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Thai Man Arrested Over Facebook ‘Like’ of King’s Doctored Photo

A Thai man has been arrested for “liking” a doctored photo of the king and sharing an infographic on Facebook about a growing corruption scandal, the military said Thursday, as prosecutions burgeon under the country’s draconian royal defamation laws. The arrest came as the US Ambassador to Thailand faces a police investigation for royal defamation over a speech he made ... Read More »

Facebook to Let You Post Comments Even When Offline

Facebook on Thursday announced that it is testing “several changes” to News Feed functionality that will become apparent when the app detects slow Internet connectivity – the biggest of which, is offline comment support. The company is also aiming to more “efficiently” show News Feed posts when users are on slow network connections. “These changes will help anyone who is ... Read More »

Bangladesh Lifts Ban on Facebook

Bangladesh on Thursday lifted a ban on Facebook, three weeks after it was imposed for security reasons in the tense country, but mobile messaging apps remained barred, the telecoms minister said. The government ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last month after two opposition leaders lost their appeals against the death penalty for war crimes committed during the 1971 independence ... Read More »

Social Networks Influence Academic Performance: Study

Social networks influence academic performance among students, finds a new study. Students tend to perform better with high-performers among their friends, as some people are capable of inspiring others to try harder, according to the researchers from the HSE Centre for Institutional Studies in Russia. The recent studies indicate that the role of the social environment may be underestimated, as ... Read More »

Twitter Looks to Make Money From Ads Aimed at Logged-Out Users

Twitter Inc said it was testing a feature to show advertisements to people who read tweets without logging in, as it tries to make good on its long-time ambition to monetize non-active users. The company said the feature will help it cash in on an additional half a billion people each month, pushing its shares up as much as 7.8 ... Read More »

Facebook at Work to Launch in Coming Months, Will Include Paid Features

Facebook at Work, Facebook Inc’s professional version of its social network, is expected to launch in the coming months, after spending a year in tests, a company executive said. The new service, geared towards workplace collaboration, is nearly identical to its ubiquitous social network, with a scrolling news “feed”, “likes” and a chat service. “I would say 95 percent of ... Read More »

Facebook Gives Into Publisher Demand on Instant Articles Advertising

Bending to publishers’ demand, social media giant Facebook is changing the advertising policies for its Instant Articles platform. The company agreed to the changes after publishers complained that restrictions made it too difficult for them to generate revenue from content they posted to the social network’s new feature, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to Facebook’s Instant Articles product manager ... Read More »

Why the Turkish President – Who Once Threatened to Ban Facebook – Is Praising Mark Zuckerberg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday praised Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for emphasising the difference between Islam and terror, after the billionaire social network tycoon posted a message defending Muslims against discrimination. Erdogan, who once threatened to ban Facebook in his country, used his official page on the website to respond to Zuckerberg both in Turkish and in English. ... Read More »

Turkey Fines Twitter Over Terrorist Propaganda

Turkey’s communications regulator has imposed an unprecedented fine on Twitter for allowing the publication of content deemed to justify terror, the state-run Anatolia news agency said Friday. The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) has fined Twitter TRY 150,000 ($50,700 or roughly Rs. 33,97,000), the first time it has issued such a penalty to the company. Despite repeated warnings, Twitter ... Read More »

‘Stop Stalking Your Ex on Facebook if You Want to Move On’

People who are distressed by a breakup are more likely to monitor their ex-partners online which could make it difficult for them to move on, a new study suggests. Social networking makes it easy to monitor the status and activities of a former romantic partner, an often unhealthy use of social media known as interpersonal electronic surveillance (IES) or, more ... Read More »