Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/09/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 18/09/2017

​Here’s our latest weekly review of the viral news topics on social media in Sri Lank and across the world for the last week. This week our team wrote about; Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Anti-SAITM rally and bomb threats This video of vehicles that took part in the recently held anti-SAITM being checked by the STF due to orders from Minister Rajitha Senarathne who feared that they may be carrying bombs went viral on Facebook. Ranjan Ramanayake’s statement Ranjan Ramanayake’s statement about corruption, double standards when treating normal prisoners…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 28/08/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 28/08/2017

Here’s our latest update of what went viral during the last week on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs No more polythene? – with the impending polythene ban set for the 01st of September 2017 in Sri Lanka. We look at the different perspectives and stands taken by different affected parties. What​ ​Went​ ​Viral​ ​in​ ​Sri​ ​Lanka? Anura Kumara and Rajitha Senarathne’s fight in the parliament. The video of the argument that broke out between Minister Rajitha Senarathne and…

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 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…