Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is the English Premier League’s most abused player on social media, according to a new report.
The increased virtual presence of athletes continues to have a darker side.
That good? Amen to that.
Ever felt depressed just from scrolling through Facebook? This might be why.
Man of the hour.
Why be a fan of what people expect you to be when you can embrace Milifandom instead?
These days Facebook is a major news platform.
The media giant is kidding itself – and us – if it doesn't think it's in the news business.
But what do we get for it, Dave?
Some say that sharing is caring. But when it comes to party political publications, sharing on social media is careless. No matter how much you agree with Labour’s latest poster or the Greens' latest video…
Children growing up in a world of social media are developing a very different conception of privacy to that of their parents.
Many people are shocked by what children are willing to share about themselves online. Is it that they don't understand privacy, or just have a different conception of it compared to adults?
Shame can hurt, but it can also be used to motivate positive behaviour.
Public shaming has a long history and has now gone online through social media. But shame can also be a powerful force to encourage positive behavioural change.
Discretion is the better part of valour, George.
In one of my previous articles, I likened social media to a war zone during elections. If this is the case, then the Respect Party candidate in Bradford West is a the political equivalent of Rambo. A one-man…
On many major issues, Labor’s Bill Shorten and the Liberals' Tony Abbott are essentially two wings of the same bird.
The crisis of public confidence in politics is not limited to Australia, but public disengagement, retail politics and lack of vision are crippling our ability to tackle long-term and wicked problems.
Twitter ramps up its policy on abuse.
The social media giant has taken a tougher line on abuse. But is it enough?
Bacon sandwich-related gaming by The Sun.
This week, news outlets start taking sides ahead of the election, and social media brings out our cynical side.
The grass is always greener.
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Social media has responded to the news with unbelievable force. So what is it about this band that produces such a reaction?
Coal seam gas has proved a hot topic ahead of the NSW election, not only on the campaign trail but also on social media, where a ‘social mood reader’ can reveal the depth of community feeling.
Beyond polls and betting markets, how else can we gauge how people feel ahead of future elections? Social media is a goldmine, and one of the newer ways to tap into it is with a "social mood reader".
Tracking tweets can tell help paint a picture of voter sentiment.
UPDATED March 27, 11:45am: These live infographics continue to show the most tweeted about people and parties in the New South Wales election.
In the countdown to the March 28 New South Wales election, social media is a key battleground for persuading swinging voters.
Given the history on privatisation in NSW, and facing a more emotionally powerful campaign, the Baird government is actually doing pretty well to be closing in on polling day in a winning position.
Common Core is being debated on social media on an unprecedented scale.
The #Commoncore Project.
Social media is being actively used in the public debate on Common Core, with an unprecedented 35,000 to 40,000 tweets each month.
Security agencies seeking to understand the radicalisation of young men such as Jake Bilardi might find answers in popular culture.
Western governments not only misread Islamic State, they have a very limited understanding of the Internet and its role within the private spaces, bedrooms and imaginaries of teenagers.
Transmitting gaffe to Twitter in 3, 2, 1 ….
No political party ever truly wins the social media war. All they can hope for is to survive without shooting themselves in the foot.
Leonard Nimoy, who by anyone’s standards lived long (83) and prospered.
The internet and social media has turned a private death into a very public one.
Footage of published by Islamic State of militants destroying artefacts in a museum in Mosul, Iraq.
Social media is making it easier for extremists to recruit individuals to commit cultural attacks.