Tony Abbott sought to rule rather than govern, in much the same way that Kevin Rudd did. Both unravelled.
Only when systems change and cultural adjustments occur will the political class return to governing rather than ruling.
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?
Our friends influence us to be healthier – or, more likely, unhealthier.
Think about your five closest friends. What do they care about? You should choose your friends wisely, because they can have a big influence on your health.
Easing your path to lending.
One day, your Facebook posts and Tweets might convince lenders to drop you some cash. Until then, here are five simple ways to help open up the bank vaults.
If people really want to create a social movement to counter terrorism, we should expand our reach offline.
Indonesians reacted defiantly on social media after the bombings and shootings in Jakarta last week. But how effective is the response on social media in countering terrorism?
Social media can benefit or harm universities – and it must be carefully managed.
Research suggests that universities in South Africa haven't paid much attention to the potential harm that social media could cause - and the benefits it could create.
Privately, we grieve for those we’ve loved. Publicly, we grieve for those we’ve never even met.
There’s already a lot you can say on Twitter in 140 characters.
Much of the way people use Twitter has been determined by the users of the social media giant. So why all the upset at talk of allowing tweets beyond the current 140 character limit?
I have so much more to say.
The social media company seems to be mulling a massive increase in tweet length from the iconic 140 characters users have grown accustomed to.
The move that will save Twitter – and improve public debate worldwide – is much more than adding 9,860 characters.
Children’s Facebook accounts should not be open doors for journalists.
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Images taken from young people's Facebook are being used by the media with impunity.
Dating has gone from seeking soulmates to swiping faces to kill time. What happened?
A digital age of consent could ensure internet users know what they're getting into. But where to draw the line is tricky.
Technology brings us together, but also creates distance – which doesn't bode well for relationships.
We’re all watching each other on Facebook.
Studies show that Facebook addiction and Facebook stalking are very real, and do us no good.
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.
A key misunderstanding is that the Black Lives Matter movement – which is against the ‘state violence’ of black people – is anti-white.
Rather than simply shutting down these groups, universities need to engage these difficult conversations to support the younger generation to fight together for meaningful social change.
Shoes in Place de la Republique - Climate of Peace #climat2paix. Photo taken by John Englart in Paris on November 29.
An analysis of social media shows climate activists have seized on the Paris climate talks to spread the word, but dialogue with oil and gas industry is absent.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at Secret Cinema.
© Mike Massaro
Cinema is evolving into a multi-sensory spectacular.
Australian law is yet to catch up with new forms of networked digital abuse against women.
In the social media age, perpetrators can devastate their partner or ex-partner psychologically, socially and financially, while remaining cloaked in anonymity from cyberspace.