Think before you tweet!
Oh dear Frank, you really should think more carefully before posting on social media - learn this valuable lesson at Frank's expense!
Who reads what you write online?
Aunt Mabel, pals from the pub, your best friend's ex wife - who are you talking to when you post online?
Filter bubbles and fake news
Have you ever noticed you only see opinions on social media that match your own? Maybe you are trapped in a filter bubble! And what is all this fake news we hear about in the... news...?
Survive social media and learn with the OU:
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Ministry of Sharing: Are you a safe sharer?
Are you a model citizen or a menace to society when it comes to divulging personal details? Take the test from the Ministry of Sharing and find out whether you share too much information.Take part now ❯Ministry of Sharing: Are you a safe sharer?
Is emoji another example of the dumbing-down of our language and culture or is there a more educational purpose to the little pictures used to communicate?Read now ❯What can emoji teach us about human civilization?
Creating Facebook is a project run by Philip Seargeant and Caroline Tagg of The Open University’s Applied Linguistics and Literacies (ALL) Research Group. The pair collaborated with us on a Twitter and Facebook poll as part of Brainteaser Month which asked how people respond to feeling offended on Facebook.Read more❯How do we respond to offence on social media?
What is it about new technology that is making many of us anxious and stressed? Dr Gini Harrison and Dr Mathijs Lucassen explore the top five stressors:Read now ❯Stress and anxiety in the digital age: The dark side of technology
How food advertising and marketing can affect children and young people in the digital ageRead now ❯Marketing food to children and young people: Why it matters even more in the digital age
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