Online social networks

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1741311

Research report

6 Jun 2018

This report looks at issues that fall under the umbrella of cyber safety, and the particular kinds of outcomes that are occurring in remote Aboriginal communities and towns. Some of the standard strategies for avoiding harm are failing in these contexts, and the resulting problems...

Audio

6 Jun 2018

The Disconnect audio documentary discusses why people in some Aboriginal communities believe that mobile phones and social media are creating new kinds of conflict.

Research report

Statistical insights into experiences, impact and response
5 Jun 2018

This report presents the findings of a nationally representative study whose purpose was to explore the experiences, attitudes, and behaviours of New Zealand teens about digital communications including harm and/or distress.

Report

3 May 2018

This report highlights a number of key themes in relation to the online challenges facing young people age 8–17.

Research report

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings
9 Apr 2018

Twitter bots are accounts that can post content or interact with other users in an automated way and without direct human input. This study focuses on a particular kind of bot behavior - bots that tweet or retweet links to content around the web.

Research report

22 Mar 2018

This research project looks at how young, first and second generation Victorians are accessing and using digital technology to engage in social, economic, political and cultural life online.

Research report

1 Mar 2018

This Pew Research Center survey of American adults finds that the social media landscape in early 2018 is defined by a mix of long-standing trends and newly emerging narratives.

Discussion paper

26 Feb 2018

The ACCC encourages submissions responding to this issues paper from market participants, including media content creators/journalists, media outlets, digital platforms, advertisers, consumers, small businesses and industry associations.

Commentary

13 Feb 2018

Following trends on social media, ShelterSA has published this opinion piece, covering the relationship between viral movements such as #MeToo, and gender inequality and power.

Research report

29 Jan 2018

As news organisations battle charges of 'fake news' and face low levels of trust from a skeptical public, this study suggests that news outlets still play the largest role in content that gets shared on Twitter, at least when it comes to one contentious issue...

Report

23 Jan 2018

This report argues that the central problem of disinformation corrupting American political culture is not Russian spies or a particular social media platform. The central problem is that the entire industry is built to leverage sophisticated technology to aggregate user attention and sell advertising.

Research report

4 Jan 2018

Pew Research Center surveys have found that online harassment is a common phenomenon in the digital lives of many Americans, and that a majority of Americans feel harassment online is a major problem. Even so, there is considerable debate over what online harassment actually means...

Research report

23 Nov 2017

This report investigates how social media, such as Facebook and YouTube, is being used in VET courses. Interviews with teachers, students and employers across three registered training organisations found that social media can help to improve student engagement and lead to more course completions.

Commentary

29 Sep 2017

Collette Snowden takes a look at why Twitter is taking such a big risk, playing with the characteristic that defines and differentiates the service?

Survey

Report

6 Sep 2017

67% of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media, according to this new survey from the Pew Research Center.

Survey

Report

4 Sep 2017

The report outlines the results from a robust analysis of the data set on Twitter abuse against women MPs in the United Kingdom.

Journal article

24 Aug 2017

This article seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional OA Policy through a study of faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

Audio program

7 Aug 2017

Unions and civil liberties groups have described the federal government's new social media policy for public servants as reprehensible and absurd.

Commentary

25 Jul 2017

The Big 4 are stifling competition and economic growth. Pro-business writers are joining the push to dilute their power, writes Brett Evans.

Journal article

12 Jul 2017

Looking at social media posts on Yik Yak, this article looks at common threads of social dynamics, expectations of quiet space, and frustration with studying, all of which increase our understanding of student experiences in US and international libraries.