Dimapur police cautions against ‘false or fabricated posts’

Dimapur police cautions against ‘false or fabricated posts’

Representative image. (Photo Courtesy: pixabay.com) Dimapur, April 17 (MExN): The Dimapur Police today cautions ‘post master’ and administrators in various social media sites against posting false or fabricated posts which it said have “very damaging repercussions for any individual/organisation.” “Anyone circulating such content are liable to be prosecuted under IPC/IT Act” (sic), the Dimapur Police […]

Impact of social media on academic performance of students in Nagaland

Impact of social media on academic performance of students in Nagaland

Social network in Nagaland. (Image Photo for representational purposes only)   Majority of students from Kohima feel social media has negative effect on academic performances Our Correspondent Kohima | July 7 A research study on “Impact of social media on the academic performance of Class X students of Kohima, Mokokchung and Dimapur Districts” conducted by […]

‘Horrified’ at lynchings, will sanitise our platform: WhatsApp responds to Centre

‘Horrified’ at lynchings, will sanitise our platform: WhatsApp responds to Centre

A man poses with a smartphone in front of displayed Whatsapp logo in this illustration September 14, 2017. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo) Seeks help from Indian experts to fight misinformation    New Delhi, July 4 (IANS): Taking cognisance of the Indian government’s concerns over the misuse of its platform for repeated circulation of provocative content, Facebook-owned […]

Social media most effective in helping scientists get higher citations

Social media most effective in helping scientists get higher citations

Toronto, April 15 (IANS) A good research pushed through social media — primarily Twitter — gets more citations, a team of researchers has found.   Analysing the famous academic aphorism “publish or perish” through a modern digital lens, a group of emerging ecologists and conservation scientists from the University of Alberta found good papers that […]

Home Commissioner warns against spreading rumours through social media

Home Commissioner warns against  spreading rumours through social media

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 24 (MExN): The Nagaland Home Commissioner has expressed concern that certain vested interest and anti social elements are indulging in spreading rumours that can result in causing unrest and tension amongst various communities.   In this connection, a notification from Home Commissioner, Abhishek Singh warned that anyone indulging in spreading of rumours through […]

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 […]