Social Media


Ever had a bad flight and decided to rant about a your experience on Twitter or Facebook? A new study shows those complaints are being heard.


Marriott is using so-called geo-fencing to see every public posting on a social-media platform done from within their properties. Here’s why.


Matchmaking app Tinder will soon be shutting off its service to under-18s, according to a company statement.

Jeweler goes social

Sharon Epperson introduces us to a jeweler who’s using social media to boost sales.

Main Street goes digital

How one mom and pop shop is modernizing its decades old business.

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A man holds a smartphone showing Pope Francis' first tweet.

In his welcoming remarks to the pope at the White House, President Barack Obama noted the pontiff’s social media savvy. The president, citing Francis’ many firsts, said he was also “the first pontiff to share an encyclical through a Twitter account.” While Francis’ predecessor Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to tweet, Francis and …

Tale of two social stocks

Twitter and Facebook post quarterly results this week and the companies seem to be going in very different directions.

Twitter CEO steps down

The CEO of Twitter is out after months of disappointing growth and growing pressure from investors.

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Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter

Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will step down on July 1, the company said Thursday. Costolo will remain on the social media company’s board while Chairman Jack Dorsey will take the position on an interim basis. Twitter shares spiked 8 percent in extended trading. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. Click …

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Is Facebook’s dual-class stock structure—which essentially secures CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s control of the company—good or bad for investors? That will be the top question as Facebook kicks off its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday in Santa Clara, California. According SEC filings, Zuckerberg, his co-founders and early investors control about 74 percent of the voting power, …

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Since its founding 11 years ago, Facebook has become an outlet for connecting, networking and sharing interesting content. As the largest social network, the platform boasts 1.39 billion monthly active users, many of whom include big-name celebrities. But who takes the crown as the most-popular user? Here’s a breakdown of the most-liked people on Facebook, …


So many doughnuts, so little time. In honor of #NationalDonutDay on Friday, CNBC took a closer look with experts from New York-based Tasting Table. We asked two mavens to try a dozen varieties—six glazed/original doughnuts and six specialty ones—to find the one that gives the best bang for your buck, based on taste. Krispy Kreme, …

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Facebook's new Menlo Park Campus building 20, in Menlo Park, California.

With Facebook recently topping 10,000 employees, growing its ranks 48 percent in the past year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg needed a new building. In March, Facebook opened the doors on the new space, which Zuckerberg partnered on with Frank Gehry—and it just opened its doors to CNBC’s cameras for the first time. Gehry created the world’s …

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Mark Zuckerberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2009.

The CEO of the world’s largest social network turned 31 on Thursday. As a college student, Mark Zuckerberg created in hopes of gaining a few hundred users—11 years later, his site has more than 1.4 billion active users each month. Here are 11 little-known facts about the social media mogul. (Tweet This) 1. While …


Julia Boorstin reports on the sharp decline in social media stocks.