• Periscope attracts 10 million users in its first few months

    Periscope attracts 10 million users in its first few months

    Although it just launched at the end of March, live streaming app Periscope from Twitter has already built up more than 10 million users.

  • Social media use doubles in rural India

    Social media use doubles in rural India

    Social media use has doubled in the past year in rural India, with 25 million people accessing Facebook and Twitter, a recent report released by IAMAI and IMRB International has shown.

  • Number of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter rising in the UK

    Number of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter rising in the UK

    The number of crimes involving Facebook and Twitter is rising rapidly in the UK; figures released by police have shown. Police received more reports of threatening behaviour involving social media websites in 2014 compared with the previous year. There was a significant rise in the number of Facebook-related crimes, with the Metropolitan Police receiving over
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  • More Americans follow politicians on social media

    More Americans follow politicians on social media

    This week, the White House launched @POTUS, which is the commander-in-chief’s official Twitter handle. “Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,” said Obama in his first tweet. The move came as the next logical step for an administration that embraces social media – a platform that plays an increasing role in how
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  • Twitter investigates death threats to its employees

    Twitter investigates death threats to its employees

    An ISIS-affiliated Twitter account has called for “lone wolf” attacks on Twitter employees in the US and Europe.

  • Twitter can be used to detect HIV outbreaks, study says

    Twitter can be used to detect HIV outbreaks, study says

    Twitter and other real-time social media outlets can be utilised to detect HIV outbreaks as well as drug behaviour, according to a group of researchers from UCLA. The study, which was published in the Preventive Medicine journal, was conducted via UCLA’s Center for Digital Behavior. It showed that there is a relation between the geographical
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