Archive for News

  • 25th October 2016

    Researchers Study the Influence of Social Media on Memory

    You probably remember that embarrassing photo you posted on Facebook last summer or the one in your family photo album with your two front teeth missing. Ever wonder why?It might have something to do with the way these memories were shared. A recent study by Prof. Qi Wang, human development,...

  • 20th October 2016

    There’s now a ‘Rich Kids’ social media app and it costs $1,000 a month

    There’s finally a place where you can post your photos of private jets, supercars and wads of cash. It’s a new social network called Rich Kids, and it gives wealthy youngsters a chance to brag about their fortune. Rich Kids’ website describes the app as ‘the world’s most exclusive social...

  • 20th October 2016

    Blue-eyed tea-seller becomes social media sensation in India and Pakistan

    Arshad Khan, 18, a chai-wallah from Islamabad, gets modelling contract after Instagram image goes viral across subcontinent A blue-eyed tea-seller from Islamabad has scored a modelling contract after featuring in an Instagram post that went viral. Even more unlikely, the 18-year-old’s picture topped trending lists across Indian social media, warming...

  • 19th October 2016

    Is social media messing with children’s morals?

    We have all heard complaints that young people are spending too much time online and not enough time in the “real world” – with studies showing that nearly three quarters of 12 to 15-year-olds in the UK have a social media profile and spend an average of 19 hours a week...

  • 19th October 2016

    Social media is changing our digital news habits – but to varying degrees in US and UK

    Digital technology has dramatically reshaped the news and media industries in the past decade. We’ve left behind a world where established news brands could rely on reaching large audiences and hence secure advertising revenues. Now there is huge uncertainty about business models, even as digital gives consumers more convenient access...

  • 19th October 2016

    Is social media turning people into narcissists?

    There has been a massive increase in the use of social media – from being almost non-existent 15 years ago, it now takes up a major part of our lives and our children’s lives. Facebook, for example, boasts over one billion users per day. This explosion of social media has...

  • 17th October 2016

    WhatsApp makes big change to messaging – and people are furious

    Last month, the world kicked off about the fact that WhatsApp announced its intentions to share your data with Facebook. And now people are furious again, this time about emojis. A new update on the messaging app has seen emojis balloon in size. They’re far less subtle. It’s like they’ve been...

  • 17th October 2016

    Government ‘hammered’ over use of WhatsApp amid security fears

    THE inner circle of Malcolm Turnbull’s government has been grilled on its use of messaging service WhatsApp to communicate and share potentially sensitive information. Despite the intense scrutiny of the practice during a Senate estimates hearing Monday the prime minister’s department has not taken any action over reports Malcolm Turnbull...

  • 17th October 2016

    Why Twitter could become the BlackBerry of social media

    Just a few short years ago, Twitter was the undisputed runner-up to Facebook in the social media world. More recently, however, a new host of hotter social apps has taken the spotlight. Instagram, Snapchat, Dubsmash, WhatsApp and Pinterest all rank ahead of Twitter in download rankings. Instagram’s monthly active user...

  • 17th October 2016

    Hootsuite’s CEO on What He Learned from Getting Hacked on Social Media

    “Hey, it’s OurMine Team, we are just testing your security, please send us a message.” Earlier this summer, that message was blasted out to my followers on Twitter… only I didn’t send it. I had been hacked. It was embarrassing. I run Hootsuite, a social media management company that prides...

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