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  • Twitter's new feature Highlights creates a summary of the best tweets for you 13 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • From FedEx to fascist party: All that Hillary Clinton's new campaign logo has been compared to April 13, 2015

    Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down."The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it looked like...
  • Twitter turns Hillary Clinton's 'H' logo into target for ridicule April 13, 2015

    New York: Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down." The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it...
  • #5YearsOfSalmanOnTwitter: 5 things you probably didn't know about Salman Khan's Twitter habits April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, one of the three big Khans of Bollywood, might have fewer Twitter followers than the other two but that is no indication of his stature at the box office. Today, April 13, 2015, @BeingSalmanKhan completes 5 years of Twitter presence. It shouldn't come as a surprise...
  • Farhan Akhtar's followers on Twitter cross 5 million mark April 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar's fan following has crossed the five-million-mark on micro-blogging site Twitter. "5 million today. Big hug to all and a warm welcome to those who recently be-friended my account. #twitterpetohbantahai," the 41-year-old tweeted on Sunday. Farhan, who joined Twitter in December 2009, has been using the platform to connect...
  • Twitter kills the Discover tab on mobile; now shows self-explanatory trends on the search page April 11, 2015

    New York: Twitter has phased out its 'Discover' tab which showed users what topics were trending or most popular within their network. However, this does not mean that the "trending" concept is out. The same information will now exist under the 'Search' tab, where trends will now include a more detailed...
  • Tips & Tricks: How to 'retweet' your own tweets April 9, 2015

    "You cannot retweet your own Tweet," emphasises Twitter. This means that if you have to repeat the same thing multiple times over to reach followers who might have missed it the first time (or for any other reason), you will need to repost the tweet. But then, Twitter doesn't let...
  • Twitter updates trends to tell users why a topic is popular April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has updated its trends experience on its mobile apps that makes most talked about topics on the platform more informative and easier for the users to find. Under the update, any particular trend will have a description below it to add more to the hashtag and abbreviated...
  • How @Snapdeal proposed and @FreeCharge said 'Yes!': A match made in 5 tweets April 8, 2015

    Snapdeal.com today announced that it bought online mobile recharge firm FreeCharge for an undisclosed amount in a bid to boost its reach in the fast-growing mobile transactions business. To announce the alliance, Snapdeal and FreeCharge innovatively took to Twitter and in a series of five tweets, Snapdeal proposed and FreeCharge...
  • Broadcast Editors' Association slams Gen VK Singh for his 'presstitutes' remark April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Minister of States for External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Wednesday sparked another controversy. The minister tweeted referring to the media as 'presstitutes' on the micro-blogging site. The comment has drawn flak from the Broadcast Editors' Association who have condemned the minister for making the statement. The...
  • Twitter takeover rumours makes its shares jump April 8, 2015

    New York: Twitter Inc's shares jumped 5 per cent and activity in its options surged on Tuesday on unsubstantiated market chatter about the company fending off a takeover bid. The microblogging service provider's shares rose to $53.28, the highest they have been since October, on market chatter that the company has...
  • Star Tech: Here's why former Kiwi all-rounder Chris Harris stays away from Facebook and Twitter April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand cricketer loves to be tagged an Apple fanboy and uses an iPhone 6 and an iPad Air. Chris finds the two gadgets "great tools" as they come handy for him. "I can look up for statistics on my iPad Air while commentating. Also my iPad helps...
  • Customer tweets to a cab service and demands for a Hindu driver April 7, 2015

    On one hand we have a developing nation with a progressive mindset, on the other hand, we have this guy. A Hyderabad resident Seelam Veerapa Naidu, on April 6th tweeted to the taxi service called 'Ola Cabs' saying "Being a Hindu i usually prefer Driver of Hindu Faith Only ,...
  • Twitter's new Quote Tweet feature lets users 'retweet with comments' April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has now officially rolled a long missing feature. The newly added Quote Tweet ability lets users add their own comments in a separate box while retweeting a tweet. As you click on the retweet button, a pop-up will appear with a Quote Tweet option. Clicking on it will...
  • Alia Bhatt crosses four million fans on Twitter April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt has thanked her fans for reaching a landmark of over four million followers on micro-blogging site Twitter. Alia, 22, who currently has 4.19 million admirers, promised to entertain them through her movies, songs and jokes. "So a BIG HUG is overdue!!Thank you thank you all, 4 million. BIG one...