Even as Star India has managed to walk away with the honours at the IPL media rights auction (for all markets across media and digital platforms for the next five years) by coughing up a massive Rs 16,3478 crore not many noticed the huge amount US-based social media giant Facebook was willing to pay for Indian cricket matches: Rs 3,849 crore. … [Read more...] about Facebook bids for IPL’s streaming rights: Is Zuckerberg trying to tap the video streaming business?
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How a person responds to witnessing a suicide depends on several factors, including their state of mind. Most people who see a suicide are likely to experience some sort of effect, but it may not impact them for long, according to Craig Bryan, a clinical psychologist and director of recovery and resilience at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Immediately after watching someone get injured or die, lots of people will feel uneasy, says Bryan—it’s a natural response. “We’ll all lose sleep, we’ll all feel a little anxious, we’ll all be bothered by it,” he says. “But typically within a few weeks, about 85% to 90% of people will settle back into where they were before exposure. Resilience is the rule.” … [Read more...] about Researchers can’t even begin to assess the damage from viral suicide videos
Games like Go Viral could act almost like a booster shot. But while the game has the backing of the U.K. government, there are still far more resources for spreading fake news than there are for combating it—the former can be done completely unwittingly. This is the difficulty with creating a media-literate general populous that won’t fall for COVID-19 conspiracies, QAnon nonsense, or anti-vaccination propaganda. … [Read more...] about This game can stop people from falling for COVID-19 conspiracies
Twitter erupts over 'Shaktimaan' Mukesh Khanna’s #MeToo comment Future of fashion weeks: Digital and on-ground experiences collide in disruptive, democratic ways Aadyam: Corporate-driven theatre initiative battles Covid to keep the archlights on … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 grabs more eyeballs, per-match viewership sees 11% growth
The shortage of poll workers could also impact voter turnout. During the primaries, Milwaukee consolidated its 180 polling places to five, and Wisconsin’s governor asked the state’s National Guard to perform some poll work. In Nevada, there were reports of seven-hour waits (the last voter cast their ballot at 3 a.m.). States are now begging for more workers. “At this point, if you call and say you’re interested in working, we’re hiring you, as long as you meet the requirements,” an elections administrator in Hidalgo County, Texas, told The Texas Tribune. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19