Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 21/08/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 21/08/2017

Here’s our latest update on what went viral during the last week on social media is Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: What​ ​Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Shiranthi and Rohitha Rajapaksa interrogated The interrogation of Shirantha Rajapaksa with regards to the Thajudeen murder and Rohitha Rajapaksa with regards to a satellite that was deployed during the time of the Rajapaksa government was trending on social media in Sri Lanka this part week. The issue was made into puns and memes and the post…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update14/08/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update14/08/2017

Here’s our analytical overview of what went viral on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Ravi Karunanayake’s Daughter Onella speaks about treasury bond Onella Karunanayake, recently resigned Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter posted a letter on her Facebook account requesting the public to think before sharing negative posts, memes or comments regarding her father and family. She went to express that there are paid parties who are destroying her father’s image and to think if all of…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 08/08/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 08/08/2017

Here’s our latest review on social media’s hottest topics during the last week in Sri Lanka and across the world. This week our team wrote about; What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Anti SAITM rally from Kandy to Colombo. The SAITM protests are still continuing all across the country and as part of the latest protests, a rally was held from Kandy to Colombo. According to reports the protests were carried out successfully. The post went viral on Facebook last week with over 8.6k views. “I don’t know, I can’t…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 31/07/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 31/07/2017

Here’s our latest update on the viral trends in social media in Sri Lanka and across the world last week. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs Fighting Depression Online; is sharing a message with an invitation to talk enough to combat depression? Does social media fuel depression and if so, what are we doing wrong? What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Oil strike escalates to physical assault The Petroleum Corporation worker’s strike in a movement against the Sri Lankan government signing  a lease with the China Merchant Corporation…

Fighting Depression Online

Fighting Depression Online

I’ve written about cyber-bullying before and about how Social Media can play a role in both the negative aspect of mental health and the positive as well. Recent events, such as various suicides that went viral on social media compelled me to write a bit more on the cause. So, what is depression? The only thing that everybody needs to know and understand is that depression is very real just like cancer or heart disease, and that it can kill if left unattended to. What are we doing wrong? We…