Sunny Leone kickstarts her biopic; Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor in London: Social Media Stalkers' Guide
Sunny Leone introduces the world to the girl who will be playing her younger version in her biopic; Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor take London
After studying 126,000 “contested” stories tweeted by ~3 million people more than 4.5 million times, three scholars from the prestigious Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have placed before the world a stunning piece of research to read and learn from - recently published in Science magazine. That lies travel faster, deeper and father than the truth on Twitter is the grim conclusion the study comes to. Buried deep within the text and graphs are mirrors to society’s rough edges when online is a lived space.
The scientists calculated that the average false story takes about 10 hours to reach 1,500 Twitter users, versus about 60 hours for the truth. On average, false information reaches 35 percent more people than true news.
Reaching the community rather than simply delivering a product is fast becoming the gold standard of news marketing. Bucking the so-called trends on social media content can indeed lead to increase in reader traffic and from there onto revenue gains. A more detailed Q and A with the moderator of the The Economist FB group Democracy in America is at the end of this piece.
Headquartered in Israel, BeLive.tv was founded in 2016 and has quickly become a major hit in digital broadcasting circles. Still operating on a relatively low key format and relying on organic growth for its signature Facebook page (a community of 10,000 + now), Belive has launched the most efficient multi window video capability on Facebook, a long felt need for Facebook users on the world's largest social media platform that now boasts 2 billion users a month.
Modi’s energetic social media team has stiched together a three course offering - Modi’s radio address Mann Ki Baat will also feature this weekend so that’s Modi playing on loop in multiple formats - audio, video and text during both the morning and evening hours of Sunday IST.
When Modi and Trump meet, it will be more than a first face-to-face between leaders of the world's two largest democracies, it marks the coming together of the world’s 2 leading social media champs with a combined Twitter base of 63 million follows; two men who have smashed political campaigning (and victory) dogmas riding on the heady network effects of free media.
The Humans of Bombay Facebook page has profiled the inspiring story of Ashwini, a sex worker's daughter who ran away from an abusive environment and is now pursuing her dream of studying at NYU with the help of the NGO Kranti
Mann Ki Baat, the book, chronicles history as it is being made. It captures a man popular among Indians overseas as also India's youth and the techno-savvy. Modi's 40 million fans on Facebook (and 30 million follows on Twitter) are force multipliers to the NaMo app where Mann Ki Baat is streamed with video. A book adds to this legacy.
The world’s first ever celebrity giraffe mommy who gave birth to a calf on a live feed to an internet audience of over a million people over Easter weekend will finally get some privacy. Cameras at the Animal Adventure Park in New York state will come down between Wednesday and Friday this week after becoming the second-most-watched livecam ever in YouTube history, with more than 232 million live views.
Barely a year after Mark Zuckerberg opened up Facebook Live to the world, BeLive.tv has rolled out an easy-as-pie variant of a Facebook plug-in that lets you do the stuff you always wanted to with your livestream.
It’s been a big year for digital innovation at The Economist. Here, Nikhila Natarajan catches up with The Economist's deputy community editor Adam Smith to find out how they're working the bizarre US Elections 2016.
It's that time of the year again when monsoon activity makes life harder for a lot of people in Mumbai.
Rajdeep Sardesai has dumped Twitter after a week of high octane "abuse" by trolls. What does this mean for us? What lessons can we take back to our social media habits?
Tendering an unconditional apology to a woman customer who complained of sexual harassment at a company outlet here, Reliance Fresh dismissed two store employees, said a top company official.
As the political heat rises ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, DMK Tuesday launched a hard-hitting advertisement campaign against AIADMK in newspapers and television channels, drawing a counter-offensive from the ruling party using social media.
Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow? Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of new emotional reactions to the iconic thumbs-up icon it launched in 2009.
Monday’s edition of The New York Times has a delightful story on how Presidential candidate Donald Trump has milked Twitter to flood his opinions on more than four million followers.
After PM Modi pulled aside Mark Zuckerberg because he was blocking the camera, Twitter responded with #ModiFindsCamera.