CHANGES IN FB ALGORITHM HAS DETRIMENTAL EFFECT
Since changing and tweaking it’s algorithm again the News Feed (in order to make it more )personal___!!!! and more hard to spread rumors and false stories too, Facebook comes out and talks about a reduced usage rate by roughly fifty!!! million hours every day.
That is a really hard fall ( as we have previously reported ) ( so where are all the Facebook touting webinar leaders and gurus now who were cashing in on the sheer phenomena of FB traffic generation Mr. CEO Mark sugar mountain has said it: ‘it would happen’, I can’t take his word on this, like so many other words spoken in the past. in the long run, the measures will be showing results. Today released news when announcing earnings for its fourth quarter of 2017.
Reduced usage is showing elsewhere, too. Though Facebook claims it saw a fourteen!!! ( read our article on FB vs Google traffic – https://africasiaeuro.com/1c9y ) percent quarter-over-quarter increase in daily and monthly active users ( I say this is totally wrong, it actually dropped from one hundred and eighty-five million to one hundred and eighty-four million daily users in the US and Canada and stayed at a down figure of two hundred thirty-nine million for monthly users.
“While usage grew in all other regions – according to them – measured, growth was slower than it’s been since 2015 ) now that statement makes a lot of sense when reading our article
Now listen to more encouraging talk” In 2018, we are making sure FB isn’t just fun, but also good for people’s well-being(!) , beneficial for our society, he said in a statement this afternoon. ‘We’re doing this -in order to encouraging meaningful connections_ between people ( manipulating users minds ) rather than passive consumption of content … By focusing on meaningful connections, our community and business!!! will be stronger over the long term.
In November, FB said its commitment to ‘preventing abuse on our platforms’ would ‘impact our profitability,’ and it may already be feeling that to an extent. For its final quarter of 2017, Facebook brought in $13 billion ) ask you where this revenue came from – really, in revenue and $4.3 billion in profit, up from $8.8 billion and $3.6 billion this time last year.
Profits missed investors’ expectation, rising only 19 percent on a per share instead of closer to the 60 percent that investors were expecting , according to forecasts ( The Wall Street Journal _). It’s full-year numbers for 2017 saw substantial increases. (All that gobbledygook is only to wash yours and investor’s eyes), but can’t convince anyone who has a clearer view of what FB really wants.
VPN SERVICES VS : NONE
When it comes to a good VPN service we have several choices
After having used several VPN s on three different continents – with mixed results mostly – our findings pinpoint to one in particular VPN service that remains stable even under tough internet restrictions.
I would not recommend one VPN in aprticular but try the TOR browser.
One service has been tested under hardest conditions. ( Especially when using the Hongkong vpn we noticed frequent blockage by Authorities ).
Due to a smart configuration the ip address is being changed frequently so that the VPN virtual private network tunnel remains open.
You can also smartly switch to other countries, ( U.S., Germany, France, Netherlands, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, etc. )
During our stay in the mainland it was the only way we could access our cloud servers ( as everything concerning Google, and Facebook remained blocked. )
Secure layer encryption is a must today, so your traffic can’t be intercepted – well except those who have access to the VPN.
In certain countries – without mentioning names due to privacy reasons – it remains a necessity.
See you soon.
ABOUT BECOMING A GOOGLE LOCAL GUIDE LEVEL 7
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A GOOGLE LOCAL GUIDE LEVEL 7
BEFORE EVERYTHING : IT SEEMS LIKE HARD WORK.
IT ALL STARTS WITH GOOGLE MAPS.
YOU DRIVE TO A PUBLIC PLACE AND ASK GOOGLE MAP ‘S GPS SYSTEM TO DIRECT YOU.
THEIR SERVER WILL REGISTER YOUR ENTRY AND SEARCH TERM ( LOCATION HISTORY ON ).
REMEMBER THOUGH – YOU CAN’T HIDE ANYTHING FROM GOOGLE – THEY KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AT ANY GIVEN DAY AND TIME.
GOOGLE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE
SO IF YOU ARE NOT UP TO IT – YOU BETTER LEAVE THE SERVICE THEN AND THERE – ( EVEN IF YOU DO – GOOGLE STILL KNOWS )
YOU WILL RECEIVE A MAIL FROM GOOGLE, ASKING YOU TO ADD A PICTURE OR MAKE A REVIEW ABOUT THE PLACE YOU VISITED.
ONCE YOU ARE IN IT IT WILL CONTINUE. NOW MANY WILL THINK I DON’T WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEME.
GOOGLE HAS TENS OF THOUSAND OTHER GUIDES, LIKE AN ARMY ON STAND BY.
YOU USE THIS POWERFUL FEATURE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. THERE ARE MANY – PROVIDED YOU KNOW HOW.
HOW TO DRAW BENEFITS FROM BEING A LOCAL GUIDE
Now many of you will ask : How will I use this to my advantage. Let me tell you – there is a secret behind it. If you need more info, please send us an email or message us on the attached comment page.
We will pass on this powerful info under certain conditions. Can’t see the green light in the tunnel ? Not yet that is.
HOW ABOUT LETTING YOUR CURIOSITY GIVE SOME PUSH TO LET US KNOW ..
ALSO, LOCAL GUIDES ARE NOT REMUNERATED BY GOOGLE, SO IT TAKES HARD EARNED DOLLARS TO STAY AT A GIVEN PLACE OR DINE AT A POSH RESTAURANT OR NOT SO POSH.
IN OUR FEW YEARS I HAVE MADE PEOPLE RICH NAMELY BY GIVING A REVIEW. ( WE ARE HITTING A 100 K VIEWERS TO OUR POSTS )
SURELY THIS IS SOMETHING WORTHY TO THINK ABOUT.
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE PLEASE DROP US A LINE WITH YOUR SPECIFIC REQUEST
YOU CAN USE THE ATTACHED COMMENTS FORM.
THE BITCOIN HYPE
THE BEST – SO FAR EXPLANATION VIDEO – ABOUT BITCOIN
cont. I have come across YOU CAN FIND HERE.
This does imply there aren’t any better videos or such out there. I just haven’t come across any other yet.
It ‘s self explanatory and precisely presented by experts. It will give you the insight needed to understand what is BITCOIN mining, how transactions take place in the virtual world.
Except for one important factor – it leaves behind winners. Or so we believe – or are made to believe. Cryptocurrencies are now in our daily lives, you can pay online with it, use it to travel just as you would do with regular currencies.
ADVANTAGES OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES
- You have no cash wallet to carry
- If you are smart you can get some for free ( mining )
- You could actually become a Millionaire
DISADVANTAGES OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES
- You could loose your shirt
- You could be a victim of hacking
- When you need it suddenly you can ‘t sell it
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MALI OVERTAKES BURKINA FASO IN COTTON PRODUCTION
Mali De-thrones Burkina Faso in cotton production
Within sub-Saharan Africa Mali is now the 1st grower of Cotton. This was established by U.S.A.I.D. in a recent study.
With the cotton harvest season over, Mali is becoming the largest producer in sub-Saharan Africa, according to information relayed by the Malian Textile Development Company (CMDT), citing the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The West African Nation of Mali is dethroning Burkina Faso, which was the leading producer the past years.
According to the USDA, the overall cotton harvest of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Senegal reached 2.95 million tonnes in the 2017 crop year, registering a slight increase of 2.75% over the last season. This performance will be mainly driven by Mali and Burkina Faso, which account for 94% of total production, with a slight advantage for Mali, whose production has continued to grow in recent years.
According to the CMDT and the Permanent Assembly of the Chambers of Agriculture of Mali (APCAM), Mali this year has achieved a record production of nearly 706,000 tons of cotton seed, against a target of 725,000 tons.
With 1.330 million bales of lint cotton, or 90000 bales more than last year, Mali has regained its position as the leading producer in sub-Saharan Africa, taken by Burkina Faso in recent years.
According to observers, this performance is the culmination of the many reforms led by the Malian government to raise this sector.
In particular, the executive maintained its program of fertilizer subsidies and the purchase of farm tractors by producers. “The successful implementation of the presidential program of 1,000 government-subsidized tractors and the subsidies allocated for access to agricultural inputs have boosted all agricultural sectors in Mali in the last two years,” said Bakary Togola, president of APCAM.
It was during the 52nd Ordinary Session of the Consular Assembly of this organization. The Malian authorities have also raised the guaranteed price to producers at 250 F CFA ($ 0.46) per kg during the 2016-2017-2018 marketing years, compared to 237.5 F CFA (0.43dollar / kg) previously fixed.
CMDT Cotton Development board of Mali s management explained that the increase in production is also the result of the success of a restructuring mission of the cotton sector.
This resulted in the creation of the four subsidiaries, with the release of their needed capital, the participation of the producers, up to 20% in the capital of the subsidiaries for an amount of more than CFAF 10 billion, or about 18.2 million US dollars.
“Mali has come a long way, after the multi-dimensional crisis of 2012 that affected all sectors of the state. Thus, for the happiness of the peasants, the Malian State has allocated 15% of the national budget to rural development. This move was a wise investment, since agriculture employs more than 80% of Mali s population, “according to a statement of Nango Dembélé, Malian Minister of Agriculture, at a press briefing recently.
Low added value
The same problem like in other African Cotton growing States, for some technocrats and anti-globalists like Aminata Dramane Traore, is that Mali derives very little added value from this abundant production, because it still can not meet the challenge of transformation. “Malian cotton is known for its extreme quality.
And its conversion could have offered products of incomparable quality, “said Anadolu Mariétou Mariette Dicko, fashion designer with her trademark” Traditions and African Fashion “. To his credit, the promotion of bogolan (artisanal dyeing on cotton fabrics) in African and international fashion. “Unfortunately, the country is struggling to exploit this economic potential, which could make it one of the most advanced African countries in fashion and haute couture,” she said. “The men and women of the country who advocate for the development of textiles are not supported properly by the government.
This makes the profitability of the cotton sector dependent on world prices, “denounced the stylist. “Only 2% of Mali’s cotton production is processed locally,” said Ms. Awa Meité van Til at the eighth edition of the Daoulaba Festival which took place in May 2017 in Koulikoro, about fifty km from Bamako. “For these two campaigns (2016-2017 / 2017-2018) the CMDT has broken its production records.
With such a level of production, it is deplorable to note that less than 2% of this cotton is processed in Mali, “also recognized the CEO of the CMDT, Baba Berthé, at the press conference launching this 8th edition . “We want to move in the direction of industrial processing of our cotton.
This is where we will have added value and development, “he said. During the 2013 crop year alone, the CMDT paid the State CFA 13.01 billion (US $ 23,661,820.00) in taxes and about CFAF 1 billion (US $ 1,820,000) in dividends to the Treasury. public.
The CMDT contributes to food sovereignty with 25% of the national dry cereal production in its intervention zones. The cotton sector plays a leading role in Mali’s economy. Mali’s leading export product, “white gold” accounts for 15% of GDP, 30 to 45% of export earnings and occupies more than 3 million people in small farms. Not to mention its contribution to the development of livestock (livestock feed) and the empowerment of women with income-generating activities such as oil mills and artisanal soap factories.
Despite this socio-economic and political importance, the sector had experienced a downward trend in yields and run-off difficulties. To maintain this new course, experts like Bakary Togola, president of APCAM believe that strategies need to be further strengthened through initiatives to overcome the challenges related to.
With 1.330 million bales of cotton lint, or 90000 bales more than last year, Mali has regained its position as the leading producer in sub-Saharan Africa, taken by Burkina Faso in recent years.
Observers noted, the performance is the culmination of the many reforms led by the Malian government to raise this sector. In particular, the executive maintained its program of fertilizer subsidies and the purchase of farm tractors by producers.
The successful implementation of the presidential program of 1,000 government-subsidized tractors and the subsidies allocated for access to agricultural inputs have boosted all agricultural sectors in Mali in the last two years,” said Bakary Togola, president of APCAM. It was during the 52nd Ordinary Session of the Consular Assembly of this organization.
The Malian authorities have also raised the guaranteed producer price to 250 F CFA ($ 0.46) per kilogram during the 2016-2017-2018 marketing years, compared to 237.5 CFA francs (0.43dollar / kg) previously fixed.
According to a summary note from CMDT management, the increase in production is also the result of the success of a restructuring mission of the cotton sector.
This resulted, in particular, in the creation of the four subsidiaries, with the release of their respective capital, the participation of the producers, up to 20% in the capital of the subsidiaries for an amount of more than CFAF 10 billion, or about 18.2 million US dollars.
“Mali has come a long way, after the multi-dimensional crisis of 2012 that affected all sectors of the state. Thus, for the happiness of the peasants, the Malian State has allocated 15% of the national budget to rural development. A wise investment, since agriculture occupies more than 80% of the population, “said Nango Dembélé, the Malian Minister of Agriculture, at a press briefing on the results of the recent agricultural campaign.
“Malian cotton is known for its extreme quality. And its transformation could have offered products of incomparable quality, “said Anadolu Mariétou Mariette Dicko, fashion designer with her trademark” Traditions and African Fashion “.