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  • Gadkari's 'pee' all over social media 9 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: If Sonia Gandhi crosses the road outside 10 Janpath and takes a stroll in the garden of the house facing hers, she may notice that the plants are far huskier than they were a year ago. The farming formula has now been revealed by the occupant of the bungalow:...
  • Twitter disables playable MS-DOS game embeds in tweets 12 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Soon after Twitter users discovered a way to embed classic MS-DOS games right into a tweet, the microblogging site disabled the ability as a playable game within the site was against its policies. Last week, users were able to paste links of their favourite MS-DOS games from the Internet...
  • Narendra Modi makes debut on Chinese social media ahead of China visit Yesterday

    Beijing: Ahead of his visit to China next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made debut on Chinese social media platform 'Sina Weibo', becoming the first Indian leader to open an account on the popular miocroblog with over 500 million users to reach out to the Chinese people. "Hello China!...
  • #GoHomeIndianMedia trending in Nepal as quake-hit victims say Indian media doing PR for govt 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: The Indian media is facing flak for its coverage of the earthquake disaster in Nepal with complaints in the social media that it was treating the tragedy as a "public relations exercise" on behalf of the Indian government. As Nepal picks up pieces in the aftermath of last month's...
  • Google Plus sends out its first tweet 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Nearly four years after setting up its Twitter account, Google Plus- Google's own social networking platform- sent out its first tweet. The Google Plus Twitter account that goes with the handle @GooglePlus was set up in July 2011, but only tweeted on May 1, 2015. It is a little surprising...
  • LinkedIn loses $6 billion market value 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Another day, another shock for investors in social media stocks. Shares of LinkedIn Corp, operator of the most popular social network for professionals, fell 20 per cent in early trading on Friday, wiping out more than $6 billion of market value, after the company slashed its full-year forecast. LinkedIn reported...
  • Meerkat launches beta version for Android 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Meerkat has finally introduced a beta version of its app for the Android platform that will allow users to live-stream videos with a single touch of an on-screen button. The company had announced its plans to launch the Android version in April and on May 1, the Twitter-integrated messaging...
  • One tweet wiped $8 billion off Twitter's value 5 days ago

    New Delhi:Twitter's stock had dropped sharply as the company's revenue and outlook fell short of expectations at a time investors are looking for stronger advertising growth to make up for less-than-stellar user numbers. Trading in Twitter's stock was halted Tuesday afternoon after word spread that earnings were released prematurely, before the...
  • Anurag Kashyap has a fitting reply to KRK's antics on Twitter 6 days ago

    Kamaal R Khan is a self proclaimed actor and film critic. And he has been known to say things without applying a single iota of his brainpower. Off late he has made it his business to poke fun at filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar, especially about their upcoming movie...
  • Narendra Modi the 3rd most followed world leader on Twitter, Pope Francis most influential 6 days ago

    Berlin A new study shows US President Barack Obama is still by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, but Pope Francis is considered the most influential by the number of his messages retweeted. The annual Twiplomacy analysis of Twitter accounts released Tuesday by PR firm Burson-Marsteller shows nearly...
  • Twitter's revenue falls short, stock tumbles 6 days ago

    New York: Twitter's stock dropped sharply as the company's revenue and outlook fell short of expectations at a time investors are looking for stronger advertising growth to make up for less-than-stellar user numbers. Twitter's adjusted earnings for the first quarter topped Wall Street estimates but revenue fell short of expectations and...
  • PM Modi third most followed world leader on Twitter: Study 6 days ago

    Berlin: In less than a year after assuming office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the third most followed world leader on the social networking site, topped by US President Barack Obama, according to a report. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister on Twitter. "US President...
  • Twitter to issue user policies in Hindi, Urdu April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter is working on making its user policies available in Indian languages like Hindi and Urdu to increase 'informed' usage of the microblogging site across non-English speaking population in the country. The user policies, which are guidelines to the kind of content that can be shared on the website,...
  • Twitter abuzz with reactions after AAP leader Ashutosh cries while speaking to farmer Gajendra Singh's daughter April 25, 2015

    AAP leader Ashutosh got emotional during a debate show on a news channel on Friday. He broke down and begged for forgiveness from Gajinder Singh's daughter. The leader received a lot of flak on Twitter as people posted their opinions. ...
  • Twitter's new feature Highlights creates a summary of the best tweets for you April 24, 2015

    London: Inundated with hashtags, re-tweets and favourites? Now you can sift through them and find the important ones easily, thanks to a new Twitter feature. Called 'Highlights', the feature rolled out very recently by the microblogging site is aimed at helping users sift through the large number of tweets on their...
  • Shah Rukh Khan's selfie with Zayn Malik is India's most retweeted photo April 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's adorable selfie with British singing sensation Zayn Malik on Twitter has become the most retweeted and favourited photograph by an Indian celebrity.The picture has till now (at the time of posting the story) received 1,11,720 retweets and got favourited 1,57,294 times.iframe[id^='twitter-widget-']{ width:100% !important;}This kid...
  • Twitter to now auto-sift abusive tweets, ban users to crackdown on online abuse April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has taken another step forward in protecting its users from online abuse by announcing changes to its threat policy that will make harder for offensive or threatening posts reach the user. The microblogging site has introduced a filter that will automatically sift out threatening messages from a user's...
  • The art of jazzing up old paintings with witty captions April 21, 2015

    Take a few old paintings that belong to the middle ages, add a witty caption to it, and repeat this. Voila! You have in your hands something that has the potential to go viral just like that; at least on Twitter.It started with a Twitter handle called Medieval Reactions (@MedievalReacts)....
  • In the Bollywood iPhone jungle, Salman Khan the lone BlackBerry ranger; Aamir Khan, Vishal Dadlani hunt with Androids April 21, 2015

    In the smartphone battlefield there have been many losers, but no outright winner yet. While Android and iPhone both fight it out for the top spot in smartphone sales, Bollywood is one big iPhone monopoly. While we have been chronicling the tech tales of the stars, we also took a deeper...
  • This new app will help you delete your old, offensive posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Today employers have gone tech-friendly while hiring new candidates. They read your resume later and look you up on the social media first. Have a potentially offensive history of social media posts? Put your worries to rest for a new app is here to help you. The new app,...
  • Twitter now lets you receive DMs from anyone, even if you don't follow them April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has tweaked its Direct Messages feature that will now allow you to send a one-to-one message to anyone without them having to follow you first. The new Direct Messages setting will make private conversations easier, without the need to go through the usual 'follow' profile rule. All you need...
  • The ongoing battle that is #RahulRoars vs #PappuMeows April 20, 2015

    After Rahul Gandhi's aggressive comeback in the parliament today (20th April), Twitter was flooded with the hashtag 'RahulRoar'. While the hashtag was started by Congress supporter and fans of Rahul Gandhi, it also became fodder for some brilliant jokes on Twitter. ...
  • #StarWarsEmojis attack Twitter April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: It first began with hashflags during the 2010 Football World Cup and now Twitter is expanding its emoji-like icon feature to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.Twitter has partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm to create custom Twitter emojis to allow Twitter users "the ability to show their...
  • Twitter cracks down on tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse April 17, 2015

    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...
  • Health-related tweets can help predict emergency hospital visits: Study April 16, 2015

    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...
  • Meerkat, Twitter's Periscope rival, announces beta release of Android app April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Live-streaming app Meerkat has announced its plans to launch the app for Android. The Android app will initially be available to select users in beta phase before the company rolls it out to all. "We're opening up Meerkat for Android to external beta testers! Sign up," announced the...
  • Twitter updates its homepage with the new 'interesting topics to explore' section April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has added a new element to its homepage which it believes will help users who don't log in, but still want to know what's happening around them. Now when you go to twitter.com, you will find interesting topics to explore like Politics, Pop Artists and even Cute Animals,...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 livestreamed on Twitter's Periscope; angry HBO sends take down notices April 15, 2015

    Los Angeles: HBO's "Game of Thrones" has the dubious honour of being popular with both pirates and viewers. After its fifth season began Sunday, users of a Twitter-owned live-streaming app shared the fantasy drama. HBO said Tuesday it sent "take down" notices to Periscope, the app that allows video streaming from users'...
  • Sneak peek: Twitter's new home page for logged-out users April 15, 2015

    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...
  • What is the cyber space saying about the net neutrality debate? April 14, 2015

    As the campaign and support for net neutrality is picking up, Politicians, celebrities and a cross section of people are voicing their support for it. Net neutrality means all data and sites are treated and charged equally be it mobile app or any other app. ...