From guns to doctored cough syrup, users can partake -- if they know the right hashtag.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Lean is the name of a liquid dose of codeine and promethazine, cut with Sprite or Mountain Dew, topped with a Jolly Rancher, and typically served in a Styrofoam cup. Lean often comes from a purple prescription cough syrup made by Actavis -- the color lends Lean its other popular MOREOct 25, 2013 1:17 PM ET
Facebook wanted the product's creator to stop offering the software. A compromise will allow most of Social Fixer's features to remain in place.
FORTUNE -- Have you ever wondered why your Facebook (FB) newsfeed doesn't just show you everything you want to see -- all posts from all your friends and the all the pages you follow in reverse chronological order? You're not alone, but the reasons remain somewhat mysterious for MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Oct 24, 2013 12:36 PM ET
Interest in the iPad Air gained steam overnight. Talk about the MacBook Pro fell off sharply.
FORTUNE -- You know things have changed when an Apple (AAPL) event is immediately followed by not one but two illustrated surveys about how it played on social media.
The first graphic comes from Crimson Hexagon, an analytics firm out of Harvard that analyzed more than 180,000 tweets about the new Pads and summarized its findings MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 23, 2013 4:30 PM ET
A peek at how the professional social network wants to enrich mobile users' current messaging experience.
FORTUNE -- This week, LinkedIn (LNKD) announced a new feature for enhancing users' current mobile email experience called LinkedIn Intro. Available today for iOS devices, LinkedIn Intro is the result of the professional social network's acquisition of the contact management service Rapportive in February 2012.
"What's the No. 1 activity on mobile? It's email, and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 23, 2013 2:50 PM ET
Media and tech executives at Fortune's Most Powerful Women conference brainstorm different ways brands can build digital communities.
By Colleen Leahey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Recently, "community" seems to be the most overused word in the vocabularies of marketers and content creators. Its meaning remains confusing, but three executives in a variety of industries clarified its definition -- and explained how to effectively build and engage a digital community.
At Fortune's Most Powerful Women MOREOct 16, 2013 5:38 PM ET
Checking mobile devices is like blinking our eyes, says Facebook's Carolyn Everson.
By Beth Kowitt, writer
FORTUNE -- Mobile is the most profound development we will see in our lifetime, said Carolyn Everson, vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook (FB), during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit on Wednesday. "It's transformational," she added. For people in the world who still don't have Internet access, it will come to them through MOREOct 16, 2013 11:02 AM ET
... that it's profound, mundane, and best in moderation. A lot like a lot of things in real life, actually.
FORTUNE -- My friend Sarah's home burned down at the end of August. A social worker, she didn't have renter's insurance. Her friends immediately started organizing on her behalf. My sister sent around a Facebook invite for a poker tournament to raise funds. Someone else organized a fundraising page on MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Oct 9, 2013 12:31 PM ET
Advertisers who want to reach people who use social media while watching TV need to know their target audience: It's very different from the TV audience as a whole.
FORTUNE -- Social-media enthusiasts, especially those on Twitter, tend to think their hobby is more popular than it really is. If you're on Twitter a lot, and the people you know best are on Twitter a lot, it's easy to delude yourself MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Oct 8, 2013 10:25 AM ET
A number of apps and sites -- from Whisper to Snapchat -- are letting people let it all out without using real names. Is everything old new again?
By Miles Raymer
FORTUNE -- When Facebook threw open its doors to the general public in 2006, one of the handful of differences between the site and its less successful competitors was its assurances, baked into its terms of service, that the name on MORESep 27, 2013 3:51 PM ET
One social network's stock market debut is another's handbook on what to do and what not to do.
FORTUNE -- With its stock currently hovering around $44, Facebook (FB) is sitting pretty now, but its public offering was anything but smooth. During the social network's initial months on the stock market, it came under fire for what many argued was an overinflated valuation. Indeed, its troubled trajectory to becoming a publicly-traded MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 13, 2013 6:26 AM ET
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