September 30, 2011
The Gillard government is embarking on a "digital culture public sphere" consultation as a part of its national cultural policy development. Kate Lundy talks to Crikey about what it is and why we should care.
August 11, 2011 2
LinkedIn likes to portray itself as the professional social network, but it seems they're perfectly happy to treat their professional users as fodder for advertisers without asking.
July 1, 2011 21
Facebook is THE Social Network, right? Yeah, there was a movie. We all agreed! Last week. But not if the recently launched Google has launched Google+ (pronounced "Google Plus") has anything to do with it.
February 11, 2011 17
The prison officers who have been elevated to martyr status with their heroic group nickname The Facebook 6 used the site to bully staff. I should know – I am one of their victims, writes Candace Sutton, former Labor advisor and freelance journalist.
December 13, 2010
If you own or work for a business keen to engage with social media, there's a lot more to it then making a Facebook "like" button. You should also have a social media content strategy and this quick guide by Rich Brooks outlines the basics.
December 9, 2010
Corporations are still in the trial phase of working out how to best harness the powers of social media and there's no doubt it will have a massive impact on commercial practices in the future. Here are a few predictions from Lauren Fisher.
December 1, 2010
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has a new pal in George W. Bush, who visited Facebook HQ and claimed to be an avid user of the social networking website. Bush did however repeatedly refer to the site using its original name: "the Facebook," reports Guy Adams.
November 29, 2010
Gaga and Justin Timberlake are among celebrities who have pledged to give up social networking platforms for World AIDS day and not sign back on until they've raised a million big ones for charity. Bizarrely, other celebs such as Elijah Wood have represented their "digital deaths" by lying in coffins.
November 19, 2010
Everybody knows Myspace lost the war against Facebook a long time ago, but the formerly mighty music sharing website now appears to have conceded defeat by implementing a new Facebook login feature, reports Nick O'Neill.
November 12, 2010 2
Whether you're stumped for something to do tonight or avoiding doing something else, at least you know the cause for this type of stumbling won't give you liver disease, writes Cat Wall.
November 1, 2010
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams fronted a gathering of techies in Texas last week and spoke about strategies associated with building the phenomenally successful social networking service - including his decision to demote himself, writes Claire Cain Miller.
October 29, 2010
For decades high school teachers have taught students about systems of government through same-old same-old methods such as diagrams, text books and mock elections, but Michael Stuchbery turned to Twitter and encountered some striking results.
October 26, 2010
Social networking services are increasingly being used in the court room and throughout legal processes, including jury selections and even in providing evidence. Zachary Sniderman asks three net savvy attorneys about the future of social media and the law.
October 21, 2010
Incumbent Floridan Republican Alan Grayson is behind in the polls but he has more than six times as many Facebook fans as his challenger, which begs the question: how great an impact will social networking have on the ballot box?
October 19, 2010
At a social media conference last week in New York, online marketing experts discussed techniques businesses can use to engage their customers in online environments. Here are ten of the top strategies.
September 24, 2010
Access to social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter was prohibited for one week at an American university earlier this month as part of an academic exercise to test how students would react. A social media expert has spoken out against the experiment, labeling it "too extreme."
September 22, 2010
Social networking websites allow angry consumers to easily vent their frustrations to potentially large audiences, but the pendulum swings both ways: corporations can also harness social media's powers to promote and defend their brands, writes Josh Bernoff.
September 21, 2010
Web savvy Wired editor and digital addict David Rowan is wary of social networking websites and refuses to buy into the Facebook craze. He explains why you might want to do the same.
September 16, 2010
Some charity organisations would not exist without social networking websites, which have proven to provide an effective platform for fund raising. Mashable approached experts for their predictions about the future of online "social good" trending.
August 31, 2010
Websites like Facebook may have reached phenomenal levels of popularity but their powers remain largely unharnessed by those at the top of the corporate food chain. Jennifer Van Grove peers into the crystal ball and imagines the web savvy CEO of tomorrow.