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BROADCASTING COMMISSION wins GLOBAL AWARDS along with Porsche and Usain Bolt Advertisements

The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica has received TWO Gold Muse awards in the International Muse Creative Awards Competition for 2018. The BCJ advertisements that received awards were the very popular “Pinchy Dead” video, which warns against fake news, and the BCJ’s most recent release – “Ordinary People”, which warns parents to be more aware of […]

Understanding Instagram’s Carousel Post Feature

Are you up to date with the latest features of Instagram? Whether you’re a selfie-sharing socialite, who wants to share your #OOTD, or a business person looking to increase your #Regram ratio among followers, there are a number of useful benefits presented by the newest updates, especially carousel posts. What are Carousel Posts? More technically […]

WhatsApp Revives Text Status Under Duress

Are you among the numerous WhatsApp users who disapproved of the new Snapchat-like feature, which came with last February’s update? Well, the Facebook-owned app has made note of the backlash and is bringing back the original text Status feature that everyone knows and loves. Just to re-cap, WhatsApp left many of its billion-plus users sharing […]

Facebook to Tackle Suicide Using Artificial Intelligence

Many Facebook users enjoy watching or making live videos, but the platform has recently become the stage for several public suicides. Fourteen-year-old Naika Venant, a Miami resident, committed suicide with thousands tuned into her live video on January 22. A day later, Frederick Bowdy, a 34-year-old father of six, ended his life in full view […]

The Fake News Phenomenon and How to Spot it

In the digital age, information can come from many sources and many different people. More importantly, the same standards do not necessarily apply across all media. Traditional media, while not perfect, are held to stricter standards for news and information in terms of accuracy, fairness and objectivity. They are expected to vet and fact-check information […]

How to Manage Technological Distractions While at Work

Technology in the workplace: Productive Aid or Distraction? Not too long ago, technology use in most offices was limited to landline telephones, computers with limited memory, speed and processing power, restricted access to the internet, fax machines and printers. However, in today’s dynamic, technology-driven environment, technology use in the workplace has been transformed by, among […]

Broadcasting Commission Responds to Concerns About Music by Convicted Persons

February 23, 2017 The Broadcasting Commission notes the editorial in the February 23, 2017 edition of the Jamaica Observer, titled ‘The Youth View Awards brouhaha’. It was stated that the organisers of the Youth View Awards (YVAs) contend that Kartel’s songs “from prison” are being played on most radio stations and his videos on television, […]

Instagram Stories: A New Way to Share Your Fun Moments

An exciting new update by Instagram now allows users to share their daily moments in a structure similar to Snapchat’s ephemeral feed. Known as Instagram Stories, you can use the new feature to share fun photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. The feature has been described as a direct response to Snaps from […]

6 Tips for Protecting Your Privacy When Installing Apps

The rapid growth of smart devices over the past few years, coupled with the rise of broadband, opened the gates for the age of apps. From games and social media platforms, to productivity tools and dating portals, there are apps for almost everything imaginable. Statistics from studies such as the Flurry Mobile Report show that […]

To Play or Not to Play Pokémon Go

In just a few short weeks, Pokémon Go has become the most popular mobile game in history…far more popular than Candy Crush! In fact, the number of users of the augmented reality game has quickly surpassed that of Twitter in the U.S. and it has even recorded higher engagement rates than several other social media […]

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