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Man, Woman Live Stream Suicide On Social Media In Punjab: Cops

Their bodies were found in the fields, police said (Representational) SANGRUR:  A young man and a woman shot themselves dead in Punjab’s Sangrur, streaming their suicide live on social media, police said Thursday. The alleged suicide took place at Gujjran village, about four kilometres away from Dirba town of Sangrur district, on Wednesday night, the police said. Their bodies were ... Read More »

US to use fake social media to check people entering country

US Citizenship and Immigration Services officers can now create fictitious social media accounts to monitor social media information on foreigners seeking visas, green cards and citizenship. An updated Homeland Security Department review of potential privacy issues dated July 2019 that was posted online on Friday essentially reversed a prior ban on officers creating fake profiles. A USCIS statement explaining the ... Read More »

Digital ad spend in regional media set to grow to $3 billion by 2023 as internet user base swells

Fuelled by a growing base of online users, digital advertising spend in the regional media is set to grow from $300 million in 2018 to $3 billion by 2023, said a report titled ‘Vernacular is NOW, not the future’ by RedSeer Consulting. Facebook and Google currently account for 80 per cent of Indian digital advertising spend. According to the report ... Read More »

Syria says Israel attacked posts held by its military, allied militias

Illustrative: Missiles rise into the sky as Israel hits an air defense position and other military bases, in Damascus, Syria, May 10, 2018. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP) An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria’s state news agency said. Local media reported that air defenses shot down ... Read More »

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 »