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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Building resilience In the mean time, TikTok is advocating for social networks to come together to find a better way to prevent suicidal content from reaching the masses. Bryan, the psychologist from Ohio State University College of Medicine, notes that violence will inevitably go viral. While social networks should create better ways of identifying and removing horrifying content on their platforms, he says that it’s important to remember that there are resources available for people who may be feeling unmoored from seeing a traumatic event online. People can and do recover from experiencing trauma; it is hardly a life sentence. If anything, a benefit of the pandemic is that teletherapy is being marketed widely and is readily available through a variety of providers. … [Read more...] about Researchers can’t even begin to assess the damage from viral suicide videos
The power of social media is that it is so fast, “much faster than the power of our ability to publish rigorous data, to do all the proper experiments,” Narasimhan said. “I think that creates this kind of perception that because something is said online it might be true or it must be true if it gets circulated enough.” … [Read more...] about Novartis CEO: A vaccine will not magically save us from COVID-19
Now that the player has found their community, the game pushes them to weigh in on the topic. A prompt draws the player’s attention to an observation: “Did you also notice that the posts with the most likes all tap into negative emotions?” Then, the player is asked to choose three words that they could use in an emotionally engaging tweet. The exercise is meant to show the player how choice words can amplify a message and garner likes and retweets. The more terrifying the language around a data point, the more likely people are to spread it. … [Read more...] about This game can stop people from falling for COVID-19 conspiracies