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  1. Quiz

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Are you a Facebook addict? Researchers from Norway have developed the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, a new instrument to measure addiction to the social networking site. Dr Cecilie Schou Andreassen, a psychologist who heads the University of Bergen's Facebook addiction research project, found that symptoms of Facebook addiction ...

  2. Facebook IPO 'unliked'

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer NEW YORK- A lot of people seem to be unfriending Facebook lately. Many of them lost a lot of money on the company's IPO. An IPO (initial public offering) is when a company first offers shares for sale to the public. Many people eagerly anticipated Facebook's IPO, but technical problems at the stock exchange meant trading started half an hour late. ...

  3. Wall comes down briefly for Facebook users

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Some mainland internet users were able to gain access to Facebook, the world's largest online social network, for more than seven hours yesterday. ... time when the system was updating.' Facebook was not accessible everywhere, however, with internet users in Sichuan, Guangxi and Xinjiang reporting that it was still blocked yesterday. ...

  4. Mums and dads like to friend their offspring on Facebook

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan A study has found that many parents have started using social networks like Facebook to better understand their children. In a recent survey, Hong Kong Christian Social Service ... on their children's posts and activities. They said they used Facebook to gauge their children's mental and emotional state. But they preferred to let children sort their problems out with the help ...

  5. Newsfeed: this is one to 'like'

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the founding of Facebook. After being dumped by his girlfriend, Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), a Harvard student and proficient hacker, retaliates by posting a scathing blog and hacking ... This gives Zuckerberg the idea to create a site called 'The Facebook'. But his invention is met with antagonism by twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (Armie Hammer; Josh Pence provides his ...

  6. Facebook's new face

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Facebook is launching its third and biggest redesign in an effort to stay on top of the social networking heap. The overhaul brings a novel news feed, live news ticker, greater privacy control, and much more. Facebook's engineering manager Mark Tonkelowitz says he hopes the new features will make it 'easier to keep up with the people in your life no matter how ...

  7. Thanks to Facebook, Fabregas and I are now friends

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Barcelona from Arsenal. But becoming Facebook pal #4064 of the man listed as Francesc Fabregas Soler on his profile is no guarantee of leisurely chats over Crema Catalana and Caf?Cortado ... in official interviews, often dancing around the truth. The upside of Twitter and Facebook is that we at least have the chance of hearing what they really mean, albeit with questionable grammar. ...

  8. A Facebook in the crowd

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Abid Rahman lifestyle@scmp.com By now, you should have received your 3,000th Google+ invite. The vast majority of us, happy with Facebook ruling (or ruining) our social media lives, ... on Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Renren, Kaixin001 and LinkedIn, it will work everywhere, right? With the sheer multitude of social networks and the increasingly invasive part they play ...

  9. Visible on Facebook, flaws and all

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... to put all sorts of personal information in our accounts with sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, and share them with friends. But that can be a double-edged sword: not all your visitors ... qualifications. And so reading a person's Facebook page, like checking with previous employers and accrediting institutions, can give a sense of what a person is really like. The clues aren't ...

  10. Facebook bid to cut HK teen suicides

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com A Hong Kong Samaritan group is teaming up with Facebook in an attempt to stem the growing number of teenage suicides in the city. The international ... the Samaritans will regularly update Facebook headquarters in the US with expressions of despair and slang used in Hong Kong. This information will then help the Facebook administrators spot those who ...




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