August 24, 2012 Farmers are getting real-time news they can use, and moral support, from other farmers on Twitter. The social networking tool is especially important in this year's severe drought, which is affecting most of the country.
August 16, 2012 What's a professor to do when students are more focused on their electronic gadgets than on class? Commentator and William and Mary professor Barbara J. King writes an open letter to students, and issues them a challenge.
August 9, 2012 Attention to social media diminishes our experience of the real world! So we're often told. But commentator Barbara J. King turns this notion around and shows how Twitter, especially, can markedly increase our appreciation of nature.
July 31, 2012 Guy Adams of The Independent was among many contributing to the #NBCFail trending topic. Twitter suspended his account after he posted an NBC executive's email address. Adams says he didn't post private information, just something that was already public.
June 15, 2012 For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.
June 5, 2012 Join us Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. EDT for a chat on Twitter with pediatrician Robert Block, the current president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We'll talk about summer health and vaccines. Look for the hashtag #nprkids.
May 31, 2012 The Sunlight Foundation has launched an effort to track and expose tweets that lawmakers and candidates had second thoughts about.
May 11, 2012 NPR producer Arnie Seipel delivers the next installment of our recommened list of tweeters to follow for political insight and information.
March 21, 2012 For those who like Twitter and might want to check out some highly recommended feeds, Time magazine is again out with its list of the "140 best." Just like last year, NPR's Andy Carvin (@acarvin) is among those in the "News & Information" category.
February 9, 2012 On today's TOTN: who's telling the truth about the war in Afghanistan? Historian Noah Andre (Andy) Trudeau needs your help in his search for Abraham Lincoln. The evolution of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And can you review music in 140 characters or less?
February 6, 2012 How far can a social media journalist go in sending graphic videos of children and violence? NPR's near-legendary Andy Carvin got push-back yesterday for gruesome Syrian images that he re-Tweeted. Carvin argues that the rules of social and traditional media are different. Do we need to be reminded of the cost of war?
January 31, 2012 Twitter has become the latest medium for campaign spin. It's a stream of barbs over debates, crowd estimates and ad wars. And even the candidates' dogs are not off-limits.
January 11, 2012 Social media has become a huge part of how people experience the web. So it's not surprising that Google's move to integrate "personal results" into its search results — drawing from the Google+ community — wasn't praised by the folks who run rival social networks.
December 22, 2011 President Obama is using the Twitter hashtag #40dollars to raise the pressure on House Republicans already under siege for not agreeing to a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut holiday. Forty dollars represents the average additional amount workers would see in their paychecks as a result of the extension.
December 6, 2011 One word soared because of historic events. The other rose because of Charlie Sheen. Other words or phrases that were used a lot include "Japan," "rad on Osama bin Laden" and "McLobster."