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Social media for public employees

Social media is a virtual world that can have real-life consequences. Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms are considered public space, and controversial statements from employees can have negative effects on their employer.  The Times inquired about social media policies at local municipalities, police and fire departments, school districts and a private business. Fire department  Fire Chief Ryan Volz said they’ve had issues in the past with firefighters posting inappropriate things on Facebook. He’s gotten a few calls from residents complaining about firefighters’ online conduct.  “Being in the public eye…

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Shashi Tharoor: Trolling on social media BJP’s organised activity

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (File) Trolling of political opponents on social media is an organised activity of the BJP, said Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday. He was speaking at an event, Netizens For Democracy, organised to discuss social media’s pros and cons. The event was organised by Citizens of Justice and Peace (CJP), All India Professionals Congress and some other resident groups at Bandra West. “Trolling is an organised technique of the ruling party. They have cells and there is an army of trolls who have multiple accounts. They get instructions,…

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Finally, Justice Served: 2 Nursing Students Arrested For Beating 16 Puppies To Death In Kolkata

You probably have come across the heart-wrenching. Two unidentified women brutally attacking puppies. It launched a FB page asking for justice for the puppies and sparked a social media outrage. After 16 dead puppies were found wrapped outside a Kolkata hospital earlier this week, two nursing students have been arrested in connection with the case. Moutushi Mondal and Shoma Burman, both in their early twenties, were arrested after the video went viral on social media. The puppies were found dead at the parking lot of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital….

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India Is Addicted To WhatsApp More Than Any Other Social Media, And Knows It Can Be Dangerous

We spend a lot of time everyday on your smartphones, a lot of which might be across various social networks. Particularly WhatsApp. These come with their own problems of addiction, fake news, and online harassment, and India is no exception when it comes to dealing with these issues. That’s why public opinion data analytics firm YouGov conducted a survey of Indian smartphone users, to see how we deal with everything we’re exposed to on social media platforms daily. And the results are pretty interesting to say the least. For one thing…

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Matt Kuchar, social media, and stories that take on lives of their own

att Kuchar leaves Hawaii a winner, but not entirely unscathed. That’s the prevailing sentiment from a sect of golf observers, the byproduct of an accusation by a former PGA Tour player on Saturday afternoon. The match was lit at 5:08 p.m. ET; by 10, Kuchar, a beloved and venerated personality by American crowds, had come on the business end of a Twitter roasting . . . over how much he paid a fill-in caddie. Five hours is all it took. Five hours in which Kuchar was on the golf course,…

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Shah Rukh Khan’s brand value slips by 43%; Virat Kohli India’s No.1 celebrity endorser

Virat Kohli, captain of Indian Cricket Team, is the Indian celebrity with highest brand valuation at $170.9 million, says a recent report by Duff & Phelps. After Kohli, the celebrity with the second highest brand valuation in the country is Deepika Padukone, the report says, at $102.5 million. However, Shah Rukh Khan, who was second in 2017, has slipped to number five and is valued at $60.7 million. The report –The Bold, The Beautiful and The Brilliant– lists out top 20 Indian celebrities with highest brand valuations and reveals that…

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