Social Media

Grounding teens from social media doesn’t do much – and could hurt them, study finds

Teens forced off of social media lose more than social interaction, research shows. Photo / 123RF It all used to be so simple: Break the rules, get grounded and be forbidden from hanging out with your friends. These days, of course, social media makes anywhere a teen hangout, and parents looking to ground their kids might choose to cut off ... Read More »

No Gathering Social Media Handles from Chinese Visitors

EFF has joined a coalition effort, led by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), to oppose the federal government’s proposal to scrutinize the social media activities of Chinese visitors. Specifically, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seeks to ask certain visa applicants from China to disclose the existence of their social media accounts and the identifiers or handles associated with those ... Read More »

Broken teeth, broken guitar: Is social media the ultimate leveller?

The victim, Dr David Dao and (inset) Oscar Munoz president and chief executive officer of United. No adult in the world with an internet connection would have missed David Dao’s recent agony on board a United Airlines aircraft. Grainy, moving images of the 69-year-old being dragged down the aisle — and horrified reactions from fellow passengers and global viewers — ... Read More »

5 Effective Ways That Businesses Can Use Social Media to Promote Their Products and Services

Social media is becoming a crucial part of every business. The advancing technology and busy schedules are driving people to do everything online. Therefore, any help that you offer your audience will help you gain visibility and demonstrate the commitment that your company has to delivering high-quality service. These tips will help you use social media wisely. Know your audience ... Read More »

LinkedIn Brings Back Most Recent Option for Feed, Adds Read Receipts for Messages

I don’t know about the new LinkedIn changes. I’m generally fairly relaxed on changes and updates, whether I personally like them or not – I assume the user data has lead them to this or that update, and most of the time they end up providing a better experience. Most of the time. On LinkedIn, however – which, it’s worth noting, ... Read More »

Violence not something that social media can easily tame

It’s been a bad week for Facebook. First, a Cleveland killer livestreamed the act of murder through the app’s Live feature. Then, days later, a shooter in Fresno left behind a Facebook page littered with threats against the president and “white devils.” In one sense, for the social media behemoth, the storm of dismay and distress won’t be hard to ... Read More »

‘Decision On Social Media Ban In Valley Soon’

‘Decision On Social Media Ban In Valley Soon’ Srinagar: The authorities have decided to block social media in Kashmir after the recent circulation of videos and live streaming of incidents, which are believed to lead widespread protests in volatile Kashmir valley. Sources said that the decision will be taken “soon” to ban the social media in Kashmir valley, rather than ... Read More »

The power — and the impotence — of social media

United Airlines’ travails this week are certainly a sign of the power of social media. But other news shows the stark limit of that power: Friday was the third anniversary of the horror that launched #BringBackOurGirls, but the girls still aren’t back. In April 2014, Boko Haram terrorists abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from the village of Chibok. Within the month, ... Read More »

Social media: Benefits friend or foe?

Social media can help employers elevate appreciation for their benefit packages, but there are potential pitfalls to consider along the way to informing employees about various coverages and programs. Employers of all sizes are increasingly using social media not just to educate employees about their benefits, but also to create meaningful social connections, notes Elizabeth Byerly, a director in the ... Read More »

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon

In the battle between a massive prehistoric beast and a fluttering bird, we all know what’s destined to come out on top. But in the case of Mastodon, a social network with the potential to take on Twitter, the former just so happens to be the underdog. And yet, it’s an underdog with serious spunk. Started by 24-year-old Eugen Rochko, ... Read More »