Socialism

  • Obsessed with selfies? You may be mentally ill 14-04-2014 05:59 PM

    London: Taking lots of selfies is not an addiction but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), psychologists warn. "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and...
  • Gujarat: 50 per cent LS poll nominees 'unsocial' on net 13-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Poll fever has caught up big time on social media but surprisingly 50 per cent of Lok Sabha nominees from three major parties in Gujarat either don't prefer it for canvassing or stick to 'old school' techniques rather than logging on Facebook or Twitter. As per the affidavits filed by...
  • India tops list of requests for blocking content on Facebook 13-04-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: Indian law enforcement agencies requested Facebook to block content in 4,765 instances citing local laws between July and December last year, the largest by any country. The social networking giant said it blocked content after government officials and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT) reported that such...
  • Addicted to Twitter? You may be causing harm to your relationship and killing romance in your life 12-04-2014 11:20 AM

    New York: Are 140 characters coming between you and romance in your life? You are not alone. A study contends that those addicted to Twitter are likely to have problems with their partners than those who are not. The more time you spend on Twitter, the more harm you are...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores 11-04-2014 03:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress candidate from Bangalore South and IT pioneer Nandan Nilekani has launched an all out war on his BJP opponent and sitting MP Ananth Kumar. Nilekani, who is the richest candidate in the entire country with declared assets worth Rs.7710 Crore, has taken to social media to attack...
  • Facebook to require separate mobile app for sending and receiving messages 10-04-2014 12:17 PM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc will no longer let users send and receive private messages within its main smartphone app, and will require that users install a separate messaging app, the Internet company said on Wednesday. Facebook began notifying users in France, England and several other European countries on Wednesday that...
  • Facebook users in India cross the 100 million mark 09-04-2014 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook has crossed 100 million active users in India, its largest base outside the US. "Today, we have more than 100 million people who access Facebook actively in India each month," Facebook India Head of Growth & Mobile Partnerships Kevin D'Souza told PTI. Facebook's mission...
  • CJ Youngistan: Can social media Influence voters? 07-04-2014 12:44 AM

    How effective is social media as a tool in wooing youngsters to vote for a particular party? We spoke to a few youngsters, experts and political party spokespersons to find out. ...
  • LS polls: Social media abuzz with awareness campaigns 06-04-2014 06:25 PM

    As India prepares itself to cast the first round of votes for Lok Sabha elections, social media platforms and tech companies have also caught on the poll fever with many coming out and urging youth to cast their vote in the country's biggest battle for the ballot. Be it Google's...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 06-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Catch all the election buzz, spoofs and everything that is trending as the entire country gets ready to vote in our first CJ Youngistan show. ...
  • A new tool that predicts which photos will go viral on Facebook 06-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Washington: Scientists have developed a computer algorithm that predicts whether a photo will go viral on Facebook by watching how fast it is shared. Stanford researchers said the clues to predicting which of the many millions of photos on Facebook will spring from obscurity and go viral lie in 'cascades'....
  • CJ Youngistan: All things young about Lok Sabha Elections 04-04-2014 07:39 PM

    The Citizen Journalist Show goes young and interactive with all the election news, trivia, spoofs and everything that is trending this election season. Watch the show every Saturday night at 9:30 PM. ...
  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban 04-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday - a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption....
  • Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling 03-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said. Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections last Sunday to stem a...
  • Now, enjoy cold drinks, momos at Lucknow polling booths 01-04-2014 06:21 PM

    In the land of nawabs, this election would mean comfort of a different kind -- with kiosks selling cold drinks, wafers and momos at select polling centres. The Election Commission has zeroed in on select polling booths of the total 1,400 in the state capital which will be plush with...
  • LS polls: Facebook cracking down on fake 'likes' 31-03-2014 12:19 PM

    With politicians boosting their social media presence in the poll season using fake online followers, Facebook has started cracking down on fraudulent accounts showing suspicious high number of 'likes'. Data from the Facebook team show that close to 52,000 pages exist for politicians and political parties in India. Of them...
  • Lithium Technologies buys social-media gauge Klout 29-03-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Marketing company Lithium Technologies has acquired social-media measurement business Klout that gives users insights about their social media performance. The deal, reportedly, would marry Lithium's social-media focused customer-service business with Klout's analysis of brands' and individuals' social-media savvy. According to a report from Fortune, the deal is worth...
  • The role of social media in 2014 Lok Sabha elections 28-03-2014 11:51 AM

    Aditya Gupta is the Co-founder of SocialSamosa.com - an Indian social media knowledge storehouse that covers everything that happens in the Indian social media ecosystem. In his role as the co-founder, he leads Social Samosa's vision and future strategies; leading it to become one of the most popular portals in...
  • Open Mike: Is social media setting the agenda for 2014 polls? 27-03-2014 11:56 PM

    With the social media emerging as the most popular platform for election campaigning in the run up to Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits cyber-city Gurgaon as part of a special series, 'Open Mike' and assesses people's opinion. ...
  • Modi's presence in social media increases but so do negative opinions 27-03-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: Social media's perceptions of the political space reflect larger events in the real world. Week-on-week analysis of mentions by social media trackers To the New reveals Narendra Modi is being steadily mentioned in increasing numbers on such sites as Facebook and Twitter in the past fortnight. While the...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • Couples checking Facebook while making love: Study 24-03-2014 09:37 PM

    Social media has entered bedrooms for sure and is now threatening love-making, with some couples checking Facebook during sex. According to a new survey by global condom maker Durex, some of the British couple are checking Facebook during sex. The Durex study polled 2,000 British residents to understand if technology...
  • Cloak: An 'anti-social' network that helps you avoid meeting people 24-03-2014 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: This is an app that many secretly desire. In this age of social networks, when you are connected with people you like and also those you wouldn't want to bump into in real life, the Cloak app is designed to keep you away from unwanted real-life meetings. The...
  • Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter 22-03-2014 12:55 PM

    Turkey's ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad on Friday, with users of the social networking service denouncing the move as a "digital coup" and the president expressing his disapproval. A court blocked access to Twitter after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's...
  • Jharkhand government to set up panel for women security 21-03-2014 08:32 PM

    The Jharkhand government would soon set up a committee to look after the security of women in the state through awareness campaigns. Directing to set up a committee on women's security, Chief Secretary RS Sharma said that the panel should embark upon awareness campaigns among the women on their security...
  • Silicon Valley Indian techies build online platform for AAP 20-03-2014 09:17 PM

    Indian techies in the US have built what they call a "game changer" "Next Generation" technology platform to raise online donations for the Aam Aadmi Party for India's upcoming parliamentary elections. Launched on Holi day, the online "my.aamaadmiparty.org" platform raised a record Rs.5.5 million (nearly $90,000) in online donations on...
  • EC to keep tabs on poll ads in social media, issues guidelines 19-03-2014 04:14 PM

    With political parties using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook in a big way for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission has issued detailed guidelines for political advertisements on such platforms that include obtaining certification for contents before putting them in public domain. The Election Commission has...
  • Twitter candidates in Lok Sabha polls, Modi, Kejriwal, Tharoor lead 18-03-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time the general election is being fought online, at least for some net savvy politicians who are on Twitter. Some of them are not new to politics. They may be new to Twitter. Some of them are social media veterans, but new to politics. Even...
  • CPM joins social media bandwagon, launches its Facebook, Twitter page 18-03-2014 06:21 PM

    Kolkata: It is rightly said , "better late than never". With not even a month left for Lok Sabha elections to begin, it is the Left in Bengal to finally join the social network bandwagon. The state unit of CPI(M) on Tuesday launched its official Facebook page and a twitter...
  • CPM goes online to court young voters 18-03-2014 05:33 PM

    The CPM on Tuesday went online by logging into its Facebook account and Twitter handle, a move aimed at wooing young electors, a sizeable number of whom would be first-time voters in the coming Lok Sabha elections. "As the new generation is more comfortable in these form of social media,...