Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 05/06/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 05/06/2017

Here’s our latest social media update on the trending new last week in Sri Lanka and around the world. This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs Flood Relief Sri Lanka 2017 – An in-depth look at the flood relief system in Sri Lanka and the role of social media in it. Did the authorities get it right? Did help reach the affected quickly and correctly? What could we have done better? What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Flooding in Sri Lanka Heavy rains and winds caused flooding in almost…

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…

Express With Care

Express With Care

The term “freedom of expression” has never had more importance and has never been more misused, or rather ill-used. With almost the entire world on social media 24/7, the Internet has become a global connector. Social media is perhaps now the most powerful weapon. Word it right and you might have created a movement for a worthy cause. Use it wrong and you will have a movement created against you. So what happens when a mature brand, or perhaps a public figure, who for many years gathered a lot of…

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…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 06/03/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 06/03/2017

Our latest update on what created the buzz on Social Media in Sri Lanka and around the world What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Prisoner Udaya Shantha or “Samayan” was killed – prisoner bus attacked en route A group of gang members were en route on prison transport when they were ambushed. In the resulting chaos, the prosecuted lost their lives. A graphic video of the aftermath of this incident has been going viral and can be watched here. However, the video is incredibly graphic and we recommend that sensitive…