SOCIALISM

  • Suggestions on social media used in Railway Budget 2015-16, says Prabhu 17 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said his ministry received an overwhelming response and suggestions on social media during the formative phase of the Railway Budget 2015-16. "We received over 20,000 responses from people on social media and some of the suggestions are there in the Budget," he said...
  • Reddit, Google crack down on nudity; ban explicit photos, videos on their sites Yesterday

    San Francisco: Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be...
  • Budget interviews to be streamed live on social media February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on utilising social media to reach out to people, the first interviews of the Finance Minister and Railway Minister, after they present their respective budgets, will be streamed live on 'YouTube' while questions will be invited from the people through 'Twitter'. The Information...
  • 90 lakh discussed India-Pakistan match on Facebook, 17 lakh tweeted February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide was discussed by about 90 lakh people on Facebook, while nearly 16.94 lakh tweeted about the clash of the arch-rivals. There were also 2.5 crore interactions about the match on Sunday on Facebook, the world's biggest social media platform said in...
  • Twitter can help doctors understand patients better: Study February 15, 2015

    Toronto: Using Twitter can help physicians answer health queries from their patients in a better way, say researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC). The study found that more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are reluctant to jump on the social media...
  • Social activist slams UP government asks to remove, replace tainted minister February 14, 2015

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): Alleging that an Uttar Pradesh minister against whom a complaint is pending before the Lokayukta has been putting pressure on witnesses, social activist Nutan Thakur on February 14 demanded that the minister be either removed or replaced to ensure a free and fair inquiry. Thakur said it is necessary...
  • Organise labour fairs in every district: Mamata Banerjee February 13, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday asked state labour department officials to organise labour fairs in every district so that workers in the unorganised sector can take advantage of social security schemes. "We must have 'Shramik Mela' in every district so that labourers are informed and educated about the...
  • Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die February 13, 2015

    New York: Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log...
  • Twitter buys Niche, a startup that grooms social media stars February 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter announced it is buying Niche, a startup that acts as a talent agency of sorts matching online video celebrities from Vine and elsewhere with advertisers. Twitter did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which technology news website Re/code said was valued at more than $30 million. "As more...
  • Addicted to social networking sites? You could be insecure in relationships, says a new study February 11, 2015

    New York: People who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site - frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something - in the hope of getting attention, researchers said. The study suggests that there are at least two kinds of...
  • Twitter CFO Anthony Noto's account hacked; fires off spam posts February 11, 2015

    San Francisco: An official Twitter account for the company's chief financial officer unleashed a barrage of spam posts on Tuesday in what may have been a hack or a glitch. Anthony Noto's account @anthonynoto for a brief time fired off terse, slangy missives inviting people to click on a link that...
  • Defence Ministry debuts on Twitter February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After shying away for years, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday debuted on Twitter and promised "authentic info and latest updates" in a bid to intensify its presence on social media. The official twitter account was started by the Ministry's Director General (Media and Communications) Sitanshu Kar under the...
  • Indian epic Mahabharata to be retold on Twitter from villain's viewpoint February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A lecturer based in Britain has reimagined the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata for Twitter audiences, spawning a book and spurring a second attempt, this time from the perspective of the main villain. Chindu Sreedharan began retelling the Mahabharata on the microblogging service in 2009, taking more than four years...
  • Delhi election Twitter trends: Kiran Bedi vs Arvind Kejriwal vs Ajay Makan February 6, 2015

    The Delhi Assembly elections has been creating a buzz on micro-blogging site, Twitter. During the campaign for the February 7 polls the political parties used the social media for propagating their agendas and the voters used the platform in a bid to put forward their demand to the political parties. Both...
  • Social media addiction can cause FOMO February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: If you cannot live without the social media for even a minute, check out if you're suffering from FOMO - Fear of Missing Out. Health experts say the constant urge to be in touch with friends and happenings via smartphones has left many youths suffering from this new...
  • Does Facebook trigger feelings of envy in you? You could go into depression February 4, 2015

    Washington: Facebook use can lead to symptoms of depression if the social networking site triggers feelings of envy among its users, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Missouri said the way in which Facebook users use the site makes a difference in how they respond to it. "Facebook...
  • Twitter says its promoted tweets will now appear on third-party mobile apps, websites February 4, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter's stock jumped more than 6 per cent on Tuesday after the social media company said its promoted tweets will appear on third-party mobile apps and websites under a new advertising distribution program. The syndication program will broaden the reach of Twitter's ads beyond the 284 million monthly users...
  • Tweeting can help women cope with sexism: Study February 1, 2015

    Toronto: Tweeting publicly about sexism could improve a woman's wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel can make a difference, a new study suggests. The study examined whether using Twitter to respond to sexism could be done in a public way without any...
  • Facebook Place Tips: Facebook adds 'tips' about places in potential Yelp challenge January 30, 2015

    San Francisco Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp. "Place tips will show you fun, useful and relevant info about the place you're at," Facebook product manager Mike LeBeau said of...
  • Facebook beats Wall Street's revenue targets in 4th quarter, earns 54 cents a share January 29, 2015

    Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 per cent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales. But revenue growth was the weakest since the start of 2013, and spending rose faster. Facebook shares fell about 2.6 per...
  • Twitter launches new group chat and video features January 28, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday began rolling out new group chat and video features as it worked to ramp up use of the one-to-many messaging service. "Private conversations on Twitter are a great complement to the largely public experience on the platform," product director Jinen Kamdar, whose handle is @jinen, said...
  • UK boy expelled from school for insulting teacher on Facebook January 27, 2015

    London: A 14-year-old boy in the UK has been expelled from school after he posted insults about his head teacher's hair colour, looks and weight on Facebook. Jordan Ford took to the social media site after teachers told him his dyed red hair was not acceptable for school. He copied a...
  • Facebook, Instagram services restored after brief outage January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: After roughly 40 minute outage, Facebook and Instagram services are again accessible in US, Asia and other regions. Both services suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia. The social media giant's Instagram service was also briefly...
  • India, US to restart talks on social security pact: PM Modi January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to further strengthen bilateral economic relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India and the US will "restart" discussions on the Social Security Agreement and resume talks on Bilateral Investment Treaty. Addressing a joint press meet with US President Barack Obama, he said...
  • Islamic terrorists celebrate Saudi King's death online January 23, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic terrorists and their supporters celebrated the death of Saudi King Abdullah on social media on Friday, many of them describing him as a "servant" of the Americans who conspired with the West to kill Muslims. Abdullah, who died at the age of 90, began battling al-Qaeda terrorists around a...
  • Twitter to update users 'while you were away' January 23, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter is updating its feeds to give users a recap of tweets missed while not connected to the messaging platform. "A lot can happen while you're on the go. To fill in some of those gaps, we will surface a few of the best tweets you probably wouldn't have...
  • Facebook not to be blamed for negative impact on grades: Study January 21, 2015

    Washington: The negative relationship between Facebook use and grades has little to do with the social networking site Facebook, a new study has found. Helping college students balance social media use and schoolwork is better than disconnecting, researchers said. The study by Reynol Junco, an associate professor at Iowa State University, found...
  • Kotak Mahindra launches social savings bank account January 20, 2015

    Coimbatore: Kotak Mahindra Bank on Tuesday launched Jifi Saver, a social savings bank account which can be seamlessly managed via Twitter and Facebook,in this region. Developed for today's tech savvy and socially connected consumers with an active digital life, Jifi saver will take care of...
  • Facebook says it adds more than $200 billion to global economy January 20, 2015

    San Francisco: With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world's second-most populous nation if it were a country. While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity - $227 billion worth of economic impact...
  • Facebook Messenger gets voice-to-text conversion feature January 20, 2015

    New York: Social networking site Facebook has launched a new feature for its messenger app that automatically transcribes any file sent as a voice recording and lets the people send voice clips to each other. To send an audio clip, just tap the microphone icon, record the message and send. The tool...