Social media becoming the new platform to express...

“Harambe wasn’t just a gorilla” If you are not on the interwebs, then you might just not be reading this. Making my point moot. But as you go through the spheres of social media you realize that the first line was about our Lord and the savior Harambe. His death spread about like a wildfire. Bringing in memes, articles and moral outlooks of several celebrities. Going back about 10 years, no one would have given a damn. What made this news relevant, it was the social media and we the denizens of the interwebs that have our own little houses in the social media bubble. Furthermore, several of us are artists. But gone are the days, when we went out with fliers for our show so that someone, somewhere might show up. Sites like facebook and youtube have opened an entire plethora of audience to the talented and the eccentric. This platform has become the center stage for the world. Whether they are ideas, a flamboyant depiction of a new skill, just goofing around or captured moments, we can now share it with the world. With these expressions become known to the world the capital opportunists are coming up the certain job opportunities. Jobs that cater to these expressionists. Though the sites that provide the platforms to the expressionists are many. Some prevail in this scenario more than the others. YouTube started out as a simple video sharing site but now has become a major investment not only for the artists but the entrepreneurs too. With videos ranging from comedy shorts, singing, dancing and movie clips to the intellectual proficient ones like tutorials regarding each and every sphere of life. With billions of videos in its collection, this site with a humble beginning have...

Education and Leveraging the Power of the Social Media...

For many students the social media is seen as a vehicle for staying in touch with friends and passing the time. But recent surveys have shown that the social media is being increasingly used by educators for teaching and training. Since the young generation spends so much of their time on the social media some tech savvy educators have decided that it is the best medium to reach out to them. Studies have also shown that the use of social media by educators is growing year on year. The development of new methods of teaching and training is one of the reasons why the social media has grown so popular among educators. Many educators have come to the conclusion that interactive and unique methods of learning are the best way of reaching out to their wards. It helps the students to absorb the material and remember what they have learnt. There are many social media tools on the Internet that educators can use for their profession. Some of these are blogs, wikis, podcasts, Twitter and LinkedIn. There are educators who have created their own blogs on the Internet. They upload written content and videos on their sites. YouTube is another popular site on which many educational videos are being posted. However, there are also educators, students and parents who are concerned about the increasing use of social media in this field. Their concerns range from the integrity of student submissions to concerns regarding privacy. Academic communities agree that these are challenges that they face. On some sites it is possible to manage memberships and user accounts. The owner of the site can decide who should view the content and who should not. But this is not always possible. But everyone agrees that the use...