Fake People

I am in the creative process of designing a community project that will help people to identify fake news. For the last 3 weeks, I have plunged in to the vast ocean of social media in Sri Lanka in the light of constitutional crisis, among other things. What struck me most is, fake people are more easier to identify than fake news. When I digged into the sources of the news, I was able to judge more effectively. Fake people are the ones who create a persona that is larger than life. They do not live by their broadcasted values. They jump on to any opportunity that come their way. They show that they care through words. Do you wonder why these fake people are been venerated by masses? Reason is, these fake people understand what the masses want. They give you something to believe in. They play with the imagination of the masses. The masses fuel that by giving

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Balancing social media

I went to tweetupSL 7 yesterday. I have missed last 2 years. So many new young faces, and the interactions gave me the flavour of young aspirations and new trends in social media. Right now, the intensity of  interaction is high, one of the main factors is the inclusion of local languages. It’s much more engaging when one can type in your own language. Good to see some old faces at #TweetupSL, may be not that old 😜Full Album here: https://t.co/PR2B6oUcqCGo Tag yourselves… pic.twitter.com/zK3pERAyW7 — Dialog Axiata (@dialoglk) December 17, 2017 On twitter, we follow so many unknown people. It’s great to meet someone in person after I had followed and interacted with them for like 3 years. Most of the time, when I meet in person, I see a different personality from his or her online presence. So yeah, we have our split personalities: online and offline. This very core human nature brings in numerous issues and tensions on

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