Internet users creating information echo chamber

A study has found that despite the wide availability of information through the world wide web and social media, internet users tend to surround themselves with sources that align with and bolster their personal beliefs, creating an information echo chamber.

China develops 'Darwin' chip to process information faster

Chinese researchers have developed “Darwin” - a new age information chip that will help run complex intelligent algorithms on small devices in the era of “Internet of Things”.

Does the Internet make you doubt your knowledge?

Does the Internet make you doubt your knowledge?

The increasing dependence on internet makes us less confident leading us to doubt ourselves.

How obesity spreads among members of social network!

Not just emotions but any information is "contagious" on social networks that can even trigger the spread of real-world human behaviour like smoking and obesity, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Snapchat users happier than Facebook loyalists

Snapchat users happier than Facebook loyalists

On the surface, many people view Snapchat as the 'sexting app.

Web designs influence how much we reveal online

Web designs influence how much we reveal online

Web design and the information shown on the screen largely influences how much a user discloses personal data, says a study by Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Social groups effective in disseminating information on Facebook

 Not just popular opinion leaders but even a single individual who is part of a social group on Facebook can spread information to others just as effectively or more, US researchers have revealed.

New system to empower internet users with more data control

 Computer scientists have developed a novel method for providing concrete proof to internet users that their information did not cross through certain undesired geographic areas.

How terror messages spread on Twitter?

 Researchers are studying issues such as what type of information and propaganda from terror organisations go viral on the social media, how that information spreads and what kind of people/ groups participate in its spread.

Make public RTI replies to stop repeated queries: Centre

To check wasteful duplication of effort while responding to RTI queries, the Centre has asked all departments to do an analysis of information sought often by applicants and suo-motu make such details public.

Smartphones and internet may give you 'digital amnesia'

People are using smartphones and the internet as an extension of their memory which may lead to 'digital amnesia', a new survey suggests.

Zee Media Exclusive interview with India's new CIC Vijay Sharma

Zee Media conducts an Exclusive interview with the country's new Chief Information Commissioner.

Nepal earthquake: Zee Media special report from ground zero

Taal Thok Ke: While the nasty earthquake has ravaged Nepal, relief work and help has been pouring in from everywhere. Zee Media reports from ground zero, becomes a channel for the victims to send messages to their loved ones back home.

Nepal earthquake: Zee Media special report from ground zero- Part 2

Taal Thok Ke: While the nasty earthquake has ravaged Nepal, relief work and help has been pouring in from everywhere. Zee Media reports from ground zero, becomes a channel for the victims to send messages to their loved ones back home.

Nepal earthquake: Track your loved ones through Google's Person Finder service

Nepal earthquake: Track your loved ones through Google's Person Finder service

Google's Person Finder service can help people track their missing loved ones after affected by the massive 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday in which over 870 people have reportedly been killed.

Rio 2016 unveils Olympic IT lab

Rio 2016 unveils Olympic IT lab

The local organisers of Rio 2016 Olympic Games unveiled a laboratory that will test equipment used to beam real-time information during the Games, a media report said on Thursday.

Element of surprise helps babies learn best: Study

Infants have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best, a new study has found.

Even rats can imagine and reason!

Even rats can imagine and reason!

 Rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn't, reveals a new study.

For most millennials, Facebook is No 1 gateway to keep in touch with news

For most millennials, Facebook is No 1 gateway to keep in touch with news

A new study has given insight into the news habits of America's first digital generation, suggesting that Millennials are anything but "newsless," passive, or uninterested in civic issues.

Vint Cerf warns 21st century may become 'information black hole' for future generations

Vint Cerf warns 21st century may become 'information black hole' for future generations

The chief internet "evangelist" and Vice President at Google Vint Cerf has warned that the 21st century may become an "information black hole" to future generations because of a lack of proper storage of digital records in a format that can be read and understood in the years to come.