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Americans Have A Trust Problem

AP | By CONNIE CASS | Posted 05.17.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans of all ages still pay heed to serious news even as they seek out the lighter stuff, choosing their own way across a medi...

Social Media as a Catalyst for Social Change

Kim Garst | Posted 07.02.2013 | Media
Kim Garst

Is social media getting a bad reputation? Is it a community-building tool that unites the world, or the biggest sinkhole for productivity known to mankind?

WATCH: Roy Talks Social Media Journalism

Huff TV | Posted 04.17.2013 | Technology
Huff TV

Roy stopped by Bloomberg TV Wednesday night to chat about "the brave new world" of journalism in the age of social media. Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms impact the way news breaks and as Roy noted, it's not always a positive impact.

Why Happy Beats Sad On Social Media: It's Built That Way

Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

By and large, social media services have focused on providing us with the tools to spread our successes, make funny videos go viral and share OMG moments, while essentially ignoring the messy, depressing stuff that can't be "heart"-ed or given the thumbs-up.

4 Ways Instagram Has Redefined Teen Culture

Marc Rinosa | Posted 03.28.2013 | Teen
Marc Rinosa

How has the application influenced teen culture? How has a 14.4 megabyte program changed our perspective as young people?

PHOTO: Facebook User Posts Ticket Stub From Batman Movie Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology

Around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, an armed man entered a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where the midnight premier of the latest Batman film...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

We'll take a trip down Internet memory lane in this week's "60 Seconds of Social Media" to see how it all began.

Facebook as News Source?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.10.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

Although social networking sites have primarily been seen as social tools connecting friends and family, news organizations and candidates alike have discovered the value of these sites to make stories go "viral" and get more traffic to their own sites.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

It's that time again, so let's get you caught up with your '60 Seconds of Social Media.' This week, we take a look at whether we're sharing a little too much.

Positive #Occupywallstreet Tweets Outnumber Negative Two-To-One

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Pundits and politicians have created quite the commotion about social media's role in the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations, both nationally and around...

Social Media Is Hot. But Can It Help The Economy?

TIME | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology

The economy may be troubled, but one area is thriving: social media. They begin with Facebook and extend through a dizzying array of companies that ba...

Study: Students ADDICTED To Social Media

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new study out of the University of Maryland, students are addicted to social media, and computers and smartphones deliver their drug. ...