'More US citizens censoring their views on Facebook, Twitter'
'More US citizens censoring their views on Facebook, Twitter'

More and more US residents are censoring their views on Facebook and Twitter especially after the case of National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden and its repercussions, says Pew Research Centre here.

Facebook to scale down click-bait stories from users` newsfeed

Facebook has reportedly decided to scale down the number of so-called click-bait stories that appear high on people`s news feeds.

Facebook helps readers tell truth from fiction

Facebook said on Monday that it is testing a way to let members know when articles posted to the social network are tongue-in-cheek instead of hand-on-heart.

Facebook users not in awe of Messenger app

The newly launched Facebook Messenger app has received poor reviews from its users, with most criticising the popular social networking site for forcing them to download a separate app to access their messages.

Twitter unveils video ads

Twitter on Wednesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform.

New Facebook colour changing app virus affects 10,000 users

A new Facebook spam, allegedly offering users to change the colour scheme of their FB profile has resurfaced.

Facebook advertisements now cost more

Facebook advertising has become costlier but the social networking site has cut down on the number of advertisements, media reports said.

Facebook joins COAI as an associate member

GSM industry body COAI today said it has inducted social networking giant Facebook as an associate member of the association.

US woman sues Facebook over `revenge porn` images

A woman in the US has filed a $123 million case against social networking site Facebook for not deleting "revenge porn" images uploaded by her old friend.

Has Facebook made you a narcissist?

Do your friends think you have turned into a narcissist or less empathic towards others in recent times? Check your Facebook obsession.

Can you shun Facebook for 99 days?

What if you are asked to perform a different kind of fasting - to log out from Facebook for 99 days!

Lawmaker asks FTC to explore Facebook`s psych experiment

An angry lawmaker, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting them to fully explore the potential ramifications of Facebook`s experiment.

Ronit Roy off social networking

Actor Ronit Roy needs time to "rediscover" himself, and so he has decided to switch off from social networking for a while.

Facebook clarifies controversial `psychology experiment`

Facebook has clarified their act of `altering users` content` by saying that they care about the emotional impact of Facebook and the people that use the product.

Two youths arrested for posting girl`s obscene pictures on web

Two youths were arrested here for circulating fake obscene pictures of a girl on a social networking website, police said on Friday.

Narendra Modi surpasses White House in Twitter follower count

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the fifth most “followed” world leader on Twitter, on Wednesday overtook the White House in terms of number of followers on the social networking website.

Facebook snub can affect your self-esteem

Facebook users who do not get immediate feedback on the social networking site suffer from a lack of belonging, lower self-esteem and general despair, scientists say.

Facebook opens door to under-13s, but with parents` nod

Anyone under 13 years of age but wanting a Facebook account to connect with friends, would now be able to do so now but with parents` approval first.

Iranian hackers use fake Facebook accounts to spy on U.S., others

In an unprecedented, three-year cyber espionage campaign, Iranian hackers created false social networking accounts and a bogus news website to spy on military and political leaders in the United States, Israel and other countries, a cyber intelligence firm said on Thursday.

Twitter blocks `blasphemous` content on Pakistan`s request

Popular micro-blogging site Twitter has blocked several tweets and accounts in Pakistan after officials asked it to prohibit access to "blasphemous" and "unethical" content.