New research shows that scrolling through Instagram can effect our processing and language capabilities. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Group chats can be places of joy, solidarity and refuge. But they can also be a huge time-suck, and create feelings of anxiety and worry.
Two recent studies shed light on how seemingly simple social media features can have complex effects on user attitudes and beliefs.
Meta now faces some A$4 billion in fines related to breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations.
Twitter uses an AI-powered centrally managed algorithm to moderate what you see. On Bluesky, you have control over the algorithm that selects what you see through so-called ‘composable moderation’.
Social media algorithms can use millions of different parameters to decide what kind of content is shown to users.
The turmoil at Twitter has many people turning to an alternative, Mastodon. The social media platform does a lot of what Twitter and Facebook do, but there are key differences.
Phubbing or ‘phone snubbing’ is when prioritise your phone over the people in your company – and it sucks. Here’s how to stop it.
Social media does have some redeeming features – and its utility will depend on how you use it. But for many of us, the reward no longer outweighs the harms.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria’s fragile democratic institutions and economy.
Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s intensifying and triggering new disputes.
Social media platform Clubhouse is a buzzy Silicon Valley darling, but its core attribute – audio chat – is unlikely to be a flash in the pan.
People often worry about whether they may be addicted to digital devices, but addiction to a substance is far different from the habitual behavior that typically underlies digital usage.
As more comes to light about the money-making tactics of social media platforms we need to reevaluate our relationship with them.
Tinder and similar apps fail to properly address issues of online harm. A lack of policy is to blame, as well as app design features and society’s general attitudes towards more minor cases of abuse.
Despite same-sex relations being criminal, social media is a space to come out and speak back to homophobia for the Nigerian tweeters in the study.
The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn’t really tell us how to fight the tide.
Despite efforts to wall off regional or national internets, social media companies will have to continue aggressively competing across borders if they are to grow.
TikTok is caught in a political battle between the US and China but children are still using the video-sharing app. Here are some tips on how to make sure they are safe.
Looking for a short-term fix from the very thing that is causing you long-term problems is a symptom of addiction.