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Link clicks instead of ‘likes’: brands should value passive engagement, explore...

Passive engagement on social media is just as important as active engagement when it comes to quantifying success, according to Hootsuite, a social media...

During elections, online social networks are powerful—but so are personal relationships

Social media platforms are highly influential during election campaigns, but online clout doesn’t necessarily translate into real-world results, according to Richard Heydarian, a public educator and academic. 

China launches crackdown on mobile web browsers, decries ‘chaos’ of information

SHANGHAI — China’s top cyber authority said on Monday it would carry out a “rectification” of Chinese mobile internet browsers to address what it called social concerns over the “chaos” of information being published online.

On social media, it’s better to be a skeptic 

Social media users should take responsibility for what they post and share online, just like any media outlet or publication, according to experts in the field.

Filipinos’ social media spending up in first half

THE NUMBER of Filipino shoppers on social media grew less than its regional peers over the first two quarters of 2020, but shopping less frequently didn’t keep Filipinos from spending nearly as much as their neighbors.

Facebook chides Netflix over portrayal in movie on social media

FACEBOOK has hit back at Netflix, accusing the The Social Dilemma documentary released earlier this year on the streaming platform of sensationalism.

Philippine police draw flak for plan to monitor social media on...

Philippine police drew criticism from netizens and activists on Sunday for a plan to monitor social media to enforce quarantine rules, with critics accusing the authorities of authoritarianism and double standards.

Social media, insulated bags, and seeking help

WITH more people spending time at home, many have parlayed both their time and ability into cooking -— and some of them have even translated that into a new career. San Miguel’s Home Foodie held a webinar last week with two seasoned online food entrepreneurs to help budding businesses get up on their feet.

Half of Filipino small business owners use social media as their...

Sixty percent of small business owners in the Philippines are relying on technology to keep their ventures afloat during the pandemic, according to the GoDaddy 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Survey, with 51% using social media and messaging apps as their main channel of communication. 

A spate of bank runs breaks out in China, fueled by...

Social media-fueled rumors about banks collapsing are popping up at an unprecedented frequency in China, forcing regulators and even the police to step in to calm depositors.

AdSpark, Inc. unveils insights on Filipinos’ obsession over celebrity couples

AdSpark, Inc., Globe Telecom’s digital advertising subsidiary, unveils insights on how the online views modern celebrity love teams in the age of social media...

Facebook highlights its community-building tools in global workshop series

Facebook Community Boost is a global initiative that aims to educate enterprises and organizations on their platform’s tools and learning resources, teaching how to best utilize them for optimal reach and growth.

Social media stirs ‘emotional connections’ between candidate and voter — Publicus...

SOCIAL MEDIA presence is not enough to ensure a candidate victory in an election, but it is an effective tool to boost campaign and allow closer connection to the voting public, Publicus Asia reported.

China grooms celebrities to help spread patriotism

FOR LINDA LI, supporting her favorite boy band entails more than just buying music and attending concerts: She’s also regularly posting nationalist pro-China slogans on social media.

Engaging millennials in insurance

Millennials, people 22-38 years old, are the single force disrupting insurance, according to IBM. “They don’t buy their father’s insurance and they don’t shop...

Celebs to keep social media posts ‘clean,’ watchdog says

LONDON — Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and other celebrities have agreed to spell out in social media posts if they are being paid to promote a brand, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Wednesday.

Netflix show tackles the perils of oversharing on social media

WHILE MANY viewers may have already moved on to Netflix’s comedy series Sex Education as their next binge, Lifetime’s YOU is reminding viewers why they loved the crime/psychological thriller which the streaming service premiered on December 2018. The show sheds light on how much people share on their social media accounts and how they interact with it.

Traditional art, social media smarts: Marius Black’s hopeful, woodblock Manila

How social media changed the game for this traditional artist.

Social media is top use for internet among Filipinos, but does...

WHILE ALMOST all Filipinos who access the internet do so to check on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, only a bare majority say their political views changed at least once because of what they have seen online, the latest survey from Pulse Asia Research, Inc. showed.

Monetary policy via Facebook is Southeast Asia tool in turmoil

As the economic landscape gets more rocky, Southeast Asia’s central bankers are turning to Facebook and YouTube for help in getting their messages across. The...

How Facebook’s $151 billion rout could rewrite the history books

Facebook Inc. has racked up plenty of milestones in its pioneering journey. Now the social-media giant is poised to add one it would doubtless...

Facebook is no longer building an internet-beaming aircraft

Facebook Inc.’s days of dabbling in aerospace engineering are over. The company said in a blog post Tuesday it will no longer design or build...

With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO — Instagram said Wednesday it now has more than one billion active users, as it unveiled a new long-form video feature in a bid to attract “creators” like those on YouTube.

Twitter to predict what you want to see, when it happens

Twitter Inc. will personalize news for users and send them notifications of events, trying to attract a bigger, broader audience with one of its...

Facebook messaging app adds real time translations

San José, United States -- Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence...

Zuckerberg unveils plans for Facebook dating service

San José, United States — Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday the world's largest social network will soon include a new dating feature --...

Most Filipino merchants prefer social media as top e-commerce platform — survey

More Filipino merchants are using social media for selling their products, digital payments firm PayPal said. PayPal said that 87% of Filipino merchants are currently...

SEC issues advisory against 30 online Ponzi schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned the public against so-called online paluwagan schemes that collect money from investors with the promise of...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg unscathed by congressional grilling, stock rises

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers and emerged...

Facebook adding unsend message tool after Zuckerberg caught doing it

Facebook Inc. is planning to introduce a feature letting users of its Messenger app retract messages after a report that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Chief...

Facebook says data on most of its 2 billion users is...

Facebook Inc. said data on most of its 2 billion users could have been accessed improperly, giving fresh evidence of the ways the social-media...

Zuckerberg vows to alert all whose data may have been exposed

Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg, breaking a media silence on the latest consumer imbroglio to engulf the social media company, vowed to inform each of...

Terrorists use social media, cash to recruit civilians near Marawi

By Rosemarie A. Zamora TERRORIST groups are using social media and financial incentives to recruit civilians in areas near Marawi even after the government has...

More govt’s manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls — study

WASHINGTON -- More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat...

Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social...

WASHINGTON -- Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the...

You decide the plot: Social media shows shake TV

CANNES, FRANCE – Cliffhanger endings where television audiences are left holding their breath for the next episode may never be the same again. A new...

Filipino netizens ‘very open’ to social media interaction

IN AN AGE where fake news and alternative facts have proliferated social media, Filipino netizens are found to be still more accepting of messages...

Twitter highlights victories in war on extremist content

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter on Sept. 20 touted victories in the battle against tweets promoting extremist violence, saying it has been vanquishing those kinds...

29Rooms, the exhibition created for social media

NEW YORK – Visitors were touching the art, wearing it and even jumping on it at the popular immersive exhibition 29Rooms held in a...

Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending her fans into...

LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a...

When the fake-news peddlers come for your company

By Kara Alaimo FAKE NEWS ON social media stymied the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Now, businesses are wondering what they should do if they’re...

What you may gain when you quit social media: Career, friends,...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman While Paraguay champions positivity and Papua New Guinea is best known for propagating diversity, the “International Number Ones: because...

How Twitter users reacted to #PiliPinasDebates2016

Twitter released data on what Twitter users talked about during the second Commission on Elections (Comelec) presidential debates held in Cebu last March 20, 2016. Here's a...

(1) New Notification: Your candidate is now online

By Pola E. del Monte    YOUR CANDIDATE is now online. Political campaigning has expanded beyond the realm of TV, radio, and print media. Today,...