FACEBOOK USERS

  • Facebook plans stricter scrutiny for accessing user data October 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook plans a stricter review of requests to access information on its 1.32 billion active users after a psychological experiment on unwitting users in 2012 created a furor on social media. There will be a stricter review of requests for research, for internal work or academic purposes, that deals with...
  • Nearly 400 million people can use 'I'm a Voter' feature: Facebook May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After a successful uptake in India by 31 million Indians, Facebook is set to roll out its "I'm a Voter" megaphone globally across Europe, Korea and Indonesia, possibly touching as many as 400 million people this year. By clicking the 'I'm a Voter' button (or megaphone), users broadcast their...
  • Facebook users in India cross the 100 million mark April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook has crossed 100 million active users in India, its largest base outside the US. "Today, we have more than 100 million people who access Facebook actively in India each month," Facebook India Head of Growth & Mobile Partnerships Kevin D'Souza told PTI. Facebook's mission...
  • India key source of mobile user growth: Facebook February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Emerging markets like India are a "key source" of growth for Facebook, with increasing number of users logging onto the site through handsets, driving up its advertising revenues 76 per cent to $2.34 billion during the December quarter. Of this, mobile advertising revenue represented...
  • India to have the world's largest Facebook population by 2016: Study November 21, 2013

    Washington: With more and more Indians logging onto social networking sites, India has recorded the highest growth in their usage and is set to control the largest Facebook population worldwide by 2016. The US remains the single country with the greatest number of Facebook users, at 146.8 million this year, and...
  • 16 types of Facebook users. What's your type? November 18, 2013

    It has been observed that there is a mixed variety of people users are friends with on Facebook. Some are busy in sending game requests or posting random pictures, while others simply behave like mute spectators and observe your every move. There are others who simply post stuff like "I...
  • Facebook can predict when you're headed for break up October 29, 2013

    Washington: Scientists have developed a Facebook algorithm which they say can accurately identify who you're dating and when you're in danger of breaking up. The algorithm developed by a Cornell University professor and a senior Facebook engineer takes advantage of a new metric system called "disperson," which looks at connections...
  • Are you the most annoying person on Facebook? October 15, 2013

    Almost all of us are friends with people on Facebook who either spam news feeds with the photos of their babies, constant updates or unnecessary checkins like "at salon getting a haircut". It has been observed that most of the users find the behaviour of their Facebook friends annoying...
  • India made an average 18 user data requests daily to Facebook August 28, 2013

    New Delhi: India, which has over 82 million Facebook users, on an average made 18 requests per day about data related to its users between January and June this year from the social networking giant, which complied with about 50 per cent of those request. The California-based firm in its...
  • Facebook to make capital investments worth $1.6 billion in 2013 July 28, 2013

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook, whose user base is expanding primarily on the back of rising penetration in emerging markets like India and Brazil, will make capital investments worth USD 1.6 billion this year. In the first half of this year, the Californiabased firm incurred...
  • Facebook shares soar as users, mobile ads climb July 25, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc delivered strong evidence it can thrive on smartphones and tablets on Wednesday, reporting a much betterthananticipated surge in mobile advertising revenue in the second quarter that ignited a nearly 17 per cent share rally. The world's No. 1 social network also reported an uptick in daily visitors...
  • Facebook mobile users jumped around 20 per cent in US, UK in June July 18, 2013

    London: The number of users accessing Facebook via their mobile phones in June jumped around 20 per cent in the United States and Britain, the social network said, touting its appeal for brands trying to reach consumers during the summer months. Created in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, the world's...
  • Facebook asked by court to ban kids under 13 from opening an account July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked social networking site Facebook to upload a disclaimer on its home page that children below the age of 13 years cannot open an account on it. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked Facebook to not...
  • Here is why Facebook users need a break February 6, 2013

    New York: Too much drama, boredom and scads of irrelevant information are just some of the reasons Facebook users give for taking a break from the world's biggest social networking site for weeks at a time, according to a new study. A report from the Pew Research Center's Internet and American...
  • Free WiFi for Facebook users coming soon November 5, 2012

    Washington: Facebook users, rejoice! Your days of repeatedly asking for WiFi passwords at coffeeshops may soon be over. The social networking website is testing a new WiFi hot spot service for local businesses that grants users free Internet access if they do a Facebook checkin. Businesses would provide the access...
  • Facebook users spend at least 8 hours a day on the site September 11, 2012

    London: One in nine Facebook users admit to spending a daily average of eight hours on the social networking site and checking their accounts over 20 times a day, according to a new UK research. The research by a UK based ecommerce website examined the social media habits of 1825...
  • Facebook Q2 revenue increases 32 per cent July 27, 2012

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc's revenue increased 32 per cent in the second quarter, as the social networking company said its number of users had grown to 955 million. Shares of Facebook, which went public in a rocky initial public offering in May, were down 6.1 per cent at $25.20 in afterhours...