“Empowering women with practical skills and a network of support just makes sense. Our opportunity in terms of driving innovation in the world today comes from pooling the potential of the full population, not just 50% of it.”
In these maps of global social network use, you can see Facebook taking over the world. Here’s 2013’s map.
A nationally representative scientific sample of over 19,000 married and divorced people found that almost 35% of couples who married between 2005 and 2012 originally met each other online. The couples who met online were less likely to divorce, even after controlling for age, education, income, and race. Meeting over the web was also independently correlated with higher levels of marital satisfaction.
Interestingly, it matters where a couple first meets: in the wholesome, well-lit hotel ballrooms of Match.com and eHarmony? The banal, crowded corridors of Facebook?
This study says a lot about the different kinds of “neighborhoods” that people frequent online. Read more
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A Cuban-state operated Wikipedia clone? A social network for equestrians? And YouFace!
When users login into YouFace, they’re, well, faced with a nearly exact Facebook clone. However, there’s one glaring difference … a patriotic Uzbek-language quote from that country’s president-for-life, Islam Karimov, saying that, “Our children must be stronger, smarter, and happier than we are.”