Social media



Like-minded world: Facebook clocks up a billion users in one day

8:37AM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Kye White

“On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” Zuckerberg says.

Social media defamation on the rise: how to not get caught up in a costly legal battle

8:57PM | Wednesday, 26 August 2015 | Broede Carmody

Social media is fuelling a significant increase in defamation cases, according to Australia’s largest plaintiff law firm.

What If Google Bought Twitter?

8:22PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Axel Bruns

Twitter has been in the news recently, for all the wrong reasons, feeding rumours that Google might be interested in acquiring it.

THE NEWS WRAP: Pinterest gets serious with diversity

7:34AM | Friday, 31 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Image-sharing platform Pinterest has released internal statistics and put forward plans to improve diversity in the startup next year.

Friends with benefits or the untapped long tail of social influence

7:37PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Fi Bendall

The true commercial benefit of social media is the power of the recommendation.

Social networking site Gamurs launch attracts 6000 gaming enthusiasts

7:27PM | Tuesday, 21 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

After launching two weeks ago, social networking site Gamurs has attracted more than 6000 users.

Facebook rolls out major News Feed update: How to make sure your business isn’t left behind

7:06PM | Friday, 10 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

Facebook is rolling out major changes to its News Feed in order to give users more control over what they see. However, small businesses could be left in the lurch if they aren’t careful.

Facebook's new photo app a creepy moment for privacy

6:21PM | Thursday, 25 June 2015 | Dan Jerker B. Svantesson

Some technologies are just a bit too creepy. And when they are, it doesn’t matter that they are technically achievable; they are still too creepy.

The two things you need to know to make Twitter advertising work

6:19PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | Kye White

Being genuine and adding value is the key to getting the most out of advertising on Twitter.

Twitter has limited appeal by design. Changing the CEO won’t fix that.

6:36PM | Monday, 15 June 2015 | David Glance

Twitter’s misfortunes have pivoted once again with the announcement of the resignation of CEO Dick Costolo.

Media companies: don’t give in to the Facebook temptation

5:14PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Jieh-Yung Lo

Obtaining readership across the world wide web takes time because a publication needs to build up. Facebook has the power to do it in months – but there's a catch.

Sydney startup plans to carve out a social network for lovers of snowboarding and skiing

5:36PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to help people all over the world who are interested in skiing and snowboarding connect online and plan trips together.

Mobile and full-stack creators set to power the new age of content

4:29PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | Kye White

“Full stack creators” are the future of entertainment as the number of mobile devices is expected to reach six billion by 2019, according to Lowercase Capital managing director Matt Mazzeo.

Facebook cracks down on fake ‘likes’

4:33PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Don’t fall for dodgy deals offering your business hundreds of fake ‘likes’ – you may be forking out the money for nothing in return.

Social network for gamers raises $350,000 in seed funding

4:34PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Social network startup Gamurs has raised $350,000 in seed funding in order to build its user base and make improvements to its platform.

Jobseekers use Facebook over LinkedIn to find work: Should you be hiring via social media?

4:11PM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Aussie jobseekers are turning to Facebook ahead of professional networking site LinkedIn to look for work, according to research released yesterday by recruitment firm Randstad.

Social media enters the social video broadcasting age

3:15PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | David Glance

Social media has entered what is likely to be a wildly popular new phase with the advent of live video streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat.

How the digital age has changed our approach to death and grief

3:12PM | Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Tony Walter

What can we learn from Leonard Nimoy, who knew he was dying, and used Twitter as a means to make peace with this fact, and to say goodbye to his friends, family and fans around the world.

Popular friends on social media can help save you from disasters

2:50PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Manuel Cebrian, Caron Chen, Pascal Van Hentenryck and Yury Kryvasheyeu

Research shows friends can help save you in the event of any natural disaster, especially if they’re your popular friends.

Logging out? Why young people love to hate Facebook

2:47PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Brady Robards and Ariadne Vromen

Researchers, journalists writing about research, and young people themselves have been writing about the perceived decline of Facebook for a while now. But is it true?