With mountains of digital evidence, advanced computing techniques could help judges and jurors better understand how criminal syndicates operate — potentially allowing fairer sentencing.
Social relationships are generally good for mental health, but too much social activity can backfire, leading to fatigue and feelings of guilt when there isn't enough time to nurture relationships.
The need to keep a physical distance conflicts with adolescents’ natural desire to connect with friends - their regular source of distraction and emotional support.
How are startup entrepreneurs getting through the COVID-19 pandemic? Talking to each other to offer tips, expertise and a sympathetic ear is helpful, according to an ongoing study.
The Covid-19 epidemic has given rise to an avalanche of fake news, and accounts managed by Russian interests lead the way. How does this misinformation work, and what are its aims?
People are turning to quarantine bubbles as a way to see friends and family while limiting the risk from the coronavirus. Research shows that this can work, but it's not easy to be in a quaranteam.
In the current health crisis, authorities use our need for security and private firms our desire for entertainment to encourage us to give up our civil rights.
Special steps need to be taken to blunt the impact of school closures, particuarly on girls.
The community networks that social platforms host go much deeper than the technology. They have enabled a shift in the way we communicate with each other – especially in a crisis.
The survival resource of the world’s most vulnerable people – their social networks – may become compromised
From Bollywood to Hollywood, which actors are best the connected?
Social networks tend to encourage behaviour considered deviant by local populations.
Does it seem like your friends have better lives than you do? Mathematics, in the form of the "majority illusion," can help explain why.
How Whatsapp supports nurse students in Nigeria and helps them transition into the workplace.
As new ways of working have spread throughout the workplace, a culture of lifelong learning is competing with the traditional practice of on-the-job training.
Social networks connecting us through kinship and friendship are often small. This can often lead to surprising points of connection between two people who do not know each other.
If "Black Mirror" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing series of the last ten years, it is because of its main character: technology.
The president's blame-the-press rhetoric is, to the news media, calculated to score political points. But are there real problems US journalists need to address in their work? Yes, says one scholar.
Simple math reveals some surprising facts about the underlying structure of Facebook and other social networks.
The end of the era of self-regulation for big tech companies is nigh.