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Sunday November 23, 2014

Stories related to ‘social media’

#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

#NYUPoly Scientist Receives Google Grant for Social Network Research

An assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has received the Google Focused Research Award to support his research on social networks. Oded Nov, in collaboration with Mor Naaman from Rutgers, will be using psychology and sociology to look at the ways in which user [Full Story…]

#InternalNetworks Becoming More Common in Businesses

#InternalNetworks Becoming More Common in Businesses

Businesses in NY are turning to internal social media networks in the workplace. The Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx used it to compose a carpooling network during Hurricane Sandy and other companies use these networks for brainstorming ideas and sharing documents. These corporate networks [Full Story…]

Next Big Sound is Next Big Startup in NY

Next Big Sound is Next Big Startup in NY

  NY-based startup "Next Big Sound" is becoming a successful startup by adapting to the shift in the consumer music industry towards social media. The company tracks data from Pandora, Facebook, digital downloads, and Twitter and packages them into one location. For a flat monthly [Full Story…]

#NYFW Adds Live Streaming to Fashion Shows

#NYFW Adds Live Streaming to Fashion Shows

During this season's New York Fashion Week, buyers, designers, bloggers, and viewers crowded into fashions hows. At the Belstaff show, however, viewers could also watch the show online via a live stream. These web viewers helped the Belstaff staff predict which runway items might be more popular, [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Releases Update to #Android App

#Foursquare Releases Update to #Android App

Foursquare announced new updated to it's Android application which will include helping make it easier for users to find nearby spots and friends through it's main map, engadget reports. They have moved the "To-Do List" function to the left side and the "Check In" button to the bottom corner. The [Full Story…]

#NYPD Uses #Facebook to Catch Criminals

#NYPD Uses #Facebook to Catch Criminals

NYPD officers in Brownsville, Brooklyn are having success using social media to try to catch suspects, the New York Post reported. After searching through Facebook and other social media sights, they  found 199 guns last year alone, more than any other precinct in the city. When scouring the web, [Full Story…]

More #NY Brokerage Firms Revamp Websites

More #NY Brokerage Firms Revamp Websites

Many NY Brokerage firms are taking a modern and redesigning their websites to better appeal to buyers and sellers, according to The New York Times. These remodeled sites include full screen photos, tours of neighborhoods, and advice pieces on home sales, buying, and renting. Sites are providing [Full Story…]

NY Startups are catching up to #SiliconValley

NY Startups are catching up to #SiliconValley

The rapidly emerging NYC tech scene, is often compared to Silicon Valley and Venture Beat writer Hadley Harris did just that in a recent post. NY has seen a 32 percent growth in Venture Capital deals from 2007-2011 and tech related jobs have increased 28.7 percent since 2007, but the tech scene [Full Story…]

Dice Collects Job Candidates’ Social Media Trail

Dice Collects Job Candidates' Social Media Trail

Dice just launched a new tool that collects the social media trail of job candidates. The NY-based tech jobs site finds information from more than 50 social sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, Stack Overflow and GitHub. It also grabs links and personal email addresses. Scot Melland, CEO of Dice [Full Story…]

Columbia #Journalism School Holds #SocialMedia Weekend

Columbia #Journalism School Holds #SocialMedia Weekend

 Columbia Journalism School’s Dept. of Continuing Education is holding a social media weekend during February 15 – 17. The fun includes panels, workshops, social media makeovers and headshots. Confirmed speakers include Mark S. Luckie of Twitter and Vadim Lavrusik of Facebook. Click here for more [Full Story…]

PluggedIn: Seconds Screens, Social TV and 4 Different Hashtags

PluggedIn: Seconds Screens, Social TV and 4 Different Hashtags

By Lauren Keyson What are people actually doing with all these screens? The speakers at yesterday’s PluggedIn Ventures Roundtable agreed people are more experienced with social media. Twitter is hot because it’s real time and Facebook is good for sharing later. But the secondary effect of [Full Story…]

NY-Based Quartz Grows from #SocialMedia Referrals

NY-Based Quartz Grows from #SocialMedia Referrals

Quartz, the NY-based business news site launched by The Atlantic Media Company, is only two months old, but its traffic is steadily growing. According to Mashable, they had 840,000 unique visits in November, with about 40 percent coming from social networks, 11 percent from search and the rest via [Full Story…]

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

Social media provided essential communication between NY area commuters and New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road during Hurricane Sandy Without a phone signal or other ways of finding transportation updates, commuters turned to LIRR and NJ Transit's Facebook and Twitter accounts, [Full Story…]

#Christmas Cards Growing Obsolete for NYers in Digital Age

#Christmas Cards Growing Obsolete for NYers in Digital Age

With the increase in technology-based communication, the holiday tradition of mailing Christmas cards is becoming less commonplace for NY residents. They are purchasing fewer paper cards and instead using social media and e-mail to send their holiday greetings. Syracuse University professor [Full Story…]

Social Media Condemns #NYPost for Controversial Cover Photo

Social Media Condemns #NYPost for Controversial Cover Photo

Social media erupted over the New York Post’s controversial front page displaying a photo of a man pushed on the tracks just moments before being hit by a train. The tabloid is no stranger to memorable covers, including “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” but this was widely condemned. Adweek curated [Full Story…]