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Losing sleep over social media?

Researchers say this could affect the wellbeing of the young people.Photo: NYT One in five teens regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, which makes them three times more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers who do not log on at night, a new UK study has warned. Researchers ... Read More »

Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts

Lawyers for arrested activists told Al Jazeera they were unable to meet their clients [Reuters] A Jordanian military court has charged eight activists with “insulting the King” and “incitement to spread chaos to undermine the political regime of Jordan using social media”, lawyers said. The General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the “Mukhabarat” in Arabic, last week arrested civilian opposition activists, including ... Read More »

Tackling Tech: How the NFL, NBA & More Use Social Media to Expand Brands Overseas

Where once expansion meant building stadiums, adding teams and landing broadcast TV contracts, the NFL, NBA, and others have turned to social media to reach fan followings in foreign countries. The NFL teamed with Twitter to live stream 10 games this season worldwide for free (after testing the approach with Yahoo for one game a year earlier. And when it ... Read More »

4 Ways Real Estate Agents Fail at Social Media

Everyone has been told to jump into social because it is so good for their business. I know for a fact that Realtors hear it all the time. Sadly, many people don’t really know how to use social effectively and they don’t understand what drives different social platforms. The people I see wasting their time, and money, the most on ... Read More »

Facebook Says Data Requests From India Increased in First Half of 2016

In keeping with the global trend, the Indian government requested social networking giant Facebook for data 6,324 times in the first half of 2016 – up from 5,561 requests in the earlier July-December 2015 period, Facebook’s latest Government Requests Report revealed on Saturday. Facebook restricted access to 2,034 pieces of content “in response to legal requests from law enforcement agencies ... Read More »

Facebook Safety Check Triggers False Bangkok Bomb Scare

Facebook Safety Check Triggers False Bangkok Bomb Scare Facebook sparked fear – and anger – among Thailand’s social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok. The check-in feature allows users to signal to friends that they are safe after an event in their area such as a terror attack or natural disaster. But ... Read More »

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India

WhatsApp Used to Send a Record 14 Billion Messages on New Year’s Eve in India HIGHLIGHTS 3.1 billion images, 700 million GIFs, and 610 million videos were sent WhatsApp recently rolled out the ability to share GIF images WhatsApp has more than 160 million monthly active users in India On New Year’s Eve, 14 billion messages were exchanged through WhatsApp ... Read More »

Facebook-induced depression: How much is too much social media?

The Facebook app logo is displayed on an iPad next to a picture of the Facebook logo on an iPhone. (Photo : Getty Images/Carl Court) With the advent of technology and social media, Facebook interaction and use seemed to be normal. However, not known to everyone, regular Facebook use could have significant impact on one’s mental health as studies revealed. ... Read More »

How social media sounded the death knell for super-skinny models

Fashion from the Ashley Graham collection is modeled during Fashion Week. PA images Email Twitter22 Facebook137 LinkedIn Print Since the discovery of Kate Moss in the 1990s, the fashion world has seemed at times to be obsessed with super-skinny models. More worryingly, many young girls and women have taken her famous mantra “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” far ... Read More »

President Obama Uses Social Media To Engage And Persuade

President Obama Social Media presence (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama called on world leaders at the United Nations to do more for the world’s refugees, his mention of a young boy named Alex could have just been a footnote, a forgotten paragraph in a daily blizzard of speeches and press releases. The White House ... Read More »