December 16, 2017

New Infographic: Putting Facebook’s 900 Million Users Into Perspective

New from the Team at Royal Pingdom! 900 million active users today and it will not be very long until the one billion user number is announced. What’s even more amazing is that more than half of the 900 million active users visit Facebook DAILY! Direct to Royal Pingdom Blog Post

New Report: “Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media”

From the AASL (American Association of School Librarians): The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and other leading education associations in releasing a new report aimed at helping inform and guide education decision makers as they revise policies related to the use of mobile technologies and […]

A New “How To” Video from NC State Library: “Saving your Facebook Data”

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The State Library of North Carolina has produced and made a 6.5 minute video available (to all) with instructions about saving/backing-up your Facebook data to a local drive and/or the cloud and WHY it’s important. This video is part of the State Library and North Carolina State Archives, Inform U. project. See Also: More Videos […]

New Survey Finds Majority of Wikipedia Entries Contain Factual Errors About Companies

From the Public Relations Society of America Announcement: Sixty percent of Wikipedia articles about companies contain factual errors, according to research published today in the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) scholarly publication, Public Relations Journal. Findings from the research will help establish a baseline of understanding for how public relations professionals work with Wikipedia […]

Health Information Online: “Researchers Tune In to the Internet Buzz” (NLM Funded Research)

From The Wall St. Journal: Looking for medical information on Internet message boards can be risky for consumers. Some of it is confusing, misleading or downright wrong. But for medical researchers, all that chatter can yield some valuable insights. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, for example, are mining message boards and Twitter feeds to […]

Judge Denny Chin on Google Books: “It Does Not Seem Those Negotiations Have Gone Anywhere”

From Managing Intellectual Property: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge said he was told by conference organisers [Fordham IP China Conference] to talk about three things: the languishing Google Books litigation he has presided over since 2005, cloud computing and his recent trip to China. Of the Google Books case, Chin said simply: “It […]

Facebook is Acquiring Instagram for About $1 Billion

From an Instagram Blog Post by CEO, Kevin Systrom: Every day that passes, we see more experiences being shared through Instagram in ways that we never thought possible. It’s because of our dedicated and talented team that we’ve gotten this far, and with the support and cross-pollination of ideas and talent at a place like […]

LinkedIn Launches New and Improved Group Search

From the LinkedIn Blog: Group search helps you search across all the groups on LinkedIn and find the right group for you. We’ve made several improvements to make your search results smarter and more relevant. First, instead of relying on the title and description of the group, we give you the best results based on […]

BNA: "Employers Should Tread Carefully in Asking For Facebook, Other Social Media Passwords"

BNA’s Human Resources Report offers an in-depth review of this social media/privacy story including comments/opinion from several lawyers. Direct to Article (Free)