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…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 26/06/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 26/06/2017

Read our latest update on the viral trends on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world last week. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs Why some campaigns go viral: an insight into the factors behind why some campaigns go viral while others don’t and some good examples to learn. What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? SAITM protest ends in chaos with doctors on strike The issue with SAITM protests is still continuing strongly in Sri Lanka. In one such latest protest, that went viral on social…