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Inside the rise and fall of Indian Twitter rival Koo

Koo, the Indian social media platform aiming to rival Twitter, has closed down due to unsuccessful acquisition negotiations. The company struggled with funding challenges and workforce reductions amidst a competitive landscape. Key Points

Economic Times

Meaningful social interactions linked to lower loneliness, affective well-being: Study

Meaningful social interactions while resting resulted in higher well-being than those occurring during activities such as studying or dining. Having... Key Points

The Tribune India

X to hold town hall with Donald Trump, Elon Musk says ‘will be interesting’

Social media platform X will host self-styled townhall meetings with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy ahead of November 5 presidential elections. Key Points

India Today

Cabin pressure: Are corporate leaders trying to be all-round performers?

CEOs face pressure to prove superhero status beyond the office, managing personal brand and productivity. Balancing fitness routines and social media presence is crucial. Finding time for rest and recovery is essential for overall well-being. Many entrepreneurs do feel the need to constantly stay productive, even during their downtime, says Puroitree Majumdar, clinical psychologist and clinical product development lead at online counselling startup YourDOST, which runs a counselling programme specifically for founders. Key Points

Economic Times

Online creeps are 'crushing' on Aaradhya Bachchan. It's bordering on paedophilia

The comments on social media show how it’s become normal to sexualise children. Comments like ‘maa se beti crush updated’ to another asking why she didn’t dress like this before. Key Points

ThePrint

Common anesthetic in low doses can improve symptoms of depression: Study

The study shows that low doses of ketamine can restore social deficits. Ketamine is a common anaesthetic. | Health Key Points

Hindustan Times

Common anesthetic in low doses can improve symptoms of depression, find researchers

Low doses of ketamine can restore social deficits by restoring function in anterior insular cortex, says study. Well-being is important for everyone, especially... Key Points

The Tribune India

Patna’s paltu politics: 4 ways game changes

Find out why Nitish Kumar has returned to BJP and how it will impact Bihar politics. Explore the changing equations among the state's three principal players. Key Points

Times Of India

Budget 2024: India likely to announce social security fund for informal workers

Interim budget: The fund, proposed in the social Security Code, 2020, would be a step toward universal social security for workers. The code, which is not yet rolled out because all the states have not framed rules, allows partial implementation of certain provisions. Key Points

Economic Times

What will 2024 will bring

International Business News: Discover the trends that will shape 2024, including edge computing, AI going phygital, and the rise of cyber criminals using social engineering. Learn how to protect your business with zero trust architecture and ethical AI. Key Points

Times Of India

Beyond IPOs and FPOs, Ashish Kacholia, Zerodha invest in NPO which gives zero return

Smallcap czar Ashish Kacholia, known for his multibagger picks, invested Rs 30 lakh while Zerodha generously invested Rs 1 crore. Other two investors are NABARD and HNI Govind Vaidiram Iyer. Key Points

Economic Times

Meta advertisers to disclose digitally-altered image, video on social, political issues

Development comes a day after Ministry of Electronics and IT issued advisory after deep fake video of actress Rashmika Mandanna was found circulating on social media platforms. In a move to check deep fakes, social media giant Meta on Wednesday announced a new rule that mandates advertisers on its platform to disclose about digitally-created or altered photorealistic images or videos on social issue, electoral, or political advertisements. Key Points

The Tribune India

WHO says loneliness a global health threat

Social isolation -- having an insufficient number of social connections, and loneliness -- and the social pain of not feeling connected are widespread. Loneliness is a pressing health threat, with serious consequences for the health and mental well-being of the elderly and young people worldwide, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday. Key Points

The Tribune India

Influencers, memes & WhatsApp — social media war rooms are frontline in battle for Telangana

Congress strategist Sunil Kanugolu has set up camp in Hyderabad along with his team. Member of BRS 'war room' says KTR spends 4 hours each night chalking out social media strategy. Key Points

ThePrint

Govt says deepfake regulation coming soon, considering penalty for content creators, social media

After discussing with industry leaders, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has promised actionable plan in about 10 days. Says companies agree with govt view that deepfakes aren't 'free speech'. Key Points

ThePrint

Israel Hamas Conflict: Scream VII fires Melissa Barrera after calling the war 'Genocide'

Mexican actress Melissa Barrera has been axed from her next 'Scream' film over her social media comments about the Israel-Hamas war.The actress will no longer appear in the horror franchise's upcoming seventh film. Key Points

Economic Times

WHO says loneliness a global health threat

Social isolation -- having an insufficient number of social connections, and loneliness -- and the social pain of not feeling connected are widespread. Loneliness is a pressing health threat, with serious consequences for the health and mental well-being of the elderly and young people worldwide, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday. Key Points

The Tribune India

Nikki Haley vows to ‘ban anonymous speech online’, faces backlash

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley vows to make every person on social media be verified by their name. Critics argue that it is unconstitutional. Key Points

Hindustan Times

There is no country with a $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 per capita income that has a market like India: Ashis

“All my life has been about creating organisations which can scale and create behavioural patterns which are socially desirable and do collective good. That is where the stock exchange comes in so that we are able to create trust where a person sitting in Jorhart or Dibrugarh is able to put in her hard-earned Rs 10,000 or Rs 1000 in a company in Salem.” Key Points

Economic Times

Meta advertisers to disclose digitally-altered image, video on social, political issues

Development comes a day after Ministry of Electronics and IT issued advisory after deep fake video of actress Rashmika Mandanna was found circulating on social media platforms. In a move to check deep fakes, social media giant Meta on Wednesday announced a new rule that mandates advertisers on its platform to disclose about digitally-created or altered photorealistic images or videos on social issue, electoral, or political advertisements. Key Points

The Tribune India

Dozens of America’s states sue Meta claiming its social platforms are addictive and harming children’s mental health

Dozens of US states, including California and New York, are suing Meta Platforms Inc. for harming young people’s mental health and contributing the youth mental health crisis by knowingly designing features on Instagram and Facebook that addict children to its platforms. Key Points

The Tribune India

US regulator probes Twitter security lapse before Musk took over - Bloomberg News

The U.S. securities regulator is investigating how Twitter managed a 2018 security lapse that exposed personal user information before billionaire Elon Musk bought the social media platform last year, Bloomberg News reported. Key Points

Reuters

Workplace loneliness can hurt businesses. It's even worse for senior executives and chiefs

As leaders, they are held responsible for making significant decisions. Having nobody to share the risks with is an implicit social deficiency that increases workplace loneliness. Key Points

ThePrint

How FOMO might lurk behind teen social media anxiety

FOMO is anxiety about being excluded from shared enjoyable experiences. It's experienced by 50 percent of adolescents. | Health Key Points

Hindustan Times

Congress accuses govt of carrying out 'planned euthanasia' of MGNREGA

The Congress party has accused the Indian government of deliberately delaying funding for social audits, resulting in a compromised process that allows the government to deny funds to states. social audits are a crucial part of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), aimed at ensuring accountability and transparency, the party said. Key Points

Economic Times

Apology will not be enough to avoid criminal proceedings for social media posts: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said an apology will not be enough to avoid criminal proceedings for abusive social media posts. In a hearing relating to a Facebook post by actor S Ve Shekher, the court dismissed an appeal and said it is essential to be careful while using social media. The actor, who shared a post containing slanderous comments about women journalists, later deleted it and apologised, saying he had shared it inadvertently. Key Points

Economic Times

16 social sector ministries integrated data with PM GatiShakti platform

All logistics and connectivity infrastructure projects, entailing an investment of over Rs 500 crore, are routed through the Network Planning Group (NPG), constituted under the PM Gati Shakti initiative. As of date, sixteen social sector ministries/ departments have been fully onboarded onto PMGS-NMP, with individual portals developed and integrated with the NMP, the ministry said. Key Points

Economic Times

Video: Men caught drinking atop moving car in Ghaziabad, arrested

Three men were caught sitting and drinking on the roof of a moving car in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms. Key Points

India Today

Exclusive: Head of engineering for Trump’s Truth social app resigns

The head of engineering for the company that operates former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Truth social app told Reuters on Monday he had resigned, in a blow for the venture. Key Points

Reuters

What does 'thirst trap' mean? Here's an explainer to understand this term, and how to avoid falling into p

Social media is anything but a reflection of ones real life, as per notable experts. So, you need to understand and analyze this pattern. Moreover, if you feel jealous out it, consider taking a break from social media or maybe try following handles that promote body positivity? Key Points

Economic Times

Mark Zuckerberg posts family photo on Instagram, carefully hides faces of his children and you should too

Mark Zuckerberg, along with many other prominent tech figures such as Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs, has chosen to keep their children away from social media. While Meta CEO of Meta, Zuckerberg frequently shares photos of his children, he ensures that the faces of his two older daughters are never revealed on Instagram or any other social media platforms. Key Points

India Today

Drew Barrymore is taking a ‘healthy’ break from social media to go on ‘adventures’ over the summer

"I’m going to take a social media break for the summer. I used to do it all the time. And it’s so healthy for the soul. I’m going to go on some adventures. See what I find," wrote Drew Barrymore on Instagram Key Points

The Indian Express