Tag: Facebook

16 million Nigerians visit Facebook monthly


Nigeria is one of Facebook’s most important markets, and the platform remains a popular choice for the growing number of internet users in Nigeria. It has been established that 16 million Nigerians visit Facebook every month. Approximately 7.2 million Nigerian users visit Facebook daily. Most Nigerians access the platform using their mobile phones. It is… Read More

The industry built around Facebook: The value of your personal data

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This past April, Facebook Inc. implemented a policy which limits the data it makes available to commercial and non-commercial third party users. The new policy helps to protect Facebook users’ privacy but has had a significant impact on the industry which has sprung up around the social media platform’s data flow.   Most of the… Read More

New Facebook patent could hit users’ finances

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Facebook was granted a patent for a program that can scan social media accounts to help lenders decide whether or not they should give an applicant a financial loan.   This feature searches the Facebook friends of those applying for a loan, and then tells the lender the average credit score found among their friends. If… Read More

Facebook’s difficult decision: Censorship or free speech?

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Germany’s Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, has called for Facebook to start banning hateful posts, or the social media site will no longer be allowed to do business in his country.   Maas sent a letter to Facebook’s public policy director, Richard Allan, requesting a meeting in September to discuss the complaints Maas has received over… Read More

Facebook withdraws student’s internship over invasive app

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Facebook seeks out interns that are skilled at developing innovative apps, but Harvard student Aran Khanna had his internship withdrawn from the company over the creation of an app.   In May, Khanna created the Chrome extension “Marauders Map” soon after accepting an internship at Facebook; the app can track people’s locations when they use… Read More

Facebook live stream brings fans and celebrities closer than ever

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Social media continues to present a means by which celebrities can promote their personal brand, broadcast developments on projects, and most importantly: communicate with fans. We’ve talked at great length about celebrities who have an uncanny knack for implementing such technologies, and now they will get another tool to add to their arsenal.   Facebook’s… Read More

Facebook’s Internet.org set to launch in Nigeria

Along with seven mobile phone companies, Facebook has been leading a project to introduce internet access throughout regions that currently don’t have easy access to connectivity.   On their website, the Internet.org initiative defines themselves as “a Facebook-led initiative bringing together technology leaders, nonprofits and local communities to connect the two thirds of the world… Read More

Facebook’s new app keeps site relevant, presents innovative take on social video-sharing

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In an increasingly digital world where the internet is a hub for interaction and social connections, social media has become a staple in our everyday lives. The ever-changing social media scene has simultaneously proven how easy it is for social media sites and platforms to fade into the folds of the web when they fail… Read More