Social media



Social media can assure in times of disaster – much like radio in the 1920s

11:03AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Alexander von Lunen

Social media is not so different to old-fashioned media: a lot of superficial fluff, but with moments when it really shines.

Facebook Messenger also gets into disappearing act

11:51PM | Monday, 16 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Social media giant issues latest challenge to Snapchat with disappearing photos.

YouTube’s new app to be music to your ears and eyes

11:29AM | Friday, 13 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Despite being primarily a video platform, YouTube is still technically the world’s biggest music streaming service.

Looks won’t be everything on Tinder anymore

11:14PM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

The latest version of the app lets prospective matches see each other’s current job and level of education.

Facebook also wants to be news to you

11:26PM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

It seems everyone wants a piece of the smartphone news market.

Twitter users have taken the new favorite to heart

11:10PM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Ironically enough, Twitter's newest 'like' function is a favourite with users.

Talk is cheap: Snapchat investor downgrades its valuation

11:26AM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

One of the photo-sharing app's biggest investors has downgraded stocks by 25%.

Twitter’s next board may be less of a bro show

11:04PM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

When Twitter’s only African American engineering manager quit last Wednesday, he said the company wouldn’t fix its diversity problem with its current structure.

How Twitter can see the financial future - and change it

11:00AM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Costas Milas

Now popular open forums for analysing economics, social media sites can influence financial markets with negative press.

Facebook to trial new photo facial recognition feature in Australia

11:31AM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The social media juggernaut aims to solidify its Messenger as the go-to means of communication.

Visual search to help pin-point what you’ve seen on Pinterest

11:42PM | Monday, 9 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Photo-sharing site Pinterest has introduced a new visual search function on their web and mobile platforms.

Facebook to warn users targeted by 'state-sponsored' hackers

10:19PM | Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Facebook has come up an alert that a state-sponsored actor is trying to hack into your account.

LinkedIn is an economic and influence powerhouse, not just ‘a place to put your CV’

10:58PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Dionne Lew

If you think LinkedIn is just a good ‘place to put your CV’ than you are missing out on the platform’s huge business benefits and potential.

Jack Dorsey to take on second CEO role at Twitter

10:06AM | Tuesday, 6 October 2015 | Kye White

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has officially been named as Twitter’s new permanent CEO.

At any rate you can be a Peeple person

10:31AM | Friday, 2 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new startup has launched in the United States, promising to be ‘Yelp for people’.

Sports oriented: PLYR to open up a new field of communications

10:39PM | Thursday, 1 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Melbourne entrepreneur wants to create a ‘Slack for sports teams’ communication platform, catering to the needs of athletes.

Why Snapchat's the coolest kid on the social media block

9:57PM | Friday, 25 September 2015 | Eloise Keating

Is there a social media platform that can make your existing customers more loyal to your brand?

How one Aussie CEO used LinkedIn to expand into 27 countries

9:47PM | Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Dionne Lew

A leader who actively engages on social media platforms is good for business.

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.