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.
Having the right rucksack matters in the playground.
Consumerism is entering the playground and placing further pressure on already stretched parents.
Information and relationships are increasingly online, which can make it hard to know who to trust.
As long as there are no hidden agendas, it is surprisingly simple to reach the right decision when faced with contradictory information.
Facebook wants to improve trust.
Facebook users may be flagging news as fake just because they disagree with it.
Hannah Shaw (Kitten Lady), with Instagram influencer BriAnne Wills (@girlsandtheircats) at a marketing event in New York, Feb. 2018.
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Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses
Graffiti mural of Bobi Wine in Nairobi.
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.
Syrian airstrike survivors.
Warning Syrians of approaching airstrikes via social media is helping save lives.
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify on Capitol Hill.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The strengths of social media are also its weaknesses. Facebook must acknowledge that it has transformed from a startup company into a powerful social force.
The social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
Students across the world are using social media to research and choose their university.
Bardal, from Norwegian Sublime, Ellen Marie Saethre-McGuirk, 2018.
Ellen Marie Saethre-McGuirk
Our use of social media platforms such as Instagram is changing our relationship to nature, and – at least for now – not necessarily for the better.