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Saturday, December 14, 2019



Twitter sets up a new team to develop a new decentralised standard for social media

December 11, 2019 9:41 pm

Twitter wants team bluesky to either find an existing decentralised standard they can help move forward or to create one from scratch.

PM Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha victory message is India's 'Golden Tweet' of the year

December 13, 2019 3:53 pm

Twitter India Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Golden Tweet' was retweeted over 1,17,300 times and liked over 4,20,600 times.

Twitter permanently suspends accounts of Ilhan Omar’s potential challenger

December 01, 2019 1:09 pm

The personal and campaign Twitter accounts for Danielle Stella, who is running for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, which elected Ilhan Omar in 2018, were permanently suspended for “repeated violations” of the platform’s rules.

House panel calls Twitter, Facebook to discuss women’s cyber safety

December 01, 2019 2:33 am

The issue of cyber safety and security for women will be discussed in the next meeting of the committee, and representatives of Twitter and Facebook group including WhatsApp and Instagram will be present, it was learnt.

Twitter to delete accounts inactive and free usernames starting Dec 11

November 27, 2019 5:38 pm

Twitter is set to purge the accounts of inactive accounts that have not been logged in for at least six months. Here is how you can save your account.

Twitter to allow 2FA without using phone number: What it means and how it works

November 26, 2019 1:46 pm

Twitter announced that there is no longer the need to register your phone number with Twitter to enable the two-factor authentication for secure login.

Twitter testing ability to schedule tweets via web app

November 22, 2019 3:55 pm

Twitter is testing the ability to schedule tweets via Twitter on the web. As of now, Twitter is experimenting with the feature and those who have signed up for beta should be able to access it.

Facebook, Google, Twitter, TikTok — How social media platforms handle political ads

November 21, 2019 11:09 am

Online platforms face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.

Can governments control social media? Or can users?

November 19, 2019 5:12 pm

There is a need for cooperative responsibility in the realisation of public values in societal sectors, centered on online platforms.

'Need my sanity intact': Congress spokesperson Khushbu quits Twitter

November 13, 2019 5:20 pm

This is not the first time that Khushbu has quit Twitter. In 2017, Khushbu had said she was quitting Twitter and had urged Twitterati to "use the platform to build the nation and not to divide" and had asked users to "keep hate and vengeance out".


Kenyan woman becomes Internet sensation after editing herself into holiday photos

March 27, 2016 12:41 pm

Sevelyn Gat, a girl from Kenya, who could not afford a trip to Asia, photoshopped herself into photos downloaded from Facebook, and the result is hilarious.

Apple vs FBI: Here's everything that has happened so far

March 01, 2016 10:31 am

Apple is engaged in a battle with the FBI over a court order to unlock an iPhone 5c. Here’s a look at the whole stand-off between Apple and the FBI.

Apple vs FBI: Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants back Tim Cook

February 29, 2016 12:31 pm

Apple's refusal to unlock iPhone 5c of one of the San Bernardino shooters, has been backed by many tech companies in the industry.


Timeline: The story of Me Too started in 1997

October 17, 2018 8:35 pm

#MeToo is a year old but the tag ‘Me Too’ dates back to 1997.

Here is what Sonam Kapoor not afraid of

February 16, 2016 10:44 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Sonam Kapoor, who started “fearvsneerja” campaign on social media for her upcoming biopic film ‘Neerja’, is a getting an overwhelming response from the Bollywood stars. The campaign is getting a hit on social media after several Bollywood celebs shared what they are afraid of in their short videos. Celebs like Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone, Lisa Ray, Athiya Shetty and Ayushmann Khurrana among few others have taken forward the social media campaign till now. Sonam Kapoor’s Dubsmash from ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ had earlier gone viral on the micro blogging site amongst the Bollywood brigade and the commoners as well. ‘Neerja’ directed by renowned ad man Ram Madhvani, will hit the theatres onFebruary 19.

Rajnath relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle: Prakash Karat

February 15, 2016 9:35 am

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. Taking potshots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU incident was supported by Hafiz Saeed, he said that Home Minister relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle. He further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of 'anti-national' on them. Karat added that they are prepared to face everything and are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something.

Kamal Haasan makes grand debut on Twitter

January 27, 2016 12:03 pm

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): 'Joining the league of several actors, noted Indian actor Kamal Haasan made a grand entry on Twitter on the occasion of Republic Day. The south superstar's first tweet was a video of the rendition of the National Anthem in his voice. Kamal Haasan captioned the video as, "India's freedom struggle remains unique even today. Respecting it is d only way to keep it and set new world standards." The actor's account which was verified within a few hours of his first tweet got over 30,000 followers in 24 hours. Kamal Haasan's elder daughter Shruti Haasan also welcomed the actor on the micro blogging site by citing him as his "most favourite person". The actor, who has won several accolades throughout his career, is one of the popular and biggest stars of cinema in south India.