Facebook is the most powerful force online — and these new numbers prove it

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Welcome to Facebook’s internet.

The social network is absolutely crushing the competition online, new information from the Pew Research Center shows — in case you needed more evidence. 

Seventy-nine percent of American adults who use the internet are on Facebook, according to the results from a Pew survey released Friday, and 76 percent of them say they use it every day. The next-largest social network is Facebook-owned Instagram, with 32 percent of online adults.

The survey indicates that older Americans are joining the social network “in increasing numbers.” Read more…

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Facebook is the most powerful force online — and these new numbers prove it

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Welcome to Facebook’s internet.

The social network is absolutely crushing the competition online, new information from the Pew Research Center shows — in case you needed more evidence. 

Seventy-nine percent of American adults who use the internet are on Facebook, according to the results from a Pew survey released Friday, and 76 percent of them say they use it every day. The next-largest social network is Facebook-owned Instagram, with 32 percent of online adults.

The survey indicates that older Americans are joining the social network “in increasing numbers.” Read more…

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Instagram's next big feature will be live video

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Instagram’s going to transform once again. 

After copying Snapchat Stories with its own Instagram Stories, Instagram is now preparing to introduce live video, joining the likes of Facebook Live, Twitter’s Periscope and YouTube Live, according to a recent interview Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, gave to the Financial Times.

Last month, the Russian website T Journal published screenshots and a short video of what appeared to be a live video feature Instagram was secretly testing. 

Instagram declined to comment on the feature. The company frequently tests new features with small groups of users; the tests, however, aren’t confirmation that they’ll ever become official (some never get released to everyone). Read more…

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Trump subreddit is ready to wage 'meme war' in Europe

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Alt-right Donald Trump supporters on Reddit are trying to capitalise on the surprise election victory of the Republican presidential candidate to help far-right politicians in Europe.

Moderators of the /r/The_Donald, arguably the largest Trump subreddit community, appealed to their 286,000 subscribers to wage a “meme war” to help rightwing politicians across the pond. 

In a post inspired by Trump’s slogan and titled “Make Europe Great Again”, subscribers were urged to “show some support for other politicians trying to wake Europe up” and do “some more meme magic”.  Read more…

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Google isn't happy about how some Android phones do fast charging

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In the race for the fastest-charging battery in the Android world, Google just declared its own role in the competition: It will be the one to set the rules and control the playing field.  

The latest version of Google’s Android Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), which outlines the requirements hardware makers must follow to keep devices compatible with Android OS, included some interesting new language . David Ruddock of Android Police was the first to note the final bullet point of the section regarding USB peripheral mode, which is buried on page 70 of the 85 page report:   Read more…

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