Results for: Social Media
Article ItemSocial media experts explains why Congress set the stage for a TikTok ban , article
Mike Horning, an associate professor of multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech’s School of Communication, offers his perspective about the issues with TikTok that have put government officials on edge.
Article ItemSocial media expert gives bird’s-eye view on Twitter spat with NPR, PBS , article
Mike Horning, an associate professor of multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech’s School of Communication, provides perspective on Twitter’s increasingly volatile relationship with news organizations and the advantages and disadvantages of Musk’s approach.
Article ItemSocial media expert discusses consequences of changes for TikTok, Twitter , article
Mike Horning, an associate professor of multimedia journalism at Virginia Tech’s School of Communication, discusses what these developments could mean for these embattled yet still highly influential social media platforms.
Article ItemDeSantis to launch 2024 presidential campaign on Twitter, expert discusses implications for democracy , article
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has selected an unusual, attention-grabbing way to announce his long-expected bid to become the Republican challenger in the 2024 presidential election. He plans to officially declare his candidacy using the social media platform Twitter during a scheduled conversation with tech mogul and Twitter owner Elon Musk.
Article ItemTwitter’s plummet in value highlights social network governance challenge; expert explains , article
Investors, advertisers, and everyday users with any kind of interest in social media platform Twitter have received sobering news, with the revelation that the company is now worth about $15 billion. That’s a 66% reduction in value since tech mogul Elon Musk paid $44 billion last year to assume ownership.
Article ItemNew social media platform Threads builds competition among rivals, says expert , article
The financial woes of the microblogging app Twitter under the ownership of tech mogul Elon Musk have potentially made the company vulnerable to competition from other social media platforms. Threads, the newest venture from Meta, has become Twitter’s biggest rival in less than a week. According to Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Threads registered 100 million users within five days.
Article ItemExperts assess states’ case in lawsuit against Meta over youth mental health concerns , article
Virginia Tech experts Mike Horning, a researcher who studies that way that social media algorithms impact individuals, and Donna Wertalik, an authority on internet privacy issues and social media effects on teens, offered their perspectives on what the lawsuits mean for social media companies and users.