'Phatic sharing' reclaims Twitter as a truly social network, rather than simply as a source of breaking news or a place for public debate between politicians, journalists, and activists.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
From #MeToo to #RefugeesWelcome, add a hashtag and the world will listen. Shame they're not always used for good.
Social media campaigns such as #PrayForNice have been accused of being discriminatory for focusing on Western attacks, but research shows that familiarity and location are more relevant.