SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Sponsored: How IBM transformed Twitter experience for Cricket World Cup Yesterday

    New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is just over. Besides the matches and the cricket, one highlight was IBM's Score With Data (@scorewithdata) campaign which transformed the premier cricketing event for fans as they gained never before insights into cricket, thanks to IBM's cutting-edge technologies. Twitterati Speaks is...
  • iRevo Multimedia launches SmartTV Box for Rs 7,499 onwards Yesterday

    New Delhi: Silicon Valley-based iRevo Multimedia has rolled out its latest SmartTV Box, powered by iRevo cloud and software features, which is available for purchase on Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal. The iRevo Cloud Platform in the TV box offers content aggregation and curation features. It further allows for social media integration. The...
  • Deepika Padukone receives flak on social media for 'My Choice' video 2 days ago

    Deepika Padukone's video titled 'My Choice' speaks about the choices every woman is entitled to. The film is made by Homi Adajania and features 99 women from across different professions. Amidst much praise, the video got a lot of flak on social media from many quaters. ...
  • Top brands choosing Instagram over Facebook 2 days ago

    New York: An increasing number of popular brands are posting more on Instagram than on Facebook, a study conducted by New York-based research firm L2 suggests. Both brand and social media users are slowly preferring easier-to-use and "less boring" Instagram. L2 said that around three million US teenagers stopped using Facebook between...
  • Stop blaming Anushka for Virat Kohli and Team India's World Cup failure 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli's failure to perform in the semi-final match against Australia has been blamed on his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The actress was unfortunately bullied on social media for her presence in the Sydney stadium during the match in which Kohli struggled for 13 balls to...
  • Section 66 gone, but questions remain March 24, 2015

    Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused March 24, 2015

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • Teenagers don't estimate the possible risks of posting personal information on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: Most teenagers upload personal information on the social media networks like Facebook without considering the risks involved, says a study. Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University found that they were not really thinking at all while posting private pictures or information, or at least were not thinking like most...
  • UP: Class 11 student detained for allegedly posting against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Lucknow: Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the Uttar Pradesh Police has detained a Class 11 student for allegedly putting up a Facebook post against UP minister Azam Khan. An FIR had been lodged by Azam Khan's media in-charge Fasahat Ali claiming that the post is objectionable. A court...
  • Parents overshare information about their kids on social media: Study March 18, 2015

    New York: You love to share the pics and videos of your kid's antics on social media. But are you ending up sharing too much? A lot of parents say yes. University of Michigan National Poll on Children's Health found that more than half of the mothers and one-third of fathers...
  • Obsessing over Facebook photos may keep you from enjoying life: Study March 16, 2015

    Washington: Trying to get perfect photos to earn 'likes' on your Instagram or Facebook may keep you from enjoying real-life experiences, a new study suggests. Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield, co-authors of four New York Times bestsellers, conducted a study which found that obsession with posting photos, checking phones corresponds with...
  • The dark side of digital connectivity March 16, 2015

    Social media is radically changing the nature of relationships and bringing the world closer together. However, digital connectivity has a very dark side too. ...
  • Tweets could tell why people fear vaccines March 9, 2015

    Washington: Scientists are analysing millions of real-time tweets to understand why people refuse vaccines and how these reasons vary among communities. Using social media to reveal thinking about vaccines in real time will help health officials to better respond to the next outbreak, saving lives and keeping people healthy, researchers said. The...
  • IS followers are operating at least 46,000 Twitter accounts: Study March 9, 2015

    Washington: Islamic State (IS) supporters are operating a minimum of 46,000 Twitter accounts, a 92-page study by global think tank Brookings Institution has revealed. The study also found that at least 1,000 accounts supportive of IS, and possibly many more, were suspended by Twitter from September to December last year, the...
  • Cyber criminals use social media to cooperate with each other on executing major attacks March 8, 2015

    Kolkata: The rapid expansion of social media has enabled hackers to closely cooperate and group with each other to launch measured attacks, an industry expert said here on Saturday. "The cyber crime scenario is turning murkier day by day... and social media is providing a fantastic platform for these people (cyber...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio collaborates with Netflix for documentaries March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix to develop non-fiction projects. DiCaprio's Appian Way will develop fact-based projects with topical and provocative environmental and conservation themes, reported Aceshowbiz. "Working with Netflix on 'Virunga' has sparked a shared vision about projects that we want...
  • PM Modi among 30 most influential people on internet: Time magazine March 6, 2015

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time magazine in a list which also features US President Barack Obama. The list, which analysed social-media followings, site traffic and overall ability to drive news, also includes British author of the...
  • FBI urges 'vigilance' against IS recruitment online March 6, 2015

    Washington: US authorities issued an appeal to police and the public to remain "vigilant" against attempts by the Islamic State group to recruit young Americans online. The warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came after the reported arrest last week of a 17-year-old...
  • Facebook user booked for allegedly posting derogatory comments against Christianity March 4, 2015

    Mangaluru: A Facebook user, who had allegedly posted hate comments against Christianity, was today slapped with a case after the community leaders lodged a complaint accusing him of disrupting peace and harmony. A delegation of Christian leaders today submitted a memorandum to City Police Commissioner S Murugan and Deputy Commissioner A...
  • Twitter working with law enforcement officials to tackle online threats March 3, 2015

    Washington: Twitter said today it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State. "Our security team is investigating the veracity of these threats with relevant law enforcement officials," a Twitter spokesman said, without...
  • Video shows Los Angeles police fatally shooting man March 2, 2015

    Los Angeles: Los Angeles police has fatally shot a man in an incident that was caught on video and circulated widely online, with the department saying officers resorted to deadly force after the man had reached for one of their guns. The graphic footage, which appeared on Facebook, shows a violent...
  • Suggestions on social media used in Railway Budget 2015-16, says Prabhu February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said his ministry received an overwhelming response and suggestions on social media during the formative phase of the Railway Budget 2015-16. "We received over 20,000 responses from people on social media and some of the suggestions are there in the Budget," he said...
  • Budget interviews to be streamed live on social media February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on utilising social media to reach out to people, the first interviews of the Finance Minister and Railway Minister, after they present their respective budgets, will be streamed live on 'YouTube' while questions will be invited from the people through 'Twitter'. The Information...
  • 90 lakh discussed India-Pakistan match on Facebook, 17 lakh tweeted February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide was discussed by about 90 lakh people on Facebook, while nearly 16.94 lakh tweeted about the clash of the arch-rivals. There were also 2.5 crore interactions about the match on Sunday on Facebook, the world's biggest social media platform said in...
  • Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die February 13, 2015

    New York: Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world's biggest online social network said that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log...
  • Twitter buys Niche, a startup that grooms social media stars February 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter announced it is buying Niche, a startup that acts as a talent agency of sorts matching online video celebrities from Vine and elsewhere with advertisers. Twitter did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which technology news website Re/code said was valued at more than $30 million. "As more...
  • Addicted to social networking sites? You could be insecure in relationships, says a new study February 11, 2015

    New York: People who are generally insecure in their relationships are more actively engaged on the social media site - frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something - in the hope of getting attention, researchers said. The study suggests that there are at least two kinds of...
  • Defence Ministry debuts on Twitter February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After shying away for years, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday debuted on Twitter and promised "authentic info and latest updates" in a bid to intensify its presence on social media. The official twitter account was started by the Ministry's Director General (Media and Communications) Sitanshu Kar under the...
  • Delhi election Twitter trends: Kiran Bedi vs Arvind Kejriwal vs Ajay Makan February 6, 2015

    The Delhi Assembly elections has been creating a buzz on micro-blogging site, Twitter. During the campaign for the February 7 polls the political parties used the social media for propagating their agendas and the voters used the platform in a bid to put forward their demand to the political parties. Both...