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In the era we live today, cost and distance does not matter when it is all about communicating to people. Internet, telecommunications and the efforts to make continuous up gradations in technology allows us to live in a world where in communicating is just a matter of seconds.
Five years ago, WhatsApp got introduced with a simple mission and that was building a product that can be used across globally. Facebook has acquired the messaging app, WhatsApp for a deal worth $19 billion (£11.4 billion). And, so far this is the biggest acquisition for this social networking giant.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook, said: “WhatsApp is on a path to connect one billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable.”
The WhatsApp messenger is a smartphone messenger available for all Android devices. The messenger allows users to send across messages, picture, audio notes and video messages to other users absolutely free. The app just has to be downloaded to the devices and using 3G or Wi-Fi, information can be exchanged amongst the users. They made revenue by charging users a subscription fee of $1 per year. The company claims of registering one million users on a daily basis.
The deal to buy it includes $19 billion in which $4 billion is in cash, $12 worth of Facebook shares plus and additional of $3 billion in stock to WhatsApp founders and employees until date.
Jan Koum, co-founder and chief executive of WhatsApp, said: “WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honoured to partner with Mark and Facebook as we continue to bring our product to more people around the world.”
In a conference call, Jan Koum stated that he will continue to operate the firm independently and he is really excited to partner with Mark Zuckerberg and bring the product to the reach of more people. Mark Zuckerberg described WhatsApp services as absolutely incredible. He believed that WhatsApp was on track to have billions of users, however he did not have much plans to place any kind of advertising on WhatsApp interface. WhatsApp will continue to operate independently within Facebook, probably would function to complement the existing chat and messaging services by providing new tools for the community.
Facebook messenger is already a widely used for chatting with Facebook friends and WhatsApp is used for communicating with all your contacts and small groups of people. However, WhatsApp’s messaging product and Facebook’s existing Messenger app will continue to operate as standalone applications.
WhatsApp was already a fantastic tool for communication and now its association with Facebook is certain to add new developments, taking the company to new heights and leading the way for new opportunities.
Are you the one who is proned to those really bizarre mood swings? A moment you might feel as if you are on top of the world and the very second moment you might feel as why on earth are you living! Women would be quite acquainted with this kind of a problem.
The chemical messengers buzzing inside play a very important role in ruling your body. They just do not take care of your appetite, sex drive, weight, cycle but they take even take care of your emotions. Hormonal weirdness is quite a common problem these days and over it no one has a control over it. Well, there are a few things that you should know that are responsible for screwing up your mental and physical health. The below mentioned are a few reasons:
Addiction to Sweets
Consumption of foods that have too much of sugar content is directly linked to adding weight to your body. Excess pounds in your body can make your body resistant to insulin – the hormone that moves sugar into your bloodstreams so that cells in your body get the required amount of energy.
Stressing out Late at Night
Staying awake until late nights can add to the anxiety levels. Normally, the stress hormone cortisol drops at nigjht time and the same helps you to unwind and sleep. So, getting anxious or tensed in the late hours means your cortisol levels are increasing.
Being an Insomniac
Lack of sleep tends to increase your cortisol levels and this in turn will increase your level of blood sugar. So ensure to snuggle in your couch at the right time and get enough sleep. Else, you would end up junking your system with different kinds of unhealthy food and that is also a way of stressing yourself. When you sleep, the level of hunger related hormone called leptin signals your body that you do not need to eat. Staying awake, your body will not produce the required amount of leptin and this will automatically make you feel hungry the next day. And, automatically your body will be prone to weight gain. Cortisol is the culprit here. Caffeine signals your body to boost the production of cortisol that can make you feel anxious and not in good mindset. So, just limit yourself to two cups of caffeine every day.
Attendance to the Gym
Without regular exercise, your body will not produce the appropriate amount of endorphins. Endorphins are the positive chemicals in the brain that will make you feel positive and alert. It also helps to keep your immune system functioning well by increasing your libido. The more you exercise or move about, the more endorphins your body produces. So ensure to fix up for at least half an hour of work out every day.
Crash Diets: Too much of dieting is bad. You must ensure to consume the appropriate amount of food on a daily basis. A balanced diet is a must.
Besides all of the above, another reason for women getting cranky is PMS. Generally, women have the habit of reaching out to sweets during their PMS. Instead of reaching out for something sweet, there are other foods too that can take care of your mood swings during PMS and they are: wine, sweet potatoes, skimmed milk and spinach.
The current trend these days is to exhibit ones emotions. People sport different kinds of tattoos starting from zodiac signs, celestial symbols and their beloved’s name. Some people even got religious hymns engraved on their body. The places where people generally prefer to get a tattoo done is arms, lower neck and ankles. People even get it done on their shoulders, hip bone and back.
Initially tattoos were considered less conventional in nature. People preferred to ink their beloved’s name. Gradually, new ideas have sprung up for tattoo lovers to implement.
These days, people even explore tattoo galleries to implement fresh and innovative ideas for this form of body art. There are numerous unconventional tattoo drawings that you will come across. Before, looking out for a tattoo design, you must come up with something meaningful. Ideally a tattoo made should suit your personality and character. Like, you will not be interested to ink something on your body that does not suit you.
Every tattoo made signifies a meaning and an own story to tell. Looking at a tattoo one can quickly get an idea about that person. The tattoo design automatically gives an idea about the person’s beliefs and aspirations in life.
Females often wish to make tattoos that would reflect their softer side of their personality. Perhaps the feminine tattoos are the best choice to make.
In the world we live in today, there are no boundaries for fashion and art. Creativity knows no limits. Though such tattoos are mostly selected by men, there are a few tattoo designs created for men too. The sizes and designs of feminine tattoos differ. Women usually prefer gentler designs like flowers, teddy bears, names, butterflies etc. There prefer to go for small tattoo drawings than men.
The purpose of getting tattoos done is numerous. Ancient purpose of tattoo:
- Symbols of status and position: Tattoos were worn by the blue blooded people and their royal heirs. They preferred to make symbols like rising sun or the emblem of their empire. The purpose was to distinguish between the common and the one from the royal lineage.
- Symbols of religious and spiritual devotions: People got their religious and spiritual beliefs engraved on their bodies. That could be a symbolic representation of their deities
- A Medal for courage: Tattoos were engraved to symbolize courage. Soldiers often got tattoos done with symbols like swords and arches engraved on their hands.
- Punishments: People sent on a exile or captured were tattooed to make them bear the brunt of their crime in form of shame forever.
Modern Purpose of Tattoo
- Cosmetic: In the present time, tattoos are quite in fashion. People sport a tattoo to exhibit their fashion forwardness. Also, tattoos are made to hide skin discolorations.
- Sentimental reasons: Apart from lending a fashion statement, sentimental reasons are a major reason too for getting a tattoo done. People sport their zodiac sign, parents name, kids and beloved to mark a permanency of their love.
- Religious: Today also, people get tattoos done for religious purposes
- Identification of particular groups: People belonging to same groups also engrave similar kind of tattoos to be identified as the members of the group.