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ظهرت على الفيسبوك، فكرة الأفضل، فاختار النشطاء مواقف وشخصيات وتعليقات شهيرة، علقت في أذهان المصريين على مدى العام الذي أوشك على الانتهاء، ومنحوهم لقب الأفضل..
– ”أفضل رجل لـ عام 2011 .. الراجل اللي ورا عمر سليمان”
– ”أفضل حركة سياسية ظهرت في عام 2011 .. حركة ”كفاية” بقى خربتوا البلد ”
– ” أفضل مؤثرات صوتية .. تامر بتاع غمرة “
– ” أفضل سيناريو .. سيناريو الانفلات الأمني “
– ” افضل محلل استراتيجي .. عمرو مصطفى “
– ” أعلى مرتبة شهيد .. الشهيد الحي، شهيد السويس مرشح مجلس الشعب “
– ” أفضل معلومة .. شهداء 25 يناير ماتوا في أحداث يناير “
– ” سؤال عام 2011 .. من أنتم؟؟ .. وتوفى القذافى بدون الحصول على الإجابة للأسف “
– ” الفيلم الذي أثبت أن اقتصاد بلدنا لسه بخير .. فيلم “شارع الهرم” “
– ” المرأة التي هزت عرض مصر .. علياء المهدي “
– ” أفضل شيئ الذي يركبه الجميع للقضاء على الثورة .. عجلة الانتاج “
– ” أكبر تغيير حدث في مصر .. تغيير أرقام الموبايل “
– ” أفضل أغنية اتغنت لشباب الثورة .. ياريت سنك يزيد سنتين عشان سنك كده صغير “
– ” أفضل تعليق .. جدع يا باشا “
– ” الكتاب الذي مات بعدد فصوله بني آدمين .. كتاب “وصف مصر”
– وأخيرًا منح أهل الفيس بوك لقب “أفضل عيون” لعيون الشاب الدكتور “أحمد حرارة “
- ما هو سكاف؟! (zokimag.wordpress.com)
- Egypt and Palestine; one people, one revolution مصر وفلسطين شعب واحد وثورة واحدة (palestiniandreamer.wordpress.com)
- الانتخابات المصرية : مفتاح الإجابة على الأسئلة. (guardian.co.uk)
- Egypt and Palestine…one people and one revolution (altahrir.wordpress.com)
The woman hid in a closet with a laptop and posted a message saying that she and her son would be “dead by morning” if no one came to their aid, Police Sgt. Jon Arnold told The Associated Press. A friend read the post and notified police, who came to her rescue on Saturday.
Police arrested Troy Reed Critchfield, 33, who was jailed Saturday while they investigate charges of aggravated kidnapping, child abuse, aggravated assault, forcible sodomy, domestic violence, animal cruelty and other charges.
According to the report, the woman told officers that Critchfield took her cellphone and another phone in the home that belonged to a disabled child. He also forcibly blocked her from opening the door.
The woman, who is unnamed in the report, had bruises, but refused medical treatment. She told police that Critchfield also treated her son roughly and refused to let her feed the family dog.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has been central to a hostage situation. In June, a man named Jason Valdez, also in Utah, updated his status on the social network during a 16-hour standoff with SWAT teams. Valdez eventually shot himself in the chest as officers swarmed the room. Valdez survived the incident and was sent to jail in July.
Computer networks can’t feel or understand jokes, but software engineers have hardwired some compassion.
Facebook is encouraging its 800 million users to use a system the company created to flag suicidal or otherwise violent messages. If someone is posting unsettling photos or writing status updates about killing himself or herself, friends can click on a “report suicidal content” link.
At Facebook, staff members are monitoring these reports at all times of the day, a spokesman told CNN in June. Facebook investigates each report and may send a suicidal person an e-mail offering phone numbers for suicide hot lines, he said.
That feature has been around since at least the summer, but Facebook said in a statement on Tuesday that it is expanding a partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
In addition to phone support, the lifeline will now let Facebook users communicate with suicide prevention specialists in a Web chat room, the statement said.
The national suicide hot line and Facebook have been partnering since 2006, lifeline project director John Draper said in a statement.
Google added a feature to its U.S. search engine in April 2010 that displays a picture of a red telephone and the phone number for the lifeline when people are searching for suicide-related topics. Earlier, the company launched a similar feature for a poison-control hot line after receiving an e-mail from a mother who had trouble finding the number when her daughter ingested something poisonous, a Google spokeswoman said.
“In times of crisis, it’s important to try to help people by quickly providing information,” the spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail. “It’s a privilege for Google to be working with the NSPL and to be providing support on this important issue.”
- Private chats become the new suicide hotline on Facebook (venturebeat.com)
- Facebook takes new steps to help prevent suicide (digitaltrends.com)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Teams Up with Facebook to… (psychcentral.com)
- Facebook throws potentially suicidal users a Lifeline (news.cnet.com)
- Facebook throws potentially suicidal users a Lifeline (news.cnet.com)
Does Facebook really have more than 500 million “active” users?
According to data from digital-legacy planning firm Entrustet, a big portion of these users will soon no longer be considered “active,” by any reasonable measure.
The company compared Facebook usership data with average death rates from the Center for Disease Control, and discovered that this year, around 480,000 Facebook users may pass away in the U.S., and 1.78 million worldwide.
These figures are only likely to grow year to year, especially as Facebook expands pass the 600 million user mark.
So many profiles now fall out of the range of an “active” user. Beyond the deceased, there are endless duplicate accounts — Entrustet found that 150% of 20- to 24-year-olds in the U.S. are on Facebook — not exactly a plausible tally.
Fast Company: The Facebooks of China
What’s more, a recent Gartner report estimated that in the coming years, roughly one in every ten of your friends on Facebook and other social networks will be nonhuman, meaning they’ll be “social bots,” automated profiles created by brands and organizations to engage consumers.
With profiles of the departed presumably being left untouched, with social bots soon to be plaguing the network, and with duplicate accounts running amok, how can Facebook ever provide an accurate “active” usership count?
For the deceased, Facebook has created a system of “memorializing” accounts, which adjusts a profile’s privacy settings to be seen only by confirmed family and friends. Immediate family members may also request the removal of a loved one’s account.
But the onus is on the deceased’s relatives — if the “memorializing” feature is not activated, Facebook will continue to assume the profile still represents an active user. The same assumption goes for duplicate accounts as well — Facebook relies on users to merge accounts and report fake profiles.
To address this issue, Facebook has defined an “active” user as one who has logged in within the last 30 days. Thus, a month after a user passes away, that user is no longer considered “active,” appropriately.
For organizations and businesses registered for the social network, Facebook distinguishes their accounts as “profiles” rather than “user pages,” and does not count them as active users.
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But for duplicate and fake accounts, keeping them accountable is more difficult, as users might be willing to log in to multiple accounts.
So while the company’s latest partner Goldman Sachs has been boasting of Facebook’s 600 million-plus userbase, it’s unclear just how accurate those figures will be if investors — and advertisers, for that matter — ever choose to parse the details.
- Facebook Reveals its User-Tracking Secrets (zokimag.wordpress.com)
- Til’ death do you tweet? Social media survives in your wake (thegrio.com)
- “4.74 Degrees” Between Any Two Facebook Users, HTC Is Building Facebook’s “Buffy” Phone, AT&T Admits Hack Attack Attempted (fastcompany.com)
- How You Can Take Advantage of Facebook to Increase Your Traffic (social-media-traffic.com)
- Facebook reduced to four degrees of separation (ourspaceinenglish.wordpress.com)
- The Facebook secret service (muslimfaith.wordpress.com)