Trolling is no longer confined to the darker corners of the internet, especially now the U.S. president himself is engaging in it.
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We're living in an alternate political universe of brazen lies and grotesque online spectacles of incivility. Who - or what - is to blame for trolling going mainstream?
Parents should understand where the value is in social media so they can guide their kids to positive use.
Social media provides many emotional, health and social benefits for young people.
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.
Faced with the prospect of constant online attack, why would anyone want to get into politics?
What’s the meme war all about?
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The term "meme" was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
A Kolorob youth facilitator spreads the word in the Dhaka neighbourhood of Bauniabadh.
A co-operative project that maps services in Dhaka shows how communities of citizens can be more than passive users of the digital platforms that increasingly shape our daily lives.
Fashion by Indonesian designer Dian Palangi.
It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun. But on social media Indonesian hijabers are challenging the stereotypes.
Our research shows we keep going back to social media even when it infuriates us.
How much is too much screen time for kids?
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
Universities portray campus life as idyllic, but may be missing an opportunity to truly connect with students.
Universities could dramatically transform their role in society through better use of social media
Starting from … Now! tells the story of four women in Sydney. It’s one of many successful web series transforming the TV landscape.
Starting from ... Now!
From a supernatural lesbian drama to lipsynching female comedians to a popular You Tube science show, Australian web series are thriving.
I’m already famous, thanks…
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Three techniques Andy Warhol used can also help you to take and post pictures that people will find engaging.
The experience of journalists like Maria Ressa is all too common.
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Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has faced online harassment campaigns designed to discredit and silence her.
Facebook has been used at times for antisocial behavior. However, such behaviors are neither unique nor new.
It was supposed to bring us all together.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?
Do you know who has the rights to access your digital data? And who might be interested in acquiring that information?
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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.
The BBC is the most popular source of online news in the UK.
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The latest research shows that polarisation of audiences varies widely even in countries with a similar access to new technology.
The Australian media’s lack of diversity puts significant strain on our democracy.
News Corp on the right, Fairfax on the left. This division has a long history in Australia, to the detriment of quality journalism and public debate.
Nothing like Instagram.
Social media is not a drug. Yes it can have negative effects, but it has positive effects too.
Cutting through: Jeremy Corbyn’s Facebook page.
Steve Howell believes that broadcasting regulations to ensure balance and a mastery of social media allowed people to see the Labour leader as he really is.