Social News

The Rise of Mobile and Social News - And What It Means for Journalism

Emily Bell | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Emily Bell

Social platforms which felt they could maintain their status as 'just a platform' and avoid the implications of bearing publishing responsibility are also realising that this is untenable. What follows will reshape journalism more profoundly than we once could have imagined. This might be good news for consumers, but in terms of civic and democratic health, the jury is still out.

Watch Twitter Explode When The iPhone 6 Was Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone 6 was announced on Tuesday, absorbed on Wednesday and it's available to pre-order on Friday. But even though it's only been a few days,...

Zuckerberg: US 'Blew It' Over NSA Spying

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech

The US government "blew it" in the row over "spying" on users of social media, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said. "It's...

Facebook Admits Massive Contact Information Leak

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Tech

Facebook has admitted accidentally leaking more than six million email addresses and phone numbers. The social network said on Friday that a bug ha...

How Five Top Sandy Stories Spread Through the Social Web, and What They Teach Us

Paul Quigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK
Paul Quigley

For anyone on the East Coast, or with loved ones there, social media and our hyper-fast online press made Sandy felt like a shared event, characterised by messages of support and offers of showers on Facebook, and exchanging information with strangers on Twitter. Social media is still young: perhaps this is a taste of how it will bring all of us closer to major events - good and bad - in the future.

VISUALISED: How News 'Goes Viral' On Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech

How do posts go viral on Facebook? It's a question asked (and dubiously answered) by a thousand social media 'gurus' on Twitter every day - but th...

Digg Is Back From The Grave

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Tech

Hotmail might be dead - but another classic web icon has suddenly sprung back to life. After being purchased for a pitiful $500,000 just six weeks ...

Michael Rundle

Zynga CTO On Stocks, Facebook And Tragedy | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Tech

"We want Zynga to equal 'play', just like Google equals search and Amazon equals shop," Zynga's CTO Cadir Lee tells the Huffington Post UK. "Our vi...

Reddit Finally Bans Child Pornography Images

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Tech

The social news website and community Reddit has been forced to ban sexually suggestive images of children, after its longstanding policy of not "limi...