Facebook has been acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and promising to do better without actually improving. But that's not the whole story: The company has some positive qualities, too.
For decades, advertisers and marketers struggled to predict the consumption of leisure products such as movies and books. Now, big data reveals how people really spend their leisure time.
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
Blockchain technologies can support users in controlling access to their data through smart contracts that both empower and protect users.
Don't swear off social media. Use it to your advantage.
Smee insists that the rich and intense visions of artists such as Cézanne or Chekhov are increasingly lost to us.
With the surprise meticulously planned, all eyes – and lenses – turn to the kids. All they have to do is react as expected: overjoyed. So why don't they?
In this photography-based research project, gay men document their struggles with body image, and challenge current beauty standards.
Social media promised to be a democratising platform for citizen journalists – but now its limitations are becoming clear.
Memories are an important part of our identity and we increasingly entrust them to the cloud – with potentially serious consequences.
Norms that exist in the real world don't necessarily transfer easily to the digital realm. Is it time we developed a new social contract for online communications to prevent reply-status nightmares?
Hateful images are making their way from niche sites onto popular social networks at an alarming speed. Here's how it works.
To get out of the digital advertising quagmire, the only way is (business) ethics.
Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
New research into the Greek crisis from 2012-16 compared how tweets and traditional news affected bond yields among countries in the eurozone peripheries.
Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older counterparts about how to have a healthier relationship with digital technologies like social media.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
We used game theory to show you only need a small amount of fake news to disrupt any group discussion. But we also found a way you can fight back.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.