Social media influence increasing suicides

Social media influence increasing suicides

(September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day)     A. Shekar Reddy IANS | September 10   Suicide is increasing in the younger generation due to the influence of the social media, peer pressure, alcohol and drug usage.   “Suicide” is derived from the Latin word for “self murder”. It is a final act that […]

Pakistan investigating social media users for anti-army posts – official

Pakistan investigating social media users for anti-army posts – official

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, May 22 (Reuters) – Pakistan has begun a crackdown on online criticism of its powerful military, with up to 200 social media accounts under investigation, a security official said on Monday.   The crackdown is being carried out by the civilian Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan directed […]

More time on social media may make you feel lonelier

More time on social media may make you feel lonelier

New York, March 6 (IANS) If you are feeling cut off from the rest of society, spending more time on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter may only make things worse, a new study warns.   The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, the […]

Social media won’t affect your ability to concentrate: Study

Social media won’t affect your ability to concentrate: Study

New York, October 8 (IANS) Frequent use of online social media does not lead to long-term problems with your ability to concentrate, says a new study.   These modern communication tools do not, it seems, interfere with our primal instincts, such as long-term attitudes, time appreciation, and concentration, in the way that many critics have […]

Social media brings death back into public realm

Social media brings death back into public realm

New York, August 20 (IANS) Death and mourning are no longer a private matter as social media platforms like Twitter — with its ephemeral mix of rapid-fire broadcast and personal expression — is widening the conversation around death and mourning, sociologists say.   The social media is redefining how people grieve, noted the team from […]

How social media has changed journalism forever

How social media has changed journalism forever

London, (IANS) The rise of user-generated content (UGC) – information submitted by members of the public or posted on social media – has made journalists harness a variety of new skills, thereby bringing in a sea change in the profession, a study says.   “As more news organisations move towards becoming ‘digital first’, the skills […]

Social Media: A necessary evil?

Social Media: A necessary evil?

Young Nagas dissect its possible impacts   Moa Jamir   A bubbly young girl with “eagerness to live and experience life” is trapped by dark calculated move of a dangerous sociopath who used the social media as a tool (Parry) to trap her. (Watch the video here https://youtu.be/TiCHETobino This is the gist of the winning […]

India leader in purchasing through social media: Study

India leader in purchasing through social media: Study

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian online shoppers rank on top when it comes to buying products from social media sites, according to global technology company Pitney Bowes’ second annual Global Online Shopping Study.   As many as 27 percent of the people surveyed in India said they would consider buying products on social media, […]

Social media great help during disasters

Social media great help during disasters

London, Aug 20 (IANS) Social media has great impact on emergency rescue operations as it provides opportunities to interact with people by disseminating relevant information and gathering posted information, a new study says. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Communication is one of the fundamental tools of emergency management, and it becomes crucial when there are dozens of agencies and […]

Social media posts to help improve public safety

New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Statisticians can glean insightful information from Facebook posts, tweets and other online social media communications that may help improve public safety, researchers have said. [google_ad_728_90_text] Michiko Wolcott and colleagues evaluated social media traffic posted during and the days following typhoon Haiyan striking the Philippines in November 2013 to develop a […]