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Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.

Social Media Revolution Series

Social media use and poor wellbeing feed into each other in a vicious cycle. Here are 3 ways to avoid getting stuck

Oct 16, 2022 13:34 pm UTC| Health

We often hear about the negative impacts of social media on our wellbeing, but we dont usually think of it the other way round whereby how we feel may impact how we use social media. In a recent study, my colleagues...

Social Media Revolution Series

Social network BeReal shares unfiltered and unedited moments from our lives - will it last?

Aug 21, 2022 17:34 pm UTC| Technology

BeReal hit the social networking scene in late 2019 but didnt take off until downloads started skyrocketing in 2022. So, what is BeReal all about, and is it here to stay? BeReal is based in France and was founded by...

Social Media Revolution Series

Social media provides flood of images of death and carnage from Ukraine war – and contributes to weaker journalism standards

Aug 08, 2022 05:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Photos of civilians killed or injured in the Russia-Ukraine war are widespread, particularly online, both on social media and in professional news media. Editors have always published images of dead or suffering people...

Social Media Revolution Series

Sendit, Yolo, NGL: anonymous social apps are taking over once more, but they aren't without risks

Jul 14, 2022 15:46 pm UTC| Technology

Have you ever told a stranger a secret about yourself online? Did you feel a certain kind of freedom doing so, specifically because the context was removed from your everyday life? Personal disclosure and anonymity have...

Social Media Revolution Series

Ukraine’s Twitter account is a national version of real-time trauma processing

Mar 12, 2022 11:16 am UTC| Technology

TikToks of cats in cardboard tanks. Flirty comments on Instagram accounts dedicated to Vladmir Putin, begging him to stop Russias attacks on Ukraine. Memes bemoaning what its like to live during a pandemic and...

Social Media Revolution Series

Donald Trump rolls out Truth Social app on Apple App Store following ban on Twitter, Facebook

Feb 22, 2022 05:22 am UTC| Business Technology

Donald Trump has been permanently banned on Twitter and suspended for two years on Facebook. Now he is debuting his own platform called Truth Social, and this means his return to social media is imminent. According to...

Social Media Revolution Series

'Virtual influencers' are here, but should Meta really be setting the ethical ground rules?

Feb 02, 2022 09:29 am UTC| Technology

Earlier this month, Meta announced it is working on a set of ethical guidelines for virtual influencers animated, typically computer-generated, characters designed to attract attention on social media. When Facebook...

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Economy

AmRest sells KFC stores in Russia for $104M

ArmRest, the franchisee of the KFC fried chicken restaurant brand, is selling the stores in Russia for $104.48 million or 100 million. It was reported that the Spanish casual dining, fast-food restaurant and coffee shop...

Coca-Cola partners with Amazon Prime, Imagine Entertainment to launch Christmas movie production

Coca-Cola announces its storytelling initiative with its Christmas Always Finds Its Way short films trilogy. For this project, the beverage company has teamed up with Amazon Prime Video and Imagine...

NFT: Starbucks launches its ‘Odyssey’ Web3 loyalty program, NFT Community

Starbucks revealed on Thursday, Dec. 8, that it has activated the Beta version of its Web3 Odyssey loyalty program as well as its NFT community. This is the testing phase for the coffee chains highly-anticipated digital...

Hanwha Group to sign final deal agreement to acquire DSME

Hanhwa Group has taken another step to complete its deal to acquire the Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co. (DSME), which is the third largest shipbuilder in the world. This means that the company is also inching...

中 제로 코로나 정책, 국가 경제에 큰 손실...회복 어려워

원본 기사 : Chinese economic growth may never recover from COVID heres why 최근 몇 년 간 전 세계 많은 정부가 경제 회복과 코로나 확산 방지 사이에서 균형을 잡기 위해 노력해왔다. 중국은 세계에서 가장 강력히 코로나에...

Politics

Iran judiciary conducts first protest-related execution

Iran has announced the execution of a man convicted of a crime that stems from the ongoing protests. The announcement is another sign that Tehran plans to crack down on the months-long demonstrations against the...

UK: Former health minister will not run for re-election

Former British health minister Matt Hancock said this week that he would not be running again for parliament in the next general election. Hancock is also among the growing number of Conservative lawmakers that will not be...

Russia-Ukraine war: Germany's Scholz says risk of Russia using nuclear weapons now low

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the risk of Russian leader Vladimir Putin resorting to nuclear weapons has lowered now. Scholz said that the diminished risk was a result of international pressure as the war in...

US: Raphael Warnock wins Georgia run-off election

The Democratic Party has reinforced its majority in the US Senate this week after the recent run-off elections in Georgia. Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock defeated his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

How satellites, radar and drones are tracking meteorites and aiding Earth's asteroid defence

On July 31 2013 a constellation of US defence satellites saw a streak of light over South Australia as a rock from outer space burned through Earths atmosphere on its way to crash into the ground below. The impact...

Technology

Disney+ ad-supported tier launches with competitive pricing and features to take on Netflix

As promised, Disney+ launched its ads-supported subscription tier on Thursday. And its monthly pricing, along with the perks included in the plan, is giving Netflixs Basic with Ads option a run for its money. The...

FTC files lawsuit to block Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition alleging the deal violates antitrust laws

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it is filing a lawsuit against Microsoft for its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The complaint alleges that the deal is in violation of antitrust...

OnePlus 11 design, specs: ‘Official’ images reportedly confirm leaked renders; company to drop ‘Pro’ branding

With the OnePlus 11 generation expected to release soon, a new report surfaced claiming to have an official image that shows some significant design changes in the works. The company is also expected to implement a few...

‘Elden Ring’ free Colosseum update adds new arenas, new PvP modes, and balance adjustments

Elden Ring players will have plenty of new things to do in The Lands Between, thanks to the release of the new Colosseum update. Developer FromSoftware introduced new PvP modes that will be played in new arenas all...

Xbox games: ‘Starfield’ and other upcoming first-party titles will be more expensive starting in 2023

Xboxs parent company Microsoft confirmed a looming price hike for upcoming first-party games. Starfield, along with other yet-to-be-released titles for Xbox Series X/S, will cost more starting next year. Microsoft...
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