Social Media

Just The Beginning? Tech On The March

Summary Tech galloped ahead of the market again in 2017. Is this just how markets will work going forward? Our panel calls out specific trends and drivers, including differing views on how blockchain and bitcoin matter. There are plenty of ideas for top performers next year that go beyond the usual suspects. 2017 has been an exciting year in the ... Read More »

WhatsApp Gets Legal Notice, Facebook’s Aadhaar Requirement, Idea Rs. 309 Plan

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp served legal notice over middle finger emoji in India Facebook asks some users to sign up with ‘name as per Aadhaar’ Idea Rs. 309 plan now offers 1.5GB data per day, up from 1GB daily WhatsApp has been served a legal notice by a New Delhi-based lawyer, asking the company to remove the middle finger emoji from its platform. ... Read More »

Facebook and Twitter Are Too Big to Allow Fake Users

There’s something in common between amazing story of “Nicole Mincey”, the pseudonymous Twitter user with 146,000 followers who was retweeted by President Donald Trump and then disappeared overnight along with a few other online personae, and a recent prank by a Berliner frustrated with his inability to get Twitter to remove hate speech. The common element is the obvious solution to both problems, ... Read More »

How to Delete a Facebook Account Permanently

How to delete Facebook account on your mind? It is not that difficult HIGHLIGHTS Facebook hides away the process to delete accounts in Help Centre It can take up to 90 days for the data to be deleted from Facebook Alternatively, users can choose to temporarily deactivate their accounts Facebook is the largest social networking website in the world, with over 2 ... Read More »

What happens to your social media when you die?

Photo: Matt Rourke, Associated Press A law went into effect Sept. 1 in Texas that allows estate executors, guardians and trustees to gain access to the digital assets of those who died. The digital property could include photos saved to an internet platform, digital music library, emails and credit card loyalty points. Aaron Dobbs, an estate lawyer in Houston, sat ... Read More »

Our view: A break from social media

Social media have profoundly changed our lives and society, sometimes for the better though not always. The latest evidence for the wisdom of taking Facebook in moderation comes from a pair of professors whose research suggests that social platforms influence students’ views of themselves, and not necessarily for the good. Digital networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like ... Read More »

How to become a social media pro

Social media has become an integral part of today’s lifestyle and there are millions of posts everyday on multiple social media sites. But how do you make sure that you stand out from the crowd? Here are some tips and tricks to help you make a mark online. Use Free Stock Images Social posts with a visual or two always catch ... Read More »

Facebook Partners Nielsen to Unveil Ad Performance Measurement Solutions

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook, Nielsen launch “Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift” solution Advertisers can interpret their cross-platform results Available to eligible advertisers via their Facebook representative In a bid to provide brands way to compare advertisements performances, Facebook has introduced new measurement solutions that will enable advertisers to see the impact of their ad campaigns on the social networking platform and TV. Facebook, ... Read More »

Microsoft, Facebook Complete the Highest-Capacity Subsea Cable to Cross the Atlantic

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft, Facebook, Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per second Speed delivered by Marea can stream 71 million HD videos simultaneously In an incredible feat, Microsoft, Facebook and the telecom infrastructure company Telxius have laid a 6,598 km cable across the Atlantic Ocean that is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of ... Read More »

Instagram Doubles Monthly Active Advertisers to Over 2 Million

HIGHLIGHTS Time spent watching video on Instagram is up more than 80 percent YoY Number of videos produced per day has increased by 4X from last year Businesses are finding more opportunities to connect with their audiences Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram on Tuesday announced it has doubled its advertiser base in the past six months to reach over two million monthly active ... Read More »