Too much information isn’t just about “over sharing” personal information. During this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it can simply be information overload. The nightly news leads with the death toll, the overworked hospital workers and the increasing spread of the terrible coronavirus. The story is much the same on social media – so this week experts are suggesting to instead accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and latch on to the affirmative.
While the world continues to struggle with the coronavirus outbreak, Apple, which has been criticized for years for not spending enough of its cash on acquisitions, is starting to flex that muscle and make some purchases.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is scaling rapidly, global communities have started to take action to give a response like getting the social distancing into the practice. In this respect, Google has recently announced the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports to help policymakers, researchers in this ongoing process.
Over the past few weeks, misinformation about the new coronavirus pandemic has been spreading across social media at an alarming rate. One video that went viral claimed breathing hot air from a hair dryer could treat COVID-19. A Twitter post touted injecting vitamin C to the bloodstream to treat the viral disease. Other threads hyped unfounded claims that vaping organic oregano oil is effective against the virus, as is using colloidal silver.
Amid the global lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have found themselves with a lot more time on their hands, which many are now using to try to build their personal brands, and maximize their profile through online platforms.
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