What makes super-viral content so shareable?
Dr Brent Coker from the University of Melbourne collects memes. His research reveals the psychological triggers that evoke social media content sharing and why.
Youth, waiting and action during Covid-19
COVID-19 has left young people stuck waiting as economies stall, but they are using the time creatively and constructively says a University of Melbourne expert
A little bird didn’t tell me
The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.
What’s behind COVID-19 conspiracy theories?
Robin Canniford studies conspiracy theories at the University of Melbourne, he says people are more susceptible during heightened times of anxiety like pandemic
How much digital time is too much during COVID-19?
After much time online during COVID-19 restrictions, can we ensure digital media doesn’t take a toll on our family life, asks a University of Melbourne expert.
The truth is out there (if only I could find it)
COVID-19 has generated an information overload for many of us; University of Melbourne experts say we need relevant and concise updates without false hope.
Fake news in the age of COVID-19
Fake news is now an everyday expression, but a University of Melbourne expert asks what is the impact of fake news in this strange new age of COVID-19?
Do devices help us regulate our emotions?
Digital technologies help us work, play, socialise and relax; University of Melbourne researchers are now finding they may also help us regulate our emotions.
What will it be like for teenagers of the future?
Through her research and a new novel, a University of Melbourne psychologist is exploring how teenagers respond to technology and social media in their lives.
Why being the fairest of them all still pays
New University of Melbourne research finds economic inequality can actually incentivise some women to use their attractiveness or beauty to try to get ahead.