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Social media apps have changed the way parents, college students keep in touch

Every Sunday evening when she was in college, Vicki Ganniger took a roll of quarters to a pay phone and called home. “We called our parents once a week on Sundays,” said Ganniger, who graduated from Quincy University in Illinois 26 years ago. “That was the rule.” Now, Ganniger keeps in touch with her daughter, Katie, a freshman at Columbia ... Read More »

Yes You Can Now Actually Get a Degree in Being a ‘Social Media Influencer’

Fashion enthusiasts looking to get the perfect Instagram shot or to boost their social media followings and engagement can now get a degree in being a social media influencer from Condé Nast Italia’s “Social Academy.” According to WWD, the “certified postgraduate degree academic program” — which will be taught with support from Milan’s SDA Bocconi School of Management — is geared towards those with aspirations of becoming ... Read More »

Popular apps with social media features that you may have missed

Apps with no background in social media have started incorporating some mode of communication to keep users hooked up longer, and share more with friends. New Delhi: Most smartphone users rely on messengers WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger or social media apps such or Twitter or LinkedIn to chat, share photos, or even location with friends and family members. Interestingly, these features ... Read More »

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 »