New Year’s Eve
Is there a change in Facebook users’ habits after they become engaged (as in engaged to each other, not to content on the social network)? Yes, according to Facebook, which said in a post on the Facebook for Business page that engaged men send 1.4 times more messages than average male users between the ages of 20 and 30, and they are also responsible for 1.2 times more wall posts and 1.2 times more check-ins. And engaged women upload 1.3 times more photos than average female users aged 20 through 30, and they also account for 1.4 times more check-ins and 1.3 times more wall posts.
This week brought good news and bad news to WhatsApp, the cross-platform mobile messaging company Facebook acquired in a $19 billion deal in February. The good news: WhatsApp announced in a tweet Tuesday that it set a record by handling 64 billion messages in 24 hours. The bad news: The traffic may have taken its toll, as WhatsApp was down for a few hours Wednesday morning.
Many Facebook users make New Year’s resolutions, but not quite as many end up sticking to them. With that in mind, the social network suggested some pages and Pinterest feeds that may help reverse that trend.
Facebook’s Midnight Message Delivery feature is back online after the social network temporarily disabled it in order to deal with a bug discovered by blogger and Aberystwyth University student Jack Jenkins.
Facebook users who want to send their friends wishes for a happy new year when the clock strikes midnight and Dec. 31 turns to Jan. 1, but who don’t want to interrupt their merriment to get on their mobile devices or computers, can now take care of such matters in advance thanks to the social network’s Midnight Message Delivery feature.
‘Tis the season to click through Facebook ads.