Category Archives: Social Media

Some People Skills Are Now Graduate-Level Fields of Study

The study of people and their behavior is just as fascinating as learning about technology, processes, systems or the natural world. Some disciplines embrace understanding inner mental workings, such as psychology. Additionally, sociology is one field addressing human behavior in groups. These disciplines have helped inspire more complex fields of study such as conflict resolution and social administration.… Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Wades Into Vaccine Debate With Baby Shots Photo

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has dropped himself into the riotous social media debate over childhood vaccines after posting photos of himself taking his newborn daughter to get immunization shots at the doctor’s office. His Facebook post on Friday shows a photo of Zuckerberg holding his daughter, Max, alongside the caption “Doctor’s visit – time for… Read More »

Facebook Spent Rs. 300 Crores on Free Basics Ads in India

Facebook is leaving no stone unturned to make its Free Basics campaign a hit in India. A new report has claimed that the social network has spent close to Rs. 300 crores on Free Basics ad campaigns in the country. A recent Live Mint report citing media buyers estimates that of the Rs. 300 crores, Facebook spent in… Read More »

Vine Founder Creates Messaging App ‘Peach’ for iOS

Peach, a new messaging app, lets you find your friends and upload gif images, photos, and status updates in your news feed using “magic words”. Available on the Apple App Store, the app looks like Twitter, Slack, and Instagram, and is created by Dom Hoffman, the founder of Vine – a short-form video sharing service – TechCrunch reported… Read More »

Net Neutrality Debate: Trai Gets 80 Percent Replies via Facebook

As Trai gears up to frame the net neutrality rules, telecom operators have favoured differential pricing for data services even as nearly 80 percent replies to the regulator’s consultation process follow theFacebook ‘templates’ for its controversy-ridden Free Basics platform. While net neutrality activists continue to oppose any differential pricing regime, saying it would amount to curbs on freedom… Read More »

81 Percent Citizens Against Facebook’s Free Basics

A whopping 81 percent in a survey of 30,000 people have voted against Free Basics or any such programme and want an unbiased or neutral Internet for themselves, a survey conducted by citizen engagement platform LocalCircles said in New Delhi on Thursday. LocalCircles said in a statement that when asked if the central or state government should provide… Read More »

US Recruits Tech Leaders to Help Disrupt Islamic State Group

With extremists finding fertile ground for recruitment online, the White House is dispatching top national security officials to Silicon Valley to seek the tech industry’s help in disrupting the Islamic State group and other terrorists. At a high-level session Friday, industry leaders and government officials will discuss ways to use technology to stop terrorists from radicalising people online… Read More »

Facebook Messenger Now Has Over 800 Million Monthly Active Users

Facebook announced Thursday that the number of people using its Messenger application monthly has shot past 800 million, with more features on the way to win even more fans. “The Messenger team’s mission is to make Messenger the best place to communicate with all the people and businesses in the world,” Facebook head of messaging products Dave Marcus… Read More »

Facebook’s Contingency Plans Tipped for When Things Go South With Google

It’s no secret Facebook has been looking for a way to gain more control of its place in Google’s Android ecosystem, especially its current reliance on the Google Play store and its associated services. From Facebook phones to Android launchers, the company has tried its hand to pervade the ecosystem on several occasions. A recent media report indicates… Read More »

Instagram Rolling Out ‘3D Touch Support’ for Android

Instagram last month added the 3D Touch feature in its app v7.13.0. However, it later for a short time pulled the feature for unknown reasons. Now it appears as if the company has brought back the feature in v7.14.0 of the app, which is rolling out to users. Support for 3D Touch allows users to use ‘Peek and… Read More »