Jim Carrey might mean well, but his Twitter rants against vaccines only make him look dumb.
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Jim Carrey's anti-vaccination tweets employ a number of techniques used by anti-science cranks. By understanding them, we can shield ourselves from well-intentioned but ill-informed voices.
Should mobile devices be encouraged in class?
From the look of it, the millennials appear to be very comfortable with technology. But are they as immune to the effects of digital distraction as some might assume -- especially in the classroom?
A mob of keyboard warriors is not so different from the pitchfork-wielding variety.
When what Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt intended as an after dinner speech was made public he suffered the consequences, as have several others before him.
Who am I? Better check the stats.
As social media slices and dices us into profile view rankings, numbers of likes and retweets, and follower engagement data, we constantly reflect on and recalibrate our digital selves.
Many Facebook users view ads as a violation of their personal space.
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Facebook earned $3.6 billion in ad revenue last year. According to recent research, for advertisers this might not be money well-spent.
Journalists are often expected to engage with social media.
The recent sacking of an SBS journalist for controversial statements made on social media could inspire self-censorship amongst journalists.
Strong emotions mean you’re losing. Sorry, Ed.
If people are emotional about your party on Twitter, you're probably losing the election.
‘Hands up who’s voting for me? Well that’s doubled the last count.’
With one week to go, how are the parties standing? According to Twitter analysis, it's an emotional rollercoaster.
Return to the old ways of doing things?
Broadcast anything, anywhere is the new mantra of Periscope, Meerkat, Livestream and others.
No longer flying so high.
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Twitter's stock took a tumble this week thanks to some bad PR and lower-than-expected results. But their business strategy is reassuring.
It isn’t enough just to not feed the trolls - something has to quieten them down too.
Twitter is as famous for its trolls as for its usefulness. Will its new anti-abuse measures turn the tide?
Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli is the English Premier League’s most abused player on social media, according to a new report.
The increased virtual presence of athletes continues to have a darker side.
Is that you, Contribsx?
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From Grant Shapps to the Cameronettes, the best and worst of the internet for the last week of #GE2015.
Man of the hour.
Why be a fan of what people expect you to be when you can embrace Milifandom instead?
Could cyberbullies be in need of help as well?
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Should cyberbullies be isolated and shamed? Or should they be helped ? Victims of cyberbullying could take to being cyberbullies themselves.
Shame can hurt, but it can also be used to motivate positive behaviour.
Public shaming has a long history and has now gone online through social media. But shame can also be a powerful force to encourage positive behavioural change.
Discretion is the better part of valour, George.
In one of my previous articles, I likened social media to a war zone during elections. If this is the case, then the Respect Party candidate in Bradford West is a the political equivalent of Rambo. A one-man…
Twitter ramps up its policy on abuse.
The social media giant has taken a tougher line on abuse. But is it enough?
Can Twitter fill in the gaps for social research?
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Understanding public opinion can help officials target messages during a health crisis. But current survey methods aren't good at generating representative samples. Can Twitter fill in the gaps?
Tracking tweets can tell help paint a picture of voter sentiment.
UPDATED March 27, 11:45am: These live infographics continue to show the most tweeted about people and parties in the New South Wales election.