Social media

Audio program
25 March 2017

Twitter is considering a paid subscription service for some of its high-level users.

Journal article
23 March 2017

This article argues that the astonishing uptake of both reflects and amplifies the self-branding imperatives that many academics experience.

21 March 2017

We Feel is a project that explores whether social media - specifically Twitter - can provide an accurate, real-time signal of the world's emotional state.

Blog post
7 February 2017

Since November’s US presidential election, the issue of fake news stories spreading on social media has been under the spotlight. The Media Policy Project’s Emma Goodman looks at how governments...

31 January 2017

People affected by crisis or conflict are increasingly reliant on messaging apps for communication with loved ones and for accessing information. How can humanitarian organizations use these tools...

25 January 2017

This report summarizes how NGOs worldwide use web and email communications, online and mobile fundraising tools, and social and mobile media.

17 January 2017

This report finds that social media is one of the biggest opportunities that companies across industries have to connect directly to consumers.

Fact sheet
12 January 2017

This fact sheet highlights the patterns and trends shaping the social media landscape over the past decade.

Blog post
11 January 2017

This blog post announcing the Facebook Journalism Project outlines how it is designed to support journalism and news literacy, and to serve as a hub for journalists and publishers to learn and...

10 January 2017

In this report, RAND researchers, with the help of an advisory panel, craft a research agenda to prepare the U.S. legal system to address the effects of emerging technologies on individuals'...