Category: Business / Social Media

January 27, 2020

How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids in the Digital Age

Experts tips and tricks for helping your younglings think critically about what they see on TV and social media. 

by Meghan Herbst in Business / Social Media
January 23, 2020

The UN Warns Against the Global Threat to Election Integrity 

A new report calls for safeguards to reduce the dangers posed by misinformation, online extremism, and social media manipulation.

by Paris Martineau in Business
January 15, 2020

Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won’t Get an Edit Tweet Button

“When you send a text, you can’t really take it back,” the Twitter CEO says. “We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days.”

by Paris Martineau in Business
January 13, 2020

It’s Easy to Be a Jerk on Twitter. And Twitter Wants to Fix That

Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s head of product, admits the platform can still incentivize toxic behavior. In a WIRED Q&A, he explains how he wants to fix it.  

by Nicholas Thompson in Business
December 30, 2019

Internet Deception Is Here to Stay—So What Do We Do Now?

Fake followers. Fake news. Foreign influence operations. The last decade revealed that much of what’s online is not as it seems.

by Paris Martineau in Business
December 18, 2019

On Farming YouTube, Emu Eggs and Hay Bales Find Loyal Fans 

Some farmers have discovered that online stardom can be more lucrative than their crops or livestock.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
December 11, 2019

Jack Dorsey Wants to Help You Create Your Own Twitter

The CEO tweeted that he’s hiring a team to develop open source standards for decentralized social networks. His hope: It will spawn better ways to combat hate and harassment.

by Klint Finley in Business
December 6, 2019

What’s an Influencer? The Complete WIRED Guide

Everything you need to know about what an influencer is, the history of influencers, the difference between influencers and celebrities, and more.

by Paris Martineau in Business
November 15, 2019

Instagram Business Accounts and My Friend, the Grocery Store

Instagram has helped blur the lines between personal branding and personal life—such as by encouraging people to turn their profiles into businesses.

by Louise Matsakis in Business
November 8, 2019

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the Challenge of Moderation 

The professional networking site won’t police misinformation generally, he says, to avoid inserting itself into messy user debates about the truth.

by Paris Martineau in Business