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58% Family Adults Are Having Facebook Accounts!

In America Facebook is the top most social site. Almost 50 percent of overall population is having an account on Facebook; they came to know this from a survey. They observed the people that are adults and are regular internet users. The percentage was almost 81% of the Americans. Facebook using number of people is almost three quarters of the online adults. They survey was done at pew research center.

According to a professor of information science in the university who was studying the website of social media gave her comment that the Facebook has become one stop shop for the people.

When you are waiting in a line of a store and have a look on people, what they are doing then you will see that most of them are surfing on Facebook. This was a comment from a person Ellison who was helping in the Pew survey.

Facebook is just like a daily practice work for the people. It is a forum of social networking.

The percentage of the people who are regular users of Facebook is not increased since last 2 years but the time which they spend is increasing. Almost 70% are the people who use Facebook daily and almost 45% people check Facebook many time in a day which increased from the people who use to visit daily.

The latest discovery of the Facebook is the old people who are regular users of Facebook and their percentage is almost 65 percent. This percentage shows almost the third of all the seniors in the country.

They use Facebook because their children make them excited to do so. Their kids keep on asking from them if they saw the status or pictures posted by their children.

Once they are on Facebook they can easily find their old friends, class mates and colleagues. This also gives them the benefit of overcoming their loneliness and to develop social life of their own.

The survey gave the result in form of percentages like almost 52% of the older people use two or more social networking sites. This percentage was 42% last year. Almost 10% more people started using social websites since last year.

The platform of photo sharing Instagram is also used by the young generation. Almost 53 percent people from the ages 18 to 28 are having accounts on Instagram. Almost 49 percent people use Instagram on daily.

Almost half of the people who are users of internet use LinkedIn that is business related group of social networking. In all of the people using internet, 28 percent people will be having this account.

The survey was taken last year by a research center. They took interview of almost 2003 people that are internet users and are having accounts on the social networking sites.

According to the result of the survey almost 41% are the women who are using internet and online sites, whereas 13% of men are using online sites and having accounts on the social networking sites. This is the way for them to be stay up to date and they can easily get rid of loneliness. The number of people who are using Facebook is increased from the last year and more people are taking interest in social networking.

Facebook: China And Other Investors, Showing Off The Global Technology!

In the month of September, file display of 2014, Alibaba got Jack Ma increased ceremonial mallet before getting a ring during the firm’s IPO at the NYC stock market.

We gave here the signals that Facebook was suitable to get over IBM in the year 2014 among the top category of most demanding firms in the universe. It reached that level after getting shares of social networking in form of Facebook surged almost 44%and stocking of IBM decreased 13% previous year.

But the beneficial step up of Facebook wasn’t the great hit in the stock market between the 20 most valued technology companies.

At the end of the year in the stock market there were two valued stories of technology investors in 2014.

The story on top was the strength of paying stocks that are divided into various companies like apple, Intel and Microsoft etc

The second shift in rank was at a distance from US internet companies and at the side of their Chinese enemies.

The high ranking in market helped to move the value of the world’s 20 most valuable technology firms to get a level to 870 billion dollars.

The 20 global technology stocks that are valued in the market are now having a worth of almost 3.6 trillion dollars.

As they are categorized by the change in the market the company Apple increased its numbers of customers in 2014.

The investors that were spending on Apple Company last 12 months got a big sum of 253 billion dollars.

The giant led that is made by China and got the leadership of CEO ranked highest stock offers in the history.

At the end of 2014 Alibaba came to a stop point as the fourth top company of the world with the marketing range of almost 251 billion dollars.

Facebook did its closing previous year on number 5 rank having the value of almost 215 billion dollars, just before Oracle and Verizon as well as it was also ahead from IBM that moved from number four to eleven.

Facebook has to face a loss of almost 13%, removing almost 21 billion dollars. Revenue development on the giant on internet surfing is now low than half of the facebook, its main enemy in the market of online advertising.

The shareholders of Amazon had to face more loss as its stocks got low to 22% that was among 20 big technology companies.

The online dealers of very low profit margins were lost because of spending huge sums on products from drones to the real programming.

After wasting 31 billion dollars in the market the company that was settled in Seattle came to end previous year with 141 billion dollars and almost 12th rank.

Don’t be upset for HP shareholders as they value of their shares increased almost 48% that was the best performance in the ranking.

The giants of both the printers and PCs came to an end at the cost of 75 billion dollars and the position of 18 in the listing.

Microsoft (MSFT) shareholders also scored great as investors appreciated what they heard from the CEO.

The Oldest Facebook User (Aged 114) Died!

The Facebook, as the biggest online social media network was emerged on the tech radar back in the year 2004 in the month of February (4th Feb) and it was then got the popularity and the tremendous hype among the all age groups all around the world.

People have build up their online social profiles over this social media platform from the every age group and one witness of the popularity of the Facebook among the all age groups is the 114 years old woman named as Anna Stoehr who has the social media account against her name.

The 114 years old woman Anna Stoehr has been died recently, but the woman has ben considered as the oldest Facebook user all around the world.

According to her family – The Anna Stoehr who is believed to be the oldest woman on the earth using the Facebook has been passed away at the age of 114 years.

The 114 years old Facebook user belonged to the Plainview, Minnesota and she got a widespread attention in the month of October when she claimed that she had to lie for her age in order to sign up as a Facebook user.

In response, the Facebook celebrated the impressive long life of the woman on her birthday.

According to her 84 year old son, Harlan Stoehr – Facebook presented her the big bouquet combined with the 114 flowers in October when she became 114 after knowing that the Anna Stoehr had to provide the fake date of birth in order to sign up for the Facebook account.

There are 5 children along with 27 grandchildren and the 12 great-grandchildren she left after her death.

When Anna Stoehr was born, there was no car, electricity or the telephone available for her family at that time. She was born in the year of 1900.

Even the Facebook allows the users to sign up for the Facebook account who were born back in 1905 because when you sign up as a new user at the Facebook sign up page, the birth year is starting from the 1905. That means, if you enters a year before the 1905, then you won’t be able to sign up for the Facebook user account.

According to Marlene Stoehr who is the daughter-in-law of Anna Stoehr – The Chief Executive of the Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg had tried to reach her right after when the Facebook delivered an apology for the age restriction.

The Anna Stoehr signed up for the Facebook account when she was 113 years old.

The 113 years old Anna Stoehr (at the time of sign up) got interested in creating the Facebook account because of the friendship with the salesman of Verizon. There was a deal for the iPhone between the Joseph Ramireza (the salesman) and her 85 years old son who talked about her, and then the Joseph Ramireza said that he had to meet up with her.

When there was no option for the one who had born before 1905 and had to make a Facebook account, then the Ramireza asked the Anna Stoehr to write a letter to the Zuckerberg. And she wrote, “I am still her.”

Facebook: Over 200M ‘Say Thanks’ Videos Created By The Users!

If you say you don’t know what Facebook is, then this thing is not at all acceptable for anyone. Almost every single individual has his Facebook profile and it is popular among the all age groups and is the number one social media network today without any uncertainty.

The huge number of the Facebook users have been found saying thanks to their friends and the loved ones this holiday by the ‘Say Thanks’ videos and they seems eager for this way to say thanks to their loved ones over the Facebook.

According to the Social media giant “Facebook”, over 200 million Facebook users have created and shared the ‘Say Thanks’ videos this holiday and they were quite eager to say thanks to their loved ones in this new style”. A number users have found creating the ‘Say Thanks’ video more than once.

The new service is allowing the Facebook users to create the video cards by combining the pictures and music to say thanks to their loved ones on the Facebook.

According to the reports, 3.3 millions videos were created by the Facebook users per hour during the peak usage. It is really a high percentage of creating the videos in an hour.

In the list of the top countries where the users have been creating the ‘Say Thanks’ videos in less time, Brazil is on top. At the second number in this list, there is United States. After that, Mexico is at number 3rd followed by the Philippines and the Thailand.

The remaining ones in the top 10 list there is Italy at the number six, Turkey at number seven, Argentina at number eight, India at ninth and the United Kingdom is at the number 10 to complete the top 10 list.

Well the great service ‘Say Thanks’ is available both for the mobiles and the desktop and the user has been allowed to choose multiple or a single friend, and then he can create the video by using the multiple pictures with a personalized text message for the one the video has been created.

The video can then be live after it has been create by the user in the timeline of the one who has created the video and also to the tagged friends.

So, the new ‘Say Thanks’ video is rocking the Facebook world and a large number of the Facebook users have been found eager for creating the ‘Say Thanks’ videos for their loved ones and the friends on the Facebook.

The new service is very popular these days on the giant social media network and a huge number of the Facebook users have been using this service. The service is just simple to use but it has got the best excitement for the users.

You can try today the new service by the Facebook if you have not tried this yet. It is just simple and easy to create to wish your loved ones this holiday.

Reason Why The Facebook Has Not Added A “Dislike” Option!

Have you ever seen a post at the Facebook that has a “Dislike” button? Of course, you can’t say yes. Well, the question may be why the Facebook has not yet added that “Dislike” button/option like the “like” option/button that you can use for the status updates or the pictures on your or other’s timelines.

According to the Facebook Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, “The Facebook has decided to add that “Dislike” option/button, but at the end, we have decided not to add that option and stick with only the “Like” button/option.

The CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “I think the voting mechanism about either the posts are good or the bad is not the right thing at all that should be in the considerations and of course, this thing is not at all good in order to help the people go halves the significant moments of their lives.

The Facebook Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg also said that they are also exploring the other ways that can cover the areas where the “Like” option/button might not look appropriate. The area of concerns that might have pushed them to explore some alternates to the existing “Like” option/button might be like the sad events of the life where if someone is going to like that update, then it might not be the appropriate thing.

If there is a sad status update from a friend, and then almost everyone will think that probably liking that status is like sharing his sympathy with the friend and that is perceived as the only important way to express their care for the one. But, it might not be the appropriate response for the sad events I guess!

The Facebook Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg said that by liking the sad status of a friend, the user might find it the most appropriate way to share his sympathy with the friend.

He also said that by giving the people the chance to use more emotions and options to response to a variety of the status updates will help a lot, but it must be figured out before launching such options because we will want to offer something that is good for the users instead of something that might not prove helpful to the Facebook users.

So, that was the reason why the Facebook has not yet included a “Dislike” button/option until now and why it is so important for the Facebook to offer something new that can fill the gap and offer the users more emotions and the ways to respond to the variety of different status updates with the most appropriate response.

Facebook is clearly thinking of the new ways and the options to do it perfectly in order to offer the power to the Facebook users to respond to a post in the most appropriate and right way. So, for all the Facebook users, they are soon going to get the new updates from the Facebook and they will get the new options soon!

The Drag Queens Are Forced To Use Their Real Names On Facebook!

The Facebook users are now being forced to use their real names for their profile but unfortunately, not too many users are happy with this new restriction by the Facebook at all. The Drag Queens are not at all happy with it and they see potential issues with the Facebook’s policy and they have taken the matter to the petitions and on other platforms like the Twitter.

There is an attempt to get the attention of the Facebook by a group of drag queens and transgender performers to permit them to use their stage names rather than their real names on the Facebook.

A petition made to support the change has until now gathered over 2,000 signatures. The group of the performers desires to use stage names for the safety, preference or the privacy reasons.

But, the Facebook remains still in its policy of using real names instead of the stage names and according to them, it is to help create a safer environment. According to the Company, the policy is made to offer protection to the community and also to increase the accountability as well.

According to a petition started by the performer Olivia La Garce from Seattle, the stage names are so important for their identities, personally and to the communities also. The petition also stated that the stage names are called by the others and themselves.

According to the statement of the Facebook, there are a few alternate options for the performers and the drag queens if they want to use their stage names. They can put an alias with their genuine name on the profile or they can create a Fan Page to solve this issue. But unfortunately, those are the options that the drag queens are not keen to use at all.

This policy is also affecting some celebrities like Lady Gaga, whose genuine name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. So, this new policy by the Facebook is in discussion these days.

Several Times You’re Using Facebook Incorrectly

During the first few years of its launch, Facebook was just like the usual social network site that allows its users to connect and reconnect with people in their lives. However, as its popularity continues to grow and the more its users explore the social network’s potential, Facebook has become something much more than just your average website.

Today, the social network giant has become a big popularity contest and each one of its user is a contestant.

Who wins the most popular? It’s the person or page that gets the most likes on each photo and post. Like in all contests, those who don’t win are left with a feeling of disappointment. Just like when you and a friend both post a selfie and your friends get more likes. Even though you don’t acknowledge it, you would feel a little bit disappointed.

While Facebook is supposed to be a platform to keep in touch with the people in your life, sometimes, one can’t help but feel that it’s a platform to show off what you have, announce each of your achievement, or post photos of your recent trips.

All it takes to post these contents is an internet connection and unlike in popularity contests, there are no preparations needed. You just have to make sure that you capture a good quality photo or share a funny video and you’ve already participated in the world’s biggest popularity contest.

But Facebook is more than that. It’s more than checking your feed every now and then to get a glimpse of what your friends are up to. It’s more than posting rants about your current relationship.

Facebook is continuing to improve its performance to better serve its users. It might have made mistakes by tweaking its features and keeping on shoving us with changes, but Facebook is still an important tool for people to use.

If you’re using the site to self-promote or, worse, to brag about your perfect life, then you’re using Facebook in the most incorrect way possible. Facebook should be a platform where you can share stories and news to others. It’s a great way to be informed about what’s currently happening in the world.

Another way to incorrectly use the social network giant? Post and share satire stories that give different meaning to people. You are responsible for everything that you post online and while you’re not responsible for how the readers interpret your posts, it is also your responsibility, as a citizen, to be careful with what you think is worth sharing and not.

The company hopes to give you a seamless way of interaction with your friends and even though its relationship with users has always been a love-hate one, many users still go to the social network to stay connected with their friends.

At present, Facebook users are continuing to grow, making the company a great tool for advertisement, which is why, second only to Google, it’s a constant force in advertising in the U.S., according to eMarketer.

Facebook Is Forcing Drag Queens To Use Their Real Name And They Don’t like It

Facebook is forcing its users to use their genuine names for their profile but not everyone is willing to abide by the rule. Drag queens see potential problems with the social network’s policy and have taken the matter to petitions and on another platform – on Twitter.

A group of transgender performers and drag queens have been trying to get Facebook’s attention to allow them to keep their stage names instead of their genuine names on the site.

A petition was made to support the change and has so far gathered over 2,000 signatures. The group of performers wants to retain their stage names for preference, safety, or privacy reasons.

However, the social network giant remains firm on its real-name policy that, according to the company, has helped create a safer environment. The company also added that the policy is for the protection of the community and made to increase accountability.

Performer Olivia La Garce from Seattle started the petition which claims that the stage names are an important part of their identities, personally and to the communities as well. The petition further added that the stage names are what they are called by others and themselves.

The group also appeals that they have used the names they have chosen for themselves to build an audience, community, and networks and forcing them to switch back to their real names again after years of using stage names has brought nothing but pain and confusion.

In Twitter, Sister Roma, a performer from San Francisco, started the hashtag #mynameisroma after he couldn’t log into his Facebook account until he had to use the name Michael Williams. The hashtag was aimed at raising awareness of the matter.

The internet is a great place for everyone to meet. It’s also a reminder that not everyone appears to be what they seem. However, Facebook’s real-name policy is not only what it appears to be at first glance – transparency and openness. The policy is also about business.

Facebook’s ad product relies mostly on the company’s ability to collect accurate and detailed info about its users. The advertising product is expected to generate revenue of about $12 billion this year. To maintain the quality of that information is a constant hurdle for the social network since an estimate of 11.2% of the network’s 1.32 billion user accounts use different names and identities or even fake accounts that are used for spamming.

Facebook says that there are alternative options for drag queens and other performers to be able to use their stage names – to put an alias with their real name on their profile or create a Fan Page for the alternative identity – options that the drag queens are not very keen on using.

Sister Roma said that he does not like to have a fan page as he is not a celebrity like Britney Spears and that because he has friends, not fans.

Facebook’s real-name policy is also affecting more popular celebrities like Lady Gaga, whose real name, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, was merged with her fan page.

Facebook Experiments With Self-Destruct Posts

Have you ever considered what it’s like to post something on Facebook and have it self-destruct? Soon you will know what it’s like because the social network giant has recently experimented with this kind of service – exactly like Snapchat.

Snapchat is a self-destruct messaging app and has risen to fame since it was first founded in 2011. This growth rate has sent rival services find a way to have similar success. It was rumored that Facebook tried to buy Snapchat for $3 billion but the company, reportedly, turned down the deal.

Not all Facebook users may have heard about Snapchat but the idea of ephemeral posts should pique the interest of the users. Facebook began to try the new feature for the iOS app and allows users to set posts for deletion. You can choose when the post will expire, anywhere between 1 and 7 days.

The new feature is not available to all of its users, though. Facebook said that it’s only available to some of its users. The company is known to run experiments like this and make them initially available only to some people. A Help Page was also put up by the social network that’s dedicated to posting something and setting it to expire. According to the page, the feature is currently rolling out only in some areas.

If the test becomes a success, the company is bound to roll out the expiration feature in more areas, although it’s less likely that Facebook will make it a default setting. The social network giant has always been known for its Timeline that shows everything the user posted, including life events that you would not want to be deleted.

When posts expire, it will be removed from your profile but they will be in stored on the company’s servers for 90 days. After that, the posts will be completely deleted.

People will find the appeal of posts that self-expire as something that they can use. Sometimes, emotions get the best of you and you act out by writing a post about something that upsets you. You can set an expiration date for your post so that the next time you log in to your account, it’s no longer there to remind you about what made you upset. You can also take advantage of the self-destruct posts if you want to upload a photo that you don’t wish to be around after 20 years.

This is not the first attempt on self-destructing posts made by Facebook. In June, the company launched an app called Slingshot, which is a photo-messaging app that requires you to sling back a photo to someone before you can open the photo he or she just sent you. Once sent, messages are deleted from the app and users can also scribble or put texts on their photos. The requirement to send a photo before opening the one you received was recently made optional by Facebook but even then, Slingshot has not caught on to the public.

Harry Potter Series Is Facebook’s Top 1 Book In “Top 10 Books That Stayed With You” Meme

If you’re active on Facebook and constantly checking your feed every half hour, chances are you might have probably seen a post or two from your friends about the “10 books that have stayed with you”. If your friends know how big of a reader you are, you might have been tagged to do the same. It’s where a reader is supposed to list down the top 10 books that they read and have stayed with you after all these years.

Bookworms have taken this meme seriously with some even saying that 10 books are not enough. The discussion was just supposed to be books that stayed with you in some way, adding that there’s no need to think too hard or list “great works of literature.”

The lists were a variety of different works of literature, depending on what type of reader the person creating the list is. Many were fans of classic novels, some are obviously obsessed with YA literature, and others are more of a “serious” reader.

Facebook has recently combined the numbers of more than 130,000 statuses in the last two weeks of August that are in relation with the discussion. It was also revealed that this challenge or discussion has been around since last year but it’s only recently that it’s reached more people – perhaps people are taking a break from the ice bucket challenge and want a more scholastic challenge instead?

What is the book that stayed with most readers who participated in the challenge?

It turns out that the Harry Potter series leads the list with 21%, with To Kill a Mockingbird as second with 14%. This would probably make critics come out and start predicting about the future of literature that’s being led by YA reads, suggesting that adults should stop being influenced by books that they have read as children or read books that are meant for children.

The Harry Potter series was the mark that steered an entire generation into a world that takes reading as a fun activity. Anyone who refused to believe that Harry Potter will dominate this kind of list has not been aware of the reading world for 20 years or so.

Favorite books that are read at an early age are more likely to get stuck with us for a longer time. As a proof, several children’s books also make it in the top 20 list. For most people, what made them love reading in the first place was a children’s book and today’s generation that book could very well be Harry Potter.

It may not be as good as acclaimed masterpieces but if Harry Potter is the book that made you stayed up all night trying to finish the book in one go, it’s most definitely among your top 10 most influential reads.

Every bookworm has his own favorite and as the list suggests, which showed low percentages, readers are influenced by a large variety of books – from children’s books to YA section to school reading lists to classics and to far beyond.