Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie (centre) at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2016. Pixie’s Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers and she has a signature line of hair bows.
A growing number of parents are making money out of their children by turning them into social media celebrities. But the chimera of corporate branding is no antidote for lives lived in precarious times.
Many teenagers have stopped using Facebook and have gravitated instead to image-sharing platforms like Instagram.
Teens – especially wealthier ones – are walking away from Facebook, towards picture-centric social media.
The Deakin study found that too few of the stories about minority communities incorporated a viewpoint from that community.
New research shows mainstream media outlets are failing to report issues of cultural diversity with enough breadth and depth.
Jordanian Bedouin border guards on parade.
The old ways of doing things still matter – it's just that some of it now takes place online.
Doomed to fail?
In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
Artwork courtesy of Richard LIttler (scarfolk.blogspot.com)
Too many satirists on social media misunderstand that it is humour designed to provoke change, not merely direct ridicule.
A man accused of raping a seven-year old child at a restaurant in South Africa makes his first court appearance.
Eyewitness News/Christa Eybers
Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
Social media can be a great tool to keep in touch with friends – but if you are already lonely, it could make things worse.
The push to tax social media users is gaining momentum across Africa.
Internet taxes could stifle Africa's free and vibrant social media.
The borderless nature of the internet makes it hard to pull the plug on social media talk that crosses the line.
Trust in media is low in Australia, which is why traditional news values like accuracy and objectivity matter.
New research suggests that when it comes to the media, Australians prize traditional news values more than the accessibility and friendliness that characterise social media.
Research into how the Toronto police force uses Twitter shows that they use the social media platform mostly to talk among themselves, not engage with the community.
Police forces say they use Twitter to engage with the community. But new research suggests they're usually tweeting to one another.
Patricia Piccinini, Graham, 2016 Installation view,
A new Science Gallery Melbourne exhibition offers a set of reflections, calculations and speculations that engage with ideas about the perfect body, mathematical precision, quantum physics and a post-human world.
Do you want to be friends with this person?
Almost every online deception, fraud and scam – even propaganda and misinformation campaigns – begins with a fake social media profile. How do fakers get real people to agree to be friends?
‘Someone likes me.’
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
Do you pull out your phone the instance you’re bored? You’re a zombie checker.
Our unproductive 'zombie' screen hours can creep up – but they don't need to rule us. Here are four steps to help you use new tools to monitor and change your technology habits.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018 about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
Picture courtesy of Channel 5
Many people dismiss the reality format as rubbish, but the shows and the social media discussion they promote are an important indicator of public opinion on vital issues.
Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy has been told to use social media less by coach Pep Guardialoa.
Social media is key when it comes to connecting clubs with fans and building a brand identity. But with great power, comes great responsibility.
More Australians are turning to social media as a source of news.
Teaching media literacy to students can curb the impact of false news, but teachers need more support from their schools and community to do this.