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Islamabad police to open accounts on social media

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ISLAMABAD: The 21st century is known as an age of technology and one of the most important types of new technology is the social media. Recognising its importance, the Islamabad police have decided to use social media as a communication tool for disseminating the information to public and getting recommendations from them to further improve […]

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Socio-political innovations: Making social media responsible

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ISLAMABAD: Social media can play a constructive role by streamlining the development discourse in a demand-oriented, inclusive and people-friendly direction. This was the underlying theme of “Promoting Development Discourse through Social Media”, a moot held at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Monday. Although the use of social media is more common among the […]

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How social media can prove to be a menace

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KARACHI: Social networking websites are now widely used by youngsters. According to a survey conducted by a youth centre, youngsters spend more than two hours every day visiting various social networking websites. There are many disadvantages of using them. Teenagers often only get hooked to social networking websites as these help them provide the latest […]

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Blogging on the rise!

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Many people make a living through blogging. In recent times, blogging has attracted a lot of attention given the rise of the social media and also when it is becoming more and more difficult for unbiased information to be presented to the audience at large with censorship. Simply put, a blog is a sort of […]

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Twitter and politicians

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THINK politicking, Pakistan-style, and most people would think: loud — and long drawn-out. It’s traditionally been about people travelling long distances, a canopied platform faced with serried ranks of chairs, blood-stirring speeches and thundering denunciations. Few would have thought that a time might come when a politician desirous of speaking up might choose to not […]

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Reopening of YouTube possible after auction of 3G spectrum

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ISLAMABAD: The re-opening of social website “YouTube” is not possible before the auction of spectrum for next generation mobile services in Pakistan, which is expected in the first week of March 2014, it is learnt. Official sources revealed to Business Recorder that the government had expedited efforts to re-open Youtube as soon as possible, however […]

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Beware of social media slips, panelists warn

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ISLAMABAD: There is a need to create awareness among people to be careful about what they say on social media as it could have serious consequences and long lasting impacts not only on their lives but on others as well. This was crux of a discourse on’ Digital and Social Media for Social Change’, organised […]

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Active social media

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Gone are the days when one needed fervor, passion and power to put up a protest, now all this and much more is possible through the power of social media. Whether it is bashing the political system, creating stereotypical jokes or just enjoying some slapstick comedy, the social grounds never fails to amaze and entertain […]

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Think before you speak: ‘Users of social media add fuel to the fire of hate speech’

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KARACHI: Social media has become a popular tool to incite hatred against minorities which is why there should be a code of conduct to monitor hate speech. These views were put forward by the participants at a meeting of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) Expert Group on Communities Vulnerable because of their Beliefs […]

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Facebook phases in ‘Unfollow’ button

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Facebook Inc has replaced its “Hide All” button with the more succinct “Unfollow,” letting users block all messages and posts from selected friends. As with the previous button, it gives users the option of blocking content from certain people without offending them, say through de-friending. The latter alternative severs ties with that person on the […]

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Social media threat

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Sir: The social media is the largest interconnecting network around the world today. It can connect millions of people at a time but it also has plenty of disastrous impacts on youngsters. Social media is now becoming a serious security and moral threat for our teenagers and their parents. Misuse of social media has initiated […]

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Digital jihad

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AS militant groups increasingly use social networking platforms to reach out to bigger audiences and shape media coverage of their actions, their drive to create sympathisers remains as relevant to them as their traditional objective to kill or destroy the enemy. Hardly media shy, the late Pakistan Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud had met journalists in […]

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Social media

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Staying in touch with each other has become important to the new generation. In the previous era people waited for letters for months but now the world has shrunk. Facebook, Twitter, Viber, Watapps and other social media tools have brought our loved ones closer. Use of cell phones and Internet has increased tremendously. Everybody seems […]

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Government to announce positive news about YouTube anytime soon: Secretary

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Islamabad: Secretary Information and Broadcasting Dr Nazir Saeed on Wednesday hinted at “good news” of lifting the ban on the popular video-sharing website Youtube in coming few days. Speaking at a conference on “Alternative Media in Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges”, organised by Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) with the support […]

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