Category Archives: social networking

Tweeters Cause Firing of Buzzfeed Editor


BuzzFeed Fires Editor After Twitter Users Unearth Plagiarized Articles ‘News website BuzzFeed, reportedly valued at $1 billion, has fired one its high-profile writers over plagiarism. ‘Following a review of his work, Benny Johnson, the site’s viral politics editors, has been … Continue reading

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Emotion-Manipulation Study Gets Facebook in Big Trouble


Facebook Faces Investigation in UK Following Emotion-Manipulation Study That’s the smaller trouble. Here’s the big one: Facebook Emotional Experiment Linked To Pentagon Research On Civil Unrest ‘Facebook’s controversial “emotional study”, which subjected over half a million unwitting users of the … Continue reading

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The Tweet is Mightier than the Sword


The sophisticated social-media strategy of ISIS The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets. ‘The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that seized Iraq’s … Continue reading

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New Rights for European Online Shoppers


Online shoppers across Europe now have new rights ‘While shopping on the web has exploded in popularity in recent years, there are still some who prefer to buy their stuff in good ol’ fashioned brick and mortar stores. But new … Continue reading

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Masterful Media Manipulation Proof


Community Groups Duped into Fighting Net Neutrality Why we should be careful about taking sides on Net Neutrality ‘Last week, it transpired that the big cable companies were bankrolling fake consumer groups like Broadband for America and The American Consumer … Continue reading

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