Anti-protest law changes Twitter users' behavior, but not network structure, physicists show
Facebook battles to stay young and cool
Sixteen-year-old Owen Fairchild doesn't hang out at Facebook as much as he did when he was just a kid.
After touch screens, researchers demonstrate electronic recording and replay of human touch (w/ Video)
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego report a breakthrough in technology that could pave the way for digital systems to record, store, edit and replay information in a dimension that goes ...
LinkedIn membership hits 300 million
The career-focused social network LinkedIn announced Friday it has 300 million members, with more than half the total outside the United States.
Facebook smartphone chats pushed to Messenger app
Facebook has begun pushing smartphone chats between friends to a stand-alone Messenger application.
IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries (Update)
British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.
In new social networks, anonymity is all the rage
When mobile social app Yik Yak swept into Auburn University, some of the coolest kids were quick to start posting on it. But no one knows who is saying what because the comments are anonymous.
Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky
Facebook revealed Thursday it has a lab working on using drones, satellites and solar-powered planes to provide web access around the world.
Don't let personal data escape your smartphone
(Phys.org) —Two EPFL researchers have developed an application that automatically secures shared information on a mobile phone. The Android app should be available in late summer 2014.
Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise (Update)
At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty.
Facebook feelings are contagious, study shows
You can't catch a cold from a friend online. But can you catch a mood? It would seem so, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego.
Reliance on social groups for answers pre-empts motivation for independent analytical thinking
(Phys.org) —If advancing civilization relies on social networks, the world is in trouble. According to newly published research by University of Oregon psychologist Azim Shariff, individuals relying on ...
What Facebook knows about love, in numbers
With 1.23 billion users in all the flavors and up-and-down stages of romantic relationships, Facebook knows a thing or two about love.
Study suggests banks could learn from monkeys to avoid collapse
(Phys.org) —All jokes about monkey business aside, primate social networks provide valuable lessons that could help predict and prevent catastrophes like the global financial crisis of 2008, report researchers ...