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It is common these days to get updates on social media on couples striking a filmy pose in a choreographed pre-wedding video in some exotic location

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New Delhi, Sep 10, 2017: Indian weddings getting streamed online has become a trend now. So it is common to get updates on social media on couples striking a filmy pose in a choreographed pre-wedding video in some exotic location. But it’s not easy to plan a social media savvy wedding, say experts.

Sanaa Vohra, Founder and CEO of The Wedding Brigade, which is a destination for wedding needs, and wedding jewellery expert Kartik Nayyar, Founder of OSR Jewellers that are into making semi-precious jewellery, have a few suggestions:

* Have a hashtag: Cliched as it may sound; having a customized hashtag lends a touch of personalization to an otherwise regular wedding. From something that is meaningful to the couple, a play on their initials or a cute personal joke, a hashtag can be anything you want it to be.

Include it in your decor, make it a part of a photo booth, put it in the invites and save the date and get your friends and family to use them for all wedding related pictures and conversations. It’s an easy day to find wedding photos posted by guests in one place on Instagram too.

Also Read: Big Fat Indian Wedding: How to make it more Special with Proper Planning! 

* Customize the ceremony: Instagram and the likes are flooded with pictures and videos from the wedding and sometimes it becomes hard to distinguish one from another. While ceremonies inherently are ritualistic and follow a pattern, add some fun elements to the celebration to make it your own.

A sweet entry by the bride and groom, a thoughtful toast by the best friends or a fun game between the families make for great memories and great videos.

* Decor drama: Nothing spells social media better than beautiful decor but great decoration doesn’t have to mean expensive flowers flown from another country. Give your venues a personal touch with elements that bring out your relationship and your personality.

Using photos of the couple in an innovative way, having sweet centrepieces with personal stories or including elements like a message tree for people to leave marriage advice and notes are some great ways to use decor to make a statement.

* Include everyone: While couples tend to hire the best photographers for getting the perfect shots to be framed in their living room, real time shots for immediate uploading is left on the reliable shoulders of friends and cousins. Make sure all the moments that matter are captured and posted for posterity, including memories your photographer may not capture, such as a sweet moment between your aunt and uncle.

* Have fun: Whether you’re planning a large scale extravaganza or a private intimate affair, whether you’re getting married in a palace or a beach or at a temple, remember to enjoy yourself and not get too caught up in achieving Pinterest perfection! (IANS)

 

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Will Facebook accounts be linked to Aadhaar card?

The social media giant did not ask participants in the test to provide their Aadhaar number

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Facebook is not collecting Aadhaar card data Picture credits: Wikimedia commons
Facebook is not collecting Aadhaar card data: Wikimedia commons

After some reports suggested that Facebook was asking new users in India to enter their names as mentioned in their Aadhaar Card when they sign up for an account, the social media giant clarified that it is not collecting Aadhaar data.

From where the rumor emerged

Facebook said it ran a small test to help new users understand how to sign up to the social network with their real name and connect with their friends and family.

“Some have interpreted this test as a request for people’s Aadhaar information… This is not correct,” the company said in a statement.

“The test, which has now finished, merely includes additional language on the account sign-up page to explain that using their Aadhaar name will help family and friends recognise them,” the statement said.

At the point of account sign-up, users who were part of the test saw language that said, “using the name on your Aadhaar card makes it easier for friends to recognise you.”

The social media giant did not ask participants in the test to provide their Aadhaar number.

Facebook conducted tests just when the Government was linking Aadhaar to the digital world Wikimedia commons
Facebook conducted tests just when the Government was linking Aadhaar to the digital world Wikimedia commons

The test ran with a small number of users in India and Facebook said it currently has no plans to roll out this test further.

“We are not collecting Aadhaar data and do not require people to enter their Aadhaar name when they sign up to Facebook,” the company stressed.

Facebook has over 217 million monthly active users in India and 212 million of them are active on smartphones. It has 2.1 billion monthly active users globally. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has over 200 million monthly active users in India.

The Facebook test came at a time when the government is asking citizens to link Aadhaar details with their digital lives.

The government recently extended till March 31, 2018, the deadline for linking Aadhaar with bank accounts, PAN, mobile numbers and several other schemes. (IANS)

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