Socialism

  • Flashback to 2006: When Orkut was the opium of the Internet masses Yesterday

    Google is shutting down its once-popular social networking website Orkut on September 30. The glory days of Orkut are now long gone with its last bastions India and Brazil also switching their loyalties to Facebook, this news item from eight years ago gives us an idea of how popular and...
  • Goodbye, Orkut! Google's first social network shutting down today Yesterday

    New Delhi: Orkut, Google's first foray into social networking, is closing down today. Announced three months back, Google is going to shut down its early social-networking service, Orkut, on September 30 to focus on its other social networking initiatives. Orkut was launched ten years ago but has failed to put...
  • Readers are now shaping stories: Writers and readers go mobile and social at online literature social network Wattpad 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Allen Lau considers himself living proof that love of good writing is alive and well in the age of streaming video and terse text messages. He offers as further evidence the 32 million people who each month visit online literature social network Wattpad, which he and Ivan Yuen launched...
  • 'Modi at Madison' hashtag trends on Twitter -1597985126 minutes ago

    New York: On social networking site Twitter, "#ModiAtMadison" was among top trending hashtags as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rapturous crowd of NRIs at the Madison Square Garden. It was free for all on Twitter as Modi spoke for over an hour generating numerous tweets in favour and against his...
  • Facebook most effective in engaging young people in politics: Study 3 days ago

    Melbourne: An increase in social media use leads to more political participation by young people, with Facebook being the most effective channel, a new study has found. The study surveyed 3,600 young people, aged between 16-29 years, across Australia, the UK and the US, 90 per cent of whom use Facebook...
  • Ello: An 'anti-Facebook', ad-free social network gets viral surge 3 days ago

    Washington: In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet. Created last year as a "private" social network, Ello (www.ello.co) recently opened its doors on an invitation-only basis. Because of the...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pitches for self regulation by media 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pitching for self regulation by the media, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that great responsibility comes with freedom and flagged issues like paid news, trial by media and fake sting operations as matters which have to be dealt with. He also said that...
  • Anti-Social Network - Another potboiler by Piyush Jha in Mumbaistan series September 23, 2014

    Most of us have become social-networking junkies. I myself spend a better part of my day on Twitter like many others. Now, what Piyush Jha has done here in Anti-Social Network is something commendable. He took something, twisted it on its head and presented it in the form of a...
  • Don't hit below the belt, rake up old issue: Ajit Pawar September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday took to the Facebook to make an appeal that his political rivals and media should not hit "below the belt" and rake up old issues. Pawar, who came in for intensive flak for his...
  • China shuts around 1.8 million accounts in pornography crackdown: Report September 20, 2014

    Beijing: China's Cyperspace Administration has closed nearly 1.8 million accounts on social networking and instant messaging services since it launched its antipornography campaign in April, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday. The campaign has been focused on shutting down websites showing pornography and services used to solicit prostitution. Most of the...
  • Selfie addiction may lead to low selfesteem September 19, 2014

    London: Those who are habitual selfie takers are prone to having low selfesteem, says a study. The research, conducted by moneysaving app VoucherCloud, found that over half of young people take selfies at least once a week. Nearly 60 per cent of youngsters admitted that behind their smile is a low selfesteem....
  • Why no CBI probe against 93 other blacklisted NGOs: Khurshid's wife to Centre September 17, 2014

    Congress Leader Salman Khurshid's wife Loius Khurshid has slammed the Social Justice Ministry for its recommendation for a CBI probe into allegations of embezzlement against an NGO run by him and his wife. ...
  • Denial of admission; HC asks Delhi government to probe, take steps September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to probe the allegation of an NGO that over 80 kids have been denied admission in schools on the ground that they do not have residential proof. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and RS Endlaw said that...
  • Madras High Court seeks details of cyber crime complaints September 17, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the cyber crime cell of Tamil Nadu Police to submit to it by September 22 details of complaints received in the past one decade of offences like sharing objectionable photographs of women on the Internet. The details, including status of the complaints, should...
  • Bollywood stars find a voice on social media, talk directly to their fans on matters that affect them the most September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: It is such a welcome change to see film actors speaking and raising voices at a common platform like us. Deepika Padukone's recent outburst on Twitter on a leading newspaper has yet again reiterated the fact that today's stars are more vocal about issues and unlike their seniors...
  • Mail.Ru takes over 'Russia's Facebook' VKontakte September 17, 2014

    Moscow: A media company owned by Kremlinfriendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia's most popular social network, VKontakte, referred to as 'Russia's Facebook', bringing an end to a monthslong dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court. Londonlisted Mail.Ru Group...
  • National identity card for handicapped soon: Thawar Chand Gehlot September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A national identity card for the handicapped is on the anvil, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said on Tuesday. "The handicapped people face difficulty because of multiple authorities giving the certificates... At times, certificate issued in one district is not valid in other," Gehlot said on...
  • Why some Facebook users spy on their lovers' online activity September 16, 2014

    New York: Look closely at your partner's recent Facebook behaviour to find out if he is spying on you. According to a new study, some young lovers are increasingly monitoring their partners and boast about their relationships on the social networking site. "Facebook users in romantic relationships are more likely to...
  • Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks by criminals September 16, 2014

    New York: If you are perpetually online on Facebook and do respond to anonymous friends' requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, beware of phishing attacks. According to a new study by an Indianorigin researcher, habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing...
  • Cloverpop, an anonymous social network that helps you make decisions September 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Wondering if it is the right time for you to get married or buy a house? A new website may make the decisions easy for you. The website developed by Cloverpop, a San Franciscobased company, allows people to use an interactive web experience to easily move past biases and...
  • Facebook activity can accurately reveal personality traits of strangers September 14, 2014

    Washington: People can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity, according to a new study. However, changes to the social media site in the past three years could be making it harder to do so, scientists said. Researchers at The University of Kansas sampled 100 Facebook users, paralleling the...
  • 'Mithi mithi tweet karange, kade na tennu cheat karange': Daler Mehndi's ingenious social media song gives you enough reasons to follow him on Twitter September 14, 2014

    Move over 'Follow Fridays' on Twitter, India's sensational King of Bhangra Daler Mehndi has launched a new social media song! The popstar can be seen dancing alongside the Twitter bird in this video. In what his YouTube channel claims to be the 'first ever social media song', Daler Mehndi can...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions September 13, 2014

    Washington: Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has...
  • Barack Obama asks Americans to devote themselves to social service September 13, 2014

    Washington: Giving a clarion call to his countrymen to devote themselves to voluntary social service, US President Barack Obama said he would not be in the position he is now if it was not for service to others. "I would not be standing here if it were not for service...
  • Delhi Police to connect with people on WhatsApp September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi police will soon assist and connect with the public on the popular social messenger app WhatsApp. A circular issued by the top brass of the force has asked all the officials from Chowki incharge to Joint Commissioners, to use the app to connect with the general public apart...
  • Social media can help people lose weight September 9, 2014

    London: Want to shed those extra pounds? Join social media! Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programmes...
  • Loved ones missing or stranded in J&K floods: Put your plea across to NDRF September 8, 2014

    The situation in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir continues to be critical and all efforts are being made to pull out all victims from this situation. Even though Jammu region is back to normalcy, the situation remains critical in Kashmir. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country and...
  • Mere equality not enough, main goal is social harmony: Modi September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the contribution of reformers from Kerala like Dalit icon Ayyankali and Sree Narayana Guru and said merely achieving social justice was not enough but there should be social harmony between various sections. "Mere equality will not do. We have to move a...
  • Facebook can make you lonely, depressed: Study September 8, 2014

    London: Do you often feel you have wasted time on Facebook or termed it as a meaningless activity but still cannot let your eyes move away from the screen? You are at the risk of developing depression. According to new research, while the social networking site is there to help you...
  • J&K floods: Social networking sites aid rescue, relief work September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people have logged on to social networking sites likes facebook and twitter to share information on floods, which have created havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, and are even collecting aid for the victims. People are sharing pictures and information of the affected areas and rescue and relief...