Are you one of the two million people who uses emoji every hour

  Gretchen McCulloch, a Canadian linguist, making sense of  the ways we communicate online “ how internet is making us  more nuanced and inventive writers”,  in her latest book she writes “ because of internet, through a revolutionary period in linguistic history, where writing quickly, within character limits and deploying ever-changing internet slang, is enriching…

Our extreme behavior with social media

Twitter and Instagram was used to hurl racist abuse at Paul Pogba, the Manchester United midfielder. Team-mates rallied to his defence, criticised social media companies who inturn gave their usual excuses that they were monitoring the situation banning those who participated in the abuse, investing in new tools to avoid such situations. The Twittering Machine…

“Find Your Strength and Sparkle Your Way to the Top”

  Michelle, an American-Italian Diva, is not your average Diva, advices readers to “ Keep Your Shit Together”, “ Give Good Face” and “Be Thankful You’re a Misfit” Michelle Diva’s book give powerful positive and polished tips from her vogueing days in downtown Manhattan clunes in the 90s to her successful career in radio and…

Online censorship of the web

China’s Great Firewall once a glorified porn filter has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world In China you can erase and delete all your Twitter posts after publishing a data analysis of government officials, plagiarised academic work. Over the past year, Beijing’s censors have for the first time tried…

Instagram to remove self-harm images

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says he hopes new technology will help to flag all graphic images of self-harm  and will be removed from Instagram. Father of Molly Russell, 14-year-old who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had “helped kill” his daughter. Molly’s family found she had been viewing graphic images of self-harm on…

Battle of the tech titans: Apple and Facebook over data privacy

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones, which according to Apple breached its privacy policies. The “ Facebook Research” app enabled the social network to monitor a user’s web and phone activity, including how they…

There was time when you searched Google, but now Google searches you

In Zuboff ‘s view Google’s original aim of making all the world’s information accessible mutated into a ruthless domineering to make money by exploiting and modifying human behaviour, by serving up ads to users just when they are most susceptible to persuasion and generating wants they did not know they had. Google is following a…

Facebook shares tumble by 20 per cent

Facebook shares fell by more than 20 per cent on Wednesday after the social media network’s revenue and user growth fell short of investor expectations. The firm had 2.3 billion monthly active users at the end of June 2018, which was 11 per cent up from June 2017, the slowest growth in more than two…

FB 2016 memo

A Facebook memo written in 2016 by Facebook VP, Andrew Bosworth said, “Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.And still we connect people. The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so deeply that anything that allows us to connect more people more often is “de facto” good.” Facebook…