Is the “Selfies at Funerals” Tumblr the last nail in society’s coffin? CNBC’s Jane Wells, who admits she often over-shares on social media, offers her take:
I, like so many others, need to step away from the “send” and “share” buttons. But even I wouldn’t snap a self-portrait inside a funeral home with Grandma visible in her open casket behind me. Someone else did that.
(Photo credit: selfiesatfunerals.tumblr.com)
Man who hacked Zuckerberg’s Facebook account gets cash reward
A man who hacked into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page to expose a software bug is getting donations from hackers around the world after the company declined to pay him under a program that normally rewards people who report flaws.
Social media alone cannot overthrow a government or depose a king, but in the fierce media war waged between those in power and those who are desperate for it - Twitter has become vital; a weapon of mass communication, controlled by everyone and no one.
As you might’ve heard, the #TwitterRevolution – the story behind the rise of Twitter – airs tonight on CNBC at 9p ET/PT. You may want to cancel your plans.
Vine of the day: Carl Quintanilla introduces Spike Lee to Vine.