Tag: Social Media
Social networks make us lonely, say critics
In less than a decade, Facebook has changed the way millions of people socialise. This week, one article caused a stir by questioning its impact. Are social networks making us lonelier?
Eight-year-old Facebook to cash in with public sale
Eight years after it was created by two students in a college dorm, Facebook is a $100 billion business. How did the founders strike it so rich? By selling not things, but people.
Apple faces boycott threat over Chinese factories
According to recent reports, top selling Apple gadgets are made in conditions that are unfair, unsafe and unethical. Bosses face a painful question: how many people died to make the iPhone?
‘Squeezed middle’ is word of the year, says OED
Word watchers for the Oxford English Dictionary have chosen a phrase that they say perfectly captures the spirit of the moment. But why are terms like ‘squeezed middle’ so quick to catch on?
Pepper spray cop becomes internet sensation
An image of a police officer attacking protesters with pepper spray has inspired hundreds of photoshopped spin-offs. How much political power can an image really have?
Facebook to be sued over ‘Orwellian’ spy software
New computer programs that automatically recognise people in photos are worrying privacy campaigners, who say the technology could become a tool of oppression.
Facebook’s plan to map entire lives
With the announcement of some radical new changes, Facebook hails a revolution in how we share our lives with those around us. Is the new format the future – or a step too far?