Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents’ worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there’s nothing overblown about parents’ growing concern.
WeChat is a Chinese social media platform, similar to Facebook.
Findings from a new study suggest that the main source of news for Mandarin-speakers living in Australia is local, Chinese-language outlets accessed via WeChat.
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People should be a bit more careful when signing off their emails and text messages. Not everyone wants a kiss.
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Despite their derision, media outlets such as the Canary and Breitbart, still source much of their information from the mainstream press.
Alan Soon of Splice Media is promising a million dollars to give to start-ups to transform media in Asia.
What does the future newsroom look like?
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We often hear about media companies shedding staff and revenues, but is there hope? We ask the man with a mission to launch 100 media start-ups in three years: what does the future newsroom look like?
More women are sharing their stories of sexual violence on digital platforms.
The #MeToo movement has attracted mainstream media attraction, but women are using many digital platforms to share their experiences of sexual violence.
Netflix has chosen a high-quality Mexican arthouse movie as a flagship production for its new distribution model.
It’s actually very hard to find photos of people with their eyes closed.
The new technology behind machine learning-enhanced fake videos has a crucial flaw: Computer-generated faces don’t blink as often as real people do.
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
Advertising mogul, Martin Sorrell.
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How Martin Sorrell built WPP from scratch into the world’s biggest marketing conglomerate.
Many more people experience World Heritage sites like the Sydney Opera House in digital form than physically visit them.
Many more people experience World Heritage online than in person. While that further elevates the status of iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House, it has other more complicated consequences too.
Smile, everyone’s sick of us.
How parents who post about their kids do so out of pride, but can spark family conflict too.
Rights packages aimed at attracting the digital market failed to attract a bidder.
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What’s behind Facebook’s decision to cut down on news content in people’s newsfeeds?
Clips of Peppa Pig on YouTube aren’t always what you expect them to be.
More than 300 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute - and many children’s clips are unauthorised, sneaky or even disturbing. Being aware is the first step.
Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Digital media on building facades are changing the appearance of our cities. This creates a need for new urban policy guidelines to retain architectural quality and promote social engagement.
Families should be more involved in digital literacy education as parents are the ones who introduce digital media to their children.
Dozens of voluntary researchers in nine Indonesian cities mapped digital literacy activities and they found the country needs much more to solve their digital media problems.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
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Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
The traditional media industry comes with a large environmental cost, but emissions from digital productions are often ignored.
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over ‘screen time,’ limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media… and how parents should (or shouldn’t) regulate it.