Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 24/04/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 24/04/2017

Read our latest weekly update of what’s trending on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs   Basic Internet Security :  A look at how you can keep online information safe and avoid the radar of hackers and various other entities that might be mining it.   What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? The Meethotamulla waste dump disaster The Meethotamulla waste dump collapsed recently destroying the lives of 246 families approximately who were unfortunate enough to live near enough. Among…

Facebook: The Dilemma of a Video Metric

Facebook: The Dilemma of a Video Metric

A recent article published by The Wall Street Journal found that Facebook had “vastly” inflated its key performance metric relating to video ads for two years. A miscalculation A post in the “Advertiser Help Center” a month ago announced regarding a ‘discrepancy’ “between the definition of Average Duration of Video Viewed and its calculation”. It further stated that the platform had artificially inflated the average time users spent watching videos by only considering video views of more than 03 seconds. At a glance it may appear to be a minor…

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…