At 10, Facebook Copes with Growing Pains|脸书十年新挑战

At 10, Facebook Copes with Growing Pains

  As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, the world's biggest social network is finding its path as a maturing company, adapting to an aging user base. In its short history, Facebook has become a part of daily life for more than a billion people around the globe. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg described the mission as making the world more open and connected, and some say he has accomplished just that.


  Yet in some ways, Facebook could be the victim of its own success. A recent study of US Facebook users found a 25 percent drop in the number of users in the 13 to 17 age group, along with an 80 percent jump in the number of users over 55. For teens, Facebook isn't cool when their mothers are on it.

 

脸书十年新挑战

  适逢脸书庆祝成立十周年之际,这个世界上规模最大的社群网站也正在寻找作为成熟健全公司的轨道,并能顺应老龄化的用户群。在其短暂的历史上,脸书已经成为人们日常生活中的一部份,全球用户已超过十亿人。脸书的共同创办人马克‧佐克柏把脸书的这项使命形容为让世界变得更开阔,且人与人之间也更能有所连结,而有些人说他已经做到了这一点。


  不过在某些方面,脸书却也可能是自身成功的受害者。最近一项美国脸书用户的研究报告发现,介于十三至十七岁年龄层的用户数量下降了二十五个百分比,且年龄超过五十五岁的用户数量竟上涨了八十个百分比。对许多青少年来说,妈妈也在疯脸书的时候,它就酷不起来了。

 

Declaration Signed on Illegal Wildlife Trade

  At the conference at Lancaster House in London, delegates from 46 countries and 11 United Nations organizations have signed The London Declaration. This outlines the steps that need to be taken to stop animal poaching, which governments agreed to treat as a serious crime. The 46 countries have also committed to improving cross-border cooperation and to strengthening laws and policing. With tens of thousands of rhinos, elephants, and tigers being killed each year, these species face a real risk of extinction. The bulk of poaching takes place in Africa, but much of the demand comes from Asia, where animal products, such as rhino horns, are used in traditional medicine or are bought by the rich as trophies.

 

《伦敦宣言》誓言打击非法野生动物交易

  来自四十六个国家以及十一个联合国组织的代表已于伦敦兰开斯特宫所召开的会议中签署了《伦敦宣言》。这项宣言概述了为阻止动物偷猎行为所需采取的步骤,而各国政府都同意将此行为视为一种严重犯罪。该四十六个国家也已承诺将会改善跨国合作,并加强法律与警戒。每年有数以万计的犀牛、大象和老虎被杀害,这些物种面临着真正的灭绝危机。大部份的偷猎行为发生在非洲,但主要的需求却来自亚洲,象是犀牛角等动物制品在当地被用来作为传统药材或被有钱人买走当作战利品。

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At 10, Facebook Copes with Growing Pains|脸书十年新挑战