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Social networking during a campus emergency

Emergencies at educational establishments are on the increase in recent years and campus officials are beginning to recognize that better communications with their students are now needed. Writing in the International Jo ...

dateDec 05, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Social network use reflects East-West disparity

The stark contrast between America's "me-first" culture and the "collective-good" mentality in China is reflected in the two countries' use of social networking sites, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University ...

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Federal law needed to safeguard 'digital afterlives'

(Phys.org)—Federal law ought to play a stronger role in regulating social networking sites by allowing users to determine what happens to their "digital afterlives," says a recently published paper by a University of Illinois ...

dateSep 26, 2012 in Internet
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Fleeing Facebook: Study examines why users quit

With more than a billion active accounts worldwide, it can be easy to forget that some people don't use Facebook. In fact, "non-use" of the social networking site is fairly common – one-third of Facebook ...

dateMay 01, 2013 in Internet
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Web revolution awaits Google chief in Myanmar

For years Myanmar's paranoid junta blocked websites such as Gmail and YouTube. However, when Google chairman Eric Schmidt visits this week, he will find a small but flourishing Internet community.

dateMar 21, 2013 in Internet
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