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Why the Turkish President – Who Once Threatened to Ban Facebook – Is Praising Mark Zuckerberg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for emphasising the difference between Islam and terror, after the billionaire social network tycoon posted a message defending Muslims against discrimination. Erdogan, who once threatened to ban Facebook in his country, used his official page on the website to respond to Zuckerberg both in Turkish and in English. ... Read More »

Turkey Fines Twitter Over Terrorist Propaganda

Turkey’s communications regulator has imposed an unprecedented fine on Twitter for allowing the publication of content deemed to justify terror, the state-run Anatolia news agency said Friday. The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) has fined Twitter TRY 150,000 ($50,700 or roughly Rs. 33,97,000), the first time it has issued such a penalty to the company. Despite repeated warnings, Twitter ... Read More »

‘Stop Stalking Your Ex on Facebook if You Want to Move On’

People who are distressed by a breakup are more likely to monitor their ex-partners online which could make it difficult for them to move on, a new study suggests. Social networking makes it easy to monitor the status and activities of a former romantic partner, an often unhealthy use of social media known as interpersonal electronic surveillance (IES) or, more ... Read More »

PM Modi’s US Trip Gives Facebook, Google Chance to Press on India Expansion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip this weekend to Silicon Valley gives Facebook and Google the chance to press him on issues that have bedevilled them in that country, a market they see as vital to their aggressive global expansion. Among their concerns are unreliable electricity, slow Internet speeds and an education system that does not produce the engineers they need. ... Read More »

Chennai Police to Share Information on Unclaimed Bikes via Facebook

Chennai Police has taken to Facebook to share information on unclaimed two-wheelers retrieved from Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CBT) in the city. About 65 vehicles were found abandoned at the parking lot of CMBT, where about 4000 two-wheelers are parked daily, police said in a release in Chennai on Thursday. A special team of police personnel found that many of ... Read More »

Twitter Says It’s Bigger Than Facebook, Depending on ‘How You Measure It’

With the Facebook user base touching 1.49 billion – or roughly 20 percent of the world’s population – can any social networking site claim to be bigger than this? Well, Twitter does. Although it has reported 316 million users in the second quarter – around five times less than Facebook’s figure – and its stocks not doing very well either, ... Read More »

Skype Begins Beta Testing Its India-Specific Messaging App

Microsoft said in April that it is working on a standalone Skype messaging app for India. Six months later, it seems the app’s release is imminent, as the company has begun a beta testing program for the standalone messaging app that’s optimised for 2G and 3G networks. On Skype’s website, the company has quietly started a testing program seeking enthusiasts ... Read More »

Facebook Trains Self-Help Groups in Telangana

Facebook on Friday launched a training programme for rural self-help groups (SHGs) in Telangana to equip them with technological knowledge to promote their products in the digital space. The first batch of 10 SHG representatives were trained in basics of Facebook, and the various features of the platform, at Facebook’s office here and given an overview of how to use ... Read More »