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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Sexy Costumes: Pizza. Superman. Trash can. Woolly Mammoth. Gypsy. Princess. Everything walks the street on Halloween. The weirder the costume, the bigger the Halloween kick. That night of October 31, you can dress as anything. As Lindsay Lohan said in Mean Girls: “The one night of the year when you can dress like a slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” But costumes weren’t always sexy. Not until the sexual revolution of the 1970s and the emergence of gay Halloween parades in San Francisco’s Castro Street and New York City’s Greenwich Village. Sexy and zany costumes became so popular that last year adults in the US spent nearly $3.2 billion for one night’s oomph (Source: National Retail Federation). … [Read more...] about Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve?
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
Why it’s so hard to study the impact of violence on the internet It is incredibly difficult to study the impact of viewing a suicide online, but sociologists have tried to quantify the mental health impacts of social media by surveying users. For one study from last year, researchers interviewed a group of largely white female Instagram users between the ages of 18 and 29 about whether they came into contact with images or video of self-harm and how they reacted to it. They were asked if they found that content disturbing, among a list of other questions concerning their mental health and predisposition to suicidality. In the first wave, 1,262 people responded. Only 729 people of the same group responded to a second set of questions sent a month later. The researchers found that about 20% of those who saw images of self-harm sought them out. More telling, according to the researchers, was that over half of those who had seen these images had considered harming themselves in … [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