Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behavior

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Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behavior

As researchers are mining Facebook and Twitter data to learn about online and offline human behavior, a new study warns them to be wary of serious pitfalls that arise when working with huge social media data sets. Such erroneous results can have huge implications as thousands of research papers each year are now based on data gleaned from social media. More →
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Twitter starts tracking apps you have on your phone, here’s how to stop it

By on November 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM.

Twitter starts tracking apps you have on your phone, here’s how to stop it

Microblogging social network Twitter has announced a new feature called App Graph using which it will now keep track of every app you’ve downloaded on your smartphone. The company insists that it isn’t going to track what you do on those apps, as it only intends to know what other apps you’ve on your smartphone. More →
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‘Twitter Offers’ allow US users to claim discounts from tweets

By on November 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM.

‘Twitter Offers’ allow US users to claim discounts from tweets

Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a new feature where retailers will tweet special offers that can be used to get money back on certain purchases. Called “Twitter Offers”, the new feature will appear on your timeline as promotional tweets posted by certain retailers, CNET reported. More →
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Twitter CFO does not know how to use Twitter, accidentally tweets out a DM revealing acquisition plans

By on November 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM.

Twitter CFO does not know how to use Twitter, accidentally tweets out a DM revealing acquisition plans

Users out there who still haven't gotten their heads wrapped around the ecosystem of Twitter, don't fret, you've got company. In a classic case of putting the hammer on your own foot, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto accidentally tweeted out a direct message.  More →
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India one of the fastest growing markets for Twitter

By on November 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM.

India one of the fastest growing markets for Twitter

With more and more people getting engaged to Twitter, India is turning out to be one of the fastest growing markets for the US-based micro-blogging site, a top company official said here Saturday. “India is a big market for us. It is one of our fastest growing markets and we will be investing more here,” Katie Jacobs Stanton, vice president, global media, Twitter said. She was speaking at the HT Leadership Summit. More →
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British photographer clicks 830 meter-high selfie on top of Burj Khalifa, Dubai

By on November 22, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

British photographer clicks 830 meter-high selfie on top of Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Taking the selfie phenomenon to an all-new level, a 47-year-old British photographer clicked a photo of himself on top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. Taking the selfie atop the 2,723 ft skyscraper, Gerald Donovan could well have taken the world's highest selfie, The Telegraph reported. More →
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Narendra Modi’s social media popularity reflects India’s significance: Cyber expert

By on November 20, 2014 at 5:38 PM.

Narendra Modi’s social media popularity reflects India’s significance: Cyber expert

Cyber expert Pawan Duggal on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s rising social media popularity reflects India's significance under the latter's leadership, and added it is a salutation to his eccentric understanding of the social media and internet. More →
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