December 13, 2011 Facebook says it will connect people who post items about suicidal thoughts with crisis counselors via its chat service. But the intervention comes with privacy questions. Any information posted on Facebook is public information, and can be used by marketers or anyone else.
December 6, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, planned cutbacks by the United States Postal Service, and paying for bone marrow donations. In the second hour, the value of gossip, and why Facebook — or any social network — can never be truly private.
The photograph taken by Zehra Tajouri has become an iconic image of Libyan rebellion.
September 13, 2011 Teenager Zehra Tajouri's photo of her sister holding a defaced Libyan flag, taken on the first day of the uprising last February, became an online symbol of the Libyan revolution.
Drug firms fear that being "liked" on Facebook could get them in trouble with the FDA.
August 22, 2011 Drug companies are taking down Facebook pages that refer to prescription drugs, fearing the ire of the FDA. But patients may lose out if they can't ask companies about how to use their products.
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Google Plus makes it easy to group friends into "circles" and share information with only specific people. The million dollar question: Will enough people try another social network?
August 6, 2011 Google's new social network takes aim at Facebook. It's fun, clean and easy to use. But, most people haven't been invited and aren't ready to ditch their Facebook accounts. Who really needs another social network?
July 14, 2011 When the verdict for the Casey Anthony trial was announced, people reacted strongly in every way and in every form. The case was already a televised event but social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook took the uproar to new heights.
January 13, 2011 As protests spread across Tunisia, we’re collecting social media from people on the ground. In this experiment by NPR’s social media desk, you can help us examine this citizen journalism and sort out the facts.
January 3, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, who will pay for social security?, and life's biggest flops. In our second hour, the politics of snow removal.
September 17, 2010 A gay couple in south Florida is taking on a church known for its anti-gay protests. Using social media and a black magic marker, they're taking the church's inflammatory rhetoric and turning it into conciliatory poetry.
April 19, 2010 I was reading up on the latest State of the News Media: 2010, published by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) each year, and I noticed the chapter regarding new media.
April 6, 2010 According to a recently released Pew Internet and American Life Project study, "six in ten Americans (59%) get news from a combination of online and offline sources on a typical day, and the internet is now the third most popular news platform...
March 3, 2010 NPR is rolling out a new shortened URL, n.pr, which will make it easier for people on Twitter and other social media platforms to share our links.
October 15, 2009 New rules encourage NPR's news staff to use popular social media services "for journalistic purposes and as a way to connect with the audience." But journalists also must avoid saying or doing anything online that jeopardizes NPR's credibility.
June 8, 2009 I'm a big fan of blogs and of reading listener opinions. I plan on updating my own blog more frequently over the next few months.
February 3, 2009 His sister is a jerk, I thought when I heard on NPR about a Memphis man who wanted to go to the Inauguration but couldn't stay at his sister's house in Washington because she's no fan of Barack Obama.
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