Thinking Aloud

Social media: Is it still worth your while?

Yes, but learn how to use social tools well, and be a good friend.

"Take off your shoes and stand on the chair," the Indian New Yorker in a grey jacket with a peach pocket square said to me.

We had just addressed a round-table of about 35 editors and senior journalists from across Asia at the Asia Journalism Forum, and social media guru Sree Sreenivasan wanted to cap it with a wefie of the group. The best way to shoot such a picture is, of course, by standing on a chair, stretching out your arm and snapping.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 23, 2018, with the headline 'Social media: Is it still worth your while?'. Subscribe