Rural women in Nigeria circumvent patriarchy to make decisions on their healthcare.
Far from a touchy-feely community, research shows online platforms such as Airbnb tend to strengthen users’ narcissism and class biases.
Conspiracy theories may be baseless, but they can have a range of harmful real-world consequences, including spreading lies, undermining trust in media and government and inciting violence.
Twitter has been officially rebranded to X, in a process many would deem chaotic. But we can still try to make sense of it.
Many older people tend to trim their social circles and focus their social efforts on family and close friends. New research on our close primate relatives may help explain why.
Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
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.
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.
Networking involves a skillset that can be learned and practised. Doing so – online or in person – is crucial to career advancement.
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.
Discord was initially a service to let gamers voice and text chat while playing. Most of its current users build and maintain online communities, though not always very big ones.
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.