Category Archives: Social Media

What if you were in charge of tweets for @OfficiallyDubai?

By Anita Iyer

All good things come to an end, they say. And we’re sad to see Swedes give up the official @Sweden handle on Twitter.

‘Curators of Sweden’, a project that started in December 2011 as an experiment which allowed a Swede to tweet for a week, came to an end on September 30.

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Dear Twitter, high time you granted me that blue tick

By Anamika Chatterjee

A part-hilarious-part-awkward moment on the job came for me way back in 2009. I had been working for a leading news magazine in Delhi then and was asked to edit a story on cervical cancer. The references made in the article led me to an achingly beautiful blog of a cancer survivor that kept me glued to my computer screen. I was seated close to a conference room where a meeting of senior editors had been going on. Taking a break, the seniormost editor stepped out of the meeting room, talking to someone on his cellphone who seemed important. He lurked behind me for a bit — I was too absorbed to take note of his presence. Soon, the never-ending phone call came to an end and he headed back to the conference room.

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If a hacker got to your account, what secrets would be exposed?

By Keith Pereña

A couple of years ago, I deleted (not deactivated) my Facebook account. Deleting a Facebook account is complicated. Unlike deactivating, deleting removes your account and erases your FB information. It even offers users the ability to get a copy of everything they have ever posted online. I used this feature to retrieve five years’ worth of personal information. Now, those five years of my life are not in FB’s hands but in a thumb drive in my keyring.

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When a big, successful brand today exits social media

By Sushmita Bose

This week, WKND magazine is running a story on those who’ve opted to live in a sphere of life called “social (media) boondocks”; they are not holding the reins of the most-vaunted threads of the new millennium: social media accounts/handles… or if they did, they’ve chosen to — bucking social (media) pressure — let go. Continue reading When a big, successful brand today exits social media

Noor Naem: Catching up with one of ’em ‘social media influencers’

By Kelly Clarke

I’m fairly inept when it comes to all things social media. I realise that claim may be a form of social suicide as far as my status as a journalist in the digital era goes, but I’m not averse to taking risks. So here it is, in plain sight; printed for all to see. Continue reading Noor Naem: Catching up with one of ’em ‘social media influencers’