Socialism

  • BSF personnels to blog, email 'ideas' and suggestions to HQs 2 days 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...
  • On Eid eve, sellers dictate prices in Srinagar 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Despite appeals for austerity by religious and social groups, frenzied Eid shopping started on Sunday, two days ahead of the festival, with sellers dictating the prices. Markets are full of edibles, including mutton, poultry, eggs and festive merchandise like firecrackers and toys for children, garments for families and jewellery for...
  • India records highest social networking growth: Study 4 days ago

    Bangalore: More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 per cent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer. "Indians are increasingly logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the country recording the highest social networking growth of 37.4...
  • 'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know 1 week ago

    Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know. ...
  • Facebook revenue rises 61 per cent, stock hits record high 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Facebook fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61 per cent increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street's financial targets and sending shares to a record-high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The world's No 1 Internet social network said on Wednesday that it saw increased interest...
  • New social networking websites pay you for what you post 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared - except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, a social network that came out of out of an extended test phase last...
  • Is Facebook addiction pushing up divorce cases? July 23, 2014

    London: If you think excessive Facebook use by your spouse is behind your divorce, then you may be right, says a study. Researchers, however, said that their findings do not establish a "cause-and-effect relationship" and need further individual data. For the study, they looked at the rise of Facebook use and...
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online July 23, 2014

    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...
  • Rise in rape cases due to degradation of social values: Uma Bharti July 21, 2014

    Blaming degradation of social values for rising rape and molestation cases in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said the problem can be overcome through social pressure and compulsions. "The degradation of social values and disintegration has encouraged such incidents and the values of our social heritage can help...
  • 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...
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die? July 17, 2014

    Washington: You've probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, or to settle financial issues. But do you want your mom reading...
  • Google+ no longer requires people to use their real names July 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Google+ apologised and stopped requiring people to use their real names while mingling in the online social network, as it looks to gain ground on market leader Facebook. "When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on...
  • New social network gives a penny to users everytime they post or share July 16, 2014

    Washington: A new social network says its goal is sharing among its users - including some of the profits. Bubblews, which is launching a new platform Wednesday, aims to bring together people by giving a small slice of ad revenues to users for each time they post or share. Founders Arvind Dixit...
  • 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...
  • BJP MLA wants to forgo monthly emolument for 'social cause' July 15, 2014

    A BJP MLA from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh has announced that he would not draw monthly salary and wages from the state exchequer. In a letter to the Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Sita Sharan Sharma, the legislator Chetanya Kumar Kashyap said that he did not want to draw the emolument since...
  • 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...
  • Facebook may make people self-centred, less empathic: Study July 14, 2014

    Washington: Some features of Facebook, which allows us to stay connected, may be making us self-centred and less empathic towards others, a new study suggests. The study by Dr Tracy Alloway, from the University of North Florida, investigated the relationship among adult Facebook users, between ages 18 and 50, and found...
  • 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....
  • Are you ready to give up Facebook for 99 days? Here's why and how July 10, 2014

    London: What if you are asked to perform a different kind of fasting - to log out from Facebook for 99 days! Do not fret as this is a challenge set out by a Dutch creative agency Just. Called "99 Days of Freedom", the non-profit initiative asks whether people would be...
  • 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...
  • 68% of Instagram users are female: 10 interesting Instagram facts that you should know July 7, 2014

    After Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has become another popular social media tool for users. Here is an infographic that tells 10 little-known facts about the photo sharing app. ...
  • 'If I am FM: I would improve women security' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would increase the security measures prevalent for women in the country. I would reduce the price of food served in eating places so that people can socialise more. ...
  • 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...
  • Facebook's mood manipulation experiment 'messed with people's minds' July 4, 2014

    WAshington: A controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation "messed with people's minds," privacy activists said in a formal complaint to US regulators on Thursday, seeking an urgent investigation. In its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the study - which has been widely criticised...
  • Facebook admits 'terrible' communication gaffe on emotion manipulation experiment July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook communicated "terribly" about a controversial study in which it secretly manipulated users' feelings, the social network's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted Wednesday. Sandberg's comments came as British authorities said they would question Facebook over the experiment to see whether it broke privacy laws. The research was an experiment...
  • 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...
  • UK probing Facebook over emotion manipulation experiment July 2, 2014

    The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in the UK is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it allowed researchers to conduct a psychological experiment on users of the social network, the Financial Times reported. The data regulator is probing the experiment and plans to ask Facebook questions, the newspaper reported....