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  • Women hooked to texting, men can't live without Facebook Yesterday

    New York: Contrary to the traditional view that men are more invested in technology, a new study found that more young women are addicted to cell phones and even get agitated when it is not in sight. Women may be more inclined to use cell phones for social reasons such as...
  • Facebook upgrades mobile search to let users look for friends' old posts 2 days 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...
  • Facebook tries to assuage Messenger app privacy fears with a 'Get the Facts' clarification 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Even though the widespread privacy concerns about Facebook's Messenger app did not deter over 500 million from downloading the app from Google Play, Facebook has issued a 'Get the Facts' clarification to assuage some of its users' concerns. Facebook is now pushing an alert to users that directs them...
  • US school expels toddler over mother's Facebook post 3 days ago

    A four-year-old toddler was expelled from his school in the US after his mother vent her frustration against the school in a Facebook post. Habat's post read: "Why is it that every single day there is something new I dislike about Will's school? Are my standards really too high or are...
  • Have you got 'booked' yet? Indians are challenging their friends to name 10 books they have loved growing up in viral, chain dare on Facebook 4 days ago

    If you are a regular on Facebook and have friends who read, it's highly likely you have been tagged by one or multiple of them in status updates asking you to name 10 books that have had a deep impact on your life. The newest trend to take over Facebook...
  • Moderate Hurriyat claims government removed its Facebook page 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday claimed that authorities have removed its Facebook page, saying the Government's move was "despotic". Government officials, however, said they were not aware of Hurriyat's page being removed from the social networking site. "The way in which Government is now imposing restriction on social media sites...
  • '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 5 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....
  • Social media not a vehicle of debate, instead encourages self-censorship: Study 5 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...
  • Facebook the most used smartphone app, but Google's apps dominate the top 10 1 week ago

    New York: Social networking website Facebook is the most used app, but Google apps dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to selecting from over two million apps available in the Apple and Google stores. Topping the app list is Facebook, being used by 115 million people monthly while Google-owned...
  • Lionel Messi's Facebook post on Israel-Gaza conflict stirs controversy August 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Soccer star Lionel Messi has been dragged into the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, two weeks after the Argentinian wrote in a Facebook post that he was "deeply saddened" by the loss of young lives with a photo of an injured Palestinian boy. Israeli social media users have exhorted Messi to acknowledge...
  • 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...
  • Facebook Messenger downloaded over 500 million times on Android devices: Report August 20, 2014

    New York: Although it initially faced backlash by people, the new Facebook Messenger app has been downloaded over 500 million times on Android-based devices, reports Google Play Store. The Messenger app earlier received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download...
  • Google may soon let kids under 13 sign up for Gmail, YouTube: Reports August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such as...
  • 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...
  • Italian man sues ex-wife for putting up decade-old honeymoon pictures on Facebook: report August 19, 2014

    An Italian man has won a lawsuit against his wife for uploading decade-old pictures of the two on honeymoon, to Facebook, according to a report in the Independent. The court ordered the woman to take the pictures off the popular social media site saying it breached his privacy. The woman said...
  • 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...
  • Facebook's Messenger app gets poor reviews from users August 15, 2014

    New York: The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages. The Messenger app has received nearly 50,000 reviews with a rating of one star across all...
  • Watch: 'That was really cold!' Mark Zuckerberg takes the ice-bucket challenge to spread awareness about the rare ALS disease; challenges Bill Gates next August 14, 2014

    The ice-bucket challenge is a campaign to spread awareness and fight for a rare disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The challenge went viral on social networking websites after people started posting photos of themselves taking the challenge. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has already taken this challenge and this...
  • 'He'd complete his B.Tech from IIT and hope to work for Google one day': 10 things that would happen if Mark Zuckerberg was born in India August 14, 2014

    'If Mark Zuckerberg was Indian he would probably be sitting at an IIT and preparing to get through CAT.' This was the most popular response at a discussion on Quora about what would happen if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was born in India. Start-ups weren't very popular in India back...
  • A new service that lets you transfer money over Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Payment solutions provider Oxigen today launched its mobile wallet (mWallet) service, Oxigen Wallet, through which users can transfer money, purchase gifts for their friends and family on social networking platforms. Besides, users would also be able to use their wallet to recharge their mobile phones, pay bills and shop...
  • Facebook's messenger app and privacy: 5 things you must know August 12, 2014

    New York: Facebook's recent effort to force people to adopt its standalone mobile messaging app has privacy-concerned users up in arms. Many of them believe the app is especially invasive. One blog from the Huffington Post published in December has gone viral, making the rounds on the social network recently because...
  • 20 things your Facebook profile picture says about you: this hilarious video reveals the truth behind the classic poses and selfies you see on Facebook August 11, 2014

    What's the first thing you do when you meet your friends? Quick, take a selfie for Facebook! Even when there's no one around and you're dressed in your best outfit, the first thing you'd do would be taking a mirror selfie for Facebook. With this obsession for profile pictures on...
  • Bangalore: woman nabs sexual assaulter, hands him over to the police August 10, 2014

    Bangalore: In a heroic display of courage, a young woman from Bangalore chased, nabbed and hit a man who was sexually harassing her. Veena Ashiya Chindlur, a young entrepreneur, was on her morning jog on Friday when a man accosted her. Instead of being intimidated, she chased him, forced him to...
  • Facebook Messenger app's terms of service may scare you, but is nothing new August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook is cajoling its users to install its new Messenger app and soon the company intends to leave users with no option but install the app if they want to continue to use the feature on their smartphones. Amidst this, a months old post from Huffington Post is...
  • 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...
  • Beware! The Facebook 'colour change' app is a scam that tries to hack into your account August 8, 2014

    New York: Have you tried to change the colour scheme of your Facebook profile lately? Beware of a virus attack as a "colour change" malware is back and has already affected over 10,000 people around the world. The malware has been fixed by Facebook repeatedly but it has resurfaced again,...
  • Facebook to acquire Internet security company PrivateCore August 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook said on Thursday it will to acquire a company that helps protect the computers and data centers that power Internet services. Facebook did not disclose financial terms for the acquisition of PrivateCore, which was founded in 2011 and is based in Palo Alto, California. PrivateCore raised $2.25 million...
  • 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....