In Tim Carvell's new book, a 12-year-old starts blogging to try and get the attention of a celebrity. Along the way, he deals with life as a pre-teen. But lots of kids blog these days, and they all have different motivations.
Google announced recently that it would provide its users with online security warnings if they believe they are the targets of government spying.
A bill passed by Maryland legislators would prohibit employers from asking prospective or current employees to hand over their login information for social media sites. If it is signed by the governor, the law would be the first of its kind in the country.
While television most likely won't disappear anytime soon, younger viewers are watching more programming online. Exclusive programming for online television streaming services Hulu and Netflix has some wondering if television is becoming outdated.
Smartphones are powerful, convenient, and can be addictive. They help Americans stay in touch with an extended network of people at all times. But they can also create distance and make us less connected to those sitting right next to us.
Never before has such a dramatic power transfer in China unfolded in the Internet era. Making this even more dramatic is controversial news this week that a one-time popular party leader has been suspended from his posts and his wife has been arrested and charged with murder. All this is unfolding on the Internet in China.
Groupon was one of the fastest growing Internet companies ever. But the image was tarnish, especially when the online coupon giant came forward with financial reports revealing it had overstated its revenue. Now investors are wondering how long the Groupon model will last.
The National Archives Monday published online the full records of the 1940 census. It's the first United States census to be fully digitalized, and the record opens up a rare window to understanding mid-century America.
In a tight market, job seekers are willing to jump through hoops to obtain employment. Recently, reports of employers asking candidates for their social media log-in information have raised questions about access, privacy, and the transparency of the internet age.
Facebook and Twitter users have often been accused of being 'slacktivists', a term for social media users who use "feel-good" methods, such as clicking or 'liking' in support of an issue or social cause. These methods have been criticized as having little or no practical real-life effect, but others disagree.