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60 Million Emojis Are Used on Facebook; 5 Billion on Messenger: Where is Africa?

60 Million Emojis Are Used on Facebook; 5 Billion on Messenger: Where is Africa?

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Social media is undoubtedly a lot of fun and many a brand, including personal brands, have established themselves with social media. From emojis to videos, the visual form of messaging has taken the social media platforms to yet another level. Facebook, a popular social media platform has said that the most-used emoji on Facebook in the U.S. during the past 30 days was rolling on the floor laughing, while face throwing a kiss was tops on its messaging application. Globally, face with tears of joy topped Facebook in the past 30 days, followed by smiling face with heart-shaped eyes and face throwing a kiss. Mexico and Brazil are keen on the heart-eyed emoji. I take it as a comfort, rather than a snub, that the eggplant emoji does not appear even once on this list. Zuckerberg, Facebo...
Television Plays Vital role of civic engagement than Social Media in off-grid society, M-Kopa Report

Television Plays Vital role of civic engagement than Social Media in off-grid society, M-Kopa Report

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Dubbed Tuned in, the M-KOPA report shows that off-grid homes are mostly driven to acquire solar television because it helps them keep up to date with news and current affairs. It looks at the role of solar television in the off-grid economy where millions of Kenyans are still off-grid and unable to access the country’s dominant visual information source – television – in their own homes. M-KOPA Solar says its research shows that for these homes, the leading lifestyle improvement is being more informed on current affairs. And its solar TV is doing just that. In Kenya, the seven and nine o’clock news are major moments in the day. Other forms of entertainment is turned off, conversations are adjourned and the news takes over. The question is whether this can continue as content evolves and
Instagram now allows mobile web sharing

Instagram now allows mobile web sharing

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Instagram users no longer need the app to upload photos. In pursuit of international growth where networks are slow and data is expensive, Instagram has given its mobile website a massive upgrade that adds core features of the main app, including photo sharing and a lightweight version of the Explore tab. The company is now rolling out the ability to upload photos through its mobile website. Instagram’s mobile website previously only let users view their notifications and feed, but now its mobile site looks nearly identical to its actual app. The company isn’t redesigning or modifying the desktop version of Instagram.com, though, so photo uploading will only work on phones and tablets for now. he mobile web launch ties in with Instagram’s global growth strategy aimed at the 80% of its
Facebook Messenger Instant games launched

Facebook Messenger Instant games launched

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Facebook has announced that its new Messenger game-playing features are now available to the entire 1.2 billion people who use the app every month. The games are all no-download, played within the Messenger app itself while users can now play turned-based games, such as classic Words with Friends, with your friends. This goes hand-in-hand with new leaderboards and tournament play modes. “We’re starting to roll out Instant Games on Messenger more broadly for the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month,” the company said on the post. Other games like Blackstorm’s EverWing will be among the first to use Game bots. Facebook will also bring Miniclip’s 8 Ball Pool where you will be able to play pool within Messenger. As part of the expanded rollout of Instant Games, Facebook is also
WhatsApp to allow Pinned posts soon

WhatsApp to allow Pinned posts soon

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WhatsApp has announced that they are coming with a new update. The new update brings “Pin to Top” feature on the chat list that allows priority chats appear on the top. With this, you can select the chats, including groups, you want to see on the top whenever you open WhatsApp. When a user have pinned chats, then only those chats will be displayed on the top of your screen. But, a user can not pin more than three chats. If a user tries to pin more than three chats then the WhatsApp will send that user a notification conveying that it is not possible. After the chats are pinned by a user then any notification of recent chats can't be received by the user. According to Android Police, the new update can be very handy when the WhatsApp message box gets crowdy. The new update will allow t