Journalists are often expected to engage with social media.
The recent sacking of an SBS journalist for controversial statements made on social media could inspire self-censorship amongst journalists.
No you can’t join. This is the cool table.
Baboons shed light on the irony of social networks: cliques limit information sharing.
The call for a male author on a paper was met with outrage from within the scientific community and the general public.
Sexism still exists in science, but a recent scandal shows that progress is being made.
This was supposed to be the "social media election" but in the end it was those who moved beyond horse-race journalism, on whatever platform, who excelled.
Low-income teens are unable to participate in social media conversations of their wealthier peers.
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With low-income kids unable to participate in the social media conversations of their wealthier peers, a new form of digital inequity is emerging.
No longer flying so high.
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Twitter's stock took a tumble this week thanks to some bad PR and lower-than-expected results. But their business strategy is reassuring.
Sure you’re connected to them, but can you trust them?
Michael Sean Gallagher
Checking online reviews is a big part of shopping. But review sites can be manipulated. Does favoring reviews posted by your social media contacts help with trustworthy, meaningful content?
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".