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Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.

Social Media Revolution Series

How to be a healthy user of social media

Jan 17, 2017 08:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of dying from heart disease. Analyses of Facebook updates show women tend to be warmer...

Social Media Revolution Series

Social media shots affect body image because we only show our best side

Dec 16, 2016 02:02 am UTC| Life

Many modern celebrities are known for being excessive sharers on social media. For instance, the Kardashians are notorious for posting daily glamorous and often lingerie clad images on Instagram that attract several...

Social Media Revolution Series

Why do we fall for fake news?

Dec 09, 2016 16:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

In recent weeks, the amount of online fake news that circulated during the final months of the presidential race is coming to light, a disturbing revelation that threatens to undermine the countrys democratic process. Were...

Social Media Revolution Series

Twitter influences investor behaviour whether companies intend it to or not: new research

Dec 06, 2016 20:13 pm UTC| Technology Economy

Companies that tweet corporate news and financial results can significantly affect stock prices even if the companys tweets contain no new information beyond what is already posted through the stock exchange platform, my...

Social Media Revolution Series

How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?

Dec 06, 2016 03:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The circulation of fake news through social media in the 2016 presidential election has raised several concerns about online information. Of course, there is nothing new about fake news as such the satirical site The...

Social Media Revolution Series

Facebook And Other Tech Giants Building Terrorist Database

Dec 06, 2016 03:24 am UTC| Technology

With increasing pressure from both local and the international community, tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter are forced to act on online content that could be considered offensive or dangerous. As a result, a...

Social Media Revolution Series

EU Putting The Screws On Facebook Over Hate Speech

Dec 05, 2016 04:43 am UTC| Technology Law

Mark Zuckerberg has been hesitant to outright censor Facebook users who are propagating hate speech on the social media platform despite the hailstorm of criticisms he has been receiving with regards to fake news and...

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Economy

Australian bonds rally as geopolitical risks resurface; 10-year bond yield at 1-week low

Australian government bonds ralliedon Wednesdayas investors risk sentiments weighed down by renewed geopolitical caution towards US negotiations with North Korea and China. The yield on Australias benchmark 10-year...

U.K. public finances continue to rebound in April

U.K. public finances continued to rebound at the beginning of FY 2018/2019, with net borrowing in April of GBP 7.8 billion the lowest figure for that month since 2008. This was a rebound of GBP 1.6 billion on April 2017,...

Bank of England unlikely to tighten monetary policy until November

BoE Governor Mark Carney and other MPC members, today at Inflation Report hearing, repeated their main message that limited and gradual monetary policy tightening is expected in the forecast horizon. There was a change in...

Poland’s growth cycle likely easing

In recent weeks, the Polish zloty has been unusually subdued, even against an already soft euro. Even if this is not viewed as a result of local factors a glance at the Hungarian forint might clarify that this is...

U.S. Treasuries suffer ahead of May manufacturing PMI, April FOMC policy meeting minutes

The U.S. Treasuries slumped Tuesday ahead of the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of May, scheduled to be released on May 23 by 13:45GMT. Also, the 5-year Note auction, due on the same day and of utmost importance,...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Bank of America wins Blockchain Patent for Security Measures

Bank of America has recently been awarded control over a patent that allows users verified access to certain blockchain network. The patent was given on May 22 as reported by the US Patent and Trademark Office...

Google No Longer Believes In “Don’t Be Evil” Mantra, Finally Joins The Dark Side

Since its founding, Google had a few central mottos that its founders abided by and one of them is Dont Be Evil. This has guided the companys actions for over two decades and one that many of its employees firmly believed...

Gamers Will Literally Play Anything, Even A Home Renovation Simulator

In a development that will likely infuriate some indie developers who have created video games that follow traditional examples of the industry, gamers are apparently going nuts over a new game on Steam called House...

Google Is Looking At $4.3 Billion Loss Thanks To UK Lawsuit

Google spying on users has become the norm these days and most people have learned to look past the fact that the search engine company is now in their lives in much deeper ways than their closest loved will ever be....

Resident Evil 7 Comes To The Switch, But Just Through The Cloud

Playing Resident Evil 7 on the Switch is a dream for a lot of players and it seems this dream is coming through in a roundabout way. Yes, the game will soon become available on the Nintendo portable console hybrid....
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