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Social media manager: what it means?

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Social media managers are a new breed of professionals who, in short, take care of a brand or a company’s presence on various social media platforms. While it might sound like an easy job, it is far from it. Social media is often seen as a place where people try …

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How to deal with rumours, fake news on WhatsApp

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We receive plenty of ‘forward’ messages and ‘did-you-kn0w?’ information on WhatsApp or other messaging apps on a daily basis. Most of them end up being forwarded without being checked for any credibility. And, the worst part is most of them are often rumours. Rumours, by definition, are bits of information …

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Study sheds light on how fake news affects us

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Fake news is a problem. Fake facts are even a bigger problem. A study by Jumpshot found that Facebook referrals accounted for 50% of total traffic to fake news sites and 20% of total traffic to credible news sites. So, what can fake news and facts do to us? The …

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An application to identify violent groups on Twitter

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Twitter is filled with hatred and offensive posts. There’s no no doubt about it. The medium serves as an echo chamber — one that provides instant feedback — to those who want to outrage and vent their anger. It also breeds other undesirable phenomenona, such as bullying and racism. How does …

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How social media can help disaster communication

Cyclone Catarina, viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004.

Hurricane Matthew may be one of the most powerful storms to threaten the U.S. Atlantic coast in more than a decade. It has already left more than 280 dead in its wake across the Caribbean. In this day and age, how can we limit the damage caused by such natural disasters? How …

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Emerging technologies, instant gratification and ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We’ve heard it about it a million times. With the advent of the Internet, and particularly, social media, are we hearing more of it? Before we get into how Internet is exacerbating the problem, let’s define a few terms. What is ADHD? Here’s how the Diagnostic and Statistical …

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