Tag Archives: Social

Social media is both vital and risky for our children. Here’s how we can keep them safe

Kids can make great use of the internet, but it isn’t risk free (Stock Image) CREDIT: PETER BYRNE/PA WIRE How can you teach your children to use the internet safely? It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot, as the father of five and seven year-old sons who are already adept with parental tablets and laptops alike. They know the internet ... Read More »

Raising A Vegan Family: Solutions to common vegan parenting social challenges

Raising a family comes with great joys and great challenges, and doing things differently from the majority can both add to these joys and challenges. Vegan parenting is rewarding on so many levels, but it can also bring about social challenges that non-vegan families do not have to face or consider on a regular basis. Also, it brings about certain ... Read More »

Pakistan Sentences Man To Death For ‘Blasphemy’ On Social Media

Pakistani religious students and activists gathered for a protest in Islamabad in March, as they demanded the removal of all blasphemous content from social media sites in the country. Aamir Qureshi /AFP/Getty Images In Pakistan, a court in Punjab province has sentenced a 30-year-old man to death over posting allegedly blasphemous content on social media. Prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi confirmed the ... Read More »

Violence not something that social media can easily tame

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company’s annual F8 developer conference, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. It’s been a bad week for Facebook. First, a Cleveland killer livestreamed the act of murder through the app’s Live feature. Then, days later, a shooter in Fresno left behind a Facebook page littered with threats against the president and ... Read More »

United and Pepsi Affairs Force Brands to Respect Social Media

When Jason Marker, the new chief executive of the company that owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, met with several of his marketing executives this week, one of his first requests was for screens to be installed in the company’s headquarters to display real-time social media conversations about its brands. It is the sort of setup that already exists at the ... Read More »

Bengaluru young adults develop vPledge App for Social causes

generation education startup AcadGild on Saturday released social app vPledge advanced with the aid of its teenage students, 12-yr-antique Prateek Mahesh and 13-12 months-old Priyal Jain. vPledge stimulates most people to choose up and fulfil social reasons like plant 10 bushes, donate food to ten people, the usage of public transport best and others. “I wanted to develop an app, ... Read More »

Docoss X1 ‘real pix’ and arms-On Video Shared on Social Media

Docoss, little-known manufacturer of the Docoss X1 telephone that seems to have stuck attention of consumers in India this week, has published photos and a hands-on video of its Rs. 888 cellphone in a bid to assure potential customers the cellphone is ‘actual’. After Ringing Bells and mPhone, the scepticism around phone that sounds too correct to be real is ... Read More »

Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts that leveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a new video social network. To recall, Meerkat actually beat Twitter ... Read More »

India Funding Roundup: A Social Networking Startup, Loans Marketplace, and More

Our latest funding roundup compiles seed investments in Indian startups engaged in healthcare, retail, social networking, budget salon aggregators, and loan marketplaces. Affimity Bengaluru-based social networking startup Affimity announced Wednesday that it has secured $1.2 million (roughly Rs. 8.1 crores) in angel funding from Silicon Valley angel investors and founders. Founded in 2014 by Venkata Ramana, Amar Singh, and Parveen ... Read More »