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Facebook Reaches 1.9 Billion Users During First Quarter Earnings Call; Know its Forthcoming Advancements

The leading social networking platform, Facebook, has reached another milestone as its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced during the company’s first-quarter-2017 earnings call last Wednesday that the platform garners 1.9 billion users.

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The leading social networking platform, Facebook, has reached another milestone as its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced during the company’s first-quarter-2017 earnings call last Wednesday that the platform garners 1.9 billion users.

Zuckerberg says that approximately 1.3 billion people in this number are active users in a daily basis.

In the prior studies conducted by Facebook, it is proven that the community increases people by 17 percent per year.

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Source: Mark Zuckerberg Official Facebook Account

Facebook started on February 2004. Now, with fast-growing rate of users, it has become the forefront of all social networking sites, widely used by many people, businesses, and others for virtual social interaction.

Future Advancements of Facebook

The platform always seeks for its further betterment: From a simple timeline to a more intricate one, from a simple “like” to various “reaction” buttons, and now, aiming for a modernized features.

During the earning call, Zuckerberg also stated their future plans.

What can we expect on this community in the next years or months?

Aside from its new milestone, Zuckerberg also imparted that he and his team are aiming for a more “community-like” platform for Facebook users.

He reasoned out that it would further strengthen the social connectivity of the users.

Zuckerberg says that more than 100 million are part of “groups” reinforcing a particular cause.

Some of these groups are centered parent-support, illness-support, and etc.

In the near future, the community aims to help other users in finding “meaningful groups” to indulge with.

Another prominent advancements users have to watch out is the augmented reality that Facebook would made available to the public.

Zuckerberg admitted that augmented reality is not new anymore as other apps like what Snapchat did – that allows people to “embellish” their photographs with various elements they could choose from.

However, he added that their team aims for a more accessible augmented reality through an open platform, which makes them ahead among others.

Source: Mark Zuckerberg (Official FB Account), Adweek

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Amazon is Selling a Bracelet that Will Stop You From Eating Fast Food

Amazon is now selling the Pavlok bracelet that promises to help you sort your life out, whether your issue is spending too much time on the internet, biting your nails or oversleeping.

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Amazon is Selling a Bracelet that Will Stop You From Eating Fast Food

If you’re struggling to lose weight or save some money, this nifty little gadget could be the answer to your prayers.

Amazon is now selling the Pavlok bracelet that promises to help you sort your life out, whether your issue is spending too much time on the internet, biting your nails or oversleeping.

Basically, every time you step out of line, the strap will give you a 350-volt electric shock, just to give you a gentle reminder.

And to give you a bit more of an incentive to be good, your mates can even download an app which means they can give you a buzz if they catch you eating an extra slice of cake or going on a spending spree.

According to the manufacturer: “Pavlok allows you to speak your reptile brain’s language by adding an unpleasant element (a safe and harmless ‘zap’ of electricity on your wrist) to what you have been taught to love (your nasty lingering habit), quickly conditioning your mind to associate an ‘unpleasant’ feeling with your bad habit… and stopping it all together.”

Amazon is Selling a Bracelet that Will Stop You From Eating Fast Food

So far, reviews of the device have been fairly mixed, with some claiming it’s helped them change their bad habits, while others have criticised its quality.

One customer wrote: “Wrist band is a little awkward but it does allow for the contacts to be positioned closely to your skin for the best results. I’ve only used the button on the device to administer the shock.

“I can’t comment on how the hand motion function works. The app is ok and does give some information and videos on how to beat whatever habit you’re trying to break. At 100 percent on a decent charge it is more than enough of a zap to get your attention.

“I’m glad I bought it, so far I believe it is working. It’s not going to cure a lifelong issue in a few days so you have to stick to their plan and really work on it.”

The end is nigh.

 

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10 Things You Missed at Apple’s WWDC 2019 Keynote

Apple made a number of announcements during its WWDC 2019 keynote today — so many, in fact, that you probably missed a few.

We’ve combed over all the details Apple released today and found a bunch you may have missed the first time around, including small things like a new batch of Apple Watch bands and large things like the arrival of mouse support on the iPad.

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Apple made a number of announcements during its WWDC 2019 keynote today — so many, in fact, that you probably missed a few.

We’ve combed over all the details Apple released today and found a bunch you may have missed the first time around, including small things like a new batch of Apple Watch bands and large things like the arrival of mouse support on the iPad.

iOS 13 Mouse Support

Apple gave us a look at the future of iPad and it’s one that will no doubt please professionals. The company introduced iPadOS and the unique experiences it will bring to the company’s tablets.

What the company didn’t reveal during its keynote is one key feature users have been requesting for years: mouse support.

The new support was spotted by developers in the first beta of iOS 13. The feature, at least at this time, is presented as an accessibility option; it isn’t turned on by default.

According to developers, it also works on the iPhone.

More Apple Watch bands

10 Things You Missed at Apple's WWDC 2019 KeynoteApple made some big announcements during its keynote, and so you may have missed out on some of the smaller revelations, such as the new batch of Apple Watch bands.

There are a total of seven new bands, including a newly launched Pride Edition Sport Loop.

New Memoji customization

When iOS 13 arrives, it’ll bring a number of new Memoji customization features, including the ability to add AirPods, braces, new hats, a greater variety of sunglasses, and various piercings to one’s avatar.

The update will also bring the ability to customize the avatar’s teeth with things like gold and gaps.

iPad Sidecar

Apple will make it easier to use your iPad as an external Mac display with the addition of Sidecar in macOS Catalina.

With this new feature, users will have a native option for using the iPad as a small ‘monitor,’ something currently made possible by third-party apps.

CarPlay overhaul

Apple introduced an overhaul to CarPlay, improving the design both aesthetically and in terms of how much information is displayed on a screen.

Apple calls this the ‘biggest’ CarPlay update ever, bringing a new Calendar app and improved Siri support for third-party apps in addition to the new Dashboard.

AirPods audio sharing

Apple is making it easier for AirPods users to share audio with friends who also own the company’s wireless earbuds.

Among the new AirPods feature will be the ability to share whatever audio is currently playing simply by bringing a second pair of AirPods close to the user’s iPhone or iPad.

Which Macs will get Catalina

Apple’s macOS Catalina update is exciting, but it comes with an important question: will your Mac support the new version of macOS?

To make things simple, Apple has published a new page detailing which devices will support the system, and they go back years.

Models as old as the MacBook 2015, MacBook Air 2012, iPad Pro 2017, iMac 2012, MacBook Pro 2012, Mac Pro 2013, and Mac mini 2012 will all receive macOS Catalina.

Improved accessibility

In addition to the new mouse support in iOS 13, Apple says its upcoming macOS Catalina update will bring Voice Control, enabling users to control their devices entirely with voice commands.

As well, users will be able to zoom a second display and view high-resolution text below the cursor to aid in instances of visual impairment.

Unlock and authenticate with Apple Watch

As part of its macOS Catalina preview, Apple revealed that Apple Watch owners will be able to unlock and authenticate on their Mac by double-clicking the wearable’s side button.

This feature will be useful for opening a locked note, for example, as well as approving installations, viewing passwords, and more.

Screen Time on Mac

That’s right, Apple is bringing its Screen Time feature to the Mac.

The addition will arrive in macOS Catalina, enabling users to schedule downtime, view their usage, set limits, and more.

The feature will support Family Sharing for managing children, as well.

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“Internet Trolling”

Drive and purpose, give birth to new technologies social media platforms, serve as an outlet of interpersonal connections.

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"Internet Trolling"

 

 Drive and purpose, give birth to new technologies social media platforms, serve as an outlet of interpersonal connections.

 

Strangers become friends, friends become family. loved ones are reunited, connections

are made. pictures are posted liked and shared. the spirit of jealousy and envy is susceptible

to many, innocent people are victimized by internet trolling.

 In internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the internet by starting

arguments, or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory extraneous off topic message in an online

community( such as newsgroup, forum, chatroom, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers in to

an emotional response. or otherwise disrupting natural, on the topic discussion

 early incidents of trolling were considered to be the same as flaming, but this has changed

with modern usage by the news media to refer to the creation of any content that targets another person,

the practice of trolling has been documented by a number of academics as early as the 1990’s  this behavior,

is destructive the truth is confounded. facts are distorted and misconstrued. this cycle is heartless, malicious,

that intentionally harm others.images are marred, the integrity of their character is questionable, from the onslaught

of false accusations. this provokes the individual into  a emotional response, attacked and victimized by internet trolling

 I  felt the need to validate myself. likes, dislikes, attitudes and beliefs. I was shocked, and angered

 by their sudden betrayal. my heart is sadden by the sudden loss of friendship, I am appalled, at

the unreasonable immature behavior. exhibited by a person that i befriended, trusted. a person that I viewed

to be on my  level of maturity this incident hurt me deeply. I showed them genuine love and goodwill

I have learned to be more careful about the company i keep, i pay more attention

 

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