What is Facebook up to this time? One of the latest rumors has it that Facebook plans to open its doors to some guests. The new feature is called Instant Articles. So, what is this instant stuff all about? Well, you do not have to be a Facebook rocket scientist to figure it out for yourself, do you?
It turns out that we will be able to see Buzzfeed, National Geographic and The New York Times on Facebook in the near future. However, the catch is that Facebook allows all of these “guests” to keep the money they obtained from ads. Yes, cyber boys and girls, Facebook invites them for free. Why?
Now, you can see for yourself that there are some extremely clever busy little bees in Facebook. They have figured out that all Facebook needs from us is to spend some more time on this social network. The funny thing, though, is the very idea that we are not spending too much time, already. Right?
Can we watch movies and series on Facebook? One fine day, we will not be able to tell a difference who is who and what is what in the world of social networks. In the meantime, prepare yourself to spend the rest of your life on Facebook. Is this an exaggeration? Rest assured, Facebook will find a way.
To tell you the truth, this is quite an unexpected app to come out of the very serious and conservative Microsoft’s kitchen. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know without asking what is How-Old-Do-I-Look app all about, do you? Is this something to play with, or more of a serious cyber-tool?
Well, you can laugh as much as you like, but the current facial recognition system in Facebook is one of the most powerful in the whole world . Compared to it, the similar one used by the FBI itself with a little bit of an exaggeration looks and works like a toy. Maybe, the grandpa Microsoft is on a secret mission.
We do not want to sound like an Android paranoid, but we just cannot fight the strong feeling about Uncle Sam’s involvement in this story. Why in the world would Microsoft mess up with an app such as this one? What is here for it to gain eventually? Something is just not right here.
If you want to know how old is someone, ask him or visit his Facebook page. As simple as that. You do not need state-of-the-art apps to tell you that. How about an app, how much you like the new Windows 10, for a change? That would have been more useful app to develop and launch for Microsoft.
Twitter is all about new things and improvements. This popular social network certainly lives up to its reputation. However, this does not have to mean necessarily that all of these new features are flawless and a perfect match for the users themselves. That is why, we are not quite sure what to say or think about this one.
From now on, you can get private messages from all Twitter users, regardless of the fact you follow them or not. What is that supposed to mean for your privacy? Well, Twitter has made sure that you can block the unwanted contacts at any time. So, it is a clear win-win for both parties in this story Twitter and you?
The road to the cyber-hell is paved with the allegedly good intentions and inventions. We simply have no other choice than to wait and see, how this one is going to work in the real life. If you are going to spend all day long for blocking activities, then what is the use? Is there at least a word about a spam filter?
Maybe, the busy little birds in Twitter reason in the following way. Let us make dozens of new features and things. At least one of them has to be the right one. A true winner. Well, good luck with this private message feature. We shall wait and see, what is going to be. We rely on the tweets with good intentions, aren’t we?
WhatsApp has just hit 800 million users. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say, based on what we have seen so far, that by the end of 2015 it will not be a huge surprise for this addictive app to hit more than one billion users. To whom we should say our hats off for this amazing achievement?
There is only one address, and that is Facebook itself. It seems like it has only been yesterday, when Facebook has acquired WhatsApp for more than twenty billion dollars. Here is a quick reminder. The number of Facebook users has passed the entire population of China with more than 1,4 billion.
So, in other words, both Mark Zuckerberg’s golden gooses Facebook and WhatsApp will have more than one billion users each in 2016. The money will fall like rain for Mark, that is for sure. On the other hand, our expectations will rise, as well. Customer support will be extremely busy with our demands.
In the meantime, WhatsApp has launched a voice call feature for the Android platform. It is only a matter of time, before we will be able to use it on Windows Phone and IOS. Facebook and WhatsApp rule the world of social networks. For the time being, there is no serious challenger on a horizon.
For the Wall Street Journal the greatest unpaid labor force in our history is nothing more than a nice euphemism for the Facebook itself. What is Facebook for you? And, most importantly, what is it worth to you? Believe it or not, you can actually put a price tag on your relationship with Facebook.
Here is a rough price list. As soon as you register, you allow Facebook to earn hundred bucks, give it or take. Each of your Facebook is worth fifty cents, more or less. Every time you like something or someone, you do it for a couple cents, no more. That gives an estimated value for your profile between $1,500 and $2,000.
In other words, you and your friends allow Facebook to earn at least one million dollars every single day. Is this a fair deal? What do you get in return? Well, you know the answer to this question, don’t you? There is no better platform, which allows you to stay in touch with your loved ones.
We know that the information is the key. However, we could not possibly dream that it can be worth the most craziest fortune you can imagine. So, how much Facebook owes us in return? Everything and nothing. We have given up our privacy for free. For a couple of pictures saved online. Fair?
We do not have to ask you 24 times, do you want to hear the answer to this question, do we? Well, it turns out that all you have to do is to read the right tweet at the right moment. The next thing you know, you will be a few million dollars richer. Here is what happened to one Wall Street busy little bee.
The true story goes that this lucky guy somehow got a tweet about Intel’s intention about buying the company called the Altera. As a direct result of this Twitter news, the market value of the Altera skyrocketed in the matter of hours for almost 30%. Can you guess what was left for this guy to do?
First, you buy, and then you sell the shares, which gained some additional financial weight in the meantime. In this case, we are talking about the pure profit of more than millions of dollars. We are not quite sure, but this tweet about Intel and Altera is probably the most expensive in the Twitter history.
We are not implying that you should keep your eyes focused on the stock exchange related tweets 24/7. The moral of this story is quite a simple one. You should never question, nor challenge the true power of social networks. The best and the worst news always go through the social network channels, first.
When it comes to this one, the doctors and therapists are unanimous. If a depression is your inevitable best friend, then you should avoid the social networks, especially Facebook, at all costs. Why? Actually, this is a very simple and straightforward situation. There is no dark side of the Facebook Moon.
What you have is an opportunity to examine only the top positive moments in a person’s life on Facebook. As soon as you do such a thing, you will end up comparing your current misery with someone’s shining moments. You do not have to guess twice what is going to be the most probable outcome, do you?
You are actually putting some additional gasoline onto the damaging fire, which is literally killing you from inside. So, what are the alternatives? Is forgetting about Facebook a recommended part of your own therapy? We do not want you to get any funny ideas from this dark clouded story.
This is not a story about envy, neither. All what we are trying to say is to have a more realistic approach when you are examining someone’s life and achievements on Facebook. At the end of the day, Facebook just cannot make it up for your real life pains and troubles. Do your best not to forget that.