Tag "social media"

Civilian Government’s Failure To Implement National Action Plan

Pakistan Armed Forces are fighting an “amorphous” enemy, as former army chief General Kayani used to say. This enemy manifests itself in various forms, at various places and through a variety of mediums. Operation Zarb-e-Azb will complete its second year in coming June and the National Action Plan (NAP) promulgated by the political-military leaders will also complete its second year in December. A key question being asked by observers, analysts

Diary Of A Social Media Mujahid

Disclaimer: The following is a satire piece written by the author to inject some food-for-thought among the readers. Pakistan Insider does not in any way endorse or agree with its content. Dear Diary, After managing to sleep unevenly for 4-5 hours, I decided to wake up once again and go back to duty. It has been a rough couple of days and I haven’t been able to rest properly. The

Social Media in Pakistani Politics: A Wave of Change or Just a Fad?

General elections are just around the corner (hopefully) and most of the discussions in the media and among the masses are occupied by two themes: disenchantment with the way things are and skepticism about any change in the future.  However, there is a relatively new phenomenon that may prove to be a challenge for the political dinosaurs (or predators) in our country.  I’m referring to the use of social media

‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ Shows How Social Media is Beneficial

Charlie Bit My Finger is amongst the most-watched videos of YouTube. It was made by an amateur video-maker who would have never in his wildest dreams imagined that the video of merely 56 seconds that he is uploading will be viewed millions of times and would be liked so much. But more than that, he would have never thought about the prospect of earning $500,000 in return for it after

How to Use Social Media to Promote Your Website or Blog

You’ve probably heard that social media tools can be great for promoting your website or blog. Maybe you’ve even jumped in and tried a few. Now it’s time to take social media more seriously — to build a social media marketing plan that incorporates some of the right tools for promoting your unique website or blog to your unique audience. In order to come up with the right social media

10 of the Biggest Technology Startups of the Last Decade

We’ve seen a lot of advances in the last ten years, most notably how the Web has influenced communication. Some of the things we use today and couldn’t imagine living without didn’t even exist just a few years back. So let’s take a look at ten of the biggest technology startups of the last decade. Most companies on this list are related to the huge growth in social media. Are