Social Media

Trolls Continue To Be A Problem On Social Media

Like mythical beasts that seem to be unstoppable, trolls continue to plague social media. This isn’t new of course. Long before Facebook existed, trolls were the scourge of Usenet newsgroups, web-based forums and message boards. Even in 2020 trolls continue to be a problem. We’ve all been there. Someone posts something, and someone comments that instead of being constructive or ... Read More »

Anonymous On Social Media: The False Narrative Of The Hacker

Contemporary life exists in the real and the digital. Social media represents the digital existence, and a group called Anonymous uses digital anarchy as a false narrative of protest. In the midst of the unrest after the death of George Floyd, while the media brought images of anarchists burning the police precinct in Minneapolis, there were also reports of the ... Read More »

UP man held for putting wife’s ‘honour for sale’ on social media

AZAMGARH: In a bizarre incident in Uttar Pradesh, a man put up his wife’s ‘honour for sale’ on the social media after his demand for a motorcycle was not fulfilled by his in-laws. The man has been arrested. The incident took place in Thuthia village under Mehnagar police circle, where accused Puneet had allegedly been harassing his wife for a ... Read More »

Trump’s Social Media Regulation Push Faces Key Hurdle at the US FCC

US President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said they cannot oversee the conduct of Internet firms. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai did not endorse Trump’s proposal on Thursday but said in a written statement “this debate is an important one” and added the ... Read More »

Lockdown pass touts active on social media

Gurugram The desperation to cross the state border has led to mushrooming of agents offering cross-border passes. Advertising on social media, these touts offer single and weekly passes for travel across the NCR, cross-border movement of taxis, trucks and buses and ferrying more persons than the permissible limit. The fraudsters, in a majority of cases, target desperate migrants from Uttar ... Read More »

To fix social media, we need to introduce digital socialism

In the past few years, intellectuals across the spectrum have fallen out of love with Big Tech. The “frightful five” – Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft – wield enormous power, with their combined wealth exceeding $5 trillion. After years of market consolidation and exploitative practices, critics in the United States are pushing to break up Big Tech monopolies with ... Read More »

Social Media App Carry A Book Looks To Unite The Literary Minded

People who complained that they never had enough time to read in their lives were handed a prime, if unfortunate opportunity to remedy that with the Coronavirus lockdown. Now, a new social media app looks to unite those eager readers, whether they’re still in quarantine or turning pages where the lockdown is ending. Book lovers who found prime reading time ... Read More »

How To Land A Remote Social Media Manager Role For Travel Brands

Want to work from home or anywhere else in the world, yet at the same time feel that working online is only for those with a massive Instagram following? Keep reading and find out how you can work online and travel the world as a social media manager like Nadine Rohner. A few years ago, Rohner followed her inner voice, ... Read More »

The influence of AI on social media

Social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter maintain about 3.2 billion social media users across the world, says Amelia Emma, content manager at the GreyCampus. Emma says that the strength of the brand can be increased with efficient social media management and AI. Social media has been a part of digital marketing only for a decade but has rapidly risen in ... Read More »

Social media mask sales flout rules

As the government attempts to crack down on overpriced face masks at stores and e-commerce websites, Facebook’s marketplace has become a hotbed of mask price gouging, with some sold for five times the government-enforced limit. Facebook says it has temporarily banned advertisements and commercial listings of medical face masks and other medical products such as hand sanitiser and disinfectant wipes ... Read More »