Social Networking Current Affairs - 2020

Facebook awarded $21 million to Indian app developers under FbStart initiative

On 11 August the social network giant Facebook doled out 21 million US dollar to Indian app developers under its FbStart initiative. With an aim to attract next billion Internet users towards social networking, last year Facebook launched FbStart an initiative to promote and help new mobile app developers around the world. The two Indian Read More…

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Facebook launches its compressed version ‘Lite’ in India

Facebook, the social networking leader has unveiled a new compressed version of its application called ‘Facebook Lite’ in India to reach out its users who have slow data connections. The motive for launching this version in India is to expand the reach of Facebook to a much wider user who do not necessarily use high-end Read More…

Union Government launches Twitter Samvad for direct communication between Government and citizens

Union Government has launched a new digital platform ‘Twitter Samvad’ in association with social networking giant Twitter. The digital platform was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 24 March 2015 during his meeting with Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo. About Twitter Samvad The service aims to boost the nation’s e-governance plans Read More…

Facebook acquires shopping search engine TheFind.com

Facebook has acquired the shopping search engine TheFind. With the acquisition, the social networking giant Facebook has signaled its future plans to move into the e-commerce. The acquisition aims to improve Facebook ads experience and lift its digital advertising business. The technology of TheFind will be integrated into Facebook in order to make ads more Read More…

President Pranab Mukherjee: India’s first incumbent President to join Twitter

President Pranab Mukherjee joined the social networking platform Twitter with his account @RashtrapatiBhvn. He has become the first serving president of India to join Twitter. India’s former president Abdul Kalam is already on Twitter with the handle @apj_abdul_kalam. President Mukherjee already has a Facebook page with over 5 lakh followers on the world’s largest social Read More…