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What angry Thanksgiving Facebook rants about American imperialism and “#firstworldproblems” have in common.
Social crafting websites are the new craze among netizens, with Pinterest being the most popular. What are some alternatives?
Sean Parker continues to push the envelope on how the internet can be used to change societal norms.
How businesses can further connect with their audiences through apps.
Iona Craig reports from Yemen on the bomb blast that killed 12 people, how Anwar al-Awlaki was perceived in Yemen, and growing anti-American sentiment throughout the country.
Middle East social media expert talks about the difference between the uprising in Syria and others in the region.
How crowdsourcing, offering large scale solutions, is transforming typical business models.
The quick deal that made the founders of Instagram rich.
How social media and an ever-developing job market has necessitated personal branding.
27-year-old CEO and media personality, Shama Kabani, talks to BTR about going from recent graduate to social media authority.
What role are women playing in this new 21st century world?
Internet has changed the way we listen to music. Mobile devices and access to online networks has led to some very innovative ways of consuming, experiencing and sharing sound.
Summer’s almost here!! No. Really. Despite whatever craziness is happening with the weather, warm sunshine really is making a comeback, and along with it – summer dresses and all good things! Which, in city life, also means the return of food trucks! But what if you could eat a Korean-fusion truck taco while SHOPPING on a truck?? Too good to be true? Or just the brainchild of a visionary? Lucky for us, it’s the latter. Emily Benson is owner & operator of The Fashion Truck, a Boston-based mobile boutique filled with unique apparel & accessories. Emily is dedicated to individual attention for customers and designers alike, so she fills her truck with both local and national labels, and personally greets each face that comes through the door. And she’s committed to making her fashion affordable, so you can walk out the door with new earrings, necklace, handbag, dress and coat, for under $200! What more could a street style savvy ask for? On today’s show, Emily talks shop about her truck shop, some of the unique challenges and rewards of running a small mobile business, some of the Boston area labels she loves, and future plans to (ohyesplease!) bring The Fashion Truck to other cities. Plus, tons of great new music on the show! We’ve got tracks from supergroup Diamond Rugs, Brooklyn’s own Boom Chick, Allo Darlin’, Here We Go Magic, and more! So grab your smartphone and warm up that Twitter finger… truck season is back in fashion!
As the Feds hold Facebook accountable for privacy policy, users are taking their own measures to secure personal information.
Facebook helps you connect and share with people in your life. But, do you want those people in your life to be your employers too?
Why mobile social networks across the world don’t need to fear a global Facebook takeover.
I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Facebook.com/DJLauraBTR, and @redbootpr. This week we’re checking out some live Tea Leaf Green from last spring at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC.
Viral comedian and 21 Jump Street star Justin Hires talks about how the comedy playing field is being leveled.
The authors of The Art of Access talk how public information is withheld and other forms of “inactive censorship.”
You may not have had the chance to head to SXSW, but thanks to Twitter, you could practically feel like you’d experienced last week’s musical insanity firsthand.
The touring guru on how musicians in college can make the most of their Spring Break.
As increasingly tragic stories of cyberbullying make the headlines — most notably the Tyler Clementi story and the subsequent trial of his roommate, Dharun Rhavi — the line between simple online expression and malicious online attacks may seem blurrier than ever. On this week’s BTR Pulse, host Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers their thoughts on cyberbullying, the privacy and censorship concerns surrounding it, and whether it’s preventable.

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