Social Media Archive

‘Blank Space’! Taylor Swift’s Social Media Accounts Are Wiped Clean, Leaving Fans Scratching Heads

  Taylor Swift’s social media accounts and websites were wiped clean on Friday morning, ­leaving fans in a frenzy and wondering whether the 27-year-old star had been hacked, or is on the verge of dropping a new album. The “Blank Space” singer — or someone with access to her account

Facebook News Feed Gets a Major Redesign, Camera Gets New Features

HIGHLIGHTS Update to make News Feed more conversational, easier to read and navigate Facebook improved the navigation to create a more consistent experience Facebook also announced it was rolling out new Facebook Camera features To make News Feed more conversational and easier to read and navigate, Facebook has made a few

Smart social media marketing drives millennial businesses

NakhreWaali is one of the numerous budding online businesses running largely on the foundation of social media marketing in the country. When Pratiksha Tewari, a young child psychologist in Delhi, wanted to wear something different for her friend’s wedding, she checked out Instagram and settled on a beaded necklace

Free-speech debate swirls as officials block on social media

An emerging debate about whether elected officials violate people’s free speech rights by blocking them on social media is spreading across the U.S. as groups sue or warn politicians to stop the practice. The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters

Why Facebook Keeps Pushing You to Go ‘Live’ With Video

From billboards to TV ads to endless notifications, Facebook is furiously promoting its live video feature as it tries to get more users to shoot and watch such videos. But will it be a big business for the social network? The prospects for advertisers are uncertain, and

H-1B Visa Rules 2017: Facebook Most Vulnerable to Expected Restrictions

Among Silicon Valley’s top tech employers, Facebook Inc could be the most vulnerable to US President Donald Trump’s expected crackdown on guest-worker visas, according to a Reuters analysis of US Labor Department filings. More than 15 percent of Facebook’s US employees in 2016 used a temporary work visa, giving the social media

Google Offered to Buy Snapchat Parent for $30 Billion: Report

HIGHLIGHTS The offer was part of an informal dialogue between the two companies An offer to the tune of $30 billion continues to be on the table Snap went public in March this year Search engine giant Google had offered $30 billion (roughly Rs. 1,91,044 crores) to buy Snap – the

Instagram Stories Is Attracting Businesses, Says Company on Feature’s One-Year Anniversary

HIGHLIGHTS People spend about half an hour on Instagram app Instagram today celebrates one-year anniversary of Stories feature Facebook-owned company says Stories is already attracting businesses Instagram, one of the only Facebook-owned services that hasn’t yet reached one billion active users, said on Wednesday people are spending

Fake Social Media IDs Spurring Trafficking: NATC

The National Anti-Trafficking Committee (NATC), which on Friday launched a mobile app and toll-free number for trafficking-related grievances, raised concern over misuse of social media in spurring crime. “The main area of concern in social media-trafficking nexus is fake IDs. Unsuspecting adolescent girls are being lured by

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Becomes World’s Fifth Richest Person: Fortune

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the fifth wealthiest man in the world Zuckerberg’s net worth hit $72.7 billion on Thursday Facebook recently reached two billion monthly users across the globe Following Facebook’s second quarter earnings report that showed the company’s stocks hit record high, CEO Mark