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Using Facebook At Work May Slowdown Your Nation’s Economy.

Using Facebook At Work May Slowdown Your Nation’s Economy.

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There are various reasons that have contributed to the decreased productivity of people over the years. One of them is the use of social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Twitter, IMO, etc. This has been the cause of the slowing economy of nations like the United States, Ghana, etc.
the few minutes you add in your coffee break to check your Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter is slowing the down the economy. Ever since the Great Recession in the US, a decrease in the productivity of the people has been observed. And usage of the interesting social interaction platforms has fueled the decrease.
In the last century, the productivity numbers on the US soil increased at a pace of around 2.3% a year, but the last five years have observed a snail-paced productivity growth of less than 0.5% a year. Productivity is essential for most of the people and it “is the well from which wages come and wages are, for most people, the well from which their standard of living comes,” says Professor Alan Blinder of Princeton.
Professor Blinder says that the output per hour is directly related to the standard of living of an individual. The more work one does more money comes in and it elevates the standard of living. “It takes about a generation or so to double your income,” he says. Due to the productivity boost in the last century, the standard of living escalated (almost double) with every next generation.
What factors are stopping people from being more productive?
One reason put forward by Blinder is the lack of proper apparatus for the workers. Companies are not equipping their workers with modern machines and better work environments.
Another thing that needs to be considered is that companies, although, earning great profits, aren’t investing much. Even if the money can be borrowed. The wounds of the Great Recession might be making them reluctant to do so. “Well then how come they’re hiring so many people?” asks Blinder.
Economist Robert Gordon has a viewpoint on that. The reason is the absence of any breakthrough technology – like jet engines, electricity, etc in the past century. These things are important in increasing the productivity of the workers.
As far as the IT and computers sector is concerned, Gordon says that “the main benefits of the IT revolution have already occurred. There are just not as many fruitful ways to invest.” Since the 1990s, the investments in this field have been on a downward track. “And my diagnosis is that people have the computers they need,” says Gordon.
We can agree with what Gordon says. There is a saturation point in the computers, and most recently, mobile phones. Every year, the devices come stuffed with a powerful processor and some extra ram, and a bunch of sensors.
Now, the reason which most of us would ignore to acknowledge is the impact of social networking in our work lives. We can’t resist replying to a facebook comment or like an Instagram photo. People do manage to steal some minutes of their rather “busy” schedule to make a few posts on a variety of social accounts they operate.
“Things like … tweeting, Snapchatting, things that to me are unlikely to raise industrial productivity and may, by the way, reduce that. I’m thinking of things like Facebooking when on the job and other things like that,” says Blinder.
The social media along with other smartphone apps designed to make our lives simpler might be the reason we face trouble in reaching the work deadlines, reducing productivity. This may’ve lead to the growth slowdown in the US. In fact, we can relate it to other countries as well.

Source: NPR
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How To Find Out Who Has Ignored Your Facebook Friend Request.

friend request facebook ignoreTechNewsNation: It’s very easy to find out who has ignored your friend request on the largest social networking site Facebook. You can view the entire list of the sent friend request and you can also take back or cancel a sent request.

Facebook is one of the most popular websites being used all over the world by about 1.5 billion people. It has grown to become the biggest medium to connect with people and share our lives.Sometimes, we send a friend request to a person on Facebook and forget if the friend request was accepted or it was ignored. Previously, that was not possible to know on the Facebook if you were accepted or not. But now it’s possible to know who ignored you.

 

Here are some simple steps that you need to know.

Step 1: Go to the Friend Requests section on the home screen and click on it.

Step 2: Scroll down and go to the bottom of the Friend Requests page. Click on the See all.

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Step 3: A new page will open. On the left-hand side of the page, you will see View Sent Requests link. Just click on that link and you will all your Sent friend requests.

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On this page, you can also cancel the sent friend requests.

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Facebook Messenger will soon get bots that will chat with you and follow your command.

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It’s like having your own personal assistant bot in Facebook Messenger

Knowing that the competition is extremely stiff, Facebook Messenger might have something new and exciting coming up in the form of bots. These bots will be able to expand your messaging capabilities beyond the boundaries of texting, sending video clips and GIFs. It looks like the social networking company has given developers access to an unannounced Chat SDK. This Chat SDK will allow them to seamlessly build an army of bots in the Messenger app and these bots will be responsible for carrying out a multitude of tasks.

Ranging from your travelling assistant to your personal shopping cart, these bots will be able to do it all. Not only this, but it looks like sources who are close to this valuable information have stated that the Chat SDK will also allow developers to create bots that in turn, will allow users to send text messages that automatically respond to things such as the following:

• Images
• Location services
• Product prices
• Buy links

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Since Facebook Messenger already includes an option to send payments to other people, there is also a possibility that these bots will allow you to make purchases effortlessly through online websites ranging from Amazon to Newegg.

Only recently, Uber announced that its service is going to be integrated into the application that will allow users to call for a call ride with just a tap of a button; similarly, the primary of function of bots could be to bring a whole new level of flexibility for a variety of things. Since Facebook has currently kept this venture private, we will wait for future updates to come through and wait for the company to make this epic announcement.

Imagine having bots present in your application that will allow you to carry out majority of your everyday tasks with a simple push of a button? It definitely sounds too good to be true.

Facebook Will Provide Free Internet From Space, Starting from Africa in 2016.

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In another step to boost its Internet.org initiative, Facebook has joined hands with Eutelsat to deliver the free internet from space using satellites. This free satellite internet service will be rolling out from late 2016 in Africa.

Facebook has been trying hard to provide free and “controversial” internet to the people using its Internet.org initiative. In the past, the company has explored the option to beam free internet from space with the help of its giant drones.

The company even plans to provide the internet using its own satellites in the future, but Mark Zuckerberg is ready to team up with others to fasten this process. According to a new agreement, Facebook has teamed up with Eutelsat to provide free internet in Africa using the existing satellites.

The company is planning to bring this ambitious plan to life in late 2016. Eutelsat, Facebook’s new-found partner will be delivering the free internet from space with a satellite to offline parts of sub-Saharan Africa from next year.

From late 2016, Eutelsat and Facebook will use the satellite AMOS-6 to beam direct internet to the smartphones in West, East and Southern Africa. This satellite is being made by Israeli company Spacecom and is expected to be launched by the end of this year.

Facebook’s mission is to connect the world and we believe that satellites will play an important role in addressing the significant barriers that exist in connecting the people of Africa. We are looking forward to partnering with Eutelsat on this project,” said Chris Daniels, VP of Internet.org.

With its controversial Internet.org initiative, Facebook wants to bring more and more people online and serve them its own version of the internet.

Commenting on the agreement, Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat Chairman and CEO, said: “We are excited by this opportunity to accelerate the deployment of our broadband strategy and to partner with Facebook on a new initiative to provide Internet access services in Africa.

It should be noted that Facebook has rebranded its free Internet.org service as “Free Basics by Facebook” to make it more identifiable as a free service.

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Arrested 14-year-old Kid Now Invited By Obama, Google and Facebook.

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Ahmed Mohamed is out and released without any charges against him. He was earlier arrested because his school authorities mistook his engineering project for a bomb. Yet another instance of racial prejudice.

The news of a 14-year-old kid arrested for allegedly bringing a bomb to a school has been trending for quite some time now. (P.S. It was just a homemade clock). And what could have led the authorities to mistake the circuit board and wires for a bomb? Probably that he was a Muslim child.

Ahmed Mohamed, by the way, is quite proud of his engineering achievement and police have decided not to press charges against the kid. Thank you sir!

With all the humanitarian crisis in parts of the world, you get a feeling that something is very wrong somewhere. The big compassionate talks do not obscure the constant prejudice faced by certain sects of the society, as we have been a witness to in many instances.

After #IStandWithAhmed went viral, many sympathies poured in for the boy and the US President Mr Barack Obama has tweeted to bring the “cool clock” to the White House.

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After #IStandWithAhmed went viral, many sympathies poured in for the boy and the US President Mr Barack Obama has tweeted to bring the “cool clock” to the White House.

Later, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook appreciated Ahmed’s engineering skills and invited him to Facebook. facebook-invite-Ahmed-mohamed Google has invited Ahmed to attend the Google Science Fair this weekend and asked him to bring his clock specifically.

Here’s the tweet of Twitter offering an internship to Ahmed:

Reddit Cofounder is also willing to meet Ahmed:

As of now, Ahmed is happy and positive after the incident which would have been a torturous experience for any kid. Ahmed replied to his supporters with a tweet of his own stating the sad reality of the racial inequalities children like him had to face everyday.

Listen what Ahmed had to say about all this.

Facebook is Working on a Dislike Button. ( It’s Official )

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In today’s Q&A session at Facebook Headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is working on a Dislike button and it’ll be tested soon.

The Dislike button on Facebook is the social networking website’s long rumored and one of the most requested features. In today’s Q&A session at Facebook Headquarters, Facebook CEO announced that his company is working on a Dislike button.

“I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,” he said. It should be noted that in the past, Mark has dismissed the idea by calling it too negative.

He said that people have been asking for the Dislike button on Facebook for many years and it’s the time to release this feature. He hoped that the button won’t be used for showing negative emotions, instead it will be used for expressing empathy.

Zuckerberg said that he didn’t implement the idea earlier as he didn’t want Facebook to develop a Reddit-style system of downvoting and upvoting. “What they really want is the ability to express empathy. Not every moment is a good moment,” Zuckerberg said.

Facebook launched the like button long back in 2009.

Currently, Facebook is working on the Dislike button and it’ll be starting the testing soon.

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