Social media

Social media can create havoc in mature democracies, warns Barack Obama

Social media can create havoc in mature democracies, warns Barack Obama

Obama stressed upon the need to regulate the Internet to save democracies.

Dec 01, 2017, 13:55 PM IST
Floods in southern Thailand kill five

Floods in southern Thailand kill five

Heavy floods swept into southern Thailand this week killing five people, authorities said on Thursday as photos of waterlogged and damaged roads spread on social media.

Nov 30, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
How social media could help you lose weight

How social media could help you lose weight

Researchers say individuals are more likely to realise success with personal goals when they make a public commitment to attaining them.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:39 PM IST
Russian man gets 2 years in jail for social media post on govt officials

Russian man gets 2 years in jail for social media post on govt officials

A court in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg sentenced a man to two years in a penal colony on Monday for insulting high-ranking state officials on social media.

Nov 27, 2017, 23:17 PM IST
Kerala cops monitor social media for terror-related messages

Kerala cops monitor social media for terror-related messages

Kerala Police has said that they are monitoring messages on social media as a lot of threat messages are spreading through social media, claiming to be that of Islamic State.

Nov 27, 2017, 06:35 AM IST

India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
US to have mandatory disclaimers for election ads on social media? Decision soon

US to have mandatory disclaimers for election ads on social media? Decision soon

US regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 US elections. 

Nov 17, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
China world's worst abuser of internet freedom, India better than Pakistan

China world's worst abuser of internet freedom, India better than Pakistan

China has fared the worst in a list of 65 countries for the third consecutive year. The study was conducted by Freedom House - an independent watchdog organisation for promoting freedom and democracy around the world.

Nov 15, 2017, 11:01 AM IST
Negativity on social media got you down? There is now a name for that feeling

Negativity on social media got you down? There is now a name for that feeling

The continuous exposure to bad news on social media combined with excessive smartphone use can take a toll on the mind.

Nov 11, 2017, 20:03 PM IST

We are virtually married to a world that doesn’t exist

Apart from Roti, Kapda Aur Makaan, mobile phone, gadgets and social media have become essentials. We can’t really imagine even a day without them.

Nov 10, 2017, 08:56 AM IST
Social media goes berserk over Milind Soman's birthday selfie with girlfriend

Social media goes berserk over Milind Soman's birthday selfie with girlfriend

The model-turned-actor celebrated his birthday in Tromso, basking in the glory of Northern Lights.

Nov 07, 2017, 08:18 AM IST
WhatsApp sorry for global outage, says full services restored

WhatsApp sorry for global outage, says full services restored

Several users took to Twitter to confirm the development and vent their frustration with #whatsappdown trending on the micro-blogging site. WhatsApp has now issued an apology.

Nov 03, 2017, 22:04 PM IST
Social media won't harm your mental health, says study

Social media won't harm your mental health, says study

There is no evidence supporting the view that the amount of time spent on social media increases mental health problems, say health experts.
 

Nov 03, 2017, 19:53 PM IST
'Hall of shame': 61 professors, academicians named sexual harassers in Facebook post

'Hall of shame': 61 professors, academicians named sexual harassers in Facebook post

Nearly 10 names are from Delhi University and another 10 from Jadavpur University

Oct 26, 2017, 09:34 AM IST
WhatsApp group administrators to soon become more powerful

WhatsApp group administrators to soon become more powerful

WhatsApp has also announced advanced features for improved group management, including a tool that will prevent the group creator to be deleted from the group by other administrators

Oct 21, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Stories of sexual abuse pour out on social media #MeToo

Stories of sexual abuse pour out on social media #MeToo

Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with pers

Oct 17, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
How Congress is upping its social media game to counter BJP, TMC in West Bengal

How Congress is upping its social media game to counter BJP, TMC in West Bengal

The Congress is working on ways to woo the youth in West Bengal on social media sites, a move party leaders said would help it counter the BJP and Trinamool Congress's campaigns on the Internet.

Oct 11, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Snapchat could be best social tool: Study

Snapchat could be best social tool: Study

The researchers also mentioned that Snapchat can be a useful tool to help overcome apprehension about communicating on a public forum, it can also swing the other way and become addictive.

Oct 01, 2017, 11:32 AM IST
China bans use of anti-Islam words on social media

China bans use of anti-Islam words on social media

China has over 21 million Muslims mostly the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and Hui community in Ningxia province, according to unofficial accounts.

Sep 21, 2017, 14:29 PM IST
Ashoke Pandit urges caution on statements given by celebs on foreign soil

Ashoke Pandit urges caution on statements given by celebs on foreign soil

"Celebrities should be sure of what they are speaking, especially on a foreign soil," says filmmaker Ashoke Pandit citing global star Priyanka Chopra's latest comment on Sikkim.

Sep 15, 2017, 18:33 PM IST