Social media and publishing platform users have generated vast amounts of data. This data remains online long after people have stopped using the platforms, and can impact people’s lives.
Networking involves a skillset that can be learned and practised. Doing so – online or in person – is crucial to career advancement.
Initially a service to let gamers voice and text chat while playing, most of Discord’s current users build and maintain online communities – though not always very big ones.
Zoom parties are one thing. Harder for organisations to replicate online are ‘casual collisions’ between colleagues.
The network collectively applied ingenuity to provide essential care and support to vulnerable people.
If the physical setting, as well as clear strategies to facilitate new connections and networks are right, then networking wouldn’t be such a pain.
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.
Disaster preparations often focus on gear and logistics, but research in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami shows that strong social ties played a key role in helping communities rebound.
If the site is increasingly where people are getting their news, what could the company do without taking up the mantle of being a final arbiter of truth?
Online social networking technologies have been linked with increased risky sexual behaviour – and Swaziland is no different.
Capitalism has become focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and processing – as if the social itself has become the new target of capitalism’s expansion.
With LinkedIn showing little evidence of growth, Microsoft’s reasons for its US$26 billion spend on the company are explored.
Who’s more likely to help you find a job, your close friends or the casual acquaintance you see at the gym? An examination of Facebook friends offers some clues.
Crafty new detection methods could help make ‘like farming’ a thing of the past.
A digital age of consent could ensure internet users know what they’re getting into. But where to draw the line is tricky.
Social isolation in old age is a significant social concern. It is linked to a range of health problems and, in extreme cases, it can lead to people growing old and dying alone.
People with ‘fake’ identities can do harm but how widespread is so-called catfishing on social media?
You often hear it said that ‘privacy is dead’. Our cybersecurity expert explains why that’s not true, yet.
By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.
Baseless claims about the damage done to kids’ development create needless panic. And they distract from legitimate, evidence-based concerns with which parents need to engage.