The security services want social networks like Facebook to be more forthcoming with material posted by users that might indicate a threat to national security. But the root causes of terrorism will never be fixed with data alone.
In a kind of digital version of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object, tenaciously dull videogame truthers have met their match in an inexhaustibly interested chat program coded 50 years ago.
A subtle change in how Twitter's feed works will make some people very angry, but most people probably won't even notice.
Yet again, a prominent woman is driven from Twitter because she dares to exist.
The three men at the centre of the first social media phenomenon of the millenium tell the story of how Friends Reunited boomed and busted – and how it might rise again.
Facebook collects and sells our data – and yet we seem to care comparatively little that we don’t get a cut.
The coalition government’s harsh welfare cuts have been met by a surge in activism among disabled people, who have found that social media has given them new clout to fight for their rights.
The default assumption when it comes to sex workers on Facebook is that their lives are an open book.
We've had long enough to get used to living our lives online – how do we really feel about social media? What’s happened to us, now that “being social” is just as much a digital as a physical thing?