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Social media ‘bots’ tried to influence the U.S. election. Germany may be next

On 3 September, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main opponent Martin Schulz faced off in an election debate that many viewers panned as more of a duet than a duel, a far livelier effort was underway on social media. People on Twitter started using the hashtag #verräterduell, which translates as “duel of traitors” and mirrors the claim by ... Read More »

Is Social Media Helping Or Hurting Your Running?

Whether it’s posting race selfies on Instagram or sharing training routes on Strava, runners are more connected than ever thanks to social media. For the most part, social networks are a great way for runners to swap stories, get advice and cheer each other on. But runners should be careful about how they interpret those steady streams of images and updates, ... Read More »

Technology, social media of huge help at Haj

Saudi security officers monitor live feed screens of Makkah, along with highways and high density areas, during Haj. New Delhi: This year, as around 2.35 million Muslims from across the world gathered in Makkah “to renew their sense of purpose in life, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance” at the annual Haj pilgrimage, technology and the ... Read More »

How Social Media Is Playing An Important Role In Real Estate

To say that social media has become part of everyday life would be an understatement. From headlines of fake news stories having major social and political implications to the recent milestone that Facebook hit 2 billion monthly users (that’s over 25 per cent of the global population), social media has truly changed the way the world operates. To put these numbers into perspective, ... Read More »

How To Avoid Making A Dick (Pic) Of Yourself On Social Media

THOMAS BARWICK “Your social media platforms are actually an extension of your own thoughts and ego.” Managing your own social media is an important skill in the world we now live in. The easiest way to look well, crazy, is to manage it badly. No-one ever gets it right all of the time, not even politicians. Managing your social media ... Read More »

Social media weaning people off newspapers, TV: Assocham

New Delhi: Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now ... Read More »

When it comes to kids and social media, it’s not all bad news

While we often hear about the negative impact social media has on children, the use of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is not a one-size-fits-all activity. Children use it in a wide variety of ways – some of which are adding value to their lives. There are risks associated with social media use. But it’s also important to understand ... Read More »

Delta Stands Up To Ann Coulter, Becomes A Hero On Social Media

Delta Air Lines is drawing rave reviews on social media for something it did while on the ground. The airline took to Twitter on Sunday to defend itself after being bashed by Ann Coulter for allegedly giving her “carefully chosen” seat to another passenger.  Along with attacking the airline, the conservative commentator also posted pictures of the passenger she said got her seat. While airlines ... Read More »

Boy sues over arrest for clown scare comments on social media

CINCINNATI — A lawsuit alleges a 12-year-old suburban Cincinnati boy was improperly arrested at school and prosecuted for social media comments goading purported frightening clowns to visit his area as reports of such encounters swirled around the country last fall. His parents seek unspecified damages in the federal suit against his school district, an officer and prosecutors. They say his ... Read More »

EU regulators clamp down on social media searches on job applicants

EU regulators want to prevent employers from screening jobseekers by looking at their social media profiles © FT montage Employers who check a job candidate’s Facebook or Twitter profile before deciding whether to hire them may be in breach of European law, top regulators have said, as the EU tightens its data protection policies. According to guidelines published by EU ... Read More »