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Some Australian Facebook users are more worried about over-sharing by friends than the privacy and security of their personal information.

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Bridianne O'Dea is at the forefront of research into how technology can harness the power of social media to detect mental illness and deliver appropriate health care.

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Like Australia, China traditionally commemorates those who served in war in April each year, and increasingly they do it via social media, writes Tom Sear.

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When disaster strikes, online communities are lending a hand in sharing information and offering financial support.

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Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have transformed the way we understand and experience crime and victimisation, write Alyce McGovern and Sanja Milivojevic.

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Social media has been flagged as a platform for the early detection and tracking of epidemics. But can it really replace traditional surveillance methods, ask C Raina MacIntyre and Sheng-Lun (Jason) Yan.

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Is sharing a selfie on Facebook an effective way to stop someone who is seriously considering taking their life? The truth is, we really don't know writes Helen Christensen.

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Social media can be an effective tool in mobilising people for social change, as demonstrated by the Bersih movement in Malaysia, writes Carmen Leong.

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Potential negative interactions on social media are not a reason to turn off our computers and phones. Instead, we should be working to harness the internet's power to support, treat and save lives, writes Bridianne O'Dea.

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The personal data mined from our internet and social media use has enormous potential. But do all the claims add up? Kate Crawford busts some big data myths. 

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