Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 08/05/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 08/05/2017

Read our latest analytical review on the hot social media buzz last week in Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs: The Killer “Blue Whale”: An analysis of the trending #BlueWhale online game that has claimed, supposedly, the lives of many vulnerable teenagers across the world Twitter Drama: Are comments on social media taken too seriously or personally? Here’s why. What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Common opposition leads the biggest May Day rally in Sri Lanka The May Day saw many political…

Twitter Drama

Twitter Drama

Sri Lankan social media is no newcomer to drama. This latest popped up when @90skiddo tweeted: Why is that the same set of people represent all the events on behalf of the so called #SLTweeps ? — Darth Shen (@a90skiddo) May 6, 2017 There was immediately a flurry of comments that were clearly divided between two “camps”. The ones that agreed and the ones that disagreed. The majority of replies to the tweet seemed to assume that this was in regards to the Jetwing Lake opening that was trending under…

The Killer “Blue Whale”

The Killer “Blue Whale”

An online game that has been trending as #BlueWhale has widely spread panic and fear among parents and teachers alike. The game that is said to have claimed the lives of many vulnerable teenagers across the world, is a rather disturbing setup. What is the #BlueWhaleGame? Originating in Russia, where so far, it is claimed to have caused the deaths of many teenagers, the Blue Whale Game comprises of a selection of dark and deeply disturbing tasks. The concept behind the name of the game is the fact that Blue…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 02/05/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 02/05/2017

Here’s what happened across the week on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Sarath Fonseka invited to accept new position to implement discipline in the country. This video of Minister Rajitha Senarathne stating that the President had requested Sarath Fonseka to step down from his position as minister and accept the position of Army Chief or Overall Commander in order to bring some discipline into the country, especially when it comes to issues like protests went viral. With over 10k views,…