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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MANILA -- Twitter helps the powerful discover their worst selves and leaves everyone else vulnerable. Facebook brings people together only to subject them to marketing and manipulation. Our social feeds aren’t ready for the 2020 election. None of them are even ready for today. In recent months, they have faced serious scrutiny from Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike. Except one. Is there anything the rest of the internet can learn from LinkedIn? The site arrived in 2003 as an alternative to job-listing databases and steadily established itself as the professional sector of the social web. Like other networks, LinkedIn was, in its early years, a place to keep up with the people and institutions you had connected with there. In 2010, with the success of Twitter and Facebook’s social feeds as a backdrop, the service carved out its own space for sharing news and life updates. By 2016, when it was purchased by Microsoft, LinkedIn had affirmed its dual identity: It was a … [Read more...] about LinkedIn stays ‘professional’ to repel social media venom
MANILA - Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Monday said “trolls” and “keyboard warriors” may also be held liable under a bill punishing “false content” that he is pushing in the upcoming 18th Congress. Sotto recently filed Senate Bill No. 9 which punishes the creation or publishing of “false” information and allows the Department of Justice to order its takedown. “If it’s fake, if it’s demeaning, ruining the reputation of people, then they are included,” Sotto told reporters when asked if the bill might also go after trolls in social media. Sotto, who said he himself has been a victim of cyber-bullying, said he is pushing the bill because the spread of false information “has become a serious problem nationwide.” “It destroys not only reputations but also institutions. We know what is fake news so we should give government the chance to remove it or ask the proper authorities … [Read more...] about Anti-fake news bill may also target ‘trolls’
Facebook has announced its first grants for independent research on social media's impact on democracy that will investigate, among other things, the role of technology platforms in spread of misinformation. Social media platforms have come under intense scrutiny around the world ever since allegations surfaced of Russian-linked accounts trying to influence the 2016 US presidential election. For the study, more than 60 researchers were chosen from 30 academic institutions across 11 countries through a competitive peer review process by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the independent group Social Science One. These researchers will gain access to privacy-protected Facebook data. "We hope this initiative will deepen public understanding of the role social media has on elections and democracy and help Facebook and other companies improve their products and practices," Elliot Schrage, Vice President for Special Projects at Facebook and the company's Strategic Initiatives … [Read more...] about FB to fund study on social media’s role in democracy
By Michael Tutton The Canadian Press Tues., April 30, 2019 HALIFAX—Unfiltered and emotional social media postings are emerging as a potent tool for critics of Canada’s health system, though some observers are dubious they’ll prompt lasting changes. In Nova Scotia, the latest example came recently when a team of three emergency physicians posted a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for long-term care beds — a campaign rapidly expanded through Twitter. Soon, online commentators suggested this would be the health system’s equivalent of food banks — charity supplementing what should be a basic public service. “This is an initiative to get the conversation going,” said Dr. Rob Miller, one of the three doctors involved, adding that fundraising is secondary to the advocacy. The doctors say the underlying problem is that elderly patients awaiting nursing home care are occupying beds at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, … [Read more...] about Critics of Canadian health system discover a potent tool: social media