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More LGBT Americans Coming Out on Facebook, numbers tripled in one year

In honor of this year’s celebration of National Coming Out Day on October 15, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) published a report showing the number of people who have “come out” in the past year. The report also revealed the numbers and locations of the people coming out, including those who changed their sexual orientation status. “Coming out” is the term used ...

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Facebook Mentions “live streaming” now available to verified journalists

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday rolled out its live streaming app, Mentions, for journalists and other verified users to help them share more of their work online on the social media. The iOS app released last year in June was until now accessible by only high-profile celebrities like actors, athletes, musicians and politicians with verified Facebook fan Pages. According to Vadim Lavrusik, product manager ...

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Facebook Messenger overtakes YouTube in US app popularity

Once again, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has proved that it is the social media giant in this globe. Yes, Facebook’s mobile applications such as Facebook mobile and Facebook messenger application secures the top most position in the United States, leaving YouTube and Google apps behind. This is a sign of success and improvement of the social media giant, and within a limited ...

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Facebook Messenger to have ‘M’, a new virtual text assistant

Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was rumored to release a virtual assistant a while back to compete with the likes of Siri and Cortana. It looks like the rumors were accurate as Facebook is going to release a new feature in its messenger app. The new feature called ‘M’ will make the Facebook Messenger app a personal assistant. In addition to sending ...

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Facebook hits 1 billion user a day for the first time

Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ:FB) hit a new milestone this Monday as the social networking site facebook.com was used by more than 1 billion people in a single day according to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the company. To put the number in perspective, world’s total population is 7 billion+. That means one out of every seven people in the world accessed Facebook ...

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Tweets in Google search results comes to desktop as well

Back in May 2015, the search giant Google announced a partnership with Twitter where tweets were integrated into Google search results. Back then, this integration was limited to Google search app on Android and iOS devices. Now, their partnership, placing tweets in online search results has been extended to desktop. The confirmation came via a Twitter conversation between both companies. ...

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LOL is officially dethroned By HAHA, says a Facebook study

Apparently, the online world is not LOLing anymore, they HAHA instead. According to a recent e-laughing study done by Facebook, LOL is not popular anymore. The word has instead been replaced by range of other lingo like ‘haha’, ‘hehe’, and emoji. According to researchers, the lingo used varied greatly depending on demographics like age, gender and location. Researchers at Facebook ...

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Teens now making more friends online says survey

Times have surely changed. More so, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. According to this study, more than half teens in the US are now making new friends online on social networks or video game forums. However, these friendships largely remain virtual-only, with only 20 percent reporting that they have met their virtual friends in the flesh. According ...

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