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  • Want to be taken seriously on Twitter? Here are 8 tips for you 21-04-2014 12:14 PM

    Would you ever bother to entertain a salesperson, who reaches your doorstep in stained jammies, unkempt hair, and fails to even articulate the features of what he has on offer? You might, but I believe, most of us won't. It is instinctive that we tend to pay more attention to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Facebook to pull ads from pages with sex, violence 29-06-2013 10:10 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc said it will no longer allow ads to appear on pages with sexual or violent content, as the online social network moves to appease marketers being associated with objectionable material. The moves come a month after several businesses pulled their ads from Facebook amid reports of...
  • Prakash Jha to promote 'Satyagraha' through social-networking sites 10-06-2013 03:58 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Prakash Jha wants to tap the power of digital media and says he will promote his forthcoming political drama 'Satyagraha' through social-networking sites, a platform that has witnessed outpourings on some of the major public outrages. Inspired by the current situation in the country, 'Satyagraha' shows the uprising...
  • I will not keep my personal life open to everyone: Ranbir Kapoor 24-05-2013 10:06 AM

    Kolkata: Having accepted the fact that rumours about his private life are "part and parcel" of the film industry, 'Barfi!' star Ranbir Kapoor Thursday maintained that he would stay away from social-networking sites to shield his off-screen life. "My personal life should be on guard. I will not keep it...
  • Delhi HC seeks suggestions from FB, Google to protect minors 22-05-2013 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: "Worried" that children can be exploited through social networking sites, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Facebook and Google to submit within four weeks suggestions on safety measures for online usage of such sites by minors in India. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru...
  • Worldoo: Social networking site exclusively for kids launched 17-04-2013 11:10 AM

    Mumbai: Advertising and digital media agency Focus Group today launched a social networking website 'Worldoo', aimed at children aged between 6-12 years. "Worldoo will offer a platform to kids to live, express and play. They will have access to educational content and games from the likes of Cartoon Network, ZeeQ,...
  • Social networking sites can trigger psychotic symptoms: Study 21-11-2012 06:07 PM

    Jerusalem: Excessive internet communications through social networking sites such as Facebook may lead to psychotic symptoms, including delusions, anxiety and confusion, according to a new study. A study by Tel Aviv University found a connection between gradual development and exacerbation of psychoticd symptoms and intensified use of computer communications. "As...
  • Social media asked to remove defamatory content 21-12-2011 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday barred social networking sites from allowing content that hurts religious sentiments. The court observed that websites now have content which is defamatory and derogatory to communities. The court prohibited sites from allowing content which is using gods and goddesses for defamatory purposes. The...
  • Now, a social network only for women 18-12-2011 12:24 PM

    London: A 30-year-old Canadian woman has come up with a social networking website exclusively for females. The site Luluvise.com bans males from joining, the Daily Mail reported. It connects though other networking websites LinkedIn and Facebook. Since its launch Wednesday, it already has 1,000 users in 69 countries. "Luluvise uses...
  • Social networking may promote alcohol use 13-12-2011 12:10 PM

    Sydney: Social networking may be promoting alcohol use among young people in so subtle a manner that users are not even aware of it. "It (social networking) is being employed to organise events, communicate with people while out drinking, and enabling participants to share photos of their socialising and drinking...
  • 12X more space for Facebook status updates 01-12-2011 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: It seems that Facebook has rolled up sleeves to always stay ahead of its rivals. This year, Facebook has rolled out scores of new features to users' profiles and now it has announced one more update. The social networking giant has now increased the limit of Facebook status...
  • Twitter, mixi form Japan tie-up as Facebook gains 01-12-2011 10:27 AM

    Tokyo: Twitter Inc. and Japan's biggest homegrown social networking site mixi Inc. joined forces Wednesday to strengthen their ground against a rapidly expanding Facebook. For Twitter, the partnership with a local social network could point to a new strategy as the San Francisco-based microblogging service seeks to accelerate global growth....
  • Co-founder of social network Diaspora dies 15-11-2011 09:01 AM

    California: Ilya Zhitomirskiy, a co-founder of the startup social networking site Diaspora that put an emphasis on privacy and user-control, has died, a company spokesman said Monday. He was 22. The cause of Zhitomirskiy's death in San Francisco wasn't immediately known, and neither the company nor the San Francisco Medical...
  • More youth seeing their Facebook, email hacked 07-10-2011 01:57 PM

    Washington: Young people are having a harder time keeping their profile pages and email accounts secure, especially from prankster friends. And although many treat hacking or spying as a joke, nearly half who have been victims were upset by it. An Associated Press-MTV poll finds 3 in 10 teens and...
  • Google+ traffic surges by 1269 pc 28-09-2011 09:18 AM

    New York: Google+ is still no Facebook, Twitter or even MySpace, but its decision to open its services to all users is already paying dividends. Experian Hitwise, a market research company, reports that the site's market share in the social media world increased 1,269 per cent last week. Yes, you...
  • TRAI clears confusion over SMS limit 27-09-2011 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Regulator TRAI today exempted various service providers, including the dealers of telecom operators, e-ticketing agencies and social networking sites, from the new limit of one hundred SMSes per day per SIM, which was imposed to block pesky calls and messages. On September 5, after much delay, TRAI had...
  • Facebook and Google: Too much power scares me

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    I had left my office at about 730pm and I was thinking about my chat with my colleague earlier in the day. We were discussing...

  • A new social networking site 'Erly' 15-09-2011 03:39 PM

    San Francisco: Former Kleiner Perkins partner Eric Feng says there's room for one more social network - built around experiences, not people. His network, Erly.com, launches on Wednesday and draws on the idea that people want to organize their experiences - weddings, bike rides, or vacations - around events themselves,...