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  • Sussanne Khan's sister Farah Khan Ali requests Twitter users to not confuse her with filmmaker Farah Khan 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    The buzz around upcoming Bollywood movie Happy New Year directed by Farah Khan has left one person exasperated - jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, who was mistaken as film director Farah Khan at an event held in Mumbai. Farah Khan Ali tweeted, "I did not direct HNY, neither do I...
  • Twitter to remove images of deceased on families' request Yesterday

    Bangalore: Twitter said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. "In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," according to a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday. Immediate family members...
  • Like it or not, Twitter will push tweets from people you don't follow to your timeline Yesterday

    Wondered on seeing tweets in your timeline from people you don't even follow? This is no technical glitch. In fact, this is a new feature which Twitter believes will make your timeline "even more relevant and interesting". In a new addition to its Support section, Twitter clarifies that why it...
  • Twitter turns favourites into retweets; new experiment annoys users 3 days ago

    New York: Have you recently witnessed favourite tweets back in your tweet box? Some users are seeing tweets favourited by others in their timeline just like retweets. Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that have been marked as favourites by accounts they follow. Other tweets are showing from...
  • Modi's Independence Day speech trends high on social media 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Friday received overwhelming response from the citizens. "Whereas previous Red Fort speeches made tall promises, PM Modi bowed before people as true sevak. Most inclusive speech ever. Zero defect!," Union Health Minister...
  • Snapshot: Salman Khan praises Shah Rukh Khan's 'Happy New Year' trailer on Twitter 6 days ago

    Rumours of their strained relationship is a thing of the past. After cordial hugs on Iftaar and Eid, Salman Khan seems determined to turn a new leaf and start a new chapter in his relationship with actor Shah Rukh Khan. Salman took to Twitter to praise the trailer of Shah...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella doused with a bucket of ice water 6 days ago

    New York: Microsoft's India-born CEO Satya Nadella was doused with a bucket of ice water on his head as part of a challenge he took to raise awareness about a neurodegenerative disease and in turn challenged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Google co-founder Larry Page to do the same. Nadella...
  • Twitter unveils video advertising August 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform. The new program adds to the source of advertising revenue for Twitter, which has struggled to convince investors it is on a path to profitability. "By using...
  • 23 million active Twitter users are actually bots August 12, 2014

    New York: As many as 23 million of Twitter's 271 million monthly active users are actually bots, according to the microblogging site. Twitter said that approximately 8.5 per cent of the accounts it considers active are automatically updated "without any discernible additional user-initiated action." These bots amount to about 23 million of...
  • 'Salman Khan has a degree from Virginia University; Manmohan Singh has degree in robotics': Smriti Irani and other celebrities caught in a hailstorm of mean jokes after 6-day Yale 'degree' claim August 11, 2014

    A bunch of Twitter users are having a great Monday chuckling at mean tweets about different celebrities and the possible places they could get a degree from. The hastag #CelebDegree started to trend after Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said she had a 'degree' from the Yale University.The HRD...
  • Photos: 'Facelook' beauty parlour, WhatsApp sari, Google hotel: 15 Indians who won the Internet with their slightly disturbing love for social media August 7, 2014

    Indians are normally very active on social media sites. If they aren't sharing jokes on WhatsApp groups, they're posting Goa vacation or Karwa Chauth pictures on Facebook or outraging against Honey Singh on Twitter. It's the perfectly normal thing to do unless someone takes their obsession to a new level....
  • Too much twitter may drive you crazy August 7, 2014

    London: If you have a tendency to read and post tweets for several hours a day, watch out for psychiatric disorders. According to researchers, an overdose of Twitter may drive you psychotic. The study detailed the case of Mrs C - a 31-year-old heavy Twitter user - who was admitted to...
  • 10 things everyone should know about Chacha Chaudhary: Fans on Twitter pay a tribute to cartoonist Pran with a Chacha Chaudhary trivia August 6, 2014

    Do you remember how you always asked your parents to buy you 'Chacha Chaudhary' and 'Billoo aur Pinki' every time you went to the railway station? Cartoonist Pran made our childhood awesome with some of the most amazing Indian comic books. Most of us grew up hiding these comic books...
  • 'Is 'Half Girlfriend' a result of 'What Young India Wants'?': The funniest Twitter reactions to Chetan Bhagat's upcoming book 'Half Girlfriend' August 5, 2014

    Chetan Bhagat's fans were anxiously awaiting the announcement of his next book. When the bestselling author posted he will reveal the title of his new book on 5th August, his avid fans could not contain their excitement, but Twitterverse was rejoicing for another reason - new Chetan Bhagat jokes!This morning...
  • One of Internet's most prolific tech leakers retires, as tweeting can't help him earn enough August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The once-anonymous prolific tech leaker - @evleaks - who gave the world and eager technology journalists a peep at many best-selling devices much before they were officially launched, has finally called it a day and that too after only two years of running his popular Twitter account. Evan...
  • Twitter testing a new feature that defines hashtags August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Twitter reportedly is experimenting with a new feature that would make it easier for users to use hashtags in their tweets. According to The Wall Street Journal, the new feature adds an expanded label to some hashtags. For instance, search for #tbt and the results will appear with...
  • Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter August 2, 2014

    Washington: A brief Facebook outage on Friday prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affecting users worldwide. According to the website downdetector.com, the outage began around 1600 GMT, and appeared to last less than an hour. In that time, thousands of users...
  • 'Sharknado 2' creates feeding frenzy on Twitter, record audience for Syfy August 1, 2014

    Reuters: Flying sharks chomping through New York City drew a record audience for Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," and became the most tweeted-about TV movie on social media, the U.S. cable network said on Thursday. "Sharknado 2," which aired on Wednesday and reunited leading stars Tara Reid and Ian Ziering...
  • Government requests for Twitter user data increased sharply in the past six months August 1, 2014

    New York: Twitter said government requests for user data grew sharply in the past six months as more countries asked for a greater amount of information about users. More than half of the requests came from the United States, as has been the case since Twitter began issuing its "transparency report"...
  • Twitter's monthly active users up by 24 per cent July 31, 2014

    New York: Twitter shares surged in morning trade on Wednesday after the messaging platform eased investor concerns with a quarterly report showing strong user growth and robust revenues. Twitter rallied nearly 20 per cent to close at $46.30, the highest levels since March. Investors focused on the number of monthly active users...
  • A woman who is her husband's boss at work but still cooks for him at home? New telecom ad stirs up Twitter outrage and wit July 28, 2014

    A new advertisement for the telecommunication company Airtel has got many users on Twitter with their knickers in a bunch, debating whether the campaign enforces stereotypes, breaks established family roles, is a modern twist to same old misogynist propaganda or just neo feminism riding on compromise. A woman is shown...
  • Tiny printer brings you personalised news, emails July 28, 2014

    London: A web-connected printer that can print out a personalised feed of breaking news, messages, and amusements at a specified time has been developed. The device, called Little Printer, can fetch things from Gmail, Asana, Twitter, and GitHub, printing it onto standard thermal receipt paper in a minimal black-and-white style. Users can...
  • India records highest social networking growth: Study July 27, 2014

    Bangalore: More Indians are logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, as evident from a record growth of 37 per cent in social networking during 2013, according to a study by eMarketer. "Indians are increasingly logging into Facebook and Twitter accounts, with the country recording the highest social networking growth of 37.4...
  • 'Late night is the best time for retweets': Interesting social media facts we think you should know July 24, 2014

    Here are some interesting facts about social networking sites including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest that we think you all should know. ...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male July 24, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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! July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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 July 16, 2014

    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...