Tag: , , , , , ,

YouTube to roll out new music service

YouTube to roll out new music service

YouTube is rolling out a new service “YouTube Music” on May 22 to seperate the music and film components on the Google-owned video sharing platform. “You Tube Music” is a mobile app and desktop player with multiple playlists, official albums and artists to prevent users from jumping back and forth between multiple apps and YouTube, the company said

Delhi HC social media Kathua rape case

Delhi HC issues notice to Google, FB for revealing identity of rape victim

 Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites after their Indian subsidiaries informed the court that they are not concerned entity to reply to court’s notice on disclosing the identity of Kathua victim. The Court will again hear the matter on May 29. Earlier the Delhi High Court had slapped a fine of Rs. 10 lakhs

Facebook can make older adults feel less lonely: Study

Facebook can make older adults feel less lonely: Study

NEW YORK: If your grandparents are struggling with isolation, showing them how to use Facebook may help as researchers, including one of Indianorigin, have found that social networking sites offer tools and activities that may help older adults feel more empowered and less lonely.Facebook and similar social networking sites could play a critical role in

Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump

Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump

GENEVA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is far ahead of other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook, according to a new study which said 43.2 million people follow the Indian premier on the social media platform.Trump, who rules the other social media platform Twitter, is in second place

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks

Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on social networks LONDON: Warm, sunny days trigger happier posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter while cold, wet and humid surroundings generally spoil the mood, leading to less frequent social media outings, an interesting research has revealed.Based on the analysis of billions of Twitter and Facebook posts, the team

Facebook introduces ‘Sleep Mode’ for parents in Messenger Kids

Facebook introduces ‘Sleep Mode’ for parents in Messenger Kids. In an effort to give more control to parents, Facebook has launched a Sleep Mode in its Messenger Kids that will allow parents to set predetermined “off times” for the app on a child’s device. When the app is in Sleep Mode, kids cannot send or

Facebook data leak: 5.62 lakh people potentially affected in India

Facebook data leak: 5.62 lakh people potentially affected in India

NEW DELHI: US-based social media giant Facebook on Thursday admitted that nearly 5.62 lakh people in India were “potentially affected” by its global data breach involving Cambridge Analytica, and asserted that the UK-based firm’s use of such data did not have its consent. In response to the Indian government on the data breach scandal, Facebook

Farhan Akhtar delete Facebook Twitter

Farhan Akhtar ‘permanently’ deletes Facebook account

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has ‘permanently‘ quit social networking site Facebook. The move, it seems, follows the shocking reports of Facebook’s data breach.Without mentioning the reason, the ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag‘ star took to Twitter to inform his fans and followers about his decision. “Good morning. This is to inform you all that I have permanently deleted my

Facebook apologises for 'mistakes' with user data

Facebook apologises for ‘mistakes’ with user data

Washington – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday apologised for a ‘major breach of trust’ with its users and vowed to take steps to protect their data, as the social media giant faced heat by a massive scandal over data siphoned by a data mining firm with ties to the 2016 Trump campaign. Seeking to quell

Modest Facebook use can aid happiness in autistic adults

Modest Facebook use can aid happiness in autistic adults. According to a study, moderate Facebook use promotes happiness in adults with autism spectrum disorder. The researchers propose that that ability to interact with others on Facebook, instead of in more challenging face-to-face interactions may help protect these individuals against mental health issues associated with ASD

Aamir Khan bollywood superstar

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan makes Instagram debut on 53rd b’day

Superstar Aamir Khan has a special gift for his fans on the occasion of his 53rd birthday. ‘Dangal‘ star, who currently enjoys massive  social media following through  Facebook and Twitter, on Tuesday, joined the Instagram family. Even without a single post, Aamir, within a few hours, managed to rake in over 234k followers on the photo sharing app. Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood has over 23

Facebook launch smart home speakers in July

Facebook to launch smart home speakers in July: Report

Facebook launch smart home speakers in July: Taking on Amazon, Google and Apple, Facebook is now set to officially roll out two smart home speakers in 2018.According to a report in Taipai-based website Digitimes, the two models — Aloha and Fiona with 15-inch touchscreens — will be launched around July.”Supply chain sources said that Facebook

Facebook starts testing downvote button

Facebook starts testing downvote button

Facebook starts testing downvote button: Facebook is testing a feature that lets users register a negative reaction to comments on the social network platform but it is not the “dislike” button users have long desired.Clicking the downvote button hides the comment for the user who taps it, then asks them to say whether the comment was

Facebook may soon tell if you are rich or poor

Facebook may soon tell if you are rich or poor

Facebook has filed a patent application for a technology that will automatically detect the users’ socio-economic status and segregate them in one of three classes — working class, middle class or upper class.According to the patent, the social media giant wants to build a system that collects users’ personal data, such as education, homeownership and

Instagram launches new features

Instagram launches new features for ‘Stories’

Instagram launches new features: In a bid to empower users and advertisers, Facebook-owned Instagram on Friday launched “Type Mode” and “Carousel Ads” for “Stories” With “Type Mode,” users can now share text with different styles and backgrounds. The “Carousel Ads” feature allows advertisers to have up to three pieces of media per “Stories” ad, as before

Facebook AI team teaching chatbots how to talk like humans

Facebook AI team teaching chatbots how to talk like humans

Facebook Artificial Intelligence Researchers (FAIR) have tested a new approach that teaches bots how to chit-chat like humans. The team used a special 164,000-utterance data set titled “Persona-Chat” to teach its AI to look for patterns.”Persona-Chat” consists of more than 160,000 lines of dialogue, sourced from workers found on Amazon’s “Mechanical Turk” marketplace, The Verge

Facebook realises Internet can harm democracy

Facebook realises Internet can harm democracy

Facebook, which is striving hard to make its platform sanitised from fake news and echo chambers, has realised that it can’t guarantee that social media is not harmful to democracy.In a blog post, Product Manager Samidh Chakrabarti said on Tuesday that he is not blind to the damage that the Internet can do to even

Facebook to prioritize ‘high quality’, trustworthy news, Zuckerberg says

Facebook will begin to prioritize “trustworthy” news outlets on its stream of social media posts as it works to combat “sensationalism” and “misinformation”, its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said on Friday. The company, which has more than 2 billion monthly users, said it would use surveys to determine rankings on how trustworthy news outlets are.

Social Media

Related Gallery

You may also like