Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 22/05/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 22/05/2017

Here’s our latest update on last week’s social media trends in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs   YouTube: an overlooked PR goldmine in Sri Lanka – Why do Sri Lankan brands not use YouTube to promote themselves and why YouTube is actually a cost-effective and interactive form of PR. What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? SAITM protest Anti-SAITM protests have been all the talk for the past several months and it still does not seem to show signs of dissipating. The…

YouTube: an overlooked PR goldmine in Sri Lanka

YouTube: an overlooked PR goldmine in Sri Lanka

YouTube is largely overlooked as a marketing tool in Sri Lanka. While working on our research we noted that even though other social media platforms, especially Facebook were being used quite aptly by many of the brands here. However, even the leading brands did not utilize YouTube in its full potential. Perhaps, it’s because it feels different to Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. It is looked upon more as a sort of entertainment hub where you watch videos as opposed to understanding that the videos are the marketing material for…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 15/05/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 15/05/2017

Here’s our latest update of what went viral on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world last week What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Breakdown of Modi’s helicopters blown out of proportion? It appears that a helicopter belonging to the Modi entourage was unable to take off due to technical difficulties and had to remain grounded at Asgiriya. The news went viral on social media with many people stating that the reason for the breakdown is the fact that it flew above the Temple of the Tooth in…

Basic Internet Security

Basic Internet Security

The data that we choose to publish publicly on a daily basis online without a second thought, are things that we would not divulge so readily outside of the internet. Why is this? Is it simply not being responsible or is it because the majority of users do not know how to protect their information from getting mined. Recent research done by Mozilla spoke to over 30,000 internet users about their online protection and privacy. The results are surprising. Simple steps for basic internet security A vast majority of the…

Stalkscan

Stalkscan

Know what information of yours is out there It’s no secret that the privacy tools of Facebook are complicated and subject to continuous change. Stalkscan is a third party tool that can identify and highlight any of your information that is visible to the public, or even visible to you for a particular profile. What is Stalkscan? Stalkscan uses the Facebook’s inbuilt search, meaning that you would have access to any of the information available to your profile, even if that information has not been made public. This makes it…