The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms.
Guess how much Facebook paid in U.K. corporation taxes for 2013? Hint: If your guess was a positive number, you were too high.
People in the 13-through-24 age group are optimistic, want to learn about other countries and cultures, forward-looking, value friends and family, and use social media to stay in touch with those friends and family, according to a study by culture experts Crowd DNA, commissioned by Facebook.
How has Facebook’s removal of its messaging functions from its flagship applications in favor of its stand-alone Messenger apps impacted usage of the latter?
Anouska Ruane, director of corporate communications, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for Disney, joined Facebook, where she will lead corporate communications across the U.K. and Ireland, PRWeek reported.
The Facebook Data Science Team curled up with some good books, analyzing more than 130,000 status updates containing the phrases “10 books” or “ten books,” during the last two weeks of August, playing off a meme that has been active for about one year: “List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be the ‘right’ books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way.” So, which book finished at No. 1?
Just when you think scammers have hit rock-bottom, they find a way to go even lower. Daily Mail reported that online scammers are attempting to drive traffic to websites promoting adult hook-ups and counterfeit drugs by using fake Facebook pages supposedly paying tribute to victims of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17), which was shot down over Ukraine last week.
The Facebook Data Science Team revisited check-ins at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, analyzing more than 1 million of them and determining how many users met during the event and connected on the social network.