The New York University (NYU) has received approximately $12 million in funding to establish a new Center for Social Media and Politics, which will research topics like how social media affects political participation and the spread of disinformation.
Category: Social Media
BMD Introduces ATEM Mini for multicam live streaming
The new ATEM Mini is an affordable live production switcher specifically designed for YouTube live streaming and business presentations via Skype
Remain Campaigner, Femi Oluwole, Sued over a Tweet
Richard Tice, a co-founder of Leave.EU campaign, is threatening to sue Remain campaigner Femi Oluwole, a British-Nigerian, for defamation. He has called out Leave.EU over a tweet depicting George Soros as a shadowy puppet master, Oluwole accused Tice of founding an ‘overtly anti-Jewish organisation’. Richard Tice is also the chairman of the Brexit Party
This Ted talk will make you re-think how you see viral videos
Supasorn Suwajanakorn, a compter scientist, works on ways to reconstruct, preserve and reanimate anyone — just from their existing photos and videos.
US visa applicants to tender social media details
The United States of America has adopted a new rule that mandates nearly all applicants for the country’s visas to submit social media details.
A Twitter “Game of Thrones” fans spot coffee cup during scene and couldn’t believe it
A “Game of Thrones” fan spotted a very unlikely drinking source –– a modern coffee cup –– in Westeros during Sunday night’s broadcast. Eagle-eyed viewers on the internet poked fun at the show for its embarrassing oversight
Singer Yemi Alade Crosses 7m Mark on Instagram
Yemi Alade, the Nigerian Afro pop singer, has become the very first female to cross the seven million followers mark on Instagram
N-word on Twitter: Uber apologizes
Uber is on the verge of becoming one of the biggest initial public offerings when it debuts on Wall Street.
Sri Lanka restores Facebook and YouTube access after nine-day blackout
The Sri Lankan government has ended a blackout of social media sites that was imposed after the bombings in the country earlier this month, The New York Times reports.
Digital afterlife: The dead could overtake the living on Facebook
That morbid outcome was raised by academics at Oxford University in the U.K., and the broad implications are grave. The research suggests that Facebook members who have passed away will outnumber the living on the social networking site within 50 years.