According to a study conducted by IMRB, Facebook has Pan-India presence and has almost 2.4 times more users in India than social micro blogging site Twitter and around 2 times more usage than video sharing website YouTube. The number of people on Facebook in the non-top eight metros is more than twice that of the top eight cities.
The team at Shareaholic analyzed sharing activity data generated across 300,000+ sites that were powered by their Content Amplification Platform. All the sites reach over 450 million unique visitors every month.
The government today told the Delhi HC that its media wing and other IT departments comply with ‘standard agreements’ while using social platforms like facebook, twitter and YouTube—and not any other formal or discrete agreement.
He will be responsible to head the products division of its advertising business. Tarun Jain has relocated from San Francisco to Bangalore and will head business strategy, product division, execution, partnerships and customer adoption. The company had earlier hired Google’s Surojit Chatterjee.
After launching Make In India campaign’s emoji, it is now a ‘diya’ emoji. Users can use the hashtag of #HappyDiwali and the emoji will appear next to the tweet. The emoji is a diya, which symbolizes the Diwali Festival. Bollywood actors Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor launched the first emoji on Twitter.
While tweeting with the hashtag #MakeInIndia, one will see an emoji of a black lion against an orange background.It is the first non US brand which got a Twitter emoji. The campaign has seen nearly 500 million impressions this year and received a large number of positive tweets from US, Japan and UK.
Uttar Pradesh government has directed the social networking websites to remove objectionable posts and pictures, related to the brutal killing of Mohammad Akhlaq alleged for consumption of beef. UP Police, has written a letter to Twitter asking to remove photographs and tweets related to the incident.
The app is quickly becoming a magnet for copyright violations. Periscope received 1,391 notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for illegal streams during Q2 2015. The number of takedown requests has grown massively from just 17 in April to 833 in June. Periscope complied with 71% of the takedown requests, amounting to 1029 streams affecting 864 accounts.
Twitter said users are collectively watching 40 years worth of content on a daily basis. The metrics are only for Android and iOS versions of the app and the company hasn’t even included web streams in the count. Twitter is also working on a way to reduce spam and abuse on the platform while adding new features such as a fast-forward button and landscape mode.
The limit has now been raised up to 10,000 characters as opposed to Facebook Messenger’s 20,000 character limit. The move was announced in June but has been rolled out only now. Twitter is investing big on Direct Messages, and had rolled out Group direct messages and made it possible for users to privately chat with anyone on its platform.
Twitter said global government information requests grew by 52% during H1 2015. The Indian government made 113 information requests, up from 41 requests during Jul-Dec 2014. The number of accounts affected in the info requests was up to 2,963, while the percentage of instances where Twitter actually provided the Indian gov with data was down to 19%.
The app is part of the Facebook for Businesses initiative is currently being alpha tested. Users will follow publications they like and topics they want to receive alerts about. Publications will be able to send notifications to all their followers in the case of breaking news. These mobile alerts will be restricted to 100 characters of text and a url.
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter have started using the Internet Watch Foundation’s database of known child sex abuse images to automatically block child porn on the Internet. The list is made up of images that are assigned with a digital value, and any image shared that has the same value will be blocked.
The Mute User function will turn off notifications for when that user is going live. Muting someone doesn’t mean they won’t appear in your feed. Using iOS 8’s Handoff function, users can now watch live streams on their Mac via the Safari browser. In order to use the feature, both devices will have to be connected via bluetooth and run off the same iCloud account.
Safety Center will put all the resources a user needs to learn about best practices of handling harassment in one place. The tool offers quick and easy access to information such as how to file a police complaint against someone harassing them. Further, Safety Center even has separate sections for Teens, Parents and Educators.
AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes announced the move via a Tweet on-board one of the company’s airplanes from 30,000ft. Passengers will be able to access Twitter while flying by purchasing a roKKi Chats Instant Messaging package. The service is priced at Rs RM9 (INR 152) for a total of 3MB of data use.