Tag Archives: Social

How social media has become an effective tool for telcos to poach customers and is enticing job-seekers

Telcos are ready to pay big bucks to social media analysts. A tweet from Amitabh Bachchan this January addressing his telecom service provider for help had a rival chiming in offering its services. When Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the poster boy of the cashless economy, mentioned the additional data he got from his operator, a competitor jumped in with a better ... Read More »

Almost half the world is now on social media, according to new report

There are now over 3 billion (!!!) people logging onto social media accounts around the world, meaning that almost half of the world’s population spends at least part of their day updating their status or story. A new report compiled by Hootsuite and We Are Social and published by The Next Web found that there are 3.028 billion active social media users around the world. That’s ... Read More »

Should elected officials block people on social media?

Rick Calvert wants his congressman’s attention. So the Murrieta resident used Facebook and Twitter to send messages to Murrieta’s congressman, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona – no relation. A self-described “lifelong liberal,” Rick Calvert also has produced online videos for Indivisible 42, a grassroots group critical of the conservative congressman. One day, Rick Calvert found himself blocked from viewing Ken Calvert’s ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Social Media Message On Braid Cutting Gang

LAKHIMPUR KHIRI, UTTAR PRADESH: A man has been arrested on the charge of spreading a false rumour on social media about braid cutting incidents, police said today. The development comes amid a string of complaints of braid chopping, which has led to panic and fear in some areas of UP and other neighbouring states. The message allegedly sent by a ... Read More »

Legal review set to address social media threat to trials

The State’s legal advisory body is expected to make recommendations in relation citizen journalists and campaigners posting commentary on social media questioning the evidence of witnesses during trials in a forthcoming review of the law on contempt of court. The Law Reform Commission’s review, which started last year, is also expected to find that the right to a fair trial, including the ... Read More »

How Social Media Is Playing An Important Role In Real Estate

To say that social media has become part of everyday life would be an understatement. From headlines of fake news stories having major social and political implications to the recent milestone that Facebook hit 2 billion monthly users (that’s over 25 per cent of the global population), social media has truly changed the way the world operates. To put these numbers into perspective, ... Read More »

The perils (and pleasures) of blocking friends and colleagues on social media

Blocking people on social media is a powerful tool, but should people use it? Getting blocked by a celebrity has become both a pseudo status symbol for people looking for a taste of fame, and a powerful tool for activists looking for greater visibility. Meanwhile, others have used the blocking feature as a way to maintain healthier relationships with loved ones off-line. ... Read More »

HBO’s ‘Confederate’ project is target of social media protest

David Benioff, left, and D,B. Weiss, creators of “Game of Thrones” (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) “Confederate,” HBO’s controversial alternate history series, which will include dramatizations of modern-day slavery and has come under firesince its announcement earlier this month, will be the target of a social media protest during Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.” April Reign, the activist behind #OscarsSoWhite is one of ... Read More »

Facebook totally dominates the list of most popular social media apps

The good times keep on rolling for Facebook, as the tech giant on Wednesday reported another stellar quarter . Thirteen years into its existence, the company is as dominant as ever. As this chart from Statista shows, Facebook runs four of the five most used social network and messaging services in the world. And it’s not really that close. That Facebook rules over these ... Read More »

Being smart on social media with communications expert Reggie Roberts

It’s not just your friends checking your social media accounts.  Did you know that many employers and colleges are now viewing your accounts? Being smart on social media may seem like a no brainer to many, but every now and then we all need a reminder of smart choices when posting, sharing, tweeting and snapping. Good Day Atlanta’s Alyse Eady interviewed Double ... Read More »