KATHMANDU, Feb 14: In an apparent bid to control foreign social media operators in the country, the government has proposed a law making it mandatory to register all social media platforms within the country.

Feb 3: A new Canadian study finds no evidence that social media use among adolescents and young adults predicts later depressive symptoms. However, the researchers did find evidence that greater depressive symptoms can predict later social media use, but only among adolescent girls.

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January 23, 2019 18:00 pm

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Brands pay thousands of dollars for a single social media post. But European Union consumer protection law requires social media users to disclose whether they have received gifts or cash to endorse a brand, to avoid giving the impression the post represents their personal view, the CMA said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government’s move to close parody accounts on social media purportedly for maintaining social harmony has drawn flak as not only posing a threat to freedom of expression but also violating the established practice with such platforms elsewhere in the world.

Two reports about Russian cyber-campaigns on social media platforms during the 2016 U.S. election find that Kremlin-linked trolls relentlessly targeted the African-American community to boycott the election.

Humor in the humdrum

November 30, 2018 09:18 am

If you scroll through the explore section on Instagram, you are likely to come across a comic strip or two quite frequently. Comic strips have been quite big on social media for a while now and it seems like every other popular comics account has millions of followers.

With access to internet, we are living in the world having rapid technological advancements and digital revolution. Majority of activities  on an online platform is definitely of our interest, either at a personal or professional level. Moreover, social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and more are playing a leading role, being a platform to share ideas, communicate and explore new avenues which were not accessible in affordable cost prior to digital revolution.

Cyber crimes on the rise in Valley

November 12, 2018 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: With the increase in the use of social media and the Internet by the Nepali public, cyber crimes too have increased in the last few years. Records maintained by the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) show a significant surge in cyber crimes in the last fiscal year.

Social media mining is a process of getting data from those who use social media and such gathered data is basically known as big data

Confesssions of a porn addict

October 6, 2018 08:29 am

A few days ago, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MoCIT) banned access to all the pornographic contents and adult websites. No sooner, the issue has been discussed on the social media. There were fuzzy comments criticizing porn ban, comparing it with kidnapping cases of school children because they go to schools, increase in road accidents because of roads and such. Many say blocking porn sites does not reduce sexual violence.

KUWAIT, Oct 3: A woman who was caught filming her housemaid falling from a seventh-floor balcony as she tried to flee her apartment in Kuwait, has been jailed.

NHS statistics for England show sleep disorder admissions for under-16s was almost 10,000 last year

The pressure to present the "perfect" life on social media could be a factor.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 25: The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation.

Save children from social media

September 15, 2018 00:15 am

I am sure you will agree with me when I say social media plays a role in our lives. I am tempted to ask you a very personal question: How many times do you check your social media account in a day?  Now, don’t be embarrassed. At the same time also think of how you feel when you cannot check your social media account for a few days.  Do you feel you are missing out on something someone said or even the reaction to your pictures that you recently posted? If you do, believe me, that is the beginning of anxiety disorder.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Following the government's decision to use the social networking sites to make dialogue with people effective and address their grievance promptly, the government agencies have expedited the use of the social media.

Facebook for the public

September 2, 2018 10:44 am

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg.  The sole motive behind Facebook was to bring the whole world together onto a single platform. Today if we are connected with all our friends, family, and acquaintances, it is all because of Facebook. If this social platform is used in a good way, it will spread love, motivation, and encouragement among its users. There are many introvert people who are not good at expressing themselves, and they find Facebook very useful to speak their hearts out. Facebook is helping people to be more sociable and to remain connected.

Trends to follow?

August 31, 2018 09:50 am

With the beauty industry being one that is always growing, there are always new products and trends that people will obsess over, and will flood everyone’s newsfeeds on social media. Here are five beauty trends that have been quite the rage in the recent days.

Social media fever

August 26, 2018 11:54 am

The 21st century is the era of technological innovations and social media. Social media, as a result of the ongoing tech-upgrades, has captivated the whole world. For most, Social media has come in as the most reliable companion as it provides interaction and idea sharing platforms from the touch of the fingers.