Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
A new experimental task reveals distinct styles of engagement on social networking sites associated with different perceptions of social connectedness.
While other social media giants are floundering, this one is doing rather well.
The energy consumption of Internet use has multiplied by a thousand-fold in 20 years. So how can we better visualise our energy ‘spending’ and reduce carbon emissions?
Research on Hurricane Harvey found that flood insurance and strong social networks were key factors in determining how quickly people recovered, regardless of socioeconomic status.
The Chinese-owned app TikTok continues its growth as one of the most popular social media networks. After pandemic health measures were lifted, other social media networks saw a decline in use.
A study of more than 20 million LinkedIn users shows acquaintances you have about 10 friends in common with are the most likely to help you get a new job.
Scuttlebutt is an entirely decentralised social network – and it shows we can learn to make the internet better.
To think about new ways of transmitting science and to really innovate how we teach, the first step is creating an appropriate dialogue format. From there, everything becomes possible.
A mathematical method of analyzing networks can spot hidden features such as people who wield soft power in organizations.
While many progressive movements have organised online, conservatives dominate because of better organisation, capital, and social inequality. France’s presidential elections are a case in point.
A new study doubles the age of ancient DNA in sub-Saharan Africa, revealing how people moved, mingled and had children together over the last 50,000 years.
People have formed tribes since the dawn of time and, in the digital age, online tribes are helping members deal with all the uncertainties and decisions involved in getting kids ready for school.
Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here’s how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.
Maasai in Tanzania use their mobile phones all the time – usually to communicate with people they already know. But dialing errors can also breed friendships and business opportunities.
If you want to give and get help from your online network, new research suggests keep your “friend” count low.
Ireland is under pressure to investigate, and potentially fine, Facebook for alleged data breaches under GDPR.
For trans youth who couldn’t be themselves in real life, the internet became a place for connection and self-expression.
The claim that our brain size limits us to 150 meaningful friendships has been challenged by a recent paper.
It is important to remember in this time of crisis that the need for social connection is vital.