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Media – Mary Beard decides to troll a Twitter troll by offering character reference after calling her a ‘slut’

I doubt anyone would have expected a relationship to form between highly esteemed Cambridge Professor Mary Beard and a rude, Twitter user who took to the social media website to refer to the Professor as a “filthy old slut”. And yet that’s exactly what happened. Oliver Rawlings, a 20 year old Cambridge University student, tweeted to Professor Bear last year: ...

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Media Tells Of Problems In India As Opposition Leaders Are Heckled And The Death Knell Is Sounded On The 2015 Indian Grand Prix

There has been condemnation in India regarding the fact that the opposition chief ministers where booed while in the presence of Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. Those accused are the supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who are the ruling party and have been guilty of booing the Congress ministers on three different occasions over the last few days ...

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Faceboook’s Breaking News Problem Exposed!

Those who spend time extensively on Facebook and Twitter will agree with the fact that many have continued to reach over the past week: right now, all you read on Twitter is the riveting, relentless and every-second Ferguson protests and police crash, including coverage of the year’s leading domestic news stories. On the other hand, what has been trending on ...

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Social Media Sites Quick To Remove James Foley Video And Governments Warn About Watching And Redistributing

SBoth Twitter and YouTube have taken swift action after the video showing the beheading of journalist James Foley was placed on line. Even though it was swiftly removed and threats were made that there would be consequences for sharing it, they have gone a step further and banned the SIS accounts. Isis are at present trying to find other outlets ...

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Marketing on Facebook Right Now Demands Cold Hard Cash

You are undoubtedly lagging behind in the hottest online marketplace in 2014 if your business does not have a Facebook page! Facebook market place is only getting hotter and more competitive. Even before Facebook opened up Facebook Pages to start functioning in 2009, more than 100,000 businesses already signed up for Facebook Page as soon as it was launched in ...

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Social Media ‘Purge’ Campaigns Erupts Fear Of Gory Copycats

“The next five seconds will present you with anarchy experience!” This ushers in the Purge Anarchy theatrical trailer, a terror movie that made its debut on July 18. This movie presents a picture of a world where government abolishes every law for 12 hours, which in turn makes every crime, even murder legal. The movie also paints a picture where ...

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Politicians Need To Get Involved With Social Media

Thanks to social media the way we communicate has been changed forever, but is it a change for the better? If used properly it can be the way to contact many with an important message, at worst can be used to terrorize or harm. It was largely through the “yes we can” campaign that brought President Obama to power and ...

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Requests Made For All Media Policy In Bangladesh To Be Uniform

IT expert Mustafa Jabber has asked questions regarding why there should be separate regulations for the different types of media. He says “It is 2014 and we are talking about a broadcast policy but technology has brought us to a different place. Are we talking about a policy for what we singularly understand as media? He is confused as to ...

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Virgin Media And Sky Clash Over Price Of Bundles And Standards Authorities Agree Virgin Have Mislead Customers

It might seem at times that everything Richard Branson and Usain Bolt touch turns to gold, but despite the popularity of the recent adverts, there have been complaints by competitor Sky and this complaint has been upheld by The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The basis of the complaint was the fact that Virgin implied that by using their services, there ...

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Online Confession For The Stuffs You Can’t Post On Facebook

RawConfessions.com is a growing social media platform where people can confess what they are really thinking the things they can never post on mainstream social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. And with what is happening on the Gaza Strip these days, this type of social media platform has become a powerful tool for other people in that area. Since ...

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Gannet Makes Twin Announcement

On August 5, 2014, Gannet announced that they would be splitting their publishing and broadcast company into two independent companies. In addition, they announced that they had purchased the website Cars.com for $1.8 billion in cash. Gannet has long been recognized as a print publishing mega company. The company owns many major newspapers including USA Today, Des Moines Register, The ...

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Disney Stock Close The Quarter At $1.28 An Increase Of 8%

Things are definitely coming up sweet for the Disney Corporation who posted 2.2 percent increase over the same quarter in 2013. Driving the increase in profits was the Disney’s purchase of the Marvel franchise. This allowed a share of Disney stock to close the quarter at $1.28 compared to analyst’s estimates of $1.17.Overall the corporation had revenue of $12.47 billion, ...

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A True Romance Straight Out of The Notebook

Love stories in media are becoming more and more frequent. Between love-torn vampires, controlling men of a multi-billion dollar corporation and just about everything else in between, love stories are being told in all forms of media, including books, film, TV and absolutely everywhere else. These romances are told in the most enticing ways possible, painting a picture that is ...

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Sony Breaking Traditions And Introducing A Female-Led Superhero Movie

When you think of blockbuster superhero movies, what do you think of? Chances are, you’re thinking of Iron Man, Spider-man, Superman, Batman, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, etc. Notice anything about those superheroes? They’re all male characters. While both Marvel and DC have a fairly wide range of female heroines, most moves we see all feature male hero’s that are saving ...

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Linkedin Pays Almost $6 Million In Fines

In a move that has caused some embarrassment to the company, LinkedIn has agreed to pay $3.3 million in back overtime wages and $2.5 million in damages to workers who were required to work off the clock. In addition, the company has agreed to provide all employees with compliance training. It also has taken steps to help managers remember that ...

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Growing Your Business With Social Media

The benefits social media brings to your business does not end with sharing your content with a large number of your followers at once. Companies all over the world have been discovering other numerous ways they can grow their businesses using social media. There are still people who are still skeptical about the benefit of social media to their business. ...

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Exodus Banned In Egypt!

One more movie of the Hollywood in addition to the others those have been afoul of the foreign government in this month has become the topic of discussions this month. The Hollywood film, “Exodus”: The gods and the Kings” has been banned in the Egypt! The movie ‘Gods and Kings’ has been banned by the Ministry of the Culture for ...

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Media Blasted! For Domestic Abuse Details Reporting

There is a ban imposed on Ray Rice for attacking his wife and with this action, most of the women look like pleased, but interestingly, there appears to be a woman who looks like speaking up for the Ray Rice. His wife is still standing by him and in fact, she is apparently blaming the media instead of her husband ...

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Concern Growing Over Advertising On American Shows Aired In Canada

There have been warnings from a media marketing company regarding the possibility of a great number of job losses if Canada’s broadcast regulator continues with the changes that are suggested. The comments have come from GoupMCanada and they claim that if there is a bar put on broadcasters in Canada from putting out Canadian adverts when there are shows airing ...

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Media Blasted For Reporting Domestic Abuse Details

While most women seem to be pleased that Ray Rice has been banned after attacking his wife, there is one woman who it appears is speaking up for him. Not only is his wife standing by him, but she is apparently blaming the media rather than him for the ban. Since the footage of him striking her has been shown, ...

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Media Attacked As Claims Are Made That Politicians Are Not Doing enough To Ensure Their Safety During Demonstrations

It has been reported that there have been protestors taking over PTV the state broadcasting service in Pakistan. It seems that there is to be yet another struggle between the top channels presenting news and this is a change from the normal power struggles in Pakistan. For the best part of three weeks now, there have been demonstrations taking place ...

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Media Disagreement Regarding The Ukraine/Russia Situation With Press On Both Sides Blaming Each Other Or The West

Despite what is seen on the news day after day, there are reports coming out of Russia that the Russian press is still claiming that the stories of Russian military offenses in Ukraine are untrue. They instead report that it is Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who is trying to increase his popularity by making the stories up. They also refuse ...

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Twitter Is Becoming Strong Social Network

It comes as a bit of a surprise when a company that is supposedly relient on its online users comes out and claims that it isn’t concerned how many people choose not to “tweet”. According to research, the number of users actually “tweeting” is far lower than you might expect. In fact, 40% of Twitter users don’t tweet at all ...

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Facebook & Twitter Connected Corners Of World

It was thought that social media websites like Facebook and Twitter encourage people to share their opinions about certain things. It was thought that it would be much easier for a person to share his opinion to the online world than physically with people of flesh and bones that may have different opinions. This has been proven wrong. The exact ...

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