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Whether you are new to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or an avid user already, there is advice to effectively leverage social media for everyday success.
It’s buying Time Warner to cope with a changing media world | “The future of mobile is video, and the future of video is mobile”
Eight (completely plausible) alternate histories on the 25th anniversary of the web.
For families whose children use more than their fair share
ALEX FITZPATRICK MORE THAN 170 ARTISTS, INCLUDING Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney, are joining record labels, music publishers and others to urge Congress to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which in part protects Internet compani
The FCC’s new privacy rules are shortsighted and likely to do more harm than good
Facebook is experimenting with ad targeting for streaming shows | Consumers use their “right to swipe past” ads on social media
PATRICK GOMEZ 1 She Has 4.9 Million YouTube Subscribers “I still can’t believe it happened,” the YouTube star, 20, known for her comedy videos, says of being named INSTANT’s Breakout Creator at the Streamy Awards in October. “It’s cool to remind my
Road warriors can expect five big changes ahead in air travel.
Anyplace with Wi-Fi, for starters.
Mobile video is growing fast, but users mostly watch short clips | “You buy this enormous company and only ... utilize a small slice of it”
Trolls are turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence. What watching them is doing to the rest of us may be even more harmful
Once a bastion of democratizing free speech, the Internet in 2016 is more of a toxic wasteland.
The streaming service is adding live television to counter Netflix | A “growing pool of people … never paying for TV or cutting the cord”
The app will experiment with letting brands tag their products | Retailers want to “be able to have people purchase on Instagram”
Want your summer vacation entertainment for next to nothing? Many libraries have agreements with websites that let you check out electronic versions of books, movies, music, and more—for free. All you need is a library card, a little explanation from the librarian, and a big beach blanket (to keep the sand out of your devices).
MICHAL LEV-RAM WHAT DO The Conjuring 2, Don’t Breathe, and The Purge: Election Year have in common? Yes, all three are aptly named, gore-packed horror flicks. More surprisingly, all three made a killing at the summer box office. In an otherwise hum
Tools that assist fact-checkers in catching bogus information could be deployed within a year.
There are half a billion tweets a day, a deluge known as the Firehose. For Twitter, it’s sellable data. For repressive governments, it’s a great way to hunt dissidents
All Kinds of People When I was a kid, growing up in a small town in Texas, People gave me access to the rest of the world. It showed that dreams are possible and opened my eyes to the amazing variety of life beyond my borders. That’s because for 42
TOM HUDDLESTON JR. WE’RE WELL INTO THE ERA of the mainstream podcast, the digital audio format steered into cultural prominence by massively popular series like Serial and Radiolab. (You know a format has reached peak mainstream when Hillary Clinton
IN THE AGE OF THE hacker, privacy is a thing of the past. Or is that just what we tell ourselves so we feel better when we’re perusing the embarrassment of prurient riches we encounter almost every day online, from Colin Powell’s leaked emails to a l
LAST WEEK AT VIDCON, the annual gathering of social media stars in Anaheim, Calif., People, Entertainment Weekly and our parent company, Time Inc., launched a revolutionary new site called INSTANT. You can find it at INSTANT.ME, and trust me, you’re
Holly andres “my most recent personal photo project, ‘the fallen fawn,’ is a fictional narrative that chronicles two sisters discovering a woman’s belongings strewn throughout the woods behind their h
CHANGING JOBS? CONGRATULATIONS. NOW USE THESE ETIQUETTE TIPS TO SPREAD THE WORD WITHOUT MAKING ANY SOCIAL MEDIA STUMBLES.
SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN THE 1980S, TEXT messaging hasn’t changed much. Sure, over the years, smartphone messages got longer and added photos, videos and emojis, but their purpose—concise communication—stayed more or less static. Lately, the technolog
K.S. Rubén Doblas Gundersen may be one of the most famous people you’ve never heard of. The man known to his fans as El Rubius is a Spanish-speaking superstar of YouTube whose 20.9 million subscribers outnumber those of Beyoncé’s and Lady Gaga’s cha
DAVID FOLDVARI “At the beginning of an assignment, I’ll draw on anything: sketchbooks, a tablet I have that is basically a digital canvas, and even bus tickets and envelopes. I like to make a lot of little drawings, even if I don’t have a cohesive v
THIS ISSUE of Fortune is a prelude to Brainstorm Tech, our annual gathering of technology leaders in Aspen, Colo. You can read about the self-driving car revolution on page 46 and get an inside look at how one big bank is embracing tech disruption on
From where they live to how they watch and what they buy | “The goal is to unify all the breadcrumbs”
MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD ARE PLAYING THE INTERACTIVE GAME SENSATION—AND GOING ON A ‘REAL-LIFE’ HUNT FOR MONSTERS
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