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Most Facebook Posts Inspired by Envy, Finds Study

What drives you to keep posting your “good times” pictures on Facebook? Envy is a key motivator behind such posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users, says a new study. “Creating a vicious cycle of jealousy and self-importance, Facebook leads users to feel their lives are unfulfilling by comparison, and react by creating posts that ... Read More »

Facebook Makes Paid Time Off for Baby Leave a Global Benefit

Less than a week after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he would take two months of paternity leave, the social media company announced it is extending its parental leave policy to full-time employees outside the United States. The policy, which provides four months of paid time off, will be provided to all new parents regardless of gender or location, ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg, Now a Father, Will Give Away Most of His Money to New Foundation

Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they’ll devote nearly all their wealth – roughly $45 billion (roughly Rs. 2,99,318 crores) – to solving the world’s problems in celebration of their new baby daughter, Max. Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to a 7-pound, 8-ounce daughter last week. But the couple didn’t put out the ... Read More »

People in Distress Can Now Contact Delhi Police Through Twitter

Delhiites in distress can now approach police, and even the top city cop, through Twitter with the launch of three Twitter handles by Delhi Police on Tuesday. While one of the accounts will be the personal handle of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi (@BhimBassi), the other shall be the official handle of his office (@CPDelhi). The third handle shall ... Read More »

Facebook Plans First Asia-Pacific Data Centre in Taiwan

Facebook Inc is evaluating the possibility of investing TWD 10 billion (roughly Rs. 1,995 crores) to build its first data centre in the Asia-Pacific region in Taiwan, joining Google, an official said on Wednesday. The centre would require 6 acres (2.43 hectares) of land, with the possibility to expand to 20 acres in the future, according to Magistrate Wei Ming-ku ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Takes Philanthropy Into Profit, Politics

Mark Zuckerberg, who famously urged his company Facebook Inc to “move fast and break things,” is taking a similar approach to the staid world of philanthropy, indicating his new venture will get directly involved with politics and may even turn a profit. The project, called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is structured as a limited liability company. That means, unlike a ... Read More »

Facebook to Halt Tracking Non-Facebook Users in Belgium

Facebook will stop tracking browsers of Facebook pages in Belgium who are not signed into a Facebook account, seeking to comply with a court ruling last month ordering it to do so or face daily fines, the company said on Wednesday. The company’s action means Belgians will have to log into Facebook before they can see Facebook pages, forcing them ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg: No Tax Benefit From Philanthropic Initiative

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday he and his wife would receive no tax benefit from setting up their new philanthropic endeavor as a limited liability company and hinted at the types of efforts it would support. In a post on his Facebook page, he wrote that “just like everyone else, we will pay capital gains taxes ... Read More »

Twitter Moves to Trademark ‘Subtweet’

Twitter has applied for trademark for the word “subtweet”, which refers to a tweet directed at another person without mentioning their Twitter name, Digital Trends reported. If Twitter succeeds in its bid, the word “subtweet” would belong to the company to use in a commercial context. The trademark filing took place on October 30, just weeks after Jack Dorsey was ... Read More »

Twitter India Reveals Top Trends of 2015

As the year draws to a close, Twitter India has released its list of the most retweeted tweets, the most popular trends, and most followed personalities on its platform. Shah Rukh Khan’s selfie with Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards in London was declared the Golden Tweet for India in 2015, with over 141,000 retweets and nearly 18.3 million views ... Read More »