Nearly 40 percent of Americans over 50 are single, and many are looking for love online. As one site user says, "I don't want to live the last 10 years of my life alone."
Sites like Facebook and Twitter have revolutionized the Web, altered how we interact with each other and even changed the way news is gathered and delivered. Read about the impact of social media and its continuing evolution.
To put things in perspective, the global messaging platform WhatsApp that Facebook picked up is worth more than Southwest Airlines. But is the price justified?
For the past week, a social experiment has been going on in the gaming community: a democratically played video game on community site Twitch. A site exec says the result is chaotic but inspiring.
TURNSTYLEApps like Secret and Whisper are designed to maximize sharing and minimize risk because the messages are anonymous. Could they end up helping whistle-blowers and shaking up the workplace?
KQEDOnline pornography was the cutting edge of e-commerce during the Internet's early days, but its heyday is over. To recoup some of those costs, one porn empire in San Francisco is using data analytics, lifestyle events and new products to keep customers loyal.
Facebook is rolling out changes to its 159 million members in the U.S. that will allow people to have a wider choice than simply male or female when selecting a gender description on the site. Users can choose from roughly 50 options including Trans Male, Trans Woman or Androgynous.
Chat rooms and websites offered support for many gay kids growing up in small towns in the 1990s who felt detached from their peers. In the span of 20 years in the same Louisiana town, one teen today has had a very different experience than a woman who grew up there in the '80s.
When economist Paul Oyer returned to the world of dating, he started logging on to match-making websites. As he explains in a new book, he discovered that his academic expertise was entirely relevant to his foray into online dating.
There are hurdles to overcome before we can form relationships with artificially intelligent beings.
A few years ago NPR's Beth Novey started getting mysterious notifications from hundreds of strangers on Facebook — dozens came in every day from all over the world. Figuring out what was going on took her back to her first day on Facebook, six days after it launched in February 2004.