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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Is it Business as Usual for Facebook?





As social media sites go, Facebook is no spring chicken. Founded way back in 2004, the site is now entering its teens. It’s still the most popular social media site with  2.38 billion monthlyactive users.

Facebook Has Had Growing Pains


It hasn’t all been plain sailing. Several scandals have rocked the site over the last few years. That there are serious privacy concerns is clear. Mark Zuckerberg, at the helm of the company, admits that.

In his defence, though, he also states that no one could have foreseen such complications when the site was first envisaged. That it has exceeded the founder’s wildest expectations is clear.

There’s also been infighting between the co-founders, Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes. Hughes recently called for the company to be broken up. He feels that Zuckerberg currently exerts too much control.

He believes that the company has strayed far from the intent with which it was created and focuses too much on earnings. Other critics paint an even bleaker picture. Some believe that Facebook is stifling the industry, and that it buys its competitors out rather than innovating.

Overall, critics believe that Facebook is creating something of a monopoly in the social media sphere. It’s difficult for competitors to compete with them directly as a result.

Are Changes on the Horizon?


Change is inevitable. Whether it’s going to be possible to unbundle the company or not is something that is open to debate. Where would you even start?

The fact that the company is such a dominant field in the area could be a way for the federal government to intervene. It could arguably file a suit forcing the company to break off into smaller divisions. It’s not something that is done often, but it might become necessary.

Facebook, it seems, is not interested in splitting up. The company has argued that better internet regulation is a far better way forward.

What is clear, though, is that Facebook does have to take a firmer stance when it comes to privacy issues. The company has weathered the fallout from the privacy scandals over the last years, but the public is becoming a lot less forgiving of them.

Is the Site Still Relevant?


The site does have something of an image of being a golden oldie. The younger generations are moving to more visual sites like Instagram. They tend to see Facebook more as a site for their parents and grandparents.

So whether it’s any good for your business or not will depend on who your target market is. Instagram has become extremely popular with marketers, and is a site that has shown exceptional growth over the last few years.

Many businesses are opting to run pages on both platforms. And, perhaps that’s a good way to go here. After all, both sites are popular, and both are very different. Facebook might not be as hip and happening as Instagram, but it still has a lot of value to offer.

Final Notes


Will Facebook charge on into the future? If Zuckerberg and his team have anything to say about it, most definitely. Facebook is not likely to be its generation’s My Space.

What will be interesting to see, though, is what form it will evolve into. Privacy concerns mean that it can’t simply carry on as it has been. What effect the changes will take remains to be seen. 

Click here to learn more about Facebook.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

69 Facebook Statistics for 2019 That Marketers Need to Know (Infographic)



No matter what your online marketing strategy is, Facebook has to be a big part of it. With almost 1.5 billion active users, Facebook is by far the largest social media platform in the world. But you already know that, don’t you? You’re interested in some other, more exciting and more essential Facebook statistics, which is why you’re here.

With that in mind, we have prepared an infographic and a list of statistics that will interest you, amaze you, and most importantly, improve your digital marketing strategy.

Incredible Facebook Statistics (Editor's Pick)

  • More than 270 million profiles on Facebook are fake.
  • 64% of adults aged between 50 and 64 use Facebook.
  • 83% of women and 75% of men use Facebook.
  • Facebook Lite has 200 million users worldwide.
  • Instagram is responsible for 20% of Facebook’s mobile ad revenue.
  • Facebook’s net income was estimated at $5.1 billion as of Q2, 2018.
  • The number of monthly active users (MAUs) was 2.23 billion as of June 2018.
  • For 67% of marketers, Facebook is the most important social platform.
  • Facebook ad spend increases between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • More than 80 million businesses have Facebook pages.

 



    Monday, June 24, 2019

    Get Registered as a Driver on Indriver to Boost Your Income





    InDriver is an international ride-sharing app that is in over 200 cities and 25 countries including the United States.

    It is a competitor to Uber/Bolt.

    We charge 0% commission for first 6 months (minimum).

    5%-10% commission after that.

    Also the driver sees the destination of the rider when notified of a trip request.

    You don't have to accept a request you are not inclined to take.

    Registration is free and easy, I can guide you online in 30 minutes. Let me know if you are interested.




    These are the requirements:

    Do You Have These?

    ✓Car model must be 2000 or newer
    ✓Car must have Lagos vehicle license
    ✓Driving with Uber or Bolt(Taxify) with an active profile OR Has a PCC specimen documents ( Police Character certificate)
    Photo information required
    1. Photo of the vehicle from the front
    2. Photo of Lagos vehicle license
    3. Photo of driver's licence (front side)
    4. Photo of you holding your driver's licence.
    5. Screenshot of Uber or Bolt (Taxify) profile OR Photo of police character certificate.

    Registration is free and can be completed in 30 minutes. Call or WhatsApp Indriver Recruiter on 08085404500 to get started.

    Apres Announces the Launch of its Platform to Create AI Training Data Using AI







    Apres is a startup using AI to create training data for businesses

    Apres recently announced the launch of its new platform to train AI models using deep learning. Apres creates AI training tools that learn from labeled data to help companies radically reduce the cost of creating and maintaining AI applications. The Apres platform offers both self-serve and managed labeling solutions -- giving companies a convenient way to scale labeling on their terms.

    Apres Dashboard


    With Apres, companies can leverage the labeled data they already have -- created on or off the platform -- into high performance AI training automations. These automations can be integrated into a model to enrich low confidence results, through custom API endpoints, or used to create labeled data on-demand. Users can improve their automations with pretrained datasets on common machine learning themes in technology, business, finance, marketing, and health, all within Apres’ own solutions library. The library is accessible within the platform and custom API endpoints.

    By adding active learning to the labeling process, Apres helps companies more intelligently create training data and collect insights. Apres then produces training reports with each batch to help companies optimize their training process, giving them deeper control of model quality.

    Apres Co-founder/CEO Matt Waite


    “We want to make it easier for developers and companies to build and maintain artificial intelligence applications. With both deep learning technology and infrastructure becoming more accessible, training and support become the core bottlenecks. By shifting from human to mechanical support we hope to make developing intelligence more accessible and economical for everyone,” said Matt Waite, Co-founder and CEO.

    In recent years AI has skyrocketed in popularity. There was over $2 billion invested by companies in 2018 alone, and that number is expected to reach $32 billion by 2025. For most companies, AI has become an important competitive advantage and considered the “next big technology shift”.  With around 80% of a company's time developing machine learning models related to data management, Apres is in the perfect position to facilitate the rise of AI, and help companies scale their applications.

    “We want to provide tools that help companies stay ahead in their industry. Thanks to our unique approach, we hope that Apres will become a market leader in a world where data intelligence is more popular and in demand than ever before. Our ultimate goal is to help companies incorporate more people in the training process to help the company scale it’s workforce’s intelligence,” said Waite.

    ABOUT
    Apres is an AI training platform, on a mission to automate AI training by using a combination of human and machine labeling. The platform learns from your data to seamlessly scale the training process, delivering high-quality results more efficiently than ever before. This includes tools for both textual and object detection use cases, with a library of pretrained models to kick off learning and detailed reports to improve training outcomes.

    CONTACT
    Matthew Waite, +1 770-289-8229 / +351 929-101-010, matt@apres.io

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    How to Book Your Place as a Driver on InDriver in Nigeria and Get Approved in 3 Hours




    There is a new e-hailing/mobile taxi app taking the world and Africa by storm, it is called InDriver. I am going to teach you how to book your place quickly as a driver in Nigeria before the process becomes cumbersome.

    You need to pay attention properly please.

    STEP 1: Download the InDriver app from Playstore or Appstore for Apple

    Passengers and drivers will be using the same app. No need to be asking for driver's app. Nothing like that. Just one app.

    STEP 2: Register as a passenger

    This step is required of everybody including drivers. You will need to submit your active phone number. You will get a confirmation code. Enter it in the app and get confirmed.

    At this stage, you should send a text with your name and phone number to 08085404500 saying you have been confirmed on the app.

    This step is very important. This will allow me log you into the database manually for drivers. Don't proceed to driver registration on the app without it.

    I will confirm that I have manually logged you in the database ASAP.

    STEP THREE: Click on driver's online registration
    Here you would be asked for all the relevant documents from InDriver.

    For Nigeria (Lagos For Now)

    You Should Have all of These
    ✓Car model must be 2000 or newer
    ✓Car must have Lagos vehicle license
    ✓Driving with Uber or Bolt(Taxify) with an active profile OR Has a PCC specimen documents ( Police Character certificate).

    Photo information required

    1. Photo of the vehicle from the front
    2. Photo of Lagos vehicle license
    3. Photo of driver's licence (front side)
    4. Photo of you holding your driver's licence.
    5. Screenshot of Uber or taxify profile OR Photo of police character certificate.

    STEP 4: Upload your documents

    Some of the documents require taking a picture, some require uploading from your phone's memory card or internal memory. Upload them all, if you don't your application will not be approved.

    STEP 5: Input Referral Code for Quick Approval

    This code will help you get approved quickly because it links you to a person not just a computer program. Input this code: 10351

    Click on submit.

    Wait for about an hour before trying to go online. Once you are able to go online, you have been approved. If not, just be patient.

    PLEASE NOTE

    The price you see from the passenger is what you will get paid regardless of traffic or distance. Therefore, only accept trips whose price you like.

    Alternatively, you can respond to the passenger by bidding higher, this means you want a higher price to take the trip. But mind you, if another driver accepts the passengers fare, the system will automatically select that driver. Drivers close to the passenger's location would have the same information as you.

    I am an official recruiter for InDriver and I work across borders but I have a special interest for my fellow Nigerians.

    Let's do this guys.



    For other Africans in these countries, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Uganda, you can contact me as well.

    Any questions, contact me on 08085404500 especially via WhatsApp.




    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Simple Tips to Be a Better Writer


    Writing can be easy or tough depending on how talented and skilled you are. However, regardless of your skill level, you should still be able to write. The tips in this infographic are likely to be helpful as you strive to be a better writer.

    Friday, April 26, 2019

    Participate In Jarushub's Lifechanging Career Seminar Free (Hurry To Book A Spot)



    JARUSHUB ACADEMY

    Presents

    MAY DAY CAREER CHAT
    (An online seminar to take place via WhatsApp)

    With

    JARUS

    Jarus is the Chief Resource Officer at JarusHub, Nigeria’s most authoritative career resources platform. Through regular career information sharing on Nairaland, JarusHub and other social media channels, he has established himself as a leading authority on career issues in Nigeria. He’s the author of the widely acclaimed career guide, The Road to Victoria Island. Trained in Nigeria and the UK, Jarus has over a decade’s experience in Nigeria’s oil & gas and investment banking sectors.

    DATE
    May Day, Monday, 1st May 2019

    TIME
    10am – 12noon

    TOPICS
    The e-seminar will cover the following topics:

    CV & Job Hunting – CV Building lesson; Conventional & Unconventional job application methods. Test formats of top companies in Nigeria.

    Networking – The importance of networking and how to build network, with real life examples.

    Know the Industries – Selected industries in Nigeria and how to get job in them. Among the industries to be extensively discussed are Oil & Gas, Investment Banking, Consulting, Professional services/auditing firms, banking/financial services, public sector, engineering services, etc.

    Interview – Everything about interview. How to go about acing job interviews.

    WHO SHOULD REGISTER

    Final year students in universities/polytechnics preparing for life after school
    Prospective or serving corps members
    Young graduates (whether employed, underemployed or unemployed)
    Any other interested person

    REGISTRATION

    Registration is absolutely FREE. Just join using https://chat.whatsapp.com/IyaMwJy82Gx7uTMLa0YVR6. You have to act fast though because we will be blocking access once the seminar formally starts on May 1, 2019.

    Participants at previous editions are not eligible for this edition so as to let the benefit circulate

    You don’t want to miss this life-changing seminar, share this information with your friends as well. It promises to be educative, enlightening and exciting. You can call 08085404500 for further enquiries.

    Make it a date!

    JARUSHUB

    Bridging career information gap, mentoring a generation to success.
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