Social Media

Facebook, Sony Sign Deal for Online Videos

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook users now won’t see their videos taken down over copyrights Sony/ATV artists will now be paid royalties The deal gives access to over 4 million songs Sony/ATV Music Publishing signed an agreement with Facebook, seeking a share of the social media industry’s burgeoning revenue by letting users post songs from artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. For Facebook ... Read More »

Facebook to Shut Down ‘M’ Virtual Assistant Messenger Bot by January 19

HIGHLIGHTS M is a bot that was available through Facebook Messenger It reportedly was only available to about 2,000 people Facebook said it has learnt what users wanted from bots Facebook is shutting down its text-based virtual assistant called ‘M’ that helped researchers train an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. According to a report on The Verge, ‘M’ was available through a bot on Facebook ... Read More »

Meghan Markle Exits Social Media. In 2018, Marrying Your Prince Still Means Loss Of Identity

The soon-to-be royal has shut down all her social media accounts Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during an official appearance (Image Credit: kensingtonroyal) There’s no way to soften this particular blow for fans of former Suits actress and soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markle – she’s officially shut down all her social media accounts. Kensington Palace, in a statement, confirmed that Meghan has shut down all ... Read More »

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 »