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People know about you even if you aren't on Facebook
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
To reach this conclusion, the team of scientists gathered more than 30 million public posts on Twitter from 13,905 users.
OTET 2019: Paper leaked, goes viral on social media; Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test cancelled
Wed, Jan 16, 2019
The OTET question paper went viral on the social media while the first sitting of the test was underway between 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Dos and don'ts on social media: Draft rules rolled out by Government
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
"The instances of misuse of social media by criminals and anti-national elements have brought new challenges to the `Law Enforcement Agencies` (LEA)," the ministry said in a statement.
Shocking! Facebook users need $1000 to deactivate account for one year, reveals study
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
The researchers ran three actual auctions, including two samples of college students, a community sample, and an online sample.
Social networking sites operate for profit, need for proper control: Australian cybersecurity expert
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
There is need for proper control of services provided by social networking sites as their nature is to make profits and not improve the world, an Australian cybersecurity expert has warned, noting that countries such as China and Korea have taken steps to "stop bad things happening".
This WhatsApp scam offers 99 pct discount on Amazon! How to tell it's a fraud
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Ahead of Black Friday sales in the UK, there are many sale offers are doing the rounds. In the run up to the mega sale event in US, several Amazon scams have been circulating, and the latest one is making the rounds on WhatsApp, claiming to offer huge discounts on Amazon, said a report.
How to save mobile data on WhatsApp - step-by-step guide for Android, iOS
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Over 1.5 billion people use WhatsApp for messaging on a daily basis and around 200 million people are active on WhatsApp in India.
'96% sellers on social media platforms credit digital payments for their success'
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Selling products on social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, among others - has not only enabled growth for domestic small sellers but has also improved the financial health with 66 per cent merchants using social commerce to access a global consumer base, digital payment solutions provider Paypal said in its survey.
Fake medical content on social media unhealthy for India: IMA
Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Indian Medical Association has expressed its concern on the matter and says that it will ask the government and social media companies to take appropriate steps to stop the circulation of fake medical content on the platform. "Government should pay attention to the issue and we will request the government and social media platforms to have a control on these messages are stopping people from getting a treatment of their problems", says Dr RN Tandon, Secretary-General, IMA.
WhatsApp update: This messenger is fooling government, say these experts
Fri, Jul 06, 2018
In its reply to the government, WhatsApp has also said that it will start a dialogue with academic experts of India to understand the reason that helps in spreading fake messages and rumours. It will try to find out the feature that should be included in its product to stop its users from spreading fake information. But experts say that the initiatives of the messaging platform add up to nothing and the government should be more stringent to stop such incidents.
Social media's powerful 'silent majority' moves Bitcoin prices: Study
Tue, Jun 26, 2018
The study shows that periods of increasingly positive social media commentary do significantly influence the rising price of Bitcoin. However, the it is the silent majority, not the vocal minority, that who moves these prices, researchers found.
Social media impact: Indian Railways wakes up to travellers’ Diva woes
Tue, Jun 19, 2018
Over the past several months, the travellers and passenger associations have been tweeting and posting about the delays in the Rs 440 crore project. According to the grievances posted, people are exasperated because of the delays and people dying on tracks, either due to crowded trains or while crossing the tracks.
Not our job to recruit journalists for content: Facebook
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Facebook hired former NBC and CNN anchor Brown to lead its news partnership team last year.
Snapchat users will soon be able to share stories outside the app
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
Currently, any image or story shared on Snapchat stays online for just 24 hours.
Facebook to prioritise 'trustworthy' news based on surveys
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
Facebook Inc will prioritise "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul
Fri, Jan 12, 2018
Zuckerberg said on Thursday the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands.
Online maturity of Indian Internet users vary
Tue, Jan 02, 2018
A majority of the Indian internet population is already using some services online, said a report.
Sebi orders Axis Bank to probe results leak, beef up systems
Wed, Dec 27, 2017
Axis Bank has to complete the inquiry within three months and file a report to Sebi within seven days thereafter, the regulator said, after it found that the company's results for the April-June 2017 quarter were "either identical or matched closely with the figures" that were in circulation on WhatsApp prior to an official announcement.
Twitter to tell when local law demands blocking content, account
Fri, Dec 22, 2017
To shine light on government requests, Twitter launched its "Transparency Report" back in 2012 and later that year, it announced the "Country Withheld Content" (CWC) tool, which the microblogging site uses to transparently handle global legal requests to remove content from Twitter.
WhatsApp update allows Apple iPhone users to play YouTube videos
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to message and for call purposes.