• Periscope attracts 10 million users in its first few months

    Periscope attracts 10 million users in its first few months

    Although it just launched at the end of March, live streaming app Periscope from Twitter has already built up more than 10 million users.

  • Users warned to keep Facebook details safe

    Users warned to keep Facebook details safe

    Identity theft is a major concern for internet companies and users alike. The dangers are even greater for social networks such as Facebook because of the amount of personal data that users tend to put online.

  • Will teens be able to delete embarrassing social media posts once they turn 18?

    Will teens be able to delete embarrassing social media posts once they turn 18?

    British teens may be able to delete embarrassing social media posts once they turn 18 under new laws that are currently being considered by the British government.

  • Internet trolling is now illegal in New Zealand

    Internet trolling is now illegal in New Zealand

    Internet trolls in New Zealand may now face up to two years in prison and a $50,000 (£21,339) fine under the new Harmful Digital Communications Act. The law is intended to help tackle problems such as cyberbullying and other “harmful digital communications.” New Zealand’s Crimes Act has also been changed, which means that internet trolls who tell other online users to commit suicide could be imprisoned for up to three years.

  • Can Facebook help couples stay together?

    Can Facebook help couples stay together?

    Couples who make regular posts about their relationship on Facebook are more likely to stay together, results from a new study has shown. The study, which was carried out by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studied the online behaviour of 180 undergraduates, all of whom were in a relationship, to see what they posted about their partners.

  • Social media is a good source of information for parents

    Social media is a good source of information for parents

    A new study has shown that over 75% of parents find social media is a good source of information for parenting advice.