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  1. 1 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  2. 8 December 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    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.

  3. 27 October 2016 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  4. 19 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    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.

  5. 5 June 2016 - Public Affairs

    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?

  6. 27 May 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    How gender shapes our Facebook chats

    Gender shapes our conversations on social media, a collaborative, worldwide study by psychologists and computer scientists shows.

  7. 16 March 2016 - Inside Business

    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.

  8. 17 December 2015 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  9. 14 December 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    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?

  10. 30 September 2015 - Inside Business

    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.