Tag: Social Media

The fault in our social media stars

The fault in our social media stars

Offlate, the world wide web has been infested with a new type of men. The type that attends ‘Pride Marches’, attends your local stand-up gigs, band performances or experimental theatre. It is easy to spot them. They are usually the ones who wear t-shirts with a huge ‘The future is[Read More…]

Instagram restores scrolling feature after users slam latest update

Instagram’s new feature extends help to struggle drug abuse

Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out a new “prompt feature” that would pop-up if users try to find substance abuse related recovery and treatment services or look to buy drugs illegally on the platform using certain hashtags such as “opioid”, the media has reported. “Instagram says people are using hashtags to[Read More…]

Don't upload animal sacrifice pictures on social media: TMC leader

‘Don’t upload animal sacrifice pictures on social media’

A Trinamool Congress parliamentarian on Sunday advised people to desist from uploading pictures of animal sacrifice on the social media on Eid-ul-Azha so that the sentiments of no community are hurt. Animals are sacrificed during Bakri Eid, slated to be celebrated on Wednesday. “I also call upon everybody not to walk the[Read More…]

Shah Faesal proposes Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

Article 35A like marriage deed, says IAS officer

Srinagar: Shah Faesal, an IAS officer whose recourse to social media attracted disciplinary action earlier, on Sunday compared Article 35A of the Constitution to a marriage deed or ‘nikahnama’. You repeal it and the relationship is over. Nothing will remain to be discussed afterwards, Faesal said. Responding to Faesal’s remarks,[Read More…]

Outgoing Facebook executive says he hired controversial PR firm

Facebook loses $120 billion in market value over slow growth

Facing global backlash over the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandal, Facebook stock nosedived 20 per cent — wiping over $120 billion off the company’s market value — after its revenue and user growth in the second quarter of 2018 fell short of investor expectations. The social media giant late on[Read More…]

Social media to be monitored for poll code violations: Telangana CEO

The bigotry of Indians and social media

A tweet by a man, Abhishek Mishra went viral on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. He claimed to have cancelled an Ola cab booking because the driver was a Muslim. In his tweet, he announced that he doesn’t want to give money to “Jihadi people”. As people raged against[Read More…]

US plans to seek visa applicants’ social media info

Washington: The US State Department has said that it plans to require all American visa applicants to submit their social media information. Applicants for immigrant and non-immigrant visas, under the proposal, would be required to provide “identifiers” they have used on various social media platforms in the previous five years,[Read More…]

Indian government requests for Facebook data rose 62% in 2017

Not our job to recruit journalists for content: Facebook

San Francisco: In a clear message to news publishers, a top Facebook executive has emphasised that it is not their job to recruit people from media organisations for the content on the social media platform. At the “Code Media 2018” conference in California organised by the famous tech portal ReCode, Facebook’s[Read More…]

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