Media

With Social Media, Everyone’s A Celebrity

On Facebook and elsewhere, we design self-flattering profiles, post status updates, upload photos of ourselves and get tagged in others’ uploads, labor to choose the right “25 random things about me,” which are, of course, not random at all. Video cameras are marketed with a one-touch-upload-to-YouTube function. It is not so much that everyone gets fifteen minutes of fame or ... Read More »

Twitter goes down during White House social media summit

Twitter appeared to be down for a large number of users across the United States on Thursday. The company confirmed the issue to The Verge, saying, “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter. We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening here.” The outage, which began around 2:40PM ET, took place as conservative activists gathered at the White House to complain about ... Read More »

Nigel Farage earns at least €30,000 a month from media company

 Nigel Farage in the European parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. He is among the parliament’s highest earners. Photograph: Roberto Monaldo Lapress/LaPresse via ZUMA Press/REX/Shutterstock Nigel Farage is earning at least €30,000 (£26,900) a month from his media company Thorn in the Side, his latest earnings declaration reveals. Members of the European parliament are required to declare all income earned on top ... Read More »

How Entrepreneurs Can Start Benefiting From Social Media Batching

Social media, no matter how you feel about it, has become embedded in our daily lives. That’s not always a bad thing. After all, having a presence on social media does have numerous benefits for entrepreneurs. Social media gets the word out about you and your business and helps establish you as a thought leader. It gives you a chance ... Read More »

Trinamul’s Mahua Moitra calls for media house-wise government ad break-up

Trinamul Congress MP Mahua Moitra in Parliament on June 26, 2019. “We want to know what is the break-up of the ad spend via media houses and if certain print media (organisations) are being excluded. This is very important,” Mahua said.(PTI) AddThis Sharing Buttons 198 Trinamul Congress MP Mahua Moitra asked the government in the Lok Sabha on Thursday to ... Read More »

The week in social media| Chatter

hame The first day of the first session of Parliament saw the swearing-in of MPs, but Rahul Gandhi only showed up at four in the afternoon. Perhaps he wanted to avoid the love-in for the prime minister, the chants of Modi, Modi’ resounding through the hall. Predictably, Pragya Thakur’s induction met with protests. She took her oath in Sanskrit and ... Read More »

Channelising social chatter: What is the potential of social media listening and analytics?

Social media listening is beyond customer service; it is direct feedback on the brand, product and customer satisfaction. By Raman Mittal Every brand has a customer base on social media, which means there will always be conversations around the brand. And if brands don’t measure these conversations, they are missing out on a big chunk of insights that could be ... Read More »

Widespread concern after Australian police media raids

Melbourne, Australia – High-profile raids against two separate media outlets by Australian police have been widely condemned by news organisations and rights groups, renewing calls for greater protection of whistle-blowers and journalists in the country. The Australian Federal Police on Wednesday raidedthe Sydney offices of the national broadcaster ABC over stories it ran in 2017 exposing alleged war crimes by Australian special ... Read More »

US demands social media details, email addresses for 5 yrs from visa applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually. Certain diplomatic ... Read More »

‘Fear and paranoia’: How Vietnam controls its media

Nguyen Hang* remembers her first day as a “news assistant” in 2008 for an international publication in Vietnam. She was asked to attend a meeting with the police who asked her to sign on a paper affirming that her new job was to protect the country. “I never thought that piece of paper would follow me around,” Hang told Al Jazeera. ... Read More »