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Social media not enough, reach out to people directly: Sonia Gandhi to Congress workers

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday told party workers at a meeting of senior party leaders that they have to interact with people and issues from the ground and not just social media. “We must have a concrete agitational agenda on issues of pressing concern to

NY Times Tightens Up on Social Media After Scandals: ‘People Are Locking Down Their Accounts’

Under increased pressure from outside critics and hostile adversaries, The New York Times is getting more serious about the damage social media can have on the paper. In an internal email to staff this week, reviewed by The Daily Beast, Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger said that the paper would not be

The Founder of Social Media Week Breaks Down the Keys to a Great Conference

Toby Daniels is the founder of Social Media Week, one of the world’s premier conferences and industry news platforms for professionals in media, marketing and technology. I first met him when I spoke at Social Media Week (SMW) in New York at NASDAQ. Although I actively avoid Times Square with a

Coming Out About Mental Health On Social Media

Susanna Harris was sitting in her lab class for her graduate program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she received an email that told her she had failed what she describes as “the most important exam in grad school,” the doctoral qualifying exam.

Why Doesn’t Social Media Reward Reading Rather Than Merely Speaking?

Perhaps the most defining characteristic of social media is that it only rewards speaking, not reading. Every metric, from “likes” to “followers” are prefaced upon the primacy of publication. Even influencers are defined as those whose posts are the most read, rather than those who read the

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