Tag Archives: media

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 »

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 »

Teenagers are taking breaks from social media but are you

We’ve been led to believe that teens are always on their phones or glued to some sort of screen. But a study out Thursday shows that teenagers are better at monitoring their online lives than we thought. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey looked at how often and why teens step away from social media sites and ... Read More »

Emma Watson says social media is ‘incredibly dangerous’

Emma Watson warns about the dangers of social media Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson has warned about the dangers of social media, saying that it can be “incredibly dangerous”. The 27-year-old actress, who was 33 million followers on Instagram and 24.5 million on Twitter, said that she is careful about her use of social media and that she is aware of ... Read More »

Social Media Gag

It is a matter of fact that one important thing that keeps a business kicking is consistent positive stream of cash inflows. For cash inflows a business needs sales and in order to keep on selling a business needs a right mix of ingredients in terms of product, price, marketing channel, capital, expertise, physical infrastructure and efficient processes. In addition ... Read More »

How to manage a loved ones social media afterlife

The fate of a Twitter account might seem trivial when a loved one dies. Sure, social media handles probably won’t be worth as much as bank accounts. And they’re unlikely to have the same emotional value as jewelry or record collections. They’re easy to forget … until they remind you they’re still out there on the web. Just days after ... Read More »

The Economics Of Social Media

Every day, billions of people post, share, comment, and chat on online social media platforms. More and more, they are replacing traditional means of not only communication but also socialising with friends and family. Because of social media, it has never been so easy to keep in touch with people who live thousands of miles away. It also moves significant ... Read More »