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Twitter Spaces arrives on Android before its inspiration Clubhouse

03 Mar 2021

Twitter Spaces arrives on Android before its inspiration Clubhouse

Twitter's Clubhouse copy Spaces is now available on Android. With that, the microblogging platform has brought the novel audio-based take on social media interaction to non-Apple users. The feature was restricted to iOS until now, just like Clubhouse.

Twitter's 'Super Follow' will allow users to charge their followers

26 Feb 2021

Twitter's 'Super Follow' will allow users to charge their followers

Twitter announced significant new features dealing with user monetization and community-focused content.

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

25 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

Facebook banned pages belonging to the YPG (translated: People's Protection Units) at the behest of Turkey, according to a latest exposé by ProPublica.

Government releases rules for social media, OTT platforms; details here

25 Feb 2021

Government releases rules for social media, OTT platforms; details here

The Centre on Thursday released a set of new guidelines to regulate digital content.

Facebook pledges $1 billion to news industry after Australian standoff

25 Feb 2021

Facebook pledges $1 billion to news industry after Australian standoff

The Australian news media code has caused great upheaval in the social media space. After Facebook's recent shutdown of news feed in the country and quick reversal, the social media giant has pledged to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry".

ASCI drafts promotional content guidelines for social media influencers

24 Feb 2021

ASCI drafts promotional content guidelines for social media influencers

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has issued a set of draft guidelines that directs influencers to prominently label content that promotes products and services on social media.

Facebook reverses Australian news ban following amendments to media code

23 Feb 2021

Facebook reverses Australian news ban following amendments to media code

Facebook has walked back the uncompromising and abrupt total ban it had imposed on sharing Australian news sites. The bold move had blocked Facebook's Australian users from viewing and sharing news.

NewsBytes Briefing: Myanmar joins Trump in naughty corner, and more

22 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Myanmar joins Trump in naughty corner, and more

After getting rid of former US President Donald Trump, Facebook has turned its ban hammer on foreign governments. Its latest victim is the Myanmar military establishment, which has joined Trump in Facebook jail.

All you should know about new social media platform Clubhouse

21 Feb 2021

All you should know about new social media platform Clubhouse

Clubhouse is an audio-based social networking app that allows people to participate in discussions on diverse topics of interest. They can also listen in on conversations between eminent individuals in real time by joining chat rooms.

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news content

18 Feb 2021

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news content

Facebook has chosen to play hardball with Australian authorities by refusing to buckle under the pressure of implementing the country's contentious news media code. The social media platform has blocked its Australian users from viewing and sharing news.

Twitter rolls out voice DM feature for users in India

17 Feb 2021

Twitter rolls out voice DM feature for users in India

Twitter has started rolling out the voice-based direct messages (DMs) for select users in India. This allows users to send voice messages as DMs, with the length being capped at 140 seconds, just like the original character limit.

Ronaldo becomes first person to amass 500mn social media followers

13 Feb 2021

Ronaldo becomes first person to amass 500mn social media followers

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reached yet another milestone by becoming the first person ever to have 500 million followers across social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Government readies draft rules to regulate social media

12 Feb 2021

Government readies draft rules to regulate social media

As it remains locked in an intense face-off with Twitter, the Indian government has prepared draft rules to regulate social media, OTT (Over The Top) platforms, as well as news-related websites.

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

16 Jan 2021

BSB splitting? Bandmates Brian, Kevin's political disagreement fuels rift rumors

Brian Littrell, one part of the most popular pop boy band of the '90s, Backstreet Boys, has earned himself a controversy.

Seeing others' social media posts can affect your work performance

14 Dec 2020

Seeing others' social media posts can affect your work performance

Researchers have confirmed what many of us anticipated — the fear of missing out (or FOMO in colloquial language) after seeing social media posts of others is real. It is prominent to the extent that it adversely affects your job performance.

Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes

10 Oct 2020

Now, Twitter will nudge you to retweet with quotes

In the run-up to the US Presidential election on November 3, social media giants are doubling down to prevent abuse of their platforms.

Instagram gets interesting new features on its 10th birthday

06 Oct 2020

Instagram gets interesting new features on its 10th birthday

Instagram, the popular photo-sharing platform under the umbrella of Facebook, has turned 10 years old.

#CoupleChallenge: What is it and why you should be careful?

27 Sep 2020

#CoupleChallenge: What is it and why you should be careful?

The latest trend to fascinate the netizens is the Couple Challenge, wherein people are participating to celebrate their relationships online through various social media platforms.

'The Social Dilemma': Brutal, horrifying facts for social media junkies

20 Sep 2020

'The Social Dilemma': Brutal, horrifying facts for social media junkies

How do you start talking about an invisible force that drives you from morning to night without you knowing?

Madonna to direct her biopic, co-write with Diablo Cody

17 Sep 2020

Madonna to direct her biopic, co-write with Diablo Cody

The indisputable Queen of Pop, Madonna, is making and co-writing her biopic.

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

17 Sep 2020

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.

Chris Evans turns over asset goof-up smartly, harps on voting

16 Sep 2020

Chris Evans turns over asset goof-up smartly, harps on voting

These are the times when Chris Evans probably wished his fans stayed less active online.

JK Rowling's book 'Troubled Blood' slammed for 'hurting' trans community

15 Sep 2020

JK Rowling's book 'Troubled Blood' slammed for 'hurting' trans community

Celebrity author JK Rowling has got embroiled in another controversy, this time surrounding the content of one of her latest books.

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

15 Sep 2020

Facebook launches new 'Climate Science Information Center': Details here

In a bid to help make planet Earth a greener and less polluted place to live, Facebook has announced a new 'Climate Science Information Center' for its main app.

#ThereIsHelp: Twitter launches search prompt to prevent suicides, self harm

10 Sep 2020

#ThereIsHelp: Twitter launches search prompt to prevent suicides, self harm

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die by suicide.

#LeakAlert: Data of 235 million TikTok, Instagram, YouTube users exposed

22 Aug 2020

#LeakAlert: Data of 235 million TikTok, Instagram, YouTube users exposed

As many as 235 million users of leading video services TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube have been hit by a data leak.

After Reels, Facebook testing another TikTok-like video format in India

16 Aug 2020

After Reels, Facebook testing another TikTok-like video format in India

As TikTok struggles to hold its ground in global markets, Facebook is going a full-on assault mode to take its place.

Instagram's servers kept private photos and DMs long after deletion

14 Aug 2020

Instagram's servers kept private photos and DMs long after deletion

Despite doing a good job at distancing itself from Facebook and its privacy-related debacles, Instagram keeps running into occasional minor issues.

Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here

12 Aug 2020

Facebook Lite is shutting down on iOS: Details here

In an unexpected move, social media giant Facebook is sunsetting the Lite version of its main mobile application.

Indian teenage entrepreneur ProSingh is growing exponentially

12 Aug 2020

Indian teenage entrepreneur ProSingh is growing exponentially

Parwinder Singh aka "ProSingh" is a social media influencer, writer, and businessman.

Facebook's E.gg is bringing back creativity of the 'early internet'

01 Aug 2020

Facebook's E.gg is bringing back creativity of the 'early internet'

Back in the 90s, surfing the web was all about websites with flashy texts, GIFs, and images.

Examplad Media: One of the fastest growing digital marketing companies

29 Jul 2020

Examplad Media: One of the fastest growing digital marketing companies

From small businesses to multi-billion-dollar conglomerates, almost every organization today relies on digital marketing at some level.

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

23 Jul 2020

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

Last week's massive Twitter hack left more than 100 high-profile accounts, including those of business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, compromised.

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

30 Jun 2020

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

30 Jun 2020

Acting against hate speech, Reddit bans pro-Trump subreddit

As Facebook continues to reel from a massive advertisers' protest against its mishandling of racism, violence, and hate speech, Reddit, which has long been criticized over these issues, has started taking corrective measures.

Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads

29 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola to Unilever, these big brands are boycotting Facebook ads

Facebook is heavily reliant on a revenue model where it shows personalized ads from brands and generates money from the businesses for providing ad space and the resulting traction.

Now, Facebook will warn you about old news articles

26 Jun 2020

Now, Facebook will warn you about old news articles

Credibility and timeliness are the two most important aspects of online news consumption; they define what people perceive of different matters, events.

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

24 Jun 2020

WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.

Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake

19 Jun 2020

Twitter labels Trump's video attacking 'fake news' as fake

Continuing its stringent content moderation practices, Twitter has fact-checked a video tweeted by US President Donald Trump and labeled the same as 'manipulated media'.

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

19 Jun 2020

Twitter's audio tweets have a major accessibility issue: Details here

A day ago, Twitter announced audio tweets as a way to let users share their personal thoughts and experiences in their own voice.