According to Dr. Daniel Ashton, the media landscape we live with today is an opportunity to examine the heightened visibility and increasingly intimate relationship between the public and celebrities like Muhammad Ali, David Bowie and Prince.
Claims that Facebook deliberately manipulated stories on its list of trending topics undercuts its role as one of the world’s most powerful tools for 21st century communication, writes Callie Crossley.
Kony 2012 captured millions of eyeballs and about as much controversy. Two years on, the organization behind the video is still operating and still focused on capturing Joseph Kony — but the group's leaders say they've learned a lot from their experience with their viral video.
What began as a standard report by the BBC's Giles Dilnot turned into a Twitter meme that backfired against the UK Independence Party, the anti-immigrant upstart of British politics. The mistake over the BBC's supposed use of a "mosque" might mean the start of American "gaffe" obsession in Britain.
In the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence, young Palestinians are getting news from Facebook pages offering fast-paced updates and bloody images. Israeli sites also offer uncensored graphic scenes.
Movember, the global campaign to raise awareness about men's health issues, is trending heavily on Indonesian social media, despite the fact that Indonesia doesn't have a Movember campaign. What's up? Social media is buzzing there.
"Meryem" was a force on Twitter during the Gezi Park protests, tweeting news and information in Turkish and in English. She was covering the protests 22 hours a day — but that's a difficult pace to maintain when protest movements lose steam.
As the Sydney hostage crisis unfolded, some Australians feared their Muslim neighbors would be targeted for harassment and abuse. So, starting with Melbourne's Tessa Kum, they volunteered to ride the trains and buses alongside Muslims, using a hashtag that exploded in a matter of hours.
Almost everyone has had that moment when a shocking Facebook post appears in your news feed. But should you unfriend people who post stuff you hate — even if it's extremely offensive? Here's an argument for why you shouldn't.
Guatemala doesn’t have a recent history of mass public demonstration, but that’s changing thanks to the rise of new, more connected generation, and a massive corruption scandal that has rocked the government.
Canada and Russia tangled on Twitter this week, each posting maps designed to tweak the other country's stance over Russian actions in Ukraine. But while the exchange was funny and popular online, it also showed how governments communicate in the social media era.
If you've gone snorkeling, diving or whale-watching, the photos and videos you post online are becoming an important part of scientific research on some marine species. That's especially true in the case of the whale shark, the world's biggest fish.
We all make mistakes, but calling Birmingham, England, a "Muslim city" is a mistake one Fox News commentator won't soon forget. He's been lampooned on social media by hundreds of thousands of people using the hashtag #foxnewsfacts.
If you think women aren't playing important roles in math, science and engineering, just hop on Twitter and see more than 17,000 of them proving you wrong. But female scientists say there's still much more to be done to encourage women to get into those fields.
Bill Cunningham, a legend of the fashion photography world, may seem like a relic: He's 85 and still devoted to shooting on film. But he's also giving fans a look into his work and life using the decidedly new-school medium of Instagram.