Internet

Social media offers parents more controls. But do they help?

As concerns about social media's harmful effects on teens continue to rise, platforms from Snapchat to TikTok to Instagram are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate. But ...

Business

Preventing scrollers' remorse: How to know what users want

A new model can help online media companies figure out what gives users long-term satisfaction—not just the instant gratification of continual scrolling—which may result in less time spent on the platform, but fewer users ...

Business

How a simple change can protect crowdfunding backers from fraud

Budding entrepreneurs with a business idea inevitably face the problem of finding financing. With the advent of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo—where the entrepreneur appeals to the masses to support ...