Can We Meet up?

Can We Meet up?

–  Social Media Grooming, Rape and Murder – As part of our ongoing analytical endeavour to unmask as many pitfalls of cyber bullying and social media grooming possibilities that seem to be on the surge recently, we decided to speak about several instances of online grooming and how we can analyse situations carefully to avoid grave outcomes. You can read more on http://socialmedia.lk/category/cyber-bullying/ about what we have to say on the misuse of social media. When Kayleigh Haywood (15 years) accepted the friend request by Luke Harlow (28 years), little…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/02/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 27/02/2017

Find out the latest on what’s hot and happening on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs: Can We Meet up?: Social Media Grooming, Rape and Murder What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka takes the series 2-1 Perhaps the most discussed topic this past week was the T20 that was played out between Sri Lanka and Australia. The team performed well in the first two matches, Asela Gunarathne shining in his winning innings in the latter. The final…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media Update 20/02/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media Update 20/02/2017

Here’s our latest recap of what’s hot and happening in the social media scene of Sri Lanka and worldwide This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs FT.LK Media Ethics and Advertorials Facebook Vs. Youtube: Battling Over Music What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? YAMU TV’s latest video: overconfidence or poor execution? YAMU has always taken a rather brave approach towards discussing controversial topics. This year to mark the Valentines Day they decided to go on a rather blunt discussion about topics such as safe sexual relations, contraception and more….

FT.LK: Media ethics & advertorials

FT.LK: Media ethics & advertorials

This article on the ft.lk is an example of dubious media ethics in Sri Lanka. I point it out not to nitpick, but because it is indicative of an industry that is crucial to the health of a nation. A robust and trustworthy news industry is a vital component of a healthy society. The ft.lk newspaper seems to be using technology provided by a company called Emojet to run a poll online. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this, it is disturbing to see what seems to be an advertorial masquerading as…

Facebook vs. YouTube: battling over music

Facebook vs. YouTube:  battling over music

Two recent analyses highlighted an increasingly heated battle over the dominant player in music video streaming. Music video is streaming music’s killer app. According to MIDiA’s latest consumer survey, 45% of consumers watch music videos on YouTube or Vevo every month, while 25% of consumers use YouTube for music every week (more than any of the streaming audio services). So what YouTube and Vevo do has real impact. – Source The world’s largest social network has redoubled its efforts to reach a broad accord with the industry, according to interviews with negotiators at…