One of the greatest advantages Twitter bestowed to its users is to remain isolated, and insulated yet to stay in touch, instantly.
In a first such experiment, scientists have configured a network of brain regions involved in self-disclosure as people post about themselves on Facebook.
Facebook is reportedly working on a software that will be capable of building a dictionary of slang terms used on the social networking website.
The study showed that the average consumer has 'close to' seven different social media accounts and engages with 3.5 of them.
Facebook Lite now supports more than 50 languages, is smaller than 1 MB and has rolled out in more than 150 countries through Latin America, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe.
Many people visit Facebook as the first thing in the morning and the last thing before going to bed. It is, therefore, possible to get a good impression of their sleeping habits.
Mark Zuckerberg conceded that Facebook didn't do enough until recently to police hate speech on the social media site in Germany, but said it has made progress and has heard the message "loud and clear."
Founded in 2010, Instagram has more than 300 million monthly active account holders capturing and sharing personal and professional moments.
The survey said 60 per cent people use smartphones as a communication tool while 23 per cent use it as a companion.
Twitter and Facebook lit up this weekend when pranksters reported that an asteroid was hurtling toward France, prompting a humourless denial on the website of a national radio station.
Typical Facebook users are now 3.57 degrees apart, said the company, as opposed to 3.74 degrees of separation in 2011.
Last year, the 79-year-old Francis told a young girl he was embarrassed to admit that he did not know how to use computers and was an overall "disaster" with technology.
Facebook's Sports Stadium service appears to be an effort to encroach on Twitter's territory.
Twitter said it was take new steps to stem 'abusive behaviour and hateful conduct' on the global messaging platform.
In a morally conservative country, the obvious breach of a female dress code was one thing. The compromising poses the 14 women were captured in was another.
Many recent studies have looked into the effects of Facebook use, finding that it can have a negative effect on wellbeing.
Facebook users can communicate via R2-D2, BB-8, and Princess Leia.
Facebook at Work users will maintain special profiles that are distinct from their existing Facebook profiles.
The dispute between one of the Internet's most powerful companies and Tsu began in late September when Facebook removed nearly 10 million posts containing links and other references to Tsu (pronounced 'soo').
People who like to share words of wisdom on Instagram and Facebook after copying them also tend to score low in cognitive tests, says a study.
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