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.
Social media can be an effective tool in mobilising people for social change, as demonstrated by the Bersih movement in Malaysia, writes Carmen Leong.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new social media initiative designed by NSW Police to improve the safety of international students has been launched at UNSW.
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.
Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during and after emergencies, research into last year’s Queensland floods has found.