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Chinese activists, scribes jumping firewall to use Twitter

Thursday, 05 November 2015 12:00
Washington: The booking of the micro-blogging site Twitter in China has not deterred people from the influential quarters to jump the firewall and other content restrictions and use the platform to reach out to the world, researchers from Harvard University…

With 1.55 bn users, Facebook's earnings rise in third quarter

Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:31
Washington: Buoyed by its mobile-advertising efforts, the social networking site Facebook has posted 11.3 percent profit in its third quarter results - at $4.5 billion in revenue from $4.04 billion last quarter with a significant increase in the number of…

Order bouquet, arrange dinner with Facebook's AI assistant

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 16:02
London: Facebook recently began limited testing of an online personal assistant, called 'M' that uses a combination of human workers and software to answer questions and carry out tasks like ordering food or flowers for a friend, Daily Mail reported."M…

Snapchat users happier than Facebook loyalists

Monday, 02 November 2015 13:58
New York: Snapchat gives a better communication experience and is linked to more social enjoyment and positive mood than Facebook or other social media, according to a study by the University of Michigan.Snapchat is a mobile application known as a…

Why are Facebook workers ditching iPhones?

Saturday, 31 October 2015 15:56
New York: A large number of Facebook employees are shunning their iPhones and switching to Android devices. And they are doing it - not necessarily willingly - under strict instructions from chief product officer Chris Cox!"I am mandating a switch…

Facebook tweaks its contentious 'real name' policy

Saturday, 31 October 2015 15:50
New York: Facebook has said it is modifying its "real name" policy after this came under criticism from several activist groups.The company's "real name" policy requires users go by their authentic name when on the social network rather than a…

Facebook may soon allow blocking game invites

Thursday, 29 October 2015 17:01
New Delhi: Fed up of the annoying Candy Crush saga requests? Good news for you, as Facebook may soon let users block those unwanted game requests.At a Townhall-style question-and-answer session at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, Facebook…

Facebook launches 'Instant Articles' to iPhone users

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 14:54
New York: If you use Facebook on iPhone, you can now read thousands of Instant Articles every day in your News Feed, the company announced.Instant Articles are simply articles already in your Facebook News Feed, made faster and richer.Users will…

Only three percent Facebook content is promoted: Study

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 14:45
New York: How much, do you think, of all your Facebook News Feed is advertising? Well, only three percent, says a new study by social media analytical company Socialbakers.Looking at more than 900 users during August and September, Socialbakers said…

An emotional you will make Facebook richer

Friday, 16 October 2015 16:08
London: Why do we feel like sharing everything related to our life on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter? It is perhaps because we feel an emotional connect.Getting users to feel strong emotions and empathise with one another…