Politicians routinely use Twitter, but harder to find are those whose tweets actually, really, identifiably come from them. The ones who tweet interesting facts, interact with constituents, and even — gasp — crack jokes on occasion. Let me recommend a few who walk the walk and tweet the tweet.
This spring, the city's Department of Education issued its first guidelines about how teachers should navigate social media. The rules make it explicit: Teachers cannot friend or follow their students on Facebook or Twitter, but they can have professional accounts and pages for students to follow.
Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to eliminate 8 percent of its workforce, as it begins a restructuring designed to reverse a sharp decline in profit. Rapidly changing consumer preferences have hurt HP's results and the company is still developing the strategy it hopes will lead to a turnaround. Audie Cornish talks with Steve Henn.
Parents should be paying very close attention to the digital media their children are using, says child advocate James Steyer. "Young people in particular often self-reveal before they self-reflect," he says. "There is no eraser button today for youthful indiscretion."
State Department specialists have replaced anti-American ads put on Yemeni websites by al-Qaida with postings that detail the deadly impact of al-Qaida tactics on Yemenis themselves, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says.
Mobile phones and tablets have put a world of information at our fingertips, even when we're on the go. It would seem natural, then, for smartphones to help make traveling easier and more fun. But not all apps are created equal — so we got advice from Lauren Goode, a senior editor at the All Things D blog.
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