PM Narendra Modi crossed 10 million followers on Twitter

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crossed the 10 million followers mark  on the popular social media Twitter. Modi, made his Twitter debut in January 2009, is the second most followed politician on Twitter, behind US President Barack Obama and ahead of Mitt Romney (USA). Besides, he is also the third most followed world leader behind Obama and … Read more

Tweets may help improve urban planning

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Geo-localised tweets can be a very useful source of information for urban planning and land use, a new study has found. Researchers have already done it in Manhattan, Madrid and London and have been able to identify, for example, nightlife areas of these large cities. Every day millions of citizens around the world generate massive … Read more

Twitter suffers massive outage on all online platforms; back now

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Twitter appears to be down for most users. Users complained on Reddit that they had been logged out of their accounts from Android apps, and the mobile and desktop versions of the site. The only place where Twitter appears to be working for now is iOS. We tried accessing Twitter via an iPhone and found … Read more

Instagram takes down account of alleged New York cop assassin

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Popular photo-sharing service Instagram on Saturday took down the account of the man said to be behind the “assassination” of two New York City police officers, after the 28-year-old gunman’s veiled threats and provocative messages went viral in the wake of the execution-style shootings. Posted just hours before Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly walked up to two … Read more

Twitter app for iOS now shows how well your tweets perform

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If you use Twitter on your smartphone, you’ll now be able to see how well your tweets have performed and gauge its reach from the Twitter app. The latest update shows whether your tweet garnered attention or if it was ignored. As reported by Mashable, it brings out the details to shows you the total … Read more

Facebook now automatically enhances your photos in latest iOS app updates, Android to follow soon

Facebook has started rolling out an update, which will automatically enhance the photos you upload from your mobile device. As reported by TechCrunch, the upcoming update to the Facebook app will have a slider to enhance the light, shadow, and clarity, or revert back to your original shot. It will also auto-enhance photos – a … Read more

Twitter app gets Instagram-like photo filters

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Microblogging site Twitter has now given its users more control of their photos. The Twitter apps for iOS and Android have replaced the photo filter grid with an easier to use Instagram-style row of adjustable filters. Double tapping the filters shows an intensity slider that shows thumbnails of how photos will look like, Techcrunch reported. … Read more

Researchers warn social-media data used for studies could be bias

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As researchers are mining Facebook and Twitter data to learn about online and offline human behaviour, a new study warns them to be wary of serious pitfalls that arise when working with huge social media data sets. Such erroneous results can have huge implications as thousands of research papers each year are now based on … Read more

Here’s how to stop Twitter from tracking your apps

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Twitter has said that it will soon collect and track the apps installed on your mobile device in order to deliver tailored content that it feels you might be interested in. Though the micro-blogging site states that it will not collect any app data, many may be apprehensive about giving away more information about themselves … Read more

Twitter blames tech glitch for suspension of several accounts

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Twitter India has apologised for suspending several accounts without a warning and said that the suspension was “accidental”. The micro-blogging website caused fresh controversy on Saturday after accounts of some prominent media personalities such as former WSJ India columnist, Rupa Subramanya, Faking News (a satire and humour website) Editor Rahul Roushan, and Newslaundry.com’s Arunabh Saikia … Read more