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Hackers claim it is behind Facebook outages, other sites

Hackers claim it is behind Facebook outages, other sites

Internet sites including Facebook, the world's largest social network, Instagram and other popular sites suffered temporary outages on Tuesday and a hacker group associated with other recent high-profile attacks claimed it caused the outages. A Twitter account that purports to speak for hacker group "Lizard Squad" posted messages suggesting that it was behind an...

Facebook claims it created 4.5 million jobs

Facebook claims it created 4.5 million jobs

A Facebook-commissioned study says the world's largest social network is making a tsunami-sized splash on the global economy, tech news website CNET reports. According to the study, conducted by Deloitte, Facebook added $227 billion to the global economy and helped to support 4.5 million jobs around the world in 2014. Released on Tuesday, the...

Bhabhi kisses groom, bride's family calls off wedding

Bhabhi kisses groom, bride's family calls off wedding

No one could have imagined that a kiss could be this fatal. According to reports, a wedding ceremony in Aligarh was called off just because the groom was kissed by his brother's wife in public, reports India Today. The groom and the bride had met each other on social media and fallen in love....

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to gather data on human behaviour may be fraught with biases, scientists say. Behavioural scientists use social media to quickly and cheaply gather huge amounts of data about what people are thinking and doing but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the US and McGill University...

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky: I was in love with Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky has said she "fell in love" with Bill Clinton during a tearful speech describing the pain of being made into a figure of global humiliation. In her first ever public address, the 41-year-old said she wanted "to give purpose to my past" by campaigning against a toxic internet culture that relentlessly hounds individuals in the news. She described herself as "the first person to have [had] their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the internet" and spoke about her part in the affair that nearly ended Clinton's presidency. "I fell in love with my boss...

Difference between facebook pages, groups and profiles

Difference between facebook pages, groups and profiles

With several overlapping features, Facebook's Pages, groups and profiles leave many users confused. Together, these three functions help us stay connected, but each has its own purpose and works for different types of content. Whether users want to stay in touch with friends, promote their brand or meet others with the same hobbies, mashaable.com...

Tougher sentences for internet trolls

Tougher sentences for internet trolls

Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He told the Mail on Sunday quadrupling the current maximum six-month term showed his determination to "take a stand against a baying cyber-mob". The plan has been announced days after TV presenter Chloe Madeley suffered online...

Facebook as we know

Facebook as we know

THE recent suicide committed by two siblings in Uttara has deeply saddened and shocked the nation; our deepest sorrows are with the single mother. Keeping aside the societal and domestic unhappiness caused by the separation of the parents, another aspect that might be missed is the part played by Facebook in this tragedy....

Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium: the new channel for advertising

Digital medium which includes social media and mobile phones has emerged as a more effective marketing platform for products than the traditional promotional activities. Consumers' behaviour is changing gradually with the influence of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and the uses of smartphones, marketing of products and services delivered through them reach...

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Bangla speaking people now can write in Bangla on Twitter as the microblogging social media site has recently introduced features allowing users to write in the language. The twitter has also added the features for the languages of the following countries: Vietnam, Czech Republic, Romania, and Ukraine, reports Bangla daily the Prothom Alo. The popular...

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