Category Archives: Social Media

1 million porn videos on Instagram hidden in Arabic hashtags

Pornographic photos and videos are not allowed on photo-sharing app Instagram, but users have found a way to subvert the ban. Technology blogger Jed Ismael discovered pornographic materialon the Facebook-owned app while looking for the term ‘movies’ in Arabic. Instead of movies, he came across pornographic clips and images, which do not come with any… Read More »

Things you should never share on Facebook

Do you flaunt restaurant visits and vacations onFacebook? Are you careless about who you interact with on social media? If you answered yes, you could be in serious trouble, like Pune resident Nehal Deodhar (name changed), who contacted her bank through a social media site to lodge a complaint. However, what she inadvertently did was… Read More »

Using Facebook, Snapchat makes you ‘cognitively and morally shallow’: Psychologists

Research shows people who frequently text or use social media were less likely to engage in “reflective thought” and “placed less importance on moral life goals”. Tech writer Nicholas G Carr, in his Pulitzer nominated book The Shallows, discussed the possibility that the internet is changing “the way we think, read and remember”. Specifically, Carr… Read More »

ICC T20 World Cup: How you can support your team on Facebook, Instagram

To cater to cricket fans around the world, social media giant Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram have tied up with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to let fans support their teams competing in the World Twenty20 tournament. “From March 8 to April 3, 16 men’s and 10 women’s cricket teams will face each other… Read More »