Tumblr might the weird cousin of the other social media platforms, but it also makes a safe space for queer kids to hang out and understand their sexuality.
The trend of 'naked tourism' reveals something more than just bare bottoms – and it may call for some active interventions.
Reporters used to 'doorstep' victims of tragedy and their families. Now they are doing it online and it's just as distressing.
In the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, an expert on social networks explains why ties to other people help societies recover from traumatic events.
Comments like 'little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face' get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Facebook should give the public more insight into how content moderation decisions are made.
Text and video 'mining' could be used to automatically detect violent language and behaviour.
It's election time and all the political parties are locked in a social media battle. But does it help inform political debate or just cause even more confusion?
The president has fled the country. An activist has died in jail. A military coup is afoot. Fake news is dividing Venezuelans, making a peaceful end to its profound crisis ever less likely.
Junk food brands are blurring the line between advertising, entertainment and socialising.
Social media seem like a great way for new mothers to connect, but there are times when it's depressing. Here are some reasons new mothers may want to walk away from Facebook and connect in person.
Image-based abuse, more commonly known as 'revenge porn', affects many Australians from across diverse communities and in different types of relationships.
And if you like someone based on their Facebook page, you’re likely to like them in the real world.
Twitter is made up of numerous communities clustered around all manner of topics. If all you see is the same, it's time to break out of your filter bubble.
As the case of US YouTube channel DaddyOFive shows, there's a fine line between pranking your kids and exploitation.
A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
Along with machine learning, data mining and statistics, visualisations are playing an important role in current-day data analytics.
Messaging for the April 29 People's Climate March is stressing collective resistance against President Trump. This theme may appeal to activists, but is unlikely to grow the movement.
Simply copying Snapchat might not be enough to keep the biggest social network relevant.
Twitter recently blew up with posts wondering about the feline fascination with taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains it's not magic that draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.