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Amid protests over temple 'desecration', J&K govt says property intact

Amid protests over the alleged "desecration" of a temple in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, the state government on Friday said an investigation of the shrine's complex has found all its properties "intact".

Apr 28, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
Facebook bans transgender YouTuber for vocal criticism

Facebook bans transgender YouTuber for vocal criticism

Facebook has come under severe criticism for banning a US-born transgender YouTube personality for slamming social justice activists.

Feb 23, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of how social networking affecting children's behavior

Nowadays young generation's mood and behave is becoming a mystery for their parents, but what is the reason.

Sep 18, 2016, 00:21 AM IST
Facebook, Twitter boosts recall of past events: Study

Facebook, Twitter boosts recall of past events: Study

Posting personal experiences on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter could make those events much easier to recall, the first study to look at social media's effect on memory suggests.

Sep 08, 2016, 12:55 PM IST
Social networking sites prove to be haven for insecure narcissists

Social networking sites prove to be haven for insecure narcissists

These kind of sites provide an ideal environment for insecure narcissists to promote themselves and seek the admiration on a large scale.

Jul 08, 2016, 15:00 PM IST
Employees use social media to kill mental fatigue: Survey

Employees use social media to kill mental fatigue: Survey

Nearly 34 percent of the people surveyed said they use social media at work to take a mental break from their job, revealed a Pew Research Centre survey of 2,003 US adults.

Jun 23, 2016, 12:39 PM IST
Algeria blocks Facebook,Twitter to stop exam cheats

Algeria blocks Facebook,Twitter to stop exam cheats

Algerian authorities have temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to try to stop cheats posting high school exam papers online, state media reported on Sunday.

Jun 19, 2016, 19:12 PM IST

Google, Facebook, YouTube receive tax notices in Pakistan

Pakistan's Punjab government has served tax notices to social media networking websites Google and Facebook as well as video-sharing websites YouTube and Dailymotion, asking them to register by June 17 and pay for displaying Punjab-specific advertisements.

Jun 10, 2016, 19:14 PM IST

Youngsters at alcohol risk can be identified on social media

The strongest predictor of both drinking alcohol and posting about it on social media was espousing an alcohol identity -- meaning that the individuals considered drinking a part of who they are, said co-lead author Charee Thompson from Ohio University.

May 29, 2016, 09:06 AM IST
LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe

Hit by a massive data breach that put nearly 167 million users' passwords and personal information in the hands of hackers four years back, the popular career-oriented platform LinkedIn has finally came out with an explanation and steps it has taken to protect users.

May 27, 2016, 23:11 PM IST
Extremely social people more susceptible to online abuse

Extremely social people more susceptible to online abuse

Researchers found that adults with Williams syndrome - who are extremely social and trusting - use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are especially vulnerable to online victimisation.

May 20, 2016, 12:49 PM IST
Twitter to unveil refreshed timeline on March 3

Twitter to unveil refreshed timeline on March 3

The micro-blogging site Twitter is set to roll out a refreshed design to its timeline display on March 3. With this change, people can start embedding profiles, lists, collections and more with the new embedded timeline, VentureBeat reported.

Feb 26, 2016, 18:01 PM IST
NIA seeks assistance of social networking giants in tackling ISIS

NIA seeks assistance of social networking giants in tackling ISIS

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought the assistance of social networking giants like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, to identify the activities of the ISIS and its members promoting the ideology of the terror group.

Feb 09, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

Understanding people via `first-of-its-kind` Twitter study

Telling about people and their situations from only 140 characters may not seem easy, but a new first-of-its-kind study is using 20 million tweets to understand the real-world situations.

Nov 15, 2015, 00:13 AM IST
Check out: Facebook's new reaction emojis!

Check out: Facebook's new reaction emojis!

Recently, the CEO of the most popular social networking site Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg released a video showing the all new like button with a set of emojis along with the original “thumbs up” sign to help one express themselves better on a post.

Oct 09, 2015, 20:51 PM IST

UP Shiv Sena wing forms 'love trishul' to counter 'love jihad'

The state unit of Shiv Sena created a brigade - 'love trishul' - to counter 'love jihad' cases.

Oct 08, 2015, 22:39 PM IST
Whoa! Twitter claims it's bigger than Facebook

Whoa! Twitter claims it's bigger than Facebook

 With the Facebook user base touching 1.49 billion - or roughly 20 percent of the world's population - can any social networking site claim to be bigger than this? Well, Twitter does.

Sep 19, 2015, 17:35 PM IST
Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature?

Should Facebook, Twitter reconsider autoplay feature?

British MPs have urged social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to reconsider autoplaying videos following an incident where a US reporter along with her cameraman were shot to death while doing a live broadcast, a media report said Friday.

Aug 28, 2015, 15:52 PM IST
This is how Facebook decides what's trending

This is how Facebook decides what's trending

Ever wondered how Facebook determines what you see in your news feed every time you log in? The social networking site has actually devised different algorithms for it.

Aug 23, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

Google bids adieu to its social network Google Plus

Google is bidding adieu to Google Plus, an awkwardly named social network that the American search engine had launched four years ago hoping it would become a serious rival to Facebook.

Jul 28, 2015, 12:00 PM IST