Category Archives: Social Media

Twitter Executive on Fake News: ‘We Are Not the Arbiters of Truth’

There are lots of things you can’t do on Twitter. You can’t threaten violence, post pornography or wear a swastika in your profile pic. But you can lie. Twitter made clear on Thursday that while it is happy to serve as a platform for fact-checkers, it does not want to get into the business of making its own judgments… Read More »

Facebook Testing Downvote Button to Let Users Flag Inappropriate Comments

HIGHLIGHTS The new button is available for 5 percent of Android users in the US It is designed to flag inappropriate and unsuitable comments The button is only available on posts by Pages, and not by Groups, etc. A couple of years after letting its users show their “Reactions”, Facebook has now eventually started testing a downvote button to offer a… Read More »

WhatsApp Payments UPI-Based Feature Arrives in India on Android Phones, iPhone

WhatsApp Payments, based on UPI, is available to some users in the Attachments menu HIGHLIGHTS The WhatsApp feature is available to select users on v2.18.21 on iOS It is also available for select users on version 2.18.41 on Android WhatsApp Payments will based on Indian government’s UPI WhatsApp has reportedly started testing out its UPI-based payments feature in India. The… Read More »

WhatsApp Business App Launched for Small Businesses; Only Available on Android for Now

The WhatsApp Business standalone app was announced by Facebook on Wednesday in an effort to make business communication with customers more streamlined for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) on the popular messaging platform. A part of its WhatsApp for Business initiative that was first officially announced back in September last year and tested with businesses like BookMyShow and MakeMyTrip in India since, the… Read More »

Twitter’s Bookmarks Feature Spotted in Android Beta App

Twitter in October had announced that it is developing a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later. The social media giant appears to be finally testing the new feature on Android smartphones. While the feature was called Save For Later earlier, the name was changed to Bookmarks in the following month. In November, the company said that it had started testing the feature.… Read More »

Kashmir: Social media gag on government workers slammed

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Government workers in Indian-administeredKashmir have decried a government ban prohibiting them and their families from expressing political opinions on social networking sites. Under a new order issued on Tuesday, Jammu and Kashmir government employees were barred from engaging in “criminal, dishonest, immoral or disgraceful conduct on social media which may be prejudicial to government”. The region’s… Read More »

7 Social Media Trends That Will Dominate 2018

  How do you plan on socializing next year? How do you plan on reaching your target audience, who will be socializing with each other, next year? By default, we underestimate how our lives will change in the future. We tend to think of next year as ending more or less the same as this year (with the… Read More »

Building social buzz: Our top 10 social media marketing columns of 2017

Social media marketing is a rapidly evolving sector with so many twists and turns, it’s difficult to stay on your toes. Yet as marketers, we rely on keeping up to date with the latest social media trends in order to stay relevant. From the continued rise of live-streaming to the changing face of influencer marketing, plenty of developments surfaced in the… Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Take a Month of Parental Leave in December

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s taking parental leave this month to spend more time with his daughters. Zuckerberg said on Facebook and Instagram over the weekend that “you’ll hear from me a little less” during this time. Facebook offers four months of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers – generous for corporate America, although some tech companies offer more. The… Read More »

Facebook India Year in Review 2017: Baahubali 2 the Most Discussed Topic of the Year

Facebook India on Wednesday shared its Year in Review 2017 list, sharing the top single-day moments or most-discussed trends. Separately, starting Wednesday, users across the world will be able to see their own Year in Review video, which puts together special moments over the past year. A global Year in Review 2017 list was also released. The blockbuster epic Baahubali 2:… Read More »