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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?

Facebook shapes women’s body image – just not as you’d expect

2:41PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Jasmine Fardouly and Zali Yager

If you’re one of the world’s 1.3 billion regular Facebook users, you’ll know the feeling of being consumed by your news feed.

Pinterest to pin down users with more ads

1:56PM | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Pinterest will start to push more ‘Promoted Pins’, otherwise known as ad content, on to its users in coming weeks.

Facebook: friend or foe?

1:02PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Steve Ellen

In the landscape of our social media options, Facebook is at the summit. It’s even assisted in overthrowing governments and enabled coordinated worldwide change.

Fake accounts won’t get you anywhere on Twitter

1:55PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Aleksej Heinze

If followers are simply accounts that do not have any human interaction or just re-tweet everything that your account says, they are of very little value.

Is social media the weak link in the fight against cyber attacks?

1:47PM | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 | Alastair MacGibbon

While there will always be a balance between utility and security, what is critical is for these companies to place value on the data and reputation of end users. The fact is, the convenience and massive consumer traction these sites offer come with a price.

Videos and photos drive social media use: Facebook gets it as Twitter struggles

1:11PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | David Glance

With the pervasiveness of social media, it is still an unanswered question as to how fundamental a role it plays in everyone’s lives. Part of the complexity comes from the fact that we regard social media as being a uniform thing.

This startup wants to make socialising between dog owners a walk in the park

1:03PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to make it easier for dog owners to socialise with one another and organise trips to the park or beach with their pets.

Why content quality is more important than ever on Facebook

12:36PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Michelle Gamble

Facebook recently issued a strong warning to brands, advertisers and marketers to steer clear of promotional posts if they don’t want to disappear from users’ news feeds.

What local social network startups need to do to thrive

12:15PM | Thursday, 4 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Social network startups in Australia need to “carve out their niche” if they are to survive and prosper in a highly competitive environment.

The next social network your business needs to think about: Tumblr overtakes Instagram and Facebook as fastest growing social site

11:13PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kirsten Robb

The multimedia micro-blogging website Tumblr has overtaken Instagram as the fastest growing social platform, according to research released today by the Global Web Index.

Meet the startup trying to create the Spotify for media content

11:16PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup inkl is the latest attempt to solve one of the media industry’s biggest problems – how to make people pay for online content.

Meet the social market place for miners

11:09PM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Kye White

With social network startups popping up in numerous industry verticals, leave it to a Perth-based startup to create a social marketplace for miners.

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