Category Archives: Social Media

Should social media live-streaming be banned?

Would you want your teenager to watch terrorists killing people in the real world or someone committing suicide? No one, in their right mind, would ever want their kids to get exposed to such events, simply for the repercussions that such content can have on young impressionable minds. But with a smartphone on their hand and Facebook installed in it, chances of… Read More »

3 ways to be smart on social media

A smarter use of social media can improve your sense of well-being. This past year, many people deleted their social media accounts following revelations about privacy violations on social media platforms and other concerns related to hate speech. As people adopt their resolutions for the year, it is likely that many more will reconsider their social media use. However, as a scholar of social… Read More »

The lessons children should be taught when it comes to social media

The conventional code of polite behaviour has undergone a modern makeover, with the introduction of “social media etiquette” to help combat the rise of “online verbal abuse and bullying”. Social media presenter Aziz Al-Sa’afin spoke to Duncan Garner. Watch the video.  [“source=forbes]

Social media sadness can be avoided

A recent study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology would seem to confirm what common sense and conventional wisdom have already told us: social media is making us sadder. The study, titled No More FOMO: Limiting Social Media Decreases Loneliness and Depression, studied the effect of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat usage on the levels of… Read More »

Delhi Residents Can Soon File Pollution Complaints On Social Media

Citizens in Delhi-NCR will soon be able to lodge complaints about pollution on social media as the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to “immediately” create an account for this issue. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur passed this direction after advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the court as an amicus curiae,… Read More »

US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »

Social Media Data Mining, Face Recognition Tools to Be Given to Security Agencies: Home Minister

HIGHLIGHTS Cybercrimes posing “big challenge” to security establishment: Singh Terrorists using the “dark Internet” to recruit operatives, he said “We have created a cyber-security division in the home ministry” Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable themselves to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in… Read More »

New WhatsApp feature will only let admins to chat in a group

WhatsApp is giving more power to admins of group chats to better the experience. The Facebook-owned messaging platform has now introduced a new group feature where only admins will be able to send messages to a group. “One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit… Read More »

Facebook Stock Price Hits All-Time High Despite Controversies

Despite the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandaland a couple of users’ privacy issues owing to internal bugs, Facebook stock closed at an all-time record high of $203.23 (roughly Rs. 14,000) on Friday. Investors are loving the social network more than ever that saw its stocks dipping earlier in 2018 when it was under an intense probe over data breach from the… Read More »