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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?  

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

Social networks influence academic performance

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

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.

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.

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.

Google buys travel guide app startup Jetpac

Google confirmed it has bought the startup behind a Jetpac mobile application that creates insightful travel guides by analyzing pictures from social networks such as Instagram.

India rides high on IT quotient: Survey

According to PwC's Digital IQ Survey, Indian companies are investing heavily in SMAC with a vision to drive business growth and combat the changing economic and market structures.

Updating Facebook status may make you feel less lonely

College students who posted more status updates on the social networking site than they normally did felt less lonely over the course of a week, even if no one "Liked" or commented on their posts, researchers found.