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?
Racism on social media
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
“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
And in a year when more people want to take advantage of early voting, the lack of poll workers can gum up that process as well. “We’ve already seen the consequences,” says Ben Brown, founder and CEO of the AYA. “Poll worker shortages lead to reduced polling locations, long lines, confusion, and ultimately, voter disenfranchisement.” Early voting sites in Fairfax County, Virginia, have already seen long lines—but Hishta says Election Day, when most people are still expected to vote, will be the real crunch, and a turnover of poll workers will be needed throughout the day and night, especially in places like New York City, where polls close at 9 p.m. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19