Breaking up is never easy, and while 20 years ago there may well have been little or no post break-up contact between exes, 21st century technology – from social media to Whatsapp – means there are many…
Richard Nixon, 1971.
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With three in four American voters using a smartphone, mobile devices are revolutionizing how political news is consumed – and reported.
How many stars will you be rated?
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Peeple is getting called the Yelp of rating people. The cofounders say it will be a positive place that turns character into currency. But does it make sense to rate people as we rate restaurants?
How do you turn a selfie into a vote?
The new Labour leader wants to build on new support that swept him to power.
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Kids today face a variety of digital stressors –from negotiating how much communication to have with close friends to digital abuse.
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People living in their forests must be on board too – and they don't always subscribe to Western conservation values.
Are women really each other’s worst enemies? Probably not.
Depictions of women bullying women are a mainstay of reality television shows, just as reports of Twitter fights between female celebrities are regular tabloid fare. It's a phenomenon with a long history.
Can Twitter improve students' engagement with course materials?
Lauren Ann JImerson
Academics are using Twitter in classrooms and finding that it leads to some real results.
You often hear it said that 'privacy is dead'. Our cybersecurity expert explains why that's not true, yet.
Social media like Twitter could help improve politics by providing 'government in public'.
Facebook is trying to manage abuse and hate speech.
The social media giant says it takes online abuse seriously. But there are calls for it to do more amid reports it's not doing enough to deal with threats or abuse.
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.
The world of coal: a still from the new Minerals Council advertisement.
The Minerals Council's new coal ad is the latest to attract derision online. But for the resources industry, the mockery may just be collateral damage in the wider mission to reach out to its supporters.
Rupert Murdoch is nothing if not a prolific tweeter.
Why would a man with so much media power at his fingertips, and political power on three continents to match, choose to expose himself to the raw landscape of the Twittersphere?
Does the media’s coverage of events such as the Sydney Lindt cafe siege deserve more scrutiny?
In an age of radicalisation, there needs to be a radical rethinking of which stories the media tells, and how.
The more academics fear being involved in media storms, the less they feel free to explore topics they consider important.
Public engagement of academics has increased enormously in recent decades. But this new level of engagement is producing problems and conflicts for which many academics are ill-prepared.
China’s mourning over the Tianjin disaster has taken place both online and off.
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Social media is rewriting patterns of communication in China.
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.
Ken Kendricks Jr puts his hands together in prayer at a makeshift memorial to Michael Brown on August 22 2014.
A movement grew out of Michael Brown's death one year ago. The people in #BlackLivesMatter want us to fully witness violence against black youth. Their tools are cell phones and social media.
Angry messages taped up outside Palmer’s dental office were repeated thousands of times online.
Palmer was publicly shamed to a degree that's only possible in a world connected by social media. Could any good come from it?