Social media apps are becoming as important as water, food and batteries when communities face natural disasters. One key function is helping people connect with neighbors and support each other.
Facebook's new video platform, Watch, suggests the social platform may have given up on copying Snapchat.
Our research shows we keep going back to social media even when it infuriates us.
In the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, an expert on social networks explains why ties to other people help societies recover from traumatic events.
Comments like 'little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face' get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Text and video 'mining' could be used to automatically detect violent language and behaviour.
As companies strive to take advantage of the selfie phenomenon, they're also realizing that consumers' self-portraits constitute a whole new form of brand co-creation.
Along with machine learning, data mining and statistics, visualisations are playing an important role in current-day data analytics.
Simply copying Snapchat might not be enough to keep the biggest social network relevant.
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.