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Teens’ obsession with social media and the brain connection

By : CIOL Writers

It starts at the age of two (could be even earlier) and then never goes away; we are talking about the smartphone addiction! The addiction, most highly noted in teenagers, could be intoxicating to growing brains, say Neuroscientists in a

People spending less time on social media

By : CIOL Writers

Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, etc are must-have apps for all our phones, but a new study from marketing intelligence firm Similar Web has found that people are now spending much less time on social media apps. The study, which compares

From technology to cartoons

By : CIOL Writers

After working for more than 10 years as a public relations consultant for some of the world’s biggest technology brands, Brendan Boughen, alias Jim, Communications Manager at Microsoft New Zealand has decided to publish a cartoon book titled Sounds Like

As online hate speech surges, so does criminal arrests

By : CIOL Writers

According to a recently released data by The Register, London witnessed a 37 percent increase in arrests made for online speech crimes in last five years, jumping from 625 in 2010, to 857 arrests in 2015 where offenders were targeted

Snapchat surpasses Twitter with 150 million daily active users

By : CIOL Writers

You never know, Snapchat might be our 21st-century tortoise of the “Tortoise and the Hare Story”. Twitter which was once the second largest social network after Facebook, has been recently outdone by Snapchat with 150 million daily active users, whereas

Adobe’s Umang Bedi to join Facebook as India MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: Adobe’s Umang Bedi will join Facebook India as Managing Director in July 2016. He will lead in building and maintaining strategic relationships with top clients and regional agencies in the country. He will take over from Kirthiga Reddy,

Alcohol’s social media connection

By : CIOL Writers

According to a recent study by Evolve Media and Havas Group to uncover the trends in spirits consumption, Millennials buy expensive alcohol brands to impress friends and share pictures of them drinking these “pricey” brands on social media. Elaborating on

Internet lowercased: it’s not “The Internet” any more

By : CIOL Writers

When it’s the “I/internet” you are talking about, everything thing matters, even the alphabet “I”. The brain muscle will definitely switch while writing the ”I” of the internet and the ”W” of the Web, for they are no longer proper

UK’s first “official” social media wedding

By : CIOL Writers

Whether it’s Snapchat, Twitter or Facebook, social media has proved to become the most influential part of our lives. And in such times, wedding cannot be an exception, especially for a couple from the UK who are paying thousands of

Facebook command: Download a separate app for messenger

By : CIOL Writers

For those who use Facebook messenger for all sundry purposes, this might come as an inconvenience. Facebook is said to be working on separating the messaging service from the social networking site, which is currently integrated in the browser. This

3 ways CIOs can protect users against cyber attacks

By : CIOL Writers

Cyber attacks in the recent past have been causing huge losses in revenues for enterprise and also for individuals transacting online. While there have been technology developments to secure the web, the loopholes are many still, for the hackers to

The past glory of our beloved memes

By : CIOL Writers

Memes are shared on social media left, right and center. While till a few years back, your feed would be flooded with status updates, now the flurry of posts on social media are majorly memes–some hilarious, others, not so much.

Mark Zuckerberg falls prey to cyber hacking

By : CIOL Writers

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s most successful social networking site Facebook, may be nothing like us lesser mortals, but is not immune to cyber attacks nevertheless. Zuckerberg’s accounts on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest were compromised on Sunday for

How social media grieves the legend Muhammad Ali

By : Riddhi Sharma

Today, the world lost a great sportsman and human being and the world wide web has come together to pay tribute to this legend. Here are the posts that spoke to us the most. A child asked Muhammad Ali what

Sushma Swaraj, PM Modi are most followed world leaders on Twitter

By : Riddhi Sharma

We have all heard a lot about PM Modi’s social media presence and because of which Prime Minister was at the third spot in the list of top 10 leaders in the world. According to the “2016 Twiplomacy” study by

Trouble for e-tailers, as growth in shoppers dries up

By : CIOL Writers

The startup saga in India seems to have hit rock bottom. After e-commerce company Flipkart was devalued second time in a row by its minority shareholder Morgan Stanley, the sentiment around the growth of Indian startups has turned negative. Adding

Eiffel Tower is now in your hands, football lovers

By : CIOL Writers

The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris will be at the mercy of social media users next month. Relax, we are just talking about the colours the tower will be adorned with. Remember the “Shakti” during navratris and the colours of

Now chat & book Meru Cabs on Facebook Messenger

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cab services provider, Meru Cabs has now integrated their cab booking system with Facebook Messenger to provide automated cab booking facility. Adopting the latest technology, Meru aims to widen their customer base by providing convenient and seamless cab

Shea Serrano is the new Internet hero

By : CIOL Writers

You probably haven’t heard of Shea Serrano, but he is the one who became a celebrity overnight as the best-selling author, all thanks to his unusual advertising push on social media, Twitter to be specific. The Rap Year Book, authored

#Trending: Tanmay Bhat, Cincinnati, Harvard University

By : CIOL Writers

#TanmayBhatOfcourse, we all know the now-so-hyped Tanmay Bhat Snapchat face swap video. He used Snapchat’s face swap feature to stage an argument between Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar. There have been views both in favour and against the