Lack of guidelines create ethical dilemmas in social network-based research
With millions of adolescent users, social network sites (SNSs) are a rich data source for academic research studies. But ethical guidelines governing how researchers should obtain and use this data is seriously lacking, says ...
Iran designing software for controlled social media access (Update)
Iran is designing "intelligent software" that would give citizens restricted and controlled access to banned social networking sites, local media on Sunday quoted police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam as saying.
UK teenagers without the internet are 'educationally disadvantaged'
(Phys.org)—A major in-depth study examining how teenagers in the UK are using the internet and other mobile devices says the benefits of using such technologies far outweigh any perceived risks.
Tajikistan orders Twitter ban
Tajikistan has ordered local Internet providers to block Twitter, one of more than 100 sites including popular Russian-language social networks starting next week, an industry representative told AFP Saturday.
Facebook rejects German demand to allow fake names
Facebook says it won't comply with a German privacy watchdog's demand to let users register with fake names.
Social networks grow in global political debate
Social media like Facebook and Twitter have become important elements in political and social discourse in a number of countries, particularly in the Arab world, a survey showed Wednesday.
Social ties help drive user content generation that leads to online ad revenue growth
A research study on online social networks reveals that networking sites can drive advertising revenue by encouraging the density of social ties, or boosting the level of friendship or social connections between users. According ...
Just 28 percent of young people in Spain read either online or conventional newspapers each day
A study at the Jaume I University in Castellón has verified the decrease in press consumption among young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years, which now stands at 28.8%. What is more, three out of ...
Study finds social networking taking up toilet time
Blame social media the next time it feels like forever for your turn to use the toilet.
Tajikistan blocks US-funded news website
(AP)—Tajikistan has blocked a popular U.S.-funded news website, only days after barring access to social networking site Facebook for featuring content allegedly insulting to the Central Asian nation's president.
Japan mobile phone will monitor skin condition
A mobile phone that monitors the user's skin condition, checking for blemishes and colour, was unveiled in beauty-conscious Japan on Thursday.
Hackers down hundreds of Israeli sites over Gaza
Online activist group Anonymous said on Saturday it had downed the websites of dozens of Israeli state agencies and a top bank in protest over the Jewish state's deadly air assault on Gaza.
Study shows voting higher among youth using social media to express beliefs
Young adults who are interested in politics are more likely than others to participate in public affairs by speaking out about their political beliefs using Facebook, online blogs and other social media, according to a study ...
News.me ditched to focus on Digg
News.me applications for helping Twitter users stay in tune with happenings being tracked by friends faded into history on Thursday as their owner shifted resources to reviving social news site Digg.