The Real Story: How Mark Zuckerberg Founded Facebook?

The Real Story: How Mark Zuckerberg Founded Facebook?

Short Bytes: In an interview with Mathias Döpfnerm, Mark Zuckerberg told how he was inspired to create Facebook. He was in Berlin to receive the Axel Springer Award for being...

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How to Block Valentine’s Day from Facebook

How to Block Valentine’s Day from Facebook

You may have countless reasons to hate Valentine’s Day. Here, I won’t start discussing all of them because there are tons of them and each of them is of different...

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Facebook Board Member Offends 1 Billion Indians, Suggests British Rule Was Good For India

Facebook Board Member Offends 1 Billion Indians, Suggests British Rule Was Good For India

Short Bytes: Facebook board member and Silicon Valley luminary Marc Andreessen offended India with his colonialism tweet. He suggested that India should embrace Free Basics as the denial will harm the...

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Facebook Becomes 4th Most Valuable Company In The World, Beats Exxon

Facebook Becomes 4th Most Valuable Company In The World, Beats Exxon

Short Bytes: Facebook overtook the oil giant Exxon Mobil on Monday to become the fourth most valuable company in the world by market capitalization. After Facebook had made the cut...

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How To Find Out Who Has Ignored Your Facebook Friend Request

How To Find Out Who Has Ignored Your Facebook Friend Request

friend request facebook ignoreShort Bytes: It’s very easy to find out who has ignored your friend request on the largest social networking site Facebook. You can view the entire list of the sent friend request and you can also take back or cancel a sent request.

Facebook is one of the most popular websites being used all over the world by about 1.5 billion people. It has grown to become the biggest medium to connect with people and share our lives.

Sometimes, we send a friend request to a person on Facebook and forget if the friend request was accepted or it was ignored. Previously, that was not possible to know on the Facebook if you were accepted or not. But now it’s possible to know who ignored you.

Here are some simple steps that you need to know.

Step 1: Go to the Friend Requests section on the home screen and click on it.

Step 2: Scroll down and go to the bottom of the Friend Requests page. Click on the See all.

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Step 3: A new page will open. On the left-hand side of the page, you will see View Sent Requests link. Just click on that link and you will all your Sent friend requests.

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On this page, you can also cancel the sent friend requests.

Did you find this tutorial helpful? Share your views in the comments below.

Also read: Free Tool Lets You See Facebook Hidden Friends List of Others

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Facebook Now Becomes An ISP To Provide Internet In Rural India — And I’m not surprised

Facebook Now Becomes An ISP To Provide Internet In Rural India — And I’m not surprised

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Short Bytes: Under its Internet.org initiative, Facebook has previously launched Free Basics app in India and attracted tons of negative comments. Going one step further, Facebook has now earned the status of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to provide affordable WiFi in rural India. This service will be provided under a new Internet.org initiative called Express WiFi in partnership with BSNL.

After facing adverse reactions over its Free Basics initiative, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all set to turn his company into an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in India. The company has partnered with government-owned telecom company BSNL to set up WiFi hotspots in rural areas.

Facebook aims to provide affordable internet — internet packs as low as Rs. 10 —  to the people living in the rural areas of country. The company has purchased Rs. 10 crore worth bandwidth from BSNL for a period of 3 years, according to BSNL chairman and managing director Anupam Shrivastava. This Internet service will be provided with the help of BSNL’s partner QuadGen, which will be setting up WiFi hotspots.

This cheap WiFi service will run on an unlicensed band of 2.4GHz which will provide a speed of about 2 megabits per second. This service will be provided in 125 rural areas under a new Internet.org initiative called Express WiFi.

According to Business Standard, Facebook has made a new software to optimize the data usage and make things simpler for rural areas. To access the Internet, the local residents can purchase data packages from these local hotspots.

This news earlier broke in September 2015 when Facebook announced that it’s piloting a new service called Express WiFi that will encourage the local entrepreneurs to set up WiFi hotspots in various areas. “We help them in terms of technical solutions, business model and marketing,” said Munish Seth, Country Manager Facebook Connectivity Solutions India.

This partnership has come amidst Facebook CEO’s India visit in October. Prior to that, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Facebook HQ in California in September.

Facebook’s first Internet.org foray in India is Free Basics, which isn’t performing so well in the country. The company tapped Reliance Communications to provide free Internet services to people that allowed them to access some basic websites. However, the program suffered a setback as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India put it on hold.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg realizes the importance of India for his company’s business. India is home to about 130 million Facebook users and a key market for Facebook. As a result, he is trying hard to connect more people to the internet — and finally to Facebook. Thus, Facebook’s launch of crowd-pleasing services like Free Basics and Express WiFi in its fastest growing market makes perfect sense.

Is Facebook really trying to connect more people to the Internet, or it’s a trick to increase its userbase? — Let us know in the comments below.

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Did Facebook “Accidentally” Ask US And UK Users to Support Free Basics In India? – I’m Calling It Desperation

Did Facebook “Accidentally” Ask US And UK Users to Support Free Basics In India? – I’m Calling It Desperation

facebook-message-free-basics-zuckerbergShort Bytes: While Indian users were already appalled by Facebook’s trick to make them send a we-love-free-basics email to TRAI, the social network screwed up by showing the same message to the US and the UK users. Well, “accidentally” getting some emails in favor of Free Basics isn’t going to make things easier for Facebook.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly stressed upon the importance of his own fork of the Internet that will have a positive economic effect on the developing countries like India. While the true motivations of Mr. Zuckerberg are yet to be revealed, Facebook’s Free Basics is causing a widespread outrage in India – and outside.

From past few days, I’ve been getting Facebook’s notifications that tell me about my friends supporting Free Basics and ask me to do the same. Using a line “Act now to save Free Basics in India“, Facebook has been asking the Indian Facebook users to support Free Basics and mail the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. Just yesterday, a fossBytes reader from the US send us a screenshot that confirmed the rumors Facebook has been asking the users outside India to support the initiative.

At fossBytes, we support the fundamental ideas of Net Neutrality and Free Basics doesn’t fit well in the story.  After renaming Internet.org and deciding to call it Free Basics, Facebook has launched an email campaign to garner support from the users who don’t even know what they are supporting.

If you look at the screenshot of the message, you’ll notice that the fields including your name and subject are filled. Facebook desperately wants you to read its sugar coated words, just hit a button, and send a mail to the TRAI.

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As mentioned earlier, the Facebook users in the US and the UK began seeing the same request from Facebook. The users have labeled this step of Facebook a way to politicize the user base and push its agenda to the people who are not even connected with the issue.

However, Facebook has a different story to tell. In a statement given to Re/code, Facebook calls it an accident:

We accidentally turned on this notification for some people outside India this evening for a short period of time — it’s been on for English-speakers in India for several days now

The arguments against the idea of Free Basics are pretty strong. This app doesn’t offer the entire Internet for free. Instead, it’s offering some particular websites and services (read Facebook’s version of Internet).

India is Facebook’s second largest user base and one of the biggest markets for its plethora of services. But, the Indian users have complained against Mark Zuckerberg’s initiative in large numbers. Just yesterday, TRAI said that it has received about 550,000 negative comments from the public.

Well, “accidentally” getting some emails in favor of Free Basics from the UK and the US users isn’t going to make things easier for Facebook.

What are your views regarding this ongoing debate? Do tell us in the comments below.

Also read:No iPhones: Why Is Facebook Forcing Its Employees To Use Android

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