Social Media

WhatsApp Users Being Tricked by Scam Artists to Pay Subscription Fee

HIGHLIGHTS A few scam artists are making people pay to use WhatsApp WhatsApp became free last year, dropping its annual subscription fee Users are asked to pay GBP 0.99 to continue using WhatsApp WhatsApp users should be on the lookout as scam artists are trying to charge users for using the instant messenger by faking a subscription fee. “People are ... Read More »

Saharanpur Dalit-Thakur violence: Here’s why UP blocked WhatsApp, social media

  Just last week, a message circulated on WhatsApp spooked Jharkhand villagers, mostly unsuspecting tribals, into believing that their children may be targeted by abduction gangs. The result: Seven people were lynched in 24 hours over the rumours. Why is the instant messaging app that is used by 160 million people – India is its largest market – facing such ... Read More »

J&K security agencies want ban on social media to continue

Claim rumour mongering has come down significantly Security agencies are advocating continuation of the ban on the social media in Kashmir claiming “it has yielded results on the ground”, as the one-month suspension ends on May 26. Top police sources told The Hindu that there was “a visible change on the ground as rumour mongering on the social media sites ... Read More »

With many social media options, small businesses need focus

NEW YORK – When Snapchat went public this year, it was a reminder to many small business owners that they need to be part of the social media evolution. But which network? Snapchat? Facebook? Instagram? All of the above? Many owners opt for a mix, picking services that will be the best marketing tools for their companies. “Each channel is ... Read More »

Why social media keeps failing us

Was there a time when people regarded social media in a wholly positive light? It’s hard to remember. The honeymoon’s been over for a while. We still recognize the benefits of social media — after all, the majority of Americans use platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on a daily basis — but when we talk about these companies, it’s ... Read More »

How To Make Custom Stickers

Regardless if you’re a small child or an older adult, we all love stickers. Take a walk or drive along numerous avenues and you’ll see people with sticker-strewn laptops, guitar cases, and vehicles. There’s something about a sticker which encourages people to pick one up and place it anywhere. And this is a boon for businesses, especially when establishing themselves ... Read More »

Are ‘Social Media’ Companies Dead?

“Websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking” is your boilerplate definition of social media. When somebody says it, you likely think of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram or another platform. Yet, is “social media” becoming a useless connotation that misrepresents what these companies actually are? Despite an understandable hesitation about embracing ... Read More »

Facebook to Reportedly Debut Premium TV Shows in June

Facebook is making a debut in premium television and developing around 24 shows that will be premiered in mid-June, media reports said. There will be both long duration shows on the pattern of ‘House of Cards’ and also 5-10 minutes shows that will be added to Facebook app’s video tab daily, Business Insider reported on Friday. “It’s part of a ... Read More »

Facebook Messenger Now Rolling Out ‘Instant Games’ to All Users

Facebook on Tuesday announced that the company is rolling out Instant Games on Messenger to all of its 1.2 billion users and that it is introducing the new features that the social media networking giant previewed to developers at its F8 conference last month. The updated Instant Games on Messenger will be rolling out over the next few weeks worldwide ... Read More »

Facebook Says It Will Act Against ‘Information Operations’ Using False Accounts

Facebook Inc acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries and outlined new measures it is taking to combat what it calls “information operations” that go well beyond the phenomenon known as fake news. In a report and summary of response plans on its website on Thursday, Facebook describes ... Read More »