There’s a growing body of research on online engagement and the characteristics of viral content.
There are a few simple tricks anyone can use.
Use it at your peril.
The word 'like' has a grammar, and by looking at it, we can learn a lot about what 'like' means and what it contributes to someone’s speech.
A screen shot of @Instagram’s social media feed.
What is the impact of Instagram's recent decision to remove its 'like' counter?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
If Israel's longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu loses in the upcoming elections, some hope that his removal will pave the way for peace. But there are several reasons why that's not likely.
A smarter use of social media can improve your sense of well-being.
Don't swear off social media. Use it to your advantage.
Researchers have found people use the ‘like’ button on social media posts for many reasons.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
What’s not to like?
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Companies seem obsessed these days with getting you to 'like' them. But what does that really mean?
A sign banning selfie sticks in an Osaka train station in Japan.
In 2015 more people around the world died while taking selfies than were killed by sharks. Many tourist landmarks have banned the taking of selfies and selfie sticks to prevent untimely accidents.
How could they post that of me?
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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.
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open.
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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?
Thousands are taking to the Internet to petition for the freedom of convicted murderer Steven Avery.
A new paper details how armchair activists – put together – can be a force.
Turn that thumb upside down.
At long last, Facebook looks on the verge of releasing an alternative to the ubiquitous 'Like' button. After years of users clamoring for one, here's why the time might be right.
Vincent F Hendricks likes this post, but in a sort of ironic, self-referential way.
The “like” is the predominant gesture on social media, whether you’re sticking to Facebook or shifting to Instagram. It may even be the most common gesture among humans nowadays. Some of us probably “like…