Facebook is 10! Happy Birthday!

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Facebook is 10

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CNN

Your Facebook life in 62 seconds

Brandon Griggs, CNN
To commemorate its 10th aniversary, Facebook created video highlights of each users' activity on the network.

To commemorate its 10th aniversary, Facebook created video highlights of each users’ activity on the network

(CNN) — If you’re on Facebook, a new video about your life went live online Tuesday.

Yes, you. And you, and you and you.

With the help of an automated tool, Facebook has created short, personalized video highlights for “hundreds of millions” of its users. The 62-second clip notes the year you joined Facebook, then shows a handful of your most-liked posts and a seemingly random selection of your photos — all set to instrumental music.

To see yours, go to Facebook/lookback and admire, or cringe.

Facebook celebrates 10 years

Facebook posted the clips, titled “A Look Back,” without fanfare Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the social network, which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and four classmates at Harvard University on February 4, 2004.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/04/tech/social-media/facebook-look-back-video/index.html

My Facebook page is only 7 years old

Joined Facebook

December 29, 2007
Simon Thong Wee Hing

My first friends!

  • Ng Siew Mei
Jin Yu

My first photos!

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NST

Facebook battles to stay young and cool

02 February 2014| last updated at 10:04AM

Facebook battles to stay young and cool

SAN FRANCISCO: Sixteen-year-old Owen Fairchild doesn’t hang out at Facebook as much as he did when he was just a kid.

It is not that he and his friends are abandoning the social network. They are spreading their love to rival networks like Twitter, Pinterest, SnapChat, Instagram and blogging platform Tumblr.

“I’ve moved on,” the teenager said.

“I go to Tumblr a lot more; there is a lot of funny stuff. SnapChat is super-fun because you can send really unattractive pictures of yourself and they will delete after a few seconds.”

Contrary to what grownups might think, teens sometimes prefer to catch up on life face-to-face in the real world, he added.

The Sunday Times

Facebook turns 10: A wall of fame… and infamy in Singapore

Published on Feb 02, 2014
6:57 AM

More than three million of Facebook’s users are from Singapore.

While users spend an average of 8.3 hours on Facebook a month, Singaporeans spend more than twice that, at 19.6 hours a month, making an average of 19 posts a month each on top of commenting on other people’s posts.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Facebook post last November about a barn owl that flew into the Istana attracted 500,000 views in a day. — PHOTOS: PM LEE HSIEN LOONG’S FACEBOOK PAGE, FACEBOOK

Singapore has also been home to billionaire Eduardo Saverin, one of the five co-founders of Facebook, since 2009. According to social media analytics firm Socialbakers, the largest number of local users are aged 25 to 34, and they make up 34.5 per cent of all users here. Male users are the majority, but only just – 49 per cent are female.

A study by social media consultancy Rock Publicity in 2012 said two-thirds of users access Facebook on their phone and tablet.

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/facebook-turns-10-wall-fame-and-infamy-singapore-20140202

When Facebook tries to make things more specific, it can be better.

It is sometimes inappropriate to click Like on a post. If I posted that I fell into a drain (which has happened before), and you clicked Like, does it mean that you like the fact that I fell in? Or that you sympathize with me?

Free Malaysia Today

Facebook working on ‘sympathy’ button

December 10, 2013

Facebook engineers work on ‘sympathy’ button as the current ‘like’ status is deemed inappropriate for morbid announcements.

Because sometimes, blindly clicking on ‘like’ to show support or solidarity for a post just isn’t appropriate.

According to the Huffington Post, which claims to have spoken to a Facebook engineer, although the purpose of the button would be to express sympathy, the finished feature could be a little more complex and use a drop-down menu system.

The idea is that if someone posts a message expressing less than positive news, or wants to let people know that they’re feeling a bit down, it’s the poster who would use the menu list.

When friends and followers see the post, the like button on their screens would have transformed into a sympathize or other emotionally suitable button.

This of course would not only save the potential embarrassment of accidentally liking news about an upcoming funeral or surgical operation, it would also save most Facebook users the time and energy of actually commenting on or responding to a post with actual words.

– AFP Relaxnews

Facebook working on ‘sympathy’ button

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