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Rapper Eminem trolled on Twitter over latest SNL performance

The going is certainly getting tough for US rapper Eminem, who was trolled on micro-blogging site Twitter after he performed a medley of his earlier hits ‘Stan’ and ‘Love The Way You Lie’ after performing his latest single ‘Walk On Water’ at Saturday Night Live. Eminem may be used to adulation that he received from…

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Watch: Imran Khan, Maryam Nawaz engage in another Twitter battle

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam once again engaged in Twitter battle. Watch this report…

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Europe turns on Facebook, Google for digital tax revamp

BRUSSELS: They have revolutionised the way we live, but are US tech giants the new robber barons of the 21st century, banking billions in profit while short-changing the public by paying only a pittance in tax? With public coffers still strained years after the worst of the debt crisis, EU leaders have agreed to tackle…

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Verna ban: Twitterati are fuming!

NEWS DESK: Rumors are afloat that Verna, Shoaib Mansoor’s much-awaited film, has been banned by the Central Board of Film Censors. Naturally, Twitter users were angry. The CBFC regulates film screenings in Islamabad and cantonment areas across the country. According to reports, however, CBFC says that the fate of the film “has yet to be…

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Amitabh Bachchan shares adorable pictures of wife, children

NEWS DESK: While Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is very active on social media, it’s rare that he share a picture of anyone but himself. However, he recently posted two pictures – one of his children Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda, and another of wife Jaya Bachchan with Shweta. T 2708 – मेरे सर्वप्रथम ! मेरे…

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JK Rowling, Stephen King feel Twitter ruined by longer tweets

NEWS DESK: Twitter has ruined itself by letting people post longer tweets, according to the world’s biggest authors, reported The Independent. This week, the site allowed everyone to write tweets that are 280 characters long – twice as many as the previous limit. The site says it allows people to express themselves better without having to…

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Twitter suspends blue check mark verifications

NEWS DESK: Twitter says its system for verifying accounts is broken. Now the company is reconsidering how it hands out its little blue and white check mark icons, reported CNN. The company announced Thursday that it is pausing all “general verifications” because of “confusion” over the policy. The decision comes days after Twitter (TWTR, Tech30)…

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Harassment debate rages on Twitter after latest Hania Amir scandal

After Hania Amir made a video of a male without his consent and uploaded it on her Snapchat, a furore erupted on social media, prompting the actress to issue an apology for her act after taking it down. However, harassment once again took center-stage on micro-blogging site Twitter with many users slamming Hania Amir for…

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#280characters take Twitter by storm

NEWS DESK: Microblogging website Twitter Inc, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world. Nevertheless, it already has granted a number of users the new feature. According to Twitter, it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less…

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Twitter expands character limit to 280

NEW YORK: Most languages will now have twice as many characters to say what they want on Twitter. The company announced on Tuesday in a blog post that it was rolling out the 280-character limit to all languages where “cramming” characters was an issue. The length is twice as long as Twitter’s current 140-character limit….

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Nawaz seeks to destroy institution to save his money: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that sacked prime minister Nawaz Sharif wants to destroys institutions to save his looted money. He made the statement in his tweet on Wednesday. “Nawaz attacking & seeking to destroy state institutions simply to try & save his billions in loot plundered from nation,” he…

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Twitter to roll out 280-character tweets worldwide

NEWS DESK: Microblogging website Twitter Inc, known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world, reported Reuters. Twitter said it ran a test on 280-character tweets in September that showed users spent less time editing their tweets and were less likely to abandon them. User…

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Twitter ‘bug’ lets users smash 280-character limit and break the site for others

NEWS DESK: Twitter users have managed to bypass the site’s tweet limit by posting updates that are thousands of characters long. The majority of users can only send 140-character tweets on the micro-blogging site, but some can go up to 280 characters. However, some users have found a way to go far, far beyond this,…

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Snapchat outage prompts complaints on Twitter

NEWS DESK: Snapchat faced a worldwide outage for at least four hours on Monday, prompting a flood of complaints on rival mobile application Twitter a day before posting its third quarterly earnings as a public company, reported Reuters. “We’re aware of the issue and working on a fix,” Snapchat said on its support Twitter account,…

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Paradise Papers: Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate

NEWS DESK: Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a business associate of Jared Kushner, leaked documents reveal, reported The Guardian. The investments were made through a Russian technology magnate, Yuri Milner, who also holds a stake in a company co-owned by Kushner, Donald…

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Paradise Papers: Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments

WASHINGTON: Two Russian state institutions with close ties to Vladimir Putin funded substantial investments in Twitter and Facebook through a business associate of Jared Kushner, leaked documents reveal. The investments were made through a Russian technology magnate, Yuri Milner, who also holds a stake in a company co-owned by Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior…

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Smog continues to trend on Twitter in Pakistan for third day

ISLAMABAD: It has been three days since smog has been affecting lives in Pakistan, causing accidents or delaying flights. It is also the third consecutive day that #Smog has been trending on Twitter. While some criticised Punjab government for failing to undertake environmental measures to plant trees and avert deforestation, others spread tips to stay…

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WhatsApp temporarily down across the globe

KARACHI: Popular texting application WhatsApp was temporarily down on Friday (today), Samaa reported The users of social media website Twitter took to the micro-blogging website to inform others that the application was not working. Whatsapp has not disclosed as to why the application was not working. WhatsApp not working in Pakistan pic.twitter.com/Sp5xFT5u6w — Ayaz Buriro…

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Twitterati pay tribute to Quaid-e-Azam’s daughter following her death

Following her death, Dina Wadia started trending on micro-blogging site Twitter with Pakistani Twitterati paying rich tributes to the daughter of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.  Ms Dina Wadia, 98, only daughter of Muhammad Ali Jinnah passed away. She was born Aug15, 1919, exactly 28 yrs before birth of Pakistan. RIP. pic.twitter.com/CtGWuTi6oe —…

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Imran Khan furious over protocol for Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman on Thursday criticised the government for according ‘public-money’ protocol to ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his return to Pakistan today. “Absolutely shameful how a discredited PM, facing a host of financial corruption charges, is given official protocol at tax payer expense,” Imran Khan said on Twitter. Absolutely shameful how…

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US comedian’s tweet on Sharmeen Chinoy draws praise, anger

Web Desk KARACHI: American stand-up comedian Jeremy McLellan drew praise and deep anger on Wednesday for his comments on harassment’s debate involving Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. In a series of tweets last week, Ms Chinoy said that she was lodging a complaint against a doctor of Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for sending a…

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