When anthropologist Illana Gershon interviewed her Indiana University students as part of her research on social media and relationships, she posed this question to one of her classes: If you and your sweetie are “Facebook official,” what happens when the relationship ends?
This week, we're podcasting a family affair: First, Nancy Piatt mother of Machete host Christopher, talks about how very far far away from anything the Piatt's home in Victoria, Kansas is, but how that might not be such a bad thing. Well here we are, at the beginning
Right now, armies of marketers, pollsters and social scientists are trying to figure out what Americans are thinking about — issues like global warming or Lady Gaga's latest outfit. Surveys are only so good: It's hard to get a big enough sample to be sure of the results.
I logged on to Facebook this week to check out the changes so many people had been griping about in person. "Top News" blared above my News Feed and even more updates spewed in a stream in the right-hand corner of the screen.
"Hacktivists" are hitting the streets.The cyberguerrilla group Anonymous — known for high-profile computer attacks on corporate and government targets — is urging its followers to come out from behind their PCs on Saturday and occupy Wall Street.The aim: an Arab Spring-style protest over the "abuse