The number of people who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) on Facebook has increased threefold over the last year, according to a new study conducted by the social network.
A glitch on Facebook's mobile site allowed users to see how many views their posts and other people's posts received, according to The Verge, which first reported the news this week.
If there is one thing I've learned over the years, it's when you have a person going up against a 8,000-ton train, the train always wins. Union Pacific Railroad is turning to social media to remind the public of this important fact following a series of tragic accidents.
Whatever their potential pitfalls in terms of ownership of content, social media platforms are an extremely effective way for publishers to reach younger demos, according to an expert panel speaking on the second day of MediaPost's Publishing Insider Summit in Asheville, NC.
Social networks are proving to be a goldmine for gathering healthcare insights in areas like epidemiology, mental health, and adverse effects for drugs.
The proportion of American adults who use social networking sites rocketed from 7% in 2005 to 65% today, according to Pew Research Center, which performed a meta-study based on an analysis of 27 national surveys over the past decade.
Facebook is rolling out a new feature called "Reactions," which allows users to add one of six emojis to their "Likes" to convey a bit more meaning than a simple "thumbs up."
Major League Baseball is partnering with Vixlet to launch a new social network for baseball fans called, appropriately enough, "MLB Fans," the pro sports organization announced this week.
Skynet is coming one step closer to reality courtesy of Facebook, which is moving ahead with plans to launch a satellite to bring Internet access to underserved regions of the globe.
While Periscope and Meerkat may be better known for the time being, the most "radical" live-streaming video social platform might just be YouNow, a social platform founded four years ago that recently announced it has raised $15 million in a new round of funding.