Social networks abuzz after hike in tobacco duty

Thursday took to the social media to either applaud the finance minister`s move to hike excise duty on cigarettes and tobacco products or to vent their ire against the proposal.

Lawmaker asks FTC to explore Facebook`s psych experiment

An angry lawmaker, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting them to fully explore the potential ramifications of Facebook`s experiment.

Plan to join social media soon, says Suriya

Suriya, who is awaiting the release of Tamil actioner ‘Anjaan’, Tuesday said he is likely to join soon social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Railway Ministry joins Facebook, Twitter

On the eve of Rail Budget, the Railway Ministry on Monday launched its official Twitter account and Facebook page in a bid to disseminate information quickly.

Facebook faces action over `emotion contagion` Study

US privacy group Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) has filed a formal complaint with the Federate Trade Commission (FTC) over Facebook`s use of user data in its "emotion contagion" study.

Orkut departure adds another project to Google’s kitty of exits

Within a month of people bidding goodbye to the iconic Ambassador car, the time has come for good old Orkut to depart forever. The original social networking site that once had a huge collection of scraps and photographs is being phased out by Google due to lack of takers.

Narendra Modi says Facebook a tool for governance, better interaction

With the government using social media like never before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that direct communication with people is critical for governance.

Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia case: Bombay Dyeing heir names nine witnesses

The latest reports in the Preity Zinta - Ness Wadia case suggest that the business scion has named nine people as witnesses. Earlier Preity had named over 30 people as her witness to the altercation at a IPL match.

This is not a personal matter: Preity Zinta on Ness Wadia case

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who is currently in the middle of a controversial case took to social networking site Facebook, clearing out the air around her.

Facebook in process of monetising in India: COO Sandberg

With over 100 million users and 900,000 small and medium businesses on board in India, the world`s largest social networking site Facebook is in the process of monetising its business in India, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said today.

Facebook clarifies controversial `psychology experiment`

Facebook has clarified their act of `altering users` content` by saying that they care about the emotional impact of Facebook and the people that use the product.

Top Australian, NZ military IDs `used in Facebook dating scam`

Australian and New Zealand authorities are investigating whether the identities of top military officers are being used in an international Facebook dating scam, officials said today.

Facebook reveals men hold 8 out of 10 `top positions` in US

Facebook today revealed its diversity report which shows that 77 percent of top positions are held by men.

Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry gets active on Facebook

With a view of taking its schemes to the tech-savvy population, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has joined Facebook to have an online interface with the beneficiaries on the social media.

Singapore man fined for Facebook post on Little India riot

A Singaporean man has been fined SGD 5,000 by a court for posting fabricated news on Facebook claiming that five security officials had died in Singapore`s worst violence in 40 years, local media reported on Friday.

PMO Facebook page hits 3m ‘likes’ in first month, hints at future of governance

The Modi government seems to have taken the virtual connection with citizens through social networking sites quite seriously.

Social media is like a drug, feels Rita Ora

Rita Ora says she has developed an addiction to social media and believes the effect it has on her is similar to a “drug”.

Facebook still teens` favorite social-networking website: Survey

A new survey has revealed that Facebook is still teens` favorite social networking website in the US.

Muzaffarnagar: Girl gang-raped by eight youths, video uploaded on Facebook

A 20-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped here by eight youths, including her friend, who also made a video of the act and uploaded it on social networking site Facebook, police said on Tuesday.

Jihadists fight Iraq battle on ground and online

A powerful jihadist group pushing toward Baghdad is waging a parallel war online, flooding social media with updates and riding the football World Cup frenzy to spread its message with corporate-like sophistication.