Socialism

  • White House digs Obama's 'suit'-able tan 7 hours 45 minutes ago

    Washington: The White House on Saturday strongly defended Barack Obama's dress sense after the president faced some online disapproval for wearing a more informal tan-coloured suit at a news conference on Iran and Ukraine. It not only went viral on the social media, but Obama also faced some criticism for it...
  • Facebook upgrades mobile search to let users look for friends' old posts 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network. Facebook is testing using keywords to find old posts, the California-based company said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Search results remain...
  • Should social media networks be pulling the plug on extremists video? 2 days ago

    The graphic video footage showing the execution of US journalist James Foley created a debate as soon as it was released on social media. The debate being on whether social media networks should be pulling the plug on extremists video that is essentially propaganda. ...
  • 'What is this WTF your friends use on Facebook?' 16 questions your parents ask that make you wonder why you introduced them to social media 3 days ago

    Wow! Your parents are on Facebook. You have to add them. That fateful day when you added your parents as friends on Facebook was probably the last day you were happy about them joined the social networking site. Since then you have only been the IT guy of your house....
  • Twitter cheat sheet: Here's what to keep in mind while posting image, video tweets 3 days ago

    Did you know that the length of your tweet is restricted to 117 characters if you add an "https" link to it? Check out the infographic below to know even miniscule details about your Twitter profile and the tweets you send out. ...
  • Social media not a vehicle of debate, instead encourages self-censorship: Study 3 days ago

    Washington: People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view of social...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Ice Bucket Challenge may be making waves the world over, but the Rice Bucket Challenge is what is raging in India. In a bid to help the poor, Hyderabad-based Manju Kalanidhi has sparked off the latest trend- a Facebook initiative, called an Indian version for Indian needs- that...
  • IM men used social networking sites for communication: Police 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives extensively used social networking sites like Facebook and other e-mail chats to communicate with each other, including with its co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal, to execute their terror plans, Delhi Police has told a court. "The accused persons disclosed a number of Nimbuzz IDs, Yahoo IDs, Paltalk...
  • Health Minister directs DHO to file case against Ebola rumour August 21, 2014

    Mangalore: Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader has asked the District Health Officer of Dakshina Kannada to lodge a complaint with the cyber cell police in Bangalore against persons spreading rumours on social media claiming Ebola virus had entered the city. Some people had spread a WhatsApp message last month that a...
  • Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. "In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," according to a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday. Immediate family members...
  • 5 must-know tips for parents on what not to post on social networks August 20, 2014

    New York: Privacy-wary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media tips for parents, relatives and friends. Limit audiences Facebook's...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook August 20, 2014

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • Facebook adds 'Satire' tag to fun articles; helps users distinguish real news from parody August 18, 2014

    New York: For those who like parody news outlet The Onion and post those fun articles on Facebook, the social media website is going to add a "satire" tag with their news feed. If a user clicks through an Onion article and returns to their news feed, they will be auto...
  • Presenting an authentic image on social networks includes elements of fakery August 16, 2014

    London: People fake parts of their online image in order to conform to social norms and expectations, a new study has found. Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery, researchers said. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland discovered that being authentic is very important...
  • Kerala: School forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from Independence Day eve fete August 15, 2014

    Kollam: A radical outfit allegedly forced a private school in Kollam to abandon rendering of the national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, claiming it would hurt the religious sentiments of certain sections of students. According to school management sources, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a fundamentalist outfit...
  • Modi's Independence Day speech trends high on social media August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday received overwhelming response from the citizens. "Whereas previous Red Fort speeches made tall promises, PM Modi bowed before people as true sevak. Most inclusive speech ever. Zero defect!," Union Health Minister...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an inter-ministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...
  • Social media in India Healthcare - Decoded August 12, 2014

    It is well known that maintaining a healthy rapport with the social media group helps in enhancing your brand, increasing visibility and generating leads. With social media becoming an integral part of our lives today, every prominent healthcare brand in India are becoming very active on social media. To bring...
  • Support for 6-yr-old on social media who was stopped from entering a mall August 11, 2014

    The father of a six-year-old girl is a CJ, his daughter Tiana who has partial albinism was not allowed into a play area in a Mumbai Mall, the father took up this fight on social media forcing the mall to apologise and perhaps become a little more sensitive. Mihir Trivedi...
  • Breaking barriers, 800 Vrindavan widows celebrate Raksha Bandhan August 9, 2014

    Around 800 widows, shunning the shackles of social stigma on Saturday celebrated 'Raksha Bandhan' for the first time in the temple town. After actively participating in Holi and Deepawali in the past, the widows this time marked the occasion, on its eve, by tying 'Rakhi' to children and holy men in...
  • Your Facebook messages will soon disappear from the mobile app. Here's how you can retrieve them August 9, 2014

    New York: Smartphone users will soon see their messages disappear from the main Facebook app to the new Facebook messenger. The change will take place in coming weeks, Mashable reported. Users have already started noticing the change, but it will not affect all of Facebook's mobile users. Only iPhone and Android users...
  • Do you post photos on Facebook just to get noticed and earn likes? Here's what it tells about you August 9, 2014

    London: If you have the habit of uploading more photos on Facebook to feel noticed and earn more "likes", it is more likely that you may be a "neurotic" than an extrovert. According to a study that reveals your personality via Facebook, extroverts change their profile photos quite frequently while neurotics...
  • UP: Social media played a vital role in fanning communal riots August 8, 2014

    LucknowSocial media played a major role in fanning communal tension in Uttar Pradesh. Social media played a starring role in the blame game that followed the Muzzafarnagar riots. Akhilesh yadav found his villians in BJP MLA Sangeet Som and this fake video that he allegedly uploaded online. It claimed to show...
  • Care to get doused with a bucket of ice cold water? You will be helping a charity August 8, 2014

    The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It's cold, it's fun and it's contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts also are raising awareness and money for causes such as...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 15 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media August 7, 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....
  • Facebook launches Mentions app for celebrities in India; makes it easy for public figures to interact with fans August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook's Mentions app that made its debut last month is now available in India and over 40 other countries around the world. The Mentions app has been designed for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages. It makes it easy for public figures...
  • Foursquare kills check-in, launches revamped app August 7, 2014

    Washington: The location-based social network Foursquare unveiled its new local search and recommendation service Wednesday after splitting off its app enabling friends to keep track of each other. The "all-new Foursquare" debuts as a personalised tool that learns about users' tastes and interests through their smartphone habits. The new app now...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • Ahead of festive season, Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites August 6, 2014

    The district administration on Wednesday banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory...