Technology and Social Media

Snapchat is growing up, files for IPO     – CNET
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Evan Spiegel’s teen-friendly social network is said to be valued at $20 billion to $25 billion. Now it’s going public.

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Social Media-Powered Berniecrats Try to Move the Party Left
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If the newly formed Justice Democrats succeed, it will be with the might of YouTube behind them. The post Social Media-Powered Berniecrats Try to Move the Party Left appeared first on WIRED.

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A primer on Twitter, by people on Twitter     – CNET
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Social Cues: Also trending on social media is Novak Djokovic’s upset loss at the Australian Open.

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Now begins the @realDonaldTrump era     – CNET
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Think Donald Trump is the first president to use new media to spread his message? Think again.

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Twitter releases 360-degree video streaming on Periscope     – CNET
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Social network’s latest feature comes two weeks after rival Facebook announced plans to release its own 360 videos.

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Watch your back, Netflix: Viu on track for 10 million subs next year
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iFlix, Viu flicks – they’re all coming for Netflix Analysis  Hong Kong pay TV operator PCCW Media claims it has racked up 4 million active users on its OTT video service, Viu, after just one year of activity. An uptake of this pace presents Netflix, which recently made its belated entrance into South East Asia, […]

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7 ways Redditors used Photoshop to make this Corgi a hero     – CNET
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Social Studies: When you post a photo of a Corgi to Reddit’s Photoshopbattles, you never know what you’re going to get.

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Marc Andreessen Never Left Twitter [Updated]
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On September 24, famed venture capitalist Marc Andreessen departed from Twitter with a bang. Now it appears the Netscape founder never actually left. Even though Andreessen hasn’t been tweeting himself, he’s still engaging with the social media platform’s worst feature—other people’s accounts. Gizmodo investigated… Read more…

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Police tweet One Direction music threat to drunk drivers     – CNET
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Technically Incorrect: The Wyoming, Minnesota, Police Department has a slightly different approach to social media.

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