10 Year Challenge on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is as dumb as it sounds

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No, I don’t want to see your 10-year-old photo. And I definitely don’t want to see it on a Friday morning when after waking up I am usually pre-occupied with my work, the way journalists sadly are because they need to quickly catch up on everything that happened while they slept and then prepare for
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Will you buy cold drink with broken seal? Kolkata prof bats for virgin brides on FB. Then deletes post

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Kanak Sarkar, who is a professor at the prestigious Jadavpur University in Kolkata, has written several controversial Facebook posts on the topic of a woman’s virginity. Most of these Facebook posts contain misogynistic and sexist comments. And now, Sarkar is back with yet another eyebrow-raising Facebook post in which he compared a virgin girl to
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BEYOND LOCAL: Should social media be regulated?

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This article, written by Natasha Tusikov, York University, and Blayne Haggart, Brock University, originally appeared on The Conversation and is re-published here with permission: When it came to our online lives, 2018 was revealing in its dysfunction. The just-expired year’s parade of scandals at Facebook alone was relentless — Cambridge Analytica, its inflation of video-viewing stats that have been credited with convincing legacy media companies to
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MS Dhoni’s software still at its prime, hardware not so much: Sanjay Manjrekar

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Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar said on Friday that MS Dhoni is being able to achieve success because his mind is still at its prime Manjrekar pointed out that Dhoni has lost a bit of physical ability and confidence but his “great philosophy” of taking the game deep into the last over is serving him
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Facebook manager says in internal post she quit after being ‘harassed’ over views on diversity

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On Jan. 11, Sophie Alpert, a Facebook engineering manager who ran a major open-source project called React, made an announcement on Twitter: “today’s my last day at Facebook.” In the tweet, which got 3,600 likes and elicited 247 comments, Alpert said she was leaving to join a start-up called Humu. But she neglected to tell her more
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Twitter Extended Its Latest Tweets Option to Android Users

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Android users have finally gained admission to Twitter’s latest tweets party. The feature was made available to iOS users last month, after being tested by the social network since October. Twitter tweeted Tuesday, “Android, we got you. Starting today, tap [the star icon] to switch between latest and top tweets.” Twitter ✔@Twitter  · Dec 18, 2018 New on iOS! Starting today, you can tap
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Facebook’s new Stories feature for event sharing actually sounds useful

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Facebook continues to undergo the most contentious period in its history, as it struggles with the fallout from numerous scandals related to data privacy, misinformation, and fake news, as well as larger issues around the social network’s corrosive role in democratic societies. But as young users abandon the platform for the hipper Instagram and the site’s reputation keeps
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Facebook addicts bad at making decisions because they think like cocaine or heroin addicts: Study

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Studies and researches continue to claim that social media addiction is something pretty serious. Earlier, studies have linked how much time you spend on Facebook or Twitter to real world health issues like sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. Now, a study by researchers at Michigan State University shows it also affects the way people make
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Twitter Knows Where You Live

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Does the entire world really need to see where you’re tweeting from? I usually don’t think about how much location data I’m sharing on Twitter, because I don’t think anybody cares about my 1) tweets and 2) where I tweet. However, a new report from Wired has made me rethink my approach. As it turns
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Xiaomi launches Mi Soundbar, along with two new television models in India

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Xiaomi has launched a new soundbar in India. Called the Mi Soundbar, it’s priced at INR 4,999 ($71) and will be available exclusively through Mi.com and Mi Home stores starting January 16. The Mi Soundbar has eight drivers, consisting of two tweeters, two woofers and four passive radiators, all of which are powered by a
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