SOCIALISM

  • Facebook asks people to contribute for Nepal quake victims, says will match the donations 3 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook on Monday said it will match the donations made by people to International Medical Corps for victims of Nepal earthquake, up to $2 million. "Donate to International Medical Corps today and Facebook will match your donation. Facebook will match your donation up to $2 million...
  • USGS says predicting earthquakes impossible, scientists have no way of knowing when the next one will strike Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Here's why women objectify themselves on Facebook 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Young women objectify themselves by equating their appearances with images they see on platforms such as Facebook or in magazines, according to a new study. Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, they further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others', researchers said. Regardless of how...
  • 'It is a scam', says Supreme Court on scheme for permanent shelter homes 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday questioned why despite the huge sum spent under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) for constructing permanent shelter homes in 790 urban cities in the country there was no new facility in some states, saying "it is scam". "It is a scam. Take for...
  • Facebook now has 1.44 billion monthly active users 4 days ago

    New York: Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets. On that front, the company is doing fine - better, even, than it has in previous quarters. But the rate of its overall revenue...
  • Young women frequently compare their looks on Facebook 1 week 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...
  • Facebook users who think they are insulated to cyberbullying are more prone to it: Study April 18, 2015

    New York: Facebook users who think that they are insulated to cyberbullying and depression are actually more vulnerable to the negative realities of social media, a new research warns. This "optimistic bias" or wishful thinking - an intrinsic tendency to imagine future events in a favourable light that enhances positive self-regard...
  • 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...
  • Twitter updates its homepage with the new 'interesting topics to explore' section April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has added a new element to its homepage which it believes will help users who don't log in, but still want to know what's happening around them. Now when you go to twitter.com, you will find interesting topics to explore like Politics, Pop Artists and even Cute Animals,...
  • Ex-employee explains the biggest difference between Google and Facebook April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: They are two of the biggest tech companies; both associated with communication with technology and working on the core idea of providing information. But, what is the biggest difference between the two? How exactly Google and Facebook differ in their ideologies and execution? Only someone who has seen...
  • 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. ...
  • Juvenile Justice Board, its functioning comes under Supreme Court scanner April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The functioning of Juvenile Justice Boards across the country came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Friday sought complete details on the pendency of cases, frequency of its sittings, vacancy of posts and other related issues. The court also stressed on the issue of methodology of training...
  • 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...
  • Part 4 of St Stephen's lecture to be on social justice, public interest litigation, civil society April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In part four of St Stephen's and Network18 joint initiative where the former will offer a certificate course in 'Citizenship & Cultural Richness' with weekly classes conducted by its regular faculty and distinguished alumni, the discussion will be about social justice, public interest litigation and civil society. The...
  • BBM beats WhatsApp in user loyalty April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Social apps is the big battleground and there is a clear winner - Facebook. Along with user acquisition, another big challenge for the companies is user retention. According to user-retention information for 19 well-known social apps from the first quarter of this year collected by a startup called...
  • 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...
  • Why people are sharing less on Facebook these days April 6, 2015

    New York: If you have cut down on the amount of content you share on Facebook or Twitter even as your lists of friends and followers grow, you are not alone. A study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher suggests that although more and more people are participating in social networking, a...
  • 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...