Karen Riggs

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Paper Is a Handsome New Way to Use Facebook

Facebook wants to be your source for news, and its new mobile app, Paper, aims for that -- with some limitations.<p>One of the pleasures of using social networks is that they can help you discover publicly shared stories of interest. On Twitter, this is a prime activity — scanning a stream of short …

What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter And Instagram

danah boyd’s new book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, explores the nuanced reasons and ways teens use social networks–and why it freaks out adults.<p>For all the ways that adults enhance real-life relationships with social media, many have a hard time believing that online …

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Demographics of key social networking platforms

Fully 71% of online adults now use Facebook, and usage among seniors has increased significantly in the last year. Some 45% of internet users age 65 …

Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

Summary of Findings<p>The internet, cell phones, and social media have become key actors in the life of many American couples— the 66% of adults who are …

Hulu is getting sued over illegally sharing user data with Facebook thanks to judge’s ruling

A federal judge in California ruled yesterday that Hulu will stand trial in a lawsuit that claims the streaming video site illegally shared viewing data about its users with third-party sites.<p>Hulu is facing a lawsuit for allegedly violating the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), a 1988 federal …

Killer app: why do anonymous Q&A networks keep leading to suicides?

Ask.fm could have learned from Formspring's mistakes — but didn't<p>Teens bullied through an anonymous question-and-answer site. A spate of suicides among the young people who used it. Growing outrage, sensational headlines, and eventual government intervention. This is the story of the quickly …

Marissa Mayer Winning Over New Yahoo Users, One Retweet At A Time

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has done much to shake up the company since becoming its CEO in 2012. She’s redesigned its homepage, introduced new ad products, acquired Tumblr, banned working from home and revitalized the brand. 12,000 resumes now flood into Yahoo each week, according to Mayer, more than …

Twitter acquires real-time TV data firm Trendrr

Twitter has acquired real-time TV data company Trendrr, Trendrr CEO Mark Ghuneim announced this morning on the company’s blog with the hashtag #RockingTheFlock.<p>Twitter’s recent moves into TV, music, and entertainment (as seen in the recent Video Music Awards) make this a logical step for the social …

Yahoo launches mobile video-streaming app Screen

Yahoo is continuing its move to mobile by launching a video-streaming app built for iOS, the company announced Monday.<p>In addition to creating Yahoo Screen, an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, the Internet company inked a deal with Viacom to stream clips from Comedy Central.<p>Created by Yahoo's …

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The Silver Screen Gets a Second Screen With This New App

“Cinime” is a new app that makes movie-going into a two-screen experience.<p>Since the early days of mobile, cinema-goers have been urged to turn off their phones. (Sometimes their fellow film fans have even gone so far as calling 911 to report those who don’t.) Soon, however, those settling in to …

Before buying shows, Netflix checks piracy sites to make sure people are watching

One of Netflix's goals has always been to combat piracy of TV shows and movies — if you can get all the shows and movies you want for only a few dollars a month, the company hopes you'll stop downloading them illegally. But as the service rolls out in the Netherlands, Reed Hastings' team has gone …

I Want My Twitter TV!

Why everyone — CNN, MTV, Conan, and even Google — is tweeting about the future of interactive entertainment.<p><b>It is 75 minutes before showtime</b> at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Justin Bieber Watch is in full effect. (<i>OMG!</i>) On the fourth-floor pool deck of the hotel that overlooks the Nokia …

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Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas

An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.<p>On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech …

New Study Shows How Social Influence Can Significantly Manipulate Online Ratings

Digital ratings platforms proliferate our lives and influence the consumption of wide ranges of goods and services. Given their widespread use and relative transparency, most users have come to expect that the comments and ratings on sites such as TripAdvisor, Angie’s List or Open Table accurately …

In A Newly Released Video, Steve Jobs Shows Rare Modesty

In a never-before-seen clip, Steve Jobs admits that Apple’s legacy will be buried under future innovation. We disagree.<p>Steve Jobs was known for hyperbole–using rhetoric like “magical” to sell us processors and pixels. For all of its snake oil aftertaste, the messaging ushered in an era and …

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