Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and many other forms of online interaction have become a mechanism for channeling our discontents.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Gave Data to a Firm Helping Police Track African-American Protesters
The social media companies' leaders had previously expressed support for Black Lives Matter.
It is incredible that during this time of heightened public awareness of police brutality, officers continue to behave with impunity.
As FDR mastered radio and JFK conquered TV, Donald Trump rules the Internet like no other candidate.
The protests of older generations—the 1960s civil rights movement, for example—were led by movement icons such as Martin Luther King Jr, but now the reach and power of social media give virtually everyone the chance to become a movement leader or influencer The protests of older generations—the 1960s civil rights movement, for example—were led by movement icons such as Martin Luther King Jr .
The German chancellor is being advised by the likes of Thomas Piketty and Jeffrey Sachs, among others, on how her decisions regarding Greece will shape how generations come to view her; a writer argues that there is "quiet racism" in Instagram filters; meanwhile, AirBnB may be destroying the creative class. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The economy toward which we’re hurtling -- in which more and more is generated by fewer and fewer people who reap almost all the rewards, leaving the rest of us without enough purchasing power -- can’t function.
Over the course of his six-year career on Capitol Hill, the Illinois representative rode a dramatic arc, rocketing from rookie congressman to social media-savvy spotlight seeker and Republican power player by the tender age of 33.
Though Pope Francis beat the whistle-blower for the title in Time magazine, Snowden's story remains one of the most influential of 2013; the Russian government will set up protest zones at the Sochi Winter Olympics; and Instagramming every moment may be altering your memory. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The space agency waved a cheeky goodbye from the social image site Tuesday, saying "we won't be posting or replying to comments during the U.S. government shutdown."