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  • Looks who's on Twitter! Kajol joins the social networking site for a cause 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Her husband and sister are already on Twitter. But Kajol had kept a safe distance from the social networking site all this while. But on 15th September, the actress made a quiet entry for a charitable cause that she is currently associated with. Her first tweet said, "Hi...
  • Deepika Padukone controversy: Is the media guilty of caricaturing women? Yesterday

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent national daily for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Don't need a noun before my name to air my views, says Tewari as Congress names new spokespersons Yesterday

    New Delhi: A defiant Manish Tewari on Monday hit out at the Congress for virtually putting a gag order against him and Rashid Alvi for speaking "without authorisation". The former information and broadcasting minister said that he didn't need a noun before his name to express his opinions. "There are certain...
  • Deepika cleavage row: Is the media guilty of caricaturing women? Yesterday

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent national daily for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Dress report row: Hyderabad stands up for Deepika Padukone Yesterday

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent national daily for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Watch: Actresses back Deepika Padukone after row over objectionable caption by a national daily on her picture Yesterday

    Deepika Padukone has attacked a prominent media outlet for posting her picture with an objectionable caption on Twitter. The media outlet had referred to the actress's low cut dress at a recent function. An angry Deepika tweeted back disparaging the outlet, saying it must not talk of women's empowerment if...
  • Yes, I'm a woman, I have breasts and a cleavage, Deepika Padukone slams leading daily; Bollywood stands in support Yesterday

    The Sunday morning yesterday was not the usual morning for the Bollywood twitteratti. A leading newspaper posted a video, allegedly focussing on the cleavage-revealing outfit worn by actress Deepika Padukone. She posted her outrage on Twitter, slamming the said newspaper for objectifying women. Bollywood's who's who, like, Karan Johar, Arjun...
  • 'Mithi mithi tweet karange, kade na tennu cheat karange': Daler Mehndi's ingenious social media song gives you enough reasons to follow him on Twitter 2 days ago

    Move over 'Follow Fridays' on Twitter, India's sensational King of Bhangra Daler Mehndi has launched a new social media song! The popstar can be seen dancing alongside the Twitter bird in this video. In what his YouTube channel claims to be the 'first ever social media song', Daler Mehndi can...
  • Twitter's 140-character limit is improving users' language skills 3 days ago

    New York: Expressing your thoughts and views in 140 characters on Twitter may actually be improving your language skills, shows a new study. To prove this, researchers looked at the top 100 most commonly used words on Twitter. Out of the 100 most used words, only two were shortened "RT" (shortened for...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions 3 days ago

    Washington: Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has...
  • Move over the iWatch, have you seen the 'Bhai' watch? The Internet couldn't wait; everyone has a version of the Apple watch already! 5 days ago

    The internet was still busy cracking jokes about selling kidneys and other appropriate organs they might have to trade for the iPhone 6 when Apple announced the iWatch! Apple fans are anxiously awaiting the smartwatch to hit the stores. But the ones who couldn't wait bought themselves exclusive versions of...
  • 'iPhone 6 has some new features but sticks to the classic: iCantAffordIt': Funniest Twitter reactions after the launch of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iWatch 6 days ago

    Apple fans on Twitter waited with bated breath to watch the launch of the latest technological breakthrough - the iPhone 6. For Android fans however, it was a laugh riot. As Tim Cook revealed what's new from the house of Apple in the iPhone 6, Apple fanatics went berserk discussing...
  • Twitter tests shopping service with a 'buy' button on tweets 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Twitter is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. A small percentage of US users will be able to see the "buy" button from Monday, Twitter wrote in a blog post. "Users will get access to offers and merchandise they...
  • Loved ones missing or stranded in J&K floods: Put your plea across to NDRF September 8, 2014

    The situation in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir continues to be critical and all efforts are being made to pull out all victims from this situation. Even though Jammu region is back to normalcy, the situation remains critical in Kashmir. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and...
  • JK Rowling won't take a word against Dumbledore! The author's response to homophobic troll on Twitter goes viral September 8, 2014

    JK Rowling, the author of the infinitely famous Harry Potter series, shot down a homophobic troll on Twitter and how! The author has 3.65 million Twitter followers but has only tweeted 170 odd tweets since August 2009 when she joined Twitter. It must have taken a special kind of troll...
  • J&K floods: Social networking sites aid rescue, relief work September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of people have logged on to social networking sites likes facebook and twitter to share information on floods, which have created havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, and are even collecting aid for the victims. People are sharing pictures and information of the affected areas and rescue and relief...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Motorola's new Moto G, Asus ZenWatch the biggest launches this week September 7, 2014

    It was one of the most exciting weeks in technology this year and here are the key highlights. 1. Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Edge, Gear VR, Gear S: Samsung, at the consumer electronics fair IFA 2014 in Berlin, unveiled four new devices - the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge,...
  • Image-sharing service Twitpic to shut down, blames legal threat from Twitter September 5, 2014

    San Francisco: The photo-sharing service Twitpic announced Thursday it was shutting down, saying it faced an ultimatum from Twitter to abandon its trademark or lose access to the messaging service. Twitpic, launched in 2008, allowed users to post photographs on the messaging platform before Twitter adding its own photo-sharing option in...
  • 'Never be bullied into silence': Late actor Robin William's daughter Zelda who was forced off Twitter by trolls joins back September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Zelda Williams, daughter of late comedian Robin Williams, made a comeback on Twitter exactly 20 days after she decided to quit the social media website after being trolled by fans of her late father. Zelda posted on her Tumbler account a Harvey Fierstein quote. "Never be bullied into...
  • While son Abhishek's team win Kabaddi League, dad Amitabh Bachchan reaches 10 million mark on Twitter September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had a double bonanza as he hit the 10 million fans on Twitter and son Abhishek Bachchan's Kabaddi team won the debut league. The 71-year-old actor hit the milestone on the micro-blogging site, leaving stars like including Shah Rukh Khan (8.74 million), Aamir Khan (8.13 million)...
  • PM Narendra Modi's 'bandhgala' look in Japan gets praise August 30, 2014

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the Osaka airport in Japan on Saturday, looking dapper in a dark 'bandhgala'. His look got a thumbs up from a few Twitter users. Twitter user Atmay said: "Modi and all ministers should wear such suits in regular office also. Kurta is outdated." Another user...
  • Ram Gopal Verma sparks off controversy with tweets on Ganesha Chaturthi August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Film director Ram Gopal Verma sparked off a controversy on Friday with a string of tweets questioning the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or did it develop in the recovery time of the elephant head operation?" "Can...
  • Twitter is opening up its Analytics dashboard to all users August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Twitter has announced that it is gradually giving all users access to its Analytics tool that allows users to track the performance of the tweets they posted. Twitter had introduced Twitter Analytics earlier this year but it was open to only advertisers and verified Twitter users. Now anyone with a...
  • 'What is this WTF your friends use on Facebook?' 16 questions your parents ask that make you wonder why you introduced them to social media August 27, 2014

    Wow! Your parents are on Facebook. You have to add them. That fateful day when you added your parents as friends on Facebook was probably the last day you were happy about them joined the social networking site. Since then you have only been the IT guy of your house....
  • Twitter cheat sheet: Here's what to keep in mind while posting image, video tweets August 27, 2014

    Did you know that the length of your tweet is restricted to 117 characters if you add an "https" link to it? Check out the infographic below to know even miniscule details about your Twitter profile and the tweets you send out. ...
  • Social media not a vehicle of debate, instead encourages self-censorship: Study August 27, 2014

    Washington: People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center. The study, done in conjunction with Rutgers University in New Jersey, challenges the view of social...
  • Aamir Khan takes to Twitter to laud Rani Mukerji, Tahir Raj Bhasin in 'Mardaani' August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan, who is known to raise social issues via his TV show "Satyamev Jayate", has praised his former co-star Rani Mukerji's work in her latest movie "Mardaani", about child trafficking. "Saw 'Mardaani' yesterday (Sunday)! Must watch, it can happen to anyone! Rani is superb. And so is the...
  • 'Share a photo of my food? Khana thanda nahi ho jayega?' This guy struggling to teach his dad about Twitter is the most hilarious thing you will see today August 22, 2014

    Fathers will be stubborn when it comes to adapting to new technology advances. Twitter and Facebook are no better than an alien invasion on their painstakingly manicured lawns. Watch this man being woken up with a barrage of questions by his dad curious about Twitter. We've all faced a situation...
  • Sussanne Khan's sister Farah Khan Ali requests Twitter users to not confuse her with filmmaker Farah Khan August 21, 2014

    The buzz around upcoming Bollywood movie Happy New Year directed by Farah Khan has left one person exasperated - jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, who was mistaken as film director Farah Khan at an event held in Mumbai. Farah Khan Ali tweeted, "I did not direct HNY, neither do I...
  • Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. "In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," according to a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday. Immediate family members...