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Twitter Experiments With Reordering Tweets by Relevance

Twitter Inc confirmed on Tuesday it is testing a timeline format for its tweets, calling it an experiment. The microblogging website’s new format will result in tweets being sorted by relevance instead of in reverse chronological order. “Yes, this is an experiment. We’re continuing to explore ways to surface the best content for people using Twitter,” spokeswoman Liina Potter said ... Read More »

Facebook Lifts Ban on Content From Rival Social Network Tsu

Facebook has lifted a ban that blocked material from Tsu.co, a small rival challenging the world’s largest social network’s financial dependence on free content shared by its 1.5 billion users. The reversal comes a month after The Associated Press published a story airing concerns that Facebook might be abusing its power to thwart competition and stifle the concept advanced by ... Read More »

Twitter Adds Support for New Emojis, Including Racially Diverse Icons

Apple was the first to add over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis with its iOS 9.1 update. This was soon followed by Google which recently started rolling outAndroid 6.0.1 update for its devices adding new emoji characters. Now, Twitter has quietly added the new emojis with full support for Unicode 7.0 and ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against Muslim Discrimination

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to protect the rights of Muslims, saying they should not fear being “persecuted for the actions of others.” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that the Muslim community should not face discrimination following attacks in Paris and elsewhere linked to extremists. His comments appeared aimed at countering the call by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ... Read More »

Facebook 2015 Year In Review: The Most Popular Topics and Places, Ranked

With 2015 coming to a close, Facebook has released its year-end analysis of the most talked-about topics that were on everyone’s minds on the social network this year. Facebook’s 2015 Year in Review page has published global and Indian top 10 lists, measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned between January and December 2015. To put this list together, ... Read More »

Facebook Post Helps Identify Chennai Flood Victim’s Body

A Facebook update by a councillor of Tarangambadi town panchayat has helped identify the body of aChennai flood victim, which was washed ashore at Tarangambadi coast in the district, some 300 km from Chennai. Coastal security group police of Tarangambadi said the body was washed ashore on December 6 in a highly mutilated condition.   The body contained three tattoo ... Read More »

Thai Man Arrested Over Facebook ‘Like’ of King’s Doctored Photo

A Thai man has been arrested for “liking” a doctored photo of the king and sharing an infographic on Facebook about a growing corruption scandal, the military said Thursday, as prosecutions burgeon under the country’s draconian royal defamation laws. The arrest came as the US Ambassador to Thailand faces a police investigation for royal defamation over a speech he made ... Read More »

Facebook to Let You Post Comments Even When Offline

Facebook on Thursday announced that it is testing “several changes” to News Feed functionality that will become apparent when the app detects slow Internet connectivity – the biggest of which, is offline comment support. The company is also aiming to more “efficiently” show News Feed posts when users are on slow network connections. “These changes will help anyone who is ... Read More »

Bangladesh Lifts Ban on Facebook

Bangladesh on Thursday lifted a ban on Facebook, three weeks after it was imposed for security reasons in the tense country, but mobile messaging apps remained barred, the telecoms minister said. The government ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last month after two opposition leaders lost their appeals against the death penalty for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence ... Read More »

Social Networks Influence Academic Performance: Study

Social networks influence academic performance among students, finds a new study. Students tend to perform better with high-performers among their friends, as some people are capable of inspiring others to try harder, according to the researchers from the HSE Centre for Institutional Studies in Russia. The recent studies indicate that the role of the social environment may be underestimated, as ... Read More »