Social Media

Facebook, Myanmar Partner to Ban Provocative Posts During Elections

Myanmar is set to collaborate with social networking giant Facebook to remove any posts that may incite violence during the Nov 8 general elections, a media report said on Tuesday. The country is set to go to the polls on November. Due to an increase in Facebook and mobile phone users across the country, authorities said they are concerned some ... Read More »

Twitter Unveils Desktop Notifications for Direct Messages

Twitter on Monday announced a handy new feature for users of its Web interface – desktop notifications for direct messages they receive. The company separately announced an upcoming update for its Android app that revamps the Direct Message interface. Desktop notifications for direct messages is an opt-in feature, and users can choose to enable it at To be noted ... Read More »

Facebook Rolls Out ‘Donate Now’ Button for Non-Profit Organisations

Facebook for Business on Monday announced the rollout of a new call-to-action button for non-profit organisations, called Donate Now. The button will be available for both Pages and link ads, and the social networking giant notes that not everyone has the feature just yet. The new call-to-action button joins previously available options like Learn More, Shop Now, Contact Us, and ... Read More »

‘How Facebook Decides What Is Trending’

Ever wondered how Facebook determines what you see in your news feed every time you log in? The social networking site has actually devised different algorithms for it. Apart from things like where you live and the pages you follow, it primarily looks for two broader signals – Topics that are being mentioned a lot and topics that suddenly seen ... Read More »

Twitter Audience Platform Is Twitter Publisher Network 2.0

Micro-blogging site Twitter today said it has renamed ‘Twitter Publisher Network’, a platform which helps advertisers connect with audiences, as ‘Twitter Audience Platform’. The platform helps advertisers connect with audiences beyond Twitter in thousands of mobile apps while using Twitter’s measurement, targeting and creative tools. The company said it is expanding beyond mobile apps and re-engagements by offering advertisers the ... Read More »

Laura Kuenssberg confirmed as new BBC Political Editor after Corporation’s Twitter gaffe

Laura Kuenssberg, the Newsnight presenter, has been confirmed as the BBC’s first female Political Editor. The announcement was first made on Twitter by Jonathan Munro, Head of Newsgathering at the Corporation, on Wednesday afternoon. But his tweet was deleted moments later – leading to speculation that Kuenssberg or some of the other candidates had yet to be told. The BBC ... Read More »

Britain relying on ‘fishermen and social media users’ to defend North Sea – SNP

Scottish National Party (SNP) defense spokesman Angus Robertson has accused the government of leaving the defense of Britain’s northern flank to fishermen and social media users in a speech at the influential Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Robertson used the platform to call for a permanent maritime patrol base on the Clyde and a properly equipped airbase to counter what ... Read More »

Social Media Is Changing How College Students Deal With Mental Health, For Better Or Worse

  When she began her freshman year in 2011, Sydney embarked on a tumultuous transformation. She had been accepted to her “reach school,” Duke University, where students seemed to strive for perfection both academically and socially. The change came fast and without warning for Sydney, who asked to be referred to by her first name for this story to protect ... Read More »

20 Ways To Amplify Your Social Media Reach

Social media is one of the most powerful tools I have come across to grow a large audience and spread your message. In less than three years, I went from no audience to hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter alone. Social media is an opportunity that people can no longer afford to take for granted. Social media is not ... Read More »

T-Mobile’s (Sometimes) Sarcastic Social Media Presence Pays Off Again

  Adding 2.1 million subscribers in Q2 of this year, mobile provider T-Mobile now counts nearly 60 million customers among its ranks. Since 2013, the company has added nearly 15 million new customers, and is within a stone’s throw of surpassing Sprint to become the third-largest provider in the United States (currently, just 300,000 subscribers separate the two). With continuos ... Read More »