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Koo adds 'Talk to Type' feature with support for regional Indian languages

May 04, 2021 3:59 pm

Koo has now announced the launch of its “Talk to Type” feature, which is available in various Indian languages including Hindi, Kannada, and Bengali among others.

How can health professionals and the media cut the clutter of false facts around COVID-19?

May 01, 2021 8:12 pm

The first pandemic in the age of social media has thrown up the challenge of a glut of unverified information about the virus and the disease

How to keep kids safe from the dark side of the web

April 29, 2021 2:22 pm

Social media addiction has reached every household and parents are reaching out to mental health professionals for help. It will be good to consider a couple of case studies, followed by tips to regulate a child’s behaviour with respect to social media usage.

'Misinformation on Covid’: IT Min asks social media cos to remove more posts

April 26, 2021 6:02 am

Apart from Twitter and Facebook, some Instagram users also complained that their accounts had been barred from receiving direct messages or posting leads about the availability of hospitals, oxygen, beds, medicines and other medical essentials.

Beds to cylinders, people lend a hand on social media

April 25, 2021 1:21 am

Many groups, previously engaged with blood donation, have also stepped up to the task. From fulfilling plasma needs, these volunteers are now working on getting ventilators, oxygen cylinders, hospitals beds and medicines.

Why it’s time to veer towards an Open Web

April 21, 2021 7:26 pm

Shivam Srivastava, Vice President, Monetisation at Firework India explains the importance of an Open Web that is made by and for all its users.

Separated for months due to pandemic, here's how an elderly couple had a happy reunion

April 16, 2021 1:14 pm

ordon and Mary Davis had been separated after they both fell it. However, when a room became available at Baily House Care Home in Mansfield, the staff brought the couple back together.

Gujarat: Show-cause notice to teacher for social media post terming govt decision ‘Tughlaki’

April 05, 2021 12:17 am

The Director Primary Education’s office on Saturday issued the notice under the Gujarat State Service (Conduct) Rules, 1971, to Vijay S Chaudhary, a teacher at government-run Vallabhnagar Primary School at Radhanpur in Patan district.

Kolkata man starts social network to bring amateur writers together

March 30, 2021 9:29 am

Kolkata-based Arighna Maity has developed the Jiya app, a platform that gives budding writers a common platform to write stories, poems, quotes and share them with their readers.

Larger question is if some abusing social media to defame India, promote secessionism: Prasad

March 19, 2021 1:52 am

Prasad said that it was a “larger question” to be considered whether “some people abuse social media internationally to defame India, to promote secessionism”.

SOCIAL MEDIA VIDEOS

The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Film fraternity welcomes Sanju Baba with open arms

February 26, 2016 7:09 am

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): Celebrating Sanjay Dutt's release, Bollywood celebrities welcomed Dutt with open arms. Apart from celebs wishing the actor on social media, many of them, including Sophie Choudry, Shakti Kapoor and R. Madhavan, visited actor's residence to welcome him. Dutt's family and friends, including wife Manyata Dutt and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, were present outside the Yerwada jail in Pune to receive him on Thursday morning. Dutt was arrested for possessing a prohibited weapon AK 56 rifle under the Arms Act, in the Mumbai serial bomb blast case. Expressing his happiness, actor Shakti Kapoor said he met Dutt and could see drastic change in his behaviour. He further said Sanjay is a versatile actor and he will surely help him in whichever way he needs it.