HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

Social Media

Can you shun Facebook for 99 days?

What if you are asked to perform a different kind of fasting - to log out from Facebook for 99 days! Do not fret as this is a challenge set out by a Dutch creative agency Just.

Do you tweet like a fourth grader?

Did you ever try to figure out how smart or dumb your tweet is? Well, according to a new test method for the micro-blogging site, 33 percent of people tweet at a fourth grade reading level.

Twitter appoints Katie Stanton global media chief: source

Twitter Inc has appointed Katie Stanton its new media chief, placing the former Google executive at the heart of its crucial relationships with Hollywood and the global media industry, a source with knowledge of the move said on Monday.

Bosses use social media more than employees

Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found.

Twitter driving couples towards infidelity, break-ups: Study

Have you noticed a drastic change in the behaviour of your hubby towards you since the day he joined Twitter? It is time to take cognizance of how much time he is spending on the micro-blogging site.

Facebook acquires video ad company LiveRail

Facebook Inc is acquiring video advertising company LiveRail in the Internet social network's latest step to make video ads a bigger part of its business.

Sandberg sees Facebook as new age alternative to TV

Is Facebook the 21st Century answer to prime-time television? The chief operating officer of the world’s most popular social networking company almost builds a case to suggest that.

Sandberg logs in to India again, this time as Facebook COO

Sandberg addressed women at Ficci, Facebook's nearly-100 staffers in Hyderabad and clients and prospects in Delhi, and talked to them about the social network's marketing power in offering personalised brand promotion messages for everyone.

We goofed on UK experiment: Facebook's Sandberg

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted on Wednesday that her company that runs the world's most popular social media network might have erred in a psychological experiment for market research that has run foul of the British regulator of information.

Facebook seeks India revenue boost with 'missed call' ads

Facebook wants its users in India to hang up on advertisers. The Internet social networking company is testing a new type of ad in the country that allows mobile phone users to click a button that calls a brand advertiser, immediately hangs up and then receives a return call.

Mixed emotions and reactions to Google pulling the plug on Orkut

Google has officially announced that Orkut, a social networking website, will be shut down at the end of September, but people who had spent their teenage days on Orkut, can't get over their nostalgia associated with it.

Is Twitter Shopping about to go live?

A mysterious "buy now" button has started appearing in tweets received via the Twitter smartphone app.

Twitter buys mobile ad firm Tap Commerce

Twitter announced Monday that it has cut a deal to buy mobile ad firm Tap Commerce to bolster money-making tools at the popular one-to-many messaging service.

Facebook scores record 1 bln interactions for World Cup

With 1 billion posts, likes and comments in just the first half of the World Cup, the soccer tournament is already the most talked-about event in Facebook Inc's decade-long history, data obtained by Reuters showed.

Why most Facebook users don't recommend products online?

How often have you recommended a product to your friends and acquaintances on Facebook? Most likely, not very often. And what stopped you is a fear of social censorship, claims a new research.
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