With the exception of your mom, few people "like" your status because they actually like it. Hell, sometimes people "like" your posts expressly because they hate them.
A chat with William Davies, author of The Happiness Industry, a book that looks at why governments, media companies, and marketeers have an increasing interest in our wellbeing.
Ten years after we were charmed by a suicidal World of Warcraft player, the world of viral videos has changed.
A Irish-born immigrant named Gary Hall wants to import the violent paramilitary tactics of Northern Ireland's Ulster Volunteer Force to the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs.
Tech journalist Geoff White and ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson show audiences how to take cybersecurity into their own hands.
Every last one.
Yes, #fascistlove exists.
Tilly Lawless gave us her take on "empowerment" and why being a sex worker doesn't make her an authority on sex trafficking.
Bodybuilding forums occupy a weird space between anonymous forums and Facebook, where users build reputations around their usernames and avatars, discussing the most noble pursuit of them all—bodybuilding.
The project, called This Is My Skin, aims to desexualize people in their skivvies.
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Markets in the US, Middle East and the Asia Pacific are all down, but strangely McDonald's profits in Australia are up. We asked why and ate burgers.
It's become fashionable to blame Facebook for depression, but mental health professionals say that explanation is incomplete.
One person's prank is another person's trauma.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, by AI specialist Eliezer Yudkowsky, has commanded a sprawling, cult-like international fan base thanks to its message of rational thinking.
Which is a pretty fucking terrifying thought.
Last night the question of what color a dress was set the internet on fire, and by this morning plenty of people were feeling like it should be burned to the ground.
When I was sentenced to a decade behind bars, I knew that the earliest I would be online again was in 123 months. A lot can change in that time.
The world wasn't ready for VR in the 1990s, but is today's market likely to be more accepting of household headsets?
The photographer spent time in Indonesia with the people suffering the consequences of Australia's refugee policies.
Facebook announced today that users will now be able to designate someone to manage their pages after they go on to that great social network in the sky.
It's not easy keeping up with social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter from inside the prison-industrial complex, but convicts find a way.
After an explosion of publicity, and an influx of users, the hullabaloo around Ello died down quickly. But some people are still on it five months later. Who are they?
The men who stage rescues—police, pastors, television personalities—are engaged in something not unlike the men who pay for sex: a fantasy, starring them.