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Heavy Facebook users more likely to argue with parents

Heavy Facebook users more likely to argue with parents

London, September 12 (IANS) Children who spend a lot of time on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are less happy with their appearance and they are more likely to quarrel with their parents, show results of a…

Bullying on Facebook can trigger depression in teenagers

Bullying on Facebook can trigger depression in teenagers

New York, September 9 (IANS) Young adults who face negative experiences on Facebook like bullying, meanness, misunderstandings or unwanted contacts are at significantly higher risk of developing depression, say researchers from Brown University.   Over 80 per cent of 264…

Only one in four Facebook users is a woman in India

Only one in four Facebook users is a woman in India

London, September 8 (IANS) While women tend to outnumber men in social media platforms the world over, they constitute just 24 per cent of total Facebook users in India, according to a new report.   “On average, women account for…

No! Youngsters are not leaving Facebook

No! Youngsters are not leaving Facebook

New York, (IANS) Young people are still quite hooked to Facebook, the media reported, refuting the popular belief that youngsters are increasingly abandoning the social media giant.   While investors and the media, in 2015, panicked that Facebook would experience…

FB withdraws Free Basics from India

New Delhi, February 11 (IANS): Facebook had cut off its Free Basics service for India three days after the country’s telecom watchdog said no to discriminatory pricing of data content.   “Free Basics is no longer available to people in…

Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India

Facebook withdraws Free Basics from India

New Delhi, February 11 (IANS) Facebook had cut off its Free Basics service for India three days after the country’s telecom watchdog said no to discriminatory pricing of data content.   “Free Basics is no longer available to people in…

Disappointed but won’t give up on connecting India: Zuckerberg

Disappointed but won’t give up  on connecting India: Zuckerberg

New York, February 9 (IANS): A day after India’s telecom watchdog said no to Facebook’s Free Basics, the social networking giant’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg conveyed his disappointment in a post but reiterated his commitment to keep working to…

Facebook’s India stumble could embolden other regulators

Facebook’s India stumble could embolden other regulators

SINGAPORE/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s decision to effectively ban Facebook’s pared-back free Internet service is a major blow to the social network’s plans, and may prompt other regulators to demand equal online access for their users.   Facebook will have to…

World is shrinking, we are just 3.5 degrees apart: Facebook

New York, (IANS) You must have heard about the famous “six degrees of separation” theory that everyone on the planet is connected to everyone else by six other people. Facebook has just upended this theory, saying that world is more…

Now, 1 billion people use FB-owned WhatsApp

New York, February 2 (IANS): Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp has reached the milestone of one-billion users, with 42 billion messages being exchanged daily, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday.   “One billion people now use WhatsApp. There are…

Facebook bans selling guns on website, Instagram

New York, January 30 (IANS): Taking a cue from President Barack Obama’s stand on curbing gun violence in the US, social networking giant Facebook has banned private gun sales on its site and mobile photo and video-sharing app Instagram.  …

Facebook reveals 2015’s top topics

NEW YORK, DECEMBER 22 (IANS): The US presidential election was the most talked-about global topic on Facebook in 2015, the social media site has revealed in its “Year in Review” top 10 list. While the November 13 attack in Paris…

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