Uganda Protest Over New Social Media Tax Turns Violent

Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organised by a […]

DPS launches region-specific social media accounts

The Texas Department of Public Safety recently announced the launch of seven regional social media accounts, covering every corner of the state and all seven DPS regions, including North Texas, Southeast Texas, South Texas, West Texas, Northwest Texas, Central Texas and the Capitol Region. This expanded social media network will complement the existing DPS social […]

Is LinkedIn Poised To Be The Next Big Social Network … For Brands?

LinkedIn has always been overshadowed by its rowdy younger siblings. Born way back in 2002 — before Instagram and Snapchat, even before Facebook and Twitter — the button-downed business platform has never attracted the drama or hype of other social networks. There’s no movie about its founder. It’s not in the crosshairs of Congressional investigations. […]

Making Social Media Additive — Not Addictive

GettyGetty (Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author holds stock positions in Facebook and Salesforce.) People spend 1 billion hours a day on YouTube. That’s enough person-hours to build 142 Empire State Buildings every single day. The amount of time and energy consumed by entertainment technology and social media is staggering. An NBC News analysis suggested […]

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