Social media can be both a blessing and a curse - and with access to information so easy, there are a lot of times when ‘fake news’ gets more attention that real hard facts. Question: Do you always verify and research news you’ve been given?
One of the trending topics in Malaysia is the COVID-19 vaccination. It has been a huge debate on whether vaccinations are safe for people, which vaccines are better than others and a also on the vaccine roll out plan altogether. With an influx of information and also those pesky Whatsapp forwarded messages, people are in a jumble as to whether they would even want to be vaccinated.
A report by The Straits Times in March 2021, stated the concern and worry over low vaccination registration rates from the older generation (those aged 60 and above as well as high risk groups), and they mentioned a whopping 90% of this age group had yet to register. Whether this was due to vaccination anxiety or just lack of internet access and knowledge on how to navigate online services and the MySejahtera app.
With the drastic rise in cases over the May 2021 period, we have seen an increased interest in vaccination and impatience in the slow roll out. It is great to see the general consensus of people have accepted the vaccinations and are willing to take them now, and we are hoping, whichever vaccine is given, do take it when you have the chance.
It is important for us, as citizens to always ensure the truth of information we disseminate, keep ourselves updated on the vaccination roll out as well as other roll outs (ie: The AstraZeneca Opt-In Programme, in which people of all ages were able to register) in order to maintain the calm. Let’s do our part in staying safe, staying home as much as we can, and checking our MySejahtera daily for updates. Stay calm, and stay safe everyone!
Instagram Reels; we feel it's a take on TikTok and is a new way to distribute content. Many business and content creators have leaped at this new feature and have seen great results from it.
We’ve listed a few things that we’ve learnt about reels thus far:
Do not take our word for everything, as the game is still new, we are basing the above pointers on our observations of using reels thus far. It is a new interesting feature, and we do urge business owners to jump on them and try them out!
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Hello, beautiful people! So, we are halfway through the year and we apologise for not updating our blog pages often, it has been a busy time for us and #ProjectSaveFixieDust. The pandemic has really taken a toll on many businesses, not only ours and it has been a task to keep everything afloat!
We are blessed to still have our small company up and running and would like to take this opportunity to thank all you amazing people that have made this possible. We have had a lot of fun this year with our clients – exploring IG Reels, a new Instagram feature (which we will be talking about in the upcoming blogpost!), running ad boosts as well as creating new and exciting content!
Social media is a platform that forever changes, upgrades and there is always something new to explore. We will check in again soon everyone!
Tanith & Akila
We came up with the whole name when we said we wanted to help 'fix' other's social media problems. And as two females moving into this venture, Fixie Dust seemed to fit the bill!