Monday, 20 August, 2018

Topic: Twitter

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Twitter may soon be banned in Pakistan

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a bureaucratic reshuffle in the offing. 
Mark Zuckerberg

Google, Facebook, Twitter don’t know how to tame the monsters they’ve created

The world expected more from these companies whose CEOs neither knew nor cared enough for the problems they created.
Facebook and Twitter icons

Facebook, Twitter woes could be an indication of profound change in internet habits

The increasing disappointing user gains of Facebook, Twitter & Snapchat could be an alarming warning bell for social media companies.
Sushma Swaraj

Man who asked Sushma Swaraj whether it was safe to travel in Bali got this answer

The question was asked on Twitter after a powerful quake hit Indonesia this week killing 300 people. 
Twitter trolling, making the quality of online debate questionable| Alex Flynn/Bloomberg

‘Twitter’s troll problem may not be solvable’

Latest brouhaha over Sarah Jeong's trolling reflects ominously not just on Twitter as a platform but on the state of online debate.
A "Delete Facebook" message is displayed on an iPhone. Facebook shares plunged 19 per cent after second-quarter sales and user growth missed Wall Street estimates | Bloomberg

Twitter and Facebook need a bigger and better cleanup

The social media giants will be in trouble with regulators and brands if they don’t show they are trying to fix themselves.
File photo of Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s threat to Iran, and what it means for the world and India

Responding to Iranian President’s aggressive statement, Trump put out a tweet that may have repercussions on the future of international relations in Asia.
Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Twitter’s fake-account purge more of public relations onslaught than a problem solver

Twitter and Facebook can make automated registration impossible, but they aren’t doing it.
Amitabh Bachchan with a loss of over 4 lakh followers was one of the biggest losers | Facebook/@AmitabhBachchan

Politicians, Bollywood stars lose followers as Twitter goes on a clean-up drive

From Narendra Modi to superstar Shah Rukh Khan, notable personalities have lost followers in the Twitter purge.
Narendra Modi (L) and Donald Trump (R)

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump and Pope Francis most followed world leaders on Twitter

Twiplomacy Study 2018 shows Sushma Swaraj is the most popular among women leaders; MEA is the third most followed foreign ministry in the world.
Former Indian Prime Minister and leader of Bhartiya Janata Party Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Four headlines & a funeral: How Indian media got the Vajpayee coverage completely wrong

Some talking heads were even trying to say that the emotional outpouring for Vajpayee was much more than it was for Indira. Instead of comparing the working st...

Indian Army reforms: Cutting administrative flab or needless downsizing?

Army chief General Bipin Rawat is set to issue orders to reduce personnel at the Army Headquarters (AHQ) in New Delhi. The move is being viewed as an indirect a...