SOCIAL MEDIA

  • CEO of Life: In conversation with LinkedIn's Nishant Rao 22 hours 47 minutes ago

    How to be successful in business? How 'age' is just a number in terms of success? How can one inspire and set examples for others to emulate? Expect to find the answers on CEO if on CNN-IBN's upcoming series 'CEO of Life'. CNN-IBN's Business Editor Karma Paljor speaks to LinkedIn...
  • Army fights misinformation campaign on Whatsapp December 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Battling a proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army now has to fight with a new problem of misinformation campaign on social media which appears to be a tough challenge. It all began with Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda admitting to the "mistake" by his personnel in...
  • SC slams Centre over arrests for posting 'objectionable comments' on social media December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not agree with the contention of the Centre that arrests of some persons for allegedly posting objectionable comments on social websites were "stray incidents", saying that even if they were aberrations, they were "brazen" and "grave". The counsel for the Centre told a...
  • Twitter users follow like-minded people: Study December 9, 2014

    New York: Twitter users try to insulate themselves from the differing views and opinions on the site by following people who share their interests and beliefs, a study reveals. Researchers from Louisiana State University suggest that Twitter is unwittingly building an "ideological echo chamber". "Two users of Twitter might be exposed to...
  • Snapshot: Prince William, wife Kate Middleton meet Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z at NBA game December 9, 2014

    New York: Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton met star couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here Monday for the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Beyonce and Jay Z were seated just across the way, reports eonline.com. Prince...
  • People are now more likely to flirt on Facebook than in person: Survey December 7, 2014

    London: People are now more likely to flirt on Facebook than in person and a third of them are too embarrassed to talk to their love interests face-to-face, a survey has revealed. The language of love has gone digital through text messages and it has even affected the way we flirt. The...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 16 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media December 3, 2014

    Indians are normally very active on social media sites. If they aren't sharing jokes on WhatsApp groups, they're posting Goa vacation or Karwa Chauth pictures on Facebook or outraging against Honey Singh on Twitter. It's the perfectly normal thing to do unless someone takes their obsession to a new level....
  • Islamic State may possesss nuclear material stolen from Iraq: Report December 1, 2014

    London: Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, according to a British media report. Terrorists boasted of the device on social media, with one even commenting on the destruction such a...
  • Obama's daughters told to 'dress for respect, not a spot at a bar' November 30, 2014

    Washington: A US lawmaker's communications director was facing social media calls she be sacked after her Facebook rant about President Barack Obama's daughters prompted widespread anger. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a scathing post to her Facebook account scolding Malia and Sasha Obama, 16 and...
  • Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour November 29, 2014

    Washington: Using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to gather data on human behaviour may be fraught with biases, scientists say. Behavioural scientists use social media to quickly and cheaply gather huge amounts of data about what people are thinking and doing but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the...
  • Former BJP ideologue Govindacharya challenges government's use of social media in Delhi HC November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BJP ideologue KN Govindacharya has challenged the Government's use of Social media to disseminate information to the public. In a petition filed through his advocate Virag Gupta, he has argued that the public information of the government could be misused or used for commercial gains by the...
  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure young women into prostitution November 28, 2014

    Lodon: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said Tuesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements with webchats...
  • Have thousands of Facebook friends? Check-in to this hotel in Europe for free! November 27, 2014

    Take this moment to thank all your friends and followers on social media. If you're big on social networking sites, use your followers as currency to check in to a hotel in Europe! The luxurious Nordic Light Hotel in Stockholm is allowing people with more than 2,000 friends on Facebook to...
  • Watch: Vladimir Putin got flak for what he put on the first lady's shoulders November 13, 2014

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Putin are getting lampooned on social media for their antics. ...
  • Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls November 10, 2014

    London: The surge in online communication and social media coupled with economic downturn seven years ago have left many teenage girls with low self-esteem, reveals a British survey. The survey that included 30,000 students found a worrying drop in the number of 14- and 15-year-olds, particularly girls, who say they feel...
  • University offers course on 'wasting time on the Internet' November 3, 2014

    Washington: A prestigious Ivy League University is offering a new course on 'wasting time on the Internet' which requires students to stare at a screen for hours and only interact via chat rooms and social media. The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania is offering the course titled "Wasting...
  • Hyderabad Police keeps tab on people getting drawn towards ISIS via social media November 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: While India may not have joined the US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but security agencies were keeping a close track of Indians who may be getting drawn towards the group via social media. The situation was alarming as more educated young people seem...
  • J&K government yet to take action after DIG's son boasts of power on social media October 29, 2014

    In a shocking misuse of power, the son of the DIG Jammu has posted pictures of his father's subordinates tying his shoes, doubling up as a caddie with high handed captions leading to criticism from all quarters. ...
  • Abuse of power by Jammu DIG exposed: Should the government step in? October 29, 2014

    In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police arrest law student for Facebook comment 'I love Hudhud' October 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Two people have been arrested in Andhra Pradesh for posting comments on social media sites on Cyclone Hudhud which hit the state earlier in October. A law student was arrested by CID officials in Guntur after he posted comments saying "I love Hudhud and that nature was taking revenge...
  • J&K DIG's son boasts of power, posts pictures of man tying his father's shoe laces on social media October 29, 2014

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig...
  • J&K polls: BJP to tap social media to reach out to voters October 28, 2014

    Jammu: With BJP keen to replicate its success in Haryana and Maharashtra in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the party has decided to utilize social media to reach out to the voters in the state. During the Lok Sahba elections held earlier this year, the social media...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey October 23, 2014

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Centre found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced...
  • Social media war over 'Yes' or 'No' to firecrackers October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: We are living in dangerous times. The hyper social media 'activism' has made everything sensitive these days. It seems almost everybody is facing a Hamletian dilemma of 'to do or not do or 'to be or not to be'. The latest debate is over bursting of firecrackers during...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins twitter October 21, 2014

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, has joined twitter. She described herself as a social activist and public speaker among other things. ...
  • Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah October 20, 2014

    Sharjah: A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported Monday. "The missing eight-year-old girl was spotted by a passerby near Joy Alukkas Centre in Rolla," Khaleej Times quoted her father...
  • Delhi Traffic Police asks people to use Facebook, Whatsapp to complain illegal parking October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police, in its effort to curb parking mafia in the national capital, has asked people to come forward and complain about illegal parking in the city through their Facebook page and traffic helpline numbers 1095. Delhiites can also lodge such complaints at Delhi Police's anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline...
  • Time to scrap laws which turn ordinary men into criminals! October 10, 2014

    Beginning Saturday, 4 October 2014, the death of Raghavendra Guruprasad and his two boys has been discussed in newspapers, on TV channels, and in the social media. For those who have not heard about him, Guruprasad was an ordinary Indian male, with above average intelligence, who worked hard to...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP pulls advertisements that triggered jokes on social media October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP has withdrawn a series of advertisements rhetorically asking "Kuthe neun thevlay Maharashtra maajha? (Where have you taken my Maharashtra?)" that attracted severe criticism from various quarters. "The ads have been dropped, but that is a scheduled action and has nothing to do with criticism or ridicule they...
  • HC asks police to use social media, mobile in tracing missing persons October 9, 2014

    Madurai: Madras High Court Bench on Thursday suggested police personnel be trained in modern technologies including the use of computers, social media, mobile phones and Global Positioning System (GPS), in tracing missing persons. A bench comprising Justices S Manikumar and VS Ravi, in a common interim order on...