So, a study has come about how teens are not damaged by screen time… Let’s take it with a pinch of salt, shall we?Read More
Are you a part of your small hometown’s Facebook group? If its anything like the one I’m in, you’ve probably seen the psychotic fringe of what your childhood place of residence has to offer.Read More
The recently leaked internal Facebook memo is surely shocking, but come on… You already knew a lot of this stuff.Read More
In a complete flip-flop from saying they had “no impact” on the 2016 election, Facebook has finally admitted that social media is bad for democracy - surprising absolutely nobody.Read More
Is Facebook spying on you, using your phone’s microphone? While I believe they’re not (they don’t need to), it’s fair to doubt me. With that in mind, here’s what you can do to make sure they have no possible way of listening to your conversations.Read More
As a human, you will experience highs and lows in life – success, failure, love, loss and much more. How do we cope with turbulent times? Well, let me be the one to say the answer is not inspirational memes.Read More
Social media has been a rapidly altering beast in 2015. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly of this medium, for users and marketers alike.Read More
Long time VP of product for Google and recently appointed head of Google+, Bradley Horowitz, announced today via the network that he is beginning to split the social network’s elements apart, starting with two separate products: Photos and Streams.Read More
Actor Aaron paul, who plays Jesse in Breaking Bad, asked his Twitter followers to let him know any thoughts on the recent episode by saying “Let me talk you thru it. Number, please.” With this has come a brilliant prank by ZeoStorm, and a lesson to everyone: don't post personal info online, even if an actor tells you to.
What makes an internet troll tick? It's a question that many people have answered 'off the cuff;' but never in an academic sense. That is until now, as Academic Earth illustrates how anonymity is key in giving them a sense of 'online disinhibition.'
Starting today, Facebook is officially adding support for the hashtag, allowing users to better follow and take part in conversation about specific topics.
Facebook may still be the most popular social network amongst teenagers, new findings from the Pew Research Centre suggests their interest and enthusiasm for the network is decreasing.
Academics at the University of Lincoln have created a unique digital garden for the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Powered by social media activity, the public can directly influence how the garden appears by tweeting about it.
A British student has released a Google Chrome extension that enables you to hide secret messages in your Facebook pictures. Owen Campbell-Moore, studying computer science at Oxford University, used a technique called JPEG Steganography to make tiny changes in photos that form a secret code. Called 'Secretbook', you can now download it and communicate with your friends without anybody else knowing you are doing it.
Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that users' Facebook 'Likes' can accurately predict private personality traits, including sexual orientation, religious beliefs and intelligence.
Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team used a set of algorithms on 58,000 volunteers to predict religion, politics, race and sexual orientation. The eerily accurate personality profiles made should "ring alarm bells" for users, privacy campaigners said.
Star Trek has always strived to boldly go where no man has gone before. Now, thanks to parody Twitter account @TrekandtheCity, it has reached the final frontier: the world of Sex and the City.Read More
Social networks, games, and internet hyperconnectivity is changing notions of identity in the UK, according to a report from the British government's chief scientist.Read More
Chances are you wouldn't expect a cockroach to make a statement about the overstimulating connection between humans and social media. But that is what artist Brittany Ransom has done with the TweetRoach.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today has released a document outlining guidelines for dealing with potentially aggressive, or offensive posts on social media sites. The document urges judges to factor in context, public interest and even whether the post could be seen as “banter”.