Always envious? Got a non-existent social life and struggle to concentrate? All this might be down to Facebook if you believe a study showing those who go a week without using the social network feel happier than others.
Visions of cars that drive themselves without emitting a bit of pollution while entertaining passengers with online movies and social media are what's taking center stage at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look.
All activity on your social media accounts contributes to your "social graph," which maps your interconnected online relationships, likes, preferred activities, and affinity for certain brands, among other things.
With its thumb raised skyward and a grin on its digital face, the robotic creation of two researchers in Canada embarked on a hitchhiking journey across the U.S. on Friday.
Who's about to become the biggest beast in the Big Data forest? A group of math and computing experts have arrived at what they say is a clear answer. It's not You Tube or Twitter, two social media sites that gobble up awesome ...
Until now, studies of human interactions through mobile communication and social media have always been conducted at the country scale—using broad strokes to produce illustrations of society's social networking tendencies. ...
A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Associated Press. It read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."
High levels of social media activity can be used to forecast increases in protest participation – but successful prediction may depend on location, a study has found.
A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press (AP) in 2013 sent financial markets into a tailspin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 143.5 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index lost more than ...