Tag Archives: Social

Venezuelan telecoms regulator to monitor social media posts

Venezuela’s government is extending its authority over the telecommunications sector to include social media websites. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said Monday that the National Telecommunications Commission will monitor social media posts that “spread hate” online. The announcement came a week after the newly installed constitutional assembly passed a law threatening prison sentences up to 20 years for anybody spreading any ... Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA MAKES GIRLS DEPRESSED—OR DOES IT?

A new paper claims social media use may be linked to increases in depression and suicide rates, although some psychologists have expressed doubt about the conclusions. The paper uses data from two annual questionnaires taken by U.S. high schoolers, called Monitoring the Future and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers answer these surveys, which include questions about social media use ... Read More »

Moncler scraps catwalk shows for the social media generation

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Nine social media trends predicted in 2018 for marketers

2017 has brought about numerous new features for social media platforms. Some highlights include: Twitter introduced a 280-character update Instagram began testing a 4×4 grid, after also introducing the ability to include several photos per post this year Facebook introduced Facebook Stories, a direct assault against Snapchat, which it tried to buy back in 201 So what’s the social media forecast moving ... Read More »

How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the equally undeniable civic value of social media. Take, for example, the role of social media in the response in Houston to Hurricane Harvey. According to Art Acevedo, Houston’s Chief of Police, social ... Read More »

FACT CHECK: Can PCOO reclassify Rappler as ‘Social Media’ under Uson?

MANILA, Philippines – Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson has requested her boss, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, to reclassify Rappler from a bona fide member of the Malacañang Press Corps (MPC) to “Social Media” under her office. Uson said in her request: 
“The undersigned, pursuant to her mandate for social media respectfully requests clarification on a member of ... Read More »

Regulate social media platforms before it’s too late

In the past week, Silicon Valley has faced renewed calls for greater regulation of social media platforms amid the growing scandal of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Given rising awareness of the serious problems inherent within U.S. internet giants’ business models, it’s an opportune time to discuss how best to regulate these companies. I’m a researcher who studies regulation on the internet. For ... Read More »

Social media helping to improve lives around the County

Social Media is an undeniable force in today’s world and can spread information in seconds. It can be used by law enforcement to catch criminals, help students to do better at school, and it can even help people improve relationships and make new friends. Newssource 8’s Taylor Lumpkin sat down with one man to see how his family is using ... Read More »

5 Common Mistakes You Should Avoid When Posting on Social Media

Social media can be one of your most successful marketing channels, but only if you do it right. Just being active on social media isn’t enough — there is a lot of noise you need to break through if you want to find success. Take a minute to scroll through your social media feeds and look for posts that are from ... Read More »

Monitor social media of young offenders to prevent crime, says watchdog

The social media of young offenders who pose a risk to others should be monitored to prevent crime, the probation watchdog has suggested. In a report published on Thursday, HM Inspectorate of Probation found that in one in four cases examined by its staff, the young person’s use of social media was directly related to the offence they committed. It said ... Read More »