SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Watch: Vladimir Putin got flak for what he put on the first lady's shoulders November 13, 2014

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Putin are getting lampooned on social media for their antics. ...
  • Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls November 10, 2014

    London: The surge in online communication and social media coupled with economic downturn seven years ago have left many teenage girls with low self-esteem, reveals a British survey. The survey that included 30,000 students found a worrying drop in the number of 14- and 15-year-olds, particularly girls, who say they feel...
  • University offers course on 'wasting time on the Internet' November 3, 2014

    Washington: A prestigious Ivy League University is offering a new course on 'wasting time on the Internet' which requires students to stare at a screen for hours and only interact via chat rooms and social media. The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania is offering the course titled "Wasting...
  • Hyderabad Police keeps tab on people getting drawn towards ISIS via social media November 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: While India may not have joined the US-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but security agencies were keeping a close track of Indians who may be getting drawn towards the group via social media. The situation was alarming as more educated young people seem...
  • J&K government yet to take action after DIG's son boasts of power on social media October 29, 2014

    In a shocking misuse of power, the son of the DIG Jammu has posted pictures of his father's subordinates tying his shoes, doubling up as a caddie with high handed captions leading to criticism from all quarters. ...
  • Abuse of power by Jammu DIG exposed: Should the government step in? October 29, 2014

    In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Police arrest law student for Facebook comment 'I love Hudhud' October 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Two people have been arrested in Andhra Pradesh for posting comments on social media sites on Cyclone Hudhud which hit the state earlier in October. A law student was arrested by CID officials in Guntur after he posted comments saying "I love Hudhud and that nature was taking revenge...
  • J&K DIG's son boasts of power, posts pictures of man tying his father's shoe laces on social media October 29, 2014

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for a top policeman in Jammu and Kashmir, photographs showing abuse of power by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in Jammu have gone viral. The photographs were posted by the DIG's son on social media. The photographs include one of a man helping DIG Shakeel Beig...
  • J&K polls: BJP to tap social media to reach out to voters October 28, 2014

    Jammu: With BJP keen to replicate its success in Haryana and Maharashtra in the upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the party has decided to utilize social media to reach out to the voters in the state. During the Lok Sahba elections held earlier this year, the social media...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey October 23, 2014

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Centre found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced...
  • Social media war over 'Yes' or 'No' to firecrackers October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: We are living in dangerous times. The hyper social media 'activism' has made everything sensitive these days. It seems almost everybody is facing a Hamletian dilemma of 'to do or not do or 'to be or not to be'. The latest debate is over bursting of firecrackers during...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins twitter October 21, 2014

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, has joined twitter. She described herself as a social activist and public speaker among other things. ...
  • Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah October 20, 2014

    Sharjah: A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported Monday. "The missing eight-year-old girl was spotted by a passerby near Joy Alukkas Centre in Rolla," Khaleej Times quoted her father...
  • Delhi Traffic Police asks people to use Facebook, Whatsapp to complain illegal parking October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police, in its effort to curb parking mafia in the national capital, has asked people to come forward and complain about illegal parking in the city through their Facebook page and traffic helpline numbers 1095. Delhiites can also lodge such complaints at Delhi Police's anti-corruption WhatsApp helpline...
  • Time to scrap laws which turn ordinary men into criminals! October 10, 2014

    Beginning Saturday, 4 October 2014, the death of Raghavendra Guruprasad and his two boys has been discussed in newspapers, on TV channels, and in the social media. For those who have not heard about him, Guruprasad was an ordinary Indian male, with above average intelligence, who worked hard to...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP pulls advertisements that triggered jokes on social media October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP has withdrawn a series of advertisements rhetorically asking "Kuthe neun thevlay Maharashtra maajha? (Where have you taken my Maharashtra?)" that attracted severe criticism from various quarters. "The ads have been dropped, but that is a scheduled action and has nothing to do with criticism or ridicule they...
  • HC asks police to use social media, mobile in tracing missing persons October 9, 2014

    Madurai: Madras High Court Bench on Thursday suggested police personnel be trained in modern technologies including the use of computers, social media, mobile phones and Global Positioning System (GPS), in tracing missing persons. A bench comprising Justices S Manikumar and VS Ravi, in a common interim order on...
  • Maharashtra polls: Parties take social media route to woo voters October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Taking a cue from the success of BJP's online campaign in Lok Sabha election, the other parties have opened up their war chest to spend on social media to expand the reach of their mass contact campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The NCP, staring at a massive anti-incumbency factor,...
  • Modi to meet Zuckerberg, likely to discuss use of Facebook, social media for improving governance October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has come to India for a two day visit during which he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two are likely to discuss how social media can be used for improving governance and enhancing India's tourism. Tech Expert Rishabh Jain said, "Facebook has a...
  • Missing one-year-old Abhinav's parents take desperate measures to find him October 8, 2014

    It's been eleven days since one-year-old Abhinav went missing from near his Noida home. His anxious parents are now taking every step possible to trace him. ...
  • One-year-old Abhinav's family takes to social media to trace their missing child October 8, 2014

    Noida: Worried parents of one-year-old Abhinav who has been missing since the last 11 days have now taken to social media to find their child. Abhinav had gone missing from near his Noida home last week. His mother Priyanka says Abhinav and other children in the locality had gathered to...
  • Did an intensive social media campaign help this couple find their missing daughter? October 6, 2014

    Three-year-old Jahnvi, who went missing from the capital, is now back with her family after eight days. But there are still no clear answers on where she was. As Jhanvi returned with her head shaved, there are some who are suggesting the intense social media campaign to find her spooked...
  • Kidnapped baby Jhanvi found: Has social media helped in policing? October 6, 2014

    A three-year-old, Jhanvi, who went missing from India Gate over a week ago has been traced with her head shaved and a placard around her neck at a market in Janakpuri locality of Delhi late Tuesday evening. CNN-IBN asks whether the social media has helped in policing. ...
  • Conservative Muslim clerics condemn #HajjSelfies as they flood social media October 6, 2014

    Mina (Saudi Arabia): Raising his arm, Yousef Ali hugs his elderly father in front of one of Islam's holiest sites as they grin for a selfie -- a craze that has hit this year's hajj. But not everyone is happy about young pilgrims from around the world constantly snapping "selfies", photographs...
  • Social media can generate content for advertisers: Expert October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian advertisers can use social media as a content generator besides utilising it as a new marketing medium, says an expert. "Millions of people all over the world are sharing videos and pictures every day on a number of social media platforms. You can filter out the type of...
  • 'Modi at Madison' hashtag trends on Twitter September 29, 2014

    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 September 28, 2014

    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...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pitches for self regulation by media September 27, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...