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India to intensify scrutiny of citizens’ social media

NEW DELHI: India’s government is looking for a company to analyse social media posts to help boost nationalism and neutralise any “media blitzkrieg by India’s adversaries.”


UK lawmakers criticise social media over response to extremist content

LONDON: Social media were heavily criticised by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place.


Friendships cut short on social media as people get ruder-survey

LONDON: Rudeness and throwing insults are cutting online friendships short with a survey on Wednesday showing people are getting ruder on social media and two in five users have ended contact after a virtual altercation.

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Nike stumbles into social media storm after basketball star's shoe splits, shares fall

NEW YORK: A Nike Inc sneaker worn by a college basketball superstar split in half less than a minute into a highly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina, prompting an outcry on social media as the company sought to figure out what caused the malfunction.


The social media challenges

“SOCIAL media is the new loyalty club,” says Yasir Yousuff, NM Incite managing director for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa.


The game of demystifying social media

Harmandar Singh thinks marketers need to view social media as a space to gather, not as a pure-play advertising platform.


Social media make waves

FOLLOWING the results of the general election on March 8 last year, it became evident that the social media had become increasingly visible to Malaysians as news sources.


Poll: Social media costing UK companies billions

LONDON: Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests.


Airlines leverage on social media sites

PETALING JAYA: As travellers become more Internet and social media-savvy, airlines have started to leverage on social media sites for branding, promotion and marketing.


Financial advisers see social media benefits decline

REUTERS - Financial advisers in the United States are seeing fewer benefits from their use of social media, a survey by Aite Group showed on Tuesday.