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  • 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...
  • Online dating site OkCupid urges users to boycott Firefox, protests Mozilla's new CEO's anti-gay marriage views 01-04-2014 03:41 PM

    San Francisco: OkCupid.com, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive. OkCupid visitors who accessed the website through Firefox on Monday were told in a message to use other browsers...
  • 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...
  • Man duped of $70,000 on OkCupid.com sues the dating site 23-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: User of an online dating site, OkCupid.com, has filed a lawsuit against the site after a man he met on the site duped him of over $70,000. According to the complainant, the website is to be held responsible for failing to effectively screen members and communicate the risks...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Facebook can create an epidemic of wellbeing 13-03-2014 12:27 PM

    You may be worried about airborne virus that can bring cold or flu but what about emotional contagion spreading fast via online social networks? According to a new research, Facebook feelings are contagious. Positive posts beget positive posts and negative posts beget negative ones - with the positive posts being...
  • Flickr turns 10: A timeline of the photo-sharing site's milestones 11-02-2014 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: Flickr, the popular online photo-sharing site owned by Yahoo, turned 10 on February 10. Yahoo last year had redesigned the Flickr website to emphasise photos rather than text or white space, as was the case previously. Photos are bigger and shared in full resolution rather than compressed into...
  • Can't block pornographic sites on our own: ISPs tell SC 27-01-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is practically and technically impossible for them to block pornographic sites without orders from court and government and they cannot be made liable for the objectionable contents of the sites. In its reply to a PIL...
  • Tough time for Delhi Police personnel at Kejriwal's dharna site 20-01-2014 11:06 PM

    New Delhi: It has been a grueling time for nearly 2,000 Delhi Police personnel, including 16 DCPs, deployed at the site where Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is sitting on a dharna against city police's alleged high-handedness. The task for these personnel began from 6 am in ensuring that the...
  • LinkedIn now lets users search for volunteer positions in addition to paid jobs 18-01-2014 04:09 PM

    New York: Professional networking site LinkedIn Corp. launched a "volunteer marketplace," which lets users browse volunteer opportunities posted by nonprofit groups. Nonprofits, meanwhile, can reach out to LinkedIn users who have expressed an interest in volunteering. LinkedIn says it is working with volunteer-matching organisations such as Catchafire, VolunteerMatch and BoardSource...
  • Saudis world's biggest Tweeters, India at 21st position 17-11-2013 07:34 PM

    In an unexpected finding, Saudis have emerged as the world's largest active Twitter users, while Indians ranked among the lowest tweeters on the microblogging site, according to new research. According to PeerReach, one-third or 32 per cent of the Saudi's online population are active monthly Twitter users. However, countries such...
  • Twitter shares surge over 90 per cent on NYSE debut, hit $50 07-11-2013 10:10 PM

    Twitter Inc stock soared 92 percent in their first day of trading on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange as investors snapped up shares in the microblogging site, pushing its market value to a heady $25 billion. The shares opened at $45.10 a share, up from the initial public...
  • YouTube hopes to boost music profile with new awards show 03-11-2013 02:07 PM

    New York: Does the world really need another music video awards show? The answer is yes - at least according to YouTube. The online video-sharing site is rolling out its first YouTube Music Awards on Sunday, with a show that pairs established industry stars such as Lady Gaga and Arcade...
  • Facebook, Twitter, other banned sites to be open in China free trade zone: Report 25-09-2013 01:20 PM

    Shanghai: Facebook, Twitter and other websites deemed sensitive and blocked by the Chinese government will be accessible in a planned free-trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. Citing unidentified government sources, the Hong Kong newspaper also said authorities would welcome bids from foreign telecoms...
  • Best time to post on Facebook 6-8am, Twitter 1-3pm, Google+ 9-11am 23-09-2013 02:09 PM

    People are often seen posting on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus at leisure, but a new report has observed that there are the best times during the day when the posts on social networking sites can help you get the maximum traction. Here is an infographic that suggests when you...
  • Goa: Mines official's quote on Facebook sparks debate 19-09-2013 01:31 PM

    A comment on a social networking site by a senior mines official has sparked a debate with main Opposition Congress alleging that it has brought to light the double standards of the government on the mining issue. State Mines and Geology Department Director Prasanna Acharya, without naming anyone, posted on...
  • Vacations can motivate workers to quit job: Study 15-09-2013 05:06 PM

    New York: Bosses, please note! The long vacations your employees take have a side effect - the holiday may actually fuel their desire to quit their jobs. Nearly 70 per cent of employees are more likely to look for another job after coming back from a vacation, a new study...
  • Government has to take steps to block porn sites: Supreme Court 31-08-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court made it clear that the government will have to take steps to block porn sites particularly those showing child pornography and granted four weeks time to chart out plan of action. "Nothing, you have to do it," a bench headed by Justice B S Chauhan...
  • Here is what people do on social networking sites 19-08-2013 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: While it is widely known that today online users spend a major part of their lives on the social networking sites, but do you know what people have been observed doing the most on these sites? According to a study, around 70 per cent of the users spend...
  • MoEF team inspects sand mining sites on Yamuna banks in Noida 07-08-2013 07:50 PM

    Under pressure from various quarters over the unabated illegal sand mining along the Yamuna, Hindon, Ganga and other rivers, the ministry of environment ~~amp; forests (MoEF) inspected the banks of the Yamuna in Noida Wednesday. A ten-member team visited some of the most mining-prone sites in villages like Kondli, Gulabli,...
  • Twitter hands down new rules to beat abusive talk 03-08-2013 08:53 PM

    London: Twitter says it's handing down new rules to control abusive language after several high-profile British women reported receiving a flood of nasty, harassing, or threatening messages on the microblogging site. In a message posted to its website, Twitter says it is introducing a one-click button to report abuse and...
  • Apple says its developer site was hacked 23-07-2013 10:59 AM

    San Francisco: Apple says that hackers may have gained access to personal information of software developers who make the company's apps. Apple Inc. says its website for software developers was hacked Thursday. It's possible that some developers' names, mailing or e-mail addresses was accessed, although other information was encrypted and...
  • Facebook mobile users jumped around 20 per cent in US, UK in June 18-07-2013 10:33 AM

    London: The number of users accessing Facebook via their mobile phones in June jumped around 20 per cent in the United States and Britain, the social network said, touting its appeal for brands trying to reach consumers during the summer months. Created in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, the...
  • Difficult to block international porn websites: Centre to SC 13-07-2013 11:47 AM

    New Delhi: The government told the Supreme Court that it is difficult to block international porn sites in the country and sought more time to consult various ministries to find a solution. Its plea for holding wider consultations came after the apex court pulled up the government for taking such...
  • Are places of worship soft targets for terrorists? 10-07-2013 11:43 PM

    Temples, dargahs and gurdwaras across cities failed the vigilance test conducted by CNN-IBN just three days after serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde promises action in response to the CNN-IBN investigation. ...
  • News 360: Religious sites across cities fail vigilance test 3 days after Gaya blasts 10-07-2013 10:16 PM

    Temples, dargahs and gurdwaras across cities failed the vigilance test just three days after serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple. Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde promises action in response to the CNN-IBN investigation. ...
  • CCTV footage of couples in Delhi Metro leaked on porn sites 09-07-2013 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: One needs to be careful before they get intimate with their partner while taking a ride on the Delhi Metro. CCTV footage of the Delhi Metro showing couples in intimate positions has now found its way on international pornographic sites. The footage is about eight minutes long. The...
  • Internet sites join July 4 protest against US govt's surveillance 05-07-2013 11:15 AM

    Washington: The online community rallied on Thursday in support of live protests against the US government's surveillance of internet activity, a practice recently exposed by a former contractor for the National Security Agency. Websites such as Reddit and Mozilla supported a campaign in cities across the United States to "Restore...