Tag Archives: Sanjana Hattotuwa

When Worlds Collide #112: Social Media ‘Candles’ for Mainstream Media Blackouts

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 20 June 2014 What is the best way to manage public information in times of national crises – whether disasters, epidemics or conflict? All governments face this … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #101: Safely Riding the Social Media Dragon

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 29 March 2014 “We have to start asking not what is wrong with Facebook but what is wrong with our society?” Those words, by Dr Harini Amarasuriya, … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #25: Teleworking or not working?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 22 July 2012 This week, London welcomes the world’s Olympians once again as it becomes the first city to host the modern Olympics thrice. Even for … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #12: Of Tsunami Waves and Twitter Ripples…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 22 April 2012 To warn or not to warn — that was the question. On 11 April 2012, following a powerful undersea earthquake, government officials in … Continue reading

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