Are Selfies Turning Into Killfies?

Are Selfies Turning Into Killfies?

Social Surfing
It’s the ‘selfie’ world!! The digital nomads have gone crazy over the trend of taking selfies.  The day it was discovered that people do not need the support of anyone to click a photograph, was the day when the selfie revolution began. What no one knew, was that there are pros and cons to taking selfies. The tragic stories poured when many lost their lives while clicking selfies in dangerous zones. India has been reported with 127 such cases, recorded as the highest number of selfie deaths. It has also been observed that the maximum number of these cases happened near water or cliffs. A study conducted by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) has analyzed the reasons in the wake of selfie deaths.…
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Troll Police- The New Show on the Block!

Troll Police- The New Show on the Block!

Social Surfing
Internet has flourished all over, not surprisingly, people have started to misuse it. The latest reality show on MTV talks about this very phenomenon, and addresses the issue of trolling and cyber bullying. The series starring Rannvijay Singha initiates a dialogue between celebrities and their trolls. It addresses the harsh reality that people have been trolled in the online as well as in the offline spaces. It also aims to address the psychology of trolls, and how trolling impacts the daily lives of celebrities. In the first episode Tapsee Pannu was featured, while in the second episode Priyank Sharma and Benafsha Soonawalia were present. In the recently aired episode, RJ Malishka was featured. Humiliation, slut-shaming and body-shaming are some of the incidences which are very common in trolling and bullying,…
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Artivism: Activism through Art on Instagram

Artivism: Activism through Art on Instagram

Social Surfing
Change is such a powerful word, encompassing both terror and beauty in equal measures. When art attempts to capture change, it is a picture to behold. Art has found new expression in its easy access to audiences worldwide through thriving digital platforms like Instagram. Artists, activists and thinkers have taken to the digital revolution and turned it on its head by revolutionalising the digital space. Our worlds have just grown bigger, brighter, and more beautiful. Amidst the many works by “artivists “, we came across a few campaigns that are leaving a mark on the hearts of Instagrammers world over. One such Instagram account belongs to Delphine Diallo who works towards representing the inner strength of female identities which she captures in her art. The idea that women have influence…
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Spotting Fake News

Spotting Fake News

Online Safety
In the year 2017, many news published by the mainstream media through their official social media handles, were reported to be fake. This year, we hope that less people fall prey to it. Please find below the listicle that is made as a ready reckoner for spotting fake news. The content on spotting fake news has been taken from Facebook’s Help Centre. Be skeptical of headlines – False news stories often have catchy headlines in all caps with exclamation points. If shocking claims in the headline sound unbelievable, they probably are. Look closely at the URL – A phony or look-alike URL may be a warning sign of false news. Many false news mimic authentic news sources by making small changes to the URL. You can go to the site…
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Fight Phishing- Facebook Ups its Security Tools

Fight Phishing- Facebook Ups its Security Tools

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Phishing is an attempt by hackers to trick people into disclosing sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details. Hackers often send emails disguised as messages from companies like Facebook as a guise of authenticity. In a bid to fortify its users against phishing in its name, Facebook revealed new safety settings on its platform. Using this, users can verify if the mail has been sent by Facebook or by someone else. Check this out with some simple steps below- First, Go to your drop down settings page on Facebook * Second, Click on Security and Login ** Third, The final step is selecting See recent emails from Facebook *** On clicking this, the following page opens up showing you the recent mails Facebook has sent you- Facebook…
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