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Facebook's Dead Users Will Outnumber the Living Sooner Than You Think

Every user who passes on joins the rapidly swelling ranks of Facebook's army of the dead

Death is coming for us all. But in the internet age, those who remain are faced with the very 21st-century problem of figuring out what to do with the data, social media accounts, and other digital remains of those who've passed on.Facebook has ...

by Rob Marvin  | May 09, 2019 06:00:00
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Last Week's Facebook Outage Proves Why you Shouldn't Neglect Email

Ensure your content gets seen -- even when social media is going haywire

Last week saw Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go down for several hours for millions of users, throwing business owners' content marketing into limbo -- and teens into a near-crisis.The social media giant Facebook has thrown around impressive growth stats for years, saying, for example, that users still spend ...

by Nick Wolny  | March 21, 2019 02:00:00
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Mark Zuckerberg's 2019 New Year's Resolution Is Well-Meaning and Vague, Just Like Ours

The past few years have seen a merging of the personal and professional in the his annual goals

Every January, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posts his annual resolution for the year. Based on this year’s promise, cracks have seemed to emerge in the practice.The social behemoth has become further scrutinized by both users and lawmakers for its mishandling ...

by Nina Zipkin  | January 11, 2019 12:00:00
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Here's How to Track How Much Time You're Spending on Social Media

Want to know how many hours you've spent stalking on Instagram today?

It's going to be a lot harder denying how dependent we are on social media. Facebook and Instagram have recently rolled out a new feature that lets its users see how much time they've been using each app via mobile.The new tool, ...

by Steph Sison for Preview.ph  | November 24, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

5 Benefits of Creating a Facebook Group for Your Business

How to make an impact on Facebook without an advertising budget.

Many entrepreneurs create a Facebook page for their business, expecting it to be a goldmine of engagement, referral traffic and sales. Unfortunately, most business pages fail and turn into a dead zone. To make pages work, you need to run paid ads, placing them ...

by Jonathan Long  | October 21, 2018 09:00:00
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Messaging is the New Medium: How PH Businesses Are Using Messenger and Viber to Deliver Services

At the recent DigiCon 2018 summit, representatives from the two leading communication apps share actual examples

Much has been said about the Philippines’ obsession with social media. Filipinos remain the most active users of social networking platforms in the world, averaging at three hours and 57 minutes a day according to “Digital in 2018,” a report on global ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 15, 2018 09:00:00
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How Much Do Filipinos Plan to Spend this Holiday Season?

Mobile shoppers are likely to splurge more, according to a survey conducted by Facebook Philippines

Facebook Philippines Country Director John Rubio said Filipinos use the social media platform more heavily during the Christmas season. It seems Filipinos are checking their Facebook accounts to shop, more than to reach out to loved ones during the holiday season.A study commissioned ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 12, 2018 08:00:00
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Apple Wins the Race to $1 Trillion: Here Are the Key Insights From This Quarter's Earnings Reports

Also, Amazon surpassed analysts' estimates of per-share earnings by 103%

“Follow the money, and see where it goes.” That’s a line from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton, but it’s just as applicable in 2018 -- especially when public companies release quarterly earnings reports.Within the last two weeks, a large swath of big names ...

by Hayden Field  | August 03, 2018 06:00:00
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China Has Almost Thrice America's Online Users: Time to Meet the Internet Giants Challenging Google and Facebook

The 2018 China Internet Report lists the major Chinese online companies and their American rivals

China has 772 million Internet users, making it the world’s biggest online community with almost thrice the 292 million Internet users in the United States, according to the 2018 China Internet Report. The report was published by Hong Kong’s South China Morning ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 23, 2018 05:00:00
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Mark Zuckerberg on Why Facebook Won't Remove 'Fake News' and 3 Other Takeaways From His Recent Interview

He opened up about regulating 'fake news,' monitoring content, his mentor and tech's next frontier

“We’re not kids in a dorm room anymore, right?”That’s what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Kara Swisher, co-founder of Recode, in a recent podcast interview. The full transcript is available here, but we pulled out some of the key takeaways -- including the ...

by Hayden Field  | July 22, 2018 12:00:00
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OFWs Can Learn Digital Literacy and Small Business Skills with Facebook and OWWA Partnership

These training workshops are available for their families, too

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac and Facebook Director of Community Affairs, Asia Pacific Clair Deevy at the Migrants' Workers Day 2018Facebook Philippines and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) have teamed up to promote digital literacy and small business skills using social media ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 27, 2018 10:00:00
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Mark Zuckerberg Will Soon Replace Warren Buffett as World's Third-Richest Person

Facebook co-founder gains $1.7 billion after Instagram television announcement

Despite a shaky year, Facebook CEO and co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is soon to snag Warren Buffett’s spot as the third-richest person in the world.  Facebook stocks rose 2.3 percent after Instagram announced a new television feature on Wednesday, putting another $1.7 billion ...

by Madison Semarjian  | June 23, 2018 12:00:00
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”?"Digital Bayanihan” and ”?"Conversational Commerce” Alive and Well on Facebook

Filipinos use Facebook for business and advocacy

More than 50 million Filipinos are connected to a small and medium enterprise (SME) business page on Facebook in the countryMore than 66 million Filipinos visit Facebook each month. The expansion of its Philippine office cements the social network’s strong influence and ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 05, 2018 03:00:00
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