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With 31 Internet Shutdowns In Four Years, Kashmiris Unhappy With Latest Social Media Ban

Yesterday, the government of Jammu and Kashmir ordered the blocking of access to 22 social-media websites in the troubled Kashmir Valley. This is not the first time that…

Will the last person to leave social media please turn off the light?

After the early, exciting expository years of the Internet – the Age of Jennicam where the web was supposed to act as confessional and stage – things changed…

Using data from social networks to understand and improve systems

In the course of our day-to-day lives, we produce vast amounts of data. Whether gathered through online communications platforms, tracking devices, or other sources, these data reveal information…

Facebook Envisions Virtual Social Future

Facebook on Wednesday demonstrated at its F8 developer conference how socializing could take place in a virtual world. Two employees some 30 miles apart — Chief Technology Officer…

Oculus Opens Social Doors for Gear VR

  Oculus VR this week launched Oculus Social for Samsung’s Gear VR viewer. Gear VR users can create profiles on Oculus Social and search out friends via real…

Plane is a new ‘social icebreaker’ app from the founder of Cupple

Plane is a new social app from Tim Allison, who previously founded Cupple, the relationship app acquired by YC alumni Pair (which since re-branded to Couple and was…