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 19/06/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 19/06/2017

Here’s our latest social media update on what went viral the last week in Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs   The Dengue Epidemic : what Sri Lanka is doing wrong   What Went Viral in Sri Lanka?   Dengue reaches epidemic levels in Sri Lanka   With the onset of the seasonal monsoons, the dengue fever virus has come back again, this time with renewed force. Many of the hospitals around the country have had to stop taking in patients, as…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 29/05/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 29/05/2017

Read our latest review of what went viral in Sri Lanka and across the world last week. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs   Express with Care: A look at how the online expressions of Chitral Somapala, as a mature brand, backfired on social media.   What Went Viral in Sri Lanka?   Flooding in Sri Lanka brings out unlikely heroes   The severe flooding in Sri Lanka owing to the storm now passing close to the island, hundreds and thousands have been killed, deemed missing while entire…

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…