More than a like

In the history of mankind, people have chosen various ways to express discontent against the prevailing social, political and economic regimes. Some have been covert in nature while others have been more overt like mass protests and destruction of public property. Nowadays, a new kind of activism is emerging through the internet. Many people, especially . . . → Read More: More than a like

Adele gets hated on right after the birth of her baby

By Jane Warren

JUST hours after she gave birth to her first child on Friday night, singer Adele became the victim of a slew of spiteful and offensive messages posted by so-called “trolls” on the social networking site Twitter. The most hurtful read: “Aw Adele gave birth to a baby. Is it fat . . . → Read More: Adele gets hated on right after the birth of her baby

Access to Youtube, Facebook blocked in Kashmir

The move to block YouTube is seen as a response to the protests against the anti-Islam video [Al Jazeera]

Local media reports that popular social media websites have been blocked throughout the restive state.

Popular websites Youtube and Facebook have been blocked in Indian-administered Kashmir, local media reported.

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Climbing up the ‘Like’ ladder

Firstly, I would like to assure my own Facebook friends that none of this intends to target an individual. And any resemblance is purely coincidental.

Secondly, this is written as a joke. The tactics mentioned might only be coming naturally to many, but even I have found a few odd and particularly effective.

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Cyber- ruption

By Arif Ansar

The media debacle that unfolded during the last couple of weeks is not unique to Pakistan; it has already rocked the West. Rupert Murdoch and his media empire are under the gun in UK for the phone hacking scandal and reporting practices. During the second Iraq war, the credibility of the . . . → Read More: Cyber- ruption

Facebook: Profit over Privacy

Facebook, the world’s biggest social-networking site, is set to raise $16bn for itself in its highly anticipated initial public offering [IPO] on Friday.

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Facebook aims for $15 billion profit by Increasing Public Offering

New York: Facebook Inc will increase the size of its initial public offering by 25 per cent to raise about $15 billion, a source familiar with the matter said, as strong investor demand for a share of the No.1 social network trumped ongoing debate about the company’s long-term potential to make money.

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“Do-not-track” option supported by over 400 internet companies

Google, along with 400 internet companies, has agreed to support a “do-not-track” button that will give web users more control over their personal data online, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Harder to recommend facebook

It’s the year’s hottest initial public offering, but some wealth managers find themselves having a hard time recommending Facebook to their clients.

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Facebook warns investors of more federal probes

In its filing for an initial public offering. Facebook on Wednesday warned of the potential for additional regulatory investigations that would adversely affect its growth. In S-1 papers provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Facebook listed several regulatory and legal risks — such a privacy investigations, patent disputes, and any potential security breaches — . . . → Read More: Facebook warns investors of more federal probes