SOCIAL MEDIA

  • USGS says predicting earthquakes impossible, scientists have no way of knowing when the next one will strike 17 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks that have rocked Nepal along with parts of North and East India have led to panic among the general public. To add to their woes several rumours are doing the rounds claiming massive quakes will hit India soon. But...
  • Teens should learn coping strategies to thwart online abuse: Study 21 hours 56 minutes ago

    New York: Boosting teenagers' ability to cope with online risks, rather than trying to stop them from using the internet, is a more effective strategy for keeping them safe, says a new study. More resilient teens were less likely to suffer negative effects even if they were frequently online, said the...
  • CCTV footage shows the moment the earthquake struck Nepal 23 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the information is still pouring in about the level of damage caused in Nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake impacted the region on Saturday, social media users in the region have started posting pictures and videos of the disaster. These videos were originally posted on Facebook by...
  • Social media contest to pick 100 women making a difference in society: Maneka Gandhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development will soon launch a nationwide competition to select 100 dedicated working women contributing to create a difference in the society, and felicitate them. The competition, a first-of-its-kind initiative taken by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, would be held on...
  • Prayers for earthquake-hit Nepal flood social media Yesterday

    New Delhi: As a massive earthquake hit Nepal and also left India shaken in its wake, the social media went abuzz with people praying for those affected and sharing their experiences on websites like Facebook and Twitter. Hashtags like #Pray4Nepal, #NepalEarthquake, #CandleLightVigil, #Dharahara and #earthquake trended through the day with millions...
  • Lenskart faces flak for earthquake-linked product promotion Yesterday

    New Delhi: As massive tremors rocked India and Nepal, e-retailer Lenskart sought to make the natural disaster into a promotional event by asking the customers to "shake it off" like the earthquake by buying its sunglasses. A outrage on social media, however, forced the company retract the campaign and apologise for...
  • Young women frequently compare their looks on Facebook 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Young women tend to compare their appearances more frequently to photos on Facebook and in magazines, says a study. Facebook users compare their appearance most often to their own images, than to those of their peers, and rarely to images of family members and celebrities, it found. "Our research shows that...
  • Facebook is winning the war against fake likes April 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop. Advances in technology for recognising suspicious patterns of likes has enabled the social network to block such activity by malicious software,...
  • Islamic State terror manual found online April 18, 2015

    London: An Islamic State (IS) manual for preparing, funding and carrying out terror attacks in the West is being shared on jihadist forums on the internet, asking extremists to raise funds through online scams and fraud. The 70-page guide aims to create sleeper cells of one or two people and advises...
  • This tool reveals your online personality April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A new tool uses linguistic analytics to infer cognitive and social characteristics and tell you more about your online personality. The Pick 1 tool is a real-time survey and social analytics platform that uses your social media feed to provide an insight into your personality characteristics. Once you...
  • Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse April 17, 2015

    Sydney: A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation. The pair, Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti and Khalida Hafeez, were riding on the airport-bound train on Wednesday when...
  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study April 16, 2015

    New York: Twitter can help several hospitals plan better in terms of tackling patient rush and availability of resources and staff, suggests a study. The researchers said personal health-related tweets posted by some users could be helpful for hospitals. "You can get a lot of interesting insights from social media that you...
  • Use social media judiciously, it is a great emerging platform: Nandita Das April 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Actress, director and social activist Nandita Das says social media is a great emerging platform that must be used judiciously instead of indulging in advocacy. "...I think we have to fight our battles and not just scream and shout about everything," the actress, who recently was the target of attack...
  • What is the cyber space saying about the net neutrality debate? April 14, 2015

    As the campaign and support for net neutrality is picking up, Politicians, celebrities and a cross section of people are voicing their support for it. Net neutrality means all data and sites are treated and charged equally be it mobile app or any other app. ...
  • Every Saree has a story to it; what's yours? #100SareePact April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Everyone loves sarees, whether it is a woman, or a man who loves to admire the fairer sex donning this elegant piece of cloth. Sarees are beautiful. But it is a garment that has lost its popularity over the years because of a number of reasons. While it...
  • Hillary Clinton is running for President: Sources April 11, 2015

    After months of speculation, Hillary Clinton is all set to announce her campaign for the 2016 US Presidential elections on Sunday, sources said. ...
  • The intersection of Analytics, Social Media & Cricket in the cognitive era of computing April 10, 2015

    Since 1975, every fourth year, world class cricketing nations come together for a month long extravaganza. Since February 14th, 2015, 14 teams are battling it out in a 6 week long Cricket World Cup tournament in 14 venues across Australia and New Zealand. During these six weeks, millions of cricket...
  • Google seeks to make social media spoiler free April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: As you scroll your social media feed to ask your friends out for that new movie you had been waiting for, you end up with some state-of-the-art, detailed and highly narrative spoilers. 'Face-palm' and all your excitement is over. Google has decided to save us from the social...
  • AAP 'warns' volunteers against rebel faction's meet April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The rebel faction of AAP led by Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have started mobilising volunteers for the upcoming 'Swaraj Samwad' dialogue prompting a section of the party to issue a veiled warning to workers saying attending the meeting would be considered "indiscipline". The group is using social media...
  • Kanpur: Youngster arrested for blackmailing girls on social media April 3, 2015

    Kanpur: A youth has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing girls after befriending them on social networking sites, police said on Friday. Upon receiving complaint from a girl, the Cyber Cell of the Crime Branch of police in Kanpur on Thursday arrested Deepak Gour, a resident of Nawabgunj, they said. Posing as an...
  • 8 internet 'professions' that people gladly take up without a salary April 2, 2015

    It is the age of internet and smart phones and social media. Everyone is always connected to everyone and everything in one way or the other. Gone are the days when we had to switch to the news channels on our television to understand what is going on with the...
  • Sponsored: How IBM transformed Twitter experience for Cricket World Cup March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is just over. Besides the matches and the cricket, one highlight was IBM's Score With Data (@scorewithdata) campaign which transformed the premier cricketing event for fans as they gained never before insights into cricket, thanks to IBM's cutting-edge technologies. Twitterati Speaks is...
  • iRevo Multimedia launches SmartTV Box for Rs 7,499 onwards March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Silicon Valley-based iRevo Multimedia has rolled out its latest SmartTV Box, powered by iRevo cloud and software features, which is available for purchase on Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. The iRevo Cloud Platform in the TV box offers content aggregation and curation features. It further allows for social media integration. The...
  • Deepika Padukone receives flak on social media for 'My Choice' video March 31, 2015

    Deepika Padukone's video titled 'My Choice' speaks about the choices every woman is entitled to. The film is made by Homi Adajania and features 99 women from across different professions. Amidst much praise, the video got a lot of flak on social media from many quaters. ...
  • Top brands choosing Instagram over Facebook March 30, 2015

    New York: An increasing number of popular brands are posting more on Instagram than on Facebook, a study conducted by New York-based research firm L2 suggests. Both brand and social media users are slowly preferring easier-to-use and "less boring" Instagram. L2 said that around three million US teenagers stopped using Facebook between...
  • Stop blaming Anushka for Virat Kohli and Team India's World Cup failure March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli's failure to perform in the semi-final match against Australia has been blamed on his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The actress was unfortunately bullied on social media for her presence in the Sydney stadium during the match in which Kohli struggled for 13 balls to...
  • Section 66 gone, but questions remain March 24, 2015

    Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • Teenagers don't estimate the possible risks of posting personal information on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: Most teenagers upload personal information on the social media networks like Facebook without considering the risks involved, says a study. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University found that they were not really thinking at all while posting private pictures or information, or at least were not thinking like most...