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Fb Messenger’s “Your Emoji” standing tells buddies what’s up

Wish to let buddies know you’re attempting to occasion, hit the fitness center, deal with work, or seize a drink? That’s the concept behind a r...


Wish to let buddies know you’re attempting to occasion, hit the fitness center, deal with work, or seize a drink? That’s the concept behind a robust new function Fb Messenger is testing known as Your Emoji. Akin to offline meetup app Down To Lunch, it permits you to overlay a selected emoji in your Messenger profile pic for 24 hours as a strategy to spur dialog and grasp outs, or simply let folks know what you’re as much as and not using a dramatic submit or Story. It’s a bit like AOL Immediate Messenger’s previous away messages.

WhatsApp weblog WABetaInfo shared a screenshot of the take a look at with Matt Navarra. Now a Messenger spokesperson has confirmed this take a look at and the way it works to Exadrive:

“We’re testing the power for folks so as to add an emoji to their profile photograph in Messenger to let their buddies know what they’re as much as or how they’re feeling within the second. We’re to see if folks take pleasure in this function, however we don’t have any further info to share at the moment.”

For now, customers will solely see folks’s emoji within the Energetic tab on Messenger, which can be the place customers within the take a look at group can change their emoji as usually as they’d like. But when the take a look at proves well-liked, Messenger may doubtlessly develop Your Emoji to look within the inbox and message threads the place it might be way more seen.

There’s tons of potential for emergent conduct right here. Customers may make up their very own inside jokes and secret meanings to sure emoji. A pink circle may imply don’t discuss to me. A GPS dot-style blue diamond may imply you’re out in town. Or a moon emoji may sign an after occasion goes down later.

A Likelihood To Treatment Loneliness

Messenger is probably the best-poised app to make an offline meetup instrument, with Snapchat being a runner up. I wrote concerning the alternative in my 2016 article “The hunt to remedy loneliness”, and I even helped construct a failed app known as Sign with the identical function. Individuals usually spend leisure time alone as a result of they aren’t positive which of their buddies are free to satisfy up in particular person, however asking folks immediately or broadcasting “anybody need to hangout tonight?” could make you are feeling determined and uncool.

I consider the reply is to bake an offline availability indicator right into a ubiquitous app. Sign, Down To Lunch, Foursquare’s Swarm, and different apps within the house have flopped as a result of not all your pals are on them, and there isn’t a purpose to open them steadily. Messenger tried to let folks share what they wished to do through Messenger Day/Tales, however the function was clumsy and by no means caught on. Fb’s Close by Associates, Snapchat’s Snap Map, Foursquare, and extra attempt to use maps to drive meet ups, but it surely seems somebody’s location doesn’t matter in the event that they’re not really out there to see you.

Down To Lunch’s innovation that briefly noticed it rise to the #2 app was changing long-winded textual content posts and visible Tales about what you need to do with a easy emoji. However a yr and a half in the past, the Down To Lunch staff deserted V1 of its app and began engaged on a brand new model in secret earlier than trying into different tasks.

Now Messenger is borrowing the emoji concept. With 1.three billion month-to-month actives, a social graph borrowed from Fb, and continuous utilization, Messenger has the omnipresence to facilitate spontaneous connections between folks in search of one thing to do.

You can be messaging another person about an unrelated subject, and never even be excited about your after-work plans. However in the event you occurred to see a detailed buddy with the beer Your Emoji, you’d know you can message them to attempt to go knock again a number of chilly ones.

Fb’s new mission is getting you to have significant interactions, not simply passively devour social media. Utilizing Messenger to get folks off their telephones and hanging out in particular person is perhaps one of the best ways to remind us of what’s good concerning the social community.

Facebook exec Sandberg urges graduates to build resilience


Facebook exec Sandberg urges graduates to build resilience

Berkeley, California. (AP) â ?? “Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg encouraged graduating seniors at the University of California, Berkeley to persevere in difficult times, speaking publicly for the first time about her husband’s death during a commencement speech.

Sandberg whose husband, Dave Goldberg, died in a treadmill accident while in Mexico vacation last year, she said, is “swallowed up in the deep fog of sadness.”

“death Dave’s change me into a very serious ways, “has its 4700 graduating seniors.” I learned about the depths of sorrow and brutality of loss. But I also learned that when life suck you under, you can kick the bottom, breaking the surface and breathe again. “

Loss her husband helped her find deeper gratitude for the grace of her friends, the love of her family and the laughter of her children. They realize that in the face of a challenge, can ‘you choose joy and meaning, Sandberg to the public.

“it is the greatest irony of my life lost my husband helped me find deeper gratitude,” she said.

Sandberg encouraged UC Berkeley’s 2016 graduate class to build resilience in themselves, their workplaces and their communities. “When coming challenges, I hope you have some embedded deep within you is the ability to learn and grow,” she said.

Facebook buying face-swapping app creator Masquerade


Facebook buying face-swapping app creator Masquerade

masks, founded in 2015, did not disclose the financial details of the transaction.

The company, which is backed by Yuri Gagarin and Gurski Capital, said Eugene Nevgen founders, Sergey Gonchar and Eugene Zatepyakin will join Facebook.

masks will remain as a standalone application, the company said. (Http://bit.ly/1pxMh4x)

(Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts


Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

The junta appointed NRSA advisory board plans to meet with managers of the two companies in the next three months, board member Major General Pisit Paoin Reuters.

The government has allowed court orders to remove content that the damage to the country and the monarchy and the peace and order, which firms hit rarely observed. The companies will be asked to respond rapidly in the future such decisions, he said.

Thailand junta has faced repeated criticism for which rights groups say is a deepening slide into authoritarianism since the army has the power May 2014.

The previous attempts to take with social media platforms political posts was largely ineffective, though the country thousands of blocked websites hosting lèse majesté content.

numbers of people arrested under the laws against criticism of the monarchy has also increased significantly.

Thai representatives for Facebook and Google could not be reached immediately for comment.

Thai authorities have a similar request regarding the content of January 22 to technology giants Google, which owns YouTube video sharing platform, Pisit said.

Authorities have increasingly cracked down on criticism of the junta.

A former politician of the Pheu Thai Party deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra indicted on Friday for violating the country’s Computer Crime for the part on the line a video spotted junta leader General Prayuth Chan- OCHA.

(Reporting by Pairat Temphairojana and Aukkarapon Niyomyat write by Aubrey Belford;. John Stonestreet)

Stephen Wolfram conducted a mathematical analysis of Facebook social media


Global change of residence of Facebook users

Mathematician and programmer Stephen Wolfram became famous as the author of Mathematica and the scientific search engine Wolfram Alpha. Despite the large amount of routine everyday work, Stephen was always interested in the question of whether mathematical methods to analyze the trajectory of a person’s life.

Last year, Stephen Wolfram made his first attempt by publishing the results of the analysis of the personal digital data i.e. visualization of 300 million emails sent in the year 1989 and 100 million keystrokes accumulated since 2002 as well as phone calls, meetings, time to edit files of various types collected since 1980 etc. In fact, such personal analysis is available to all subscribers to the paid version of Wolfram Alpha Pro.

Now it’s high time to expand the concept of the personal analysis of the processing of data from social media like Facebook. Recently, on the search engine Wolfram Alpha has opened a special section called Personal Analytics for Facebook and in the software package Mathematica added a feature SocialMediaData. The first results are now available.

At first, Stephen Wolfram made basic statistical calculations by analyzing the age of the Personal Analytics users for Facebook and the average number of friends of those. The graph shows the number of my friends of age.

The distribution of the number of friends combined with the age


The distribution of the number of friends combined with marital status and age




A more detailed analysis allows us to understand at what age a person gets involved into dating process. The following graph shows a positive correlation of age and middle-aged member of his friends: almost always for life he is most familiar of exactly the same age as himself. This law is broken only by the age of 15 (when most familiar – over 15 years), and after 55 years (most of the friends – under the age of 30).

The correlation of the user’s age and the average age of his friends
People’s friends are usually distributed in several well-formed clusters. For example, here are clusters of 15-year-old daughter of Stephen Wolfram.

Interestingly, each cluster represents an event in life. Usually a cluster of human 3-4 which have a different shape, depending on the specific events, personal qualities and other unique circumstances. So running the function FindGraphCommunities can make a unique “fingerprint” that is quite accurate to reflect a person’s personality and the events in his life. The illustration below shows the social graphs of some people.

But with regard to age distribution – the audience of social networks is fundamentally different from the census data.
It is interesting to see how the vital interests of the people are changing with age. In particular – the rapidly growing interest in the weather, politics, health and steadily declining interest in fashion and video games.

Another aspect of personal intelligence – migration flows. Various cities in the “place of birth” and “place of residence” are contributing to the actual migration. For example, you can see that the United States – the most attractive country for Russian emigrants.