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Bloggers, Obama, Poodles Under FireRussia’s parliament has voted to enact a series of sweeping and far-reaching laws to monitor and restrict the actions of bloggers and those operating on social media. Any sites receiving more than 3000 daily viewers must register with the government mass media regulator, Roskomnadzor, and follow a set of new regulations put in place for those sites above a certain size.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Evidence On Social MediaA Russian soldier has posted pictures on his Instagram account that show him operating military equipment inside Ukraine, including a missile launcher system suspiciously similar to the model used in the recent Malaysia Airlines shooting. Again and again illicit activities are posted on social media, and their wrongdoers are caught out. We’ve seen it with countless burglar blunders, where logged in Facebook accounts have revealed the thief’s identity, but this is an altogether more internationally pressing case.
Across Social Media, Turkish Women Smile With PrideWomen across Turkey have posted pictures on social media of themselves laughing and smiling, in response to a comment made by Turkey’s deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc. In a speech on Monday the deputy Prime Minister said that ‘Chastity is so important’ and that the chaste woman ‘will not laugh in public,’ that for a woman to laugh in public was a sign of moral corruption.
Boost your social media presence with these handy lessons inspired by hit Netflix show Orange is the New BlackEver since the show began on Netflix in July 2013, it has become an internet sensation around the world and has gathered a huge social media following and in the meantime gaining Netflix a huge following and boosting its reputation as the hottest film and TV streaming service on the block.
Feeling Lonely? Turn To TwitterThe paradox of social media is that in its quest to unite and entwine people in the internet age it often renders the individual feeling more disconnected with both their online and offline realities. With the possibility of connecting with 232 million Twitter users, social media in theory offers a therapeutic outlet for the lonely hearts club, but a cry of self-pity is often lost amongst the chaos. The web offers a platform to share our most intimate thoughts with the widest audience, but in this hyper-reality often the overriding outcome is loneliness.
Limited Early Release For Snapchat RivalInstagram has officially released their Snapchat competitor Bolt, although at the time of writing the new app is only available in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand. Instagram says that it chose to roll out the new feature in these countries first because of their high rates of Instagram usage and generally close-knit communities – the perfect testing ground for a new social app.