Protests in April and May galvanised the government to crack down on dissent.
The jailing of the two men shows the government of President Nursultan Nazarbayev well understands that it can no longer underestimate the power of new forms of civic activism.
Not dead yet, Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
When Facebook accidentally listed millions of users as "dead" in an embarrassing glitch it was a reminder that everyone needs to plan for their own digital death.
Bookstagrammers captures the aesthetic beauty of book covers and jackets.
The #bookstagram hashtag on Instagram is changing the way the world looks at reading.
Photographers can't pay the bills with Instagram likes – but it's pushing them to capture more spectacular images than ever before.
It costs multiple millions to sponsor a global sports event. Why bother when non-sponsors cleverly associate themselves for next to nothing?
Forget about Snapchat, WhatsApp and Facebook, for the Edwardians it was all about the picture postcard.
With our attention diverted, we’re no longer in the moment.
'Concert' via www.shutterstock.com
Whether it’s through Facebook or Snapchat, images and videos are changing how we communicate. But as words become more trivial, our attention, our creativity, and even our empathy may be at stake.
A growing number of young men are using steroids, but there are few public services to help this vulnerable group.
The #Brexit campaign is showing a masterful use of hashtags to dominate the debate in this corner of the internet. But no filters please, we're British.
Can social media help students learn?
Researchers got 128 students at a middle school to use Twitter to further their science learning. And what happened? These students learned how to connect science to real life.
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are helping change the top-down nature of organised Christianity.
Some selfies are more dangerous than others…
'Selfie' via www.shutterstock.com
According to the science of selfies, they seem to tap into some deep psychological desires.
Glamour laboring ain’t easy…
Glamour labor is a phenomenon of the digital age, which is radically changing the way we think about work, success and privacy.
How could they post that of me?
Woman image via www.shutterstock.com.
The legal system is working out how much of an exclusive right you have to commercial use of your own name, image, likeness or identity – and online that doesn't just mean in an ad.
Free Syrian Army fighters on their smartphones.
As usage continues to grow in the region, what's the ongoing dynamic between the Middle East and social media? It's complicated.
When we’re flooded with images, how much of their content do we retain?
Penelope Umbrico, '541,795 Suns from Sunsets from Flickr (Partial) 01/23/06,' 2006-ongoing, detail, 2500 4 inch x 6 inch c-prints. Courtesy Mark Moore Gallery and Bruce Silverstein Gallery.
Snapping and sharing photographs has never been easier. But being inundated with images can have a host of unintended consequences, from heightened anxiety to impaired memory.
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open.
Phones image via www.shutterstock.com.
Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?
An endless stream of self-obsessed selfies could signal your narcissistic streak.
He’s tweeted, Instagrammed and Facebooked, but will he get what he wants?
Social media can amplify the fear of missing out, or FoMO, but it can also be a platform for emotional support during the festive season.
There is some dismay at the idea of academic attention being paid to these celebrities.Here's why it's important.