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5 Benefits of Having a Social Media-Savvy Kid

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Digital technology allows kids to share their work with a wider audience and even collaborate with far-flung partners (an essential 21st-century skill). If they're really serious, social media can provide essential feedback for kids to hone their craft.

The Dangers of Teen Sexting

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

As a social animal, your teen learns a lot of her grownup behavior through modeling and imitating adults. A 24/7 media cycle has made celebrities not only part of our social culture, but also secondary role models for your child.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Will 2016 Be The Snapchat Election?

The New York Times | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media

During the 2008 presidential race, two online upstarts, Politico and The Huffington Post, elbowed their way onto the rope line and, for better or for ...

Q&A: Should I Friend or Follow My Teen on Social Media?

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

You can ask, but don't insist on it. Some families are connected on social media and it works for them. Some teens don't want their parents seeing everything on their pages (and will block you from seeing things, which kind of defeats the purpose of being friends). Following your teens online opens up a can of worms, and you'll have to figure out how to negotiate that new relationship.

Elders Try Snapchat For The First Time And Their Reactions Are Priceless

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty

Snapchat is no doubt one of the hottest apps around right now, but not everyone gets the point of sending pictures and videos that will self-destruct....

UNICEF And Snapchat Join Together To Protect Children Affected By Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact

Social media is being used for social justice to protect children in West and Central Africa. UNICEF has teamed up with Snapchat for a campaign to...

Why Don't Parents Care About Online Safety?

Diana Graber | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

How is it that a society so protective of children offline has left them largely unsupervised online? On this virtual playground, where kids are being unleashed at increasingly younger ages, their activities are pretty much unsupervised.

Here's How Mobile and Social Are Changing the 2016 Presidential Race

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Beverly Macy

Clearly, voters' media consumption habits have changed and social and mobile is where it's at. Defining your candidate and your opponent is a race of its own, as voters follow every twist and turn on their mobile devices, scrolling their social feeds.

The Staying Power of Snapchat

Brianna Susnak | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Brianna Susnak

Somehow, someway, Snapchat's millions of users and the little ghost that could have managed to survive one controversy after another -- and it doesn't look like they'll be stopping anytime soon.

Snapchat Best Friends Are Back...As Emojis

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

With headlines like "Snapchat update makes it easier to have affairs" and tumultuous uproar on Twitter and other social media, Snapchat quickly back tracked and promised to bring the feature back. With it's latest update, Snapchat's Best Friends feature is back, but in a very different way: emojis.

Top 10 Steps To Respond To Cyberbullying

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Whether you are a female gamer, a celebrity or just a kid trying to navigate the social scene on Instagram, you can encounter unparalleled levels of viciousness online.

I Want to See Your Selfie

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 05.16.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

We forget that royals used to stand for hours posing for paintings of themselves to be hung in their home for all their guests to see. Now that we can do it instantly and often, we act like the worst thing someone can do is take a minute out of their day to show their face on social media.

Teens Accused Of Beheading 3 Puppies, Posting Act On Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.13.2015 | Crime

Two Alabama teenagers are in custody after allegedly beheading puppies and posting graphic video of the act online. Wilcox resident Ashley Johnston...

Dumb Sorority Girl Gets Kicked Out Of Her Chapter For Using A Racial Slur In Snapchat...Right After Another Sister Did The Same Exact Thing

College Candy | Posted 03.09.2015 | College

This August, a sister of Chi Omega sorority at the University of Alabama got kicked out her organization for sending an offensive Snapchat. The pictur...

Is Snapchat Peddling Porn?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 05.08.2015 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

The Snapchat audience, from teenagers to young adults, can and will spend on pornography, as they have proven many times over. Perhaps Snapchat should do themselves a favor and rebrand Snapcash to what it should have been called in the first place: Snapsex.

The Four-Letter Word Parents Have for Social Media

Diana Graber | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Digital parenting isn't for sissies. Nothing's prepared us for Kik, Yik Yak , Vine,, Whisper, Secret, Instagram, Omegle, Tumblr or whatever other social media app lurks in the mind of the barely-adult person who's about to create it.

College Snapchat Accounts Raise Legal Concerns

USA Today College | Posted 02.28.2015 | College

You take a selfie of your night and send it to your best friends with the expectation that it will disappear in a matter of seconds. Since social-m...

Not Digital First, Not Mobile First, but People First!

David Sable | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
David Sable

Is there a difference between disruption and transformation? Between shaking up a business sector (I'd say "business model," but that is proving to be less and less true) and transforming society? Between monetizing fabulous enablement and actually changing people's lives for the good?

SnapChat Valued At $19 Billion: Property On Exclusive Islands Is Expensive

Julie Ask | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Julie Ask

SnapChat has proven its offering brings this unique value -- with a service that is more akin to a conversation than most digital communications that boast cloud storage.

Fusion Launches New Mini-Series On Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media

Fusion is launching a new miniseries on Snapchat Discover, the network announced Wednesday. The series, "Outpost," is set to premiere on Feb. 25 an...

Snapchat's New Round Of Funding Puts The Mobile Messaging App At $19 Billion Valuation

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology

Feb 17 (Reuters) - Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to ...

How Snapchat's New Discover Feature Could Revolutionize Mobile News

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media
Daniel Etcovitch

That's right, the app that was once used primarily for nude photos wants to be a legitimate source for news. Snapchat has negotiated some kind of contract that makes it exactly that: a useful source for easy to consume news content.

A Valentine Like No Other

Cathy Sikorski | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Cathy Sikorski

The day of love has arrived, It couldn't be sweeter If you were a poster, a blogger or tweeter. But you, even you, must acknowledge the one Who ha...

7 Things I Miss About Love In The '90s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

The world worked differently then -- how people met, how we kept in touch. Numbers on scraps of paper were easy to lose, but somehow, we still found each other.