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.
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.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
The tasks of fatherhood are changing, but society's expectations haven't caught up. Many dads use online discussion groups, blogs and videos to explore their new identities.
One of the World Bank's mandates is to prepare for the physical and human capital reconstructions of post-conflict Syria. But an image reconstruction of Syrians and of Syrian refugees is also needed
Social media celebrities have an almost collaborative connection to followers, but that can cause stress and anxiety.
Data scientists mapped the online behavior of Facebook users in Brazil, the US and Argentina. The result is a startling visual portrayal of just how deeply polarized these nations have become.
Williamson's sacking over a tweet reveals not only problems with social media policies and freedom of speech, but the pervasive masculinity of sporting organisations.
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
Why it's okay to use social media to mourn.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
When young adults create and share online content focused on consumer products, it can trigger a social comparison process that results in feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem.
Social media data can reveal where people are watching nature – and consequently where animals may be under pressure.
Networks of keywords are analyzed in Donald Trump's tweets from 2015 to the present.
Social media abhors informational vacuums and speed eclipses accuracy. That allows pseudo-experts, agitators and even liars to circulate rumours and poisonous information when big news breaks.
As authorities crack down on selfies and social media, the underlying causes of conflict and potential to use social media to bring about positive social change are overlooked.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
Three trends suggest people in less developed nations – who are coming online in greater numbers – use and trust the internet very differently those in more developed economies.