What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
Radical change at Twitter shows how quickly strategies and values can shift in Big Tech. New Zealand needs to be less reliant on overseas solutions for its own digital infrastructure plans.
Elon Musk allowing verification badges to simply be bought by anyone is an example of how powerful and misguided trust in logos can be.
Over the past 16 years, Twitter has amassed an incredible amount of user-generated data which contains a detailed and extensive record of cultural moments. Musk’s takeover threatens these archives.
Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover of Twitter reveals what we like and need from social media.
If Twitter were to go dark, with it would go a valuable source of data as well as a means of sharing information relied on by activists, journalists, public health officials and scientists.
Digital activism can be fruitful if it is followed up by practical and strategic offline actions.
Elon Musk’s new paid verification program resulted in the widespread use of parody accounts by shitposters on the social media platform.
The turmoil at Twitter has many people turning to an alternative, Mastodon. The social media platform does a lot of what Twitter and Facebook do, but there are key differences.
In the age of TikTok, images of people in public go viral all the time. Here’s how the law does and doesn’t protect you.
Phubbing or ‘phone snubbing’ is when prioritise your phone over the people in your company – and it sucks. Here’s how to stop it.
Mastodon is open-source software that enables a decentralized social media network. It operates differently from the corporate-owned social media platforms we have become accustomed to.
With Twitter users considering a relocation to the decentralized social media network Mastodon, there’s an opportunity for the CBC to lead the way in re-imagining online futures for Canadians.
Thousands of Twitter users are jumping ship – and Mastodon might become their new home. But it’s not a clone of the ‘blue bird site’.
The internet has been heralded as liberation technology and accused of undermining democracy. The available research shows it is a bit of both.
Moderating content is a box that still needs to be ticked.
As of this weekend, users can ‘buy’ a verification badge on Twitter for just US$8. This problematic system will have widespread consequences.
Members of fan communities in China participate in online activities under Chinese surveillance, but some group members are able to leverage censorship to their own ends.
Meta’s focus on virtual reality might free up space for smaller social media players to compete.
Researchers identified a connection between low levels of media literacy and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in people who consume their news via social media.