TWITTER

  • India one of Twitter's fastest growing markets 6 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With more and more people getting engaged with the micro-blogging website, India is turning out to be one of the fastest growing markets for the US-based Twitter, a top company official said here Saturday. "India is a big market for us. It is one of our fastest growing markets...
  • Snapshot: Shah Rukh Khan now has 10 million followers on Twitter 2 days ago

    From tweeting about his new favourite mobile phone game, to sharing photos of his children, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's Twitter timeline is anything but usual. Perhaps this is why his fan following on the social media has increased exponentially over the years -- he already has over 12 million...
  • Twitterview: Reactions to Rohit Sharma's historic double century November 13, 2014

    Rohit Sharma registered his name in the history books on Thursday by becoming the first man ever to score two double centuries in ODI cricket, hammering the Sri Lankans for 264 runs in Kolkata to send records tumbling. Rohit's record feat came about in just 173 balls, including 33 fours and...
  • Why did Sonakshi Sinha call Kamaal R Khan a 'waste of space' on Twitter? November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamaal R Khan was at it again. Objectifying actresses on Twitter and even tagging them. But this time one of them responded back in the right manner. On Wednesday, the actor, during his usual banter on Twitter said, "Pls RT this if you think tat @SonakshiSinha has biggest...
  • Twitter considers creating new mobile apps, improving messaging November 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter is considering creating additional mobile applications beyond its core messaging service and ways of making it easier for newcomers to use its service, as it vies with Facebook Inc and other social media for smartphone users. Shares of Twitter were up more than 6 per cent at $42.14...
  • Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls November 10, 2014

    London: The surge in online communication and social media coupled with economic downturn seven years ago have left many teenage girls with low self-esteem, reveals a British survey. The survey that included 30,000 students found a worrying drop in the number of 14- and 15-year-olds, particularly girls, who say they feel...
  • Here's how women can report abuse, harassment on Twitter and get the issue resolved within 24 hours November 9, 2014

    New York:The micro-blogging site has launched a tool that will allow women to report abuse and harassment on Twitter and get the issue resolved within 24 hours. Developed with the help a non-profit organisation known as Women, Action and Media (WAM), the tool is another weapon in Twitter's fight against online...
  • Swachh Bharat: Nominated by PM Modi, Kailash Kher accepts challenge November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Singer Kailash Kher, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to take forward the message to clean India, was not only elated by the offer but also expressed his eagerness to be a part of the campaign. "So happy 2 have Namo's invitation, I think so alike...
  • Twitter to open office in Hong Kong early next year: Report November 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Twitter plans to open an office in Hong Kong early next year to serve greater China and tap advertising revenue from Chinese companies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The office is set to open in the first quarter of 2015 and will mainly house sales staff, Shailesh Rao, Twitter's vice...
  • Do you know 'Alex from Target' yet? Teenager working for Target has unwittingly become an internet sensation after a girl tweeted his photo! November 4, 2014

    Sometimes you have to do almost nothing to become an internet sensation. A teenager working for Target unwittingly became an instant internet celebrity after a girl posted his photo on Twitter.#AlexfromTarget soon became a very important topic on Twitter and began trending after nearly a million tweets with the hashtag...
  • Congress leader Durgadas Kamat apologises for Robert Vadra's angry snap November 3, 2014

    Panaji: A Congress leader from Goa has offered apologies on "behalf" of his party for Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra snapping at a TV reporter after being questioned over land deals. Congress organising secretary Durgadas Kamat said on Sunday night that since no party leader has apologized for Vadra's reaction to...
  • It is encouraging when PM acknowledges your good work: Network18's Richa Anirudh November 2, 2014

    Richa Anirudh's tweet on Clean India campaign was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' telecasted on November 2 on All India Radio. ...
  • Here's how to increase your popularity on Twitter November 2, 2014

    London: Having a large number of followers on Twitter is a more efficient strategy to gain popularity on the social networking site than increasing your number of tweets, said a study. Messages from influential people have much more impact and less popular users can gain popularity by increasing their activity and...
  • Bangalore police shows the way, uses Twitter to catch criminals October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Two people have been arrested in a fake job consultancy network that the Bangalore police busted with the help of Twitter. A youngster who was cheated by the fake job consultancy firm emailed Bangalore police and alerted them about the alleged scam. The young man found the email address...
  • 'Nolan's parents must be so proud he is going to IIT': The funniest Twitter reactions about Christopher Nolan's visit to India this December October 29, 2014

    It's a dream come true within a dream come true within a dream come true for Indians on Twitter. Christopher Nolan, the man behind blockbuster Hollywood movies like Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy is coming to India for IIT Bombay's annual fest Mood Indigo. 'Will his parents be proud he...
  • Twitpic to hand over its domain, photo archive to Twitter October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Image sharing service Twitpic says that it has reached an agreement with Twitter, to give the microblogging service the Twitpic domain and photo archive. Twitpic had previously announced that it will be shutting down on October 25, blaming legal threats from Twitter. This agreement with Twitter will keep Twitpic photos...
  • Atheists have more Twitter followers October 27, 2014

    New York: If you happen to be an atheist, joining Twitter would be a good idea as you could share your views with many more like-minded people. According to a study, Twitter users who identified themselves as atheists in the US had more friends and followers on the micro-blogging site. Researchers from...
  • PM Modi praises Hrithik Roshan for taking part in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated Hrithik Roshan for participating in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying the actor's "significant effort" will inspire people to join the ambitious campaign. "Am sure you all will get inspired by @iHrithik's efforts! He has made a significant effort towards creating a Swachh Bharat. #MyCleanIndia," Prime...
  • Nitin Gadkari violates law, rides scooter without helmet: Digvijaya Singh October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for riding a scooter without a helmet. Gadkari was driving to Sangh building in Mahal in eastern part of Nagpur to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. Singh tweeted, "Gadkari violates the Law...
  • Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet, triggers controversy October 25, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London's Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet screen as 600...
  • Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 23, 2014

    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 October 23, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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' October 21, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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. ...