social media sites | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Social media — helpful or harmful?

Pakistan Press Foundation

Does social media improve communications? Has social media’s personal and professional impact been advantageous or detrimental? The predicament here is that there is no right or wrong answer. It is difficult to take a rigid stance on the benefits or disadvantages of social media because this particular argument comprises several grey areas. From a professional […]

Digital Media , , , , ,


Wasting our time on the internet

Pakistan Press Foundation

A Dubai-based bank announced a job opening for South Asian applicants, where copious Pakistani applications exceeded expectations, while the number of Indian applicants was… well, it did not exist. There was not a single Indian that wanted to work at that ‘bling-bling’ Dubai job. Why? Because the Indian youth does not need to make a […]

Information Technology , , , ,


PEOPLE’S MEDIA

Pakistan Press Foundation

The use of social media is rising in Pakistan. Over a six-month period from late 2010 to early 2011, the number of Facebook users doubled from 1.8 to 3.6 million, while between August 2011 and January 2012 the number of new Facebook accounts increased by a million. Facebook, according to internet traffic monitoring data, is […]

Digital Media, New Media , , , , ,


Media without social media?

By: Madeeha Ishtiaque Audience, once a passive recipient of information and merely cornered to the opinion section of a political talk show or ‘letter-to-the-editor’ is now empowered to not merely regulate but also originate the content it wishes to watch and read – thanks to the big social media revolution. What social media has done […]

Digital Media, General News , , , , , ,