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…

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…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 02/05/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 02/05/2017

Here’s what happened across the week on social media in Sri Lanka and around the world What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Sarath Fonseka invited to accept new position to implement discipline in the country. This video of Minister Rajitha Senarathne stating that the President had requested Sarath Fonseka to step down from his position as minister and accept the position of Army Chief or Overall Commander in order to bring some discipline into the country, especially when it comes to issues like protests went viral. With over 10k views,…

Facebook vs. YouTube: battling over music

Facebook vs. YouTube:  battling over music

Two recent analyses highlighted an increasingly heated battle over the dominant player in music video streaming. Music video is streaming music’s killer app. According to MIDiA’s latest consumer survey, 45% of consumers watch music videos on YouTube or Vevo every month, while 25% of consumers use YouTube for music every week (more than any of the streaming audio services). So what YouTube and Vevo do has real impact. – Source The world’s largest social network has redoubled its efforts to reach a broad accord with the industry, according to interviews with negotiators at…

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…