Facebook in Limelight
Facebook might as well in our dictionary by now. The world’s most successful social media platform that spawns a movie about its birth. Worth billions is US$ it is taking the world by storm and possibly planning to conquer the globe. It seems that they have taken another step into that by opening an office in Malaysia. Earlier in May Facebook decided to open a branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia like ones you would find in Indonesia, Thailand and Philipines. They obviously would have an office as well in Singapore just in case you are wondering, in fact the one in Singapore serves as Facebook’s Asia Pacific headquarters. As the branch office the operations is decidely small as it is only aiming to help businesses reach out to their audiences better. Well that is their current functions anyway. But with their new office, they could step up and offer more services in Malaysia soon.
That said, recently another social media application has been all the rage these days. That application is none other than Snapchat. The concept is very Instagram like but it is a unique application that does not store any of photos taken by the user in its databases for long. Facebook is apparently working on an application that is very much like Snapchat. This app is reportedly a stanalone app that will open directly to a camera and gives the users freedom to capture and post photos or videos on the go very much like Snapchat. This app was made or developed by Facebook as they see a declining content sharing behaviour in the platform itself.
Facebook also has recently been hacked. Although it sounds like this is something that should be alarming, it is not. Facebook, like many other large corporations that rely on computer and internet systems have their own bug bounty system that rewards hackers or users who are able to identify certain bugs that allow bypass of all security systems set in place. The surprising part this time though is that the person who hacked Facebook, more specifically Facebook owned Instagram is a 10 year old boy who found a loophole in its system that enables him as a user to delete any comment he chose on the social media platform. What does he get for hacking Instagram? A cool US$10,000 (MYR40,128) that would go to his sporting gear.