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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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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Reaches Out to Microsoft President For Help

A recent CNBC report claimed that Facebook employees were contacting former colleagues to look for jobs outside the company

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Embroiled in massive data scandals amid losing stock and market cap, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly spoken to Microsoft President Brad Smith exploring the possibility of him joining the social networking platform and bring it back to glory.

According to a report in The Information on Monday, Zuckerberg spoke directly to Smith on how to build trust at Facebook.

“While the conversation didn’t involve a formal job offer, Mr. Smith still felt compelled to let Mr. Zuckerberg know he was happy at Microsoft and had no desire to leave,” the report said, quoting a person familiar with the talks.

According to the report, Mark Zuckerberg usually seeks advice from billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.

Another report from Wall Street Journal claimed last month that Gates suggested to Zuckerberg that Facebook consider hiring someone with a profile like that of Smith who can tackle regulators and lawmakers around the world — gunning for Facebook over frequent users’ data breaches and a recent expose of internal emails.

Facebook and Microsoft were yet to comment on the reports.

A New York Times investigation last month suggested that the social network under Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that “dug up dirt on its competitors” including Soros.

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Reacting to the report, Mark Zuckerberg and Sandberg denied they had any prior knowledge about this firm.

Later, Facebook’s outgoing Head of Communications and Policy Elliot Schrage took the full responsibility for hiring the political consulting and PR firm Definers Public Affairs.

Facebook has also lost the tag of best place to work in the US.

According to the leading job website Glassdoor’s annual “100 Best Places to Work in the US” list, Facebook is now ranked No 7 — scoring 4.5 out of a perfect 5.

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The Glassdoor list came at a time when media reports said several Facebook employees are looking for better opportunities as scrutiny of the company’s conduct rises following several cases of data leak and as its stock price takes a beating.

A recent CNBC report claimed that Facebook employees were contacting former colleagues to look for jobs outside the company. (IANS)