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Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organised by the social media company, without their knowledge. 
Facebook altered the tone of the users' news feed to highlight either positive or negative posts from their friends, which were seen on their news feed.They then monitored the users' response, to see whether their friends' attitude had an impact on their own. 
"The results show emotional contagion," wrote a team of Facebook scientists, in a paper published by the PNAS journal - Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists of the United States.
"When positive expressions were reduced, people produced fewer positive posts and more negative posts; when negative expressions were reduced, the opposite pattern occurred. These results indicate that emotions expressed by others on Facebook influence our own emotions, constituting experimental evidence for massive-scale contagion via social networks." 

Facebook were able to carry out the experiment because all users have to tick a box agreeing to their terms and conditions. These include "internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement." 

In the study, the authors point out that they stayed within the remit of the agreement by using a machine to pick out positive and negative posts, meaning no user data containing personal information was actually viewed by human researchers. 

The study, carried out over a week in January 2012, was carried out for scientific purposes. But evidence that social media can have such a strong impact on people's mental state will certainly be of interest to advertisers. 

The lead scientist, Adam Kramer, said in an interview when he joined Facebook in March 2012 that he took the job because "Facebook data constitutes the largest field study in the history of the world." 

Src: Telegraph

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In Nigeria there are loads of online banking, mobile money and stuff but none seem to fill in the appetite of an average Nigerian developer or e-commerce starts-up who wants to make money online genuinely without the fear of the International buyer or seller feeling abit skeptical when you don't have a PayPal account. But lately Mastercard has been making things possible(but not so well like PayPal would do).

Fortunately on Monday (16th June 2014) former Visa Executive Rupert Keeley announced that PayPal will be adding 10 new countries including Nigeria to it's database. The executive in charge of the EMEA region made it clear that for now these countries will only be allowed to make payment online wherever they see the PayPal Logo.


Now you'll wonder why you still haven't seen Nigeria listed in the Signup page when you visit http://paypal.com ? Well it's simply because the PayPal website automatically detects your country from your IP (Internet Protocol) and then redirects you to the country your IP tells it. But now for those who would love to Signup for this PayPal account directly kindly follow this easy steps below...

How To Signup For The Nigerian PayPal Account

Register a PayPal account from Nigeria.

1. Visit Paypal Nigerian homepage via https://www.paypal.com/ng/ and click on Signup at the top right corner of the page.

2. Click “Open Account” under the “individual” section for a personal account (Unless you want a business account you can click on Business).

3. Fill in the required details including you Credit Card Details (Genuine Details as it'll be used for Verification via your bank account) and click on “Agree and Create Account“.


P.S: If you get an error with the credit card you're using, don't bother about it continue the sign up but go to your bank to make a complain why your card wasn't accepted on PayPal.

 4 You should be in your account dashboard but before you make any move check your inbox for EMAIL Verification. 

The email should look like this...

Welcome

Dear Jewish Boy(Your Full Name Tho),
Thanks for joining PayPal.
For your security, we need to make sure you are the owner of this account. Please click Activate My Account to confirm your email address.
Activate My Account
Here's what we have on file for you.... Blah Blah Blah! Just click on Activate My Account and enter the confirmation code that came with the email(it's 20 numeric numbers)
Something like...   Confirmation Code 
                              xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

You're one step away from Getting a truly Verified PayPal Account here in Nigeria.

To Get Verified Using Any Bank Naira MasterCard/Visa Card (Not Verve).

This part is important because you'll be limited to $250 when you want to spend and also you can't even spend when your account balance is $0.00 USD.  you'll need your credit card to shop/pay for goods.


1. Now click on "GET VERIFIED" a new page opens... See Image below.



 

2. Click Continue...Bear in mind that $1.95(Almost two dollars: 162x2 = 324naira) will be deducted from your card but will be refunded in 24hrs just to be sure the credit card details and information you checked in corresponds to that in your local bank account. By now you should receive an alert(unless disabled) from your bank via SMS or email with a code which you’ll use in completing the final verification process.

The SMS alert should read.
Acct:******7777
The Naira equivalent of USD1.95 has been authorized for the transaction done on PP*0123CODE 0123456789FF

3. Don't delete the text, copy the 4 digits before CODE (highlighted in red above). That’s what you need to confirm your card.

4. Login back to your PayPal account, click on "Confirm Card” link which should appear on the right sidebar of your dashboard. Then type in the four-digits you copied from your bank alert and click on “Confirm Card” as shown below.




5. A pop-up window should show congratulating you... See Screenshot below



6. Go back to your account, VIOLA!!!



Hope this helps and Happy PayPaling lol.

Piece of Advice: Never use your email address on sites not genuine and also make sure your account use falls in with PayPal policy else you might loose your account(Possibly Money).




Reports reaching us explains that Wifi Calling has been enabled in the coming iOS 8 software for iPhone, iPad devices. This feature will allow customers to make phone calls without using a cellular connection. This feature is actually for users who are on a low voice minutes and also allowing roaming overseas without Sim. But if you're thinking BBM Voice, you're wrong because this feature is somewhat limited in the sense that depending on your phone carrier their are certain policies that comes with this feature.


One user comment from imore.com explained it....Read his comment below
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion and misinformation out there regarding Wi-Fi Calling. From what I can tell, Wi-Fi Calling DOES use your monthly pool minutes. See T-Mobile's FAQ here: http://t-mo.co/1tGbG7b which says, "Calls made from the US to US numbers use plan minutes" and Rogers' here: http://roge.rs/1iROGNa which states, "Any voice usage within Wi-Fi coverage is applied against voice minutes allocated in your existing wireless voice plan."
It's great that it will improve call quality and reliability in areas with weak cell network signals. For some people, that will be huge. But If you have a limited amount of plan minutes per month, Wi-Fi Calling will not help you extend those minutes.
P.S: This comment applies to Users in the US per se.


Telecommunication giant who confirmed that has confirmed this feature will roll out once the iOS 8 is fully launched are T-Mobile (a U.S. carrier) and Rogers (in Canada). T-Mobile was first to confirm this tho.

But one question still remains is this feature activated on iPhone/iPad without carriers (well ofcourse it should ?).

Rogers in Canada has stated it will support the feature when it debuts, in a statement provided via email to iPhoneinCanada.ca:
We’ll support the iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling feature when it becomes available in Canada. In the meantime, Rogers customers using the Rogers One Number service on their computer, tablet or smartphone can already make calls over Wi-Fi. They can video chat with other Rogers One Number users or call any Canadian number for free, no matter where they are. For more info on Rogers One Number http://Rogers.com/OneNumber.

Other carriers like Telus and Bellare are yet to update us whether they'll be supporting this feature as well.

Img: iMore.com
Src: IphoneinCanada





iPhone 6 is coming really soon and i wish this could just be the new iPhone 6 design and this is really cool.

With speculations going round, the official release date for iOS 8 is this fall(2014) and right now a beta version is available for developers but the sad thing is iPhone 4 down to iPod Touch won't be having iOS 8.

Reports also claim Apple won't support those devices anymore as they'll be focusing on iOS 8, iPhone 6, The new headphone Beats by Dre and also their Home Appliance feature.



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