Social media promised to be a democratising platform for citizen journalists – but now its limitations are becoming clear.
Memories are an important part of our identity and we increasingly entrust them to the cloud – with potentially serious consequences.
Norms that exist in the real world don't necessarily transfer easily to the digital realm. Is it time we developed a new social contract for online communications to prevent reply-status nightmares?
Hateful images are making their way from niche sites onto popular social networks at an alarming speed. Here's how it works.
To get out of the digital advertising quagmire, the only way is (business) ethics.
Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
New research into the Greek crisis from 2012-16 compared how tweets and traditional news affected bond yields among countries in the eurozone peripheries.
Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older counterparts about how to have a healthier relationship with digital technologies like social media.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
We used game theory to show you only need a small amount of fake news to disrupt any group discussion. But we also found a way you can fight back.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
First figures on the state of young people's mental health in England in 13 years have been released.
Findings from a new study suggest that the main source of news for Mandarin-speakers living in Australia is local, Chinese-language outlets accessed via WeChat.
Hysterical narratives promoting fear among some Americans may be more effective at sparking violence than hate speech is. Social media companies are expected to guard against both.
Some people are more inclined to give when they know their friends will find out.
The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students' learning experiences.
The prime minister's office has promoted tweets in favour of the Brexit deal – why that's a problem.
Despite their derision, media outlets such as the Canary and Breitbart, still source much of their information from the mainstream press.
While social media can serve to amplify social divisions, it can also be a tool for resolving conflict between groups.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.