Social media

5 June 2014

Scout Willis: is the nipple political?

#FreeTheNipple exposes how vain online activism has become.

11 April 2014

The social life of the networked teen

On social networks, kids have found the unprotected, adult-free spaces now denied to them in the real world.

19 February 2014

Neknominate: a modern moral panic

The online drinking game has led to a handful of deaths, but attempting to regulate immature behaviour will cause more harm.

18 December 2013

Twitter trolls are not ‘normal guys’

The fact that just two loners are being done for the trolling of Caroline Criado-Perez explodes the myth of endemic misogyny online.

31 October 2013

Social media: history retweets itself

Author Tom Standage tells Saira Khan why we can learn a lot about Facebook and Twitter through their offline ancestors.