When tech trend-setter #MarkZuckerberg meets political giant #Modi
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is hosting India's PM Narendra Modi later this month. They will field questions, perhaps on all things technical, Indian, geo-political and economic.
If you are interested in details, it will be 9:30 Pacific time, 27th September, 2015. According to Zuckerberg, they will
discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges.
On his Facebook page, Mark has invited questions and within four days, over 32 thousand comments have been received with varied suggestions and questions to Modi and Mark!
Twitter is now the first choice for news!
We carried a post recently about growing use of social media as the first media choice; this was our observation about celebrities lapping up social media before going to the mainline media.
But are the visitors / common people checking social media before going to the mainstream media such as television and print? Ok, you knew that. But nothing validates gut feelings better than surveys. So, have a look at what a recent survey by the American Press Institute has found (We have taken off a lot of data from the survey results).
- According to the study, 9 out of 10 Twitter users say, they use Twitter for news. Most of them do so every day!
- Users depend on Twitter for alerts as well as general news.
- Among those who follow news, three-fourths follow journalists, columnists etc. A slightly smaller number of them do follow institutional accounts.
Legal notices to bloggers: one more from a company
Just as Flipkart thought it proper to send a legal notice to blogger Amit Bhawani for hurting its reputation, Medianama has received a defamation notice from Star India for referring to Peter Mukerjea as Star's ex-CEO. A better counsel seems to have prevailed in this case as Star later withdrew the notice. Medianama has given details of the sequence and analysed the subject of online defamation in great details.