Category Archives: Social Networks

Facebook Messenger wages war on Privacy, but does it the wrong way

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After the Snowden Revelations in 2013 and multiple high-profile breaches in 2015, companies are ramping up support for better security protocols, and agencies like the NSA, which have for long been spying on people across the world without any roadblocks are waking up to see end to end encryption being enabled on apps like Whatsapp, which is used by millions of users across the globe. Continue reading Facebook Messenger wages war on Privacy, but does it the wrong way

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Facebook continues its quest for world conquest with unprecedented revenue growth

In an Internet-driven world, data matters, and people are willing to pay for data. Round up thousands of people, get some data about them and this data will be worth thousands of dollars, because on the Internet, data sells.  Continue reading Facebook continues its quest for world conquest with unprecedented revenue growth

Tweetdeck for Windows is shutting down by April 15th

Twitter has over 300 million users, but hasn’t managed to please ¬†investors, because its growth rate has stalled and its existing users aren’t very active. It hasn’t figured out a way to monetize its userbas effectively. Continue reading Tweetdeck for Windows is shutting down by April 15th

Facebook’s Instant Articles are coming to all Android users

Facebook started as a small social network, and has now grown into a multibillion user company that has dipped its feet into many fields. Facebook has invested in internet access by drones, has bought large social networks (Instagram and Whatsapp), and has even bought companies that are spearheading the development of new technologies (Oculus). Continue reading Facebook’s Instant Articles are coming to all Android users

Facebook launches 360-degree videos on iOS

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Facebook and YouTube are not usually thought of as competitors, as one is a social-network and another is a video-sharing platform. However, both are more similar than you think. Both are primarily driven by ad-revenue, and both allow to share videos. In fact, Facebook’s videos have been growing exponentially as a whole, and content creators are starting to experiment with Facebook Videos, thus posing as a threat to YouTube. Continue reading Facebook launches 360-degree videos on iOS

Facebook is unstoppable: $300 billion evaluation and 800% video growth

Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's F8 2015 developer conference

As the Internet evolves, and becomes more consolidated, there are still a few titans left standing from the old days of the Internet. These gems are few and far in between, and include the likes of Google and Amazon. Facebook is among these titans of the Internet, and has withstood the test of time and consumer interest, becoming the biggest social network that man has ever envisioned in the process. Continue reading Facebook is unstoppable: $300 billion evaluation and 800% video growth

Facebook optimizes advertising for slower connections

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Facebook has pretty much fully saturated the developed part of the world, and is now targeting developing countries: The countries where people are experiencing the Internet for the first time, and the countries that would prove to be the major sources of growth for Facebook, or just about any other technological company. These are the countries that Facebook terms the ‘next billion’, and rightly so. Continue reading Facebook optimizes advertising for slower connections

Facebook tries to make sense of 2 trillion posts with better Search

When you think about prominent websites on the Internet, you can’t forget Facebook. Not only does it have a large active userbase (over 1.5 billion), it also has access to the massive userbases of Whatsapp and Instagram. Continue reading Facebook tries to make sense of 2 trillion posts with better Search

Facebook reaches new milestone: 1 billion users in one day

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the social network's 1bn milestone.

When you think of the Internet, some familiar names are bound to keep popping up. One of those is Facebook. Although it isb’t as ubiquitous as Google, it still is used by a large number of users (Nearly 2 billion) that makes for a substantial chunk of the total number of people online. Continue reading Facebook reaches new milestone: 1 billion users in one day