Social Media

It happens again, Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account gets suspended for the second time

Last week, singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account was suspended for the posting some offensive and sexist remarks. The singer always used to …

Bollywood

WhatsApp to bring this Facebook feature on its platform

WhatsApp is reportedly going to bring a feature that is exclusive to Facebook, on its platform. The chat app could follow Facebook’s footsteps by …

Technology (India)

Top destinations and landmarks posted on Facebook and Twitter revealed as 'social tourists' travel world through friends' pictures

Millions of Brits are fulfilling their travel aspirations through friends' and family members' posts on Facebook, according to new research.<p>Four in …

Statue of Liberty

Modi Govt's 3rd anniversary drives 1.1 million conversations on Twitter

Not only does Prime Minister Narendra Modi own India’s most followed Twitter account with more than 30 million followers, the third anniversary of …

India

UK pubs enlist bots to fight against filter bubbles ahead of the UK election

British publishers are using Facebook Messenger bots as tools to arm voters against filter bubbles in the run-up to the general election on June …

Advertising Industry

Not because of trolls: Ram Gopal Varma BREAKS SILENCE on why he quit Twitter!

If the unstoppable Ram Gopal Varma has bid adieu to his favourite venting-ground, it isn't because he was daunted by trolls.Explaining his hasty …

Parineeti Chopra row: People on social media stand divided - some support her while others slam her!

Parineeti Chopra might not be in the country but she's sparked off a huge debate before flying off. Allegedly, Parineeti Chopra, while attending a …

Chinese app for lesbians shuts down, website and social media accounts also go offline

A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community …

China

Could social media be behind the drop in teenage pregnancies?

I remember when the UK had the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Europe and we were wringing our hands because all attempts to lower it failed.<p>Now …

Human Geography

7 things you should never do online

We all have bad habits, like biting our nails or drinking straight from the milk carton. While they’re bad form, they won’t steal your life savings. …

Wi-Fi

This newborn baby walking immediately after birth has stunned the Internet

Most babies take their first step when they are 9 or 12 months old, but a newborn somewhere in the world has shocked the netizens for its attempt to walk soon after its birth. The toddler's video, in which it is seen walking by holding the hands of a nurse on a bed, has taken the Internet by storm …

Babies

To my millennials

I ordered a movie about Abraham Lincoln the other night because one of his quotes literally touched my goddamn soul I swear.<p>Yes, that’s a true …

I Don't Care

Twitter Remembers Harambe A Year After Gorilla's Controversial Death

On the year anniversary of the controversial death of Harambe — the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden who was killed May 28, 2016 — …

Facebook slams proposed German 'anti-hate speech' social media law | Germany | DW | 29.05.2017

If German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has his way, platforms like Facebook will face fines for hosting illegal content. In a rare direct statement, …

Censorship

Dating via Twitter? Yes, it’s possible.

Ali Garland wasn’t expecting to meet her husband when she sent out an innocuous tweet in the summer of 2010. “I just bought a domain,” she wrote. “Now I just have to figure out how to set it up.”<p>Andrew Couch, a fellow travel blogger whom she followed on Twitter but had never interacted with, was …

Lifestyle

Rihanna, Lupita and a Netflix movie born on Tumblr

What started as a social media post is set to be a Netflix hit, but who gets the credit when memes turn into money?<p>When the internet influences mainstream cinema it usually ends up like the sure-to-be-awful <i>The Emoji Movie</i> or Spike Jonze’s chatbot romance <i>Her</i><i>,</i> a dramatic reimagining of what it would …

Police respond to social media criticism after punching armed teen during arrest

Police say a video of a violent arrest posted on social media shows officers arresting an armed teen who had robbed a pregnant woman.

Policing

Trump Is Back Bashing the Media on Twitter

President Trump, back from a nine-day overseas trip, wasted little time on Sunday morning turning his Twitter account back into a political weapon as …

Jared Kushner

US Navy's newest aircraft carrier clears round of sea trials

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Navy's newest aircraft carrier has completed another round of sea trials.<p>Local news media outlets report that the future USS …

U.S. Navy

Indie Game Emily Is Away Too Celebrates the Wild West of Early Social Media

Ah, the good old days of early 2000s internet, when you could easily share copyrighted music on YouTube, Facebook poking was still a thing, and …

James Comey

When Facebook is a total blast: Rare Mount St. Helens eruption photo gets new life on social media

Maybe we blew it by not spotting this photo a week ago, on the actual anniversary of the eruption of Washington’s Mount St. Helens, but social media …

Geology

Social media amplifies Indigenous voices, even if they don't always agree

The impacts of social media on national conversations about Indigenous affairs have been revolutionary in the past decade.<p>They have provided …

Social Justice

BBC partners with Twitter to live stream five general election specials

The BBC has partnered with Twitter to live stream five election specials as it looks to bring key moments around next month's general election to …

Elections

Miranda Kerr And Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Are Husband & Wife!

Congratulations to the happy couple!!!<p>After a fast, full romance, <b>Miranda Kerr</b> and <b>Snapchat</b> CEO <b>Evan Spiegel</b> tied the knot on Saturday afternoon in …

Evan Spiegel

Denver Post Writer Under Fire for Tweeting He Was ‘Very Uncomfortable’ With Japanese Driver’s Indy 500 Win

A <i>Denver Post</i> writer is facing Twitter backlash for a Tweet he sent after Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.<p>Following the victory by <b>Takuma Sato</b> of Japan in …

Motorsport

Facebook 'ban' of anti-Muslim slur sparks Myanmar outcry

Myanmar netizens were in uproar today after Facebook seemingly banned people from posting the word "kalar," often used as a slur against Muslims, at …

Technology (India)

Tasmanian skies turn technicolour as aurora australis arrives

Social media is again flooded with luminescent images of the aurora australis — or southern lights — turning the skies above Tasmania pink, purple …

Australia

Move fast, Zuckerberg, or hate will kill Facebook

With 1.3 million new posts every minute, it’s impossible for the company’s moderators to filter out all the nasty stuff<p>‘Move fast and break things”, was the exhortation that Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg originally issued to his developers. It’s a typical hacker’s mantra: while the tools and …

Censorship

Hackers Hide Cyberattacks in Social Media Posts

SAN FRANCISCO — It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn’t come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document.<p>A link, attached to a Twitter post put out by a robot account, promised a …

Cybersecurity

Uttar Pradesh: 14 men molest 2 women in Rampur, post video on social media

The accused filmed the whole incident on their mobile phones and circulated it over the past 15 days.<p>A group of 14 men molested two women in Uttar …

Uttar Pradesh