Social Media

  • Obsessed with selfies? You may be mentally ill 14-04-2014 05:59 PM

    London: Taking lots of selfies is not an addiction but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), psychologists warn. "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores 11-04-2014 03:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress candidate from Bangalore South and IT pioneer Nandan Nilekani has launched an all out war on his BJP opponent and sitting MP Ananth Kumar. Nilekani, who is the richest candidate in the entire country with declared assets worth Rs.7710 Crore, has taken to social media to attack...
  • CJ Youngistan: Can social media Influence voters? 07-04-2014 12:44 AM

    How effective is social media as a tool in wooing youngsters to vote for a particular party? We spoke to a few youngsters, experts and political party spokespersons to find out. ...
  • LS polls: Social media abuzz with awareness campaigns 06-04-2014 06:25 PM

    As India prepares itself to cast the first round of votes for Lok Sabha elections, social media platforms and tech companies have also caught on the poll fever with many coming out and urging youth to cast their vote in the country's biggest battle for the ballot. Be it Google's...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 06-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Catch all the election buzz, spoofs and everything that is trending as the entire country gets ready to vote in our first CJ Youngistan show. ...
  • CJ Youngistan: All things young about Lok Sabha Elections 04-04-2014 07:39 PM

    The Citizen Journalist Show goes young and interactive with all the election news, trivia, spoofs and everything that is trending this election season. Watch the show every Saturday night at 9:30 PM. ...
  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban 04-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday - a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption....
  • Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling 03-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said. Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections last Sunday to stem a...
  • Lithium Technologies buys social-media gauge Klout 29-03-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Marketing company Lithium Technologies has acquired social-media measurement business Klout that gives users insights about their social media performance. The deal, reportedly, would marry Lithium's social-media focused customer-service business with Klout's analysis of brands' and individuals' social-media savvy. According to a report from Fortune, the deal is worth...
  • The role of social media in 2014 Lok Sabha elections 28-03-2014 11:51 AM

    Aditya Gupta is the Co-founder of SocialSamosa.com - an Indian social media knowledge storehouse that covers everything that happens in the Indian social media ecosystem. In his role as the co-founder, he leads Social Samosa's vision and future strategies; leading it to become one of the most popular portals in...
  • Open Mike: Is social media setting the agenda for 2014 polls? 27-03-2014 11:56 PM

    With the social media emerging as the most popular platform for election campaigning in the run up to Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits cyber-city Gurgaon as part of a special series, 'Open Mike' and assesses people's opinion. ...
  • Modi's presence in social media increases but so do negative opinions 27-03-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: Social media's perceptions of the political space reflect larger events in the real world. Week-on-week analysis of mentions by social media trackers To the New reveals Narendra Modi is being steadily mentioned in increasing numbers on such sites as Facebook and Twitter in the past fortnight. While the...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • Couples checking Facebook while making love: Study 24-03-2014 09:37 PM

    Social media has entered bedrooms for sure and is now threatening love-making, with some couples checking Facebook during sex. According to a new survey by global condom maker Durex, some of the British couple are checking Facebook during sex. The Durex study polled 2,000 British residents to understand if technology...
  • Silicon Valley Indian techies build online platform for AAP 20-03-2014 09:17 PM

    Indian techies in the US have built what they call a "game changer" "Next Generation" technology platform to raise online donations for the Aam Aadmi Party for India's upcoming parliamentary elections. Launched on Holi day, the online "my.aamaadmiparty.org" platform raised a record Rs.5.5 million (nearly $90,000) in online donations on...
  • EC to keep tabs on poll ads in social media, issues guidelines 19-03-2014 04:14 PM

    With political parties using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook in a big way for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission has issued detailed guidelines for political advertisements on such platforms that include obtaining certification for contents before putting them in public domain. The Election Commission has...
  • Twitter candidates in Lok Sabha polls, Modi, Kejriwal, Tharoor lead 18-03-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time the general election is being fought online, at least for some net savvy politicians who are on Twitter. Some of them are not new to politics. They may be new to Twitter. Some of them are social media veterans, but new to politics. Even...
  • CPM joins social media bandwagon, launches its Facebook, Twitter page 18-03-2014 06:21 PM

    Kolkata: It is rightly said , "better late than never". With not even a month left for Lok Sabha elections to begin, it is the Left in Bengal to finally join the social network bandwagon. The state unit of CPI(M) on Tuesday launched its official Facebook page and a twitter...
  • Kerala: Contestants turn to social media for LS poll campaigning 18-03-2014 02:51 PM

    Catching up with changing trends, several candidates in Kerala, including Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, are turning to social media, which appears to be a more effective campaign tool. Though several other contestants for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls from different political formations and parties use social media, Tharoor makes...
  • Man arrested over Twitter threat to shoot random pedestrian 16-03-2014 03:07 PM

    Los Angeles: A 20-year-old man has been arrested in Los Angeles after writing on Twitter that he would shoot a random pedestrian if people retweeted his message 100 times on the social media website, police said. Dakkari Dijon McAnuff posted a photo on his Twitter account earlier this week of...
  • Facebook can create an epidemic of wellbeing 13-03-2014 12:27 PM

    You may be worried about airborne virus that can bring cold or flu but what about emotional contagion spreading fast via online social networks? According to a new research, Facebook feelings are contagious. Positive posts beget positive posts and negative posts beget negative ones - with the positive posts being...
  • Social media tools maker Jive trying to sell itself: Report 12-03-2014 11:23 AM

    Shares in Jive Software Inc, a maker of social media tools for companies, rose 7 per cent after a technology blog reported that the company has been seeking a buyer for months. Jive has hired Qatalyst Partners, the investment bank led by Silicon Valley dealmaker Frank Quattrone, to find a...
  • After street fights, BJP and AAP take their battle to social media 08-03-2014 09:27 AM

    New Delhi: The battle between AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and BJP prime ministerial candidates Narendra Modi has spilled on to social media as a Twitter war has broken out between supporters of the two leaders. Twitter hashtags #NaxalAAP and #ViolentBJP have been trending ever since supporters of the two parties...
  • Use of social media to be monitored: Maharashtra election commission 05-03-2014 07:36 PM

    Maharashtra Election Commission on Wednesday said that among other things, the use of social media platforms by the candidates for the Lok Sabha elections would be closely monitored. The Election Commission of India announced the schedule of the Lok Sabha elections this morning. "It would be mandatory to provide details...
  • LS polls: EC to monitor spending by parties on social media 04-03-2014 06:30 PM

    The Election Commission will for the first time keep a watch on the spending on social media by the political parties in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Assistant Chief Electoral Officer in West Bengal Amitjyoti Bhattacharya on Tuesday said that the EC would keep a close vigil on social media...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar holds first Twitter town hall, Bollywood stars ask spiritual questions 27-02-2014 05:27 PM

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) recently held a live town hall session on Twitter. The spiritual guru made good use of the social media platform's conversational nature. The Twitter town hall was held under #AskSriSri on Sunday. More than 65,000 tweets using the same hashtag were generated around the live...
  • FTP: Kejriwal, Shinde attack journalists: Is the media a soft target for politicians? 25-02-2014 11:05 PM

    The recent attacks by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the media has raised serious questions on the journalists becoming a soft target for politicians. ...
  • Watch: Bangaloreans react to Shinde's remark on media 25-02-2014 03:16 PM

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Tuesday clarified that his remarks on "crushing elements in the media" pertained to the social media and not to journalists as such. "My comments were on social media. It was with regards to the issue related to the Northeast students who were being targeted...
  • Shinde can't blame media, Congress losing ground day by day: BJP 25-02-2014 01:46 PM

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde backtracked after his controversial comments threatening to crush the media. ...
  • 'Which (blank) are you?' Online quizzes go viral 24-02-2014 04:22 PM

    New York: For a compulsive online quiz-taker like Chrissy Noh, the temptation was too great to resist: 'Which sandwich are you?' After answering a series of unscientific, seemingly unrelated questions, which included selecting her favorite doughnut from a lineup of frosted pastries, she had her answer (grilled cheese, for the...