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.
Emoji can be used on social media to spread racism in ways that make it seem normal, mundane and acceptable.
From LGBTQI rights to racial justice, companies are embracing the social issues that matter to their consumers. And, of course, that makes sense.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.
New research suggests media organisations that rely on Facebook to build audience are trapped in an attention economy that delivers traffic but no money.
How do women decide whether – and what – to say about their pregnancy loss experiences on social media?
Researchers are beginning to look at the opportunities offered by social media to aid in suicide prevention.
It's withstood the test of time, and it's leading people to get out of the house, travel around and spend more time with their families.