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2008-07-29 09:10:00

In its bid to go global, Facebook is facing off against itself. Clones of the wunderkind social-networking Web site - some of which resemble Facebook right down to color, font and layout - have popped up in local languages around the world. These competitor sites offer identical core services, letting users post pictures, make groups and choose their friends. All are complicating Facebook Inc.'s global campaign, which began in February and has since rolled out 18 foreign-language editions,...

2008-07-28 09:00:48

By Paul Sonne In its bid to go global, Facebook is facing off against itself. Clones of the wunderkind social-networking Web site - some of which resemble Facebook right down to color, font and layout - have popped up in local languages around the world. These competitor sites offer identical core services, letting users post pictures, make groups and choose their friends. All are complicating Facebook Inc.'s global campaign, which began in February and has since rolled out 18...

2008-03-26 09:00:19

Social networks on the Internet are increasing in popularity in Ukraine and more and more Ukrainians are registering on Facebook- type websites brought into the country from Russia, a Ukrainian newspaper has reported. The leading network, V Kontakte, has increased its audience by 15 per cent every month since the beginning of this year and now claims 17 million users. The following is the text of the report entitled: "Ukrainians have taken to social networks," published in the Ukrainian...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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