Despite the current adverse situation, youngsters on social media are using the digital platforms as a bridge to fill the gap between those who are in need during this crisis and those who can help fulfill their needs. Then, there are some initiatives to flow the information regarding the needed services from the local community and individuals to somewhat ease the current situation.
MUNICH – When a local radio station in Charlotte, North Carolina started a podcasting competition in its community, it was prepared for many contingencies, except one: that the response would overwhelm the station’s server. The initiative was aimed at increasing on-air diversity, and tens of thousands of people wanted in. Groups and individuals from all walks of life submitted more than 370 ideas for podcasts, and 33,000 listeners logged on to vote for them. What started as a one-time experiment will now be a regular feature.
Netflix on Monday said traditional cinema and digital platforms can coexist in harmony in an apparent response to Steven Spielberg's push for a rule change by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to exclude streaming services for Oscars eligibility.