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Facebook: Your Profile Isn’t the Real You! (SawfNews)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is promoted as a social networking website. It has nearly a billion users of whom 500 million login every day. The truth is – spending time on Facebook is as much about networking with friends as angling in a lake is about networking with the fish in there! Ostensibly, Facebook promotes social interactions and past medical studies have established that social interactions have a positive impact on our lives; they make us happier, and even improve our longevity. So spending time on Facebook should be as good, right? Perhaps as good as visiting your neighbor for a cup of tea in the evening?
Facebook Releases Daily User Figures (TopNews)
When it comes to Australia, nine million people contribute almost to 40% of the total population of the country. This proportion has been found to spend time on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) at a regular basis. The figure has been released in the local user figures’ first detailed breakdown of the social networking site. Detailed daily user figures have not been released earlier by a majority of social media firms, such as Facebook and Twitter. In particular, such figures have never been reported by these companies on the national grounds. It is being said that Facebook now broke the rank so as to brag its power to potential advertisers. The company affirmed that more than 7.3 million of its users were every day on mobile as well in Australia.
Jason Ashley Wright: Facebook almost loses a customer (TulsaWorld)
I seriously thought about deactivating my Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) account this weekend. It was a 24-hour debate with myself, with a few texts sent out to several people, all of whom have Facebook accounts. Most said keep it. One even warned me with a tone as if it wasn’t a choice to get rid of it, which slightly frightened me. But I had also just seen “The Conjuring” by myself, so some projection may have been involved. Part of what prompted my contemplation was sitting at lunch Saturday, checking Facebook, Twitter, the Tulsa World’s app and others for CNN, the weather, The Times-Picayune, even the NBC affiliate in my hometown.
How mobile are we? Ask Facebook (BizJournals)
It’s certainly isn’t news that the Americans are increasingly accessing the Internet via mobile devices. But new data from Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) show just how prevalent mobile is becoming. Last week, Facebook announced that of the 128 million Americans who visit the site daily, about 79 percent, or 101 million, use a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet to access the site, according to The New York Times. In Britain, 24 million people visit Facebook each day, with 20 million of those using mobile devices.