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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 »

More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, study claims

More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017 (Photo: Getty) 6SHARES 1 Get Daily updates directly to your inbox + Subscribe More people want to quit social media than smoking in 2017, according to new research. Over 1,500 people were asked about their plans for the New Year, with one in ten planning to quit social media, ... Read More »

4 Tricks to Become a Social Media Superstar

X Officially A Record Breaking Winter In Boise LSTV SHOW CAPTION Now that Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all do pretty much the same thing, it’s time to pick a platform and grow your following. Andy Warhol predicted we all would have 15-minutes of fame, so Lindsey Granger and social media expert Lily Zimmel have a few simple tricks to get ... Read More »

The takeaway for 2016: What we do on the internet matters.

Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images What happened to the US in 2016 is historical and terrifying, and most of us were unprepared for it. This year saw the rise to power of a vocal, right-wing extremism with white supremacist and fascist leanings not considered a legitimate part of American politics in over half a century, while the ideological differences ... Read More »

Kesha Vows to Use Social Media Less & Be ‘More Present’ in 2017

Olivia Bee Kesha photographed on Nov. 21, 2016 at Harvard House Motel in Los Angeles. If you noticed that Kesha is no longer following you on social media, don’t take it personally. The “Tik Tok” singer announced Tuesday that the new year will be focused more on her mental health and “spiritual self,” which means taking a step back from her social ... Read More »