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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

Chili’s backing up personal service with table-top tech

By : Riddhi Sharma

It’s a game night, and you wonder whether you should dine out with a match playing in the foreground, or just order-in. Most people choose dining out because of the experience. Almost all of us have a deep-seated expectation of

Alcohol ads on social media may influence you to drink

By : Riddhi Sharma

Alcohol advertising on social media has greater power to influence users to go out for a drink, a recent study by researchers from Michigan State University, claims. The researchers exposed 121 individuals to two types of ads—one group viewed ads

Beware! Facebook to track non-members with ads

By : CIOL Writers

Even as Europe regulators criticize Facebook’s practices over privacy concerns, the social network giant has decided to begin displaying ads to web users who are not members of its platform yet. Facebook will use cookies, ‘like’ buttons and other plug-ins

Iran threatens to ban social media sites

By : CIOL Writers

How far would you go to safeguard ‘morality’? The Iran government seems to think there’s no end to it. The Supreme Council of Cyberspace of Iran has threatened to ban all social media companies operating in the country, if they

How digital media is haven for regional films?

By : CIOL Writers

With regional cinema finding a new lease of life last year with films like O Kadhal Kanmani (tamil), Bahubali (telugu), Court (Marathi), Qissa (Punjabi) finding pan-India audience in 2015, this year has had some interesting releases which found a new

Social media gain for the non-profits

By : CIOL Writers

Priyadarshini Sachdev, a Bengaluru-based software professional, itches to do “something good for the society”. That’s the reason the 32-year-old gave up on her plush job to train her focus on her dream project—a not-for-profit organization for the senior citizens. The

Social media is our main source for “News”

By : CIOL Writers

The quintessential morning ritual for crores of Indians, of newspaper with a hot a cuppa of tea, might soon be a thing of past. If the research finding of a study published by Pew Research Center is anything to go