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  • Industry group proposes self-regulatory grievance redressal board for social media firms Aug 13, 2022 08:42 PM IST

    Industry group proposes self-regulatory grievance redressal board for social media firms

    The self-regulatory body should comprise seven members, and be headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court or a high court, the IAMAI has suggested

  • Ex-Google engineer says Meta can track anything you do on iOS Aug 12, 2022 12:55 PM IST

    Ex-Google engineer says Meta can track anything you do on iOS

    The engineer said that Meta has been injecting code into its iOS Instagram and Facebook apps, letting them follow users around on the web

  • Digital Ads: How much do Google, Facebook earn from ads? How does it work? Aug 11, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Digital Ads: How much do Google, Facebook earn from ads? How does it work?

    Have you ever thought about buying something and it has instantly appeared on your social media feed as suggested posts or even on google ads? Well, this is exactly how digital ads work. So how do you know what Google, Facebook etc know about you, and how can you restrict this? Watch the video to find out

  • Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed Aug 11, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed

    Internet platforms including TikTok, YouTube and Amazon say the future of retail is live ecommerce, but early experiments in the UK and the US suggest there’s still a long way to go

  • Snap brings paid subscription service Snapchat+ to India Aug 10, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Snap brings paid subscription service Snapchat+ to India

    Snapchat+, which unlocks a collection of exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features, will be available for a monthly fee of Rs 49

  • Instagram to test ultra-tall 9:16 photos Aug 06, 2022 02:25 PM IST

    Instagram to test ultra-tall 9:16 photos

    The new test will allow users to post vertical photos in a taller 9:16 ratio

  • Govt issued 105 blocking orders to social media firm under new IT rules Aug 05, 2022 06:17 PM IST

    Govt issued 105 blocking orders to social media firm under new IT rules

    The data shared by the minister shows that 94 directions to block content were issued to YouTube between December 2021 and April 2022, five to Twitter, and three each to Facebook and Instagram.

  • IT ministry to conduct quarterly audit of compliance by social media firms Aug 04, 2022 12:54 PM IST

    IT ministry to conduct quarterly audit of compliance by social media firms

    At present, social media platforms are required to disclose their compliance with IT rules 2021 every month where they disclose action taken by them in response to various grievances.

  • Kanpur clerk applies for leave to resolve fight with wife, letter is viral Aug 04, 2022 10:15 AM IST

    Kanpur clerk applies for leave to resolve fight with wife, letter is viral

    The employee, Shamshad Ahmed, said he was very upset about his wife leaving for her parents' home after a fight and had to go bring her back.

  • Sheryl Sandberg stepped down as Meta COO on August 1 Aug 03, 2022 08:45 PM IST

    Sheryl Sandberg stepped down as Meta COO on August 1

    Sandberg has served as chief operating officer at the social media giant for 14 years. She joined from Google in 2008, four years before Facebook went public.

  • Stranded people, water rushing through roads: Videos reveal devastation of UAE floods Jul 30, 2022 03:41 PM IST

    Stranded people, water rushing through roads: Videos reveal devastation of UAE floods

    UAE's eastern districts have been hit by flash floods, leading to at least seven deaths.

  • Instagram rolls back changes after Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner say it is trying to copy TikTok Jul 29, 2022 02:05 PM IST

    Instagram rolls back changes after Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner say it is trying to copy TikTok

    Instagram had come out with changes that included playing up short-form video, displaying it full-screen the way TikTok does, and recommending posts from strangers.

  • Watch: British MP Jeremy Corbyn's Bhangra at Pakistani wedding Jul 28, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    Watch: British MP Jeremy Corbyn's Bhangra at Pakistani wedding

    Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn happily agreed to a request to dance at a wedding in Coventry.

  • Social Media scam artists prey on India’s amateur investors Jul 28, 2022 07:24 AM IST

    Social Media scam artists prey on India’s amateur investors

    Recourse for investments gone awry is limited: In India, fines for everything from insider trading to wire fraud are a fraction of those imposed in some western nations.

  • Assam CID issues advisory against WhatsApp fraud Jul 27, 2022 04:02 PM IST

    Assam CID issues advisory against WhatsApp fraud

    Photos of a northeastern state’s chief minister were recently used by such fraudsters, it claimed. Photos of a northeastern state’s chief minister were recently used by such fraudsters, it claimed.

  • What are the 'Little Miss' memes going viral on social media Jul 23, 2022 12:34 PM IST

    What are the 'Little Miss' memes going viral on social media

    'Little Miss' trend: Social media users are posting memes referencing their habits, likes and struggles.

  • Miniature food art: These creators are obsessed with making the tiniest meals Jul 23, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    Miniature food art: These creators are obsessed with making the tiniest meals

    The art of making miniature food has found takers on social media, especially during the pandemic. We asked a few artists about their process of creation.

  • Social media stocks slump as Twitter, Snap warn of dire ad spending Jul 22, 2022 10:21 PM IST

    Social media stocks slump as Twitter, Snap warn of dire ad spending

    Pinterest Inc plunged 7.5 percent, Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc dropped 4.6 percent, Google-owner Alphabet Inc, which also sells ads online, fell 2.1 percent.

  • Twitter says it has spent $33 million in Q2 2022 on pending acquisition by Elon Musk Jul 22, 2022 07:59 PM IST

    Twitter says it has spent $33 million in Q2 2022 on pending acquisition by Elon Musk

    Twitter sued Musk earlier this month to enforce the merger agreement, days after the billionaire said he was terminating his $44 billion deal to acquire the social media firm.

  • Twitter Spaces clips can now be shared on iOS, Android Jul 22, 2022 01:09 PM IST

    Twitter Spaces clips can now be shared on iOS, Android

    The feature allows users to snip a short segment of the conversation on Spaces and share it online

  • Snapchat parent to 'substantially' slow down hiring rate as revenue growth takes a hit Jul 22, 2022 01:01 PM IST

    Snapchat parent to 'substantially' slow down hiring rate as revenue growth takes a hit

    Snap Inc CEO Evan Spiegel said they are evolving their business and strategy to reaccelerate revenue growth

  • Any public Instagram photos can now be turned into a Reel Jul 22, 2022 11:57 AM IST

    Any public Instagram photos can now be turned into a Reel

    The new feature is meant to be an extension to Instagram Remixes for Reels, which allows people to post reactionary videos that appear next to the original video.

  • Facebook's latest redesign doubles down on recommended content with chronological feed Jul 21, 2022 09:30 PM IST

    Facebook's latest redesign doubles down on recommended content with chronological feed

    The social networking giant is splitting its feed into two different feeds - a Home tab and a new Feeds tab.

  • Social media revenue growth expected to slow as TikTok, Apple compete Jul 21, 2022 03:41 PM IST

    Social media revenue growth expected to slow as TikTok, Apple compete

    The dour expectations come after a blowout 2021, when social media ad sales in the United States grew 36 percent to reach $58 billion as brands increased marketing budgets to recover from the pandemic and reach customers online.

  • Facebook tests adding multiple profiles to an account Jul 19, 2022 04:06 PM IST

    Facebook tests adding multiple profiles to an account

    Each account can have up to five dedicated profiles, which will allow users to connect with specific groups

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