Launched in February 2004, Facebook is a social networking service founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Early investors include Microsoft and Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka- shing, through his namesake charitable foundation. Facebook’s US$16 billion initial public offering in May 2012 generated huge investor interest although the shares subsequently slumped in price.
When it comes to the internet, there is one guarantee: nothing stays the same forever. Facebook, the world's dominant social media platform, is fast finding that out as users in mature markets increasingly abandon it.Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 4:04am
Secrets are surfacing across campuses as Hong Kong students lay bare their lives on new university confession sites. Part love confessional, part gossip blog and complaints forum, the contents of the Facebook community pages have gone viral.1 May 2013 - 10:37am 8 comments
On asylum seekers protesting against screening process in HK:
Law Hin Lau - Why must they seek political asylum in Hong Kong, not our neighbouring jurisdictions? They must understand that we are under Chinese rule, no longer British rule.1 May 2013 - 2:32am 1 comment
Workers down tools for May Day1 May 2013 - 2:32am
Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks draw the attention of those seeking fresh online playgrounds. As Facebook prepares to update investors on its performance in the first three months of the year, with analysts forecasting a revenue rise of 36 per cent from last year, studies suggest that its expansion in the United States, Britain and other major European countries has peaked.30 Apr 2013 - 2:42am
A rape victim's mother takes her case against city authorities who sent her to a labour camp to court. Tang Hui was sentenced to re-education through labour centre by Yongzhou authorities last year after campaigning for harsher punishment for those who raped her daughter, then 11.12 Apr 2013 - 3:12am
Wiping away your digital life means erasing traces you have left - the mistakes, the embarrassing photos, the unwise comments and the flawed social media profiles where you have left too much visible.7 Apr 2013 - 1:43am
A website thought to be the handiwork of Mark Zuckerberg at the age of 15 resurfaced on the Internet on Thursday, providing a glimpse into the early days of the famed Facebook co-founder.
“Hi, my name is Slim Shady,” the creator of the website said in a message on an “about me” page at a website hosted by Angelfire, an Internet service from the 1990s that offered free online hosting.5 Apr 2013 - 12:03pm
Cui Tiankai, China’s newly-appointed ambassador to Washington, said he might use Facebook to make friends in US - once he gets there.
The 60-year-old Cui previously headed the Asian affairs department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was China's ambassador to Japan between 2007 and 2009.
Cui had made the remarks weeks before his official arrival in Washington this week.6 Apr 2013 - 1:49am 1 comment
Companies in the United States will be able to post their earnings on Twitter or update their status on Facebook as long as investors have been told in advance where to look.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidance on Tuesday permitting companies to use social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, to communicate company announcements.4 Apr 2013 - 3:35am
Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to the3 Apr 2013 - 10:05am 1 comment
The pay dispute embroiling striking dockers and port operators has grown into a wider movement with dozens of groups coming forward at the Kwai Chung container terminals, partly thanks to campaigns on social networks.3 Apr 2013 - 5:43am
Facebook will this week unveil its latest push into the mobile world - and industry watchers are convinced the social network is about to launch a Facebook-branded phone.31 Mar 2013 - 7:38am
Facebook is poised to launch an Android phone, according to rumours circulating the internet on Friday.
The social networking giant sent out invitations to an event at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters on April 4 called 'Come See Our New Home On Android', according to the influential TechCrunch site.29 Mar 2013 - 1:04pm
If you have blocked Facebook, then at least have the guts to admit it.
Apparently this doesn’t work for China’s censors, who, of course, have also said on numerous occasions that there is no internet censorship in China.28 Mar 2013 - 4:02pm 10 comments