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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 »

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 »

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 »

WhatsApp Dark Mode feature: How to enable on your iPhone

After teasing fore more than one year, popular social messaging app WhatsApp finally launched its dark mode feature to iOS and Android users recently. The Facebook-owned messaging app had been working on the dark mode feature for a long time and in that process, it had released a a slew of iOS Test versions for both software operating systems. “This feature is designed in ... Read More »

Budget 2019: New National Education Policy, focus on research and innovation to boost number of startups

Union Budget 2019 India: The government has also allocated Rs 400 crore under the head ‘World Class Institutions’ for FY20. Budget 2019-20: The announcement of bringing a new National Education Policy to “transform India’s higher education system to one of the global best education systems,” according to the finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has been cherished by the players in India’s ... Read More »

From ‘consent football’ to ‘pin the organ on the body’: sex education around the world

Adults have long been squeamish over talking to children about sex. We have a history of complicated and conflicting attitudes: sex has been seen as simultaneously joyous and desirable (so long as it is between a young couple after marriage and in the interest of begetting babies), but also as dark and dirty, something from which children must be protected. ... Read More »

Atishi Marlena, lovely in face-off on education

Atishi Marlena The contest for the East DelhiLok Sabha seat involves two candidates for whom education has a special place in their CVs. Atishi Marlena of Aam Aadmi Party has been credited as being the brain behind the education reforms initiated by the state government since 2015. Arvinder Singh Lovely of Congress, on the other hand, was the education minister in Sheila Dikshit’s ... Read More »

Do We Really Need It? On The Excess Of Technology

One of the banes of listicle journalism is the outright promotion of goods that we are told that we “must have.” Are you sick of being told about the ten or twenty “must-have gadgets” that you just “can’t live without”? Thankfully, due to limited time and finances, most of us are doing just fine, breathing and walking about planet earth ... Read More »

The European far right has its eye on education

Italy’s Minister of Education Marco Bussetti arrives at the Quirinal palace in Rome, Italy on June 1, 2018 [File: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters] Today, the Thirteenth World Congress of Families will kick off in Verona, under the patronage of the Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Marco Bussetti, the Italian education minister, will be among a number of high-level officials ... Read More »