Social behaviour like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems are so ubiquitous that physicists ...
Americans are increasingly turning to their mobile devices for news, with print newspapers losing more ground, a poll showed Thursday.
Social media has become a go-to platform for people to express their opinions on the hot topics of the day, from the U.S. presidential campaign to the correct color of a dress.
Facebook on Friday began testing a translation tool that will automatically let posts be displayed in languages users prefer.
Dolphins, lizards and hyenas may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but, as social species, their social networks influence every pivotal aspect of their lives: finding a mate, reproducing, becoming ill or surviving.
The simple act of pressing a "like" button on a social media site can speak volumes about a user's preferences, relationships and behavioral patterns, according to Penn State researchers, and such findings about a user could ...
The internet has become a weapon for terrorists, who use social media and other technologies to organise, recruit and spread propaganda. So is it possible to turn technology around and use it to not only catch terrorists ...
One of Russia's leading Internet companies said Tuesday it had snapped up a stake in mobile app Prisma that restyles photos as works of art and has gone viral days after its launch.
A software tool unveiled Friday aims to help online firms quickly find and eliminate extremist content used to spread and incite violence and attacks.
Facebook has come a long way since early days when "Farmville" players reached out to one another for help tending virtual acreage.