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  • Twitter's monthly active users up by 24 per cent 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    New York: Twitter shares surged in morning trade on Wednesday after the messaging platform eased investor concerns with a quarterly report showing strong user growth and robust revenues. Twitter rallied nearly 20 per cent to close at $46.30, the highest levels since March. Investors focused on the number of monthly active users...
  • A woman who is her husband's boss at work but still cooks for him at home? New telecom ad stirs up Twitter outrage and wit 2 days ago

    A new advertisement for the telecommunication company Airtel has got many users on Twitter with their knickers in a bunch, debating whether the campaign enforces stereotypes, breaks established family roles, is a modern twist to same old misogynist propaganda or just neo feminism riding on compromise. A woman is shown...
  • Tiny printer brings you personalised news, emails 3 days ago

    London: A web-connected printer that can print out a personalised feed of breaking news, messages, and amusements at a specified time has been developed. The device, called Little Printer, can fetch things from Gmail, Asana, Twitter, and GitHub, printing it onto standard thermal receipt paper in a minimal black-and-white style. Users can...
  • India records highest social networking growth: Study 3 days ago

    Bangalore: More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 per cent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer. "Indians are increasingly logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the country recording the highest social networking growth of 37.4...
  • 'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know 6 days ago

    Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know. ...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online July 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration. Using videos, Twitter, text messages, leaflets and phone calls, both sides have attempted to direct the tone of the fighting...
  • Twitter to unveil new metrics to show wider reach: Report July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc, which has been struggling to revive flagging user growth, is expected to introduce new metrics to show that its microblogging service has a wider audience who may not necessarily be logged in to their accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company, which went public in November, is...
  • Photos: Jeffrey Archer trolls 'unknown cricketer' Sachin Tendulkar for photo-bombing his picture with Mrs. Tendulkar! July 18, 2014

    Best-selling author Jeffrey Archer is not just a brilliant storyteller but also masters the art of trolling! The author was attending the launch of Ian Botham's charity foundation when he met cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and his wife. The author posted two photos on his Twitter account where he trolled Sachin...
  • Tokyo assemblyman quits after writing 'Drop dead!' on Twitter in a reaction to PM Shinzo Abe's decision July 17, 2014

    Tokyo: A local councillor in Tokyo has quit after writing "Drop dead!" during an angry exchange on Twitter, in another gaffe by local Japanese politicians in recent weeks. Hiromi Kaneko, 51, a communist member of the assembly in one of Tokyo's 23 districts, told Japanese media Wednesday he stepped down at...
  • 'Death is what we are tweeting': Palestinian man's heart-rending tweets about shelling deaths around his Gaza home goes viral July 16, 2014

    Gaza has been the centre of airstrikes and blasts for a week now. The Israel-Palestine conflict has seen more innocent civilians dying in Gaza than military personnel. According to a UN office, 77 percent of the people who have died in war so far in Gaza are children and civilians.Mohammed...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • How did this Twitter user know the exact sequence of events that happened during the World Cup final hours before the match? July 14, 2014

    Is FIFA really corrupt? How else did this Twitter user know all the details about the World Cup final result hours before the match? A Twitter account called @FifNdhs accurately predicted the sequence of events in just 4 tweets. Football users were amazed at how this could be possible. A...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #GER versus #ARG July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Germany broke the heart of a nation on Sunday, leaving millions of disconsolate Argentines to contemplate a defeat that deprived the South American country of its first World Cup win in almost three decades. In downtown Buenos Aires' San Martin park, a boisterous crowd was stunned into silence...
  • 'Shoes are cheaper. Ab se joota hi khana padega': how Indians on Twitter reacted to Budget 2014 July 10, 2014

    Arun Jaitley's 'Budget 2014' was a mixed bag. Indians on Twitter weren't too pleased for a number of reasons. It came as a huge blow to college students and workers alike when news flashed about the excise duty on cigarettes being raised from 11% to 72%. Angered Twitter users complained...
  • Justin Bieber tweets like a 5th grader, Barack Obama tweets like a 7th grader! How dumb is your tweet? You can now find out July 9, 2014

    New York: Did you ever try to figure out how smart or dumb your tweet is? Well, according to a new test method for the micro-blogging site, 33 percent of people tweet at a fourth grade reading level. The tweet test was carried out by Time magazine using a reading comprehension...
  • 'For the shoot, I was Haider. And now, Haider is me': Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are brutally honest with fans on a Twitter chat July 9, 2014

    Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a dark character in his upcoming film 'Haider', says although he prepared for the role the nagging thought that he's not 'good enough' for it kept haunting him throughout the shoot.An adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', the film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is set...
  • Photo: Sania Mirza tweets a romantic photo of Shoaib Malik down on a knee, proposing to her with a red rose all over again! July 9, 2014

    Tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted a romantic picture that she called a 'proposal after a proposal'. Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik went down on his knee to propose to wife Sania Mirza all over again with a red rose in his hand. Sania Mirza is all smiles in the heart warming...
  • Photos: See all 60 of these fantastic pictures fans drew of Shah Rukh Khan that he absolutely loves July 8, 2014

    There is a reason why Shah Rukh Khan is so popular. The actor, very sweetly, shared 60 of his sketches on Twitter that his numerous fans have drawn and sent to him. The film star also captioned each one of these sketches while posting the pictures. Some of the drawings...
  • Tweets with videos get 28% more retweets: 5 interesting Twitter facts that could help you gain more followers July 6, 2014

    This infographic tells you some interesting facts about Twitter that could help you gain more followers, retweets and favourites. ...
  • Narendra Modi remembers Syama Prasad Mookerjee July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: "Tributes to our inspiration, Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our nation is...
  • Finance, Commerce Ministries to join Twitter to expand government's reach July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Important ministries like Finance and Commerce will soon join Twitter as part of government's effort to use social media in communicating with citizens. The micro blogging site, which has about 18 million users in India, is engaging with the government to help various ministries use the platform to...
  • 'Because your rotis are round now': Twitter users share the funniest and most hilarious Indian reasons to get married July 6, 2014

    If you're in your mid twenties there's probably a new demand your parents have been making. Get married! Indian reasons to get married are truly unique. There is an age bracket that parents define as the perfect time to get married and if you have gone past that they'll be...
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The English-language account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid...
  • Israel army twitter account hacked, posts nuke leak warning July 4, 2014

    Jerusalem: A twitter handle of the Israeli army was taken over by Internet hackers, who posted a message warning that a nuclear facility in Israel have been hit by two rockets, causing a brief torrent of panic. Israel's most popular news portal Ynet posted a screenshot of the alarming tweet: "#WARNING:...
  • Twitter is driving couples towards infidelity and break-ups, says new study July 4, 2014

    Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the micro-blogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are in a romantic...
  • Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet has crowned a new hero this week - Tim Howard July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week - that's US goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in the US team's match against Belgium, as the knockout stage of the World Cup continued to play...
  • Twitter driving couples towards infidelity July 3, 2014

    New York: Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the microblogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are in...
  • 'Who is Maria Sharapova?' Angry Twitter users create funny memes bashing Sharapova for not knowing who Sachin Tendulkar is! July 3, 2014

    How can someone not know Sachin Tendulkar? Sachin Tendulkar is God! Tendulkar, who is a regular at Wimbledon every year, and has huge fans in tennis player Roger Federer and F1 racer Michael Schumacher, is someone Maria Sharapova doesn't know. Cricket isn't a game that has huge followers in Russia...
  • Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Modi deployed an army of supporters over Twitter and Facebook during his successful election campaign. He has put both the...