Four years ago, Bhuvan Bam was a college kid who had a night job as a singer at a Mughlai restaurant in Delhi. Today, he is India’s first legit YouTube superstar helped by sheer luck, “and also a lot of hard work!”“You can’t compare 10 years of YouTube with 150 years of Bollywood. Give us three years; YouTube will give Bollywood tough competition!”His channel BB Ki Vines (Bhuvan Bam Ki Vines), started in 2015 and has 1.69 billion views and 13.3 million subscribers as compared to his closest competition Amit Bhadana’s channel with 945 million views and 14.4 million subscribers. The Facebook page of BB Ki Vines has nine to 10 million unique page views a week. It was only last year that Bhadana beat him in the subscriber count. But unlike his YouTube competitors, Bhuvan has diversified his content. Besides funny videos, he is also establishing himself as a singer, actor and an interviewer. He even collaborated with … [Read more...] about Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam
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And for anyone who didn’t realise it was on, scrolling through Twitter might have had the same effect. Scrambling to piece together the cryptic clues surrounding who could be behind each elaborate costume, Twitter was as hellbent on cracking the puzzle as the celebrity judging panel. Of course, only one masked singer was revealed, with The Octopus lifting its giant head to reveal none other than former Big Brother host Gretel Killeen. Gretel Killeen was the woman behind the Octopus mask... Who would have thought?Source:Channel 10 RELATED: The celebrities rumoured to be on The Masked Singer RELATED: The Masked Singer Australia: Every clue so far After confident performances from The Prawn, The Alien, The Robot, The Unicorn and The Wolf, it was Killeen forced to enlighten the crowd. But before the mask came off, Twitter was abuzz with guesses for every character, from Julia Gillard to Chris Hemsworth. Here’s who viewers thought could be beneath each quirky disguise: … [Read more...] about Social media driven wild with guesses during The Masked Singer
Bulandshahr: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly held hostage and gang-raped by three minors in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district, police said on Saturday. According to the police, the incident happened four days ago and the accused were the victim's relatives who also got the crime video uploaded on the social media. According to the police, the 15-year-old girl had gone to the field to fetch some vegetables when the minors held her hostage and gang-raped her in the Pahasu area of the district. The arrests were made within two hours after the uncle of the rape victim registered a case with the police on Friday evening, said the police. The SSP said that the incident happened on December 3, but the girl kept silent for three days. She revealed the ordeal only after her video went viral on the social media. The incident was reported hours after the Unnao rape case victim died in the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. … [Read more...] about Uttar Pradesh: Four minors gang-rape 15-year-old girl, upload video on social media
Thanks to social networking apps, it's never been easier to keep in contact with your friends. Many of the best social networking apps out there have been around for a while, but as smartphones get smarter, so do the apps, and you can now do more than ever. From fan favorites like Instagram and Facebook to newcomers like live-streaming Periscope, there's never been a better time to find a social network that's tailored to your tastes. - Facebook Messenger is becoming the one app to rule them all Facebook’s decision to break Messenger out of its main app in 2014 turned out to be a very smart move. Messenger now has 700 million users worldwide, and it’s become much more than a way to send text messages to friends. Messenger can now send money, make video and phone calls over the internet, and send stickers and animated GIFs with ease. When Facebook’s virtual assistant “M” becomes available outside of San Francisco, Messenger will be able to do anything … [Read more...] about The 16 most essential social media apps in the world
After Disha Patani and television actress Nia Sharma, the next celebrity who recently got slut-shamed on social media is VJ Anusha Dandekar. The popular VJ posted a super gorgeous pictures on her social-media account after which she was criticised for her dressing sense. Along with the picture, Anusha also wrote a strong message against slut shamers. The picture’s caption read, "My body, my choice, my life,my karma..Free yourself from people's judgement, feel liberated, live with a kind heart & love yourself, or change till you do...for when you truly love yourself, you can truly love someone other than you...Anusha Thank You @kkundra for giving me the confidence to post this...." Check it out here: Karan Kundrra & girlfriend Anusha Dandekar’s COZY moment is the CUTEST thing you’ll see today! My body, my choice, my life, my karma... Free yourself from people's judgement, feel liberated, live with a kind heart & love yourself, or change … [Read more...] about VJ Anusha slut-shamed on social media; beau Karan Kundrra HITS back & SHUTS trolls!