Universiti Sains Malaysia political analyst Prof Dr Sivamurugan Pandian said he did not think Najib was able to change people's perception. However, he warned that if the government failed to address issues close to the public's heart, then there's a chance people could look at Najib's arguments or his points as an alternative. "But to say that following whatever he addresses on his Facebook page is an endorsement of his leadership, I don't see that," he told The Star on Saturday (Jan 19). Dr Sivamurugan said Najib's posts were now interesting as he could attract those he previously failed to attract. "Certainly, he feels that by being labelled the King of Trolls that somehow people do read and observe what is going on," he said. Dr Sivamurugan added that Facebook and Instagram might be the best platforms for Najib to express whatever he wanted as it was widely used by certain quarters of society. Universiti Utara Malaysia political lecturer Prof Dr Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani also … [Read more...] about Analysts: Yes, Najib a social media hit, but public perception unchanged
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Mana Treelayapewat, dean of the School of Communication Arts at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said political parties have been using social media much more to try and win votes due to the online platforms’ high penetration among the country’s 50-million-plus voters. For the upcoming election, the number of first-time voters age 18 and up is estimated to be around seven million, and social media are their preferred means of communication. Most social networks are being used to present the parties’ policies and activities and the details of MP candidates, Mana said. Voters will have to be on guard against the dissemination of content that’s subtly distorted to win votes, he said. Traditional media outlets can also be misled by such inaccurate content, so they too must carefully vet it before publishing or broadcasting. One tactic employed by social-media experts engaged by political parties is to spread alternative views and partial … [Read more...] about Social media to play major role in vote
caption President Xi Jinping oversees a wide network of propaganda and censorship in China. source Kevin Frayer/Getty The Chinese Communist Party is keen to portray itself as a peaceful and scandal-free power. It refuses to acknowledge its human rights abuses, and discrimination against LGBT community and feminists. It’s not easy to do in the digital age, where nearly half of China’s citizens use the internet. These are four of the most commonly used tricks in the party’s playbook. The ways that China has been monitoring and ranking its citizens, secretly imprisoning ethnic minorities, and ignoring its LGBT community have been widely documented in the West. But citizens in China itself may have no idea that any of these things are going on. Beijing has a rich playbook of tactics to keep its 1.4 billion citizens from learning about the country’s repression and … [Read more...] about Planting spies, paying people to post on social media, and pretending the news doesn’t exist: This is how China tries to distract people from human rights abuses
source klublu/Shutterstock.com There are different types of attachment styles in relationships. People in healthy relationships have secure attachment styles, whereas others are avoidant or anxious. The way we use social media could reveal how we attach to other people, according to some research. Anxiously attached people are more likely to post about their relatonships, because they feel insecure in real life. It’s important to remember that social media isn’t real life, and it can’t cover up real life problems. How we attach to other people pretty much shapes how our romantic relationships go. If you grew up in a loving, caring environment, you’re more likely to have developed a healthy attachment style. This means you’re comfortable being open and honest with your partner, and you don’t fear intimacy. However, some people … [Read more...] about The way you use social media could reveal your attachment style in romantic relationships
By Jeff Vrabel The Washington Post Sat., March 24, 2018 My son, now halfway through his Grade 8 year, does not appear to have the slightest whiff of a care about social media, and until about two weeks ago I did not realize the severity of this problem. Newly 14, my son is attached to his phone on a seemingly molecular level, but he has no Facebook account, no Twitter, no Snapchat, no social media presence to speak of (at least outside the world of Minecraft, where, I am told, he exists as a shipbuilding contractor of some repute). He does have an Instagram account, but that’s because we made him get one last summer, as part of a slick plan to force him to keep in touch during an overseas exchange program. For two weeks he obliged us with photos of castles and classmates and cheese, but since his return he’s posted approximately one picture, which was not of any of those things. Read more: Peace of Mind aims to create safe spaces for youths to talk about … [Read more...] about A teenager not on social media — should a parent worry?