social media

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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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Consumers are the strongest driver for change and innovation. Their voice has been suprisingly subdued about Australia’s public health system, but that could be about to change, writes Enrico Coiera.

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Police increasingly recognise the benefits of social media, often bypassing traditional media in breaking news. But they should think carefully about how they engage, writes Alyce McGovern.

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While social media has yet to be fully embraced by Australian academics, its capacity for information sharing and building connections cannot be ignored, explains Ben Harris-Roxas.

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A new social media initiative designed by NSW Police to improve the safety of international students has been launched at UNSW.

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The experience of the Queensland floods has moved us beyond the slanted view of social media services as echoing halls of babble, writes Kate Crawford.

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Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during and after emergencies, research into last year’s Queensland floods has found.

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