November 7, 2013 At the end of its first day of public trading, shares of Twitter were valued at $44.90, reflecting a market value of more than $31 billion. The social media company sold 70 million shares of stock, raising $1.82 billion in the process.
October 23, 2013 Outrage over a clip showing the decapitation of a woman has led the social media giant to say it will do more to delete content that "is being shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate violence."
October 23, 2013 Jofi Joseph, who worked on issues related to nuclear non-proliferation, was tweeting as @natsecwonk. The posts included insulting comments about other administration officials and politicians from both parties. They were also critical of policies he was helping develop. Joseph is now out of a job.
September 20, 2013 Over the Labor Day weekend, police say, more than 300 teenagers broke into the vacation home of former NFL player Brian Holloway near Albany, N.Y., and held a party. Now Holloway is publicizing the kids' actions and their parents don't like it.
September 6, 2013 Campaign reporters have "become one giant tweeting blob," grouses CNN political reporter Peter Hamby. In a Q&A, Hamby talks with NPR about how Twitter changed campaign coverage — the promise, the pitfalls and what that means for the next election cycle.
August 19, 2013 The professional connections site LinkedIn launches a new section of its social network Monday, as University Pages targets young people who want to connect with colleges. More than 200 schools are already on the network, says LinkedIn, which also dropped its minimum age, to 14 in the U.S.
August 9, 2013 NPR's Alt.Latino Host Jasmine Garsd is spending a few months in Mexico City, which she says is "one of the Latin meccas of Music." She posted this photo from one of her makeshift recording studios there, "a.k.a. a closet with good acoustics."
August 7, 2013 A series of threats and abusive messages aimed at prominent women in the U.K. have placed Twitter in an awkward spot. As the company gears up to go public and expand its brand around the world, it is increasingly running into cultural and legal hurdles that challenge Twitter's free speech ethos.
July 24, 2013 Who was that white-haired guy who kept peering over the former congressman's shoulder Tuesday? He became a social media star known as "cubicle guy." Well, it was a New York City radio reporter who says that "cubicle guy had no idea that he was cubicle guy."
July 15, 2013 Protests of the George Zimmerman verdict remained largely peaceful this weekend, as social media continued to be the place to vent, bicker and debate over the killing of Trayvon Martin and its aftermath.
July 12, 2013 "I certainly would have thought a lot more about what I said," Justin Carter told CNN's New Day on Friday. He'd been held since February, with bail set at $500,000, because of a posting that referred to a school shooting. An anonymous donor came forward to bail him out.
June 26, 2013 In its latest effort to rein in the country's vibrant social media, Turkey says it has requested cooperation from Twitter and Facebook; they're not playing ball. Protesters are embracing social media — and the government has complained that such outlets won't share user data with law enforcement.
June 24, 2013 In simpler times, jurors were told not to discuss their cases with others. But with the proliferation of mobile devices, courts must now contend with Facebook, tweets, texts, instant messaging and Google — all tools that can compromise a juror's impartiality.