While every other social media platform seeks to tie users in through content-rich profiles, the transient nature of Snaps means the company needs to find a new hook.
‘Smile for the birdy.’
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
The ABC had an unexpected viral hit last month.
ABC News has quietly moved into third place in the domestic online news market and had a piece that went unexpectedly viral in Korea.
Most Australian media companies, including the national broadcaster, are enamoured by the sugar hit of audience reach.
Building a journalism business model on clicks, cats and Kardashians may have had its day — even as journalists change to keep audiences happy
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.
Both camps in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election this year engaged in post-truth politics.
Indonesian politicians have engaged in post-truth politics, framing information and stories by appealing to emotions with very little or no regard to any policy details and objective facts.
Among Australia’s eight largest regional cities, Hobart is very inwardly connected.
Knowing a city’s professional network ratio helps to understand how connected its inhabitants are to other markets, customers and ideas. All support innovation, adaptation and city growth.
Kenyan authorities have arrested two WhatsApp group administrators for alleged hate speech.
Kenya has published hate speech guidelines that target WhatsApp groups administrators, holding them responsible for offensive content.
Advertising through online influencers is shaping consumer law, business models and people’s careers.
Business Briefing: the ‘get rich quick scheme’ influencing what you buy.
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Even though online influencers might not be overtly endorsing a product, advertisers will still pay a lot to have something featured, even subtly, in a post.
Online cosmetics tutorial.
In two years Kylie Jenner has gone from socialite to the head of a leading cosmetics brand. What does this success say about the power of social media in building strong brands?
A man sporting a Nazi tattoo leaves Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017.
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Given recent events, you might have had an inkling that extremist views have been resonating. Researchers from the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention have the hard data to back it up.
IS supporters are turning away from Twitter.
New research has tracked how quickly Twitter accounts linked to extremism are being suspended.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
Screenshot from YouTube
Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
Social media is here to stay and gives a platform to companies as well as consumers who hold the power to bring about change.
The Sarahah app urges users to send ‘constructive’ messages, but cyberbullying is rife.
Apps inviting anonymous comments play upon our desire to know our social standing, but are an open goal for bullies.
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It is only when disaster strikes that a community and its problems are truly rendered visible.
If you’re a public servant, just liking a post on Facebook or Twitter could be a problem.
Social media is complicating Australia's implied constitutional right to political speech. Bernard Gaynor's case could offer more clarity.
Social media posts, such as this image uploaded to Flickr, can be repurposed for reef health monitoring.
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Mining social media posts from tourism hotspots such as coral reefs could turn tourists into environmental citizen scientists without them even realising it.
Facebook's new video platform, Watch, suggests the social platform may have given up on copying Snapchat.
On 10 July 2017 ABC News recorded a significant increase in the number of tweets sharing its articles.
ABC News' investment in long-form journalism is generating strong take-up on Twitter.