What is Facebook and What Is It For?

What Is Facebook?

Learn why so many people can’t stay away from Facebook

Facebook is a social networking website where users can post comments, share photographs and post links to news or other interesting content on the web, chat live, and watch short-form video.

You can even order food on Facebook if that’s what you want to do. Shared content can be made publicly accessible, or it can be shared only among a select group of friends or family, or with a single person.

How It Began

Facebook began in February of 2004 as a school-based social network at Harvard University. It was created by Mark Zuckerberg along with Edward Saverin, both students at the college. It wasn’t until 2006 that Facebook opened to anyone 13 years or older and took off, rapidly overtaking MySpace as the most popular social network in the world.

Facebook’s success can be attributed to its ability to appeal to both people and businesses and its ability to interact with sites around the web by providing a single login that works across multiple sites.

Attractions of Facebook

Facebook is user-friendly and open to everyone. Even the least technical-minded people can sign up and begin posting on Facebook. Although it started out as a way to keep in touch or reconnect with long-lost friends, it rapidly became the darling of businesses that were able to closely target an audience and deliver ads directly to the people most likely to want their products or services.

Facebook makes it simple to share photos, text messages, videos, status posts and feelings on Facebook. The site is entertaining and a regular daily stop for many users.

Unlike some social network sites, Facebook does not allow adult content. When users transgress and are reported, they are banned from the site.

Facebook provides a customizable set of privacy controls, so users can protect their information from getting to third-party individuals.

Key Features of Facebook

Here are a few features that make Facebook so popular:

  • Facebook allows you to maintain a friends list and choose privacy settings to tailor who can see content on your profile.
  • Facebook allows you to upload photos and maintain photo albums that can be shared with your friends.
  • Facebook supports interactive online chat and the ability to comment on your friend’s profile pages to keep in touch, share information or to say «hi.»
  • Facebook supports group pages, fan pages, and business pages that let businesses use Facebook as a vehicle for social media marketing.
  • Facebook’s developer network delivers advanced functionality and monetization options.
  • You can stream video live using Facebook Live.
  • Chat with Facebook friends and family members, or auto-display Facebook pictures with the Facebook Portal device.

Getting Started With Facebook

If you want to see for yourself why 2 billion monthly visitors can’t stay away from Facebook, sign up for a free Facebook account online, add profile and cover photos, and search for people you know to start your friends list. You’ll be part of the social media juggernaut before you know it.

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Horseflies: Why they’re the worst and what you can do about it

Why do their bites hurt so bad? Why won’t they just die when you smack the crap out of them? Today we answer your most burning horsefly questions.

Do horseflies serve a purpose in the animal kingdom or were they just put on this earth to make me and my horses miserable?

Great question. When I think of horseflies, I think of the big, nasty, bullet-shaped monster-bugs that seem to enjoy eating my horse alive, but there actually roughly some 4,500 species belonging to the horsefly family (Tabanidae). They live all over the world, pollinating flowers and, in their spare time, driving people and livestock insane. Other reasons to hate them: They’re vectors of disease, notably Equine Infectious Anemia, and left uncontrolled 20-30 horseflies can drain almost a third of a pint of blood from their victims in as little as six hours.

This person really, really, really does not like horseflies:

Why does it hurt like crazy when they bite you?

Under a microscope their mandibles look like jagged saws, which they use to rip and slice the flesh apart. The bigger the hole, the more blood they can ingest. Only female horseflies feed on mammalian blood (the males stick to pollen and nectar), so when one attacks you can use the “b” word with confidence.

This brave soul filmed a horsefly gnawing a hole in his arm:

I’ll slap one really hard but it just gets disoriented for a minute then comes back for more. WHY WON’T IT JUST DIE.

The life span of a horse fly is only a few days, but by God, they’re determined to make those few days count–so smack hard and aim true. They are not easily deterred from attacking, and they’ll even chase their intended targets.

This cartoon, featuring the song “You Can’t Shoo a Horsefly No Matter How You Try,” is pretty accurate:

Make it stop!

We can’t, unfortunately. Horseflies are here to stay until the weather cools off. In the meantime, try to avoid them–they prefer wooded, wet areas, like creeks and ponds, and are most active during the hottest part of the day. I used to run a farm that was a horsefly nightmare in August and September–here are a few of our most successful survival tactics:

  • Limit riding and turnout to morning and evening when possible.
  • Fly spray and fly predators are a good start, but during horsefly season a fly sheet is invaluable.
  • When riding and working around your horse, stay alert–you never know when it might buck, kick out or swing its head around to rid itself of an offending attacker.
  • Horseflies are attracted to dark colors so keep that in mind when dressing.

Or, you could just take this young rider’s approach: Attack back!

Good luck, and Go Riding!

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What we do

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

For universal health coverage, we:

  • focus on primary health care to improve access to quality essential services
  • work towards sustainable financing and financial protection
  • improve access to essential medicines and health products
  • train the health workforce and advise on labour policies
  • support people’s participation in national health policies
  • improve monitoring, data and information.
  • prepare for emergencies by identifying, mitigating and managing risks
  • prevent emergencies and support development of tools necessary during outbreaks
  • detect and respond to acute health emergencies
  • support delivery of essential health services in fragile settings.
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For health and well-being we:

  • address social determinants
  • promote intersectoral approaches for health
  • prioritize health in all policies and healthy settings.

Through our work, we address:

  • human capital across the life-course
  • noncommunicable diseases prevention
  • mental health promotion
  • climate change in small island developing states
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • elimination and eradication of high-impact communicable diseases.

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How to make images accessible for people

When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired.

This article includes information about how to enable the Compose image descriptions setting and instructions for composing image descriptions using:

How to set image descriptions

How to enable the composition of image descriptions from Twitter for iOS

  1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon, then tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Under General, tap Accessibility.
  3. Next to Compose image descriptions, drag the slider to turn the setting on or off.

How to add image descriptions in Tweets from Twitter for iOS

    Start by tapping the Tweet compose icon

and attach your photo(s).
Note: For detailed instructions about adding photos to your Tweets, read this article.

  • On the image, tap Add description to insert descriptive text.
  • Type your description of the image and tap Apply. Tap the description again to edit it prior to posting the Tweet. (The limit is 420 characters.)
  • You can add a description to each image in a Tweet.
    Note: Image descriptions cannot be added to GIFs or videos.
  • How to set image descriptions

    How to enable the composition of image descriptions from Twitter for Android

      In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon

    or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.

  • Tap Settings and privacy.
  • Under General, tap Accessibility.
  • Next to Compose image descriptions, tick the box to turn the setting on or off.
  • How to add image descriptions in Tweets from Twitter for Android

      Start by tapping the Tweet icon

    and attach your photo(s).
    Note: For detailed instructions about adding photos to your Tweets, read this article.

  • On the image, tap Add description to insert descriptive text.
  • Type your description of the image and tap Apply. Tap the description again to edit it prior to posting the Tweet. (The limit is 420 characters.)
  • You can add a description to each image in a Tweet.
    Note: Image descriptions cannot be added to GIFs or videos.
  • How to set image descriptions

    How to enable the composition of image descriptions from twitter.com

      Click on the more icon

    and select Settings and privacy from the dropdown (or press the “g” key quickly, followed by the “s” key).

  • Click Accessibility from the list of settings.
  • Find the Compose image descriptions checkbox.
  • Check the box to turn the setting on or off.
  • How to add image descriptions in Tweets from twitter.com

    1. Click on the Tweet compose button, or press the “n” key to use the keyboard shortcut.
    2. Attach your photo(s).
      Note: For detailed instructions about adding photos to your Tweets, read this article.
    3. To insert descriptive text, click Add description.
    4. Type your description of the image and click the Done button. To edit the description, re-open the Add description dialog prior to posting the Tweet. (The limit is 420 characters.)
    5. You can add a description to each image in a Tweet.
      Note: Image descriptions cannot be added to GIFs or videos.

    VoiceOver on Twitter for iOS

    How to enable the composition of image descriptions using VoiceOver

    1. Find the User menu button at the top right of the screen using touch exploration.
    2. Double-tap the User menu button.
    3. Find the Settings and privacy button in the middle of the screen using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    4. Double-tap the Settings and privacy button.
    5. Find the Accessibility item using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    6. Double-tap Accessibility.
    7. Find the Compose image descriptions switch button using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    8. Double-tap the button to turn the setting on or off.

    How to add image descriptions in Tweets using VoiceOver

    1. Find the Compose Tweet button at the top right of the screen using touch exploration.
    2. Double-tap the Compose Tweet button.
    3. Find the Photo library button using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    4. Double-tap the Photo library button to add an image.
    5. Use touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture to find the image to add.
    6. Double-tap an image to add it and return to the composer.
    7. In the composer, find the image using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    8. While focused on the image, swipe up or down until you hear «Add description to photo» and then double-tap to add a description for the image.
    9. Type your description of the image. (The limit is 420 characters.)
    10. Find the Apply button in the top right of the screen using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    11. Double-tap the Apply button to add the description and return to the composer.

    How to edit image descriptions in Tweets using VoiceOver

    1. You can edit your image description prior to posting the Tweet. In the composer, find the image using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    2. While focused on the image, swipe up or down until you hear «Edit description for photo» and then double-tap to add a description to the image.
    3. Change the description of the image. (The limit is 420 characters.)
    4. Find the Apply button in the top right of the screen using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    5. Double-tap the Apply button to add the description and return to the composer

    TalkBack on Twitter for Android

    How to enable the composition of image descriptions using TalkBack

    1. Find the Navigation drawer button at the top right of the screen using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    2. Double-tap the Navigation drawer button to open the menu.
    3. In the menu, find the Settings and privacy item using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    4. Double-tap the Settings and privacy item.
    5. Find the Accessibility item using the right/left flick gesture.
    6. Double-tap Accessibility.
    7. Find the Compose image descriptions checkbox using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    8. Double-tap the checkbox to turn the setting on or off.

    How to add image descriptions in Tweets using TalkBack

    1. Find the Write button at the bottom left of the screen using touch exploration.
    2. Double-tap the Write button.
    3. Find the Photos button using either touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    4. Double-tap the Photos button to add a photo.
    5. Use touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture to find the photo to add.
    6. Double-tap a photo to add it and return to the composer.
    7. In the composer, find the Add description button using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    8. Double-tap the Add description button.
    9. Type your description of the image. (The limit is 420 characters.)
    10. Find the Apply button in the top right of the screen using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    11. Double-tap the Apply button to add the description and return to the composer. (Note: after adding the description, the label of the Add description button will be changed to match the description.)

    How to edit image descriptions in Tweets using TalkBack

    1. You can edit your image description prior to posting the Tweet. Find the button labeled with the current description using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    2. Double-tap the button.
    3. Change the description of the image. (The limit is 420 characters.)
    4. Find the Apply button in the top right of the screen using touch exploration or the right/left flick gesture.
    5. Double-tap the Apply button to add the description and return to the composer. (Note: after adding the description, the label of the Add description button will be changed to match the description.)
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    Using VoiceOver for Mac with twitter.com

    How to enable the composition of image descriptions from twitter.com

    1. Navigate to Settings and privacy by pressing the “g” key quickly, followed by the “s” key.
    2. Press the “control + option + u” keys together to bring up the Web Rotor.
    3. Press the right arrow key to select Links in the Web Rotor.
    4. Use the down arrow key to find the item Accessibility and press the “enter” key.
    5. Press “enter” to navigate to the Accessibility settings.
    6. Press the “control + option + u” keys together to bring up the Web Rotor.
    7. Press the right arrow key to select Form controls in the Web Rotor.
    8. Use the down arrow key to find Compose image descriptions and press the “enter” key.
    9. Use the spacebar to turn the setting on or off.
    10. Press the “control + option + u” keys to bring up the Web Rotor
    11. Use the down arrow key to find Save changes and press the “enter” key.

    How to add image descriptions in Tweets from twitter.com

    1. Open the Tweet composer using the keyboard shortcut (press the “n” key).
    2. Use the “tab” key to navigate to the Add photos or video button and press “enter”.
    3. Use the file system dialog to choose the image to add.
    4. In the composer, find the image you’ve added using the “tab” key. The image will be labeled according to the order in which it was added (e.g. «Image 1»)
    5. To insert descriptive text, open the thumbnail preview dialog by pressing the “enter” key while focused on the image.
    6. Type your description of the image. (The limit is 420 characters.)
    7. Find the Apply button by pressing the “tab” key and press “enter”, or just press “enter” while holding down the “command” key.
    8. To edit the description, re-open the thumbnail preview dialog prior to posting the Tweet.

    Using the JAWS for Windows screen reader with twitter.com

    How to enable the composition of image descriptions from twitter.com

    1. Press the “insert” and “3” keys together to temporarily bypass JAWS’ virtual navigation.
    2. After you hear Enter key to pass through, navigate to Settings using the keyboard. shortcut (press the “g” key, quickly followed by the “s” key).
    3. Press the “insert” and “F7” keys to bring up the list of links for the page.
    4. Use the down arrow key to find the item Accessibility and press the “enter” key.
    5. Press the “f” key to find the item Compose image descriptions.
    6. Use the spacebar to turn the setting on or off.
    7. Press the “f” key to find the Save changes button and press the “enter” key.

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    Sticky Trap Products

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    Sticky Trap horsefly trap glue

    Sizes: 0,5L 1,5L & 3,5L
    Selling price: € 16,95 — € 36,95 — € 62,95

    Sticky Trap Horsefly Trap Glue is what makes our traps sticky! The Sticky Trap Glue has been specially developed for catching horseflies, hornets, stable flies, and other biting insects around people and livestock. The basic recipe originated in the US and is used around the world to catch aggressive biting insects. Sticky Trap Horsefly Trap Glue is made from natural minerals, light brown in colour, sticks for a long period (up to 20 weeks!), and will not attract pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies. Sticky Trap Horsefly Trap Glue’s unique recipe makes it water and heat resistant up to 70 degrees Celsius. It is also eco-friendly and completely safe to use!

    How to use Sticky Trap horsefly trap glue ?

    Sticky Trap Glue has been specially developed for catching horseflies, hornets, stable flies, and other harmful biting and irritating insects around people and livestock in a natural way without the use of pesticides. Sticky Trap Horsefly Trap Glue is made from natural minerals, is light brown in colour, sticks for a long period (up to 20 weeks), and will not attract pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies.

    Sticky Trap has an adhesive power that is specially designed to catch small biting insects and is completely harmless to all others (humans & animals). We do recommend hanging traps out reach and not apply more then a thin layer (1 -2 mm.)

    Apply the Sticky Trap glue to the object with a brush or spatula. Traps can be made of various materials, however plastic is the most suitable. For biting horseflies we recommend a black bucket. Hang it upside down in an open area so it can move in the wind and get warm and attract the biting horsefly. Inside stables and barns white buckets, milk cartons and similar products can be used to catch (stable) flies. Buckets can be easily cleaned using a spatula, so can be used year after year. For more information, building guides and videos visit: www.sticky-trap.eu

    With 1,5 L you can prepare 30 Horsefly traps with a black buckets !

    Benefits Sticky Trap horsefly-trap glue:

    • The worlds leading number 1 flytrap glue
    • The only glue when making horsefly traps & insects traps
    • Made to the highest quality 100% Economic made from natural ingredients, free from pesticides
    • Up to 30 horsefly traps can be made with a 1,5L bucket of Sticky Trap.
    • Buckets are easily cleaned with a spatula, can be used year after year.
    • Rain and heat resistant up 70 degrees
    • Safe for humans and animals
    • Insects that pollinates such as bees, butterflies and other important species will not be attracted to sticky trap
    How to make the cheapest horsefly trap?
    1. Drill a hole in the top of the bucket and string a rope through the hole. Run the rope through a metal ring and tie a knot so that the rope cannot go back through the hole. A big and sturdy knot may suffice as well.
    2. Screw a small hook in the underside of a bar that is approximately 50cm long. Hang the rope that is attached to the bucket on the hook (see picture). The ideal height of the bucket is 100 cm above the ground.
    3. Mount the bar onto one of the field poles. It’s important that it is placed near vegetation, if possible. It should also catch enough sunlight so that the bucket can get warm.
    4. The placing has to be in an open area, so that the bucket can move in the wind. Finally apply glue to the outside of the bucket. Wear gloves, it’s called sticky for a reason!
    5. The bucket should hang outside of the field. If not, your horse will brush against the trap, the flies will stick to your horse not the trap! This will not harm your horse, but it’s certainly not pleasant.

    Watch here how to build the cheapest Sticky Trap Horsefly-trap with a black bucket ( Video)

    Besides the usage near horses, cattle’s or other animals, the Sticky Trap horsefly glue is also ideal for camp sides, swim and recreation parks, gardens and other places where horseflies / biting and ennoying insects are active!

    Sticky Trap Glue Trap Complete

    Selling price: € 179,95

    The Sticky Trap glue trap brings peace to you, your horses and other livestock. With the Sticky Trap glue trap, you quickly, cheaply and simply deal with the nuisance of horseflies. This horsefly trap catches horseflies, hornets, blind mosquitos and small biting insects in a natural way without using pesticides and because of this, it is a safe and reliable solution when taking care of horsefly plagues. Bees, butterflies and other important insects which take care of the dispersal of flora and fauna are looking for nectar and sweet things, so they are not attracted to the Sticky Trap. The glue sticks up to 20 weeks and can only be used for catching small bugs and is not harmful to people or other animals. However, we do advise placing the horsefly trap out of reach.The Sticky Trap glue trap is strong and will be delivered complete, including stand (steel frame), horsefly ball and 1,5 liter of Sticky Trap horsefly glue.

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    Your horses and other livestock will be grateful!

    Sticky Trap Glue Trap complete being used at:

    • Riding schools, pensions and countryside living
    • Livestock farms
    • Zoos
    • Camping and outdoor places
    • Swimming fields and sporting areas
    • Any other places that suffers from a horsefly plague!

    How does the Sticky Trap glue trap complete works?

    The horsefly is an insect which uses blood to procreate and to make eggs. The female horsefly searches for her prey using infrared eyes and while she is flying, she is scanning the environment for heat sources. Everything which is warm and moves, in her eyes, contains blood and is a potential prey to bite. With a razor-sharp beak, she horsefly cuts open the skin and starts to drink the blood.

    Things that are considered as prey to the horsefly are: Humans, horses, cows and other livestock.

    1. The horsefly trap has a black and moving ball which is heated up by the sun.

    2. The horsefly sees this as a prey and lands on the ball to bite it.

    3. The horsefly ball of the Sticky Trap glue trap contains a special clue which traps the landed horsefly.

    The horsefly glue sticks for 8-22 weeks and can be applied loosely with the included brush. You can apply new glue over the old one. Cleaning the ball can be simply done with a spatula. (tip: roll the ball around in the sand first) With 1.5 litre of horsefly glue, you can apply the glue to the ball up to 6 times. The steel frame of the Sticky Trap glue trap has been galvanized and can stay outside during the winter.

    For the longest lifespan, we advise to store the Sticky Trap glue trap in a dry and frost-free environment.

    De Sticky Trap horsefly trap black bucket

    ( prepared and ready for use )

    Selling : € 4,95

    Lots of people who want to start working on the budget horseflytrap want to build one directly can use the sticky trap bucket complete. The Sticky Trap black bucket is prepared, ready for use and fixed to catch! The rope is about 40 cm long, it got a drilling screw at the end of it and the iron handle has been taken of for better movement. The only thing you have to do is hang it up at 80 -100 cm from the ground a sunny place near the problem. We advise to hanging the trap at the place where you will also get air movement (wind) to make the bucket move better. We advise to put 3-4 traps at 10.000 m2 / 5 horses (around them) or 2 in a normal garden. The next thing is to take a brush and put the Sticky Trap horsefly trap glue on to the bucket. To get a thicker and more sticky coating brush the bucket an extra time after several weeks.

    De Sticky Trap Pole New!

    Selling price: €15,95

    Sticky Trap Pole

    It is of course very important to hang a Sticky Trap horsefly-trap made with a black bucket and our sticky Trap glue in the right way. This can be done in various ways, for example with a bar on your gate or meadow pole close to the animals or at your fence in the garden. When the horsefly-trap is well hung, in the right place you will experience more pleasure and higher catches!

    The basics of placing of the Sticky Trap are very simple, counts for every horsefly-trap and consists of the following 3 points:

    The right basics of placing a horseflytrap

    1. Horseflies, hornets and similar biting insects only hunt with their infrared eyes on a combination of heat and movement.
    2. The black bucket or ball should hang on sunny spot at a height of 100 cm from the ground and must be able to move freely.
    3. The spot must be open where light wind blows, which causes the black bucket or ball to move ( Light swings )

    There are, of course, many locations where it is difficult to place the horseflytrap properly, such as in a meadow, by the swimming pool, golf course, camping or in the garden. In addition , it takes a lot of time, work and in some situations the eye wants something too. The Sticky Trap pole has designed fort his! The pole is nice looking , the right height ( 145 cm) and can be placed anywhere. The placement is done by means of two lancing pins which you push with your foot into the ground. The Sticky Trap flytrap pole is made from 9 mm black coated steel to handle wind and weather.

    De Sticky Trap brush 38 mm

    The Sticky Trap brush is ideal for applying our special insect glue to any material. Y ou can store the brush in a small plastic bag so it can be re-used time after time!

    Sticky Trap fly trap ball 60 cm

    Black ball for horsefly trap

    The Sticky Trap flytrap ball is made for catching horseflies, botflies and other biting insects which hunt for heat and movement. The ball has made from black rubber, has a diameter of 60cm and has a logo of Sticky Trap on the front side.

    How to build flytrap with the Sticky Trap Ball?

    1. The ball needs to hang a sunny and windy spot around you or the animals.
    2. Apply the Sticky Trap glue which a brush thin 1-2 mm thick to the outside of the ball.
    3. Horseflies will see the moving sun warmed ball as prey and will get caught on landing.

    Cleaning of the ball can be done with a spatula so the ball can be re-used.

    Video of the Sticky Trap flytrap ball.

    Ideal to use in combination with the Sticky Trap Pole (145 cm) to hang the trap in every location. For example near horses and livestock, by the pool, in your garden and any other place where problems occurs wit biting insects.

    Sticky Trap bucket white 11 L. for flytrap (indoor)

    Lots of people who want to start working on the budget horseflytrap want to build one directly can use the sticky trap bucket white complete. The Sticky Trap white bucket is prepared, ready for use and fixed to catch! The rope is about 40 cm long, it got a drilling screw at the end of it and the iron handle has been taken off. The only thing you have to do is hang it up nearby the indoor fly problem. We advise to hanging the trap not to high above the animals in the flyroute.

    The next thing is to take a brush and put the Sticky Trap horsefly trap glue on to the bucket.

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