The story of the girl and the way she reacted to a negative comment on Instagram is one of the case studies presented in BrandImage International Institute's session on social media etiquette. Lee explained that social media conduct is now being offered as part of a two-day etiquette course for children and youngsters, which has been around since 2018. "The idea to dedicate part of our etiquette course towards social media started through a series of discussions with our corporate clients and parents. Some of our corporate clients asked us to look into this because they are dealing with younger employees whom they feel can benefit from some lessons on social media etiquette," Lee explained. She added that parents have raised concerns that their child's employability in the future may be affected due to having a negative social media presence. "They want us to help remind the children that certain unsavoury online postings can affect them later in life when an employer decides to Google … [Read more...] about Do your kids need social media etiquette lessons?
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WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The US military plans to analyse 350 billion social-media posts from around the world to help it track how popular movements evolve. A tender for the project, based at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, calls for screening messages from at least 200 million users from more than 100 countries in more than 60 languages to better understand "collective expression." Messages, including user names, will be examined for comments, metadata, location and hometown identifiers. While it's part of an existing Department of Defence Analysis effort to harness big data for social research, "the scale and global reach of this program is striking," Mr Antoine Bousquet, a senior lecturer in international relations at Birkbeck, University of London, said by e-mail. The study's purpose is to look at social-media messages posted publicly between July 2014 and December 2016 on a single platform, according to a solicitation request. No private communications will … [Read more...] about US military to trawl through 350 billion social media messages
HONG KONG: Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found.The business thrives on a well-organised underground network that serves the huge demand for illicit sex-selective abortion in mainland China - driven by limits on family size and an entrenched cultural preference for sons.Chinese authorities vowed to crack down on the trade in 2015.But dozens of blood smuggling agents are openly advertising services on the Twitter-like platform Weibo and on websites, despite China's proven ability to scrub digital content.Gender testing - except on medical grounds - is outlawed in China, where sex-selective abortions have helped create a surplus of about 31.6 million men, with some 115 boys born for every 100 girls last year.A long-standing one-child policy was eased to permit two children in 2016 but gender testing continues, with many parents … [Read more...] about Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney believes the next thing users need is a 3D virtual reality social media service. "There is something missing in conventional social media right now. We have social networks like Facebook, KakaoTalk, Twitter and Naver for communication. But they're all based on text, pictures and movies," Sweeney said in an exclusive interview with The Korea Herald. He was in Seoul to attend the company's "Unreal Summit 2019" held Tuesday-Wednesday at Grand Intercontinental Parnas. Unreal is the name of the game developing engine that is the most touted brainchild of Epic Games' with more than 7.5 million users globally as of 2018. "I think the next step is going to be having social experiences where you can get together with your friends in a virtual world, wherever you are," Sweeney said. This would give people greater ability to display emotions and interact more personally, erasing the negativity that is often sparked online. Sweeney said there are "many exciting projects … [Read more...] about Epic Games chief Tim Sweeney envisions VR social media
BEIJING: China's LGBT community has had a tough year: Censors have shut down social media forums, news media have curbed coverage of gay issues, and online shops have removed rainbow-themed products.The tighter restrictions have led the LGBT community in China - fearing a crackdown - to prepare for muted celebrations of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Friday (May 17)."We don't really know what to do. The LGBT community in many ways is being bullied and the sense of powerlessness becomes stronger," said Rush, a university student who only gave her pen name for fear of repercussions.For last year's International Day, diversity events sprung up across the country's universities where many students voluntarily distributed rainbow badges and flyers to show their support for LGBT groups.But the unprecedented scale of the celebrations caught the attention of the authorities.This year, only a few small-scale screenings of LGBT movies will be held in … [Read more...] about Fewer rainbows, less social media for China’s LGBT community