Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago today can go viral in an instant, causing a massive backlash and leaving some of the biggest companies wrong-footed.
Artificial intelligence is surrounded by fear and mystery because very few understand its inner workings. But it's actually rather intuitive and far simpler than it seems.
After witnessing a streamed suicide, users could sue for emotional harm. But it's tricky to prove – and even trickier to hold Facebook accountable.
Social networks built on blockchain technology, such as Steemit, promise a far more democratic experience.
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
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.
College is a time for friendships. But how can students best leverage the power of those friendships? First, by learning how those networks work.
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?
Research suggests how your online friends experienced the housing collapse affected how you perceived your local real estate market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The media often paints social media as a dangerous place for young people, but the reality is far more complex and nuanced.
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.
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.