Category Archives: Social Media

Can you reply to me with more than just thumbs? Please?

By Keith Pereña

Sending a message across the Internet is one of the privileges we rarely take for granted. Back in ‘my day’ (read: The 1990s) Yahoo’s Messenger was a revelation because my siblings and I were able to speak to our parents who were based in Sharjah — in real-time. They could read our messages as soon as we sent them. There was no need to wait for postcards or worry about what hour of day they would call.

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Is an egg more famous than Kylie Jenner?

By Sarwat Nasir

Armchair philosophers have long debated whether the chicken came first or the egg. In the crazy digital world, and moving with the times, that age-old existential question would have to be rephrased: what’s more important, the chicken or the egg? Depends on who has more likes on Instagram and retweets on Twitter. The only reliable measure of what is truly important these days, of course.

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An easy 100 million yen. All you had to do was hit retweet

By Sushmita Bose

People do the strangest things for the sake of world records. They immerse themselves in snow for hours on end — clad in nothing but swimming trunks — to own the honours of being The One who spent the longest time in “direct full body contact” with freezing point. Or they cover their selves with bees: the more the better — because that’ll make them queen (or king) of an alternative, and human, version of the beehive. And so on.

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