Innovations: Social Media


Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/28/2014

The exponential progress of technology, in one tweet

Here’s a reminder of just how far technology has come in a short period of time.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014

The emerging dark side of social networks

Black ops and digital honey traps are not what e-diplomacy should be about.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:07 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Fellow teenagers, now is the time for us to limit our screen time

When teenagers start trading sleep time for screen time, it can have some serious consequences.

By Zarin Rahman  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 03/03/2014

NASA wisely capitalizes on ‘Gravity’s’ success at Oscars

The agency capitalized on “Gravity’s” success as a way to remind everyone of the wonders of space.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:06 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Space

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Visual proof that the rise of selfies isn’t the end of civilization

Kids aren’t more self-centered than past generations. What’s changed is our access to technology.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:21 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Social Media

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Want an ‘A?’ Then you better start tweeting in this professor’s class

Rather than fight students’ love of technology, this professor takes attendance via Twitter.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Dear CNN: Please be careful about copying our headlines. Sincerely, Upworthy.

When CNN’s attempt to lure readers in with catchy headlines flopped, Upworthy stepped in with advice.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:07 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Social Media

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Facebook, at the wise age of 10, embraces quality over quantity

Sometimes getting old is good. Facebook’s latest app is a wise approach to displaying content.

By Dominic Basulto  |  11:49 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014

When incompetence is pure brilliance: J.C. Penney’s sloppy tweets grab spotlight

J.C. Penney forgot how to spell and punctuate -- and took Twitter by storm during the Super Bowl.

By Matt McFarland  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014

10 years after Facebook launched, social media is only beginning to shake up the world

Ten years later after Facebook launched, social media has profoundly altered the human experience.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 01/24/2014

How Twitter accounts are the new food truck

Before throwing your weight behind a business, test the waters in a smart and small way.

By Matt McFarland  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/14/2014

What if Chris Christie had a Snapchat for Gmail?

The rise of the erasable Internet will have big implications for politicians with things to hide.

By Dominic Basulto  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Carlos Danger and our online identity crisis

It's getting harder and harder to determine what's socially appropriate these days.

By Dominic Basulto  |  08:40 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Have Internet memes lost their meaning?

The problem with all this is that it trivializes the big idea, and in the process, trivializes who we are as humans.

By Dominic Basulto  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/03/2013

The long, long life of Opportunity

Innovations in 5 | The Mars rover Curiosity is turning 10 this month. Nearly 10 years longer than anyone thought it could last.

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013

The kick crowdfunders don't deserve

INNOVATIONS | Of pledges to Ouya, Pebble and Super Sesame Street Fighter, which one didn't disappoint?

By Vijay Ravindran  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Galex space telescope goes dark

Innovations in 5 | A space telescope goes dark and Melinda Gates offers her thoughts in innovation in Africa during the president's visit.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:28 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Report: Path to clean-energy innovation means anger on the left and right

Innovations in 5 | The ITIF is out with a new report, offering a prescription for the nation's clean-energy future.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:25 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Energy, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013

White House announces new innovation efforts in materials science

Innovations in 5 | The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) turns two today and the trailer for "Jobs" has hit the Web.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:59 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Is it time for the 'mixer movement'?

Innovations in 5 | Is it time to rebrand the maker movement, mix in the fixers and make the mixer movement?

By Emi Kolawole  |  03:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Ryan Gosling and now Taylor Swift: The feminist remixing of celebrity identity

Innovations in 5 | When it comes to celebrity image control, the playing field is leveling a bit for fans.

By Emi Kolawole  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology, Video

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013

How did Apple do on the innovation front (posteriors aside)?

Innovations in 5 | WWDC2013 had many talking about innovation -- both on stage and off.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:14 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Silicon Valley through the NSA prism

News of the NSA's data mining program PRISM, offers the public a new lens through which to view the Valley -- a land of secrets, exclusivity, privacy and yet simultaneously openness.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Verizon, the NSA and our digital deluge-induced paralysis (Innovations in 5)

Innovations in 5 | Verizon customers are taking to the company's message boards to voice their anger, frustration and ... nonchalance? Also, a new Mr. Rogers remix from PBS and an eight-week plan for learning how to code.

By Emi Kolawole  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Innovations in 5: Are you happier today than you were two years ago?

We take a look at Harris Poll's Happiness Index, while Solar Impulse continues to make its way across the country, and the speculation over the next Doctor Who kicks into high gear.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:01 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Innovations in 5: A 'techie superhero' has his 'moment;' a base jump from the face of Everest

Elon Musk's "moment" is now. We also take a look at what may be the highest base jump ever.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Silicon Valley, help! -- America's infrastructure just got a D+

Given that America's infrastructure is on the brink of failure, is there anything Silicon Valley can do to help?

By Dominic Basulto  |  04:59 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Innovations in 5: Mary Meeker on wearables, China, and the Internet trends to watch

Mary Meeker's Internet trends report has landed, and it highlights what we can learn from China in terms of innovation, and how we like to share and use our data.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Women, technology and exploring the line between empowerment and manipulation

A group of powerful women, including former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, convened in Washington to discuss how to improve access to technology for the world's women.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:12 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 05/23/2013

The terrifying rise of the political entrepreneur

There seems to be a new breed of entrepreneurs whose greatest skill is playing a political game similar to the corporate stooge.

By Francisco Dao  |  01:33 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Guest Post, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013

'March for Innovation' starts, gets Pete Cashmore, Steve Case on board

Big names in tech announced today that they are joining a virtual march on Washington in support of immigration reform. Also more proof, in music, that everything is, indeed, a remix.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Social media in the wake of the Oklahoma tragedy

Social media in wake of the Oklahoma tragedy

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Yahoo, Tumblr and the creativity-failure nexus

Yahoo makes the Tumblr acquisition official, and a cinematic innovation summit is coming to Dubai.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 05/17/2013

When 'innovation' isn't enough

The same team that's bringing you the Jetsons and inviting Apple CEO Tim Cook to the State of the Union is also the same team that seems to be tripping over old-world politics?

By Dominic Basulto  |  03:21 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 05/15/2013

A map of hate speech on Twitter -- sort of

New research by geographers at Humboldt State University suggests hate speech is widespread and more or less random

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:38 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 05/15/2013

The way forward for FWD.us

When it comes to the Valley, don't think red or blue -- think purple. That means FWD.us, more than lobbying and ad buying, needs to think social.

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  11:29 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Column, Employment, Social Media

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Say 'goodbye' to Bonnie, Clyde and Danny: The future of the heist

The $45 million cyber bank heist is a sign that the days of Bonnie and Clyde and even Danny Ocean are over.

By Dominic Basulto  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The making of our Great Gatsby

Now that Baz Lurhmann's "Gatsby" is about to make its debut, perhaps it's the social media user's turn under the Gatsby lens.

By Emi Kolawole  |  11:32 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Editor's Corner, Entertainment, Social Media

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The ways of Silicon Valley

Both Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley are full of type-A personalities, but author Deborah Perry Piscions quickly realized that the similarities ended there.

By Deborah Perry Piscione  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guest Post, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 05/10/2013

Innovations in 5: 3D printers don't make guns, people do

Could the debate over 3D-printed guns freeze the 3D printing industry? Innovations in 5 addresses this as well as the space walk scheduled to fix a leak on the international space station.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:14 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Why Shakespeare offers the innovator's best possible rallying cry

"What's past is prologue," Shakespeare wrote. There could be no better rallying cry for the innovators of tomorrow.

By Dominic Basulto  |  02:27 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 05/07/2013

Innovations in 5: Superpowers, super brains and supercomputers

You have superpowers and you probably don't realize it. Also, there's some interesting work being done to give computers the power of the human brain.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:24 AM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Measuring happiness through Twitter

The "Hedonometer" uses Twitter language analysis to track global sentiment, like a "Dow Jones index of happiness"

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Innovations in 5: Google Glass gets the SNL treatment; 3D printed gun fired in U.S.

Saturday Night Live skewered Google Glass over the weekend; the BBC reports that the first 3D-printed gun has been fired in the U.S.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Jason Collins and the slacktivism snare

Why do we so easily tweet, share and "like" what we believe is right but otherwise fail to substantially act on that belief?

By Dominic Basulto  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013

#Twitterfiction goes mainstream

Director Steven Soderbergh just became the latest writer to take to Twitter with a fictional tale.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Entertainment, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Solar-powered plane takes flight across America Friday (live video)

The solar-powered plane took off from California en route to Arizona for the first leg of its flight across the United States.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Entertainment, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Athletes wearing Google Glass: A new video trend

It appears athletes are taking to Google Glass, filming first-hand accounts of their activities.

By Haley Crum  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Does America need a Pirate Party?

Instead of raising the white flag when it comes to solving Washington's most intractable problems, maybe we should be raising the black pirate flag instead.

By Dominic Basulto  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Innovations in 5: Google Glass app lets you take a picture with a wink

A developer has created an app that lets you take a picture with a wink using Google Glass, and a company has robots undertaking the labor-intensive work of mosaic creation.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:12 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Employment, Innovations in 5, Manufacturing, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Innovations in 5: Watch the world's smallest stop-motion film

IBM has made the world's smallest stop-motion film and Tim Cook will be attending the All Thing D Conference this year.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Employment, Innovations in 5, Manufacturing, Social Media, Technology, Video

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Harvard's Ash Center announces 'Top 25 Innovations in Government'

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation releases its Top 25 Innovations in Government list. See what made the cut.

By Emi Kolawole  |  06:03 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Health, Social Media, Space, Technology

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Chat with me: The failure trap for chat apps

Chat messages are finally outnumbering SMS messages, but there's a problem: Too many chat apps.

By Rob 'CmdrTaco' Malda  |  04:04 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Innovations in 5: Of God and Iron Man

What can physics say about God, and how do you become Iron Man? Two questions are addressed in today's innovations headlines.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Why the Internet is a false idol

In the wake of Boston, a lesson we must learn is that the Internet is not the master key able to unlock all knowledge.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:02 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Technology

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/26/2013

'Okay, Glass': Google's wearable tech starts to spread

Michael Evans stopped by The Washington Post to show off Google's much anticipated wearable technology.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Futurism, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Innovations in 5: Can your calendar plan your social life?

A new app promises to plan your social life and Robert Scoble says there's no real, "proper etiquette" when using Google Glass in the bathroom.

By Emi Kolawole  |  08:23 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, Innovations in 5, Social Media, Technology

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Innovations spring cleaning: We get a new look

We're Ideas@Innovations no more, and there's been a change to our Twitter handle. Follow us now at @innovations.

By Emi Kolawole  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Design, Editor's Corner, Social Media

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Another entry in the Web's obituary?

VentureBeat's Dylan Tweney enters what seems to be yet another paragraph in the Web's growing obituary.

By Emi Kolawole  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Disruptive Force, Social Media, Technology