Social Media

Wary of social media, Sebi to get tech-savvy

Mumbai/New Delhi: After catching crooks by logging into Facebook and online matrimonial sites, the securities watchdog is now on the hunt for more, this time equipping itself with high-end social media surveillance tools to nab market manipulators. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is in the process of building its social media technological capability to monitor and prevent market manipulation, ... Read More »

Agencies may need court order to trace social media messages

The upcoming regulations to monitor social media content will require law enforcement agencies to obtain a court order before they can direct internet platforms to trace messages back to the originator, according to two government officials aware of the draft rules. The new rules, which will change the way social media companies monitor and take down content on the request of law enforcement agencies, are expected ... Read More »

The Impact Of Social Media And Digital Technology On Promoting Peace And Security In Liberia

The social media shapes the mind of the mass followers. Majority of Liberian have capitalized on the image of bad governance, poverty, natural disasters and use digital technology and social media to send out hate messages at national government, and bullies each other in the name of party solidarity. Liberian news is horrible and they spread like wildfire through major ... Read More »

Tony Fernandes says time to leave Twitter, social media has become an angry place

AirAsia boss Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the time has come to shut down his Twitter account, saying that social media has become an angry place. “Having closed Facebook time is coming to shut down Twitter. Bene (sic) such a fan but too much negativity and falsehood and anger. It’s been an amazing ride. Feel much better now not on Facebook ... Read More »

11 questions you always wanted to ask about social media

Social media has taken over the planet. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are the most popular platforms with billions of users, while Twitter, Reddit and Pinterest claim hundreds of millions. With these kinds of numbers, you can bet the hackers and scammers are setting up shop, too. Take steps now so you’re not their next victim. On my national radio show ... Read More »

Best of 2019: TikTok turned social media upside down

Short video sharing platform, TikTok, endured a topsy turvy 2019. From scaling great highs towards the end of 2018, the app ran into a number of controversies right at the beginning of the next year. Over the course of 2019, TikTok managed to eventually overcome the controversies and get back to being one of the most popular applications on both ... Read More »

My adventures with social media

It is official now, though it has been obvious for many years — I am now a social outcast, having lost or closed my last social media account. For many a decade, I was behind in the fast-moving world of technology-enabled interactions between people. Starting from the days of rotary phones (now found only in museums), I was barely able ... Read More »

#WhatHCPsThink: 5 digital behaviours when HCPs use social media

If you are an avid social media user or someone curious about social media, have you ever wondered if individuals behave differently on different social media platforms? Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are among the most used social media platforms globally. Twitter has over 330 million monthly active users (MAUs), while Instagram has over 1 billion MAUs and Facebook has over 2.4 billion MAUs. We have ... Read More »

48% Of Young People Discover Nonprofits Via Social Media: Giving Tuesday Study

New research from the YMCA finds that more than 62% of Americans 18-38 support at least one cause per month — and that they likely learned of that cause through social media. The study, conducted by OnePoll in advance of Giving Tuesday, offers a new look at the way younger Americans interact with nonprofits they care about — and the reasons ... Read More »

Wikipedia co-founder launches social-media website ‘WT: Social’ to take on FB, Twitter

Intending to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named “WT: Social” which will compete with both the social media platforms. Instead of going for an ad-funded model, Wales aims to finance it through donations, just like Wikipedia. Like those platforms, WT:Social will let users share ... Read More »