social media

Kim Kardashian Wins “Break the Internet” Prize at Webby Awards

NEW YORK, May 17  – Reality television stars, Hollywood actresses and social media fans came together for the 20th Webby Awards in New York on Monday, where the likes of Kim Kardashian West and Jessica Alba were honored. Kardashian picked up the “Break the internet” prize for her social media presence while her husband, Kanye

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Facebook’s Next Frontier: Chatbots

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has opened up its Messenger app to developers to create “chatbots,” hoping that by simulating one-on-one conversations between users and companies it will expand its reach in customer service and enterprise transactions. Chatbots are automated programs that help users communicate with

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Kuwait Arrests U.K.-Based National For Sarcastic Online Postings

April 1- Kuwait‘s Interior Ministry has arrested a Kuwaiti man who had lived in Britain and charged him with publishing “offensive videos and sarcastic comments” about Gulf leaders on social media, the state news agency KUNA said on Thursday. KUNA, quoting an Interior Ministry statement, said Salem Abdullah Ashtil Dossari had failed to respect Kuwait‘s customs and traditions

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Belgians Turn to Twitter to Offer Rooms, Rides, After Attacks

By Meredith McGrath, Foo Yun Chee and Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, March 22 – Brussels residents turned to Twitter to offer people stranded in the Belgian capital rooms and transport on Tuesday after twin attacks, claimed by Daesh, on the airport and a rush-hour metro train. The Brussels Chamber of Commerce said hotels would offer free

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Facebook Launches “Reactions” Worldwide

Feb 24 – Facebook users around the globe can now be more expressive. The social network rolled out “Reactions” – an extension of the “Like” button – worldwide on Wednesday, to allow users to express emotions such as sadness, anger and love. In a video accompanying a blog post, the five new buttons appear as

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Is Daesh’s Reach Diminishing on Twitter?

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON, Feb 18 – Daesh’s English-language reach on Twitter has stalled in recent months amid a stepped-up crackdown against the extremist group’s army of digital proselytizers, who have long relied on the site to recruit and radicalize new adherents, according to a study being released on Thursday. Suspensions of English-speaking users affiliated

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Twitter Not Reliable Predictor of Election Outcomes

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK, Feb 17 – In politics, it is said that all press is good press. But that does not necessarily apply to tweets, according to a study released this week. In fact, it is difficult to predict the outcome of an election based on the amount of Twitter buzz a candidate

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Twitter Results Need to Wow to Reassure Investors

By Abhirup Roy and Supantha Mukherjee Feb 10  – When Twitter Inc reports results on Wednesday, a less than stellar showing could hammer the stock further as a broad selloff in the technology sector has made investors jittery. Twitter’s shares have lost more than two-thirds of their value in the past 12 months. Several tech

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Malaysia’s New Twitter Police Target Critics of PM Najib

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 – Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work. Najib is facing the biggest political crisis in his seven-year premiership over a multi-billion

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