TWEETS

  • Twitter cracks down on tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter said Thursday that it is cracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse. Twitter is overhauling its safety policy and beefing up the team responsible for enforcing it, along with investing "heavily" in ways to detect and limit...
  • 'Mr X' tweet review: The film isn't a rip-off of 'Hollow Man' 4 days ago

    Directed by Vikram Bhatt, 'Mr. X' is an Indian 3D sci-fi thriller starring Bollywood's serial kisser Emraan Hashmi, and actress Amyra Dastur. The film revolves around a man who gains the power of invisibility, and becomes a vigilante to take revenge on those who have wronged him. While Vikram Bhatt has...
  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study 4 days ago

    New York: Twitter can help several hospitals plan better in terms of tackling patient rush and availability of resources and staff, suggests a study. The researchers said personal health-related tweets posted by some users could be helpful for hospitals. "You can get a lot of interesting insights from social media that you...
  • Sneak peek: Twitter's new home page for logged-out users 6 days ago

    New Delhi: For those who visit Twitter but don't sign up for it, the microblogging site has decided to woo you with its new home page that marks a shift from the earlier simple log in page with a background photo. Even as we acknowledge the fact that there are 288...
  • 'Ek Paheli Leela' tweet review: Somewhat entertaining, but falls short due to Sunny Leone's acting skills April 10, 2015

    Love her or hate her, but you can't ignore Sunny Leone. She has a huge fan following and people love her the way she is. And her fans are certainly in for a treat with 'Ek Paheli Leela'. 'Ek Paheli Leela', a musical thriller film ...
  • Homeless people read mean tweets about themselves and it is just heartbreaking April 3, 2015

    No one knows what goes through the minds of people when they make jokes about poor people, about homeless people. It may be a joke but sometimes it can be just plain cruel.As we watch these homeless people read mean tweets about themselves, we realize that privilege does not automatically...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' tweet review: Despite its pace, film manages to break the monotony of trashy thrillers in Bollywood April 3, 2015

    Dibakar Banerjee always has the knack of narrating uncanny stories. From builder mafias to a lovable thief to corrupt bureaucrats- Banerjee's films are always hatke. His latest is on Bengali literature's most popular detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Based on author Saradindu Bandhopadhyay's novel, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' has Sushant Singh Rajput playing the...
  • 'Furious 7' tweet review: The film is a treat for all the fans of the popular franchise April 2, 2015

    The seventh installment in the Fast and Furious series is certainly going to be very special for the fans of the franchise because it marks the final appearance of Paul Walker, who died in a terrific car accident on November 30, 2013 during the production of...
  • Twitter will now insert promoted tweets in your profile page April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Ads, ads, and more ads. Twitter is going to be the next platform where you will enter the world of 140-character ads. The microblogging and social media network has decided that it is going to soon adorn your Twitter profile with promoted tweets as part of its latest...
  • Twitter officially rolls out Curator, its new real-time search tool for media publishers April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has officially rolled out Curator, its new tool for media publishers that allows them to filter and search for relevant and high quality tweets and vines on its platform in real-time. The tool was under testing for a while and given the strong increase in audience engagement...
  • VK Singh forced to clarify his stand, says fully committed to government March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: After a series of tweets on attending Pakistan National Day celebrations, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh was forced to clarify his stand after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in. Singh said that he is fully committed to the government and the Prime Minister and has...
  • Twitter-Indian government launch Twitter Samvad to send political updates, emergency notifications to citizens via SMSes March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Social media platform Twitter on Tuesday launched Twitter Samvad in collaboration with the Indian government so as to allow people to receive tweets as SMSes from government offices, including the Prime Minister's Office. The service was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his meeting here with Twitter chief...
  • Twitter joins hands with Foursquare to allow location-tagging in tweets March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has teamed up with Foursquare which is a local search and discovery service to allow users to tag locations in their tweets. Announcing the feature through a tweet, the company explained how location tagging will work in iOS. Earlier users were able to include locations based on their...
  • Twitter turns 9: A look back March 24, 2015

    As Twitter turned nine-year-old, CNN-IBN's Akshata Kumbar looks back at Twitter's journey in India. ...
  • Twitter turns 9 today: Here's a list of the top 10 tweets that define its history March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter- the microblogging site that created a revolution with its simple 140-character style has completed 9 years today. Set up on March 21, 2006, Twitter has attained the status of a platform for social discourses and opinion building. Celebrating the anniversary, Twitter's blog looked back at some of the...
  • 'Hunterrr' tweet review: Script's flaws don't hamper the film's overall impact March 20, 2015

    Gulshan Devaiah is back! And this time, he returns with an entirely different role. The actor not only steps into the zone of a protagonist in the film 'Hunterrr' for the first time, but also manages to shed his negative image highlighted in his past project. Filmmaker Harshwardhan Kulkarni's 'Hunterrr'...
  • Twitter makes it easier to report threatening tweets to police with new summary feature March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has rolled out a feature that makes it easier for users to report threatening tweets to the law enforcement agencies. After filing a report, users are prompted an option on the last screen to receive a summary of their report through an email. Upon clicking the option,...
  • Barack Obama says doesn't text, tweet, or have a smart phone that records March 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama doesn't send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn't allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. And don't ask him for Hillary Clinton's email address. He won't give it to you. "I do not physically tweet...
  • This Twitter account sums up almost every kind of tweet that you will ever read March 9, 2015

    The Twitter account @EveryTweet_Ever brings to you pretty much every tweet you already have seen and will ever see. And while there are some people who genuinely are a delight to read in spite of the 140 characters cap, most people are mundane, irritating, annoying and fall under these following...
  • 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...
  • Director Sharat Katariya: Maneesh Sharma was confident about 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' March 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Director Sharat Katariya, who is currently enjoying the success of his film 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' says his producer Maneesh Sharma was confident about the film. "When you make a film you do not think how the audience is going to react to your film. But the reactions we are...
  • 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' tweet review: Love comes in all sizes and this movie makes you believe in it February 27, 2015

    YRF has been a launch pad for some of the most talented and versatile actors in the industry and has time and again come up with faces that have wowed us with their performances. And its newest find, Bhumi Pednekar, who is making her Bollywood debut opposite to Ayushmann Khurrana...
  • Twitter extends 'while you were away' feature to Android users February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has finally launched its 'while you were away' feature to the Android platform, a month after introducing it for iOS platform. In its blogpost last month, Twitter announced that it will bring in a recap of some of the top Tweets that the user might have missed from...
  • 'Whiplash' tweet review: JK Simmons deserves an Oscar for his brilliant performance February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Oscar nominated movie 'Whiplash' has received rave reviews in the west. The story of an ambitious young drummer and his terrifying teacher is heart melting. Having received 5 nominations at the Oscars 2015, the movie promises to deliver the best of everything one would want...
  • A new app that analyses your personality based on your tweets February 18, 2015

    London: A new app that can predict your personality by analysing your tweets has been developed. The computer application, developed by psychotherapist Sandra Scott in the UK, is based on an algorithm that looks for keywords and expressions of emotion to put people into different categories. Researchers using the app found...
  • 'Roy' tweet review: It is slow, dull; strictly for Ranbir Kapoor's fans February 13, 2015

    Jacqueline Fernandez had recently mentioned in one of her interviews that 'Roy', even though a suspense drama, is a perfect pick for Valentine's Day. As the actress had stated, the film also tells an interesting love story, making it the movie to be watched on a big romantic night!...
  • Twitter, Google strike a deal to show tweets in search results: Report February 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: Microblogging site Twitter has reached a deal with Google to make its tweets more searchable online, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Tweets will be visible in Google search results as soon as they are posted, starting during the first half of the year, Bloomberg reported. Twitter and...
  • Tweeting can help women cope with sexism: Study February 1, 2015

    Toronto: Tweeting publicly about sexism could improve a woman's wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel can make a difference, a new study suggests. The study examined whether using Twitter to respond to sexism could be done in a public way without any...
  • Delhi elections: Shazia more beautiful, better suited than Bedi for CM post, says Markandey Katju January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju has sparked another row by apparently making a sexist comment involving BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and recently-joined leader Shazia Ilmi. In two successive tweets Katju said, "I regard Shazia Ilmi much more beautiful than Kiran Bedi. If Shazia had...
  • 'Hawaizaada' tweet review: With a slow pace and shaky ending, the film is painfully average January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Did you know that there's a chance that the famous Wright brothers weren't the first humans to soar the skies? Revolving around the life of a scientist in the late 1800s, Ayushmann Khurrana's new film 'Hawaizaada' takes a look at this intriguing fable. Directed by Vibhu Puri, the film...