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Sri Lanka blocks Facebook, social media, amid riots

Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Mar 7) blocked access to Facebook and suspended internet services in a troubled central district after police warned that rioters were using social media to spread anti-Muslim sentiment. The government declared an island-wide state of emergency on Tuesday and imposed curfews across Kandy

Four Ways To Use Social Media To Your SEO Advantage

Think SEO and social aren’t related? Think again. Good social media marketing leads consumers to a website; good SEO practices help consumers to find that website and to stay engaged with it. Want your own results? Here are four ways to leverage social media for SEO: 1.

Secret Teacher: social media makes it impossible to switch off from work

It’s silly o’clock on a Sunday morning and I’m still in bed when I hear my phone ping with a WhatsApp notification. I take a look and groan. A colleague is asking if I know how we teach subtraction according to our mental calculations policy. This is

How social media impacts athletes at the Olympics

Nicole W. Forrester, Assistant Professor, School of Media, Ryerson University There has always been a symbiotic relationship between media, sports and athletes. Sports provides content for media, which in turn promotes the performances of athletes. But the advent of social media has disrupted this traditional connection. Rather than

Is social media ruining your social life?

In fact, there are two new studies — which were both led by Jeffrey Hall, an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence — that dispel “social displacement theory.” Social displacement theory basically states that the more time you spend in the world of

Social Media Is Corrupting the Youth Slightly Less Than We Feared

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram might not be destroying the minds of The Youth™ as much as we thought, according to a recent review published in Educational Psychology. In some cases, social media could even be helping them do better at school. German researchers analyzed 59 published and unpublished studies that

Lindsey Vonn responds to social media attacks: “I haven’t changed my mind”

The social media onslaught against Lindsey Vonn doesn’t seem to be bothering the U.S. Alpine skiing star. After Vonn failed to medal in the super-G last week, a slew of posts by supporters of President Trump, often using profane or threatening language, celebrated the result. “I always

Social media challenge puts four German men in hospital

Four middle-aged men from southeastern Germany were rushed to the hospital on Sunday after a social media stunt had gone awry. The men, all aged between 31 and 67, are coworkers at a small company in Tannheim, in Germany’s Black Forest region. They were participating in an

Condé Nast Italia Unveils First Social Media Editorial Project

MILAN — Condé Nast Italia is launching a new editorial project — and it’s entirely social and platform-free. Called LISA — an acronym for love, inspire, share and advise — it will be unveiled this evening in Milan with a special event at the Piccolo Teatro Strehler. “It’s

Advertisers warn social media to step up, or they’re out

Trust in what we read online is eroding quickly, and social media and “Big Tech” are facing blame. It’s even reaching a tipping point for advertisers, who are threatening to pull their ad dollars from the digital domain unless things change — fast. “Consumers don’t trust what they see online.” That was a central