Social Media News From India And The World [20th January 2014]

by Prasant Naidu on January 20, 2022

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India News Headlines

1. Government mulling regulations for social media to prevent misuse: Shinde: Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Saturday drew attention toward the alleged “misuse” of social media in circulating old “provocative” photographs to foment communal riots, and said his ministry was mulling to put a check on it. Read more here.

2. Twitter has high flying plans for India: San-Francisco based micro-blogging site Twitter’s famous blue bird is off to a flying start in India, eyeing to take on more tweeple under its wing. Read more here.

3. NDTV sends defamation notice to ‘activist’ Madhu Kishwar: NDTV has sent a legal notice to Madhu Kishwar, who describes herself as a social activist, for publishing and circulating a defamatory article based on the false and baseless allegations of income tax commissioner SK Srivastava. Read more here.

4. Narendra Modi sole focus of BJP’s social media campaign: This election season, Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be the sole face of the party on the social media. Read more here.

Asia News Headlines

1. Animal Buzz: Japanese startup launches website for viral animal videos: Grood, the Japanese startup behind the voice crowdsourcing service Voip, has launched a viral media site called Animal Buzz, specializing in animal-related content. Read more here.

2. Christel Quek joins Twitter as regional content lead: Christel Quek has joined microblogging site Twitter as regional content lead for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Campaign Asia-Pacific has confirmed. Read more here.

3. BBC launches new iWonder brand for digital content, starting with interactive World War One guides: The BBC has launched a new brand called iWonder which it hopes will unlock the learning potential from its wide-ranging content. Read more here.

Prasant Naidu

Founder and Blogger at Lighthouse Insights. Loves to experiment in social media and believes social media is a game changer for SME's.

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