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  • 'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know 10 hours 42 minutes ago

    Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know. ...
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online Yesterday

    Jerusalem: Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration. Using videos, Twitter, text messages, leaflets and phone calls, both sides have attempted to direct the tone of the fighting...
  • MH17: Singapore Airlines apologises over Ukraine remarks 5 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Singapore Airlines apologised on Saturday over social media remarks it posted after the Malaysian jetliner was shot down that were taken by many as being insensitive. After the Malaysia Airlines plane went down over Ukraine with 298 onboard on Thursday, postings on Facebook and Twitter from Singapore Airlines claimed...
  • Like photographers get paid for the pictures, bodyguards get paid for protecting us: Salman Khan on paparazzi boycott 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who recently faced a paparazzi boycott, says photographers can refuse to click his pictures but they cannot "ban" him as there's no such provision in the law. He has also questioned if it will even affect his stardom. "You (photographers) can say 'I don't want to...
  • UP government to constitute committee for journalists 1 week ago

    Uttar Pradesh government has decided to constitute a committee to resolve problems being faced by journalists in their work area, including security for them during coverage of events, officials said. The committee, to be headed by Principal Secretary (Home), would include principal secretaries of Information, Housing and Urban Development, Medical and...
  • SlingTV, Slingbox M1: Sling Media unveils 2 new devices for out-of-home TV July 16, 2014

    New York: Sling Media, the maker of devices that let people watch their cable channels while travelling, is trying to become more relevant in the living room. Traditionally, Sling's strength has been in so-called place shifting. Attached to the home cable box, the Slingbox device sends video to various phones, tablets...
  • UP: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment by DIG rank officer to Facebook July 16, 2014

    A female sub-inspector in Meerut has taken her fight against alleged sexual harassment by a DIG rank officer to social media. She claims her superiors failed to act on her complaint. ...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • Meerut: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment to Facebook July 15, 2014

    Meerut: A woman sub-inspector from Meerut has now taken her fight against sexual harassment to social media. The 29-year-old woman police official had registered a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a DIG-rank officer. She said that her superiors failed to act on her complaint and has accused them of shielding...
  • Didn't mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media: Raj Thackeray July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party's supporters. "I have never mocked Prime Minister Modi. I was only speaking about the...
  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • China tells reporters to work within state media July 11, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the...
  • BJP to have social media centre for every Assembly seat July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Monday said it plans to set up a social media centre for every Assembly constituency in Maharashtra ahead of the elections. The decision was taken at a meeting in Pune on Monday, where senior members of BJP's social media cell discussed the strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls. "We...
  • Gowda launches social media application for Railway July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday launched a new social media application for the ministry. Gowda said that as soon as the Railway Budget is presented in Parliament on June 8, it will be available on the application and also on Twitter account and Facebook. He said the initiative...
  • UP government to use social media to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements July 4, 2014

    Apparently taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's use of social media, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to take to Facebook and Twitter to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements. A directive in this regard was issued today to all principal secretaries and secretaries by the Chief Secretary...
  • Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Modi deployed an army of supporters over Twitter and Facebook during his successful election campaign. He has put both the...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees July 1, 2014

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and top...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will join Twitter on Tuesday making him the first Indian President to join the social networking site. The move comes as attempts are being made to make the Rashtrapati Bhawan more accessible to the general public. Pranab Mukherjee's Facebook page already has over 5 lakh likes....
  • Is Facebook guilty of manipulating user's emotions? June 30, 2014

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Facebook earns users' ire for manipulating their emotions June 30, 2014

    Facebook deliberately manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users as a part of a social experiment in 2012. The aim of the study was to find out whether users who were shown more negative content were slightly more likely to post negative posts as compared to users in the positive group....
  • Stop cops from giving info to media on probe: Bombay HC to Maharashtra government June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to issue a circular restraining the police from disclosing the identity and the photograph of accused as well as information gathered during investigations to the media. The order was given by Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar on a PIL filed...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Doordarshan back in the days and now June 22, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha talks about the transition of media from the Doordarshan era to the era of the modern electronic media. However, he says that mistakes are common to both the eras. ...
  • Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Prakash Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country. "After I became the I&B Minister, I was reviewing pending files in my ministry. I noticed that while many TV channels had got permissions to...
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district June 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindi-speaking states: Modi government June 21, 2014

    Facing criticism from various sections, government on Friday said the use of Hindi on social media is only for states speaking the language and is not being imposed on non-Hindi-speaking states. "Use of Hindi on government of India's social media platforms is only for Hindi-speaking states... Hindi is not being imposed...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only for Hindi-speaking states, clarifies government June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. The...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism June 20, 2014

    Kochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam. Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like e-business and...
  • India's first Internet de-addiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet de-addiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • Indian community paper in US wins ethnic media award June 12, 2014

    New York: The South Asian Times, a leading newspaper for the Indian community in the US, has bagged an Ippies award given to the ethnic and community press for "Best Investigative/In Depth Story". The Ippies Awards are given by the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism. Jinal Shah...
  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? June 10, 2014

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...