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  • Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet 6 hours 6 minutes ago

    London: In a historic first, Queen Elizabeth II on Friday sent out her maiden tweet while opening an information technology gallery at the Science Museum. The first tweet by a reigning British monarch read: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I...
  • With Digits, Twitter wants to do away with passwords 12 hours 11 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Twitter formally declared war on passwords during a developers' conference in San Francisco, unveiling a new system that allows users to log-in to mobile apps with a phone number. Jeff Seibert, director for mobile platforms at the popular social network, Wednesday introduced Digits, a free tool Twitter offers in...
  • Budding bonhomie between Modi and Omar on Twitter 16 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah have been bonding on social media platform Twitter. PM on Thursday appreciated Abdullah for taking up the broom and cleaning a street in Srinagar, saying it was a "wonderful effort" which will strengthen the 'Swachh Bharat'...
  • Harassment a common part of online life: Survey Yesterday

    New York: A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Centre found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty per cent have experienced...
  • 'Alok Nath cracker - won't burst, only gives ashirwad': 12 hilarious celebrity firecracker brands Indian Twitter users created for Diwali Yesterday

    There are innumerable campaigns to discourage people from buying firecrackers every year on Diwali. On social networking sites and in schools and colleges, students have taken a pledge to lighting diyas and candles instead of crackers this year.On Twitter, Indians users have come up with own celebrity firecracker brands. There...
  • Air India to use mobile application to address customer queries 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Air India launched its mobile app to enable passengers book tickets in a "quick, simple and convenient" manner while on the go and formally opened its account on Twitter. The mobile app, launched by airline CMD Rohit Nandan, would be initially available on the Android platform but would...
  • Govinda joins Twitter to promote his new film 'Kill Dill' 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Govinda has become the latest celebrity to join the Twitter bandwagon and will use the micro-blogging site to promote his November release, 'Kill Dil'. Besides, 'Kill Dil', the 50-year-old actor also has 'Happy Ending' lined up for release next month. "#GovindaOnTwitter #MyfirstTweet," read the actor's first post. 'Kill Dil'...
  • Social media war over 'Yes' or 'No' to firecrackers 3 days ago

    New Delhi: We are living in dangerous times. The hyper social media 'activism' has made everything sensitive these days. It seems almost everybody is facing a Hamletian dilemma of 'to do or not do or 'to be or not to be'. The latest debate is over bursting of firecrackers during...
  • 'My reputation was destroyed via the Internet': Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter, returns to public life after 13 years with an emotional speech about ending cyber-bullying 3 days ago

    New York: Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, returned to public life, giving her first speech in 13 years and joining Twitter. In an emotional address at Forbes' inaugural Under 30 summit in Philadelphia that recalled the 1998 sex scandal...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins twitter 3 days ago

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, has joined twitter. She described herself as a social activist and public speaker among other things. ...
  • Tourist gets locked inside the Waterstones bookshop in London, tweets about it, becomes a Twitter sensation and is released hours later! 5 days ago

    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 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 16, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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 October 13, 2014

    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...