Even though Facebook claims to be a global community, its rise has come at the expense of online subcultures for marginalized people, from body modification enthusiasts to drag queens.
While Facebook's Zuckerberg suggested as much recently, companies run like autocracies cannot fulfill technology's promise of reinvigorating the democratic process.
Digital fasting during Lent has become popular. Technology, in fact, can be good for religion.
Demand has surged for Snapchat's stock but the loss-making company's long-term success is far from certain.
Social media use is weakly associated with depressed mood in the young, but it's not clear which way cause and effect runs.
You might think that trolling on the internet is done by a small, vocal minority of sociopaths. But what if all trolls aren’t born trolls? What if they are ordinary people like you and me?
The Facebook CEO's vision for a digital future still needs a little work.
Alternative facts owe more to Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World than Orwell's 1984.
The billionaire digital tycoon has a vision for a bright future. His bright future, mainly.
Content creators with millions of fans are increasingly willing to voice their political views. Their influence on American politics may be in its infancy but it is growing fast.
After witnessing a streamed suicide, users could sue for emotional harm. But it's tricky to prove – and even trickier to hold Facebook accountable.
Facebook Live – and other live-video streaming services – change how we bear witness to events, and challenge how we think about visual information.
Foxtel’s high-priced oligopolistic control over Australian pay TV has again clashed with the demands of sport fans and the increasingly sophisticated capture and relay technologies available to them.
You might think you're anonymous when you're browsing the web. But a new study shows that browsing history can often be tied to your real-world identity.
It's not alternative facts we need to worry about, it's the fact that moguls still dominate the media, both old and new.
In the face of alienation and concentration of power by big corporations, local DIY organisations promote place-based organic internet solutions.
Zuckerberg is just the latest in a long line of West Coast capitalists to purchase a slice of Hawaii.
The issues of accessibility, communication and connection are especially relevant when it comes to understanding why so many people vent their spleen on social media.
Social media is a great way to to share tips, knowledge and expertise - including about how to reduce the environmental footprint of your home.
What research says about why debates about faith get so heated online.