Social Networking Sites

  • How to respond to negative comments on Facebook 29-06-2014 04:54 PM

    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 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...
  • J&K govt asks Centre to block 'anti-Islam' video 14-09-2012 01:23 AM

    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...
  • After PMO action, Twitter promises cooperation 22-08-2012 04:58 PM

    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...
  • NE exodus: Websites say content uploaded from Pak 20-08-2012 10:14 PM

    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...
  • Friendship Day: 10 rules of dosti in social media 05-08-2012 09:06 AM

    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? 09-07-2012 03:52 PM

    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...
  • Michelle Obama joins Pinterest 14-06-2012 09:39 AM

    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...
  • Clues to avoid getting 'unfriended' on Facebook 01-05-2012 06:29 PM

    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...
  • Content row: Court dismisses case against Yahoo 05-03-2012 01:57 PM

    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...
  • Relief for Yahoo in objectionable content case 02-03-2012 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Yahoo India, the Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the personal presence summons issued to its chief by the Patiala House Court. The Patiala House Court had issued summons to all the 21 websites involved in the objectionable content case to appear before...
  • 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...