Tag: Social Media

Facebook considers “hiding likes” in an attempt to improve users’ mental health

SINGAPORE — Social media giant Facebook is considering hiding the public display of “likes” on its News Feed posts, as confirmed by a Facebook spokesperson to international news agency AFP on Tuesday (Sept. 3). Earlier this year, the company conducted similar tests on popular social media platform Instagram,...

Restaurant fires employee after netizen posts receipt with racist comment on Facebook

Singapore—You cannot underestimate the power of social media these days, which is good news for some, but bad news for others. Case in point: one customer posted a racist comment written on the receipt of a restaurant at Tampines, Fatty Bom Bom, on her...

BTS and Kim Kardashian among celebrities with most fake Instagram followers

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande, BTS, Drake and many others are the ones the largest number of fake Instagram followers, says a survey. The survey, conducted by ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol), listed them according to a ranking system after examining DeGeneres, BTS, Kim...

The evolution of communication — how emojis have taken over the good old phone call

SINGAPORE — There was a time when a good old phone call would suffice when you wanted to ask or tell someone something. It was simple and it was straightforward. But as the tides of time move and change, so does the way we...

With Instagram hiding likes, how will “influencers” measure their influence?

In an update last Wednesday (Jul 17), Instagram announced that users in select countries will no longer be able to see the number of likes on posts or the number of views on videos made by other users. According to the company's official Twitter account,...

Singaporean scammer uses fictitious illnesses involving family members and the pet dog to solicit ‘donations’

Singapore – Members of the public are raising awareness on a particular scammer who used quite a few tactics in scamming others – from borrowing money for his father diagnosed with cancer to donations for his pet dog, also with cancer. The ideas people get...

Appeals for liver donation for his father, more than 50 donors step up on social media

Singapore – A 59-year-old Singaporean man in critical condition due to his failing liver got a second chance in life thanks to a fellow Singaporean who stepped up as a liver donor. Organ donors are difficult to find. Aside from someone's willingness to donate, the...

Doctor suspended for posting offensive remarks against Singaporeans, Indonesians, and Chinese women

Doctor Christopher Kwan Chen Lee, 31, has been suspended from practicing medicine in Australia for posting a series of disturbing racist and sexist remarks in an online forum as well as on Facebook. The suspension is effective for six weeks as authorities continue to...

Facebook receives flak for failing to block 300,000 uploads of the New Zealand terrorist attack live stream video

FBNewsroom – The statistics are out showing just how powerful social media can be; yet with that kind of power, an equal amount of responsibility must be taken. On March 17 (Sunday), Facebook New Zealand’s Mia Garlick gave an update via Facebook Newsroom’s Twitter account...

Virgin Active Singapore gives cringe-worthy response to CCTV camera in its changing room as netizens fire off on social media

Singapore—Some netizens have been vocal with their dissatisfaction not only with the fact that Virgin Active Singapore has a CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera in one part of its changing room, but also its responses on social media. Virgin Active Singapore posted on Facebook March 15,...