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.
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.