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A compilation of men crying done by @crying_tiktok_users | Instagram

How TikTok’s unorthodox advertising attracted social misfits and weird niche subcultures

In 'Attention Factory', writer and speaker Matthew Brennan documents the complete story of TikTok and its Chinese parent company ByteDance.
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‘Likes’ & ‘shares’ on social media teach people to express more moral outrage, study says

The study by a team of researchers at Yale University says positive feedback on social media appeared far more salient than negative feedback.
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Check out these sites to buy trustworthy followers to push your Instagram engagement

Many brand owners and businessmen have moved to Instagram for the publicity of their brands and businesses. Here's how to get more followers to improve engagement.
The Pinterest application on a smartphone | Gabby Jones | Bloomberg

Pinterest wants you to love your body & ‘focus on what matters most’, bans ads on weight loss

In statement issued last week, popular social media platform Pinterest said its decision was driven by data that showed a steep rise in unhealthy eating & living habits with onset of Covid.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A more ‘thoughtful’ Facebook is here. And ‘Be Kind’ is its first rule

Telepath — a new social network — aims to instill strict content standards from the get-go, including a rule against disinformation and hate speech.
Apps displayed on a phone | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

SHAREit, Baidu Maps, CamScanner — at least 23 of banned Chinese apps still in use in India

Though India banned 59 Chinese apps, and has now added 47 alternatives of them to the list, people in India have found ways to use many of these.

Digital tool Slack is changing office realities, forcing bosses to listen to employees

Slack has been giving employees, especially in media houses, a voice and space to demand changes from bosses without the fear of management whiplash.
Representational image of social media apps | Alexander Bahena | Pixabay

Army officer challenges social media ban in HC, calls it ‘arbitrary, unconstitutional’

Lt Col P.K. Choudhary, who filed plea in Delhi HC, sought withdrawal of new policy on the grounds that it was 'arbitrary executive action'. Hearing is likely Tuesday.
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Eye on US presidential race, Facebook, Google, Twitter pledge vigilance on disinformation

Facebook said it studied conversations surrounding 200 elections around the world, while Twitter tracked the threat of disinformation on race and police brutality.
The Covid-19 lockdown saw Indians download a host of apps, including Zoom | Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg

India’s favourite apps in lockdown — Zoom, TikTok and Aarogya Setu

Download figures for apps in the past month indicate which kinds of apps have been popular among users in India during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.

Bitcoin, Ether tumble as China declares all cryptocurrency transactions illegal

London: Bitcoin, Ether and other digital tokens tumbled as China intensified its push to rein in crypto speculation and mining. Bitcoin fell 7.8% to $41,220 as of 7:41 a.m. in New York. The losses were more severe in other coins, with Ether, EOS, Litecoin and Dash all falling more than 7%. Crypto-related stocks also came under pressure, with Marathon Digital Holdings Inc. tumbling 6% in U.S. pre-market trading. China’s central bank said all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal, according to a Q&A statement on PBOC’s website. It’s an urgent task for China to root out crypto mining and the crackdown is important to meet carbon goals, according to the guidelines on the website of the nation’s economic planning agency. Bitcoin looks headed toward the $40,000 level or lower, Fawad Razaqzada, an analyst at ThinkMarkets, warned. China’s strict approach is part of the reason why Bitcoin prices collapsed in May and have struggled to regain previous all-time highs above $60,000. “The risks are skewed to...

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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