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Facebook tweaks News Feed algorithm to prevent clickbait headlines

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Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has announced an update to its News Feed to reduce clickbait headlines and ensure users get the most relevant stories. This is not the first time the company is acting against clickbait headlines. In August 2014, the company had announced two updates to its News...

Anonymous hacks Samajwadi Party’s website to protest its demand to shut down social networking sites

Hackers group Anonymous are at it again. And their latest victim is Samajwadi Party, which rules Uttar Pradesh. Late last week, the group took down the party’s official website and then tweeted about the same (see pic below). The site is up and running as of now. The group has also cited the reaso...

20 August, 2012 | More »

Social networking grabs lion’s share of time spent online in India, followed by Google, Yahoo sites: comScore study

Google sites remain the top destination for Indian Internet surfers, followed by Facebook and Yahoo sites as per a study released by web research firm comScore. In a latest study, the firm reveals the most visited sites and average time spent by the visitors. As per the study, Google sites reached a...

20 August, 2012 | More »

A click away from breaking the law

For employers, the temptation to check up on a candidate on their social networking websites is often too hard to resist – even if the information might prove misleading, or worse, give grounds for a discrimination claim. The use by headhunters, recruitment agencies and human resources departments...

29 June, 2012 | More »

Twitter Introduces Revamped Version: What’s New?

Social networking and micro-blogging site Twitter has revamped itself. The changes are applicable to both Twitter.com as well as the mobile site. TweetDeck has also been updated so that it is consistent with the revamped version. Let’s have a look at what has changed. For Users Embedding a Tweet: ...

9 December, 2011 | More »

New ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ To Help Candidates Reach Potential Employer

The professional network on the Internet, LinkedIn has launched a new plug-in, ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ that enables job seekers to submit their LinkedIn profile for job opportunities on an employer’s website. By clicking the new ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ button on a company’s website, job seek...

26 July, 2011 | More »

BigAdda Closes Social Network; Shifts To E-Commerce Model

With the Goliaths of virtual world locking their horns in a war of supremacy for global social networking services (read: Google and Facebook) some regional players seem to be ready to change track rather than fight their own battle. One of India’s largest media and entertainment companies Rel...

4 July, 2011 | More »

Kotick In Final Talks To Buy Out Myspace

An investor group including Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick is in final talks to take a controlling stake in News Corp’s social network site Myspace, according to three people familiar with the matter. Kotick’s involvement is personal and nothing to do with Activ...

10 June, 2011 | More »

Social Network WAYN.com May Set Up Base In India

After dating site Ignighter shifted its focus to India, it is now the turn of WAYN.com (WAYN stands for Where are you now), a London-based social networking site. WAYN is considering setting up an office in the subcontinent. WAYN.com is a travel and lifestyle social networking site which allows the ...

31 May, 2011 | More »


Spatial Ideas Marries Maps With Facebook, Twitter To Create LocoBuzz

Vishal Agarwal is on a high after attending the Echelon 2011 Satellite event for startups held in Singapore. His was the only Indian company to be selected out of 40 startups across the globe. Agarwal runs the Mumbai-based Spatial Ideas, a geographical information systems (GIS) startup with an onlin...

29 April, 2011 | More »