The jailing of the two men shows the government of President Nursultan Nazarbayev well understands that it can no longer underestimate the power of new forms of civic activism.
When Facebook accidentally listed millions of users as "dead" in an embarrassing glitch it was a reminder that everyone needs to plan for their own digital death.
Even if fake articles could be curbed and filtered news modified, there's something built into Facebook's anatomy that foments partisan rage.
What can future politicians learn from the president-elect's social media presence while on the campaign trail?
Hillary Clinton failed to unleash the power of the meme.
By tracking emotive tweets in the three weeks prior to polling day, these researchers called the election better than most pollsters.
About one in every five election-related tweets was generated by software, not humans – millions of tweets by hundreds of thousands of 'social bots.'
Today's Melbourne Cup will be streamed on Twitter for the first time. So how much can social media compete with traditional broadcasters for sports?
Social media has speeded up our lives, and although video micro-blog service Vine may close, life isn't going to get any slower.
Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.
We need better surveillance systems to detect epidemics early. But while social media has been flagged as a potential solution, we're not quite there yet.
Cross-border tech deals are on the rise, meaning the usual expectations on acquisitions are changing.
Live events like sports seemed immune to streaming services' assault on traditional broadcast TV. Now that might change.
Social media feedback has made businesses think twice about what makes a good customer.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
Social media can be an effective tool in mobilising people for social change, as demonstrated by the Bersih movement in Malaysia.
We're used to categorising people as "male" or "female" – but that's no excuse for lashing out when athletes defy our expectations.
Pressure from online comments can cause our democratically elected leaders to act in the strangest ways.