Psychometric warfare in Sri Lanka?

Psychometric warfare in Sri Lanka?

What is psychometric warfare and how destructive it can be to countries like Sri Lanka? With Cambridge analytica scandal: one of the biggest data breach in the modern world, the world had a glimpse at the hard time about to come with digital media. If the power of data is misused like that the future would not be bright as we expect. In brief, what Cambridge Analytica did was getting personal data of around 50 million users through social media and use those data to micro-target users to support political…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 21/11/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 21/11/2017

Here’ our latest review of what went viral on social media last week in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about; Our Blogs Wilpattu and Social Media; how are the campaigns working towards saving Wilpattu faring so far? What went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Violence in Ginthota The fights that occurred between Sinhalese and Muslim communities in the Ginthota area caused many injuries and the destruction of public property. The law had to intervene, imposing curfew in the areas affected so as to calm down…

Domestic Violence and Social Media

Domestic Violence and Social Media

Social media has penetrated many levels of society and undoubtedly plays a pivotal role in influencing minds for both the positive and the negative. One sensitive area of social media and the impact of its role is domestic violence. Domestic violence can be either physical, verbal or emotional. We hear and see, almost every other day stories of victim abuse being recorded on Facebook Live and images on Snapchat that lead law enforcement to the perpetrators. Seeing as how social media acts as a bit of a double edged sword,…

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…