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Hitting the retweet button makes you forget what you read!
Hitting the retweet button makes you forget what you read!

Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a "cognitive overload" that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen. Worse yet, that overload can spill over and diminish performance in the real world.

Check out! Mark Zuckerberg shares adorable images of his dog Beast!
Check out! Mark Zuckerberg shares adorable images of his dog Beast!

Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the popular social networking site Facebook, we get to take a sneak peek of his lovely family through the photographs shared by him on his FB page.

Google celebrates Claude Shannon's 100th birthday with an interactive doodle!
Google celebrates Claude Shannon's 100th birthday with an interactive doodle!

The visitors on the page are greeted with a dynamic doodle which is the internet giant's way of giving tribute to the American mathematician.

 Facebook troublemakers can give you tough time online!
Facebook troublemakers can give you tough time online!

So, if till now, you were thinking that you cannot unfriend your dearest buddy on the social networking site because he/she might make your life miserable, you were absolutely right.

A decade-old Google Translate!
A decade-old Google Translate!

The service, which translates words, web pages and phrases between English and over hundred other languages, currently provides support to 9 of India's 22 official languages.

Sharing Twitter posts can hamper your memory!
Sharing Twitter posts can hamper your memory!

Retweeting creates a cognitive overload that can interrupt the learning and retaining ability of a person. This overload is also capable of diminishing performance in the real world.

Apple turns Twitter into 'news app' in App Store
Apple turns Twitter into 'news app' in App Store

 After reporting dismal results this week, micro-blogging website Twitter is no longer pitted against social networks like Facebook and is now categorised under the "news" section in the Apple's App Store.

New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps launched for Windows 10
New Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps launched for Windows 10

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Finally, Facebook launched its much awaited new trio of apps- Facebook, Messenger and Instsgram- for Windows 10.

Now, 'Find Time' for your meetings using Google Calendar
Now, 'Find Time' for your meetings using Google Calendar

Google has added new feature 'Find Time' on Google Calendar which will examines the schedules and suggests times for office meetings.

Facebook can help students connect better
Facebook can help students connect better

The researchers found that open course students were more engaged on Facebook groups and preferred interacting more on the social media site than through the course tools.

Twitter to become your future teacher
Twitter to become your future teacher

Twitter, if used properly, can produce better outcomes among middle school students and enhance the way children learn in the 21st century.

35 mn talked about Indian assembly polls on Facebook; BJP most discussed party
35 mn talked about Indian assembly polls on Facebook; BJP most discussed party

35 million people have engaged in conversations related to the India state assembly elections globally on Facebook (from 1st Jan to 1st April).

Are you or people around you happy or sad? Twitter has the answer!
Are you or people around you happy or sad? Twitter has the answer!

The team from University of Iowa used two years of Twitter data to measure users' life satisfaction – a key component of happiness.

Check out what's new on Instagram this year!
Check out what's new on Instagram this year!

Nowadays, all young and adults alike are hooked to this popular photo-sharing site 'Instagram'.

Twitter misses revenue estimates, shares plunge
Twitter misses revenue estimates, shares plunge

 Twitter shares fell sharply about 12 percent on Tuesday after the micro-blogging website - which managed to add 5 million people to take its monthly active user base to 310 million - missed the first quarter revenue estimates.

Facebook working on Snapchat-like camera app: Report
Facebook working on Snapchat-like camera app: Report

The app is being reportedly developed by Facebook's "friend-sharing" team in London.

Now flag multiple abusive Tweets at once
Now flag multiple abusive Tweets at once

The new change will be rolled out on iOS, Android and on twitter.com. Users worldwide are expected to get access to the feature in the coming weeks.

Facebook adds Hindi transliteration feature on Android app!
Facebook adds Hindi transliteration feature on Android app!

When the app setting is turned on, a button is added to the bar where you type updates and comments, which automatically transliterates Roman characters to Devanagari script.

Snapchat's tribute to legendary Prince - 'Purple Rain' geofilter!
Snapchat's tribute to legendary Prince - 'Purple Rain' geofilter!

Snapchat users can now add purple rain drops to their selfies and photos taken with the popular social media app.

Now, Amazon Echo to add events to Google calendar
Now, Amazon Echo to add events to Google calendar

Amazon's Alexa would add the event to the calendar if asked to do so.

Online forum to promote Indian culture launched
Online forum to promote Indian culture launched

The portal, launched on Saturday, consists of information ranging from visual arts, music, literature, cinema, dance, architecture, ecological systems, cuisine, percussion and oral histories among others. 

More than a million people using Facebook on 'dark web'
More than a million people using Facebook on 'dark web'

According to Facebook, the growth of Tor over the past few years has been "roughly" linear, noting that some 525,000 people who accessed the service via Tor in June 2015 rose to more than one million in April this year.

Twitter eyes Japan, Britain to push users' growth
Twitter eyes Japan, Britain to push users' growth

The Yelp integration will give Twitter users in Japan and Britain an option of selecting places provided by Yelp when they tag a location in their tweets, technology website TechCrunch reported on Saturday. 

Google pays tribute to William Shakespeare on his 400th death anniversary with a beautiful doodle!
Google pays tribute to William Shakespeare on his 400th death anniversary with a beautiful doodle!

Popular search engine Google pays  tribute to the legendary English writer William Shakespeare on his  400th death anniversary with a beautiful doodle.

Google, Facebook campuses might be swamped due to sea level rise
Google, Facebook campuses might be swamped due to sea level rise

Rising sea levels come across as a threatening to submerge the property owned by the much-in-news tech giants.

It's curtains for Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store in China
It's curtains for Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Store in China

The Apples's two services are strong competetors of Chinese firms, according to NYT reports. Many speculates that this move might be taken by Chinese government in order to support domestic companies.

Buy video ads in TV-like fashion on Facebook
Buy video ads in TV-like fashion on Facebook

Facebook said that broadcast advertisers should consider various factors when implementing TV ads on its mobile News Feed.