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Snapchat dials back redesign that riled users

May 12, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Snapchat rolls back its redesign after many complaints about their previous overhaul

SNAPCHAT. The social media app rolls back a previous massive overhaul after complaints from users. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/

Snapchat earnings for Q4 2017 stronger than expected

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Snap shares lifts 18% in after-hours trade following their fourth quarter earnings update


Iran removes block on Telegram

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Iranian officials confirm the app can now be used again after the lifting of restrictions imposed during recent protests

Indian Kashmir blocks social media after clashes

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The local government says the services are being misused by anti national and anti social elements and should be blocked for one month or until further notice in the interest of maintenance of public order

Instagram Stories rolls out new features: Boomerang, Mentions, Links

Nov 12, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Instagram s latest feature gets fun new updates for better customization

Two Indonesian women jailed, fined for social media posts

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Careful what you post: One woman was jailed for complaints about her husband to a friend over Facebook messenger chat and another one fined for an angry outburst on social networking app Path

GUILTY. Wisni Yetty outside a court in Bandung on March 31, 2015, after being sentenced to 5 months in jail for a Facebook messenger conversation. Photo by Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Facebook Lite launches for low-end Android phones

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:35 PM

At just 252 kilobytes Facebook lite is a full featured Facebook application for low end Android users

FACEBOOK LITE. Images from Facebook Lite on the Google Play Store.

Di balik kasus Florence, ada ancaman untuk kita semua?

Sep 04, 2014 - 5:45 PM

Setiap hari saya membaca keluh kesah teman teman saya soal kemacetan Jakarta soal banjir ibukota dan soal perilaku masyarakatnya yang menyebalkan Apakah mereka juga harus ditangkap karena telah menyebar kebencian?

SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY. Indonesia has 69 million Facebook users and more than 15 million Twitter users. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Student jailed after post on social media app Path

Sep 01, 2014 - 2:50 PM

An Indonesian student has been detained for allegedly defaming Yogyakarta after she called the city poor stupid and uncultured in a post on social media app Path

LONG QUEUE. Indonesian motorists wait for their turn to fill up their motorbikes with subsidized fuel at a gas station in Yogyakarta on Aug. 27, 2014. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

I found love through Grindr

Aug 17, 2013 - 4:19 PM

A user of the the popular gay dating app writes about the joys and dangers of the service

GAY DATING APP. Grindr, a dating app for gay, bisexual and bi-curious men opens a lot of possibilities to those eager to mingle