SOCIAL MEDIA

  • 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...
  • CEO of Life: In conversation with LinkedIn's Nishant Rao December 21, 2014

    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. ...