Scuttlebutt is an entirely decentralised social network – and it shows we can learn to make the internet better.
Initially a service to let gamers voice and text chat while playing, most of Discord’s current users build and maintain online communities – though not always very big ones.
If you think the ‘digital natives’ have better online search skills than their parents, you’d be wrong. But simply telling students what to do isn’t the best way to improve their skills.
Gen X is leading the way in kicking the social media habit. And concerns about an overall ‘internet addiction’ seem overblown.
Millions of households are expected to gain access to upgraded internet connections, with speeds of up to one gigabit per second (if you’re willing to pay for the plan).
As the pandemic moves us indoors, it’s time to reconsider our understanding of ‘screen time’ – especially since we’re relying on our devices now more than ever.
An absence of laws governing the digital space has allowed the government to tinker with internet accessibility as it sees fit.
The father of the web wants to address issues including malicious content circulation, misinformation, and the polarisation of online debate. But the methods he is proposing aren’t great.
There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression especially when the people criticise their president.
In just three decades we’ve gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.
Internet taxes could stifle Africa’s free and vibrant social media.
Imma let you finish, but there’s more to memes than you think.
What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
Wasting time on the internet at work could be putting your company’s cyber-security at risk.
Touchscreen technologies have made it easy for children as young as four to go online. Here are some things to teach them about how to be safe on the internet.
Parents should ask their teens to show them how they use social media and how it works so they can have conversations about what the risks are and how to reduce them.
The 2017 Australian Digital Inclusion Index shows that internet access and digital ability have improved since 2014, but the affordability of online services has declined.
If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do’s and dont’s.
Sooner or later, China will recognise the value of digital assets. This adds to the urgency of citizens ensuring they control the data trails that tell the world what they think and do.