A recently published study by Yardley and Wilson (2014) investigated homicides related to Facebook use. The researcher analysed over 1000 cases of homicides in which Facebook was mentioned in the media reporting […]
You may, or may not, have heard about the new Samaritans Radar app (unsurprisingly introduced by the Samaritans!). Incase you are not already aware, this is an online application which you […]
Walmart has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons this halloween! Unfortunately, at least one Walmart employee thought it appropriate to label the plus size costumes as “fat girl […]
Bad news if you are one of those people who hate others sharing photos of their breakfast, lunch and dinner on your social media timelines… it is about to reach a whole new level! On the other hand, this is potentially exciting news for those ‘foodie snappers’ out there who can’t resist taking a quick snap of their food before they indulge…
Meet Dacuda 3D, an iPhone app that launches next month and will allow users to take photos of edible delights in full, delicious 3D…
Did you know that there are employees at Facebook working behind the scenes to try to combat cyberbullying on the platform? If this doesn’t come as surprise, then maybe the way in which they are attempting to achieve this will raise an eyebrow… they are not just blocking or suspending users, or simply issuing warnings or threats over a need for good behaviour, instead they are combating bullying by telling the ‘bullies’ that what their actions are hurting the feelings of others.
So it seems that every week there is a new social media platform that is labelled the ‘next Facebook’ or the ‘next Twitter’. Usually these platforms come and go without making a ripple on the surface of the big social media ocean, however the latest newbie has generated a few more waves than most. Meet Ello – a new social media platform that describes itself with the tagline ‘Simple, beautiful & ad-free’.
New research by Durham University’s Centre for Research Into Violence and Abuse (CRIVA) shows smart phone technology can be a double edged sword for victims of violence and abuse. I […]