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.
Warning about anonymous messaging app YOLO miss the potential benefits it could have.
Research shows that the sense of belonging provided by platforms like Facebook trumps our distrust of social media.
Consuming too much social media when users end up comparing their lives to others more glamorous can leave one with bad feelings say researchers. But pretending or fantasizing is not all bad either.