As per the Reuters report, Facebook’s interest in such bets is an effort to make money from television advertising and increase the time spent on its platform. Facebook currently offers live video from a number of news publishers as well as its users. … [Read more...] about Facebook bids for IPL’s streaming rights: Is Zuckerberg trying to tap the video streaming business?
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Several studies have found a relationship between depression and social media use and in particular that higher levels of depression are correlated with more time spent online. However, the exact nature of the relationship between social media and depression is not clear. Researchers haven’t proven that social media actively causes depression. It’s possible that people who are depressed are drawn to spending more time online. It is also true that people who have experienced trauma or are depressed sometimes seek out support in online communities—a positive aspect of social networks. What we do know is that there is a population of people who spend time online who may be particularly vulnerable to having a negative reaction to seeing a suicide, especially if they weren’t expecting to see it. … [Read more...] about Researchers can’t even begin to assess the damage from viral suicide videos
“Do we need to have an enormous pro-vaccine movement waste tons of resources on that just because social media has decided to preference the voices and positions of people who will go online and advocate for dangerous or mistaken points of view? What would be the value in that?” Donovan said. “Nevertheless that’s one of the only solutions on the table.” … [Read more...] about This game can stop people from falling for COVID-19 conspiracies
According to the latest data by Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), the ongoing 13th edition of IPL has registered seven billion viewing minutes for the first five weeks of the league, which includes the first 41 matches aired across 21 channels. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 grabs more eyeballs, per-match viewership sees 11% growth
Part of that haul is thanks to more than 200 corporate and nonprofit partners. One of the latest is a partnership with two groups on opposite sides of the age spectrum: AARP and the Association of Young Americans (AYA), which have joined forces to recruit new people. Both groups are using their platforms to spread awareness to their membership bases via social media and content campaigns, and to send people directly to Power the Polls. “There is a need for us to sound the alarm,” says John Hishta, AARP’s senior vice president of campaigns, “and that’s why we’re working intergenerationally with these other folks.” … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19