(By Caitlin Dewey) Facebook’s explosive study on user feelings and the newsfeed reads like something straight out of a bad sci-fi movie. There’s “emotional contagion.” Dire ethical qualms. The cold, thoughtless manipulation of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable humans by the oppressive Facebook machine.
It’s terrifying, right? Overwhelming? Confusing, even? But fortunately, rather than let . . . → Read More: The creepy Facebook experiment
New details have emerged in the case of the Pune Muslim techie who was killed by a right-wing Hindu mob. An SMS exchanged by the killers has confirmed that Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh was targetted for being a Muslim. According to a report on Hindustan Times, the killers exchanged the following message after killing Shaikh which . . . → Read More: Modi’s new India hell for minorities
In case you missed it, Twitter (TWTR) is having big problems as a public company.
They don’t have a problem with their core product. Its users seem to adore it. And it’s not a problem with making ad money from it. All indications are that that’s going swimmingly.
. . . → Read More: Will Facebook owned Instagram surpass Twitter?
“A tech giant rises – another falls,” said the front-page headline on the Financial Times. It juxtaposed Twitter’s initial public offering (IPO), which is set to raise more from the market than Google did in 2004, with the chaotic events at BlackBerry, which dropped a plan to sell itself for $4.7bn, jettisoned its chief executive . . . → Read More: Why BlackBerry is history
Facebook users can no longer hide their profiles from others who search their names on the social media network.
In a note issued Thursday, the company’s chief privacy officer Michael Richter said a privacy setting that controlled “Who can look up your Timeline by name” had been removed. This effectively meant the profile of anyone . . . → Read More: Facebook users can no longer hide their profiles
What if I tell you that your mobile SIM can be duplicated and used by another person for different motives, without you getting to know about it, let alone your approval?
. . . → Read More: Cyber crimes and the monetary losses inflicted
The mobile and tablet revolution is upon us, faster than we in the media industry can respond. News is becoming more social and more real-time. The future of news is conclusively digital and multiplatform. These are just a few of the key findings of the newly released Digital NewsReport 2013 by Reuters Institute.
Is Pakistan’s . . . → Read More: Welcome to the digital era