SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Twitter working with law enforcement officials to tackle online threats 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    Washington: Twitter said today it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without...
  • Video shows Los Angeles police fatally shooting man Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles police has fatally shot a man in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent...
  • Suggestions on social media used in Railway Budget 2015-16, says Prabhu 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said his ministry received an overwhelming response and suggestions on social media during the formative phase of the Railway Budget 2015-16. "We received over 20,000 responses from people on social media and some of the suggestions are there in the Budget," he said...
  • Budget interviews to be streamed live on social media February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on utilising social media to reach out to people, the first interviews of the Finance Minister and Railway Minister, after they present their respective budgets, will be streamed live on 'YouTube' while questions will be invited from the people through 'Twitter'. The Information...
  • 90 lakh discussed India-Pakistan match on Facebook, 17 lakh tweeted February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide was discussed by about 90 lakh people on Facebook, while nearly 16.94 lakh tweeted about the clash of the arch-rivals. There were also 2.5 crore interactions about the match on Sunday on Facebook, the world's biggest social media platform said in...
  • Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die February 13, 2015

    New York: Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log...
  • Twitter buys Niche, a startup that grooms social media stars February 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter announced it is buying Niche, a startup that acts as a talent agency of sorts matching online video celebrities from Vine and elsewhere with advertisers. Twitter did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which technology news website Re/code said was valued at more than $30 million. "As more...
  • Addicted to social networking sites? You could be insecure in relationships, says a new study February 11, 2015

    New York: People who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site - frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something - in the hope of getting attention, researchers said. The study suggests that there are at least two kinds of...
  • Defence Ministry debuts on Twitter February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After shying away for years, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday debuted on Twitter and promised "authentic info and latest updates" in a bid to intensify its presence on social media. The official twitter account was started by the Ministry's Director General (Media and Communications) Sitanshu Kar under the...
  • Delhi election Twitter trends: Kiran Bedi vs Arvind Kejriwal vs Ajay Makan February 6, 2015

    The Delhi Assembly elections has been creating a buzz on micro-blogging site, Twitter. During the campaign for the February 7 polls the political parties used the social media for propagating their agendas and the voters used the platform in a bid to put forward their demand to the political parties. Both...
  • Social media addiction can cause FOMO February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: If you cannot live without the social media for even a minute, check out if you're suffering from FOMO - Fear of Missing Out. Health experts say the constant urge to be in touch with friends and happenings via smartphones has left many youths suffering from this new...
  • Facebook beats Wall Street's revenue targets in 4th quarter, earns 54 cents a share January 29, 2015

    Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 per cent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. But revenue growth was the weakest since the start of 2013, and spending rose faster. Facebook shares fell about 2.6 per...
  • UK boy expelled from school for insulting teacher on Facebook January 27, 2015

    London: A 14-year-old boy in the UK has been expelled from school after he posted insults about his head teacher's hair colour, looks and weight on Facebook. Jordan Ford took to the social media site after teachers told him his dyed red hair was not acceptable for school. He copied a...
  • Islamic terrorists celebrate Saudi King's death online January 23, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic terrorists and their supporters celebrated the death of Saudi King Abdullah on social media on Friday, many of them describing him as a "servant" of the Americans who conspired with the West to kill Muslims. Abdullah, who died at the age of 90, began battling al-Qaeda terrorists around a...
  • Facebook, Twitter use does not increase stress: Study January 18, 2015

    Washington: Facebook and Twitter users do not experience increased stress than non-users, but are more aware of negative events in their friends' lives, a new study has found. The study by the Pew Research Centre surveyed the stress levels of 1,801 adults with the widely used Perceived Stress Scale, which asks...
  • Hyderabad Police arrests engineer over suspected links with Islamic State January 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday arrested a 22-year-old engineer over suspected links with the Islamic State. The engineer was arrested while attempting to fly to Dubai on Thursday. Police said Salman Moinuddin is a resident of Hyderabad's Asif Nagar and was planning to join his partner, a UK-national, and travel to...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Social Media Person of the Year award January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active blogger and user of different social networks, has been named the Social Media Person of the Year, by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The event is still due to happen in the capital, but since Big B won't be able to make...
  • US Central Command Twitter feed appears hacked by Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015

    Washington: The US Central Command Twitter feed appeared to have been hacked on Monday by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad," the Centcom Twitter feed said. The Twitter account published a list of generals and...
  • Facebook most popular social network: US study January 11, 2015

    Washington: Facebook is by far the most popular social media website with its large base of "very active" users visiting the site daily, a new survey of American internet users has found. The survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that while Facebook remains the most popular social media...
  • 'Je Suis Charlie' message goes viral after Paris attack January 8, 2015

    Messages of condolence, outrage and defiance over the Paris terrorist attack on a newspaper office spread quickly around the world on Wednesday with thousands of people taking to the streets to protest the killings and using the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" on social media. Many who poured into Place de la...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • AP CM's popularity rises across social networking platforms January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is gaining in popularity on various social networking platforms, including garnering over 4.3 lakh followers on Twitter. "The number of followers of Naidu's Twitter page is 4,37,696, while the number of likes on his Facebook page is 3,38,114 and the number of likes...
  • 'Make in India' Facebook page adds one member every 3 seconds January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign adds a new member every three seconds on its Facebook page and has become the most sought after government initiative ever on any digital media platform. Make in India has seen an overwhelming response on its digital platforms like Facebook...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav courts controversy over 'PK' slip, denies charges January 2, 2015

    Lucknow: An inadvertent slip by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while declaring Bollywood hit 'PK' as tax free has not only earned him criticism on the social media but a social activist has also moved an application for lodging an FIR, accusing him of piracy. "People had been telling me...
  • Mamata Banerjee debuts on Twitter January 1, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday debuted on micro-blogging site Twitter and greeted the people on New year. Her very first tweet from '@MamataOfficial' read: "A New Year. A new beginning for me on Twitter". "Mamata Banerjee has always been comfortable addressing large gatherings and comfortable in communicating with...
  • Social media may help fight AIDS: Study December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be a valuable tool in the fight against HIV, a new study has found. Researchers demonstrated social media can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes AIDS, suggesting a way to potentially boost testing...
  • Odisha: BJP bats for social media December 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Describing social media as a powerful tool to change people's mindset, BJP on Sunday said it would be used by the party to highlight achievements of Narendra Modi government at the centre and "misrule" of BJD in Odisha. "The achievements made by the BJP-led government at the Centre and misrule...
  • AirAsia mourns with grey logo after plane goes missing December 28, 2014

    Jakarta: AirAsia on Sunday changed its bright fiery red logo to grey on its Twitter and Facebook pages after its aircraft, carrying 162 passengers, went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 155 people on board -- including one British, one Malaysian, one Singaporean, three Koreans, --...
  • Chinese official under scrutiny for wearing expensive belt December 27, 2014

    Beijing: A government official in China's central province has been placed under judicial investigation after a photograph of him seen wearing an expensive Louis Vuitton belt went viral on social media. Li Jianguo, general manager of a state-owned hydropower company in Rucheng county in Hunan Province, was lambasted by users on...
  • Jharkhand elections result: Reaction on social media December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As the trends emerge, it is becoming clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party may fall short of magical number of 41 to be able to form government in Jharkhand. After stunning victory in Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the BJP was riding high on the Narendra Modi wave...