Posts Tagged “Social”

India driving more revenue per user for social media firms

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India driving more revenue per user for social media firms

New Delhi: As user growth on various social media platforms in the key global markets slows down, India is helping social media players clock more revenue per user in the Asia-Pacific region, thus driving the overall social advertising spend, a new report said on Monday. According to Forrester, global social advertising spend will hit $165.6…

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Off the Cuff: Life as it was before social media

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Off the Cuff: Life as it was before social media

Someone asked on Twitter, what did you do on the internet before social media. I remember hanging out in MSN chat rooms with crazy groups of people. For the first time in my life I could be totally anonymous and say some of the most outlandish things and no one could do anything, or so…

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Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

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Indonesia: Government moves to block social media as fake images lead to violent clashes

AS YOU KNOW the online circulation of misinformation including doctored images, memes and videos has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. Ever more bizarre conspiracy theories, with absolutely no basis in scientific fact, continue to do the rounds. These include claims that vaccines cause autism, that fluoride in our drinking water is dangerous and that…

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Why Corporate Social Responsibility Should Be A Priority For MBA Students

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Why Corporate Social Responsibility Should Be A Priority For MBA Students

Business leaders and governments are increasingly identifying environmental issues and social changes as the biggest risks to global business. Chris Saunders (pictured), Executive MBA director and senior teaching fellow at Lancaster University Management School, says that this makes Corporate Social Responsibility a priority for businesses, business schools, and MBA students. “Good CSR can mean increased profits” For one…

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Addiction to social media isn’t a disease

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Addiction to social media isn’t a disease

 ‘There is growing evidence of increasing mental ill-health in society, and among young people in particular,’ writes Simon Gibbs. Photograph: Peter Cripps//Alamy Stock Photo By suggesting that social media “addiction” might be treated as a disease (Report, 18 March), MPs risk doing society a grave disservice. Conceptualising this disorder as a disease suggests the origin…

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CBSE Releases Advisory Against Rumors On Social Media Ahead Of Board Exams

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CBSE Releases Advisory Against Rumors On Social Media Ahead Of Board Exams

Ahead of the board examination for main subjects, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released an advisory for students to against fake news circulation on social media. CBSE’s letter is a preemptive effort to avoid situations the board had faced last year during the board exams when rumors of question paper leak continuously plagued…

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Goa Minister Slams Social Media “Rumours” On Manohar Parrikar’s Health

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Goa Minister Slams Social Media “Rumours” On Manohar Parrikar’s Health

Manohar Parrikar has been suffering from a pancreatic ailment for the last one year. Panaji:  A Goa Minister today slammed social media posts for speculations on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health, saying they were like “essays for competition”. “This is not right. The Chief Minister has contributed a lot to the state of Goa and…

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Ensure Social Media Platforms Not Used To Weaken Country’s Morale: Centre

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Ensure Social Media Platforms Not Used To Weaken Country’s Morale: Centre

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said this after the cabinet briefing (File) New Delhi:  After directing YouTube to pull down objectionable video links of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, the government on Thursday sent out a stern warning to social media firms not to allow their platforms to be abused for “weakening the morale…

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