FG Partners Facebook To Train 20,000 Youths In Digital Software

The federal government has disclosed that twenty thousand Nigerian youths will be trained in Digital software job creation by Facebook; a US-based Social Media outfit.

Director-General of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami stated this while speaking to newsmen on the recent visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to the Silicon Valley, United States of America, USA.

Dr Pantami said the Nigerian delegation led by the Vice President held a fruitful meeting with about sixty-seven ICT based companies who indicated interest to invest in Nigeria through youth skill acquisition in ICT.

Dr Pantami said the ICT industry which was vibrant is attracting the interest of some of the biggest ICT companies in the world.

The NITDA Director General said Nigeria expects to attract ICT investments worth over one billion Dollars to Nigeria.

Recently Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had led a delegation to the United States to solicit foreign investment from the United States ICT industry to Nigeria.

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Facebook Partners FATE Foundation To Offer Month-Long Bootcamps For Entrepreneurs Across Nigeria

Facebook, in partnership with FATE Foundation, is set to hold the 2018 edition of the Aspiring Entrepreneurs Digital Program, a free four-week bootcamp for select entrepreneurs in seven cities across Nigeria. Participants will learn the fundamentals of digital marketing for business coupled with key entrepreneurship skills designed to improve their businesses.

As one of many high-profile partnerships by Facebook, the trainings are aimed at helping to develop and nurture communities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, youths and creatives in Nigeria.

Open to participants between the ages of 18-35 years, those selected, will be able to attend the program which will roll-out in seven cities in Nigeria:

  • Abuja: March 12 – April 6, 2018
  • Ibadan: April 16 – May 11, 2018
  • Port Harcourt: May 21 – June 15, 2018
  • Lagos: June 25 – July 20, 2018
  • Calabar: July 30 – August 24, 2018
  • Kaduna: September 3 – September 28, 2018
  • Enugu: October 8 – November 2, 2018

“At Facebook, our mission is clear: to give people the power to build communities and bring the world closer. With this initiative, we are shaping entrepreneurs and future business leaders to promote innovation, job readiness and digital literacy in order to ensure that we have a positive impact on Nigeria’s economy and society,” commented Ebele Okobi, Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa.

The program will be broken into streams which will run four times a week (Mondays to Thursdays) over a four-week period, in the form of practical workshops and learning sessions – all with a strong digital marketing component in the curriculum.

Lectures will cover Business Model Canvas, Business Plan Development, Budgeting, Financial Management and Financial Reporting, Marketing and Pricing Strategies, People Management, Raising Financing, Business Pitching, and Digital Marketing which includes using Facebook Business Tools.

 Commenting on the partnership Adenike Adeyemi, Executive Director, FATE Foundation said: “We believe programmes like this are vital to building and developing the skills of the next generation of entrepreneurs in Nigeria. At the heart of what we do is harnessing the already strong entrepreneurial culture of Nigerians, whilst providing the knowledge and support required to fully explore their innovative potential, and we look forward to working with Facebook to help achieve this.”

 Graduates will also have an opportunity to receive mentorship from Fate Foundation for a year along with other program incentives. 

 Interested participants are to register here: http://www.fatefoundation.org/aep/

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Facebook Reports Revenue Growth For SMEs On Its Platform Of Apps

Facebook, in its recent Economic Impact Study, reveals the growing importance of digital platforms to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Using the platform to trade, 91% of businesses surveyed outlined the increased demand they have seen for their company’s goods/services, not only in their home country, but further afield.

The study, conducted in partnership with Morning Consult Brand Intelligence, sampled over 1,000 SMEs across a number of sectors including Technology, Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Healthcare. Highlighting how communities like SMEs in Nigeria use the platform, and the effectiveness of social media as a growth tool, the results provide some interesting insights into usage and potential opportunities for local businesses.

Commenting on the research, Abi Williams, SMB Sales Manager EMEA said: “With rising access to the internet across Nigeria, and the low cost of smartphones, digital platforms such as Facebook’s family of apps have become incredible mechanisms to build communities and foster relationships. With more SMEs leveraging digital tools to communicate and engage with existing and potential customers, there has never been so many opportunities to maximise growth, and connect with relevant customers locally and globally.”

Building Business Using Facebook

  • ·         82% of respondents stated that they use Facebook for businesses purposes, with 60% highlighting their usage as several times a day
  • ·         68% believe that Facebook has had a positive impact on their local community, with 56% saying that it has helped to create jobs and economic opportunities locally
  • ·         Having a positive financial impact is also highlighted as a benefit, with 64% saying that Facebook has helped them to maintain profit for their business
  • ·         The use of Facebook Messenger is also cited as a key source of keeping in touch with customers, with over half of respondents (58%) stating that they use this several times a day for this purpose
  • ·         Meanwhile, 89% of respondents said they use the platform because they are able to attract customers in other countries, thus increasing sales opportunities.

Using WhatsApp as a Business Tool

  • ·         69% disclosed that they use the messaging platform to provide information to their customers several times a day
  • ·         Being able to find and work with suppliers is cited as one of the benefits of WhatsApp, with 74% outlining that they use the service to address the challenges they have in this area
  • ·         Meanwhile, over 70% of respondents said they use the service to increase revenue, with 51% believing that it has helped to secure funding for their business

The Rise of Instagram for Business

  • ·         66% of respondents disclosed that Instagram has helped them address the challenges of finding and working with suppliers, and 45% revealed that Instagram has helped secure finances for their businesses
  • 66% of respondents also disclosed that the app has given them the opportunity to sell to foreign markets.

 

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Facebook Unveils The Most Powerful Ways People Connected In 2017

Facebook has announced its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the most powerful ways people came together on Facebook to support one another.

First, people came together to react and talk about important moments and events that happened around the world. These top three moments that people discussed globally in 2017 were:

International Women’s Day: This was the No. 1 most talked about moment in 2017, doubling from last year, with people around the world talking, sharing and posting in celebration of women and related issues.

Super Bowl 51: Fans around the world turned to News Feed to cheer for their favourite teams, celebrate with Lady Gaga and debate the top TV ads, with more than 262 million views of Super Bowl-related videos on the platform.

Las Vegas Violence: This tragic incident drove conversation around the world, which in turn motivated more than 3,300 people to offer help to their community through our Crisis Response tools on Facebook.

Second, people came together to support one another in times of crisis. 2017 was a difficult year with natural disasters and violence around the world, but it was inspiring to see people help each other when they needed it most. The top three moments where people came to each other’s aid on Facebook were:

Earthquake in Mexico: The response to this crisis in late September drove the highest number of total interactions within Crisis Response on Facebook of the year, with millions of people marking themselves safe, offering help to their communities or donating to the cause.

Hurricane Harvey: In late August, the community rallied to help those in need by raising more than $20 million in the biggest fundraising effort for a single crisis in 2017 on Facebook.

One Love Manchester: The most viewed video and live broadcast on Facebook in 2017, this benefit concert generated over 80 million views and raised more than $450,000 for those affected by the Manchester terror attack.

Finally, people used Facebook to get together in person. The top two ways people connected through these offline moments by creating Events on Facebook were:

Total Solar Eclipse: This celestial moment in August brought the world together through more than 20,000 Facebook Events in more than 80 countries.

Women’s March on DC: On January 21, The Women’s March on DC brought over 500,000 people together through the largest Facebook event for a single cause in 2017.

Your Year In Review

Facebook also wants to create a Year In Review for you. Starting Wednesday, you may see a personalized video in your News Feed. This video includes moments from this past year that you’ve shared or been tagged in, and compiles them in a short video that can be edited and shared. You can access your video by visiting facebook.com/yearinreview.

Methodology

The top moments of this year’s Year In Review were determined by gathering a list of the top keywords by volume mentioned in a single day on Facebook between January 1st and November 1st, 2017. To identify which topics were unique to 2017, Facebook compared these keywords to the previous year’s maximum single-day volume.

This means that keywords such as Mother’s Day and Halloween, which typically represent the top moments every year, do not repeatedly appear at the top of the list.

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Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative In Its Ambition To Drive Innovation, Skills Development And Economic Impact

Today, Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile partnerships, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as a center for learning and skills development, this set of initiatives is aimed at helping to develop and nurture communities, including small businesses, the tech and start-up ecosystem, youths and creatives. 

“In Nigeria, more than 22 million people use Facebook every month and 87% of SMEs say that when they hire, digital skills are more important than where an applicant went to school. This demonstrates that the power of digital skills to aid economic growth and development has never been more important”, commented Ebele Okobi, Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa. 

“At Facebook, our mission is clear: To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Our investments and commitments announced in Lagos today further reflect our intent to partner with Nigeria’s policy makers and its vibrant tech and entrepreneurial eco-system to create economic opportunity and independence in Nigeria and across Africa.’’ 

NG_HUB from Facebook

In partnership with CC Hub, Facebook will be opening the doors to its first community Hub space in the heart of Lagos, scheduled to open early next year. ‘NG_HUB from Facebook’ will be a multi-faceted creative space, which will connect and bring together developers, start-ups and the wider community to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas. The NG_HUB will also host a start-up incubator programme, as well as bespoke trainings, guest speakers and a dedicated event space, all aimed at attracting the best talent and driving innovation in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. 

Additionally, across Nigeria, Facebook will be supporting a number of existing tech Hubs to serve the communities outside Lagos. The hubs will function as learning centres for local communities, providing multiple opportunities for training and access. 

Commenting on the announcement of NG_HUB in partnership with CC Hub, and Facebook’s further support of local hubs across Nigeria, Emeka Afigbo Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa said Nigeria is producing a new generation of exciting start-ups that have incredible potential. We understand the important role Facebook plays here in Nigeria with developers and start-ups and are invested in helping these communities build for the next billion. One of our key passions at Facebook is nurturing and helping to develop the tech and start-up community, and I’m excited to announce our partnership with the Nigerian tech hub ecosystem especially the NG_HUB space, here in Lagos.” 

Facebook Nigeria Skills Programmes

Facebook is committed to working with Nigerian small businesses, tech entrepreneurs and the next generation of leaders to better understand and utilise the power of digital tools for economic growth. Launching a series of learning-based programmes facilitated by local training partners, these have been designed to provide skills that lead to employment and to support the growth of small businesses. The goal is to train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across the country through a series of scaled digital skills trainings, as well as long-term impact programmes. The training programmes will include: 

  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Digital (in partnership with the Fate Foundation) – a four-week intensive programme for entrepreneurs across Nigeria. This will be offered throughout the year in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Ibadan, Kaduna and Enugu
  • Jobs for Youth: Coding for Employment – a training programme to develop Nigeria’s next generation of coders – designed to upskill developers and prepare them for employment
  • Boost your Business – designed for small, medium sized businesses owners, teaching the fundamentals of digital marketing for business growth, with the goal to help business owners better understand their brand, audience and how to best reach and service them online
  • Creative Entrepreneurship Training – specialised training designed specifically for creatives, including photographers, filmmakers, musicians, artists, bloggers and other creative content creators
  • Online Safety + Digital Literacy Training in Schools and Universities – featuring a series of online safety and digital literacy courses for secondary school and university students

 Ahead of the programme launch, Facebook undertook a detailed Economic Impact Study’ to further understand how communities like small businesses and consumers in Nigeria use the platform, and the effectiveness of social media as a growth tool. Nearly 1 in 2 small businesses on Facebook say they built their business on the platform, and 62% stated they have been able to use Facebook to help find employees for their business, whilst over half (58%) of small businesses on the platform say they have been able to hire more employees’ due to growth since joining Facebook.

 

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Facebook Hosts Leading Women In Nigeria’s Technology Industry

The premier edition of Facebook’s Women in Technology event held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Co-Creation Hub, Yaba, Lagos. The event was designed by Facebook to engage with influential Nigerian women working in Lagos’ technology ecosystem and to share Facebook’s mission on diversity.

Guests at the invite-only event shared personal experiences of how they ventured into technology, the importance of women taking more active roles in technology and the countless number of opportunities for women in the tech space.

According to Jennifer Fong, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Middle East and Africa, Facebook: “We designed this event to engage female tech influencers in Lagos on ways we can come up with solutions that will encourage the participation of more women in technology.”

Speakers at the event include: Bolanile Afuye, Head of Digital Services 9Mobile; Mayokun Fadeyibi, Head of Business Development and Strategy, OLX; Gbonjubola Amuda, Software Engineer at Flutterwave; Bolanile Olatunji, Country Manager, Mara Group, and Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, founder, Futuresoft.

Also present at the event were Cynthia Obioma, Product Growth Manager at Facebook; Barbara Mbanefo, Software Engineer, Facebook; Cynthia Obioma, Product Growth Manager at Facebook; Nana Akyaa Amoah, Head of Platform Product Operations at Facebook and Cynthia Obioma, Product Growth Manager at Facebook.

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Facebook, MAC AIDS Fund, OkayAfrica Partner Africa’s Most Powerful Women To Redefine Leadership

For nearly 10 years, the Global First Ladies Alliance has been convening first ladies for high-level policy dialogues in the US and across Africa. This year, the group brought in voices and partners not traditionally engaged in or given access to these conversations: rising women leaders and new media platforms.

The event, The Future of Women: Leadership for a New Era, held on September 21st in New York and was co-hosted by Facebook, in partnership with MAC AIDS Fund and OkayAfrica. The event brought rising African women leaders in to share their visions for the future directly with the First Ladies. Together, First Ladies and these emerging leaders have the potential for exponential impact, reaching both policy-makers and leaders as well as youth and those shaping popular culture.

During the event, the work of rising African women leaders in the area of Tech, Social Impact and Creative Entrepreneurship were recognized with the announcement of the Global First Ladies Alliance #TheFutureOfWomen 2017 Award recipients. Throughout the day, a global audience was invited to connect to conversations via Facebook Live hosted by OkayAfrica’s Facebook page.

Global First Ladies Alliance Founder Cora Neumann said – “Since 2008, we have worked with 45 first ladies on policy and programming in their countries and worldwide. This year, given the current political climate for women around the world, we feel it is imperative to reach an even wider audience, and to find ways to spur more creative solutions for promoting women and women’s leadership.  By bringing in the voices of rising women leaders, and partnering with new media platforms, we hope to uncover new solutions and reach harder-to-access groups such as youth and culture-makers.  We are also excited to introduce the work of emerging leaders to African First Ladies through our new The Future of Women award.”

Commenting on the partnership, Ebele Okobi, Public Policy Director, Africa at Facebook said: “We are honored to be part of such an important and influential event. At Facebook, we are passionate about not only supporting women in their growth, but helping to change the narrative for women on the Continent. Our aim is to build, strengthen and empower a global community, and we know when women do better, economies do better.”

 Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability for Estee Lauder and Global Executive Director of the M·A·C AIDS Fund – “M·A·C Cosmetics believes in supporting the fierce and the fearless, and that’s why the M·A·C AIDS Fund is proud to join forces with the Global First Ladies Alliance, Facebook, and OkayAfrica to elevate the voices of First Ladies and other women leaders who are not only critical to the HIV/AIDS response, but to all sectors of society. These women are champions and change-makers who will shape the future of Africa, and we’re honored to celebrate them, hear their perspectives, and work with them to identify solutions to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.”

Also in attendance were dignitaries including Madam Thobeka Madiba Zuma, wife of the South African President; Mrs. Jeanette Kagame, first lady of Rwanda; Mrs. Monica Geingos, first lady of Namibia; Mrs. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, First Lady of Gambia; Mrs. Maryam Mairo Tambuwal, wife of the Governor of Sokoto State; Mrs. Eunice Ortom, Wife of the Governor of Benue State amongst others.

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Facebook Launches Ad Control For Advertisers

Facebook is making changes to its platform in order to provide more clarity and control for advertisers over where advertising appears and the kind of content that can be monetized. This announcement was made at Dmexco which had a host of its senior executives including COO Sheryl Sandberg in attendance.

Caroline Everson, Facebook’s VP of global marketing solutions, while making this announcement, unveiled some of the changes that will apply to the content types that can be monetized around Facebook’s in-stream ads and Instant Articles feature. The new brand safety tools, partnerships and monetization eligibility standards and guidelines being introduced by Facebook is to allay marketers’ fears over brand safety, measurement, and viewability on its platform.

Facebook will also begin to roll out pre-campaign publisher lists, and this tool will give advertisers a preview of partners using Instant Articles and in-stream videos on Facebook as well as publishers monetizing their sites and apps via Audience Network. Brands will also be able to see the exact places where their ads ran after campaigns. This pre and post campaign reporting system being provided by Facebook will help brands exercise greater control over where their content appears.

“We’re introducing new monetization eligibility standards that will provide clearer guidance around the types of publishers and creators eligible to earn money on Facebook and the kind of content that can be monetized. These standards will apply to ad placements where context could matter, including in-stream ads and Instant Articles,” Everson stated.

“Because brands also want to know where their ads are delivered, we’re also announcing that in the coming months we will begin providing advertisers with post-campaign reporting that clearly identifies the publishers that their ads ran on across Instant Articles, in-stream ads and Audience Network. Together, these standards and tools will give advertisers the clarity and control they need to run their campaigns,” she added.

To also improve measurement of ad performance, Facebook is seeking accreditation from Media Ratings Council, the US-based non-profit industry organization that will review and accredit its measurement services in three key areas: first-party served ad impression reporting, third-party viewability partner integrations, and upon launch, its new two-second video buying option.

Facebook already works with 24 partners including Oracle Data Cloud, Nielsen, Kantar Millward Brown, on ad measurement and is also in the process of adding two ad tech companies: Double Verify and Meetrics to help improve brand safety controls.

To combat fraud on its community, it is in the process of joining the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) ‘Certified Against Fraud’ program as it moves to embrace industry efforts to improve advertisement measurement.  It has also added 3,000 more content reviewers to its team to report content violating community standards.

Facebook is showing its commitment to building a more brand-safe digital ecosystem through these changes.

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Facebook Announces New Ways To Enjoy Memories With Friends

Facebook, on Friday, announced new ways users can enjoy Memories – a tool that makes it easier for people to see and share old memories with friends on the platform.

The company’s goal is to create a supportive environment that allows people to authentically express their feelings, connect with what matters to them, and come together online as well as in person. This is why it is building thoughtful products that are meaningful to the range of experiences people have every day.

According to Oren Hod, Product Manager at Facebook, “People come to Facebook to experience, share and talk about some of the most important moments happening in their lives, communities and around the world. Many of these moments are reminiscing past memories and moments between friends.”

“Since launching On This Day over two years ago, we’ve learned that there are many different types of memories and moments that people enjoy revisiting and celebrating, which is why we are excited to share that we’ve added two new ways for people to relive meaningful memories and celebrate special moments on Facebook.”

Recapping Your Memories

Facebook has launched a new experience that packages your recent memories in a delightful way for you to enjoy and share. For related recent memories, Facebook will bundle them into a monthly or seasonal memory recap story. Like On This Day, these memory recap stories will show up in News Feed and are shareable.

Celebrate Your Friendships

Facebook is launching a new way to celebrate the actions that connect you and your community. There are two types of moments where you may see these celebratory messages – when you make a notable number of friends on Facebook, and when your friends have liked your posts. Facebook plans to launch more messages like this in the next few months. Additionally, these messages are currently only shown to you, but will become sharable in the near future.

Occasionally there are some memories that may spark negative feelings that people would rather avoid, Facebook has invested a lot in developing ways to filter content that will select photos believed to be the most relevant and enjoyable to you.

Facebook knows how much people cherish their friendships and memories, which is why the company is approaching these experiences with sensitivity and care.

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Facebook Adds Publisher Logos To Articles In Trending And Search Section

Facebook has announced that it will start introducing publisher logos to articles in the trending and search sections on its platform.

This is part of the tech giant’s effort to ensure that sources of news distributed on its platform are identified. This announcement which will give room for publishers to extend their brand identity on the platform is a welcome development as users will now be better able to decide what content they want to read or share.

The update which Facebook says was developed in collaboration with some of its partners as part of the ‘Facebook Journalism Project’’, will allow for publishers to upload their logos through a newly created Brand Asset Library in order to have it featured next to their content.

While this update is now being rolled out to all publishers on its platform, it will still be limited to the Trending and Search sections – desktop and mobile – of the over 2 billion strong community. Facebook is, however, planning, to ultimately extend this feature to cover the entirety of its platform. This upgrade will give the company a boost in its fight against fake news.

A study conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that just about 56% of people on social sites actually remember the source of links viewed. This Facebook update will help them become more aware of the sources of content consumed on the platform.

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Facebook Celebrates World Photo Day, Announces In-App Tools To Take And Share Better Pictures

In celebration of World Photo Day which is celebrated on the 19th of August annually, Facebook and Messenger released some insights into how photos are shared by its users around the world.

Photographs have always been an important part of the interactions of users on Facebook-since inception-with millions of people posting, sharing and celebrating pictures on a daily basis.

In the data released by Facebook to celebrate World Photo Day, countries posting and sharing the highest number of photos are USA, Thailand, Egypt, India, Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, and Indonesia.

Facebook and Messenger are sharing data to show how people engage with photos all over the world as well as tips about the latest in-app photo tools that you can use to share better photos on both platforms and ensure a more enjoyable experience.

Facebook Stories and Messenger Day are both new formats that can be used to tell your stories by sharing photos. Both apps allow you share photos and videos of moments throughout your day with your friends, and this stories-which are short format-are designed to automatically disappear after 24 hours.

Facebook and Messenger have also added several in-app cameras that can make your photos better than ever. You now have access to a wide range of frames, masks and style effects that you can use to enhance photos and tell your stories in a faster, simple and more fun way.

Users can also keep all your memories in one place with Facebook’s newest changes to Albums. Now you can share your favorite albums with friends, follow and unfollow specific albums, and collaborate with friends to create an album. Also with the 360 degrees photos, you can capture a  360 degree photo and make your friends feel like they are right in the middle of the experience you’re sharing with them.

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2 Billion People Connected To Facebook

Facebook active users have reached two billion monthly, the social platform giant announced on Tuesday.

The milestone was reached as founder Mark Zuckerberg highlighted his new mission — not just connecting people, but helping them find common ground.

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” Zuckerberg wrote in a post marking the milestone.

“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together,” he wrote. “It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.”

Facebook’s announcement came as it works to redefine its purpose, led by Zuckerberg who toured the US this year to better understand what people want out of the social network.

“We realize that we need to do more too,” the 33-year-old said in a recent interview with CNN Tech.

“It’s important to give people a voice, to get a diversity of opinions out there, but on top of that, you also need to do this work of building common ground so that way we can all move forward together.”

The firm’s new mission statement says it seeks “to give people the power to build community.”

Zuckerberg’s message was echoed by Naomi Gleit, a vice president at the internet giant, who credited the millions of small communities emerging within Facebook for helping drive growth.

More than a billion people take part each month in Facebook “groups” — built around everything from sporting interests to humanitarian projects, she said in an online post on Tuesday.

For Gartner analyst Brian Blau, Facebook appears to be striving to become “more of a community company than a technology company.”

He noted that Facebook’s role in last year’s contentious US election — during which social networks were awash in misinformation — may have been a motivating factor.

Founded in 2004, the social media behemoth hit the billion-user mark five years ago.

“These billion levels are significant milestones; and certainly it is a lot of people around the planet,” said Blau. “It goes to show the power of community, and how people are naturally drawn to each other.”

In the latest move to deepen its reach, it revealed Monday it is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform.

Working with a small group of partners, Facebook hopes to start putting out episodes of its forthcoming series by the end of the summer, Nick Grudin, the vice president for media partnerships, told AFP.

Facebook’s initiative follows similar moves by Netflix, Amazon and the online television platform Hulu — a joint venture by Disney, Comcast, 21st Century and Time Warner — who have thrown themselves into content production, as have YouTube and Apple, although on a more modest scale.

Reported by AFP

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