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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

The new feature will allow users to get context on the source of a news article with a single click without leaving Facebook and its news feed.

Oct 06, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Read what happens to your Facebook, Twitter accounts when you die

Read what happens to your Facebook, Twitter accounts when you die

Ever given a thought on what happens to online social media accounts when one passes away?  

Apr 03, 2017, 23:34 PM IST
Facebook buys social media buzz tracker CrowdTangle

Facebook buys social media buzz tracker CrowdTangle

Facebook on Friday announced it has bought startup CrowdTangle, which specializes in tracking hot content on social networks for media agencies and others.

Nov 12, 2016, 02:33 AM IST
Facebook, Twitter join network to filter fake news stories

Facebook, Twitter join network to filter fake news stories

Facebook and Twitter have joined a network of more than 30 international media companies and organisations in an effort to filter out fake news stories and to improve the quality of information found online.
 

Sep 14, 2016, 13:55 PM IST

Modi government monitoring social networks to combat Islamic State threat

The government favours a "carrot and stick" approach to prevent the spread of the Islamic State. Highly placed sources in the home ministry say the security agencies are keeping a strict vigil on the social media activity of the "potential targets" of terror modules.

May 08, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

Cancer's 'social network' analysis offers hope for patients

A team of scientists has developed a computer model that applies techniques used to analyse social networks to identify new ways of treating cancer.

Dec 26, 2015, 10:23 AM IST

Social networks influence academic performance

Social networks influence academic performance among students, finds a new study.

Dec 10, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

How obesity spreads among members of social network!

Not just emotions but any information is "contagious" on social networks that can even trigger the spread of real-world human behaviour like smoking and obesity, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Nov 16, 2015, 18:16 PM IST
Indians check smartphones on waking up, before sleeping

Indians check smartphones on waking up, before sleeping

About 28 percent of smartphone owners in India look at their devices at least 11-25 times a day, while 22 percent check their phones at least 26-50 times a day, a study said on Monday.

Nov 09, 2015, 23:21 PM IST

Depression doesn't spread: Researchers

 A healthy mood spreads faster through social networks but depression does not, say researchers.

Aug 19, 2015, 17:17 PM IST
Traditional media skips half the news 'trending' on 'Twitter'

Traditional media skips half the news 'trending' on 'Twitter'

While we love to read the popular and spunky news on Twitter, it turns out that traditional media sources don't even cover half of it.

Aug 01, 2015, 15:53 PM IST
More Americans get news on social media: Survey

More Americans get news on social media: Survey

An increasing number of people in the US are turning to Twitter and Facebook for their daily dose of news and other information, says a survey.

Jul 15, 2015, 13:25 PM IST
When a selfie is not enough – India abuzz over `velfie` craze!

When a selfie is not enough – India abuzz over `velfie` craze!

Move over selfie, India is embracing the "velfie" with Bollywood stars, sporting heroes and even politicians taking and posting videos of themselves online using a range of new mobile apps.

Jul 06, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Twitter to forgo 140-character restriction for Direct Messages

You can also stop people you do not follow from sending you these new, extra-long DMs. You can do that by unchecking the "Receive Direct Messages from anyone" box in the Security and privacy sections in Twitter`s settings.

Jun 12, 2015, 14:56 PM IST
Smartphones boost US teens` connections: Survey

Smartphones boost US teens` connections: Survey

It`s not just your imagination: most American teenagers are online or on their smartphones every day, and many are almost continually connected.

Apr 09, 2015, 09:10 AM IST

Social media can train future athletes better

Modifying new media training to align with student-athletes habits and input will promote more positive and responsible usage of social networks, says a new study.

Mar 18, 2015, 15:18 PM IST
Is social media boon or bane for long-distance relationships?

Is social media boon or bane for long-distance relationships?

  A new study has indicated that social networking sites play an important role when it comes to maintaining long-distance romantic relationships.

Mar 12, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence: France

France appealed on Thursday for U.N. member states to work together on an international legal framework that would make social network providers share responsibility for the use of their platforms to spread messages promoting violence.

Jan 23, 2015, 04:02 AM IST

Smartphones may be causing 'netbrain'

About 11 per cent of British adults suffer from 'netbrain' - a disorder caused by overuse of the internet - and may show narcissism, distraction and fear of missing out, a new study has found.

Jan 12, 2015, 20:06 PM IST
The math of how decisions 'cascade' in social networks

The math of how decisions 'cascade' in social networks

A new research has revealed that math can shed light on spread of behaviors in online interactions.

Jan 12, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

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