some of the privacy concerns of social network users.

This app knows who your friends areupdated Wed Mar 14 2012 10:59:30

KLIK's facial recognition tech identifies users' facebook and twitter friends and could one day identify anyone.

3 things you don't know about Facebookupdated Thu Mar 01 2012 11:52:57

Fortune's Miguel Helft explains why Facebook waited years to file for its IPO and how the company protects its hacker culture.

Who owns Facebook?updated Thu Feb 02 2012 10:48:24

CNNMoney looks at the people who make up the biggest investors in Facebook.

Social media scrutiny after UK riotsupdated Fri Aug 26 2011 20:36:57

CNN's Diana Magnay takes a look at the scrutiny of social media after the UK riots.

Avoiding a social media overloadupdated Sat Aug 06 2011 12:47:04

CNN's Deborah Feyerick speaks to social networking expert Denise Evans Elsbree on how to make social media work for you.

Facebook helps save woman's lifeupdated Mon Jun 20 2011 11:53:37

A Florida woman who injured herself while doing laundry reached out to a Facebook group for help. WPTV reports.

Twitter has place in classroomupdated Thu Jun 09 2011 01:22:58

CNN's Dan Simon reports on one high school teacher's effort to integrate Twitter into his classroom.

2010: Zuckerberg on Facebook and privacyupdated Wed Jun 08 2011 11:35:09

In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defended his company against privacy concerns raised about its practices.

Facebook's new safety toolsupdated Wed Jun 08 2011 09:23:15

Facebook rolls out new safety tools aimed at keeping users safe. CNN's Karin Caifa reports.

Twitter vs. UK super-injunctionsupdated Tue May 24 2011 10:27:35

Controversy involving footballer Ryan Giggs has sparked debate over UK privacy laws. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Landing a social media jobupdated Fri May 20 2011 15:42:05

Social media and the apps market create new job opportunities. CNN's Karin Caifa takes a look.

Bin Laden raid 'tweeter' talks to CNNupdated Tue May 03 2011 12:19:55

The man who unwittingly tweeted the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound says he learned of the death on Twitter.

Best viral videos of the weekupdated Sat Apr 23 2011 07:19:54

CNN's Phil Han takes a look at some of the best stories across social media from the past week.

Facebook: Keeping children safeupdated Tue Apr 19 2011 12:05:23

Joe Sullivan, Chief Privacy Officer for Facebook addresses parents' concerns about the social media website.

Sina Weibo: More than China's Twitterupdated Fri Apr 01 2011 11:24:57

Microblog Sina Weibo lets users embed pictures, post comments and easily communicate. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

New app's mobile voyeurismupdated Thu Mar 24 2011 09:22:24

Developers of a new social networking app unveil their secret project. Dan Simon reports.

The quirky side of SXSWupdated Mon Mar 14 2011 15:49:57

Startups at SXSW do whatever they can to attract attention, which includes offering free shots of alcohol.

Japan earthquake unleashes prayer Tweetsupdated Mon Mar 14 2011 00:39:39

The hashtag #PrayforJapan has been trending on Twitter during the weekend. CNN's Reggie Aqui reports.

Mapping the devastation across Japanupdated Sat Mar 12 2011 15:21:34

CNN's Josh Levs looks at some of the most powerful videos from the earthquake in Japan and an interactive map.

Facebook policy under microscopeupdated Wed Feb 16 2011 20:10:41

Facebook is defending its policy of not allowing fake identities to create profile pages. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Egypt revolution 2.0: Social media's roleupdated Fri Feb 11 2011 18:57:26

CNN's Errol Barnett looks at the crucial role social media played in the Egyptian revolution.

Protests and technologyupdated Sat Jan 29 2011 19:34:34

CNN's Josh Levs talks about how technology plays a part in protests around the world.

Getting social with 'The Social Network'updated Mon Jan 17 2011 06:23:44

In September 2010, the cast of the Facebook movie "The Social Network" answered your iReport questions.

Social media's role in Tunisia protestsupdated Thu Jan 13 2011 12:46:37

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout examines the major factor social networking sites have become in Tunisia's protests.

Facebook privacy claims: True or false?updated Tue Dec 28 2010 12:18:41

In May, CNN's Tony Harris talked to an expert about what's true and what's false regarding Facebook's privacy claims.

Social media fueled UK student protestsupdated Fri Dec 17 2010 13:09:10

CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports on how social media worked behind the scenes during mass UK student protests.

'Crowdrise' revolutionizes fundraisingupdated Wed Dec 15 2010 10:19:18

Actor Ed Norton addressed the Mashable Media Summit about the Crowdrise fundraising site.

Facebook shakes up e-mailupdated Mon Nov 15 2010 15:50:00

Facebook announced an overhaul of its messaging system, which will compete with e-mail. Josh Levs reports.

Twitter co-founder talks with CNNupdated Fri Nov 12 2010 07:45:10

CNN's Wolf Blitzer - an avid tweeter himself - gets the scoop on Twitter from co-founder Biz Stone.

Dare to trash your boss on Facebook?updated Thu Nov 11 2010 09:07:57

CNN hits the streets to find out if anyone is brave enough to talk trash about their boss on Facebook.

What makes a video go viral in China?updated Tue Nov 09 2010 17:01:57

Tudou.com's Gary Wang talks to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about how China's "netizens" use video sharing to highlight issues.

Our online behavior revealedupdated Mon Oct 11 2010 14:26:45

Matthew Froggatt of TNS discusses the largest global research project into people's online activities and behavior.

Facebook movie parodiesupdated Fri Sep 24 2010 20:50:10

Errol Barnett highlights some parodies of the dramatic Facebook movie trailer.

Twitter gets hackedupdated Wed Sep 22 2010 05:43:31

A security glitch impacts users of the popular social networking site. CNN's Karin Caifa reports.

Twitter security flaw affects thousandsupdated Tue Sep 21 2010 16:55:52

Twitter users were hit by a security bug that allowed content to appear without warning. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports.

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