In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, countless theories were espoused. Among them, a missing college student names Sunil Tripathi was behind the bombing. Well, he wasn't. But that wasn't proven until after his name was dragged through the mud — first on social media and later by mainstream reporters.
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.
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.
Valentina Lisitsa isn't just a concert pianist, she's an Internet sensation. But her strong pro-Russian political views led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra to cancel her upcoming performances after a public backlash.
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.
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.
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.
Just who runs protests in places like Kiev and Hong Kong? It's not an easy question to answer, but that doesn't mean the protest movements in those places lack energy or direction. In fact, their loose structure may be a new model for political organization.
"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.
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.
One way the dead live on is in tangible memorials: gravestones, photo albums, commemorative celebrations — and even Facebook. But Facebook turns out to be one place where it’s actually kind of hard to die.
An investigation by the British Channel 4 News reveals the identity of the man behind one of the most prolific ISIS Twitter accounts. The man, known only as Mehdi, is a businessman living in Bangalore, India.
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.