Queen Elizabeth II signs her first royal tweet
Queen Elizabeth II signs her first royal tweet

The social media buzz this time could not even stop Queen Elizabeth II from entering the Twitter world. The Royalty for the first time tweeted in front of around 600 guests at the museum.

Facebook`s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive -- in Mandarin
Facebook`s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive -- in Mandarin

Facebook is banned in China, but the co-founder of the world`s largest social network appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing -- in Mandarin.

Insects have more efficient social networks!

Insects like honeybees and ants live in groups that constantly communicate with each other and scientists are seeking a better understanding of their networks to improve the existing information processing.

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.

When Jacqueline Fernandez thanked Salman Khan
When Jacqueline Fernandez thanked Salman Khan

Jacqueline Fernandez is a lucky girl. The Sri Lankan beauty, who has set the temperature soaring in the Tinsel Town, has over 1 million followers on Twitter.

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Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift

Facebook Inc will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop on Aug. 12, as the world`s largest social network tests other ways to let consumers buy products on its website.

Facebook extends closing of WhatsApp acquisition by a year

Social networking giant Facebook has extended by a year the closing of its landmark USD 19 billion deal to acquire instant messaging app WhatsApp.

Facebook introduces new app only for celebrities

Social networking site Facebook has launched a new app called `Mentions` for Facebook-recognised or verified celebrities to help them manage their public figure pages.

Facebook tests `buy` button for online purchases in US

Social networking website Facebook is testing a new feature that lets users `buy` items from advertisements shown on the page.

RIP Orkut! Google to shut down website on Sep 30

Orkut, Google`s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago.

Facebook accepts blame for brief outage

Facebook took the blame today for a brief outage that resulted in a flood of comments -- chiefly on rival social network Twitter.

EBay`s PayPal president joins Facebook,to lead mobile messaging

Facebook announced it has hired the top executive of eBay`s PayPal division to lead the social network`s efforts to boost its mobile messaging.

Afridi meets Musharaff

Pakistan`s flamboyant allrounder, Shahid Afridi on Friday met former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to enquire about his ailing mother in Dubai.

Internet can help reduce depression among elderly

A new research that followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans for six years, found that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent.

Tumblr asks users to change passwords to protect against worst-ever virus `Heartbleed`

Social network Tumblr has reportedly asked its users to change their passwords in wake of the emergence of a recent bug called "Heartbleed," that has been exposing world`s major websites to theft by hackers.

Yahoo buying binge continues with Vizify takeover

Yahoo on Wednesday added Vizify to the long list of startups it has bought since former Google executive Marissa Mayer took the helm less than two years ago.

Social gaming websites are `effective weight loss tools`

A team of researchers has found that DietBet, a web-based commercial weight loss program that pairs financial incentives with social influence, delivers significant weight losses.

Fury at plan to turn French daily into `social network`

Journalists at France`s third-biggest national newspaper, Liberation, are reacting with fury at a surprise plan by the owners to try to turn around the struggling daily by transforming it into a "social network".

Facebook grabs social network Branch

Facebook today confirmed that it has grabbed a hold of Branch, a social network that focuses providing online forums for insightful conversations.