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Google Plus Dropped Its Real Name Policy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Three years after launch, Google Plus users can use (almost) whatever fake name they want.

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The Takeaway

The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?

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WNYC Digital

11 New York City Instagrammers You Should Follow This Summer

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

You can’t be everywhere this summer, but you can get an eyeful of the city on Instagram. These are the people who’ll show you the highlights and secret moments of New York City.

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On The Media

The Snowden Leaks One Year Later

Friday, June 06, 2014

Our fluctuating interest in Snowden and his leaks one year later, your digital life after death, and the viral photo fiction that changed Tom Cruise's career.

Studio 360

Edward Hopper's Paintings Invaded by Social Media

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Edward Hopper's depictions of modern American life are full of loneliness, regret and boredom — emotions that, 70 years later, social media seems to have heightened. But Nastya Nudnik has fun with that in her series Emoji-nation.

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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against College Sexual Assault | Schoolgirl Kidnappings Spark Distrust in Nigeria | How House Parties & Millennials Will Save Classical Music

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Pushing Back Against College Sexual Assault | Schoolgirl Kidnappings Spark Distrust in Nigerian Government | Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Arrested | Congress Actually Agrees on Something: The Capitol Dome Restoration Project | Be Careful Posting That Online Review, You Might Just Get Sued | How House Parties & Millennials ...

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The Takeaway

Saving Classical Music With House Parties

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A Boston-based startup is trying to attract 20-somethings to classical music. Groupmuse offers students and young professionals a chance to listen to live classical music performances in relaxed house party settings, including their own homes.

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The Takeaway

The Rise of Media in Democratic Afghanistan

Friday, April 25, 2014

Afghani media mogul Saad Mohseni discusses the recent elections, the evolution of  media over the past decade, and the risks of being associated with pro-Western development in a country that is fighting for its future.

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On The Media

If You Livetweet Your Favorite Shows, You're An Outlier

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Television pushes social media really hard in its advertising these days. You'll see ads and even TV shows with hashtags in the corner, and anyone who watches AMC shows knows about their whole "second screen experience" deal which keeps you tethered to your computer while you watch The Walking Dead or Mad Men. But Nielsen has found that most viewers aren't all that engaged with social media while they watch TV. 

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On The Media

Hunting For YouTube's Saddest Comments

Friday, April 04, 2014

YouTube's infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There's no reason to ever read them. Unless you’re writer & filmmaker Mark Slutsky.

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The Takeaway

Turkish Prime Minister Looks to 'Eradicate Twitter'

Friday, March 21, 2014

Today it's the social sphere that's boiling over after the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got a court order to have Twitter taken down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What to Actually Worry About When it Comes to Your Privacy

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Can two 'experts at the internet' agree on what is scary out there on the web and what isn't?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Privacy in Our Families

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Mary Madden, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, talks about how teens engage with privacy online, and how parents and families can navigate digital lives and privacy concerns.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Social Media for Social Change

Friday, February 28, 2014

Emily Parker, digital diplomacy adviser, senior fellow at the New America Foundation, and former State Department official, discusses her new book Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground (Sarah Crichton Books, 2014) and talks about how protesters and activists are using social media to combat repressive regimes around the world.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Does Generation Like Want?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Doug Rushkoff explores how young Americans use the social web, and how corporations and marketers are trying to reach them.

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Life of the Law

Polyamorous Love

Friday, February 14, 2014

Diana Adams believes the family law system is at least 20 years behind cultural changes. She helps non-traditional families—such as three people in love—find a simulacrum of the protection offered by legal marriage.

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On The Media

#12 - Hunting For YouTube's Saddest Comments

Friday, January 24, 2014

YouTube's infamous for having one of the worst comment sections on the internet. There's no reason to ever read them. Unless you’re writer & filmmaker Mark Slutsky. Mark spends hours scouring the comments section on YouTube, and occasionally, scattered in the dross, he finds small poignant stories for his site Sad Youtube.

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New Tech City

Meet the Vine-ographers Who Can Make $10k in 6 Seconds

Friday, January 24, 2014

Unlike Twitter and Instagram, the video-sharing app Vine isn't dominated by celebrities. The most popular users are comedians, musicians and stop-motion artists who have built up a following through the app - some have even turned it into a full-time job.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Blogging Your Illness: "You're Not Doing This Alone"

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A conversation has broken out online about how much information is too much information when it comes to blogging and tweeting about illness. The Brian Lehrer Show takes calls from those who write about their health on the sense of community, the role of humor, and the reasons people decide to share.

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On The Media

Twitter + Libel = Twibel?

Friday, January 17, 2014

The first Twitter Libel case in the United States went on trial last week. The actress and recording artist Courtney Love is accused of defaming her former lawyer in a 2010 tweet. Bob speaks to Ellyn Angelotti, a lawyer and member of the Poynter Institute's faculty, who says the decision in this case could set a social media precedent for defamation -- and explains how the libel standard for print could apply to an 140-character format.

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