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See the best tweets first with Twitter's new timeline feature
New York : Micro-blogging website Twitter has introduced a new timeline feature that allows users to never miss important tweets from people they follow by giving an option to see the best tweets first.
 
"You follow hundreds of people on Twitter, maybe thousands, and when you open Twitter, it can feel like you've missed some of their most important Tweets. Today, we're excited to share a new timeline feature that helps you catch up on the best Tweets from people you follow," a Twitter blog said.
 
To make it work, the user needs to flip on the feature in settings. This will enable the users to see the tweets they are most likely to care about at the top of the timeline when they open Twitter after a while.
 
The rest of the tweets will be displayed right underneath.
 
"We have already seen that people who use this new feature tend to Retweet and Tweet more, creating more live commentary and conversations, which is great for everyone. To check it out now, just go into the timeline section of your settings and choose "show me the best Tweets first", the blog further read.
 
The company also sought feedback from the users.
 
"We will be listening to your feedback and making it even better over time. Then we will be turning on the feature for you in the coming weeks so look out for a notification in your timeline," the blog read.
 
"We think this is a great way to get even more out of Twitter and we're excited for you to experience it. Let us know what you think, the blog added.
 
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Zuckerberg slams Facebook director over offensive Tweet
New York : Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday disowned his colleagues's controversial statement that Free Basics was same as colonialism, saying it was "deeply upsetting".
 
Zuckerberg came down heavily on Facebook board member Marc Andreessen for his offensive tweet that created an uproar on the social media. 
 
"I want to respond to Marc Andreessen's comments about India yesterday. I found the comments deeply upsetting, and they do not represent the way Facebook or I think at all," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. 
 
"India has been personally important to me and Facebook. Early on in my thinking about our mission, I travelled to India and was inspired by the humanity, spirit and values of the people. It solidified my understanding that when all people have the power to share their experiences, the entire world will make progress," he said. 
 
Earlier, a tweet by Andreessen left many Indians lashing out against him on Facebook as well as on Twitter.
 
Andreessen wrote on Twitter: "Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?"
 
Although the tweet was subsequently deleted, the comment -- made after India's telecom watchdog the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said no to discriminatory pricing of data content -- led to several Indians storming the social networking sites with angry reactions.
 
According to Zuckerberg, Facebook stands for helping to connect people and giving them voice to shape their own future.
 
"But to shape the future we need to understand the past. As our community in India has grown, I've gained a deeper appreciation for the need to understand India's history and culture," he posted.
 
"I've been inspired by how much progress India has made in building a strong nation and the largest democracy in the world, and I look forward to strengthening my connection to the country," the 31-year-old billionaire added.
 
On Monday, TRAI said in a much-awaited regulatory order that "No service provider shall offer or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content."
 
"No service provider shall enter into any arrangement, agreement or contract, by whatever name called, with any person, natural or legal, that has the effect of discriminatory tariffs for data services being offered or charged to the consumer on the basis of content," the watchdog added.
 
Reacting to the TRAI order, Facebook said it was "disappointed with the outcome", but will continue its "efforts to eliminate barriers and give the unconnected an easier path to the Internet".
 
"While I am disappointed with the decision, I want to personally communicate that we are committed to keep working to break down barriers to connectivity in India and around the world. Internet.org has many initiatives, and we will keep working until everyone has access to the internet," Zuckerberg had posted on Facebook.
 
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Celebrating Indian roots of Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley
New Delhi : What do Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and Pablo Picasso have in common? They all belong to the Roma community whose Indian roots will be discussed at the fifth Roma conference and cultural festival organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) here.
 
The three-day conference cum cultural festival would commence from Friday at Azad Bhawan, I.P. Estate here.
 
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would inaugurate the conference that will see participation from 35 Roma delegates and a dozen artistes drawn from as many countries countries, ICCR director general C. Rajasekhar said.
 
Roma are said to be descendants of groups in India like Dom, Banjara, Gujjar, Sansi, Chauhan, Sikligar, Dhangar etc. and other nomadic groups from northwest India.
 
There are many reputed names who belong to the Roma community such as Pablo Picasso, Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, two-times Oscar winner Michael Caine, Flamenco dancer Michaela Flores Amaya, tennis player Ilie Nastase, violinist Janos Bihari and Greek singer Glykeria Kotsoula.
 
"The Romani people constitute an important and colourful component of people of Indian origin. They cherish and maintain cultural and traditional practices of Indian heritage.
 
"We need to recognise and celebrate this and also need to promote greater awareness about this significant linkage," Rajasekhar said.
 
"The Roma conference is also a reflection of Indian's age old outlook, that the entire universe is one family, 'vasudhaiva kutubakam'," he added.
 
The Roma are known by different names in different countries like Zigeuner in Germany, Tsyiganes or Manus in France, Tatara in Sweden, Gitano in Spain, Tshingan in Turkey and Greece, Tsigan in Russia, Bulgaria and Romania and as Gypsies in Britain, according to Shashi Bala, joint secretary, Indian Council for International Cooperation.
 
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shadi katyal

2 years ago

This is forst time we are learning that such well known namea are from Romam the gypsy of Europe. Yes it has been mentioned that they came from Indis with invaders to Europe but has any DNA tests been done or just trying to prove WHAT?? Is this going to be another Hinduvta claimn of even S.American Maya dynsty from India??

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Narendra Kumar S.S

In Reply to shadi katyal 2 years ago

Why are you so much worried?
People from 12 countries are attending this conference. They belong to that Roma community. So, let them discuss, check their DNA or even RNA or anything else to prove or disprove.

shadi katyal

In Reply to Narendra Kumar S.S 2 years ago

Why shouold it worry me but it did unfortunatly disturb you.
We have many problems while we still mired in our Dalit and discrimination of our own population and trying to claim such well known as ours.
What will it bring to Indian poor and malcourshed.

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