Social

Streamlining the burgeoning cloud of online communities

By : CIOL Writers

Till about a decade ago, online communities were more to do with social life, like a community for a residential colony, or say a college dance group, but today they have grown into a strategic enterprise asset and a substantial

Snapchat’s online magazine Real Life

By : CIOL Writers

If you think Snapchat is just about ephemeral messages and videos, think again. The company is behind a new online magazine called Real Life, which will publish roughly one article each weekday on the subject of technology, starting on June

Women at Google respond in a quirky way to a shareholder’s sexist comment

By : CIOL Writers

A lesson in how not to mess up with women. Women at Google have come up with an ingenious and tongue-in-cheek way to raise awareness about gender equality after an investor made a sexist remark at the company’s annual shareholders

Study says most news links shared on social media are never read

By : CIOL Writers

Studies have proven that social media is now the single largest source for people to access news. But those statistics are mostly based on the number of shares. Now another study has found that Social media is now more popular

Deciphering Twitter’s SoundCloud acquisition

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter’s recent acquisition of online music platform SoundCloud for $70 million may not have anything overtly advantageous for the micro-blogging site, but both can leverage each other’s user base and create a social music platform which can engage and attract

ISIS Twitter accounts get LGBT makeover by hackers

By : CIOL Writers

The loose hacking collective Anonymous has launched another wave of attacks against Islamic State (ISIS), taking over social media accounts associated with the group and giving them an LGBT-flavoured makeover. Anonymous grew out of the infamous 4Chan forum in the

Influencer Marketing is the way forward: Yahoo

By : CIOL Writers

Influencer marketing is evolving into one of the most productive ways to attract customers and clients, and brands will agree with us! According to a study from Yahoo, nearly 60 percent of marketers plan to increase their influencer marketing budgets

Is the future of internet safe in India?

By : CIOL Writers

The future of internet depends on the numbers of stakeholders of India. According to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), if the stakeholders co-operate with each other, they will be able to bring more regional language users online

#Trending: Polite Grandma to Udta Punjab

By : CIOL Writers

It all starts with one share and then internet turns it into a blast charged with likes and comments. We have been sharing #WBIT – WHAT’S BREAKING THE INTERNET – to bring the most trending stories of on your screen.

Video ads on social media do not make the cut for advertisers

By : CIOL Writers

We are more likely to watch video ads on websites than those which are posted on social media, a study by Teads has shown. The research reports know us better than we do! Teads, a video company that makes money

Father of Paris massacre victim sues Facebook, Twitter

By : CIOL Writers

It’s like punishing the weapon for a murder! In a long list of bizarre suits filed in the US, one was the father of a young woman killed in the Paris massacre last November, who has sued Facebook and Twitter,

UK’s Internet industry names Apple a hero, Trump villain

By : CIOL Writers

The 2016 UK Internet Industry Awards has nominated for the internet hero of the year, which has also nominated Donald Trump as the villain of the year. The nominations are based on crowd sourced suggestions from the public with a

A curious case of Taylor Swift’s friend request dismissal at WWDC

By : CIOL Writers

Apple’s first day at WWDC16 was pretty eventful with launching of the new iOS 10, MacOS and an upgraded Siri. There were some twists and trolls too with Microsoft’s Xamarin after party. But the big take away was something away

Teenagers access internet primarily on desktops: study

By : CIOL Writers

Statistics say that smartphone sales are on a double-digit growth track, but a survey by Tata Consultancy Services has shown that desktops and laptops still remain the most popular mode of accessing Internet by teenagers. According to TCS GenZ Survey,

Facebook will now force you to download its Moments app

By : CIOL Writers

After forcing its users to download a separate app for using the messenger, Facebook is now urging its users to download their photo-sharing application–Moments–in order to protect their synced photos. Facebook has set a deadline of 7th July for the

Telepractice speech assistance gives hope to millions across the globe

By : CIOL Writers

One person can touch a million lives, and Judy Walker, an associate professor at UMaine is one such good Samaritan. Her inventive program that helps people with speech disabilities through telepractice, has been giving hope to people who have tried

Microsoft buying LinkedIn for $26.2bn

USA: Microsoft has agreed to buy the largest professional networking site LinkedIn in $26.2 billion all-cash deal. Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain

Social media with Orlando mass shootout victims

By : CIOL Writers

Social media was flooded with posts and videos when mass shooting took place in an LGBT Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. People inside and around the nightclub began to post their experiences moments after Omar S. Mateen opened fire, killing more

Goodbye, Yahoo Messenger

By : CIOL Writers

Time to bid Goodbye to Yahoo Messenger. Yahoo, which has been closing down the shutters on several of its now redundant services has decided to bring curtains down on one of the oldest IM services still around — and one

Euro 2016: Watch it online

By : CIOL Writers

It’s time for Football fever once again. Soccer mania knows no boundaries across the globe; irrespective of nations being part of playing teams or not, the game is diligently followed by millions. The Euro 2016 tournament, second best thing after