Issued on: 19/09/2019 - 06:38 Paris (AFP) South African opera singer Pretty Yende, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last years, has hit new heights in a Paris production of "La Traviata" where the heroine is a social media influencer destroyed by the same society that propelled her to fame.In the new Paris Opera version of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, the heroine Violetta is an internet celebrity like Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian, with her own brand of perfume and millions of followers.Yet her fame turns to despair and solitude as she is forced to abandon her love for Alfredo -- and the smiling emoji faces turn to tears.Greeted with a standing ovation on opening night, the 34-year-old Yende, who was born in the small South African town of Piet Retief, conquered the vocal demands of Violetta in the first time she has taken on the emblematic role.- 'The perfect Pretty on Instagram' -But she also proved an inspired choice to star in the typically bold production by the … [Read more...] about South African star soars in ‘La Traviata’ for social media age
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'Social media overload' harms students' grades Independent.ie Students who are burned out by an excessive use of social media are being warned that their grades may suffer if they don't put down their phones. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/social-media-overload-harms-students-grades-38509153.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37394012.ece/57f77/AUTOCROP/h342/tos_85128764_l_2015%20Read-Only.jpg Email Students who are burned out by an excessive use of social media are being warned that their grades may suffer if they don't put down their phones. With a new semester under way, a study has shown that excessive use of social media can have a negative impact on a young person's academic performance. The feelings of being overwhelmed and exhausted by the amount of communication and information a person is exposed to is an "ever-increasing" problem known as "social media overload", it said. Research by the JE Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI … [Read more...] about ‘Social media overload’ harms students’ grades
News by Press Association 16/09/2019, 1:19 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Social media users are being encouraged to ignore and report abusive messages they receive from online trolls as part of a new campaign to stop the spread of hateful content. A new charity – the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) – has published advice on how to best to deal with abuse that has been backed by a number of public figures. Here is how it and other online safety experts say all internet users, not just celebrities, should handle receiving abusive messages from trolls. – How should people initially respond to abuse? Social media users are encouraged to resist the urge to respond and instead block the troll’s account immediately. The CCDH says the main aim of most trolls is to provoke a response and raise visibility for themselves in the process. Such attacks can also come from a number of accounts at once but blocking a … [Read more...] about How can social media users deal with online trolls?
Dana M Williams Pacific Daily News Published 3:57 AM EDT Sep 16, 2019 A social media post with incorrect information about dengue fever on Guam has drawn attention from the Joint Information Center, which issued an announcement stating that schools will be back in session Tuesday and chemicals used to control mosquitoes are low-risk for humans. "The Joint Information Center is aware there are several unverified social media posts and messages identifying Ordot Chalan Pago as 'ground zero,'" the announcement stated. "No determination has been made to the origin of the posting. The community is reminded to refrain from sharing unofficial social media posts or messages that are not from the JIC." More: Governor declares state of emergency to help prevent dengue outbreak; schools, residences sprayed More: Dengue fever on Guam: What you need to know Schools sprayed, classes resume Tuesday Two schools, Agueda Johnston Middle School and Ordot Chalan Pago Elementary School, … [Read more...] about Guam officials debunk social media post about dengue situation
The actress, who turns 36 today (16 July), is in vacation mode in Mexico with her friends and sister for her birthday. Kaif, who stars in the super hit film "Bharat", has been documenting her beachside getaway with scintillating pictures from the vacation. She sent waves through the internet in a recent picture donning a white bikini with a distressed kimono on top of it. Wishes and compliments came pouring from Bollywood celebrities and fans in the comment section of the post. However, Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor couldn't resist pulling her leg and commented, “you've gone for a photo shoot”. View this post on Instagram 🎂+ 🇲🇽 =💛 A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Jul 15, 2019 at 11:19pm PDT Katrina Kaif also received admiration for her picture in a Mara Hoffman bikini from her friend and dance choreographer Farah Khan, who said she looks young like a 12-year-old. View this post on Instagram 🦋 A … [Read more...] about Birthday Girl Katrina Kaif Wows Fans in Bikini Snap from Mexico