The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
Getting input from well-connected academics and researchers is crucial to a paper’s scientific impact.
The scientific impact of a research paper increases with every additional commenter who provides feedback – particularly if the comment came from a well-connected academic.
How do friendship networks work?
College is a time for friendships. But how can students best leverage the power of those friendships? First, by learning how those networks work.
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If the site is increasingly where people are getting their news, what could the company do without taking up the mantle of being a final arbiter of truth?
Good investment? What do your friends think?
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
Each tweet that relays an emotion, opinion or idea joins millions of others.
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On Twitter's 10th birthday, we look at how researchers have used the platform for a range of studies, from predicting the next flu outbreak to identifying the happiest city in America.
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Who's more likely to help you find a job, your close friends or the casual acquaintance you see at the gym? An examination of Facebook friends offers some clues.
Keep your friends close, keep your acquaintances closer.
Those closest to you might not be able to get you back on your feet.
Crafty new detection methods could help make 'like farming' a thing of the past.
Emoticons reveal subtle clues about your personality – but how do others interpret them?
New research shows young men are more likely to make friends but women tend to have the strongest friendships.
Has Facebook found a potential new business venture?
The social network giant is developing new software that could be used to help personalise learning in schools. It's a move that should have some worried they could lose business.
Young people are natives to social media, but is that a bad thing?
The media often paints social media as a dangerous place for young people, but the reality is far more complex and nuanced.
Facebook: catfish’s lair.
People with 'fake' identities can do harm but how widespread is so-called catfishing on social media?
You often hear it said that 'privacy is dead'. Our cybersecurity expert explains why that's not true, yet.
Studies suggest friends, family members and even colleagues of smokers or obese people are more likely to smoke or be obese themselves.
The leading cause of death in the world are a group of illnesses known as non-commmunicable diseases. But a growing body of evidence shows they're actually social contagions.
Ello has become the fastest-growing social network mainly because of its promise to keep itself free of advertising.
Ello is enjoying its moment of fame – in part thanks to its use of the latest fad in corporate legal structures. The eight-month-old social network is still in beta, and has nothing like the brand recognition…
Snooping is not allowed.
Standing on a stage in San Francisco in early 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that as internet users had become more comfortable sharing their lives online, privacy was no longer a “social…
If you lie, I’ll move to another group.
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“Lying is a bad thing – this is what mentors, parents and teachers tell us. But there is no society without lies.” So says…
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Facebook’s efforts in 2012 to manipulate the emotions of its users for part of an academic study have left the kingpin social network struggling to explain its actions. Maybe part of their mistake was…