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?
South African police duck bricks during a protest by students over tuition fees at the Union Buildings, the seat of government, in Pretoria.
Images of South African police on social media are part of a carefully scripted performance in which the police service is heavily invested.
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.
Talking (pizza) head or journalist?
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Two ESPN NFL reporters ordered in on New Year's Eve. They just didn't tell anyone they'd been paid to do so.
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.
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.
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.
What can a trader learn from a tweet?
Real-time analysis of Twitter data has been successfully used to predict elections, flu outbreaks and box-office results. So could it also be used on the stock market?
#BrusselsLockdown: a time for armed guards … and cat pictures.
As is distant wars, journalists in France are now kept away from areas where security forces intervene against terrorists. Should this be welcomed?
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.
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.
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.
The all-seeing @
The £1m alleged fraud case of James Alan Craig is a salutary warning of the financial power of social media. Here's what we know so far.
The comeback kid.
Twitter's revenues are in good shape but its CEO needs to start securing more users to keep investors happy.
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.
‘Keep the beard or lose it?"
The relaunch of Twitter co-founder Ev Williams' blogging platform promises a revolution in online publishing. It's not there yet.