Social Networking

The hashtag turns 10

In 2007, the most tweeted hashtag was used around 9000 times. This year, the most popular hashtag has been used over 300 ...

A Twitter user included the first hashtag in a tweet 10 years ago - and changed our online conversations forever.

Twitter is 'failing women'

A spokesman for Twitter: "Abuse and harassment have no place on Twitter."

Twitter takes too long to remove hateful and misogynistic content, says a women's rights charity.

'Your nudity policies are b-------'

Australian artist Hadyn John Wilson's "She marked her desire through distance as an inside of two": one of the works ...

Aussie art dealer takes on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after works were deemed too rude for the site.

Dating site dumps white supremacist

In the Vice documentary, Christopher Cantwell advocates for the alt-right's use of violence in order to create a white ...

"We make a lot of decisions that are tough. Banning Christopher Cantwell was not one of them," site says.

Facebook revamps News Feed

The changes will roll out in the next few weeks.

Facebook is revamping its News Feed to make it easier to read and use.

Social buzz doesn't mean victory

Jacinda Ardern live streaming before her address at the Labour Party congress at Te Papa.

OPINION: Facebook is the wrong place for politicians to try to change voters' minds.

How to handle cyberbullying

Lucy Hone: The pain of cyberbullying is harrowing, but a few simple strategies can be effective in addressing its cause.

The pain of cyberbullying is harrowing. A few simple strategies can be employed to address it.

Nude photos 'ruined her life'

Connor Valli has been sentenced to nine months' jail on various charges, including posting nude photographs of his ...

Teen jailed after posting naked images of his former girlfriend on a Facebook site with 77,000 members.

Parents, be wary of cyber bullies

The digital age offers vast opportunities for children, but what are the facts when it comes to inappropriate behaviour ...

The digital age offers vast opportunities for children, but what are the facts when it comes to inappropriate behaviour and online bullying?

So you want to be an internet star? video

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube.

Before you quit your day job, don't. Internet celebrities are rare, and rich internet celebrities even rarer.

People using Google+ love it

Google+ was Google's largely failed attempt to answer the rise of Facebook and Twitter.

​Google+ has topped a list evaluating how users feel about social media companies. Pinterest came second.

Hands off my stuff, NZ Media

A study commissioned by the Broadcasting Standards Authority looked at New Zealanders' attitude to social media.

News media using social media posts is a murky area. Has a new BSA report shed any light?

Putting a spark in social networking video

Amazon Spark similar to Pinterest, but is aimed at getting users to spend more money on Amazon.

Amazon's new social network is a little bit Pinterest and little bit Instagram, and its aim is to get users to spend more money.

Facebook ponders news paywall

FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on the company's website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, ...

The social network could soon start making you pay for your news.

The dark side of Snapchat

Hayley Sloane, 14, is speaking out after an anonymous page on social media mocked teenagers in Marlborough.

Hayley Sloane, 14, thought she was sharing a playful image with her friends using a Snapchat filter, but it was maliciously twisted.

Which Facebook user are you?

Researchers acknowledge that most of us will relate to characteristics from more than one category.

Researchers have identified four clear categories - and they'll have you nodding away in recognition.

Oceans no barrier as kids take to Skype

Bella Penman, left,  and Maria John, both 11, meet their new friends from Assumption School.

International Skype exchange broadens understanding and builds bridges.

Facebook's rise must end soon

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has not updated investors on crucial metrics.

Facebook Stories flopped, user engagement has stalled and the social network has become dominated by brands.

Facebook's wi-fi finder tracks you

Find Wi-fi appears to be dominated by cafes, gyms and small retailers who are keen to use Facebook to get more people in ...

The new feature that helps you find a free wi-fi spot is handy but it comes at a price.

Facebook moves to curb spammers

Only about 0.1 per cent of people who share more than 50 posts a day would be affected.

Expect fewer clickbait stories, sensationalist websites and misinformation in your News Feed.

5 ways to avoid social media blunders

If your children are being bullied, don't be afraid to get their school involved.

Erin Reilly has some dos and don'ts for using social media correctly.

Facebook hits 2 billion users

Mark Zuckerberg: "We still haven't connected everyone."

​It's the biggest status update ever: Nearly a quarter of the world's population hang out on Facebook at least once a month.

Facebook wants you in a group

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring more meaning to users by shepherding them into online groups that bring ...

At Facebook, mere "sharing'' is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing.

Why Twitter redesign was mocked

A lot of the mocking about the redesign was based changing users' profile images from square-shaped to round.

Twitter users immediately responded by tweeting jokes and memes critical of the changes.

Facebook bug exposed moderators

A Guardian report says more than 1000 people, which Facebook calls moderators, were affected.

A security hole in its software may have exposed the identities of its online monitors to suspected terrorist groups.

Naked pics not OK on LinkedIn video

The woman said she was shocked after receiving the photo, but didn't know how to block him on the LinkedIn app.

Tinder is for dating. Facebook is for friends. LinkedIn is for ... well, it depends who you ask.

Instagram to reveal influencer ads

Instagram will let users who work with sponsors decide to tag a brand within their posts.

Instagram wants internet celebrities to disclose when they're being paid.

Superjumbo may get even bigger

The so-called winglets would each measure as much as five metres.

Airbus's A380 could sprout extended wings with winglets up to five metres long.

Cook makes subtle dig at Facebook

Tim Cook: "Measure your impact in humanity not in the likes, but the lives you touch."

Apple chief executive Tim Cook emphasised the importance of baking humanity into every decision and project.

The democratic threat of Facebook

Facebook and its peers tend to sort people into political and ideological filter bubbles and silos.

OPINION: How social networking changes people's political behaviour.

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