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This Delhi social media startup is changing the business of emotions

In a world ruled by social media, posting a wrong status update has sometimes even turned out to be fatal. There have been reports where a post on something as simple as a relationship status change has resulted in suicide, especially among teenagers. People have also faced arrest for

White people are tired of dealing with politics on social media

We’re more than a year away from the 2020 presidential election, and some U.S. social media users already want to hit the snooze button on politics. A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that 46 percent of U.S. social media users feel “worn out” by politics on

Social Media Has Normalized The Idea Of Sharing Without Consent

Social media has ushered in a new era of accountability in which ordinary people are emboldened by smartphones and social media to document the world around them, from the events they witness to the lived experiences that define their lives. At the same time, ubiquitous cameras and the pursuit

The Destructive Power of Social Media—And How Successful Women Can Navigate The Hate

If there is a single thing the last decade has made crystal clear to the world, it’s the resounding power and influence of social media, not always for the better, and again and again, women have borne the brunt of the abuse of its worst actors. Now,

Facebook And Twitter Earnings: Social Media Takes The Stage

Earnings are in full swing this week and technology investors who hold any of the nation’s major social-media companies are likely preparing for a hectic few days. Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR), two platforms on which millions of investors and non-investors alike share their memories, gripes and

Would Fining Social Media Companies Force Them To Tackle Horrific Content?

Facebook logo. (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images) GETTY One of the greatest challenges confronting the modern Web is how to address the rise of the horrific content that is increasingly toxifying it. For their part, social media companies have largely pivoted from their public stances that once viewed free

The Social Media Filter Bubble’s Corrosive Impact On Democracy And The Press

Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have become the go-to lenses through which academics, pundits, policymakers and the press see the world. When it comes to fast-moving fields like politics, it seems Twitter has become the defacto publishing medium of the US government, with almost every


Over the years, our relationship with technology has changed greatly, particularly in the social media space. Frustrating as it is fun, it has evolved from another form of self-expression and a way to connect with others into a vital part of our everyday lives and how we

Social Media Star Slammed For ‘Endangering’ Horse For Instagram Picture

Social media has brought rise to the classic term ‘influencer’; a person with tons of followers and likes, who will take pictures of themselves or their environment (but it’s usually of themselves). This influencer culture is pushing people to up the ante in order to get a

Social Media Influencer Ray Diaz Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault

Social media star Ray Diaz is being held on $500,000 bail at a Los Angeles Police Department facility after he was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexual assault. LAPD detectives took Diaz into custody at 5 a.m. in San Diego, with assistance from San Diego police, Los Angeles police announced Friday