Tag Archives Social media

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Insta-Stories

With Britain pulling out of the EU, and Trump being declared the Republican Party's Presidential nominee, the bar for what constitutes earth-shattering news has been considerably raised. Yet you have to admit that Instagram essentially stealing Snapchat overnight does mark somewhat of a watershed moment in the history of social media. In less than 24-hours of Insta-stories existence – which…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Social Media Day

With days dedicated to each member of the family – fathers, mothers, sibling, and even different food groups – pancakes, chocolate, and sushi – it was only a matter of time before social media had its own day. After all, how else would we know about these days if not through social media? https://www.instagram.com/p/BBk64iGN4fo/?taken-by=bombaydelhigirl As a scholar of media and…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Insta Algo change

Anyone in the Instagram world would have found it impossible to escape the desperate pleas flooding their timeline yesterday, by brands and bloggers asking followers not to miss post notifications. Of course, that includes yours truly, because why not jump on the blogger bandwagon. If I’m being completely honest, I face a slight identity conflict here: as a blogger, it's in my…

Saanya Gulati's Blog, Whatsapp

WhatsApp With That? If you jumped on the blackberry bandwagon back in the day, chances are that BBM (Blackberry Messenger) was your preferred mode of communication. Along came WhatApp, and the rest is history. Until I recently moved to London, I assumed that this narrative was universal. Enter week-one of my Masters: a whirlwind of new faces and phone numbers.…

Like everyone else in the social media community, I recently blogged about the Kony 2012 video and it's implications for viral marketing -- given the criticism & allegations made, supported by what I would consider well-reputed sources, it goes to show how hard it is to accept content on the web at face value. In other words mindlessly re-posting may…

A few months ago I read an article in the Times of Indiaon the aging world leaders, like  Berlusconi, Mugabe, our own  Manmohan Singh and Mubarak as he was still in power then. Today that same article crossed my mind when reading Rajdeep Sardesai's tweet: "60 per cent india under 35, only five of 81 ministers are in their 30s.…

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