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Silent Cries of a Child

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Media, Society and Suicide

Death by suicide and self-inflicted injuries have increased in the Maldives over the years. Reasons behind which can be really complex, studies conducted in different parts of the world shows the leading cause as mental health issues related to depression and substance abuse. What we know about causes of suicide lags far behind our knowledge […]

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Digital Wildfires | Social networks make it easy to lie?

I have always been intrigued by the exponential increase in the speed of social media and how Internet has revolutionized the way we interact, which keeps getting better and more innovative. Ubiquity, mobility with increased use of smart phones, anonymity and ease of use plays a major role in this. Businesses and governments providing more […]

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Being impersonated on Twitter, or subject to abusive/violent threats? Take action!

Impersonation on Twitter and most other social networking website is very common. They say “Imitation is the sincerest forms of flattery”. Ok, probably you don’t feel a bit flattered when you’re seriously impersonated on Twitter, spreading incorrect information like wildfire. Take action immediately! Twitter “Impersonation Policy” clearly states that “impersonation is a violation of the […]

The Island Nations’ Presence on the Facebook: Interesting Statistics

Facebook is BIG  International Telecommunications Union (ITU) statistics1 shows that over 33% of the 7 billion world population are using Internet, out of which 45% are below the age of 25. ITU statistics also show that over 5.9 billion (which is over 80% of world population) are using mobile phones.  Over 70% of online population use […]

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Internet reshaping our lives

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FACEBOOK – Application Requests – Could it be considered spam?

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Does What Happens in the Facebook Stay in the Facebook?

I came across this interesting presentation about Facebook and it’s connections to the US Government. It highlights that the people who initially funded (and still funds) this website are linked to US Government Agencies; namely Department of Defese (DoD), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Information Awareness Office (IAO). It raises more questions…. ??? The amount […]

Facebook – An Ecosystem Mirroring the Real World

The Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg (former Harvard student) says that he’s going to create an ecosystem exactly mirroring the real world, on the Facebook platform. The core of this modeling would be "social graph" in Facebook, which keeps track of everyone on the network with their connections to each other. If every […]

Grammatical Freedom for Facebook Users

“To be, or not to be: Now Facebook users can decide” Facebook is one of the most popular social networking website around, worth over 8 billion US dollars. Cultivated and grown in the education sector, registration closed to university emails only, Facebook has transcended to a more open website claiming over 58 million members and […]

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