Four years after its release, My Year of Rest and Relaxation has become a publishing and cultural phenomenon – with TikTok trends and film rights bought by Margot Robbie. But is it exploitative?
Anti-Asian memes spread on TikTok during the pandemic, and the potential for harm is real. It’s about time platforms scrutinised such ‘humour’ more closely.
The Chinese-owned app TikTok continues its growth as one of the most popular social media networks. After pandemic health measures were lifted, other social media networks saw a decline in use.
To think about new ways of transmitting science and to really innovate how we teach, the first step is creating an appropriate dialogue format. From there, everything becomes possible.
The booming child influencer industry is still largely unregulated – so parents and managers are starting to make their own rules to protect kids.
None of the major digital platforms lets the public see what advertising they carry and how it’s targeted, according to a new report.
Brown noise sounds like the ocean and some people say it helps them sleep. Here’s what the science actually says.
The ‘internal shower’ drink is being hailed as everything from a digestion booster, to a treatment for constipation and bloating, to a detox drink and hangover cure.
Antisemitism today does not always appear in the form of traditional hate speech. It manifests in GIFs, memes, vlogs, comments and reactions on social media platforms.
Vabbing is the act of taking one’s vaginal secretions and using it as a perfume – while not a new trend, it is taking social media sites like TikTok by storm.
It’s pretty common to find people who are apathetic about their data being harvested and funnelled into unknown corners. But that’s usually because they don’t know what’s at stake.
We all love random act of kindness. But before you ‘like’ or share that heartwarming video, ask yourself if it’s an authentic feel-good moment or an act of exploitation.
When Maree was given flowers by a TikTok influencer, she felt ‘de-humanised’ and reduced to her age. Here is how benevolent ageism shows up in our society.
Earlier this year, a deepfake impersonating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spread on social media – with Zelenskyy supposedly asking Ukrainians to surrender to Russia.
Through stitches, duets and green screens, Olivia Rodrigo showcases the postmodern appeal of today’s popular music
TikTok has admitted its Chinese employees have access to user data collected outside China.
Netflix and TikTok were both first-movers, but unlike larger businesses they haven’t diversified their services very much. It seems they’re starting with gaming.
TikTok is increasingly the social media of choice for older people who enthusiastically reject socially constructed notions of old age.
Today’s media landscape is a far cry from the days of Watergate. A media scholar looks at the challenge the Jan. 6 committee faces in getting the hearings to break through in the age of TikTok.
Intimate details of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage – including sex abuse – featured during their defamation trial. There’s a long history of popular trials showcasing relationships gone bad.