Tag Archives: social

Social Media Won’t Be Allowed to Abuse Election Process: Prasad

Social media platforms will never be allowed to abuse India’s election process and stringent measures backed by laws on data protection and individual privacy have been put in place, Information Technology (IT) Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said. Addressing the plenary of the G-20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting in Salata, Argentina, on August 23-24, Prasad also noted that India had taken serious ... Read More »

Snubbing customers on social media could cost brands dearly

Each one of us has had at least one experience on a social media network, when a brand did not reply to our query, or took its time to get back to us on something urgent. A recent survey, by US-based social media analytics start-up Social Sprout, says that such incidents on the social media could cost brands dearly. According ... Read More »

Marketing in the time of social media: key points to remember

“Anything worth doing is worth doing well.” – Hunter S Thompson Thompson, the father of gonzo journalism, lived and worked in an age where social media marketing had not even taken birth. What he says about the importance of striving for excellence is advice relevant not just to his peers, but juxtapositions itself for today’s social media marketing campaigns too. ... Read More »

This was the year we turned on social media

With each passing day comes yet another reason to question the notion that the long arc of the universe bends toward justice. However, this year, in particular, has made it resoundingly clear that — regardless of the direction of that arc — the process by which it bends manifests with stuttering jolts and fits. Things seem one way to many people, until, ... Read More »

Ello, Ello – Two Days In, the Hottest New Social Network is Pretty Dull

Ever since the rise and rise of Facebook, we’ve seen one company after another come up to try and become the next world conquering social network. Ello is the latest in a long line of platforms that have been described as the next big thing but judging by our first brush with the network, Zuckerberg and company have nothing to worry about ... Read More »

The Swift Life is a new social network for Taylor Swift fans

Imagine a social media where you share thoughts, songs, images and messages with people who share the same interests as you. Now imagine the same, but tailored (or should we say taylor-ed) for Taylor Swift fans. Yes, the pop-singer is launching her social media called The Swift Life, partnering with Glu – a company previously known for its cash-milking apps ... Read More »

Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

The Opera browser is reborn thanks to the power of messaging. Opera (the company) recently announced that the latest version of its browser is adopting some messaging features from Neon, an experimental version of Opera. The new features include built-in support for Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and WhatsApp in Opera 45. There’s nothing particularly special about Opera’s versions of the messaging ... Read More »

Fact-Checking Social Content

opinion piece published this week in The New York Times gets something exactly wrong. In “Facebook Shouldn’t Fact-Check,” Jessica Lessin argues that it’s not Facebook’s job to fact-check the growing flood of fake news coming at us through its portal and social media more generally. She does have a point, but I think she doesn’t take things far enough. “Fake ... Read More »

Fact-Checking Social Content

opinion piece published this week in The New York Times gets something exactly wrong. In “Facebook Shouldn’t Fact-Check,” Jessica Lessin argues that it’s not Facebook’s job to fact-check the growing flood of fake news coming at us through its portal and social media more generally. She does have a point, but I think she doesn’t take things far enough. “Fake ... Read More »

Student opinions on Trump win flood social media

Sharing their thoughts on social media, many have expressed consternation at the result, fearing that it may jeopardise their chances of studying in the US. A Jordanian student wondered on Facebook: “Am I still going to be able to study in the US if Trump win?” Meanwhile on Twitter, one prospective international student wrote: “Now I won’t study overseas in US. My ... Read More »