21st Century Revolutions 101

By Zara Zulfiqar

Our generation, in a matter of two to three decades has witnessed the impossible and astounding. From hand written letters, to phone calls, emails, cell phones and social networks, modes of communication have diversified, expanded and created based on our constant desire to attain more in less time. Today, the world news . . . → Read More: 21st Century Revolutions 101

Obesity on the rise

The obesity rate is 27.5 percent higher in New York City neighborhoods where the greatest proportion of people “like” television on Facebook.

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‘Liking’ a Cause makes no difference

By Faraz Hasan

The advent of social websites such as Facebook and Twitter has forever changed the way we interact with each other. Just about a decade ago, you would not have imagined that you would be able to keep in touch with all your friends from kindergarten through to graduation, your family and your workmates in . . . → Read More: ‘Liking’ a Cause makes no difference

More than a like

In the history of mankind, people have chosen various ways to express discontent against the prevailing social, political and economic regimes. Some have been covert in nature while others have been more overt like mass protests and destruction of public property. Nowadays, a new kind of activism is emerging through the internet. Many people, especially . . . → Read More: More than a like

Caught in the middle

It has been over two-and-a-half months since Youtube was banned in Pakistan over the anti-Islamic video that Google refused to take down despite repeated requests by the Pakistani authorities. In a world of increasingly free internet and easier information sharing, the question remains what degree of control are we to allow our governments and internet . . . → Read More: Caught in the middle

Adele gets hated on right after the birth of her baby

By Jane Warren

JUST hours after she gave birth to her first child on Friday night, singer Adele became the victim of a slew of spiteful and offensive messages posted by so-called “trolls” on the social networking site Twitter. The most hurtful read: “Aw Adele gave birth to a baby. Is it fat and . . . → Read More: Adele gets hated on right after the birth of her baby

Access to Youtube, Facebook blocked in Kashmir

The move to block YouTube is seen as a response to the protests against the anti-Islam video [Al Jazeera]

Local media reports that popular social media websites have been blocked throughout the restive state.

Popular websites Youtube and Facebook have been blocked in Indian-administered Kashmir, local media reported.

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Climbing up the ‘Like’ ladder

Firstly, I would like to assure my own Facebook friends that none of this intends to target an individual. And any resemblance is purely coincidental.

Secondly, this is written as a joke. The tactics mentioned might only be coming naturally to many, but even I have found a few odd and particularly effective.

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Cyber- ruption

By Arif Ansar

The media debacle that unfolded during the last couple of weeks is not unique to Pakistan; it has already rocked the West. Rupert Murdoch and his media empire are under the gun in UK for the phone hacking scandal and reporting practices. During the second Iraq war, the credibility of the . . . → Read More: Cyber- ruption

Facebook: Profit over Privacy

Facebook, the world’s biggest social-networking site, is set to raise $16bn for itself in its highly anticipated initial public offering [IPO] on Friday.

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