Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.
It inspired childlike moments of wonder. It was a feeling that many had not felt since NASA's final space shuttle launch, Atlantis in July 2011.
The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney comments on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.
The posts show how quickly life can change.
A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law's author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.
With all the Facebook news lately -- the flat IPO, the regulatory interest, the Chan-Zuckerberg wedding -- it's highly possibly you've forgotten all about Twitter.
Now that Facebook is friends with Wall Street, this journalist is giving her timeline a rethink.
A look at the economic impact of the Facebook IPO, from taxes to the broader economy. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
According to comScore's new Mobile Metrix 2.0 report released Monday, Facebook's mobile usage is on the rise. In fact, the report revealed that Facebook users spent more time accessing the social network on smartphones than on computers in March.
I make a living encouraging politicians and candidates to use social media.
Facebook's purchase on Monday of the photo-sharing app Instagram had the Internet asking one question:
A Kenyan chief in a town far from the bustling capital foiled a predawn robbery recently using Twitter, highlighting the far-reaching effects of social media in areas that don't have access to the Internet.
On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, we took a look at the Republican candidates' standing in the social-media world -- comparing everything from Facebook "likes" to Twitter followers to YouTube channel views.
If you've ever wondered what a social-media presence is worth in an increasingly digitized business world, just ask Noah Kravitz's former employers.
In most football locker rooms, the words recruit Yuri Wright used on Twitter tend to pepper casual conversation between teammates -- provided no coaches are around. Most players would not use the kind of language Wright used around their mothers, their grandmothers or their teachers. Nor would they stand before a room packed with more than 1,600 people and repeatedly yell out their favorite slang term for a particular part of a woman's anatomy.
Recently, a reader dropped the following query into our inbox:
In 2012, a strong Web presence must be part of every political hopeful's strategy.
CNN's Ali Velshi looks at how often the GOP presidential candidates are mentioned on social media sites.
It was a year of crippling -- and creative -- hacks, a year of blockbuster sequels and (yet again) a year of slinging vengeful birds at corpulent pigs.
CNN's Ali Velshi speaks to a defendant in a lawsuit brought by his former employer over the ownership of twitter followers.
Who, exactly, owns your Twitter account? It's a potentially complicated question when an account is used both professionally and personally. Now a case regarding whether a Twitter account belongs to a company or its former employee has raised questions about the use of the social media phenomenon.
A social media exchange-traded fund has made its debut, but experts say to hold off before you "like" and "+1" it to share it with all of your friends.
Indians expressed outrage Tuesday at a top telecommunication official's push to get social media sites to screen content considered defamatory to religious and political leaders.
It was a joyous day for Lucie Fink when she received her acceptance letter from Johns Hopkins University.
Configuring your Facebook settings from a laptop is confusing enough, but try monitoring your Facebook privacy and security setting on a mobile phone. It's even more of a mess.
Mexican authorities charge two people with terrorism and sabotage for allegedly posting false information online.
People keep on flocking to sites like Facebook and Twitter, and young women are leading the way.
When the ground starts shaking, the tweets pour in.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has a suit-and-tie type of reputation in the flip-flops-and-hoodies world of the Internet.
Dennis Crowley of Foursquare, tells CNN about what makes Foursquare different from other social network sites.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives are considering misdemeanor charges against rapper The Game for allegedly tweeting the phone number of a sheriff's station and prompting hundreds of his followers to flood dispatchers and deputies with phone calls, a spokesman said.
Expensive TV and newspaper ads are so passé. This year retailers are betting on Facebook to hype their deals on backpacks and jeans during the critical back to school shopping season.
As members of Congress navigate the shifting political sands of the debt-ceiling crisis, many of them are turning to a digital platform more associated with sharing personal updates and funny videos about cats: Facebook.
Popular wisdom holds that because they're more intuitive, approachable and inviting than traditional video games, social games are shallow.
When you're traveling and something goes wrong, all you want is for someone to help you get back on track. That used to mean lengthy lines in the airport or long hold times on the phone, but that's been changing, thanks to social media. Airlines are quickly learning that social media tools, particularly Twitter, can act as an excellent customer service channel.
Twitter gives users unfiltered access to one another. It's a strength and a curse. CNN's Doug Gross explains.
Your Facebook friends aren't the only ones reading those wall posts.
It's been a scrappy day on social media for Roger Ebert.
Among U.S. adults who go online, 13% use Twitter -- and more than half (54%) of these people access the popular social media service with their mobile phone, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
A study released this week revealed that 47% of Facebook users have swear words on their pages. A survey last week, meanwhile, showed that undergraduate men who talk about alcohol on Facebook tend to have more friends.
When the dust settled on LinkedIn's IPO on Thursday afternoon, the company was valued at $8.9 billion, making it worth more than household names like JC Penney, Electronic Arts and Chipotle.
Sid Meier is the director of creative development at Firaxis Games. But to millions, he's better known as the "Father of Computer Gaming."
Online chatter about the death of Osama bin Laden was so intense on Sunday night that Twitter set a new record.
Charlie Sheen's 20-city "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour might be off to a rough start -- but the guys who helped turn his tweets into gold are watching their business take off like a rocket.
In the world of gaming, money doesn't necessarily buy respect.
CNN's Sasha Herriman gets a refresher course on LinkedIn, an online social networking site aimed at professionals.
Users in China are reporting that access to LinkedIn has been blocked throughout the country. By all indications, it seems that the popular career networking site has run afoul of the country's infamous Great Firewall.
Blockbuster videogame heroes have tamed the Wild West, repelled alien invasions and driven the Nazis from Normandy. But can they fight off "Angry Birds"?
Internet shutdowns have crippled Egypt's information flow but social media is propelling the revolution.
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom shows the impact of social media surrounding the Egypt protests.
As in Tunisia, the protest movement in Egypt is taking advantage of social media to communicate, inform and organize.
In March, CNN's Pauline Chiou talked with Zynga Games CEO Mark Pincus about his company's addictive online games.
The story has become a cliché when talk turns to young people and the internet:
At the dawn of the internet era, the priority was to figure out how to let more people access the world's information.
Both Facebook and Twitter have closed accounts corresponding to Anonymous, a formerly 4chan-linked group organizing a string of DDoS attacks on organizations that refuse to work with WikiLeaks.
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner spilled some new statistics Wednesday highlighting the business networking site's rapid global growth.
Rants about your boss or your job may have once been reserved for during after-work drinks at a bar, but employee gripes are now being voiced in the social media sphere.
CNN hits the streets to find out if anyone is brave enough to talk trash about their boss on Facebook.
Connecting with friends is great, but Facebook will soon help you score a free pair of pants.
"I forgot to vote" won't be a valid excuse for most Americans surfing the Web on Tuesday.
CNN's Christine Romans reports on the importance of social media for small businesses.
You've tried to, but so far, your foray into social media marketing is not adding to sales, just to headaches.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock checked in on Foursquare on Friday, 220 miles above Earth, becoming the first person to use the location-based social network in space.
Sharpen up your hoes, Apple fans. "FarmVille" has cropped up on the iPad.
The internet's logo snobs won this one.
Social media consultant Peter Shankman talks to CNN's Richard Quest about the quick reaction to Gap's new logo.
Mobile check-in app Foursquare's Monday outage happened after staff tried to fix one problem and somehow triggered another.
The new-this-year-yet-somehow-already-ubiquitous Facebook Like button has been around just long enough to generate some interesting numbers relating to Facebook users and web traffic.
Zynga's hit Facebook game "FarmVille" is arguably the most widely played video game in existence. What is especially impressive about that is that "FarmVille" isn't any fun.
If your Facebook page or Twitter feed lights up with news of a tsunami off the California coast, don't get too worried.
The stereotypical "gamer" is a teenage boy locked in his basement, playing World of Warcraft with a cube of Mountain Dew at his side. But games on social networks like Facebook have redefined the genre, and they're reaching previously untapped customers: Older women have become a key fan base.
Nancy Ehrlich was nearing 50 and frustrated, teaching at her small Pennsylvania town's elementary school with colleagues who didn't share her love of technology.
Facebook has rolled out its long-awaited location feature, Facebook Places, an application that lets users "check in" on their mobile phones so friends know where they're hanging out and what they're doing.
Social-networking giant Facebook has entered the check-in world.
Even as Facebook titles like "FrontierVille" and "Restaurant City" continue to attract millions of players, interest in social games may be waning.
There's nothing too unusual about the way Shiva Lingham starts her day. After a quick breakfast, she goes upstairs and crawls into her mom's unmade bed.
Just hours into its public debut, the highly anticipated, glowingly reviewed, social media aggregating iPad application called Flipboard crashed.
These days, it's impossible to overstate the popularity of games for social networks, with Facebook titles like "Pet Society," "Happy Aquarium" and "Zoo World" all boasting massive followings.
Microsoft is announcing today that it has integrated Facebook and Windows Live Messenger into Outlook, bringing the streams of millions of Facebook users into inboxes across the world.
If online reports are to be believed, Google could be cooking up a rival for Facebook -- and bringing the maker of popular social games like "FarmVille" with them.
"I'm on my 800th quit attempt," Justin Randolph, 28, announced recently on a Facebook page created by the New York City Department of Public Health to help smokers become ex-smokers.
Dealing with other people is hard enough IRL ("in real life," for those among you who are not abject tech geeks). Add social media into the equation, and you have myriad opportunities to make enemies and alienate people.
Fresh off a deal that will keep 'FarmVille," "Mafia Wars" and other popular Zynga titles on Facebook for at least the next five years, the company has inked a partnership with Yahoo to bring its social games to the Internet giant's massive userbase.
One by one, the office Casanova dated several of his female co-workers at a small technology firm in California. His dating escapades turned public -- and problematic -- when he chronicled his opinions of the women on Facebook.
More Americans get their news from the Internet than from newspapers or radio, and three-fourths say they hear of news via e-mail or updates on social media sites, according to a new report.
A New Jersey middle school principal urges parents to ban their kids from Facebook. He spoke with CNN's Kiran Chetry.
In a move likely to earn him few Facebook friend requests from tweens, a New Jersey middle school principal is calling for parents to yank their children from all social-networking sites.
You might be surprised to learn who's following you on Twitter, or who your Facebook friends really are.
If you need a job, or just want a better one, here's a number that will give you hope: 50,000. That's how many people the giant consulting firm Accenture plans to hire this year. Yes, actual jobs, with pay. It's looking for telecom consultants, finance experts, software specialists, and many more. You could be one of them -- but will Accenture find you?
Social media are, by definition, supposed to be a social experience. Make a profile and start connecting. Reach out to friends, old and new. Post a profile picture, and while you're at it upload a photo album of your trip to Greece so others can see and comment.
Renewed violence in Mexican cities bordering Texas has ignited fear among nearby residents, some of whom have turned to social media despite cartels' efforts to limit information.
U.S. military personnel are officially allowed to tweet.
The Defense Department has given the OK for some service members to use social media. CNN's Alison Kosik reports.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs discusses whether his tweets are governed by the Presidential Records Act.
Soon after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs joined Twitter, he was already getting caught up in a race to amass as many followers as reality TV star and notorious tweeter Kim Kardashian.
We've seen some major world events unfold on the social media stage in the past week, the biggest being Google's threat to pull out of China and the Haiti earthquake.