Facebook is hosting the fourth Compassion Research Day Thursday at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and the social network revealed six important trends its compassion research team discovered while partnering with researchers from Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, Stanford University, Northeastern University, Claremont McKenna University, and other institutions.
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.
Istanbul-based Facebook game developer Peak Games is no turkey, announcing that its multiplayer games for its home country, the Middle East, and North Africa have propelled it to become the third-largest social gaming platform in the world.
Facebook opened its first office in the Arab sector of the Middle East, in Dubai, with the hopes of stoking advertising opportunities to target its 45 million users in the Middle East and North Africa.
The U.S. State Department is honoring 37 women from the Middle East and North Africa for their participation in TechWomen, a Silicon Valley initiative that includes Facebook.
Activists in parts of the world that don’t approve of Facebook now have a resource on how to keep themselves safe while using the social network.