Healthcare workers remain leery of using social media in their day-to-day work due to liability concerns, but that doesn't stop them from using it to look for jobs, according to a new survey from AMN Healthcare, which specializes in healthcare staffing services.
Yes, using smartphones to get on the Internet while driving is a ludicrously bad idea -- and no, apparently we're not going to stop unless someone hauls us collectively into jail. And then we'll probably just tweet about how smelly our cellmates are.
Anyone who misses the bad old days of the Cold War will have a chance to indulge in some nostalgia next year, courtesy of Russia's new government, which has promised to exercise a totalitarian level of control over social media during the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Facebook and Twitter are simply the latest versions of social platforms invented by the Romans, according to a new book... In particular, journalist Tom Standage says that the way ancient graffiti was used to boast or complain about a variety of subjects was a key moment in the birth of social networking. - Daily Mail, November 8, 2013
Any fears that Twitter might replicate Facebook's "busted IPO" with a debacle on the first day of trading were dispelled today when the stock soared above its opening price. The stock debuted at $26 per share but immediately skyrocketed, nearly doubling to $50 per share before settling down to $44.90 at the time of writing. The closing price puts Twitter's total value at around $25 billion, way up from previous estimates of $13 billion to $14 billion.
OMG stop everything everyone! The closest thing you will ever encounter to a demigod in our sublunar realm -- yes, I speak now of Justin Bieber -- is investing in a new social network designed for teenagers, whose online social needs apparently aren't being met by existing nets.
Thank goodness, someone finally made a car that can post to Facebook! No kidding: the 2014 Nissan Altima offers drivers the option of setting the car's digital media interface so it sends automatic responses to social media sites or text messages, letting their friends know that they can't respond personally because, well, it would be stupidly dangerous.
If you were hoping to cash in on the Twitter craze when the company goes public on Thursday of this week, the price tag just got a little richer: the company announced Monday that it is raising the price range for the initial public offering from $23-$25 -- up from the previous announced range of $17-$20.
Moms with children under the age of five are more active on social media than other moms and the population at large, according to new data from Experian Marketing Services, drawn from its Simmons National Consumer Study, an annual survey of 25,000 U.S. adults. Experian also found moms with younger kids are more likely to shop with mobile devices.