Tag Archives: media

How Omnia Media Is Crushing the YouTube Gaming World

When you need an example of a media company that owns some of the world’s top YouTube gaming channels, look no further than Omnia Media. Launched in 2013 as a gaming MCN, the digital-first company now creates both original and sponsored content for millennial and Gen Z communities who are passionate about video games. Omnia boasts the largest global video network ... Read More »

TheScore To Become First Media Company To Offer Online & Mobile Sports Betting In North America

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 26: Bettors line up to place wagers after more than 400 proposition bets for Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots were posted at the Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on January 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Getty ... Read More »

More Americans now get news from social media than from newspapers, says survey

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images For the first time ever, more Americans now get news from social media sites than from print newspapers, Pew Research said on Monday. Twenty percent of U.S. adults polled by the company say they “often” get news from social media while 16 percent “often” turn to newspapers. Last year the two media were ... Read More »

Big Tech made the social media mess. It has to fix it

After virtually every mass shooting, every high-profile hate crime over the past decade, the story played out much the same: All the warning signs were on full display on social media. As if on cue, reports circulated of social media abuse moments after the world learned the names of alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc and Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert ... Read More »

Tanzania’s Ridiculous Social Media & Blogging Regulations Have Gone Into Effect

On Monday, Tanzania‘s very backwards and super regressive social media and blogging licenseregulations went into effect, and it’s already claimed a lot of victims, most notably, popular East African whistleblower website, JamiiForums, which has now been shut down. In April, the Tanzanian government signed a new regulation that will govern not just social media, but also blogging! The law mandates that bloggers, podcasters, online radio personalities, and even ... Read More »

Seek social media quality, not quantity

Information overload: Online audiences have moved from blogs to networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram, whose popularity is fuelled in part by the instant feedback social media users generate by their shared content. Picture: 123RF/GILC Internet users of all kinds have probably encountered advice that they should have a social media presence. There are many inducements: entrepreneurs will attract ... Read More »

How Social Media is Revolutionizing the Wedding Industry

For better or worse, social media is affecting the way we live our lives; everything from the everyday to the once-in-a-lifetime has felt the weight of social media’s heavy influence on us. Like most things these days, the wedding industry hasn’t been immune to the power of social media, and for every potential “pro” the power of the internet presents ... Read More »

War in 140 characters: how social media is reshaping conflict in the 21st century

A woman speaks on a mobile phone as she walks past a graffiti-covered wall with a giant hashtag sign near Moscow’s Kursky railway station on November 17, 2017. AFP/Getty Images “Social media has transformed the way that wars are waged, covered, and consumed.” David Patrikarakos, a London-based author and journalist, begins his book War in 140 Characters with this claim. Though wars are ... Read More »

UN CALLS ON SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS TO CONTROL PLATFORMS USED TO LURE MIGRANTS

GENEVA – The UN migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death. The smugglers often use Facebook to reach would-be migrants with false promises of jobs in Europe, International Organization for Migration ... Read More »

Social media agency of the year: Russia

Dear Awards Governing Body, It’s with great pride that we submit ourselves for the prestigious honor of “Social Media Agency of the Year”, and we are certain that by the time you finish reading this entry, you will wholeheartedly agree there is no agency more deserving of this award than interns Vlad, Mikail and the entire team here at the ... Read More »