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?
Policy on social media
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
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
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
“You can’t expect people to man them for 14 straight hours,” he says. “You need shifts.” While their essential, behind-the-scenes work—and pay—varies from state to state, poll workers are responsible for: setting up voting booths, signs and supplies; greeting voters and checking their names off voter rolls; assisting those who need help; monitoring equipment; clearing up and transferring ballots to local election officials; and in some states, tallying and reporting results. This year, they’ll also need to enforce social distancing and continually sanitize equipment. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19