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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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The police and social media

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THE chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, recently urged policemen to utilise social networking sites to reach out to the public during emergencies. We have commonly seen that in developing societies the institution of the police lacks the initiative to make optimum use of technology and social media. Extremist groups fight simultaneously at the physical level […]

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Twitter: The unreliable narrator

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When Twitter made its IPO in early November, the mad scramble from investors sent the stock price sharply upwards in the first 24 hours, proving that the company is as popular with shareholders as it is with social media enthusiasts. Financial analysts are now writing a never-ending series of ‘pro’ and ‘con’ articles about the […]

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Social media gets active

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RAWALPINDI: Many citizens think that denial of live coverage by the electronic media of Friday’s sectarian mayhem in the city saved the people from the worse. But, no denying, there were efforts to add fuel to the fire. Technology savvy religious zealots took to social networking websites to spread sectarian hatred, especially the Facebook and […]

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What’s next for social media?

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What merely started as a platform to connect with friends online — social media — has now expanded into a much larger medium, which is set on the course of becoming a major component of mass communication. Even though it still has a non-serious connotation attached to it in the wider sense, all sectors of […]

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The future of news is digital

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By: Jahanzaib Haque The mobile and tablet revolution is upon us, faster than we in the media industry can respond. News is becoming more social and more real-time. The future of news is conclusively digital and multiplatform. These are just a few of the key findings of the newly released Digital News Report 2013 by […]

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‘Citizen journalism a tool to strengthen democracy’

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LAHORE: A training workshop was arranged by Individual land Pakistan in partnership with Freidrich Norman Foundation (FnF) on “Citizen Journalism” and “social media” in Lahore on Tuesday. Citizen Journalism is a growing phenomenon globally and with time, has surfaced not only as a vital source of non-selective information for citizens but as an important tool […]

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The power of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Participants of a workshop on social media on Saturday said that social media has become the most powerful source of news updates and an important resource for mobilisation of collective action and implementation of social movement across the world. A training workshop was arranged by Individualland Pakistan in partnership with Freidrich Norman Foundation (FNF) […]

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Kidnapped by Facebook friend

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THE story (May 28) was indeed bone-chilling as this was the most heinous criminal act performed by criminals with the help of social networking media Facebook. Needless to say that the social media through the blessings of the Internet has invaded every household the world over and ironically access to the Internet is open to […]

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Voters use social media to slam rigging

Karachi: Live updates on the general elections appearing on popular social networking websites are an indication of how smartphones and the rising power of social media have provided everyone with a voice. By 5pm Saturday, the hashtag #NA250 was one of the top trends in the country on Twitter. The constituency saw a massive turnout […]

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The election will be televised and tweeted

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By Saba Imtiaz In the contentious 1990s, politicians used the floor of the parliament and rallies to rail against opponents. Pakistan’s newest crop of politicians isn’t taking to the mic but to the smartphone. Over the past few years, most mainstream political and religious parties — from the PML-N and the ANP to the PTI […]

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Lift the ban on YouTube

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By: Rafay Mahmood KARACHI: The government’s ban on video-sharing website YouTube has been protested on Twitter and Facebook time and again by everyone from ordinary citizens to journalists and musicians in the past four months. While most have tried to live a life without YouTube — either by using Vimeo and Dailymotion — or around […]

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Twitter feud turned defamation suit

By: Gibran Ashraf KARACHI: A Twitter feud has turned into what could be a first for the legal and online community in Pakistan, after the head of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), Tahir Ashrafi, announced that he would be initiating legal proceedings against a blog for “inciting sectarian violence”, The Express Tribune has learned. Ashrafi […]

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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 […]

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