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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
Shah Rukh Khan scores 28 million Twitter followers

Shah Rukh Khan scores 28 million Twitter followers

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan now has a Twitter family of 28 million.

Sep 14, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
All my social media activity done personally, says Amitabh Bachchan

All my social media activity done personally, says Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he handles his social media activity himself contrary to what others assume.

Sep 10, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Facebook flaw allows users to get millions of fake 'likes'

Facebook flaw allows users to get millions of fake 'likes'

A security loophole on Facebook has allowed about a million accounts - real and fake - to generate at least 100 million "likes" and comments to manipulate online social reputation.

Sep 10, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Twitter data unreliable to understand popular emotions

Twitter data unreliable to understand popular emotions

With over 300 million monthly active users around the globe sharing their thoughts in 140 characters or less, studies based on Twitter data are "particularly alluring" to researchers and the media, said sociology expert Eric Jensen, from the University of Warwick in the UK.

Sep 08, 2017, 12:35 PM IST

Cop shifted after allegedly misbehaving with woman SI in Tamil Nadu

An Assistant Commissioner of police here was on Wednesday transferred after a video footage purportedly showing him inappropriately touching a woman sub-inspector went viral on social media.

Sep 07, 2017, 00:38 AM IST
IT Minister slams trolls for lauding Gauri Lankesh’s killing, calls it 'shameful'

IT Minister slams trolls for lauding Gauri Lankesh’s killing, calls it 'shameful'

While several people condemned her murder in Bengaluru last night, many on social media also posted hateful comments.

Sep 06, 2017, 22:59 PM IST
Airplane on Kabul road sends residents into panic mode

Airplane on Kabul road sends residents into panic mode

The plane was being shifted to a park so that it can be used as a restaurant.

Sep 02, 2017, 12:51 PM IST

Odisha Police to remove 'Blue Whale' game from social media

"You are requested to take steps to ensure that such links of the deadly game in its own name or any similar game is immediately removed from the social media platform," Odisha DGP K B Singh said in an official note to senior officers.

Aug 25, 2017, 00:26 AM IST

Jammu Sikhs protest against derogatory video clip

Sikh religious leaders and community members demanded action against those responsible for spreading the derogatory video clip on social media.

Aug 24, 2017, 15:17 PM IST
Rana Daggubati to debut in India's first bilingual fiction digital-series 'Social'

Rana Daggubati to debut in India's first bilingual fiction digital-series 'Social'

The phenomenon of social media obsession has lent itself to many stories and now it lends itself to a full-fledged thriller titled 'Social'.

Aug 24, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
Social media as addictive as tobacco, says Jennifer Aniston

Social media as addictive as tobacco, says Jennifer Aniston

Actor Jennifer Aniston said she believes the addiction of social media is akin to that of tobacco.

Aug 16, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Facebook deletes Charlottesville viral attack links

Facebook deletes Charlottesville viral attack links

Facebook is deleting the link to a blog post that attacked a victim of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Aug 15, 2017, 12:06 PM IST

Panel to suggest way to curb hate content on social media

The Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 as amended in 2008, has provision for punishment for publishing or transmitting objectionable contents under section 67 and 66E.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:42 PM IST
Customer experience key investment by biz in India: Study

Customer experience key investment by biz in India: Study

Besides, social media and content are other key segments featuring among key strategies of businesses, the report said.

Aug 03, 2017, 17:25 PM IST