Employees use social media to kill mental fatigue: Survey

Employees use social media to kill mental fatigue: Survey

Nearly 34 percent of the people surveyed said they use social media at work to take a mental break from their job, revealed a Pew Research Centre survey of 2,003 US adults.

Algeria blocks Facebook,Twitter to stop exam cheats

Algeria blocks Facebook,Twitter to stop exam cheats

Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state media reported on Sunday.

Google, Facebook, YouTube receive tax notices in Pakistan

Pakistan's Punjab government has served tax notices to social media networking websites Google and Facebook as well as video-sharing websites YouTube and Dailymotion, asking them to register by June 17 and pay for displaying Punjab-specific advertisements.

Youngsters at alcohol risk can be identified on social media

The strongest predictor of both drinking alcohol and posting about it on social media was espousing an alcohol identity -- meaning that the individuals considered drinking a part of who they are, said co-lead author Charee Thompson from Ohio University.

LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

Hit by a massive data breach that put nearly 167 million users' passwords and personal information in the hands of hackers four years back, the popular career-oriented platform LinkedIn has finally came out with an explanation and steps it has taken to protect users.

Extremely social people more susceptible to online abuse

Extremely social people more susceptible to online abuse

Researchers found that adults with Williams syndrome - who are extremely social and trusting - use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are especially vulnerable to online victimisation.

Twitter to unveil refreshed timeline on March 3

Twitter to unveil refreshed timeline on March 3

The micro-blogging site Twitter is set to roll out a refreshed design to its timeline display on March 3. With this change, people can start embedding profiles, lists, collections and more with the new embedded timeline, VentureBeat reported.

NIA seeks assistance of social networking giants in tackling ISIS

NIA seeks assistance of social networking giants in tackling ISIS

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought the assistance of social networking giants like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, to identify the activities of the ISIS and its members promoting the ideology of the terror group.

Understanding people via `first-of-its-kind` Twitter study

Telling about people and their situations from only 140 characters may not seem easy, but a new first-of-its-kind study is using 20 million tweets to understand the real-world situations.

Check out: Facebook's new reaction emojis!

Check out: Facebook's new reaction emojis!

Recently, the CEO of the most popular social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg released a video showing the all new like button with a set of emojis along with the original “thumbs up” sign to help one express themselves better on a post.

UP Shiv Sena wing forms 'love trishul' to counter 'love jihad'

The state unit of Shiv Sena created a brigade - 'love trishul' - to counter 'love jihad' cases. Mumbai police is ordered to do screening on social media, to check the terms love trishul and love jihad on social networking sites.

Whoa! Twitter claims it's bigger than Facebook

Whoa! Twitter claims it's bigger than Facebook

 With the Facebook user base touching 1.49 billion - or roughly 20 percent of the world's population - can any social networking site claim to be bigger than this? Well, Twitter does.

Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature?

Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature?

British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to reconsider autoplaying videos following an incident where a US reporter along with her cameraman were shot to death while doing a live broadcast, a media report said Friday.

This is how Facebook decides what's trending

This is how Facebook decides what's trending

Ever wondered how Facebook determines what you see in your news feed every time you log in? The social networking site has actually devised different algorithms for it.

Google bids adieu to its social network Google Plus

Google is bidding adieu to Google Plus, an awkwardly named social network that the American search engine had launched four years ago hoping it would become a serious rival to Facebook.

J&K Police probe circulation of Hizbul Mujahideen training video

A day after a video of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists surfaced in the Kashmir Valley, police have launched a probe to trace its origin and are planning to approach the court for seeking removal of the pages from social networking sites.

NSA to be invoked against those who spread religious hatred on social media: UP Govt

UP Govt has said that NSA will be invoked against those who spread religious hatred on social networking sites.

Social media users in India reach 143 million in April: IAMA

Social media users in India reach 143 million in April: IAMA

 Social media users in the country reached 143 million by April with rapid uptake seen in rural India where user base grew by 100 per cent in last one year to 25 million.

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act

 The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce tomorrow its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites.

Twitter plans to open an office in Dubai

Twitter plans to open an office in Dubai

Popular microblogging service provider Twitter plans to open an office in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which will be its first office in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a report on Thursday.