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  • Twitter boosts efforts to to crack down on impersonation, data leaks 20 hours 28 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Twitter said Thursday it was ramping up efforts to crack down on impersonation on the messaging platform as well as the leaking of personal, private data. The announcement came as an update to Twitter's online safety push announced in December. "We streamlined the process of reporting harassment on Twitter recently;...
  • Dia Mirza and Meenakshi Lekhi engage in a twitter fight on the Mother Teresa issue Yesterday

    A war of words today erupted between actress Dia Mirza and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over the latter supporting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor.Lekhi had claimed that Mother Teresa had admitted in an interview that...
  • Mother Teresa controversy: Dia Mirza and Meenakshi Lekhi engage in a Twitter fight Yesterday

    A war of words today erupted between actress Dia Mirza and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over the latter supporting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor.Lekhi had claimed that Mother Teresa had admitted in an interview that...
  • Suggestions on social media used in Railway Budget 2015-16, says Prabhu Yesterday

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said his ministry received an overwhelming response and suggestions on social media during the formative phase of the Railway Budget 2015-16. "We received over 20,000 responses from people on social media and some of the suggestions are there in the Budget," he said...
  • Lizard Squad hacking group defaces Lenovo website with goofy webcam selfies of teen Yesterday

    New Delhi: After the SuperFish controversy, Lenovo again got into trouble when hackers turned its official website into a teen's selfie slideshow. Lizard Squad, which is a hacking group, took over Lenovo's homepage and posted images of a teen with a funny haircut posing for the webcam and the song "Breaking...
  • Twitter can help you find a job. Here's how 2 days ago

    London: Twitter is no longer just a plain micro-blogging site but can now also become your new job hunting ground. Twitter seems keen to position itself as a resource for job seekers. According to a Twitter survey, 77 per cent of polled British Twitter users think the service could help them...
  • Twitter extends 'while you were away' feature to Android users 3 days ago

    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...
  • Gmail's auto-complete glitch sending mails to unintended contacts 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Gmail users have been reportedly hit by what seems like a bug in its 'auto-complete' feature that is sending e-mails to the wrong contacts. The auto-complete feature ideally inserts names of people in the 'To' field whom the user has frequently e-mailed. However, the bug seems to be prioritising...
  • Joy, disappointment and Neil Patrick Harris: The Indian audience's reaction to The Oscars 2015 4 days ago

    The Oscars 2015 were fun, but it was no shocker. For starters, a lot of people had successfully predicted who would take which award. Also there was Neil Patrick Harris proving to be a disappointment as a host. Plus, for a resident Indian, it is really a pain to wake...
  • French minister asks Google, Facebook, Twitter to investigate, remove terrorist propaganda content from the web 5 days ago

    San Francisco: The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. "We emphasized that when an investigation is underway we don't want to go through the usual government to...
  • Nations need to engage in online marketing of anti-IS messages to combat jihadist propaganda: Experts 6 days ago

    Washington: The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups. Experts say governments must engage in corporate-style marketing if they are to combat the Islamic State, which...
  • Prime Minister Modi greets everyone on the 'Chinese New Year' in several languages February 19, 2015

    On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi tweeted out greetings to nations around the world. From Korea to Mongolia to Vietnam, everyone has been wished a very happy new year! ...
  • Tamil hashtag trending no. 1 on Twitter; #hashtags now in 12 Indian languages February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after Twitter extended support for hastags in 12 Indian languages, #தமிழ்வாழ்க, became a trending topic on the micro-blogging site. The #தமிழ்வாழ்க means 'long live Tamil' and ever since the hashtag took centrestage on the Facebook-acquired site, users have started posting interesting facts about the Tamil language and...
  • What's making Arjun Kapoor spread love? February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor always keep his fans posted about his life through Twitter. And the actor was delighted as he amassed over 800,000 followers or -- as he calls them -- 'Arjunzaade's' on the social networking platform. "And the Arjunzaade's show their creative side yet again... Big Love to all...
  • Budget interviews to be streamed live on social media February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on utilising social media to reach out to people, the first interviews of the Finance Minister and Railway Minister, after they present their respective budgets, will be streamed live on 'YouTube' while questions will be invited from the people through 'Twitter'. The Information...
  • Not only Hindi, Twitter rolls out #hashtags in 11 other Indian languages February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: While Indians have been tweeting in languages other than English for quite some time now (Twitter announced Hindi support back in September 2011) one of the most talked-about Twitter features - the #hashtag - didn't lend itself to native Indian scripts. Until now. On February 15, when India beat...
  • 90 lakh discussed India-Pakistan match on Facebook, 17 lakh tweeted February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match at Adelaide was discussed by about 90 lakh people on Facebook, while nearly 16.94 lakh tweeted about the clash of the arch-rivals. There were also 2.5 crore interactions about the match on Sunday on Facebook, the world's biggest social media platform said in...
  • Twitter can help doctors understand patients better: Study February 15, 2015

    Toronto: Using Twitter can help physicians answer health queries from their patients in a better way, say researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC). The study found that more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are reluctant to jump on the social media...
  • Twitter buys Niche, a startup that grooms social media stars February 12, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter announced it is buying Niche, a startup that acts as a talent agency of sorts matching online video celebrities from Vine and elsewhere with advertisers. Twitter did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which technology news website Re/code said was valued at more than $30 million. "As more...
  • Narendra Modi crosses 10 million follower mark on Twitter February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crossed the 10 million mark in terms of number of followers on the popular social media platform Twitter. Modi, who made his Twitter debut in January 2009, is the second most followed politician on Twitter, behind US President Barack Obama and ahead of...
  • Twitter CFO Anthony Noto's account hacked; fires off spam posts February 11, 2015

    San Francisco: An official Twitter account for the company's chief financial officer unleashed a barrage of spam posts on Tuesday in what may have been a hack or a glitch. Anthony Noto's account @anthonynoto for a brief time fired off terse, slangy missives inviting people to click on a link that...
  • My kids teach me that it's never too late to have a happy childhood, says Farah Khan February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farah Khan's triplets - son Czar and daughters Diva and Anya - turned 7 Wednesday. The proud mother says they have given her a chance to enjoy a "happy childhood". "My kids teach me that it's never too late to have a happy childhood," tweeted the 'Happy New Year'...
  • Over 3.5 lakh tweets as Arvind Kejriwal takes Delhi by storm February 11, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal not just took Delhi by storm but also generated a lot of attention on Twitter as well. About 3.5 lakh tweets almost through the day between 7 AM and 6 PM and some of the tweets got a lot of traction. Senior Congress leader...
  • Newsweek Twitter account hacked by pro-IS hacking group 'CyberCaliphate' February 11, 2015

    Washington: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group. The feed showed images similar to those from the hacking of the social media feed of the US Central Command last month. The account showed a picture of a hooded figure and the words "Cyber...
  • Defence Ministry debuts on Twitter February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After shying away for years, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday debuted on Twitter and promised "authentic info and latest updates" in a bid to intensify its presence on social media. The official twitter account was started by the Ministry's Director General (Media and Communications) Sitanshu Kar under the...
  • Indian epic Mahabharata to be retold on Twitter from villain's viewpoint February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A lecturer based in Britain has reimagined the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata for Twitter audiences, spawning a book and spurring a second attempt, this time from the perspective of the main villain. Chindu Sreedharan began retelling the Mahabharata on the microblogging service in 2009, taking more than four years...
  • 10 of the funniest reaction tweets that the Delhi Election results brought out! February 10, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party's shocking victory has garnered a lot of reactions from everyone in this country. From supportive and congratulatory statements, to outright hateful sour-grape comments, Twitter saw it all today. Somewhere in between, a bunch of people found some humour in this entire situation.Let us have a look at...
  • Grammys audience dips to 25.3 million, Kanye West's antics drive Twitter February 10, 2015

    Reuters: Music's annual Grammy Awards drew the smallest TV audience since 2009, with just 25.3 million people watching as British soul singer Sam Smith grabbed four big wins, broadcaster CBS said on Monday. Featuring somber messages about domestic violence and civil rights, the Grammys still ranked as the most-watched awards telecast...
  • Arvind Kejriwal thanks Delhi voters for 'rejecting' politics of caste, religion February 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With almost all exit polls giving the party a decisive edge in Delhi Assembly elections, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday lauded Delhiites for "rejecting" the politics of "caste" and "religion". "My gratitud 2 Delhiites for their support. U r so amazing. U rejcted politics of caste n religion....
  • Delhi votes: Twitter sentiment analysis February 7, 2015

    The voting for the 70-member Delhi Assembly began at 8 AM on Saturday. With a high-pitched, bitterly contest election campaign behind, the fate of 673 candidates which includes 63 women in now in the hands of 1.30 crore voters. Here we bring to you the sentiment analysis on twitter. ...