Facebook is increasingly becoming an international phenomenon, as Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that his goal for the company is to connect the world. While that might take a while, Facebook is rapidly growing in countries such as Brazil, South Korea, and Russia, according to new data from sister company Quintly (formerly AllFacebook Stats).
Facebook is continuing to grow, shooting past 1 billion users, but where are these people coming from? A new report from social statistics firm Socialbakers shows that many of them are coming from the Middle East and North Africa region, which accounts for an average of 21 new registrations per minute.
The BBC reported the results of its investigation of the effectiveness of advertising on Facebook, and while it did illustrate some valid concerns, such as fake profiles, the questionable tactics used in its made-up advertising campaign overrode several of its other findings.
Those who erroneously blamed Facebook for causing political upheaval in the Middle East, now hear this: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a chat on his Facebook page in Arabic.
The Central Intelligence Agency reads public posts on Facebook as part of the effort to compile reports for President Barack Obama.
Ancient Egypt comes to Facebook in a whole new light through BrainJewel, a game released in open beta on the social network by developer TribePlay.
Israeli couple Lior and Vardit Adler have jumped on the Facebook-inspired baby names bandwagon, naming their baby Like.
Rumor has it that Uganda’s government wants to block access to Facebook and Twitter, but local Internet service providers haven’t given in to a possible demand of that kind.
Top hero in Tunisia is probably not a status update Mark Zuckerberg ever thought would appear on his Facebook wall. Yet that is exactly what Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has anointed the chief executive officer of Facebook after a visit to Tunisia this month.