There is some dismay at the idea of academic attention being paid to these celebrities.Here's why it's important.
Social technologies could provide valuable opportunities for isolated older persons to stay connected to the world.
Social isolation in old age is a significant social concern. It is linked to a range of health problems and, in extreme cases, it can lead to people growing old and dying alone.
Blocking IS one click at a time?
Anonymous strives to bring down IS propaganda before it reaches the masses.
Anonymous wants to make sure militant Islamist propaganda video, like this being filmed in Syria, doesn’t make it online.
ISIS uses the internet, especially social media, to propagandize and recruit. Members of hacker group Anonymous have turned their sights on these accounts.
Sydney Opera House is illuminated in the colours of the French flag in a display of solidarity after the attacks on Paris.
Islamic State terrorism and propaganda are designed to provoke often predictable responses. We naturally respond with displays of outrage and solidarity, but we should beware the trap of division.
Assurances that loved ones are safe is something social media does well, but other technologies are also pioneering.
An image of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of being behind the Paris attacks, was published in the Islamic State’s social media website.
The tools that protect people's privacy on social media are being used by terrorists to spread their messages of hate and attack.
The way we use social media looks suspiciously like a bubble, with overheated investment in likes, upvotes and retweets in things that have no value.
While firefighters battled widespread fires in New South Wales in October 2013, hundreds of thousands of people turned to social media and smartphone apps for vital updates.
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When disaster strikes, more people than ever are turning to social media to find out if they're in danger. But Australian emergency services need to work together more to learn what works to save lives.
Is Airbnb fundamentally changing our cities?
Has Airbnb burst the "Disneyland" bubble that has enveloped our historical centres, governing their image and operations for export?
Esenna O'Neill’s dramatic departure from YouTube and Instragram was precipitated by her feelings of inauthenticity.
Essena O'Neill's dramatic rejection of her successful social media channels raises important questions about how advertising and sponsored posts are regulated on social media.
In a recent piece for The Guardian, environmental journalist and activist George Monbiot lamented the poor state of environmental journalism globally. He points to the massive conflagration now occurring…
Modern video technology can make matters public, but accountability still depends on political processes to produce just outcomes.
Mobile video technology means outrageous behaviour and abuses can rapidly become public knowledge, but achieving just outcomes still depends on a political willingness to act on such knowledge.
Research into the way emotions spread through online social networks shows that happiness is contagious.
Research shows that when people share happy news on social media, they make their friends - and extended social network - happy too. Picking up on this trend is a new swathe of "good news" websites.
A suspected member of the Crips gang is cuffed in LA.
Online threats can quickly lead to real-life shootings.
Maybe Moments is just the human helping hand new Twitter users need.
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Twitter recently launched Moments, seemingly to solve a business problem. The cutting-edge technology it relies on isn't technology at all, but rather human curators.
Young people are natives to social media, but is that a bad thing?
The media often paints social media as a dangerous place for young people, but the reality is far more complex and nuanced.
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?