More Americans get news on social media: Survey
More Americans get news on social media: Survey

An increasing number of people in the US are turning to Twitter and Facebook for their daily dose of news and other information, says a survey.

When a selfie is not enough – India abuzz over `velfie` craze!
When a selfie is not enough – India abuzz over `velfie` craze!

Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

Smartphones boost US teens` connections: Survey
Smartphones boost US teens` connections: Survey

It`s not just your imagination: most American teenagers are online or on their smartphones every day, and many are almost continually connected.

Social media can train future athletes better

Modifying new media training to align with student-athletes habits and input will promote more positive and responsible usage of social networks, says a new study.

Is social media boon or bane for long-distance relationships?
Is social media boon or bane for long-distance relationships?

  A new study has indicated that social networking sites play an important role when it comes to maintaining long-distance romantic relationships.

Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence: France

France appealed on Thursday for U.N. member states to work together on an international legal framework that would make social network providers share responsibility for the use of their platforms to spread messages promoting violence.

Smartphones may be causing 'netbrain'

About 11 per cent of British adults suffer from 'netbrain' - a disorder caused by overuse of the internet - and may show narcissism, distraction and fear of missing out, a new study has found.

The math of how decisions 'cascade' in social networks
The math of how decisions 'cascade' in social networks

A new research has revealed that math can shed light on spread of behaviors in online interactions.

Twitter to team up with Foursquare to add location to tweets
Twitter to team up with Foursquare to add location to tweets

In an important development, Social networks Twitter and Foursquare may form a partnership to build location information into tweets.

'Tech-friendly' Indians more willing to use 'digital wallets' than US, UK counterparts

A new survey has revealed that 51 percent Indians are early tech adopters and about 30 percent are interested in using digital wallets, a number that is three times the average of other international markets including, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, United States, Australia and the Middle East.

Gaining popularity on Twitter might be costly, inefficient
Gaining popularity on Twitter might be costly, inefficient

A new study has claimed that less popular users can gain popularity by increasing their activity and their tweets, but the result will be costly and inefficient.

Hateful content on Facebook bad for your brain
Hateful content on Facebook bad for your brain

Are you exposed to reading homophobic, racist, misogynistic or other hateful content on Facebook? It may have a harmful effect on your brain in the long run.

Oxigen launches mWallet for sharing money on social networks

Payment solutions provider Oxigen Wednesday launched its mobile wallet (mWallet) service, Oxigen Wallet, through which users can transfer money, purchase gifts for their friends and family on social networking platforms.

Dehradun woman duped of Rs 1.30 cr by her Facebook friend

As they always say, choose your friends wisely. And when it comes to friendships on social networks, you ought to be extra vigilant else you can land in trouble. A glaring case of this has recently come into light.

Facebook, Instagram crack down on gun sales on social networks

Facebook Inc and its photo sharing subsidiary, Instagram, will delete posts offering to buy or sell guns without background checks, Facebook announced on Wednesday.

Social networks to solve complex problems: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook is on road to help users solve "bigger" and "complex" problems, founder and CEO of the social networking giant Mark Zuckerberg said today.

Internet surfers warned of fake link bait

Internet surfers have been reportedly warned of false link baits that are spreading on the social networks.

Turkey clashes leave one dead

A 22-year-old man was killed in southern Turkey during fresh protests over the authorities` violent crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in June, officials and local media said.

Social networks act as political rallying sites: Report

A Pew Research Center report released late Wednesday indicated that online social networks have become political hotspots in the United States.

Long-distance social networks existed in the past much before technology

Long-distance social networks existed long before the advent of the Internet, a new study has revealed.