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Indians prefer chat over emails or calls to communicate with business : Meta

Over 70 per cent of Indians surveyed said they prefer to message businesses rather than sending an email, calling or visiting their website.

Portion of online adults in India messaging a biz at least once a week highest globally says Meta survey.(Reuters)
Portion of online adults in India messaging a biz at least once a week highest globally says Meta survey.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 07, 2022 04:55 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Snake climbing a wall reminds people of Nokia’s iconic game. Watch

The video of a snake climbing a wall that reminded people of Nokia’s reptile-related iconic game was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows a snake climbing a wall. The video reminded people of Nokia’s iconic game.(Facebook/@Coronado National Memorial)
The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows a snake climbing a wall. The video reminded people of Nokia’s iconic game.(Facebook/@Coronado National Memorial)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 03:37 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Your Instagram, Facebook feeds will have more ads

Although advertisements are a standard feature of profile feeds, an experiment is being conducted with a monetization potential that allows qualified authors to generate additional income from ads featured in their feeds.

Meta disclosed that it is starting to test advertisements in Instagram and Facebook.(AP)
Meta disclosed that it is starting to test advertisements in Instagram and Facebook.(AP)
Updated on Oct 06, 2022 03:18 PM IST
By | Written by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Video of sunset at Grand Canyon just after thunderstorms stuns people. Watch

This video that has recently been shared on Facebook shows how beautiful the sunset looks at the Grand Canyon right after a thunderstorm.

A screengrab from the video of the sunset at the Grand Canyon.(Facebook/Grand Canyon National Park )
A screengrab from the video of the sunset at the Grand Canyon.(Facebook/Grand Canyon National Park )
Published on Sep 28, 2022 08:31 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Visually impaired dog gets rescued after falling at a construction site. Watch

This video that has been Shared on Facebook shows how a visually-impaired dog got rescued after falling into a construction site.

The visually impaired dog got rescued by firefighters after falling into a construction site. (Facebook/@PasadenaFD)
The visually impaired dog got rescued by firefighters after falling into a construction site. (Facebook/@PasadenaFD)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 11:09 AM IST
BySohini Sengupta

Tegu lizard tries entering a house in Florida. Watch fascinatingly scary video

The video showing a huge tegu lizard trying to enter a house in Florida was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows the huge tegu lizard outside a house in Florida.(Facebook/@Joycelyn Penson)
The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows the huge tegu lizard outside a house in Florida.(Facebook/@Joycelyn Penson)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 07:35 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Mark Zuckerberg's wealth dropped to $71 billion this year: Report

Mark Zuckerberg's fortune rose to the peak of $142 billion in September last year, after the company's shares touched $382.

In October last year, Zuckerberg introduced Meta and renamed the company's name from Facebook Inc.(MINT_PRINT)
In October last year, Zuckerberg introduced Meta and renamed the company's name from Facebook Inc.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 11:01 AM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

How India, US, EU and others are challenging Big Tech's hegemony

Search engine giant Google has suffered a series of legal setbacks in the European Union, United States and Asia over charges of anti-competitive practices and privacy laws violations.

Google controls the most popular browser, Chrome, and the second-most popular mobile operating system, Android.(MINT_PRINT)
Google controls the most popular browser, Chrome, and the second-most popular mobile operating system, Android.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 03:51 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Shark with blue bulging eyes intrigues people. See reactions to pic

An Australian fisherman took to Facebook to share the image of the shark with blue bulging eyes.

The image shows the of a shark with blue bulging eyes.(Facebook/@Trapman Bermagui)
The image shows the of a shark with blue bulging eyes.(Facebook/@Trapman Bermagui)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 02:31 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Man saves mom and baby during carjacking, tackles perpetrator. Watch

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office took to their official Facebook page to share the video showing a man saving a mom and her baby during carjacking.

The image, taken from  the Facebook video, shows the man tackling the their who tried to steal a car from a mom and her baby.(Facebook/@Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)
The image, taken from  the Facebook video, shows the man tackling the their who tried to steal a car from a mom and her baby.(Facebook/@Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office)
Published on Sep 16, 2022 12:22 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Harvard Fellow slams Zuckerberg, says Meta CEO's ‘poor leadership skills…’

Bill George, who has served as a CEO of medical technology company Medtronic, told CNBC that Zuckerberg's shortcomings continue to derail Meta.

Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AFP)
Meta Platforms Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AFP)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 04:47 PM IST

Bear enters house, eats freshly baked cake and swims in the pool

USA's Simi Valley Police Department took to Facebook to share about a bear entering a house then eating a cake and swimming in the pool.

The image shows the bear that broke into a house, ate cake, and swam in the pool.(Simi Valley Police Department)
The image shows the bear that broke into a house, ate cake, and swam in the pool.(Simi Valley Police Department)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 04:34 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Boy calls emergency number, saves mom’s life. This is what he said on the call

Australian organisation Ambulance Tasmania shared the story of the four-year-old boy saving his mom's life on Facebook.

The image shows the brave four-year-old boy who called the emergency number to save his mom's life.(Facebook/@Ambulance Tasmania)
The image shows the brave four-year-old boy who called the emergency number to save his mom's life.(Facebook/@Ambulance Tasmania)
Published on Sep 08, 2022 09:14 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Brave delivery driver saves three puppies from burning home

Columbia County Fire Rescue in USA took to their official Facebook page to share about the incident. They also shared a few images of the Amazon delivery driver with the puppies she saved from a burning house.

The image shows the Amazon delivery driver with the puppies she saved from a burning house.(Facebook/@Columbia County Fire Rescue)
The image shows the Amazon delivery driver with the puppies she saved from a burning house.(Facebook/@Columbia County Fire Rescue)
Published on Sep 06, 2022 12:08 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Police catch an angry, hissing alligator at an ATM in Texas. Watch rescue video

In a video that has been shared by the Lake Worth Police Department on Facebook, one gets to see how an alligator got rescued after hissing at people at an ATM in Texas.

Representational image showing an alligator like the one that was hissing at people at an ATM in Texas. (Pexels)
Representational image showing an alligator like the one that was hissing at people at an ATM in Texas. (Pexels)
Published on Sep 04, 2022 05:36 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

Stray carpet python snake gets removed from an Australian school window. Watch

This video that has been shared on Facebook shows how a big carpet python snake got removed from a school window in Australia.

This is the carpet Python snake that was trapped in a window in an Australian school. (Facebook/@SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers)
This is the carpet Python snake that was trapped in a window in an Australian school. (Facebook/@SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers)
Published on Sep 04, 2022 02:30 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

Meta says it took action against 2.7 crore Facebook, Instagram posts in India

On Facebook, Meta said took action against 1.73 crore of spam content. This was followed by 23 lakh posts related to "violent and graphic content" and post related to "adult nudity and sexual activity".

Meta took action against 2.5 crore posts on Facebook and 20 lakh posts on Instagram. (AFP file photo)
Meta took action against 2.5 crore posts on Facebook and 20 lakh posts on Instagram. (AFP file photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 05:29 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Get ready to pay for added features of WhatsApp, Facebook & Instagram: Reports

"Any new product will be complementary to our existing ads business," a spokesperson from Meta told Reuters on Thursday.

The move will put Meta on the same course as other social media giants including Snap Inc and Twitter that launched paid tiers to unlock additional features.(Reuters file photo)
The move will put Meta on the same course as other social media giants including Snap Inc and Twitter that launched paid tiers to unlock additional features.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 03:20 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Aryan Prakash, New Delhi

Facebook Gaming app to be discontinued on October 28: Report

"Despite this news, our mission to connect players, fans and creators with the games they love hasn't changed, and you'll still be able to find your games, streamers and groups when you visit Gaming in the Facebook app," Facebook said in a recent notice.

Facebook did not specify the reason as to why the app was being discontinued.(Reuters file photo)
Facebook did not specify the reason as to why the app was being discontinued.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 07:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Boy saves mom from drowning after she suffers seizure while in pool. Watch

The video of a boy saving his mom having a seizure while swimming in a pool was posted on Facebook.

The image shows the kid saving his mother from drowning after she suffered a seizure while swimming.(Facebook/@Lori Keeney)
The image shows the kid saving his mother from drowning after she suffered a seizure while swimming.(Facebook/@Lori Keeney)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 06:07 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Man uses pumpkin as a boat to take a river trip to celebrate birthday. See pics

City of Bellevue, Nebraska, took to Facebook to share about this unusual feat and also posted several pictures.

The image, taken from the Facebook post, shows the man using a pumpkin as a boat to take a river trip.(Facebook/@City of Bellevue, Nebraska)
The image, taken from the Facebook post, shows the man using a pumpkin as a boat to take a river trip.(Facebook/@City of Bellevue, Nebraska)
Published on Aug 31, 2022 02:34 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Zoo employee in Thailand dresses up as ostrich, roams around. Here’s why

The story of why a zoo employee dressed up as an ostrich and roamed around the place was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from a Facebook post, shows a zoo employee in Thailand dresses as an ostrich.(Facebook/@FanpageChiangMaiZoo)
The image, taken from a Facebook post, shows a zoo employee in Thailand dresses as an ostrich.(Facebook/@FanpageChiangMaiZoo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2022 05:48 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Australian woman tries Indian snacks for the first time. Watch how she reacts

The video of an Australian woman trying different Indian snacks like Soan Papdi and banana chips for the first time was posted on Facebook.

The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows the Australia woman trying Indian snacks for the first time.(Facebook/@Tanner)
The image, taken from the Facebook video, shows the Australia woman trying Indian snacks for the first time.(Facebook/@Tanner)
Published on Aug 26, 2022 06:32 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Which social media platform is most popular among US teens? Research reveals

The Pew Research survey report released on August 10 said a growing percentage of American teenagers said they use Instagram and Snapchat since the 2014-15 survey. Microblogging site Twitter and Tumblr witnessed decline in shares of teens who said they were using the platforms.

A new Pew Research Center survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds TikTok has rocketed in popularity since its North American debut several years ago and now is a top social media platform for teens among the platforms covered in this survey(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A new Pew Research Center survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds TikTok has rocketed in popularity since its North American debut several years ago and now is a top social media platform for teens among the platforms covered in this survey(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 25, 2022 03:32 PM IST

X-ray shows python and its tracking transmitter inside another snake in Florida

Florida's Miami Zoo took to Facebook to share the X-ray showing a python and its tracking transmitter inside another snake.

The image of a snake is posted on Facebook by Miami Zoo.(Facebook/@Zoo Miami)
The image of a snake is posted on Facebook by Miami Zoo.(Facebook/@Zoo Miami)
Updated on Aug 25, 2022 02:04 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Ever seen a crocodile gallop? Viral video shows a reptile chasing a man

The video showing a crocodile galloping while chasing a man was posted on Facebook

The image, taken from the viral Facebook video, shows the galloping crocodile.(Facebook/@Gatorland Orlando)
The image, taken from the viral Facebook video, shows the galloping crocodile.(Facebook/@Gatorland Orlando)
Updated on Aug 24, 2022 04:30 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Facebook reportedly down, users claim celebs' handles hit by spam messages

Twitter was buzzing with hashtag #Facebookhacked with users claiming their accounts was spammed with unsolicited messages.

Facebook reported outage with users flagging concerns.(Reuters)
Facebook reported outage with users flagging concerns.(Reuters)
Published on Aug 24, 2022 03:03 PM IST

Ever seen ‘dinosaurs’ run races? Watch what happens at Washington's ‘T-Rex’ race

A T-Rex dinosaur race is organised in Washington and people in dinosaur costumes show up and run in it. A video of the event from this year has once again gone viral on Facebook.

People in T-Rex dinosaur costumes, running the race at Washington. (Rachael Jones/Seattle Refined)
People in T-Rex dinosaur costumes, running the race at Washington. (Rachael Jones/Seattle Refined)
Updated on Aug 23, 2022 03:08 PM IST
BySohini Sengupta

How to cross-post your Instagram Reels to your Facebook account?

The Instagram Reels have gained immense popularity among youngsters who share their videos with their followers. It has become a platform for the influencers who boast of more than a million followers.

Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration.(REUTERS)
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 21, 2022 05:32 PM IST

Dahi Handi wishes on Krishna Janmashtami 2022: SMS, WhatsApp messages, quotes

Dahi Handi wishes ahead of Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Check out this collection of best SMS, WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, quotes and wishes to greet your family, friends and loved ones on Dahi Handi

Happy Dahi Handi wishes on Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Best SMS, WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, quotes to greet family and friends (Twitter/CafePondi)
Happy Dahi Handi wishes on Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Best SMS, WhatsApp messages, Facebook status, quotes to greet family and friends (Twitter/CafePondi)
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 01:10 PM IST
By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
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