Eight million Twitter followers! Virat Kohli thanks his fans

Eight million Twitter followers! Virat Kohli thanks his fans

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Sunday crossed 8 million fan following on Twitter, thus proving his ever ever growing popularity. He has, in fact, replaced batting great Sachin Tendulkar to become the Indian player to have maximum admirers on the micro-blogging site.

`Street` track and field crucial for future of athletics: Sergey Bubka

`Street` track and field crucial for future of athletics: Sergey Bubka

Track and field events staged outside stadiums in street situations are crucial to attract interest in and increase popularity of athletics, IAAF presidential candidate Sergey Bubka said Saturday.

From India to Hollywood: Yoga's rising popularity in the West

From India to Hollywood: Yoga's rising popularity in the West

The magnitude of yoga's renaissance in the modern western world has made a huge impact on Hollywood celebrities, including names like Madonna, Beyonce Knowles, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and Robert Downey Jr. Many of them have found solace in this ancient discipline and have inspired their fans to follow in their footsteps.

Newcomer Monica Sehgal gets taste of her popularity

 Newcomer Monica Sehgal, who is becoming popular via the show “Manmarzian”, got a taste of how popular she is while shooting at a mall in Bhayander here.

Twitter posts can reveal popularity of TV shows

Twitter posts can reveal popularity of TV shows

Micro-blogging site Twitter can predict the popularity of a TV show, finds a study by global market research firm Nielsen, adding that advertisers can scan Twitter activity to identify television shows with highly-engaged audiences.

Adored Saeed Afridi leaves vacuum for fans - and advertisers

Adored Saeed Afridi leaves vacuum for fans - and advertisers

If fan following was a yardstick of greatness in cricket, Pakistan`s colourful all-rounder Shahid Afridi would probably be ranked his country`s greatest ever player.

Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls

Social media triggering low self-esteem among teenage girls

 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.

How to increase your popularity on Twitter

How to increase your popularity on Twitter

 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.

Happy with Fawad`s popularity in India: Ahsan Khan

Pakistani actor Ahsan Khan, who plays the lead in `Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar`, says he is happy to see fellow actor Fawad Khan`s growing popularity in India.

`Too much` popularity could help tech products lose its sheen

Technology users must consider a product attractive, original and edgy before they label those products as cool, according to researchers.

Barack Obama`s popularity at all-time low: Survey

US President Barack Obama`s popularity has slumped to an all-time low, with a majority of Americans for the first time believing him to be dishonest and untrustworthy, a new survey showed.

Congress bets on Rahul Gandhi to pump up popularity

In what appears to be an answer to counter BJP move of inviting Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for its rally in Jaipur, the ruling party Congress has turned to its undisputedly most popular face Rahul Gandhi.

Nikki Haley`s popularity rating increases in US

Indian-American South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley`s popularity rating has increased, a latest survey has said.

Jwala pips Saina in popularity charts

Jwala Gutta, who has remarkably improved upon her fitness, has pipped fellow shuttler Saina Nehwal to emerge as the latest Indian badminton sensation on the popularity charts, revealed a survey by search engine giant Google.

`Obama popularity in Israel surges after UN speech`

President Barack Obama`s popularity has risen sharply in Israel after he spoke out forcibly against a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations last week, according to a poll published by the Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

Australian PM’s popularity at record low

Julia Gillard has sunk below Tony Abbott as Australia`s preferred leader for the first time.

Rudd more popular than Gillard: Poll

A new poll in Australia has
found that the popularity of Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd is nine points higher than Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Obama`s popularity soars after Operation Osama

The popularity of US President Barack Obama is soaring high as a result of the successful military operation in Pakistan that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, latest poll figures have said.

Julia Gillard`s popularity slides down: Polls

The rise in Australian PM`s disapproval was statistically significant.

Support for Japan PM plunges to new low at 21%

Support for the cabinet of Japan`s
centre-left PM Naoto Kan has fallen six points to 21%.