Facebook overtakes MSN and becomes Britain’s Second ‘most used’ website

I think those Facebook days are coming back now! After everyone was disheartened when they listened the news that Facebook has lost 6 million users in US this may come as a breather!

msn_facebook

Credit

According to the famous newspaper “The Telegraph“, Facebook has beaten MSN and is now the second most used website in Britain. Almost 27 million Britons were regular on Facebook in May,2011 according to the research by UKOM/Nielson. Putting back Microsoft’s invention is not so easy, let me tell you!

Okay, so which website was used the most? No points in guessing please, off course it’s Google. So, what do you think, will a time come when Facebook will push back Google too? With more and more people searching their Facebook profiles and pages for suggestions do you think this day is far enough? Let’s just keep our eyes open and wait and watch! Do share your views with me on this.

6 Million Users Unfriend Facebook!

Whoa! What’s wrong here? Did we miss out something? Well, according to a source, almost 6 million people deleted their Facebook accounts in US last month.

So, now the total number of active users in the United States has reduced from 155.2 million to 149.4 million only. A good number of people I must say! It is said every madness has an end, is this the end to what we called Facebook madness or this is just a normal upside down that Facebook may be experiencing.

Inside Facebook’s Eric Eldon said,

From my experience, I get the sense that being on Facebook is not cool anymore. The early adopters and trend-setters are moving away. [But] these are also exactly the type of people brand advertisers want to reach; if they are leaving, it doesn’t look good for Facebook.

There are people adding or deleting their Facebook accounts due to several reasons. Some think that Facebook makes them work less or some just bored enough of it. Which group are you from?

I am scared if Facebook’s future is like Orkut? Well, if you do wish to delete your account permanently, here is how to do that. For others stay connected and continue “Facebook-ing”.

Anyways, what could be the reason? Twitter getting more popular or are  people just bored of Facebook sneaking into profiles? Well, whatever the reason may be, I think Mark Zuckerberg has to act fast!

Facebook Reveals The Most Popular Time For Breakups

Have you ever given a thought on what all Facebook can tell you ? Well, the number of time a person stays online, the way he shares his information tells a lot about the user. Just for instance have a look at how Facebook reveals the time for breakups.

According to data pulled from Facebook, December is one of the most popular months to break up.

Credit

Mathias Mikkelsen posted the chart below, which he picked up from a TED talk by David McCandless. As you can see people break up least in summer seasons. They break up most on festive seasons like December.

What could be the reason ? Well as far as I think, people get over excited with their relationships when the new year is approaching. With new year resolutions many wish for a new and better relationship. One more reason I could think of is, people are on holidays so they think about it a lot and when they are busy working they don’t care so much.

What do you think ? Do share your thoughts with me.

South Carolina Considers Banning Social Media Behind Bars

Should prisoners be allowed to tweet, update their status messages or search their space ? One South Carolina state lawmaker says, absolutely not, and he is trying to make it punishable by law if they are caught using social media sites.

Inmates are accessing social networking sites from inside the prison using their smartphones which are smuggled inside the prison walls. Prisoners do not update their status or videos but some use it for threatening their victims through messages or stalking them.

The bill to stop social networking for prisoners would add 30 days to a prisoner’s sentence and require them to pay a $500 fine if they are caught posting on social networking sites. Well, I don’t understand why aren’t they trying to stop the illegal supply of smart phones inside the prison? If they do not get any phone they wont threat any one!

Let’s see if this bill passes and something is done! What is your view on this ? Share it with me here.

More than 50% Americans are on Facebook

Nowadays almost everyone has Facebook. According to a new study by Edison Research, more than half of Americans have profiles on the social-networking site.

This is Edison’s 19th study on digital media-related topics. Edison has tracked the growth of Facebook since 2008 and says the site was only used by 8 percent of Americans of the same age just three years ago.

Edison Research polled 2,020 people ages 12 and up to reach its conclusions. Since 2008, Facebook usage has increased, especially among people 35-years-old and up, the study says. There are many children on Facebook too and Facebook tries it’s best to remove such profiles. Facebook deletes 20,000 profile pages everyday(Source).

What do you think ? Share your view with me here.

Chat with your Facebook friends on Yahoo!

Are you a Yahoo Beta user and a Facebook addict ? Then you may love this update from Yahoo.

Now you can chat with your Facebook friends on Yahoo. When it comes to checking emails we rely on Gmail or Yahoo and when it comes to chatting and making friends we are in love with Facebook. So here is the greatest combination ever, check mails on Yahoo and chat with your Facebook friends.

Almost a year ago, Yahoo started allowing the ability to update the status on Facebook using Yahoo mail. But, this is much better! On left hand side you can see your Facebook contacts and chat with them when you wish to.

How has been your experience with Yahoo Facebook chat ? Share your view with me.

Photowall Android app to Make your Facebook friend’s pictures into a live wallpaper

Photowall app for all Android devices pulls up all your and your friends’s pictures from Facebook and sets it as your live wallpaper. Wow, nice!

Credit

What does Photowall App do ?

  • PhotoWall shows your photos on your phone’s home screen.
  • You can add photo effects too.
  • Create lovely wallpapers with yours’ and your friends photographs from Facebook.

For downloading this application you need to first login to Android market and then click install. :) It’s not a free app, you need to buy it from Android market in 44.40 INR.

So , what do you think ? Are you going to buy this app and see your friend’s photo as wallpaper ? Share your view on this.

FIR lodged against Facebook for Disrespecting Hindu Gods

A FIR was filed in Meerut against the social networking website by a social activist saying that a Facebook profile disrespect Indian gods with an image of the deities titled ”3 idiots’.

This is bad. This is not acceptable no matter what the reason may be. This profile says,

Delete all Isl?mic pages, I swear I’ll delete this one. Else be prepared I have 100 more pages like this.

This is just the war of religions. But like this ? The FIR cites section 66 A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and expresses fears about the profile causing riots all over India.

Credit

An eye for an eye solves nothing ! Shameful I must say ! Express your thought about this with me.

[New Study] :Regular Facebook Users Lonely, Narcissistic

According to a study, regular Facebook users have higher levels of family loneliness and tend to be narcissistic, extroverted exhibitionists, while non-users are generally shy and conscientious. In which category are you ?

Researchers from Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) say that,

Facebook gratifies the narcissistic individual’s need to engage in self-promoting and superficial behavior.

People who are lonely tend to be more online. Don’t you think that’s a circle. You feel lonely you are on Facebook most of the times, and as you are on Facebook you won’t go out meet you real friends and continue to be lonely!

Researchers Tracii Ryan and Dr. Sophia Xenos found a correlation between personality types and Facebook use. Due to my personal experience I think to some extent this is true. People who share more photographs want to be seen on Facebook. People who are image conscious share different photographs of themselves, change it regularly and want to get more comments.  On the other end, people who are shy tend to be away on Facebook also.

There are some exceptions though! ;) What do you think ? Do you act on Facebook the way you are ? Share your view with me.