Facebook: what are they really thinking?
Squabbling and poor regulation achieve nothing.
Mass evacuations in response to natural disasters like Hurricane Maria are a logistical challenge, but also face psychological barriers to residents being willing and able to leave.
Promoting individual resilience will contribute to reductions in disaster threats for at-risk communities globally.
Twitter is experimenting with 280 characters.
Twitters experiment with 280 characters bears a remarkable resemble to the time Coca Cola changed its formula. That didn't end well.
Melbourne Victory may be the most successful on the field, but not on Twitter.
The A-League has embraced social media. But analysis shows success online doesn't correspond to success on the field.
We use reviews and online testimonials when downloading an app or shopping on eBay. So, why not when choosing a new dentist?
Many of the online testimonials you might read for dentists and other health professional can not only mislead, they can be illegal.
Twitter is trialing 280-character tweet limits - but will it help its flawed business model?
Families should be more involved in digital literacy education as parents are the ones who introduce digital media to their children.
Dozens of voluntary researchers in nine Indonesian cities mapped digital literacy activities and they found the country needs much more to solve their digital media problems.
While every other social media platform seeks to tie users in through content-rich profiles, the transient nature of Snaps means the company needs to find a new hook.
‘Smile for the birdy.’
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
The ABC had an unexpected viral hit last month.
ABC News has quietly moved into third place in the domestic online news market and had a piece that went unexpectedly viral in Korea.
Most Australian media companies, including the national broadcaster, are enamoured by the sugar hit of audience reach.
Building a journalism business model on clicks, cats and Kardashians may have had its day — even as journalists change to keep audiences happy
Social media apps are becoming as important as water, food and batteries when communities face natural disasters. One key function is helping people connect with neighbors and support each other.
Both camps in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election this year engaged in post-truth politics.
Indonesian politicians have engaged in post-truth politics, framing information and stories by appealing to emotions with very little or no regard to any policy details and objective facts.
Among Australia’s eight largest regional cities, Hobart is very inwardly connected.
Knowing a city’s professional network ratio helps to understand how connected its inhabitants are to other markets, customers and ideas. All support innovation, adaptation and city growth.
Kenyan authorities have arrested two WhatsApp group administrators for alleged hate speech.
Kenya has published hate speech guidelines that target WhatsApp groups administrators, holding them responsible for offensive content.
Advertising through online influencers is shaping consumer law, business models and people’s careers.
Business Briefing: the ‘get rich quick scheme’ influencing what you buy.
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Even though online influencers might not be overtly endorsing a product, advertisers will still pay a lot to have something featured, even subtly, in a post.
Online cosmetics tutorial.
In two years Kylie Jenner has gone from socialite to the head of a leading cosmetics brand. What does this success say about the power of social media in building strong brands?
A man sporting a Nazi tattoo leaves Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, 2017.
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Given recent events, you might have had an inkling that extremist views have been resonating. Researchers from the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention have the hard data to back it up.
IS supporters are turning away from Twitter.
New research has tracked how quickly Twitter accounts linked to extremism are being suspended.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators.
Screenshot from YouTube
Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.