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Facebook to unveil new versions of Portal video chat devices this fall
Tue, Jun 11, 2019
Facebook Inc plans to release new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this fall, the company`s vice president of AR/VR Andrew Bosworth said.
This is how to stay safe from hackers! Know how to protect your money and privacy on social media
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
There are number of social media apps that ask for your private information. Some even check your smartphone RAM to know all your activities. Your privacy and your sensitive data is at risk.
MG Motors' buzz on Social Media
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
MG Motors' buzz on Social Media. 50 New Workshops & approx. 70 Showrooms to open soon. Watch this video to know more.
Want US visa? Now, you may have to provide social media account details
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Apart from social media history, visa applicants are now been asked for five years of previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation status. additionally, they are been asked that any of their family members have been involved in terrorist activities.
Stress leads to Facebook addiction: Study
Thu, May 30, 2019
While Facebook can act as a source of comfort during periods of stress, recent findings suggest that stressed users are at risk of developing a pathological dependence on such social media sites. As part of the study, the researchers evaluated the results from an online survey that had been taken by 309 Facebook users between the ages of 18 and 56. Findings of the study are published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. The researchers' questions helped deduce the stress level, as well as how much social support the participants received offline and online. Moreover, the users were asked how much time they spend on Facebook daily and how they feel if they can't be online. The higher the stress level, the deeper the engagement with Facebook "Our findings have shown that there is a positive relationship between the severity of daily stress, the intensity of Facebook engagement, and the tendency to develop a pathological addiction to the social networking site," concludes Julia Brailovskaia. At the same time, this effect is reduced if users receive support from family and friends in real life.
Reddit facing intermittent outage for some users
Tue, May 28, 2019
The social media behemoth notified users it was investigating an issue at 6.01 p.m. on Monday following reports of elevated error rates.
Instagram quietly overhauls IGTV interface to take on TikTok, Snapchat
Wed, May 22, 2019
The battle of the best between Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat continues to intensify. In its latest effort at keeping user interest alive, Facebook-owned Instagram has quietly redesigned IGTV's interface inside of the main app. The new design is more immersive and allows users to see the breadth of videos in IGTV instead of showing the horizontal scrolling interface that previously existed, TechCrunch reported. The redesigned IGTV now shows one central feed of algorithmically suggested videos based on user behaviour, instead of showing dedicated tabs, similar to how TikTok and Snapchat show content in their feed.
Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayada: Know how careful you should be on Social Media
Tue, May 14, 2019
In this segment of Aapki Khabar Aapka Fayada, Know how careful you should be on Social Media.
Cyber security decoded: 5 tips by experts to protect your bank, social media accounts and more
Tue, May 14, 2019
There have been various reports in past, where bank accounts are being hacked or mobile apps have leaked data of individuals or even hackers selling millions of people's identity on dark web.
De-duplication of Indian consumer data to complete by year-end: Mastercard
Mon, May 13, 2019
Global payments giant Mastercard has started to delete transactions data of Indian consumers from US-based servers, and saving the same in India, from this month and expects to complete the de-duplication exercise by this year-end, a top official said.
Instagram posts to be reviewed by Facebook fact-checkers
Wed, May 08, 2019
To curb the spread of false information, Facebook’s fact-checking exercise is now running on Instagram. According to Poynter, Instagram has started applying Facebook’s fact checks to keep false photos and memes under check on its platform. Instagram is also considering adding pop-up alerts when people search for anti-vaccine misinformation. To identify and reduce the distribution of false or misleading information or image, Instagram is using image recognition technology and automatic action to remove the false posts from explore tab and Hashtag result pages.
Twitter tests redesigned web layout: Reports
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
After running a limited, opt-in test programme in January, Twitter appears to be testing the redesigned look for its desktop version out in the open. As Cnet reports, the revamped version does not appear the same to everyone. Some will be able to see two columns instead of three, with a larger timeline on the left and the trending topics, who to follow, in the right. The other layout shows a third, static column that shows notifications and messages. Other new features include an option to change text size, dark mode, and an option to choose the latest tweets first.
Twitter now boasts 330 million monthly active users amidst 'healthy platform' plans
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Twitter's Q1 2019 earnings report is here and it seems the company's attempts at making it a healthier conversation platform are paying off.Twitter recorded average monetizable daily active usage (mDAU) for the quarter at 134 million, up 11 per cent year-over-year. The average monthly active users (MAU) in Q1 were recorded at 330 million, an increase of 9 million quarter-over-quarter, Twitter said in its report.
WhatsApp is most preferred messaging app among Indians despite fake news issue: Survey
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
WhatsApp has received 87 per cent acceptability over other messaging apps in the AudienceNet survey conducted in February 2019.
ShareChat takes down over 4 lakh posts
Thu, Apr 18, 2019
NASA wants to know how you see the planet on Earth Day
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
NASA is heading to celebrate Earth Day 2019 in a new way. The space agency has launched a new social media event to see how others see the Earth. As part of the #PictureEarth event on April 22, 2019, which marks Earth Day, NASA is inviting everyone to post a close-up photo of their favourite natural features of the planet, such as crashing waves, ancient trees, blooming flowers, or stunning sunsets.
Messenger may be finally coming back to Facebook
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
Messenger has been one of the troubled Facebook kids and it might be coming back home. The company has been spotted testing the return of Messenger in the main Facebook app. Security researcher Jane Manchun Wong posted screenshots of the upcoming integration in action. The new section, called ‘Chats’ appears to include only the basic chat functionalities. To give reactions, make a call, send photos, and more, you are still required to open the Messenger app, Fast Company reported.
Facebook will no longer send you birthday reminders for a deceased friend
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Facebook has had an option to turn a deceased person's profile into a memorial account. However, it continued to prompt friends of the person once a year, on the birthday. The slightly awkward and insensitive notification is about to change forever. In its official blog, Facebook detailed new updates to honour those who have passed away.
Britain tightens noose around social media, makes bosses personally liable for harmful content
Mon, Apr 08, 2019
The proposed regulations would see social media companies accept "duty of care" obligations that require them to identify and remove "online harms".
Political parties are resorting to social media for advertising
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
According to Google Transparency Report political parties are spending alot on political advertising over social media.