Tag Archives: social networks

With a little help from our ancient friends

Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests. The study’s findings describe elements of social network structures that may have been present early in human history, suggesting how our ancestors may have formed ties with […] … learn more→

Information technologies can foster freedom or reinforce repression

The media may portray text messaging and social networks as powerful new weapons for freedom fighters, but these new communication tools may not be as uniformly beneficial or as robust as suggested, according to Penn State researchers. People have used new information communication technologies, such as Twitter, Facebook and text messaging, both as tools for […] … learn more→