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Twitter Can Be a Mean Place. Meet @TheNiceBot

In the midst of the cold digital landscape, so often flooded with hateful comments and cutting insults, there now exists a little blue-faced robot who wants you to know that you are “more amazing than fresh towels from the dryer.” Meet the Twitter @TheNiceBot, a cheerful spambot that blurts a small dose of positivism into the Twitteverse every 36 seconds ... Read More »

LinkedIn Connected Review: Annoying Emails Become Pretty Car

LinkedIn, the professional social network, has recently launched a new app for iPhone – LinkedIn Connected. This app, which replaces the old LinkedIn Contacts app on iOS, is LinkedIn‘s attempt at changing how you connect with professionals in your network. It is only available in a few countries including the US at the moment. LinkedIn Connected essentially lets you view ... Read More »

Ello, Ello – Two Days In, the Hottest New Social Network is Pretty Dull

Ever since the rise and rise of Facebook, we’ve seen one company after another come up to try and become the next world conquering social network. Ello is the latest in a long line of platforms that have been described as the next big thing but judging by our first brush with the network, Zuckerberg and company have nothing to ... Read More »

Facebook Lite for Android Review: Made for India

While phone makers are now launching 4G handsets and companies like Airtel and Reliance working towards bringing the networks in India, you might think that there’s no need for apps that minimise data use. The fact of the matter though is that even in a metro like Delhi, 3G access depends greatly on which part of the city you’re in ... Read More »

Wire App Offers a Clutter-Free Chat Experience

Even though most people use WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger for chatting, there is no dearth of alternatives available. There are privacy-focused options such as Telegram, and sticker-filled apps such as WeChat, so there is a messaging app for every purpose. One such app, Wire, takes a slightly different approach. Wire’s appeal lies in its simple, clutter-free design that is suitable ... Read More »

Twitter Bans Blood Drives in Offices Worldwide Until Gays Can Donate

Social network giant Twitter has banned onsite blood drives in its offices worldwide where regulations do not permit blood donations from gay or bisexual men, a move that LGBT-rights advocates say is a first for a public technology company. The San Francisco-based company made the decision after one of its US employees, a gay man, was turned away from donating ... Read More »

Bangladesh to Continue Ban on Facebook, WhatsApp for Security Reasons

Bangladesh authorities insisted Tuesday an almost week-long ban on Facebook and mobile messaging services would remain until security in the tense country improved. The government last Wednesday ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked over fears of unrest after the country’s highest court rejected appeals by two top opposition leaders against the death penalty for war crimes. The telecoms regulator said ... Read More »

Facebook User Phuc Dat Bich Says Name Was a ‘Prank’

A Facebook user calling himself “Phuc Dat Bich” said Wednesday his viral postings about discrimination by the social network due to his name were a hoax. The prankster, now styling himself equally perplexingly as “Joe Carr”, garnered worldwide media attention and public support after saying Facebook repeatedly shut down his page due to his Vietnamese name. He said his posts, ... Read More »

‘Most Used Words on Facebook’ App Collecting, Selling User Data: Report

A famous app called “Most Used Words on Facebook” has been shared thousands of times but it may be stealing the information of those who use it, media reported. The viral app is hoovering up all of people’s personal information and is able to sell it on to whoever it wants, The Independent reported, citing a Comparitech report. The app ... Read More »

Most Facebook Posts Inspired by Envy, Finds Study

What drives you to keep posting your “good times” pictures on Facebook? Envy is a key motivator behind such posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users, says a new study. “Creating a vicious cycle of jealousy and self-importance, Facebook leads users to feel their lives are unfulfilling by comparison, and react by creating posts that ... Read More »