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About throughmyprism

Graduate student at American University

Social Media’s Effective Disaster Management Role in Thailand’s Floods

by Swati Singh The government of Thailand should learn a lesson from how social media were used by its citizens during this year’s floods to provide accurate information and connect with the rest of the world.

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Anna Hazare: Mahatma-ization by Social Media in India

by Swati Singh Facebook, Twitter and YouTube bring Indian citizens to the streets in anti-corruption protests. All on a single day: 18 million page impressions; 200,000 active users; 28,000 new likes on the news feed; 35,000 comments. These numbers are … Continue reading

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Aishwarya Rai’s Baby: A Bump in her Career?

by Swati Singh Beautiful blue-eyed girl meets a tall handsome young man. They fall in love.They have it all. Name, fame, money and the blessings of their parents. They get married and live happily ever after. Sounds like another happy … Continue reading

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