Ridesharing goes social
Our social media networks will play a role in how we travel in the future, University of Melbourne research looks at collaborative activity-based ridesharing.
Is social media good for you?
It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.
Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’
Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.
Facebook debate verdict: A potential goldmine for the politicians
Facebook's Great Debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten shows social media can reach new audiences, even if the viewing was a little awkward at times.
Social media politics: for and against
Social media has brought unprecedented access and power to ordinary citizens but is it improving the political discourse – or making it worse?
How gender shapes our Facebook chats
Gender shapes our conversations on social media, a collaborative, worldwide study by psychologists and computer scientists shows.
The science behind viral videos
There are four key ingredients that make videos more shareable and help us understand why they go viral, says a University of Melbourne researcher.
Share the love with positive posts
Sharing good news on social media can have a positive effect on the mood of people around you says a University of Melbourne researcher.
The digital roadmap to better health
When it comes to our health, why are we more likely to trust the advice of e-strangers than strangers we might meet in the street?
It takes more than sex + controversy to go viral
It takes more than sex and controversy to achieve the marketer's holy grail - a social media campaign that goes viral.