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  • Tourist gets locked inside the Waterstones bookshop in London, tweets about it, becomes a Twitter sensation and is released hours later! Yesterday

    What should you do when you're locked inside a store? Tweet about it. That's exactly what David Willis did when he got locked inside the Waterstones bookstore in London. A tourist from Texas, Willis was locked inside the store for a couple of hours. He entered the store moments before it...
  • Image-sharing service Twitpic to shut down on October 25 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The photo-sharing service Twitpic will be finally shutting down on October 25, according to a blog post by startup founder Noah Everett. The post reads as: "It's with a heavy heart that I announce again that Twitpic will be shutting down on October 25th. We worked through a...
  • Project to scan 'social pollution' on Twitter: Researchers 2 days ago

    New York: Researchers at the Indiana University in the US are working on an ambitious project to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter. Funded by the US National Science Foundation, the project named "Truthy" will study what researchers call "social epidemics", including how memes...
  • Twitter users will now see tweets from accounts they don't follow. Here's why 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter said Friday it would start reconfiguring its users' timelines with "relevant" messages from people they haven't bothered to follow at the service. Based on a positive response from its tests, the popular one-to-many messaging service is inching toward the Facebook model of using software to "curate" what users...
  • Twitter adds audio card support, ties up with SoundCloud to let users stream music, audio on timelines 3 days ago

    San Francisco: Twitter will allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines, or message feeds, via a new feature designed in partnership with Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud. The online messaging service introduced on Thursday what it called Audio Card, through which users can listen to...
  • Prankster Abhishek Bachchan strikes Farah Khan's Twitter account 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan can be one of the biggest prankster in Bollywood. And he proved it yet again during the shooting of "Happy New Year". One of his favourite on-the-set pranks is to send out messages from his co-stars's phones. During the shooting of "Bluffmaster", director Rohan Sippy and co-star Priyanka...
  • Promoting a film on digital medium is necessary, gives you scope to interact with fans: Arjun Kapoor 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor, who revealed the first look of his upcoming film 'Tevar' on Twitter, feels it is important to promote a movie on social-networking sites. 'Tevar', the remake of Telugu blockbuster 'Okkadu', is produced by Arjun's father Boney Kapoor and uncle Sanjay Kapoor. The Amit Sharma-directed film will hit...
  • Happy Birthday: Shah Rukh Khan takes to Twitter to wish 'rockstar' Gautam Gambhir 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has wished good health and happiness to his "main man" Gautam Gambhir, the captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Gambhir turned 33 Tuesday. "And a very happy birthday to my main man...@GautamGambhir u are a rockstar. Stay healthy and happy...
  • How a 23-year-old man is making $5,00,000 a year on Twitter 6 days ago

    New York: By just tweeting out facts to his seven million-plus followers, a 23-year-old youngster here is making $500,000 a year. Owner of the tweeter account @UberFacts, Brooklyn-based Kris Sanchez makes a moolah for tweeting sponsored links. The links, when clicked by his followers, earn him between $.01-.03 per click, according to...
  • Twitter users can now transfer money via tweets. Here's how 1 week ago

    Paris: One of France's largest banks is teaming up with social network Twitter this week to allow its customers to transfer money via tweets. The move by Groupe BPCE, France's second largest bank by customers, coincides with Twitter's own push into the world of online payments as the social network seeks...
  • Oh no, autocorrect! Another typo for Malala Yousafzai: Supermodel Naomi Campbell congratulates 'Malaria' for winning the Nobel Peace Prize October 11, 2014

    Twitter was still getting over Bollywood actor Jackky Bhagnani's tweet where he accidentally mentioned the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as 'masala', when another celebrity made an epic typo. Supermodel Naomi Campbell also took to Twitter to congratulate the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. 'Congratulations malaria on...
  • Islamic State terrorists threatened to kill Twitter employees October 11, 2014

    New York: Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has admitted that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group threatened to kill his employees after their Twitter accounts were deleted. Speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco this week, Costolo said that after Twitter started deleting accounts of IS members, he...
  • Jackky Bhagnani mentions Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai as 'masala' on Twitter, jokes on the actor haven't stopped since then October 11, 2014

    Congratulatory messages started pouring in for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winners Kailash Satyarthi from India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan on Twitter as soon as they were declared winners. Among the many celebrities and politicians who wished them on Twitter was 'Youngistaan' actor Jackky Bhagnani. The actor wrote in a...
  • Woman says airline grounded her due to her tweets about the flight's delay where she questioned the pilot's sobriety October 11, 2014

    Manchester, NH: A New Hampshire woman says she was removed from a JetBlue flight after tweeting about the flight's delays, which included a pilot having to take a sobriety test. Lisa Carter-Knight, of Exeter, was waiting to board a Boston-bound plane in Philadelphia on Tuesday. JetBlue says it was delayed when...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP pulls advertisements that triggered jokes on social media October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The BJP has withdrawn a series of advertisements rhetorically asking "Kuthe neun thevlay Maharashtra maajha? (Where have you taken my Maharashtra?)" that attracted severe criticism from various quarters. "The ads have been dropped, but that is a scheduled action and has nothing to do with criticism or ridicule they...
  • Hong Kong sympathisers plan 'Occupy Tiananmen' campaign October 9, 2014

    Beijing: The "Occupy Tiananmen" movement has posted a request on Twitter for Beijing residents to take to the streets with umbrellas next Saturday in a show of solidarity with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement that has the umbrella as its symbol. The tweet recommends that supporters come out from 11 am...
  • 'Meri 2 statements ne Hindustan ki raato ki need ura di.': 7 quotes from Bilawal Bhutto that gave birth to new internet jokes and memes October 9, 2014

    The latest meme material on the internet is Pakistan's young politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The Chairman of Pakistan People's Party triggered a controversy when he said he will take back all of Kashmir from India because it 'belongs to Pakistan.' Indian politicians dismissed this statement as an attention seeking...
  • JK Rowling tweeted a riddle and left Harry Potter fans guessing with a clever anagram about her next film October 8, 2014

    Author JK Rowling set Twitter ablaze with a riddle she posted from her Twitter handle. Rowling posted an anagram and followed it up with a couple of hints in her tweets later. The mysterious tweets set rumour mills abuzz hinting at the return of Harry Potter. However, it was none...
  • Breakup may cost you Twitter followers: Study October 7, 2014

    London: A romantic breakup could cost you 20 Twitter followers on average, according to a new study. Researchers from Aalto University, Qatar Computing Research Institute and the University of Michigan found that a decrease in cross-messaging on social media can be indicative of an impending split and the event itself predicts...
  • 'I love you.' 'You're still under arrest.': Twitter users list the most hilarious, worst possible replies to 'I love you' October 7, 2014

    Twitter will always tell you things no one else will. The hashtag #worstreplytoIloveyou started trending on Twitter worldwide as users listed the worst possible replies to 'I love you'. Everyone quickly got down to making jokes and offering suggestions on things they wouldn't want their partners to say to them.The...
  • Snapshot: Finally, Shah Rukh Khan tweets the first photo of son AbRam on Eid October 7, 2014

    "Eid Al Adha Mubarak to everyone. May all have the happiness that life has to offer. The littlest one wishes you too," reads actor Shah Rukh Khan's recent tweet. To make the tweet even more memorable and a lot more adorable, he added a personal photo of his surrogate son...
  • Here's how Twitter brings Bangalore police and people closer October 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Perhaps, the Bangalore City Police is the most interactive police force in the entire India, today. It has not been like this till recently. Then, what has changed in the last few months? The answer is M N Reddi, the new police commissioner of Bangalore. After the unceremonious exit...
  • 'See you later Flipkart fans, buy buy!' Online buyers tweet jokes and disappointments on Flipkart's Big Billion Day sale October 6, 2014

    The day every shopaholic was waiting for has finally arrived. Flipkart's Big Billion Day sale kicked off in style with a hoard of items available at just Re. 1! Smartphones were available at up to 30% off, watches at over 40% off, and even HD TVs were being sold at...
  • Errant tweet by Taliban's spokesman in Afghanistan reveals Pakistan as his location October 6, 2014

    Kabul, Afghanistan: An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban's spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan. On Friday, a tweet by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming an attack included geolocation information that suggested he sent the message from Sindh, Pakistan. Mujahid later sent a tweet Saturday describing the...
  • Amitabh Bachchan take to Twitter to express his pride on being part of film industry October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has starred in more than 180 movies in a career spanning more than four decades, says he is proud to be a part of the film industry which integrates people. "Cinema in today's times is perhaps the only integrator left, in this fast disintegrating world......
  • Modi has more American Facebook fans than US politicians October 2, 2014

    Washington: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more Facebook fans in the US than most current members of Congress, governors and other political candidates, according to a media report. Modi's American Facebook base of 170,529 as of Wednesday is larger than all but 21 American elected officials and current candidates, the...
  • Twitter grants $10 million to MIT for social data analysis, new tools October 2, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter gave $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research that would explore how people use and achieve shared goals using social networks. Over five years, the university's researchers will organize a vast quantity of content from Twitter, Reddit and other online forums and build new communication...
  • 'Modi at Madison' hashtag trends on Twitter September 29, 2014

    New York: On social networking site Twitter, "#ModiAtMadison" was among top trending hashtags as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rapturous crowd of NRIs at the Madison Square Garden. It was free for all on Twitter as Modi spoke for over an hour generating numerous tweets in favour and against his...
  • 'My flip phone bends, is this a problem?' Internet trolls are ready with things that bend, other than the iPhone 6 September 27, 2014

    The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may have become thinner, but they may have lost their rigidity, say Apple fans after they found out the new iPhone could bend in the pocket! A lot of users posted photos on Twitter and across different forums of warped iPhones. Apple defended the...