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  1. Tycoon silent on Facebook stake plan

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com As Facebook prepares for its US$5 billion initial public offering (IPO) in the US, the social-networking giant's high-profile investor in Hong Kong is keeping silent about his plans for the much-anticipated listing. Tycoon Li Ka-shing (pictured) owns less than 1 per cent of Facebook through his charitable foundation. That stake, which ...

  2. Facebook is set to face increasing challenges

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Diana Fung, University of Pennsylvania Facebook was launched in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, who was then just 20. Eight years on, his site is the world's leading social network with more than 800 million users. Facebook will soon be traded on the stock market, enabling anyone to own a portion of the company. You may rightly ask: How does Facebook generate revenues? After all, ...

  3. The folly of 'friending' strangers on Facebook

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Wong, Abingdon School, Oxford Recently I topped the 1,000 friends mark on Facebook. I was excited about that, but then began to have second thoughts: am I sharing too much of myself ... close friends in real life as against an average of 130 friends on Facebook. In fact, many people we deal with on Facebook might be complete strangers. Some of them might even take advantage ...

  4. 'Facebook' the most googled word last year

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Hongkongers' insatiable appetite for current affairs, social media, gossip and technology remains unbowed- if the top Google search terms for last year are any guide. The search engine has released its Zeitgeist lists for a range of categories, including the most-searched-for brands, travel, entertainment and people. Facebook ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Facebook: the cyber police?

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Wong

    ... Joyce Wong, Renaissance College With more than 500 million members, Facebook would be the third-largest nation if it were a country. The website has become the world's largest social network and although it brings people together, it has its downsides, such as free speech and the dilemmas associated with it. Recently, the Facebook team responsible for taking down content ...

  7. Maid spared jail over sex video of top civil servant

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... networking site Mr X had a string of female friends- including a number of mutual ones. On April 11 this year, Atmi e-mailed the victim after he blocked her from viewing his Facebook page. The e-mail ... demanded the man block a 'Sa Sa' and a 'Jo Jo' from his Facebook within three days. She also demanded that HK$10,000 be deposited in her bank account. The official called ...

  8. Tourism 'likes' social media

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Just how much commercial value does each 'like' on Facebook represent? The answer is anyone's guess, but a growing number of companies in the travel and tourism trade ... to 'like' its page on Facebook with a chance to 'win' one of 50 tickets for just HK$50. 'We understand that Hong Kong people are price sensitive and so we had this HK$50 campaign... ...

  9. City Digest

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in California and public appeals by her family, has been found alive and well in the United States. Lo made an apology on her Facebook page, where she said: 'I am still in the states, well ... on Facebook. The San Diego Mesa College graduate was reported missing by her family last Wednesday after she failed to arrive on her scheduled flight. US television news reports said San Diego police ...

  10. Suspects in mall kidnap case 'misunderstood'

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said they identified the two men, believed to be mainlanders, who were accused in Facebook posts of trying to abduct a girl at a Jumpy Gym in Harbour City on Wednesday while her mother ... spokesman said yesterday morning, without giving further details. Pictures of the two men had been uploaded on Facebook by a concerned mother at the mall, and further postings on the site claimed ...




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