Ivy League University offers 'wasting time on internet' course

A prestigious Ivy League University is offering a new course on 'wasting time on the Internet' which requires students to stare at a screen for hours and only interact via chat rooms and social media.

Ghost appears in selfie
Ghost appears in selfie

A selfie of two Newcastle-based girls clicked at a bar in London has gone viral on social media for there was a "ghost" standing behind the girls.

Saudi lawyers jailed, banned from media over Tweets

Three lawyers in Saudi Arabia were jailed on Monday for up to eight years and banned from using social media over Tweets that undermined the judiciary, a report said.

Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be 'curious'
Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be 'curious'

The famous theoretical physicist professor Stephen Hawking is now on Facebook, asking fans to be "curious".

DNA: Toyota car ran over a man in Barabanki, UP

One man succumbed to injuries after he was ran over by a Toyota car in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.

US House Science Committee to probe Twitter study
US House Science Committee to probe Twitter study

The US House Science Committee has announced a probe into an ambitious study by the Indiana University to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter.

Missing Indian girl found after photos shared on social media

An eight-year-old Indian girl who went missing from her home in Sharjah was found unharmed, five hours after her pictures were shared on social media.

Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah

A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported on Monday.

Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook
Stop creating fake profiles to nab criminals: Facebook

Social networking site Facebook has asked the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to desist from creating fake profiles to nab criminals.

YouTube used as source of peer support by mentally ill

People with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are turning to YouTube to seek peer support, a new study has found.

Project to scan 'social pollution' on Twitter

Researchers at the Indiana University in the US are working on an ambitious project to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter.

WTA fines Russian tennis chief over Williams comments
WTA fines Russian tennis chief over Williams comments

The WTA said Friday it has fined Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 over a comment questioning the gender of Serena and Venus Williams.

Facebook may become top video sharing site: Report
Facebook may become top video sharing site: Report

Videos on Facebook are fast catching up with YouTube in terms of number of shares and the social networking site may overtake YouTube in video sharing through its news feed soon, say researchers.

Delhi Traffic Police to connect with citizens on WhatsApp

The has taken another step forward in connecting with the citizens on social media.

Facebook unveils 'safety check' for disaster efforts
Facebook unveils 'safety check' for disaster efforts

Facebook has unveiled a "safety check" tool to allow users to alert friends and family about their status in emergencies, a system developed after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

OPPO Mobiles launches Diwali contest on social networking site

To make Diwali more exciting, OPPO Mobiles India has launched a contest on the social media platform Facebook, a company said Thursday.

Jacqueline credits Salman for one million Twitter fans
Jacqueline credits Salman for one million Twitter fans

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has credited her 'Kick' co-star Salman Khan for having one million admirers on Twitter.

Maharashtra polls: Parties take social media route to woo voters
Maharashtra polls: Parties take social media route to woo voters

Taking a cue from the success of BJP's online campaign in Lok Sabha election, the other parties have opened up their war chest to spend on social media to expand the reach of their mass contact campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Maharashtra Polls: BJP goes hi-tech, sets up 'war rooms'

BJP is banking on technology and social media to keep a check on the latest happenings around Maharashtra Polls

Facebook most popular for social login among youngsters

Youngsters are not only login to Facebook to connect with their friends and loves ones but to visit other sites providing e-commerce services or just social sign-in, a study has found.