In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
(Phys.org) —Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.
Social networks not serious competition for eBay according to expert
On the 15 year anniversary of eBay UK being launched (Wednesday 20 August), an economist from The University of Manchester says social networks are not serious competition for eBay as a selling platform.
For jihadists, social media a platform to recruit, spread fear
A chilling video depicting the apparent murder of a US journalist by jihadists is just the latest salvo in an online war being waged by extremists on social media sites.
You can't write a CV on a smartphone – digital literacy is no help to unemployed youth
Concerns have been raised for some time about the UK government's "digital by default" approach to welfare reforms. More and more public services are being shifted online and many fear that this will marginalise ...
New generation is happy for employers to monitor them on social media
Will employers in the future watch what their staff get up to on social media? Allowing bosses or would-be employers a snoop around social media pages is a growing trend in the US, and now a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Said Business School suggest ...
3Qs: Citizen journalism in Ferguson
Tensions have escalated in Ferguson, Missouri, following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, by a white police officer. The incident has led to peaceful protests ...
No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook (Update)
Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.
Could "narbs" help you tell your social media story?
Ananda Mitra of the Department of Communication, at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and colleague Sanjay Mamani point out that there are increasing amounts of unstructured data permeating the internet ...
Engaging students through social media is focus of new book
Contrary to popular belief about the negative effects of social media, Reynol Junco is using Facebook and Twitter to help college students succeed. Instead of seeing social media as a distraction in the classroom, ...
Anti-protest law changes Twitter users' behavior, but not network structure, physicists show
Google contest finalist at 14 has way out of cyberbullying
People fake to look authentic on social media
Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery according to a new study by researchers at Aalto University. During the study, researchers discovered that being authentic is very ...
Is anyone immune to the social media echo chamber?
It's becoming increasingly obvious that as we spend more time communicating via social media, we are disappearing into bubbles. We receive information from the same sources and witness the views of the same ...
Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs
Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a more scientific way to find a lost dog.