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  • Vaping on TikTok is depicted positively

    It might be time to introduce age limits.

    TikTok videos that include vaping mostly show it in a positive light, according to new research in the journal Tobacc...

    Australia July 27, 2021
  • Conversation

    Do algorithms erode our ability to think?

    Maybe, researchers say, but we influence them as well.

    Have you ever watched a video or movie because YouTube or Netflix recommended it to you? Or added a friend on Faceboo...

    Behaviour October 12, 2020
  • Be true to yourself on Facebook

    Research suggests it’s good for your well-being.

    It’s at first hard to know what to do with research that links “Facebook” and “authenticity”. Or perhaps that’s merel...

    Culture October 7, 2020
  • Bots not a part of the vaccine chat

    Study suggests influence on information flow not great.

    The influence of bots on vaccine-related discussions on social media may be a lot smaller than we think and fear....

    Behaviour October 6, 2020
  • Weeding out the political astroturf

    AI uses content alone to detect co-ordinated campaigns.

    Social media, in case you hadn’t noticed, is a great boon to activists of all forms. Got a message that you want to s...

    Ethics July 23, 2020
  • Mapping online distrust in health expertise

    Researchers point to a worrying imbalance.

    Facebook communities that distrust establishment health advice are more effective than government agencies and other ...

    News May 14, 2020
  • Partner Content

    Do you know where your online data is?

    Our online data is taken freely and willingly.

    With our personal data constantly gathered and analysed, it’s the grim reality that the internet knows you better tha...

    AI October 9, 2019
  • Partner Content

    Swipe right for puppy playdates

    Forget about Tinder, there’s a new match-making app around.

    A dog’s life in the city can be a lonely one but a QUT business student has come up with a unique solution – a free m...

    ASC Edits July 26, 2019
  • Birds on Twitter

    Social media users track species movement.

    Social media has helped researchers discover 55 animal species they say have been forced to more to or around the UK ...

    Birds July 18, 2019
  • Social media threaten medical experiments?

    New ways to ensure participants aren’t swapping experiences.

    Testing new pharmaceutical treatments is a complicated process. Very often, participants have preferences or hopes, e...

    Society June 21, 2019
  • Scientist selfies bring a smile

    Hitting Insta could be a good career move, research suggests.

    Citations are all well and good, but it’s selfies that could help scientists take the next step up the ladder of publ...

    Society May 10, 2019
  • More dead than alive on Facebook

    Analysis models growth trends for the social media platform.

    By the close of the century Facebook will be a massive virtual city of the dead, researchers have calculated.An ana...

    Society April 29, 2019
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