Calls grow to lift Youtube ban in Pakistan

As the ban on video-sharing website Youtube in Pakistan entered its third year, calls to lift the controversial ban have begun to grow even as the government appears reluctant to take any chances, fearing backlash from Islamist extremists.

Narendra Modi: The king of social media

During his US visit,Narendra Modi has emerged to be one of the most popular leaders on the internet with being discussed about,searched and tweeted about the most.

Two booked for posting objectionable content on social media in Nashik

Offences were registered against two unidentified persons here separately for allegedly posting objectionable content on a social networking site, against local leaders from various parties including MNS legislator Vasant Gite, police said today.

#Bendgate: Does the iPhone 6 Plus bend in pocket?
#Bendgate: Does the iPhone 6 Plus bend in pocket?

Some gizmo freaks who rushed to pocket the new iPhone 6 Plus when it was launched on Friday have been left perplexed after it was rumoured that the coveted gadget 'bends' out of shape if kept in a tight jeans/trouser pocket!

Leonardo DiCaprio joins Instagram
Leonardo DiCaprio joins Instagram

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the popular social media site Instagram.

Indian student's research project focuses on effective use of social media in healthcare
Indian student's research project focuses on effective use of social media in healthcare

“Organising skills, hard work and good time management are critical for any research,” says Roshan Kumar, PhD student and winner of Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship, at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in a conversation with Prachi Rege.

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media

Iran`s hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalisation.

Will Modi give Obama's special message on social media?

Narendra Modi and Barack Obama are the two most popular politicians on the social media. Will Modi give Obama's special message on social media?

Shah Rukh becomes king 'Khan' of Twitter!
Shah Rukh becomes king 'Khan' of Twitter!

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's popularity has touched a new high, with the actor crossing 9 million followers on micro-blogging website Twitter.

Chinese student 'rents out' girlfriend to pay for iPhone 6, but 'conditions apply'
Chinese student 'rents out' girlfriend to pay for iPhone 6, but 'conditions apply'

Apple fanboys and fangirls in China are willing to go any length to lay their hands on the coveted new iPhone 6.

Deepika Padukone pens hard-hitting note on 'cleavage show' controversy
Deepika Padukone pens hard-hitting note on 'cleavage show' controversy

Deepika Padukone, who was miffed with an "outrageous" headline carried by a leading daily with a picture of hers showing ample cleavage, took to her Facebook page to express her thoughts about the controversial episode. 

FIR against impostors faking Raj Thackeray's identity online

An FIR was registered against unidentified people on Thursday, for allegedly creating fake social media accounts of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray as well as posting "objectionable pictures" of the MNS chief and his family members online, the police said.

Facebook users at more risk of social media scams: Study
Facebook users at more risk of social media scams: Study

Habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, an Indian-origin researcher has found.

'Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks'
'Habitual Facebook users prone to phishing attacks'

If you are perpetually online on Facebook and do respond to anonymous friends' requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, beware of phishing attacks.

Facebook posts give clues to your personality
Facebook posts give clues to your personality

People can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity, according to a new study.

Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions

Islamic State`s Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group`s violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days.

Govt's decision to hire pvt agencies to manage their social media accounts questioned in HC

Ex-BJP ideologue K N Govindacharya on Thursday raised question in the Delhi High Court about the government's move to hire services of private social media management agencies to manage their accounts in social networking sites such as Facebook, saying it endangers creations of fake accounts and cyber crimes.

Want to shed extra kilos? Join social media

Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research.

Army using social media to help J&K flood victims

The Army is using social media apps such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp to save the lives of people stranded in the flood-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Social media connects India to needs of flood-hit Kashmir
Social media connects India to needs of flood-hit Kashmir

As floods -- worst in the last 60 years -- ravage Jammu and Kashmir, the social media is abuzz with heart-touching messages about the depredations wrought and immediate needs of those affected.