On the internet, teens are sharing more of their personal information, pictures, locations, and opinions, than ever before. But a recent study by Pew Internet found they are becoming more privacy-savvy in response. A majority have previously deleted their own posts and the posts of others on their profile.
Gun-related deaths continue to mount in the United States, despite legislative efforts to curb them. Slate is building off the attention trained on these deaths to build an interactive map, using social media, crowdsourcing, and news reports, that tracks gun-related deaths in the United States.
A popular twitter hashtag is giving scientists a way to vent frustrations and share their humorous laboratory findings with the world. But some scientists are concerned the tweets could give critics a reason to discredit their research.
When the media began following the heartbreaking love story of a star football player from Notre Dame and his ailing girlfriend, it created a network of support. But, the ailing girlfriend never existed. And now many want answers about whether Te'o was in on it all along.
Pakistan's government likes to ban things. On New Year's eve, it instituted bans on particular ways of using motorbikes. But that's perhaps one of the milder bans. On several occasions this year, the government has banned the use of cell phones, social media and even motorbikes entirely.
China's propaganda ministry has long been an active controller of public messages in the Communist country. But nowadays, with greater access to the Internet and skepticism running high, the propaganda ministry is stepping up its efforts, but trying to be more unseen in what it does.
A Historian from the Netherlands has garnered a great deal of attention for her stunning combination of historic photographs with the same location in modern day. Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse says she's always been fascinated by history -- and this is an outlet for that.
The drug war in Mexico has turned local journalism there into a potentially deadly career choice. Powerful cartels often threaten or kill hometown journalists who dare to report on the latest violence. But an innovative system for getting information out quickly -- and safely -- has recently emerged.
In 2010, Katherine Losse moved to a small town in western Texas after quitting her job at Facebook. As she reveals in her new memoir, "The Boy Kings," Losse had grown disillusioned with Silicon Valley's "programmed" culture and needed to unplug. In doing so, she found new meaning in the technology-driven world she left behind.
Many adults have a list of excuses for not making new friends: They're too busy; they already have friends; they won't be as close with them as those from their younger years. But author Marla Paul says that decision comes with a heavy price.