WhatsApp forwarded message chains have resulted in mob justice and seven deaths in rural India. Is the app responsible for curbing its potentially dangerous effects?
The recent ransomeware attacks were shocking enough to get coverage, but the media may have missed some key points.
Facebook is exploring a new technology that will allow people to “type” through thought.
A group of companies that depend on advertising are looking for a solution to ad-blockers, the tools that many internet users use to avoid seeing online ads. In an ironic twist, that solution might be an ad-blocker. Advertising Age reports that the Coalition for Better
Trending topics have power. One hashtag used by millions of people can give a company a larger, more diverse audience to leverage for their product or message. Social media marketers can use online tools, like Thunderclap, to enable thousands of people to post at the
The tech world exists outside of Silicon Valley. In fact, it exists right in MediaFile’s backyard; Washington, D.C. – and the surrounding area – was named the number one “New Tech Hotspot” by Forbes in 2013, and tech companies are thriving in the typically governmental
After facing months of backlash for unintentionally funding extremists through advertising, Google announced a public apology, along with steps the company is taking to help advertisers avoid ‘objectionable’ content and provide more advertiser control over where ads appear. “We know advertisers don’t want their ads
This past presidential election catalyzed civic engagement like never before. U.S. lawmakers and their communications teams have reported receiving more than 1.5 million calls per day on their most busy weeks as constituents voice their concerns over Trump’s cabinet nominees and new legislation. According to
Facebook rolled out a new key feature, Facebook Stories, on Tuesday. The new tool allows you to post photos and videos that can be seen both at the top of the mobile app and an individual’s News Feed. But many say they’ve already seen this
Technology shapes our world in ways that can be obvious or discreet. And sometimes, reading tech news can be dizzying. Even folks who see themselves as tech-savvy can be disoriented by the specialized vocabulary needed to understand some tech stories. The Washington Post is integrating