Social Networking Sites

  • Women more addicted to their cellphones than men Yesterday

    Washington: Women are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found. Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on...
  • Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season August 7, 2014

    The district administration banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory and objectionable...
  • Ahead of festive season, Collector bans inflammatory posts on social networking sites August 6, 2014

    The district administration on Wednesday banned the inflammatory posts on social networking sites ahead of festive season, a precautionary measure after such posts led to communal tension in the neighbouring Khandwa town last month. "Due to the Khandwa incident and the festival season, the district administration has decided to ban inflammatory...
  • How to respond to negative comments on Facebook June 29, 2014

    There are times when our opinions on a given subject differ from those of our friends and acquaintances. And with the widespread use of social networking sites, such disagreements are often expressed on public platforms than in person. It is observed that difference in opinions often lead to clash of...
  • Want to be taken seriously on Twitter? Here are 8 tips for you April 21, 2014

    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 April 13, 2014

    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 candidates...
  • LS polls: Facebook cracking down on fake 'likes' March 31, 2014

    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 60...
  • Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter March 22, 2014

    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 defiant...
  • CPM goes online to court young voters March 18, 2014

    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, we...
  • Facebook can create an epidemic of wellbeing March 13, 2014

    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 more...
  • Best time to post on Facebook 6-8am, Twitter 1-3pm, Google+ 9-11am September 23, 2013

    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 September 19, 2013

    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 his...
  • Here is what people do on social networking sites August 19, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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 pages...
  • Prakash Jha to promote 'Satyagraha' through social-networking sites June 10, 2013

    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 of...
  • I will not keep my personal life open to everyone: Ranbir Kapoor May 24, 2013

    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 open....
  • Delhi HC seeks suggestions from FB, Google to protect minors May 22, 2013

    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 April 17, 2013

    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...
  • Iran building software to control networking sites January 6, 2013

    Tehran: Iran's police chief says the Islamic Republic is developing new software to control social networking sites. Gen. Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam was quoted in Iranian newspapers Saturday as saying the new software will prevent Iranians from being exposed to malicious content online while allowing users to enjoy the benefits of the...
  • Facebook forced to drop flawed New Year feature December 31, 2012

    London: Nearly a week after Facebook launched its New Year's messaging feature, the social networking site was on Monday forced to drop the app following a flaw that allowed anyone to see and even delete personal messages intended for others. The popular website had last week launched its Midnight Message...
  • Social networking sites can trigger psychotic symptoms: Study November 21, 2012

    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...
  • J&K govt asks Centre to block 'anti-Islam' video September 14, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday asked the Centre to block the anti-Islam video on social networking sites as it could trigger law and order problem in the state. "We have requested the nodal agency in the Union IT ministry to block the video," state Home Secretary BR Sharma said. He...
  • After PMO action, Twitter promises cooperation August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Twitter has promised to cooperate with the government after the Prime Minister's Office complained to it about objectionable content on six accounts resembling the PMO's official account. As the government blocked the six accounts after Twitter took no action, the social networking portal has communicated to the PMO that...
  • NE exodus: Websites say content uploaded from Pak August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube have informed the government that inflammatory content uploaded on their pages have indicated that they originated from Pakistan. "The initial response from international social networking sites indicates that such content has been hosted from outside the country and to a large extent...
  • Friendship Day: 10 rules of dosti in social media August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: At some point in your life you have wished you had the spontaneous timing of Chandler Bing to wriggle yourself out of a sticky situation armed with nothing but scathing wit. The iconic American situational comedy F.R.I.E.N.D.S might have redefined popular culture and made inroads into the Indian...
  • Facebook, Twitter lowering your confidence? July 9, 2012

    London: Ever felt low if your friend gets more likes or tweets than you? You're not alone. Comparisons on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter make people feel anxious and under-confident, according to a poll. The poll also found that more than half said these sites had altered their behaviour,...
  • Michelle Obama joins Pinterest June 14, 2012

    Washington: The first lady's profile on the social networking site went live Wednesday with three boards highlighting photos from around the White House, "great memories" and Father's Day. Mrs Obama captioned some of the photos herself, including recent shots of the Obama family skipping stones and playing minigolf, and older family...
  • Clues to avoid getting 'unfriended' on Facebook May 1, 2012

    Washington: Want to avoid being "unfriended" by your friends on Facebook? Then, just start responding to posts on your wall, researchers say. Researchers at Arizona State University in the US found that following some simple but unspoken rules - such as responding to messages, avoiding disrespecting people and not posting controversial...
  • Content row: Court dismisses case against Yahoo March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismissed a case against Internet giant Yahoo for allegedly hosting objectionable content on its site and penalised the petitioner for dragging it in the litigation along with other social networking sites. Administrative Civil Judge Praveen Singh imposed a cost of Rs 5000 on plaintiff...