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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.

Now, you can share new "Voice Tweets": Here's how

18 Jun 2020

Now, you can share new "Voice Tweets": Here's how

Continuing with its product-improvement plans, microblogging giant Twitter has announced a new 'voice tweeting' capability for its users.

Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads

17 Jun 2020

Now, Facebook will let users disable political ads

As Twitter continues its stringent policy to moderate and fact-check misleading political posts, including those by US President Donald Trump, Facebook is taking a different approach.

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

13 Jun 2020

ICC warns against contemporary methods of corrupt approaches

The International Cricket Council's Anti Corruption unit has stated that players could receive corrupt approaches through social media during lockdown.

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

12 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: All new features coming to WhatsApp

After launching dark mode and an enhanced 8-person limit for group calling, WhatsApp appears to be working on additional capabilities for its Android and iOS apps.

Now, Twitter will nudge you to read before retweeting

11 Jun 2020

Now, Twitter will nudge you to read before retweeting

Twitter is going to new heights to keep conversations healthy on its platform.

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

10 Jun 2020

Meet Michael Seibel, Reddit's first ever black board member

Reddit has named seed capital firm Y Combinator's CEO Michael Seibel as the first black member of its board.

#TechBytes: What are Twitter Fleets, how to use them?

10 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: What are Twitter Fleets, how to use them?

Microblogging giant Twitter has launched Fleets, its own version of Stories, in India.

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

07 Jun 2020

Your WhatsApp-linked number could show up in Google Search

Your WhatsApp-linked number, maybe even name and email address, could be leaking through Google Search.

#TechBytes: How to transfer Facebook photos, videos to Google Photos

07 Jun 2020

#TechBytes: How to transfer Facebook photos, videos to Google Photos

A few months ago, Facebook announced a tool to let select users port their photos/videos to Google Photos.

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

04 Jun 2020

Zuckerberg says allowing Trump's controversial posts was 'correct' decision

When Twitter moderated a few controversial tweets from US President Donald Trump, all eyes were on what Facebook, its counterpart, would do to deal with similar content on its own platform.

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

02 Jun 2020

Racism exists in cricket as well: Chris Gayle

West Indian opener Chris Gayle voiced his opinion on the 'racism' row as protests continue to escalate in United States, following George Floyd's death.

Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

29 May 2020

Fact-checking row: Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that aims to remove certain protections given to social media platforms.

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

28 May 2020

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.

Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

28 May 2020

Twitter CEO responds after employee targeted for fact-checking Trump

When Twitter took the audacious step of debunking 'potentially misleading' tweets by President Donald Trump, a wave of criticism ensued, targeting one single man - Yoel Roth, the Head of Site Integrity at Twitter.

In a first, Twitter flags Trump's tweets as 'potentially misleading'

27 May 2020

In a first, Twitter flags Trump's tweets as 'potentially misleading'

Twitter has been working aggressively towards flagging and removing misinformation around COVID-19 and the upcoming US Presidential elections.