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Facebook passes 1 billion mobile-only monthly users

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

In its third quarter 2016 earnings announcement today, Facebook revealed it now has 1.79 billion monthly active users.

Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Depression in Young Adults

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

New research suggests the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed.

Google has decided to pull YouTube and Google+ apart

Posted in Online on 27th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

After spending a few years plugging Google+ into all of its services, even as users of those services complained, Google is now rolling that back.

Facebook rolls out free video calls for its Messenger mobile app

Posted in Online on 28th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Facebook has added free video calls to its Messenger mobile app in a move pits Facebook against already established video chat services, such as Facetime, Skype and Hangouts.

PlanetTech interviews Penny Power OBE, social networking pioneer

Posted in Interviews on 24th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Penny Power was among the first to start an online social networking business by founding Ecademy. We interview her about the future of social media: