Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: snapchat

Snapchat was the biggest winner the day Facebook, WhatsApp went down

Facebook blamed network configuration glitches for immobilising a suite of apps from Messenger to Instagram and driving some of its 2.7 billion daily users to the competition.

Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump ‘in the interest of public safety’

Snapchat said it has made the decision to permanently terminate Trump's account 'based on his attempts to spread misinformation, hate speech, and incite violence'.

Snapchat stops promoting US President Trump’s content on its ‘discover’ feed

In a statement, Snapchat said that they will not amplify voices that incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on their 'discover' section.

Bashed Bois Locker Room, silent on Snapchat controversy. Women, where is your outrage now?

Women criticising Bois Locker Room must also talk about the Snapchat conversation where a girl, posing as a boy, suggested a plan of sexual assault on herself.

A ‘girl’ started rape talk on Snapchat. Bois Locker Room on Insta had no link: Police

Police officer says girl, posing as 'Siddharth' on Snapchat, suggested sexual assault on herself to a male friend, just to gauge his reaction and 'character'.

More than Netflix it’s Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat that are uniting a quarantined world

Social media is a place for wholesale interaction, whether it be through memes, amateur TikTok dances, silly Snapchat snaps or Instagram boomerangs.

Twitter testing ‘fleets’: exciting feature or late to the trend after Snapchat, Instagram?

Twitter’s new feature ‘Fleets’, which is currently being tested, will see tweets vanish after 24 hours without getting any retweets, likes or replies

Snapchat founder’s sister launches audio porn website Quinn targeted at women

Quinn, the latest addition to a growing adult podcast market, packages erotic stories and “guided" sexual experiences behind a polished and minimalistic interface.

A phone cluttered with pictures good or bad? Depends on how you use your camera

From selfies causing anxiety to picture taking being a private art form, new studies explore if our smartphones are aiding or disabling us.

Twitter unveils Snapchat-like camera feature as it experiments with change

Microblogging site Twitter, which has usually been slow to change, is opening up to experimentation and new products to persuade more people to join the service.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.