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  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online 22 hours 17 minutes ago

    Jerusalem: Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration. Using videos, Twitter, text messages, leaflets and phone calls, both sides have attempted to direct the tone of the fighting...
  • Twitter to unveil new metrics to show wider reach: Report 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc, which has been struggling to revive flagging user growth, is expected to introduce new metrics to show that its microblogging service has a wider audience who may not necessarily be logged in to their accounts, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company, which went public in November, is...
  • Photos: Jeffrey Archer trolls 'unknown cricketer' Sachin Tendulkar for photo-bombing his picture with Mrs. Tendulkar! 5 days ago

    Best-selling author Jeffrey Archer is not just a brilliant storyteller but also masters the art of trolling! The author was attending the launch of Ian Botham's charity foundation when he met cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and his wife. The author posted two photos on his Twitter account where he trolled Sachin...
  • Tokyo assemblyman quits after writing 'Drop dead!' on Twitter in a reaction to PM Shinzo Abe's decision 6 days ago

    Tokyo: A local councillor in Tokyo has quit after writing "Drop dead!" during an angry exchange on Twitter, in another gaffe by local Japanese politicians in recent weeks. Hiromi Kaneko, 51, a communist member of the assembly in one of Tokyo's 23 districts, told Japanese media Wednesday he stepped down at...
  • 'Death is what we are tweeting': Palestinian man's heart-rending tweets about shelling deaths around his Gaza home goes viral 1 week ago

    Gaza has been the centre of airstrikes and blasts for a week now. The Israel-Palestine conflict has seen more innocent civilians dying in Gaza than military personnel. According to a UN office, 77 percent of the people who have died in war so far in Gaza are children and civilians.Mohammed...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • How did this Twitter user know the exact sequence of events that happened during the World Cup final hours before the match? July 14, 2014

    Is FIFA really corrupt? How else did this Twitter user know all the details about the World Cup final result hours before the match? A Twitter account called @FifNdhs accurately predicted the sequence of events in just 4 tweets. Football users were amazed at how this could be possible. A...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #GER versus #ARG July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Germany broke the heart of a nation on Sunday, leaving millions of disconsolate Argentines to contemplate a defeat that deprived the South American country of its first World Cup win in almost three decades. In downtown Buenos Aires' San Martin park, a boisterous crowd was stunned into silence...
  • 'Shoes are cheaper. Ab se joota hi khana padega': how Indians on Twitter reacted to Budget 2014 July 10, 2014

    Arun Jaitley's 'Budget 2014' was a mixed bag. Indians on Twitter weren't too pleased for a number of reasons. It came as a huge blow to college students and workers alike when news flashed about the excise duty on cigarettes being raised from 11% to 72%. Angered Twitter users complained...
  • Justin Bieber tweets like a 5th grader, Barack Obama tweets like a 7th grader! How dumb is your tweet? You can now find out July 9, 2014

    New York: Did you ever try to figure out how smart or dumb your tweet is? Well, according to a new test method for the micro-blogging site, 33 percent of people tweet at a fourth grade reading level. The tweet test was carried out by Time magazine using a reading comprehension...
  • 'For the shoot, I was Haider. And now, Haider is me': Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are brutally honest with fans on a Twitter chat July 9, 2014

    Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a dark character in his upcoming film 'Haider', says although he prepared for the role the nagging thought that he's not 'good enough' for it kept haunting him throughout the shoot.An adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', the film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is set...
  • Photo: Sania Mirza tweets a romantic photo of Shoaib Malik down on a knee, proposing to her with a red rose all over again! July 9, 2014

    Tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted a romantic picture that she called a 'proposal after a proposal'. Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik went down on his knee to propose to wife Sania Mirza all over again with a red rose in his hand. Sania Mirza is all smiles in the heart warming...
  • Photos: See all 60 of these fantastic pictures fans drew of Shah Rukh Khan that he absolutely loves July 8, 2014

    There is a reason why Shah Rukh Khan is so popular. The actor, very sweetly, shared 60 of his sketches on Twitter that his numerous fans have drawn and sent to him. The film star also captioned each one of these sketches while posting the pictures. Some of the drawings...
  • Tweets with videos get 28% more retweets: 5 interesting Twitter facts that could help you gain more followers July 6, 2014

    This infographic tells you some interesting facts about Twitter that could help you gain more followers, retweets and favourites. ...
  • Narendra Modi remembers Syama Prasad Mookerjee July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: "Tributes to our inspiration, Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our nation is...
  • Finance, Commerce Ministries to join Twitter to expand government's reach July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Important ministries like Finance and Commerce will soon join Twitter as part of government's effort to use social media in communicating with citizens. The micro blogging site, which has about 18 million users in India, is engaging with the government to help various ministries use the platform to...
  • 'Because your rotis are round now': Twitter users share the funniest and most hilarious Indian reasons to get married July 6, 2014

    If you're in your mid twenties there's probably a new demand your parents have been making. Get married! Indian reasons to get married are truly unique. There is an age bracket that parents define as the perfect time to get married and if you have gone past that they'll be...
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The English-language account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid...
  • Israel army twitter account hacked, posts nuke leak warning July 4, 2014

    Jerusalem: A twitter handle of the Israeli army was taken over by Internet hackers, who posted a message warning that a nuclear facility in Israel have been hit by two rockets, causing a brief torrent of panic. Israel's most popular news portal Ynet posted a screenshot of the alarming tweet: "#WARNING:...
  • Twitter is driving couples towards infidelity and break-ups, says new study July 4, 2014

    Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the micro-blogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are in a romantic...
  • Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet has crowned a new hero this week - Tim Howard July 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week - that's US goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in the US team's match against Belgium, as the knockout stage of the World Cup continued to play...
  • Twitter driving couples towards infidelity July 3, 2014

    New York: Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the microblogging site. According to new research, active users of social networking who are in...
  • 'Who is Maria Sharapova?' Angry Twitter users create funny memes bashing Sharapova for not knowing who Sachin Tendulkar is! July 3, 2014

    How can someone not know Sachin Tendulkar? Sachin Tendulkar is God! Tendulkar, who is a regular at Wimbledon every year, and has huge fans in tennis player Roger Federer and F1 racer Michael Schumacher, is someone Maria Sharapova doesn't know. Cricket isn't a game that has huge followers in Russia...
  • Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Modi deployed an army of supporters over Twitter and Facebook during his successful election campaign. He has put both the...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee makes his debut on Twitter, becomes the first Indian President to join the social networking site July 2, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday made his debut on social networking site Twitter and his account will have regular updates about activities as well as news from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The twitter handle @RashtrapatiBhvn has a message "Rashtrapati Bhavan is now on Twitter. Please follow us for regular updates." The account,...
  • Kamal R Khan gets into a Twitter war with Kapil Sharma; calls him a mouse, threatens to slap July 2, 2014

    Kamaal R Khan, more popularly known as KRK, has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons.After trolling various celebrities - from Sunny Leone to Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, KRK is now in a tweet war with comedian Kapil Sharma.KRK has alleged that Sharma posted some...
  • RnB singer Robin Thicke gets trolled after PR stunt goes hilariously wrong July 1, 2014

    Major oops for musician Robin Thicke's PR team. 37-year-old singer was just getting over the torrent of controversies and tweets regarding his 2013 song 'Blurred Lines', a party jam which is basically about a woman in a nightclub who may or not be interested in him. Many news organisations called...
  • 'Maybe I like dirt!' This little girl has Vine users laughing with her hilarious rant against parents who ask her to clean up her room July 1, 2014

    Five-year-old CeCe is already an Indternet star. Her Vine clip, posted by CeCeShow, has gone viral. She's been asked to clean her room by her parents. Can you blame her for this complete meltdown? "If you don't wanna come in, then don't come in...maybe I like dirt," she tells her...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will join Twitter on Tuesday making him the first Indian President to join the social networking site. The move comes as attempts are being made to make the Rashtrapati Bhawan more accessible to the general public. Pranab Mukherjee's Facebook page already has over 5 lakh likes....