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SDCC_2013_Neil_Gaiman_270x385 Author Neil Gaiman will temporarily bid adieu to his millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Google+ as he takes a break from social media to focus on his upcoming projects. “I’ll be taking about six months off,” Gaiman told The Guardian, “a sabbatical from social media so I can concentrate on my day... Read more »

January 2, 2014 at IST / Tech News.

fbtw Smartphones and mobile apps have made sharing photos faster and easier than ever, but privacy has become a growing concern. Secret.li, an iPhone app, lets users take a photo with their iPhone’s camera and post it to Facebook knowing it will be automatically deleted an hour, a day, or a week after it is posted.... Read more »

September 26, 2013 at IST / How-to Guides, Social Media.

ka8bN0E2 Social media, be it Facebook or Twitter or others, with more than a billion active users across the globe, are becoming tempting ground for cyber criminals to spread malwares. Often embedded in the attractive post on social media, the malwares are just a click away from infecting your systems. ESET, an antivirus and security software... Read more »

September 17, 2013 at IST / Social Media.

‘Big Data’ impacts how we work, elect our presidents, and play tennis. It also affects the way we’re watched.’ They work a few hundred yards from one of the Library of Congress’s most prized possessions: a vellum copy of the Bible printed in 1455 by Johann Gutenberg, inventor of movable type. But almost six centuries later,... Read more »

August 18, 2013 at IST / Language.

There has been some enmity between Twitter and Instagram, which started after Facebook purchased the image-sharing social networking platform. According to the New York Times, Twitter is planning to update its mobile apps to introduce filters – much like Instagram – and allow users to quickly click pictures, and share them over the microblogging website. Though... Read more »

November 4, 2012 at IST / Social Media.

A few months ago Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made a bold claim that the aim is to grow the platform’s user base to 7 billion. Costolo obviously didn’t take a good look into the numbers, because Twitter far from growing is stagnating—even Instagram is getting more traffic (mobile). So what is a stagnating micro-blogging platform... Read more »

October 9, 2012 at IST / Social Media, Tech News.

The horrible images of the devastation caused by the Japanese Tsunami of March 2011 are still fresh in the minds of many people across the world and the Japanese people are still recovering from the devastation. The Tsunami struck quickly and many people didn’t have to time to react but Twitter is looking to change... Read more »

October 5, 2012 at IST / Social Media.

New data estimates that Facebook has 63 million users in China and Twitter has 35 million — in spite of strict government bans and censorship on social media. Apparently, China’s “Great Firewall” is permeable. Social media use in the Far East country has reportedly skyrocketed over the last three years despite the government’s strict bans... Read more »

September 28, 2012 at IST / Social Media.