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 only debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was a substantive and spirited affair, with supporters on Facebook weighing in on everything from taxes to abortion and from Iran to Libya.
The Central Intelligence Agency reads public posts on Facebook as part of the effort to compile reports for President Barack Obama.
Facebook and Libya have come full-circle, from late dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s warning against the social network’s use in February, to the social network being used to announce the end of NATO operations in the country Friday.
Facebook posts call for a Saudi Arabian “day of rage” on March 11, but activists in the wealthy nation haven’t had much success rallying protesters so far.
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned against the use of Facebook, but rallies in Libya appear to be showing support for the dictator, making his warning against using social media seem strange.