Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Maybe. When good ideas prosper, so do replicas, diluting the power of original thinking.
The Chinese-owned app TikTok continues its growth as one of the most popular social media networks. After pandemic health measures were lifted, other social media networks saw a decline in use.
Online extremists may lose followers when removed from mainstream social media, but their remaining supporters can become even more toxic.
Most research on the impact of unplanned pregnancies focuses on mothers. So we turned to Reddit to find out what dads really thought.
Users can place one pixel every five minutes: it’s collaboration at its best, destructive chaos at its worst.
Non-invasive prenatal testing can assess risk for genetic anomalies in a fetus. But interpreting risk levels is highly personal, as a study on Reddit discussions shows.
We have moved beyond burning witches and lynching wrong-doers. So we should also stop shaming unvaccinated people. There are better ways to change behaviour.
To combat online radicalisation, we first need to understand that the picture is rarely as simple as we’d like it to be.
Our research suggests that incel discussion boards are surprisingly diverse. Despite this diversity, we find that incels are united by their hatred of women.
A significant portion of teenagers’ social development happens online. The risks are well known, but the benefits of peer support are often overlooked.
Shares in the gaming chain and other stocks like AMC and BlackBerry are soaring once again.
A finance scholar explains what an IPO is, how it works and a new way companies are going public that’s winning the hearts of WallStreetBets Redditors.
Psycholinguistic researchers analyzed more than 1 million Reddit posts a year before and a year after users posted about their breakup.
It’s up to the courts to draw a line between free speech and illegal market manipulation. And the Supreme Court has never ruled on this specific question.
Now that Gen Z has got a taste for financial trading, the whole game has changed.
The gleeful manipulation of GameStop’s share price is not the first time amateur investors have created a legitimacy crisis on Wall Street.
The question is if and how the regulators can respond.
A small band of Reddit users have driven GameStop shares to incredible highs at the expense of multi-billion-dollar hedge funds.
As social media platforms fight Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, online archives offer another possible approach: direct links to the historic truth.
An analysis of social media commentary about socialism versus capitalism shows that people are talking past each other, but some are engaging in more nuanced discussions as well.