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Diwali is the most talked about Topic from India in 2016, reveals Facebook in its “Year in Review” top 10 List

Indians’ all-consuming obsession cricket was the second most talked about topic on the social media site

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New Delhi, Dec 8, 2016: Diwali emerged as the most talked about the topic from India on Facebook in 2016, the social networking giant revealed in its “Year in Review” top 10 list on Thursday.

Indians’ all-consuming obsession cricket was the second most talked about topic on the social media site.

While the September 18 Uri attacks and the succeeding surgical strikes on September 29 by the Indian Army against Pakistan were placed at the third spot, a movie on the life of Indian Cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni claimed the fourth spot.

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DJ Hardwell’s India tour took the fifth position on the list, followed by Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Rio Olympics on sixth and seventh spots, respectively.

Pokemon Go, Pathankot attacks and the iPhone 7 launch claimed the last three spots on the list.

“Facebook in India has 166 million monthly active users (MAU) and 159 million mobile MAU. It also has 85 million daily active users (DAU) and 81 million mobile DAU,” the social media site said in a statement.

Among the top global moments on Facebook, the US presidential election emerged No. 1.

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While Brazilian politics with the corruption scandal leading to the impeachment of President Dilma Rouseff claimed the second spot, popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go and Black Lives Matter — international activist movement for the rights of the Blacks — were placed at the third and fourth spots, respectively.

Marine Drive in Mumbai emerged as the most Instagrammed location of 2016 from India, followed by Taj Mahal in Agra and Hauz Khas Village in New Delhi at second and third spots.

Facebook’s “Year in Review” top 10 lists were measured by how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January 1 and November 27, 2016. (IANS)

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Venue: Facebook Launches New App for Interactive Live Events

The app aims to make live events more social

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Facebook has launched a new app called 'Venue' to make live events more interactive. Pixabay

Facebook is rolling out a new app for iOS and Android called ‘Venue’ which aims to provide an interactive second-screen experience for live events.

The digital companion app has been developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team and it is the third app the team has launched this week. The last two were focused on collaborative music video creations and voice-only group calling.

Facebook will first test Venue with NASCAR’s Food City presenting the Supermarket Heroes 500 race on May 31.

Future NASCAR races will also be hosted in Venue, with commentators including nascarcasm, FOX Sports NASCAR reporter Alan Cavanna and NASCAR driver Landon Cassill.

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Venue happens to be the third app Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team has launched this week. Pixabay

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“As NASCAR makes its return to action over the coming weeks, Venue will provide users with a unique and exciting way to connect with fellow race fans from around the globe — all from the safety and comfort of their own homes,” Tim Clark, NASCAR SVP and chief digital officer, said in a statement.

The service has been widely compared to Twitter’s live event streaming capabilities, offering fans a place to interactively gather and respond to events in real time. (IANS)

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Facebook to Now Verify People Whose Posts Go Viral Rapidly

Facebook will provide ID verification to profiles with large audiences

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Facebook will now verify user whose posts go viral rapidly. Pixabay

Facebook said on Thursday that it will now verify the identity of people who have a pattern of inauthentic behaviour on its platform and whose posts start to go viral rapidly.

In 2018, Facebook had first started to verify the identity of people managing Pages with large audiences.

“Now we’re extending ID verification to some profiles with large audiences in the US,” the social networking giant said in a statement.

If someone chooses not to verify their identity or the ID provided does not match the linked Facebook account, the distribution of their viral posts will remain reduced so that fewer people see them.

“In addition, if the person posting is a Page admin, they’ll need to complete Page Publishing Authorisation and will not be able to post from their Page until their account is verified through our existing Page Publisher Authorisation process,” said Facebook.

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The company said that IDs will be stored securely. Pixabay

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The company said that IDs will be stored securely and won’t be shared on the person’s profile.

“We want people to feel confident that they understand who’s behind the content they’re seeing on Facebook,” the company added. (IANS)

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Facebook Takes on TikTok; Launches Experimental App Collab

Facebook takes on TikTok again, this time with music making app Collab

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FAcebook launched a music making app named "Collab". VOA

Taking on Chinese short-video making platform TikTok, Facebooks experimental app division has introduced a new iOS app called Collab for making and mixing music with friends.

Facebook’s app-focused New Product Experimentation (NPE) team announced the invite-only beta version of Collab that brings together creators and fans to create, watch, and mix and match original videos, starting with music.

“Collabs are three independent videos that are playing in sync. With the app, you can create your own arrangement by adding in your own recording or by swiping and discovering an arrangement to complete your composition. No musical experience is required,” the Facebook NPE team said in a statement on Wednesday.

In a TikTok-like feature, Once a collab is created, you can publish it for others to watch and mix and match further.

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In a TikTok-like feature, Once a collab is created, you can publish it for others to watch and mix. Pixabay

You can also share the music creation to Instagram, Facebook Stories, or any other platform.

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To request access, the iOS users can sign up for waitlist at https://npe.fb.com/collab.

“We’ll be opening up invites in batches, starting with folks in the US and Canada, as we continue to improve the experience,” said Facebook.

The social networking giant has aimed to take on TikTok in the past, with Reels editing feature on Instagram and the standalone app Lasso. (IANS)