If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do's and dont's.
Survivors leave Tohoku a day after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Disaster preparations often focus on gear and logistics, but research in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami shows that strong social ties played a key role in helping communities rebound.
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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?
There is a link between online social networking technologies and increased risky sexual behaviour.
Online social networking technologies have been linked with increased risky sexual behaviour -- and Swaziland is no different.
Shifts in our communication infrastructures have reshaped the very possibilities of social order driven by markets and commercial exploitation.
Capitalism has become focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and processing – as if the social itself has become the new target of capitalism’s expansion.
LinkedIn: now owned by Microsoft.
With LinkedIn showing little evidence of growth, Microsoft's reasons for its US$26 billion spend on the company are explored.
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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.
Crafty new detection methods could help make 'like farming' a thing of the past.
A digital age of consent could ensure internet users know what they're getting into. But where to draw the line is tricky.
Social technologies could provide valuable opportunities for isolated older persons to stay connected to the world.
Social isolation in old age is a significant social concern. It is linked to a range of health problems and, in extreme cases, it can lead to people growing old and dying alone.
Facebook: catfish’s lair.
People with 'fake' identities can do harm but how widespread is so-called catfishing on social media?
You often hear it said that 'privacy is dead'. Our cybersecurity expert explains why that's not true, yet.
People queue outside the first KFC restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar, which opened last month.
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By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.
Dire predictions on the future of children’s brains are shocking, not least because of how flimsy the evidence is to support these views.
Baseless claims about the damage done to kids' development create needless panic. And they distract from legitimate, evidence-based concerns with which parents need to engage.
Between now and college years, there are many steps that you can take as a parent.
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Young adults can be easily derailed. Close to 60% students take six years to finish their four-year undergraduate program. How can you help?
Popular friends on social media could give enough warning to make plans to reduce damage some natural disasters.
You may think your social media friends are only good for keeping you up with all the latest gossip and trends but research published today has found they can also help save you in the event of any natural…
Life online can continue even after the real life version ends.
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. So said Kevin Arnold in The Wonder Years. Now that we spend so much time online, our digital…
A sour note.
Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo recently admitted in a leaked memo to staff how serious a problem online abuse and trolling on Twitter was, one that the social network has so far failed to tackle…
Before you tweet, take a breath.
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This week I have mainly been driving to towns the arse end of nowhere … shut roads and twats in caravans = road rage and loads of fags smoked. Anyone familiar with the terrifying terrain of the Twittersphere…
‘Free’ – except for the data you have to hand over.
You are right to worry about what internet companies do with your digital identity. There is reason to fear for online privacy. The European Union’s ruling on the right to be forgotten is one of the more…