Social media puts HR ethics under the spotlight
Social media has definitely changed the game for job-seekers and recruiters. Traditionally, HR recruiters placed an advertisement, sifted through the responses, and interviewed the shortlisted candidates ...
Social media plagued by privacy problems, say researchers
The privacy management of 16 popular social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, is "seriously deficient," according to a study being published in the June issue of Computer magazine.
Seniors are attractive targets for online fraud
Victims of online fraud need greater support to help them overcome the often serious health effects that follow discovery of the deception, QUT cybersecurity researcher Cassandra Cross says.
No holes in Swiss online networking theory
Often, it's not what you know, but who you know when it comes to business and research success and that still applies even in the age of online social networking, according to results to be published in the International Jo ...
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 ...
Social networks act as political rallying sites, report says
A Pew Research Center report indicated that online social networks have become political hotspots in the United States.
German privacy watchdog loses Facebook appeal
A German privacy watchdog has failed in its bid to stop Facebook from forcing users to register with their real names.
What drives activity on Pinterest? First study on popular social network site
Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota have released a new study that uses statistical data to help understand the motivations behind Pinterest activity, the roles gender plays among users and the factors ...
Do students judge professors based on their Facebook profiles?
More than 800 million people worldwide use the social networking site Facebook, and 93% of college students have an active Facebook account, according to a recent estimate. As both students and faculty on ...