YouTube commenters are not known for keeping their opinions to themselves.
Pop quiz: What buttons are seen more than 22 billion times every day, embedded on 7.5 million websites?
Everybody knows the big-time accounts on Twitter belong to celebrities -- the Katy Perrys and Justin Biebers and Lady Gagas.
Apple is opening up about how many government requests it gets for customer information.
Nearly one in 10 U.S. adults get news from Twitter, and they tend to be younger, more educated and more mobile than news consumers overall, says a new report.
At best I'm a 5.
Nicole Uvieghara is only 18, but that's old enough to remember the good old days on Facebook.
As a social network and identity platform, Google+ has had a lukewarm reception. But the service has had a pair of breakout features: Hangouts and photos.
If you've spent any time on Facebook in the past day or so, you may be wondering: What's up with all the giraffes?
People talk about all kinds of things on social media: Their day-to-day lives, articles generating a lot of buzz and the things they ate for breakfast.
Here's the short, tragic story of a little car in China that nobody wanted.
Instagram is easing users into ads with a first look at what the paid posts will look like.
Nobody wants to underwhelm when it comes to their final words on this planet.
Facebook is relaxing its rules for teenagers. The 13- to 17-year-old set now has the option to share photos, updates and comments with the general public on Facebook. That means strangers, and companies collecting data for advertisers and marketing companies, will be able to see select posts. Teenagers will also be able to turn on the Follow feature for their profiles, which would allow anyone they're not friends with to see their public posts in the main news feed.
Twitter users can now let any person, company or, presumably, drunken green monster send them private messages on the site.
My dad still uses an old flip phone. It's gray. It's clunky. And its two ringtone choices are an early recording of Greensleeves or a dramatic poetry slam by Grover Cleveland.
You're considering buying a new pair of tube socks. A quick Google search pulls up some sock ads and below one of them you see your pal Kimberly's face next to a four-star review she's left for Sal's Sock Emporium. "Great deals on super soft socks, and so many fun colors!"
The set-up is simple. A beautiful woman looks directly at a camera and does short, jokey skits about relationships, pop culture and whatever else is on her mind.
Beloved photo app Instagram turned 3 years old on Monday. In tech startup years, that's the equivalent of becoming a teenager. Like most teens, it seems it's time for Instagram to start pulling some of its own weight and earning money.
I go to the gym. It's an excellent place to watch SportsCenter while occupying a bench press that somebody else might otherwise use for actual exercise.
Facebook announced an update to Graph Search on Monday that will enable users to search for conversation topics within status updates, comments and posts. Some users with Graph Search can now browse Facebook for topics of interest ? for example, "posts about Breaking Bad" or simply "Breaking Bad."
Two U.S. astronauts in space, and their support staffs on Earth, will keep working through the government shutdown that began Tuesday.
Facebook has so many users -- more than a billion, or roughly the population of India -- that squeezing them all into one Web page seems almost impossible.
It's been quite a while since I last soiled my pants. Easily a week or two. Maybe three.
A new service from Twitter allows government agencies and non-governmental organizations to send emergency messages directly to users' phones during natural disasters or times of crisis, the company announced Wednesday.
YouTube comments are rough. They dabble in all forms of trolling, bullying, racism, sexism and other offensive -isms, interspersed with endless spurts of nonsensical chatter. Any thoughtful comments are typically lost in a roiling sea of "LOLs," insults and spam.
In the seven years since its founding, Twitter has become a go-to place for news updates, witty one-liners, political one-upmanship and even absurdist storytelling.
Crammed three-deep at the bar on Friday night used to be my idea of good time. But years have passed, and now I prefer the quiet solitude of rearranging my sock drawer, pretending that TV commentators speaking proper British are doing the play-by-play.
A U.S. court of appeals gave Facebook a thumbs up on Wednesday when it ruled that "likes" on the social network are protected as free speech under the Constitution.
Months after apologizing for overeager users fingering innocent people as potential suspects in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Reddit on Monday shut down a section devoted to chasing down the Washington Navy Yard shooter.
A billion messages are sent on Twitter every 2½ days. That's three for every man, woman and child in the United States.
When the apocalypse comes, I'm pretty sure I can get by for a while on Diet Coke and Klondike Bars.
Mark Zuckerberg approaches self-improvement like a software engineer.
CNN is among a handful of news outlets partnering with Facebook on a feature that will help share data about what users are talking about on the social network.
Certain products are definitely OK to rent. Like a car. Or a tuxedo. Or the cheapest room at a Motel 6 when you find yourself strolling down I-85 at midnight with no pants.
Carly and her mom are friends on Facebook, but that doesn't mean they share everything.
There are a lot of things in my freezer. Animal sperm isn't one of them.
Twitter released an update Wednesday that makes it easier to keep up with conversations on the social network.
The United States government requested information on more than 20,000 Facebook users in the first half of 2013, according to the social network's latest transparency report.
Next time you host a soiree, you can collect photos of the event from your guests in one album on Facebook.
I've often said I'd like to smother my entire body in soy sauce. But enough about my eHarmony profile.
Dr. Phil McGraw has incurred the wrath of the Internet after a tweet posted on his verified Twitter account asked if it's OK to have sex with a drunk girl.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg burst into the public's consciousness as the awkward, hoodie-wearing Harvard kid who cooked up a website in his dorm room and went on to earn billions from it.
How bad is the problem of oversharing online? People are now singing about it in church.
He tried to warn them.
To call myself a true ginger is rather an insult to all the legitimate redheads of the world. You know, the super shiny ones you carefully hide from your children.
When you click "Like" on your friends' Facebook posts, do you really mean it?
Poor, poor celebrities. It's probably overwhelming to be famous and on Facebook.
Committing such heinous crimes as sex abuse and murder are unthinkable enough to most of us. But it's almost equally mind-boggling that the perpetrators would then confess, or even brag about, such acts on the Internet.
When I was a kid I used to write fan letters to the Chicago Cubs. I was young and didn't know any better.
YouTube is a source of entertainment and news for billions around the world, but Pakistanis have lost access to the video site for almost a year after clips of the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" prompted a government ban.
Facebook wants to make sure you don't miss the most important updates, photos, humblebrags and baby announcements from your friends.
In the end, Del Harvey says the decision to help users report threats of rape and other violence on Twitter was simple.
When I was growing up, to open my parents' refrigerator was to take a magical journey deep into a strange land of Tupperware that ultimately ended in sadness, confusion and some sort of round, congealed blob of food that may or may not have dated to the Carter administration.
Meet the future. Her name is Maya Shaoolian. She is 2 years old.
Taking a cue from Twitter and services such as its own Instagram, Facebook on Wednesday began rolling out the ability for users to embed posts on their own blogs and websites.
An advocate for honoring women on British currency was thanked for her efforts on Twitter with dozens of rape threats. A female writer who recently spoke out against rape jokes, almost predictably, got the same treatment.
It's been a rough month for chickens.
Every once in a while a story about an individual saving a life makes a big splash. But it's rare to find five such stories of bravery clustered together in fewer than eight days.
It's a boy! And an Internet punchline!
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has been using Facebook quite a bit lately, and he has some friendly advice for the company, from one social network to another.
At home I drink from the tap. Not so much because I particularly love the taste, but because the automatic water dispenser on my fridge doesn't work.
A woman known as Juror B37 thought writing an anonymous book about her experiences on the George Zimmerman trial was a good idea.
Tumblr urged users to download an important update for its iOS apps on Tuesday, after a "security vulnerability" put passwords at risk.
We all have bad habits. Nobody's perfect. Especially the booger eaters.
The Texas teen facing a felony terrorism charge over an alleged threat on Facebook has been released on bail after an anonymous donor posted a $500,000 bond.
Richard Deitsch was perusing Twitter when one photo made him stop. At first glance it's unremarkable, not much different from any other victory photo. It's a bit grainy and shows three young men smiling and hugging.
In many ways, shooting a engaging short video for Instagram or Twitter's Vine is harder than making a longer video.
Facebook's Graph Search, which lets people more efficiently dig through the massive social network for people, places and other content, is now available on all English versions of the website in the U.S.
Children of the '80s and '90s fondly remember a time when MTV actually played music videos.
Sprawling online bulletin board Reddit is especially popular with young men, according to a new study. Six percent of all adults on the Internet use Reddit, and it is most popular with men between 18 and 29 -- 15% of whom frequent the site.
A Texas teen who's been jailed more than four months for a Facebook comment he made during a video-game argument is finally getting a day in court that could let him go home.
It was a sarcastic Facebook comment during an argument about a video game. And, according to the father of 19-year-old Justin Carter, it was enough to land his son behind bars for months, facing the possibility of years in prison.
Starting Monday, Facebook will no longer allow ads on pages that contain sexual or violent content.
I've always found amusement parks very unamusing, for it's hard to justify standing in a hot, 40-minute roller-coaster line so I can promptly lose my car keys and barf up a churro.
Democratic Senator Wendy Davis took to the floor of the Texas Senate at 11:18 a.m. in pink tennis shoes and began what she hoped would be a nearly 13 hour filibuster of an abortion bill.
Bacon and eggs. Motherhood and apple pie. Block and tackle.
A newly discovered Facebook bug may have inadvertently compromised the contact information of 6 million users, the company says.
Facebook has been on a cloning tear recently.
One day, a rather inconsiderate caveman turned to his cavewoman and said, "You know, Diane, you should really think about shaving your legs."
This is a story about a guy who saved a bunch of baby bunnies, then posted the story online hopeful other people would like it.
Look out Vine: Instagram isn't just about sharing arty photos anymore.
Thanks to technology, most of us now have the ability to shoot and edit long, high-quality videos on our phones, to upload them and to share them socially with everyone we know.
The Oxford English Dictionary has finally gotten around to acknowledging that tweeting isn't just for the birds.
George Carlin once said, "I don't automatically wash my hands every time I go to the bathroom. You know when I wash my hands? When I s**t on them."
Hashtags are coming to Facebook to help users better surface conversations.
People outraged by recent news of the National Security Agency's collection of phone records and Internet monitoring are taking action online.
The controversy over National Security Agency data mining has spawned columns featuring ominous references to Orwell and Kafka, reassurances from politicians and jokes (made on the Internet, of course) about the government peeking through the blinds.
A lot of people don't know this, but for every 30 minutes of legitimate work, all employees must be allowed one full hour of Internet cat videos.
News that government agencies have been collecting phone data, and apparently tapping into popular Web services, has sparked a predictable amount of anger and apologists, political charges and counter-claims.
Android smartphone owners can finally stop trading dirty looks with their iPhone-carrying friends: Twitter's increasingly popular Vine six-second video and creativity app is finally available on the Android platform.
Sing it with me, kids!
Under mounting pressure from activists and advertisers, Facebook is ramping up efforts to stamp out hate speech, particularly depictions of violence against women.
I've been camping countless times in the forest -- as one does -- and without fail, there's always plenty of wood just lying around.
After a series of high-profile and embarrassing hacks, Twitter has rolled out a new, two-step login to help users prevent unwanted intrusions.
On Sunday, a mystery photograph fluttered from the sky and landed near Leslie Hagelberg's mailbox in West Tulsa, Oklahoma.
There's fresh evidence that American teenagers may be growing weary of Facebook.
In an October 2012 report, an Australian TV personality confronts Twitter "trolls" who sent her abusive messages.
CNN's Dan Simon reporters on how Twitter played a crucial role in the 2012 election.
During a rare press event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg commented on the poor performance of the company's stock.
Ahead of Facebook's first earnings report, many are wondering whether the company can deliver on advertising revenue.
Tim Berners-Lee talks about the honor for him and the Web to be featured in the London Games opening ceremony.
Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker launched Airtime, a video chat service built on top of Facebook.
Napster co-founders launch a new social media site. CNN's Laurie Segall reports.
A Texas mom is raising some eyebrows with her punishment for an inappropriate photo that her daughter posted online.
CNNMoney looks at the people who make up the biggest investors in Facebook.
Richard Quest takes an online test explaining how much money each user is worth to Facebook.
CNN's Jim Boulden goes back to school to talk to 14-year-olds about Facebook and it's future.
Sen. Chuck Schumer says he won't let Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin dodge capital gains taxes by leaving U.S.
A look at the economic impact of the Facebook IPO, from taxes to the broader economy. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Henry Blodget and Ali Velshi discuss Mark Zuckerberg's decision to skip investor meetings and court Wall Street while wearing a hoodie.
CNN's Dan Simon looks back at Mark Zuckerberg, camera shy and sometimes awkward, in a 2006 interview with CNN.
CNNMoney's Laurie Segall and HLN contributor Mario Armstrong tell us how to keep your Facebook page employment-ready.
CEO Dave Morin says greater transparency from tech companies will ease some of the privacy concerns of social network users.
KLIK's facial recognition tech identifies users' facebook and twitter friends and could one day identify anyone.
Fortune's Miguel Helft explains why Facebook waited years to file for its IPO and how the company protects its hacker culture.
CNNMoney looks at the people who make up the biggest investors in Facebook.
CNN's Diana Magnay takes a look at the scrutiny of social media after the UK riots.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick speaks to social networking expert Denise Evans Elsbree on how to make social media work for you.
A Florida woman who injured herself while doing laundry reached out to a Facebook group for help. WPTV reports.
CNN's Dan Simon reports on one high school teacher's effort to integrate Twitter into his classroom.
In 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defended his company against privacy concerns raised about its practices.
Facebook rolls out new safety tools aimed at keeping users safe. CNN's Karin Caifa reports.
Controversy involving footballer Ryan Giggs has sparked debate over UK privacy laws. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Social media and the apps market create new job opportunities. CNN's Karin Caifa takes a look.
The man who unwittingly tweeted the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound says he learned of the death on Twitter.
CNN's Phil Han takes a look at some of the best stories across social media from the past week.
Joe Sullivan, Chief Privacy Officer for Facebook addresses parents' concerns about the social media website.
Microblog Sina Weibo lets users embed pictures, post comments and easily communicate. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Developers of a new social networking app unveil their secret project. Dan Simon reports.
Startups at SXSW do whatever they can to attract attention, which includes offering free shots of alcohol.
The hashtag #PrayforJapan has been trending on Twitter during the weekend. CNN's Reggie Aqui reports.
CNN's Josh Levs looks at some of the most powerful videos from the earthquake in Japan and an interactive map.
Facebook is defending its policy of not allowing fake identities to create profile pages. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
CNN's Errol Barnett looks at the crucial role social media played in the Egyptian revolution.
CNN's Josh Levs talks about how technology plays a part in protests around the world.
In September 2010, the cast of the Facebook movie "The Social Network" answered your iReport questions.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout examines the major factor social networking sites have become in Tunisia's protests.
In May, CNN's Tony Harris talked to an expert about what's true and what's false regarding Facebook's privacy claims.
CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports on how social media worked behind the scenes during mass UK student protests.
Actor Ed Norton addressed the Mashable Media Summit about the Crowdrise fundraising site.
Facebook announced an overhaul of its messaging system, which will compete with e-mail. Josh Levs reports.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer - an avid tweeter himself - gets the scoop on Twitter from co-founder Biz Stone.
CNN hits the streets to find out if anyone is brave enough to talk trash about their boss on Facebook.
Tudou.com's Gary Wang talks to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout about how China's "netizens" use video sharing to highlight issues.
Matthew Froggatt of TNS discusses the largest global research project into people's online activities and behavior.
Errol Barnett highlights some parodies of the dramatic Facebook movie trailer.
A security glitch impacts users of the popular social networking site. CNN's Karin Caifa reports.
Twitter users were hit by a security bug that allowed content to appear without warning. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports.