Tag: social media


Germany Calls For Legislation On Mandatory Labelling Of Images And Videos With Beauty Filters

German state officials on Friday said they want advertisers and social media influencers to label any photos that have used so-called beauty filters. Critics argue that the filters, which offer easy ways to touch up images and remove supposed blemishes, promote unrealistic standards of beauty, particularly among women and girls. A German state minister said digital tools should not determine […]


Social Media Lit Up After Louisiana Cemetery Denies A Black Man Burial

A Louisiana cemetery has apologized after denying burial to a local black police officer because of a decades-old “white only” policy. Darrell Semien, an Allen Parish sheriff’s office deputy, died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 55. But when his widow Karla Semien asked about his burial at the local Oaklin Springs cemetery, Semien said, she was told […]


October 13 — No Bra Day

The month of October is marked as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). It covers an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast […]


Fox News Tucker Carlson Under Fire!

Popular Fox News conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson is in a spot of bother as thousands of Americans have turned to social media calling for his dismissal. The call comes against Tucker’s utterances, following the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Carlson called Americans’ growing concerns about the rise of white supremacy and white nationalism […]


Facebook — “We’ve Fundamentally Altered Our DNA”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced severe criticisms and come under considerable scrutiny during 2018 by lawmakers, privacy advocates, and some investors. Charges of failure to protect users’ privacy, enabling the spread of hate speech, fake news, among others have been leveled at Facebook, America’s online social media and social networking service giant. However, in an end of year post […]

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CWI Needs Social Media Pep In Its Step

Cricket West Indies (CWI) has over the years been sharply criticized by players and fans alike for its management of West Indies cricket. The current board, under the leadership of Dave Cameron, has probably received the most scathing criticism in the history of West Indies cricket and the main reason for this is the rise of social media as a […]


Facebook Set To Go Back To Its Roots

Facebook, the American online social media and social networking service which was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes is seeking to return to its roots — that of a social community-oriented enterprise rather than a huge commercial entity. Facebook, over the […]


7 Tips for Posting on Social Media

Social media is becoming more and more important in the public sphere as many people are turning to this outlet for social interaction and engagement of all sorts. Consequently, advertisers, bloggers as well as other entrepreneurs are looking at various means of gaining and capturing attention of these netizens. Here, addthis.com has listed 7 tips that will help one to […]


Is Facebook Video A Threat To YouTube?

The casual observer who frequents the social network Facebook would have noticed the uptick in the number of videos on their news feed. This is promoting a lot of chatter in social media and a number of people have been asking whether this recent development could represent a threat to YouTube. The fact is Facebook now boasts a worldwide reach […]