Pinterest leads to spontaneous purchasing more than any other network, while nearly one in three Facebook users have purchased an item after liking, sharing or commenting on it.
From helping Google fine tune search results to inspiring user faith in services, social signals have become an important metric for marketers.
Raffaele Sollecito seems to think social media mentions carry enough weight to determine his guilt or innocence.
Critiques of scientific work on social media have prompted several high-profile retractions and corrections from scientific journals.
Social data can be tracked with channel specific tools.
The US Defense Department has conducted a variety of social experiments similar to Facebook’s mood study.
The MindRDR Google Glass app lets users take photos simply by thinking about it, and even posts them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Asking users to upload selfies specifically for the purpose of being judged by others might lead to undesirable consequences.
“Blogging isn’t a job. It’s a lifestyle.”
Facebook updates capture only a small fraction of a person’s life and in no way represent a comprehensive, or truthful, picture.