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Facebook announces record quarterly sales

Posted on February 2, 2016

Social media giant Facebook announced last week that its revenue surpassed $5bn (£4.1bn) for the final quarter of 2015.

The company announced its (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Are your Facebook friends really friends?

Posted on January 25, 2016

Social networking giant Facebook has once again been the focus of another study. This particular analysis conducted research into how many contacts a user can rely on in their time of need.

A recent study has revealed that only a small number of contacts on your Facebook friends list can actually live up to the title of ‘friend’. Research conducted by Professor Robin Dunbar at Oxford University has found that the average user of the social network has around 155 friends. The study also found that women tend to have more contacts than men.

As part of the research, Professor Dunbar and his team questioned more than 3,000 people aging between 18-65 to record statistics that show that although it may appear that a user is popular, in reality, their droves of ‘friends’ are often just acquaintances acquired over a period of time.

Of the average 155 friends a user has, only (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Facebook rewrites “fake name” rules

Posted on December 21, 2015

Facebook has announced policy changes to its “real name” requirement following criticism from domestic abuse victims and transgender people.

The social media network has a zero tolerance approach to (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Sexist abuse on Facebook leads to firing

Posted on December 9, 2015

Australian Michael Nolan was recently sacked from his job, following a newspaper article highlighting the abuse he aimed at a newspaper columnist on Facebook.

November 25 saw the International Day of the (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Zuckerberg announces plan to give away his fortune

Posted on December 4, 2015

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they are to give away an overwhelming majority of their shares in his company to charity.

The multi-billionaire made the statement on Facebook, in a post to his newly-born daughter Max.

He said that by donating the greater part of his vast wealth to the (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Zuckerberg takes time off to become a new dad

Posted on November 27, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is to take paternity leave following the imminent birth of his daughter.

The 31-year-old multi-billionaire announced that he would take two months off to be with his wife Priscilla Chan. Her pregnancy was announced in July, following a series of miscarriages, but her due date is a closely guarded secret.

Facebook offers its American employees up to four months of fully paid paternity leave, which is regarded as (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Facebook trials new relationship statuses

Posted on November 26, 2015

Social media tool Facebook is helping to mend broken hearts by making ex-partners disappear from news feeds.

Up to now, users who experience the breakdown of a relationship with a loved one have either blocked the other party from seeing any content, or removed them from their network of friends completely.

However, rather than choose the option of unfriending former husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, users can now opt to (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Charities to benefit from new Facebook Fundraiser pages

Posted on November 23, 2015

Non-profits and registered charities could soon see more donations flood in thanks to dedicated pages on Facebook that make it easier to donate money.

This follows two months on from when the company unveiled its Social Good division, which looks to build applications that help focus charitable efforts.

“Fundraiser” pages allow charities to (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning
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