With Potluck, co-founder Josh Miller and crew want to take the idea of egalitarian Internet chatter even further.
FORTUNE -- The way 22-year-old Josh Miller sees it, there's no shortage of ways for Internet users to blog or make comments. But a place to hold high-quality discourse? That's harder to find. "Whether it's commenting on Facebook, replying on Twitter, or mingling down in the comments section below a blog post, online MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 25, 2013 1:47 PM ET
There's a world of information in the metadata of 280 million Tweets.
FORTUNE -- Ex-Googler and self-proclaimed "map geek" Eric Fischer has done some stunning work over the years extracting socioeconomic patterns from Internet data, including the Geotaggers World Atlas and Locals and Tourists, which was featured in the Museum of Modern Art's 2010 "Talk to Me" exhibition.
But Fischer's latest project goes one step further.
First he figured out how to map MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 22, 2013 7:46 AM ET
Social shares are replacing uniques and pageviews.
By Gregory Galant @gregory, contributor
FORTUNE -- Imagine an Olympic sport without any universal quantitative metrics. Thousands of hyper-competitive athletes competing furiously with each other, but only able to keep score by chatter at cocktail parties and compliments from their colleagues. Welcome to the world of journalism for the past several centuries.
In the age of print, circulation numbers were dubious at best and there was of course MOREJun 21, 2013 10:03 AM ET
The popular photo-sharing mobile app now lets users capture video and apply filters.
FORTUNE -- Instagram isn't content with dominating the photo sharing space. At Facebook's (FB) Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters this week, CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom announced the ability to capture video in an iOS and Android update available for download.
The new video capability lets users shoot clips up to 15 seconds long, apply 13 new video filters like "Helena," MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 20, 2013 2:54 PM ET
How the Web responded on social media to Apple's World Wide Developers Conference.
FORTUNE -- Bet you didn't know that the conference Apple (AAPL) hosted in San Francisco last week for 6,000 developers was a face-off between CEO Tim Cook and Jony Ive, his Senior VP for design.
That's apparently how the folks at Viralheat saw it, judging from the graphic they released Monday. When the social media analytics firm looked at the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 18, 2013 5:47 AM ET
From trash pickup to ... zombie emergency preparedness.
By Ryan Holmes
FORTUNE -- On April 20, 2007, a young U.S. senator named Barack Obama sent his first tweet. "Thinking we're only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq," the future president tweeted, a bit optimistically. Since then, governments across the world have jumped onto social media. These days, voters are as likely to see political ads MOREJun 5, 2013 8:09 AM ET
The social-media-like products being planned by Dow Jones and Bloomberg are not attempts to take on the social media giants.
FORTUNE -- What do the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have in mind for the business-oriented social networks they are each reportedly launching? Probably something less ambitious than "taking on LinkedIn," as several accounts would have it.
Lex Fenwick, the Wall Street Journal's publisher and the CEO of Dow Jones (NWSA), didn't MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 5, 2013 7:09 AM ET
The reviews on Twitter were especially harsh.
FORTUNE -- It didn't take long for the critics to weigh in on Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook's performance at D:11 AllThingsD Tuesday night.
Thanks to the Internet -- and especially to Twitter -- the first reviews were posted before he left the stage. They were not very kind.
A representative sample:Adam Lashinsky, Senior editor at large, Fortune. The unbearable lightness of what Tim Cook says: The interview conducted MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - May 29, 2013 7:16 AM ET
The hottest trend in enterprise technology is fueling the market.
FORTUNE --- If you hadn't heard of Tableau Software before its glamorous debut on the public market last Friday, you're not alone. The Seattle-based company makes visual analytics tools for technical and non-technical employees alike but is far from a household name. And yet, it raised around $254 million in its initial public offering and closed its first day of trading at MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 20, 2013 10:42 AM ET
Last's week's Twitter-fueled crash erased $136 billion in value in minutes, underscoring concerns about companies' use of social media.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- A fraudster hacks into a company's Twitter account and posts a phony announcement about sales reaching an all-time high. Shares in the company soar and then quickly crash after investors realize the news was merely a ruse to manipulate the stock price. Companies must, of course, be vigilant MOREApr 29, 2013 6:28 AM ET
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