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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, B...


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.

Facebook may emulate rival Twitter with introduction of hashtags


Facebook may emulate rival Twitter with introduction of hashtags

Facebook Inc is looking for the search and indexing to improve by adding the hashtag symbol, one of the most recognizable of his rival social networks Twitter, according to media reports.

The hashtag, which is shown as the symbol #, it is easier for users to specific topics of conversation in the ever-changing flow of comments posted on Twitter. Users type the hashtag next to a keyword – such as # election – at the end of a tweet, making it easy to group observations on the same subject

Facebook could even organize conversations. taking place on its network of more than one member billon integration of social hashtags says the Wall Street Journal revealed the news Thursday quoting anonymous sources, thought he noticed that the function is not imminent introduction.

Facebook declined to comment.

Facebook introduced a feature of social research renovated, nicknamed Search Chart in January. The search function allows users to trawl their network of friends, but also information provided to the public by other Facebook users to take pictures, interests and places, such as restaurants, found “loved” by people on Facebook.

search tool does not currently allow users the content of the actual conversations that are posted on Facebook search. Hashtags could contribute to such a study can Facebook, according to technology blog TechCrunch, which cited unnamed sources also say such a function was in preparation.

It is not clear that research stream of Facebook comments from the scope of the results on Twitter or give. Unlike the tweets that are public and visible to all users, the majority of comments posted on Facebook are only visible to a user circle of friends.