Technology Addiction: A Psychological Disorder in the making?

Technology Addiction: A Psychological Disorder in the making?

A recent article published on Daily Mirror spoke about the need for the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) (V) to categorize Technology Addiction as a psychological disorder. It provided opinions of a lecturer, a licensed psychologist and readers, where they voiced their view on why they believe it is important for the DSM-V to recognize Technology Addiction. Over the years, technology has become a crucial part in the day-to-day activities of the modern human. Some attribute network effect (i.e. subsequent increase in the value of a good or…

Loco over Enrique?

Loco over Enrique?

It wasn’t long ago when people were chiming with excitement about the concert of the world-headlining artist Enrique which had been scheduled as part of his ‘Sex and Love’ Tour. However, this excitement went through a rollercoaster of emotions on the day of the event. From excitement to frustration to rage, what led to the concertgoers’ shift in moods? How did social media fuel this fire? What went wrong? People were lined up on the street and with no proper measure to control the queues those who came late were…

Is Modern News Journalism in Sri Lanka clouded by Sharebait Posts?

Is Modern News Journalism in Sri Lanka clouded by Sharebait Posts?

When you hear the word “NEWS” what do you instantaneously associate it with? Perhaps you would think of a popular TV news programme, or a newspaper’s online portal, or even your favourite Social Media outlet, and if you like to keep it traditional, a newspaper. You may have not paid a lot of attention to the sources you mentioned, but two of those sources are deeply rooted in the internet. Moreover social media has been able to establish itself as a news source in the recent past, as it has…

Social Media Analysis of Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel

Social Media Analysis of Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel

Cinnamon Lakeside is ranked as the best 5 star hotel by the Sri Lanka tourist board. According to its website, the hotel offers an inimitable blend of luxury, personal attention, sincerity and warmth. In the social media sphere, Cinnamon Lakeside has a  Facebook account, a Twitter feed, a linkedIn page, a Google+ account and Foursquare. This social media analysis takes a closer look at the Facebook and Twitter pages of Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel. Similar to Cinnamon Grand, its sister hotel, Cinnamon Lakeside’s Facebook page is full of pictures of delicious food, new…

Social Media Presence of Hilton Hotel Colombo

Social Media Presence of Hilton Hotel Colombo

The Hilton Colombo is a multi-story resort located in the center of Colombo’s business district. The hotel is known for its excellent business amenities and spacious meeting venues. The Hilton Colombo was named the leading Sri Lankan hotel at the 2012 world travel awards. Nevertheless, it has a very low social media presence. The social media presence of Hilton Hotel Colombo is low compared to its competitors. The hotel is only active on Facebook and is yet to venture into the social media spheres of Twitter, blogging, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn…