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Monday, August 24, 2015
A Facebook employee walks past a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park. Photo: AP
Here's what trending on my Facebook right now: Arun Jaitley, because he's inaugurating a bank in Kolkata; the iPhone 6 Plus for offering replacements on faulty cameras, and Ajit Doval because of the simmering India-Pakistan tensions. Ever wonder how Facebook decides what's trending, though?
The social networking site has actually devised different algorithms for it. Apart from things like where you live and the pages you follow, it primarily looks for two broader signals — Topics that are being mentioned a lot and topics that suddenly seen an increase in mentions.
For example, singer Justin Bieber is mentioned often on Facebook. So the total volume of mentions is always high and is not a good indicator of whether or not he is part of a trending topic. So, Facebook would look for a hike in mentions relative to the normal prattle around Bieber.
“This means that things that trend are not just the most highly mentioned people or topics, they have to be tied to some kind of relevant event,” the report said.
Once a topic is identified as trending, it is approved by a human controller, who also writes a short description for the story. These people don’t get to pick what Facebook adds to the trending section. “That’s done automatically by the algorithm. They just get to pick the headline,” the report added.
(With inputs from agencies)
Source - Hindustan Times
New Delhi: On Facebook, a young student in Delhi has alleged that a man abused her on the road and then challenged her to complain against him after posing for her mobile phone camera. Worse than the man's comments, says Jasleen Kaur, was the fact that at a busy intersection in the capital, no one helped.
The man has been arrested for alleged sexual harassment. The police say they will give Jasleen a Rs 5,000 reward for being brave.
The biker's picture was widely circulated on social media; it has been liked by 75 people and has over 14,500 shares since it was posted on Sunday night.
"A man made obscene comments on me today at around 8 pm near Aggarwal, Tilak Nagar. He was on a silver Royal Enfield, vehicle number - DL 4S CE 3623. When I told him that im clicking his picture and i'm going to file a complaint against him, he responded by posing for the picture and said- "Jo kar sakti hai kar le. Complaint karke dikha, fir dekhiyo kya karta hun main (Do whatever you like. Complain and see what I do then)," Jasleen says in her Facebook post.
She says what disturbed her "more than his obscene remarks" was that at a traffic signal, "20 other people heard what he was saying and no one minded, no one intervened. No one stood up for me."
Speaking to NDTV, Jasleen said she was trying to cross the road when she came in front of the bike. "When pointed at the red signal and said he should stop, he started making obscene remarks," Jasleen said.
She admits her parents are worried about his threat. "But If I hide my face, he wins. He should be ashamed and he should hide his face," she said.
Days ago, a writer in Mumbai posted the picture of a man that she said had sexually harassed her. When the police traced the man and arrested him, he said he was only relieving himself and was misunderstood by the woman.
Source - Ndtv
Toronto: Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year-old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, has designed a personalised search engine which he claims is 47 per cent more accurate than Google.
The young student designed the search engine as part of a high school project and also to submit to the Google Science Fair, pressexaminer.com reported.
Tukrel came across the idea of a personalised search engine during an internship stint in India at Bengaluru-based adtech firm IceCream Labs.
He planned to take it Google's personalised search engine idea to the next level.
Tukrel said that unlike most search engines that use a person's location or browsing history to throw relevant results, his engine tries to show the most relevant content by mapping it to a user's personality.
Tukrel's search engine is currently restricted to one year's news articles that appeared in The New York Times.
His development kit included only a computer, a python-language development environment, a spreadsheet programme and access to Google and New York Times.
To test the accuracy of his search engine, Tukrel limited the search query to this year's articles from the New York Times.
Source - google weblight