On the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the next US president, we take a look back at the Australian reaction on Twitter to his election.
Decades – even centuries – have gone into building the diplomatic protocols on which we all rely. Is all that work being undone?
Automated systems that watch online chats and flag racist, sexist and bullying behavior could help curtail internet abuse.
Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
Tweet-shaming from politicians isn't the best way to regulate companies – it hurts investments, shareholders and ultimately the economy.
The 'alternative-right' has used social media to become a hugely influential movement in global politics. Where is the left's version?
Social media communication like Twitter can influence investor decisions in an unequal way and whether the company intends it or not, research finds.
Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
The jailing of the two men shows the government of President Nursultan Nazarbayev well understands that it can no longer underestimate the power of new forms of civic activism.
When Facebook accidentally listed millions of users as "dead" in an embarrassing glitch it was a reminder that everyone needs to plan for their own digital death.
Even if fake articles could be curbed and filtered news modified, there's something built into Facebook's anatomy that foments partisan rage.
What can future politicians learn from the president-elect's social media presence while on the campaign trail?
Hillary Clinton failed to unleash the power of the meme.
By tracking emotive tweets in the three weeks prior to polling day, these researchers called the election better than most pollsters.
About one in every five election-related tweets was generated by software, not humans – millions of tweets by hundreds of thousands of 'social bots.'
Today's Melbourne Cup will be streamed on Twitter for the first time. So how much can social media compete with traditional broadcasters for sports?
Social media has speeded up our lives, and although video micro-blog service Vine may close, life isn't going to get any slower.
Lies, Twitter bots and sensation reign in the era of for-profit digital media.
The narrative Donald Trump has played during the campaign is that the elites who have abandoned him or disagree with him are all part of the establishment he seeks to destroy.
Despite persistent myths that sexual violence and harassment are rare, two recent cases – and the subsequent online response – expose their commonality.