Social Media

  • BSF personnels to blog, email 'ideas' and suggestions to HQs 21 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advise to his ministers on use of social media, the country's largest border guarding force BSF, has asked its personnel to write emails or blogs about the problems and grievances faced by them. The first of its kind initiative for a...
  • 'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know 5 days ago

    Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know. ...
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online 6 days ago

    Jerusalem: Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration. Using videos, Twitter, text messages, leaflets and phone calls, both sides have attempted to direct the tone of the fighting...
  • MH17: Singapore Airlines apologises over Ukraine remarks July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Singapore Airlines apologised on Saturday over social media remarks it posted after the Malaysian jetliner was shot down that were taken by many as being insensitive. After the Malaysia Airlines plane went down over Ukraine with 298 onboard on Thursday, postings on Facebook and Twitter from Singapore Airlines claimed...
  • UP: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment by DIG rank officer to Facebook July 16, 2014

    A female sub-inspector in Meerut has taken her fight against alleged sexual harassment by a DIG rank officer to social media. She claims her superiors failed to act on her complaint. ...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • Meerut: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment to Facebook July 15, 2014

    Meerut: A woman sub-inspector from Meerut has now taken her fight against sexual harassment to social media. The 29-year-old woman police official had registered a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a DIG-rank officer. She said that her superiors failed to act on her complaint and has accused them of shielding...
  • Didn't mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media: Raj Thackeray July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party's supporters. "I have never mocked Prime Minister Modi. I was only speaking about the...
  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • BJP to have social media centre for every Assembly seat July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Monday said it plans to set up a social media centre for every Assembly constituency in Maharashtra ahead of the elections. The decision was taken at a meeting in Pune on Monday, where senior members of BJP's social media cell discussed the strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls. "We...
  • Gowda launches social media application for Railway July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday launched a new social media application for the ministry. Gowda said that as soon as the Railway Budget is presented in Parliament on June 8, it will be available on the application and also on Twitter account and Facebook. He said the initiative...
  • UP government to use social media to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements July 4, 2014

    Apparently taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's use of social media, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to take to Facebook and Twitter to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements. A directive in this regard was issued today to all principal secretaries and secretaries by the Chief Secretary...
  • Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Modi deployed an army of supporters over Twitter and Facebook during his successful election campaign. He has put both the...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees July 1, 2014

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and top...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will join Twitter on Tuesday making him the first Indian President to join the social networking site. The move comes as attempts are being made to make the Rashtrapati Bhawan more accessible to the general public. Pranab Mukherjee's Facebook page already has over 5 lakh likes....
  • Is Facebook guilty of manipulating user's emotions? June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Facebook earns users' ire for manipulating their emotions June 30, 2014

    Facebook deliberately manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users as a part of a social experiment in 2012. The aim of the study was to find out whether users who were shown more negative content were slightly more likely to post negative posts as compared to users in the positive group....
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindi-speaking states: Modi government June 21, 2014

    Facing criticism from various sections, government on Friday said the use of Hindi on social media is only for states speaking the language and is not being imposed on non-Hindi-speaking states. "Use of Hindi on government of India's social media platforms is only for Hindi-speaking states... Hindi is not being imposed...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only for Hindi-speaking states, clarifies government June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. The...
  • India's first Internet de-addiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet de-addiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? June 10, 2014

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...
  • Freedom of speech comes with responsibility: Prakash Javdekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Freedom of speech comes with responsibility and activities on social media should unite rather than divide, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday against the backdrop of murder of a techie in Pune. "Freedom of speech and expression comes with responsibility. #SocialMedia activities should b(e) for Unity...
  • Pune: 252 arrests over violence after social media posts, peace disturbed June 7, 2014

    Pune: The crackdown in the Pune hate crime case continues. The police are still looking for four more people involved in the murder of the 24-year-old IT professional, Mohsin Shaikh. They have arrested 252 people in cases related to the violence that followed inflammatory messages posted on social media. So far...
  • Ah nostalgia! Have you logged into Orkut recently? These 15 screenshots show how Orkut changed (not) in the last 10 years May 29, 2014

    Remember Orkut? Once a rage among Internet users in India, it's a social media site Indian users have gradually forgotten. Or have they? We took a tour and got these screenshots that actually show not much has changed in the self-contained world of Orkut.It has a Facebook-like design now, and...
  • Thai ministry says blocks Facebook to stem anti-coup criticism May 28, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's information technology ministry blocked Facebook on Wednesday and planned to hold talks with other social networking sites to stem protests against the military government, a senior official said. "We have blocked Facebook temporarily and on Thursday we will call a meeting with other social media, like Twitter and Instagram,...
  • Lonely people share more on Facebook May 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Lonely people are more likely to disclose sensitive personal information on Facebook, according to a new study. Researchers from Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Australia wanted to find out if there was a relationship between loneliness and self disclosure on social networking sites. Associate Professor Yeslam Al-Saggaf, from CSU's...
  • Instagram to be blocked in Iran over privacy concerns: Report May 24, 2014

    Tehran: An Iranian court ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns, a semiofficial news agency reported Friday, the latest in a series of websites to be banned in the Islamic Republic. The agency said a court order, stemming from a private lawsuit, had been given to Iran's...
  • Mumbai: Did social media play an important role in Verdict 2014? May 20, 2014

    Social media was used in a big way by almost all the major political parties and leaders in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Bangalore: People say social media played an important role in Verdict 2014 May 20, 2014

    BJP and its allies have won a historic mandate in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and its leaders used social media in a major way to send across their messages. ...