social media

Road in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli re-laid after teen’s 'ground report' went viral on social media

It’s not rare in remote parts of India for newly laid roads to start crumbling within hours of being built because of sub-standard material used. But Suhana Bisht, 15, of Dewarkhadora village in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district wasn’t ready to take this lying down. When a 10-km newly laid stretch in the area came undone, the teenager, an aspiring journalist, shot a video and posted it on social media. As the video of her ‘ground repot’ exposing the corruption went viral, the district administration swung into action and rushed to get the stretch re-laid within 12-hours.

published on : 21st October 2020

US bill tackles social media 'dark patterns'

Two US senators introduced a bill to ban online social media companies like Facebook and Twitter from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data. 

published on : 13th April 2019

Frozen pants go viral in freezing Midwest

Videos and photos shared on social media showed a neighborhood in Minnesota where frozen pants on yards are beginning to appear.

published on : 1st February 2019

College binge drinkers show signs of social media addiction: Study

A recent study suggests that college students who binge drink are frequently posting on social media while intoxicated and show signs of social media addiction.

published on : 22nd December 2018

Watch: Mobile phone blasts in man’s pocket in West Bengal

A shocking video of a mobile phone blast in a man's shirt pocket has surfaced from West Midnapore. The phone had heated up in his pocket causing the fire. 

published on : 27th October 2017

2 Bengali men paid dearly for a harmless Facebook post in West Bengal

The Mamata Banerjee government added another feat to its long list of getting offended at social media posts when the state police arrested 2 people for putting up Facebook posts.

published on : 22nd October 2017

Gothic charcoal ice cream takes social media by storm

Dessert takes a trip to the dark side as an LA shop serves up black ice cream.

published on : 8th July 2017

Social media sites suspended for a month in Kashmir Valley

The decision was taken in a bid to prevent anti-social elements from inciting violence through the mode of social media.

published on : 27th April 2017

Ayesha Takia reacts to trolls online

published on : 28th February 2017