Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app TBH

October 17, 2017

Facebook has bought TBH, a teen-focused app that lets people give anonymous compliments to each other through polls and messages.

Facebook on Tuesday confirmed the purchase, announced on TBH's blog, but did not say how much it paid. TBH, internet-slang short for "to be honest," says more than 5 million people have downloaded its app since it launched on Aug. 3.

TBH, which is only available for Apple devices at the moment, will continue to exist as a stand-alone app.

Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, also owns Instagram and WhatsApp and has tried and failed to buy Snapchat several years ago. The latest acquisition is consistent with its strategy of buying—or copying—rivals, especially those popular with .

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jloohunret
1 / 5 (1) Oct 25, 2017
What about sociology study on this app?
jloohunret
1 / 5 (1) Oct 25, 2017
Phys.org is terrible: this article did not give any meaningful insight into Facebook newest acquisition of this compliment app. Why not do a cross-section analysis into psychology with this app and its benefits? Why does how old matter in regards to saying a teenager created this, how does that improve the news reporting. This article has so very little substance, the only good thing about this article is that it is non-bias as possible, simply facts without any slant view. Why does Phys.org report bad things about FB but nothing wrong with Twitter. Twitter admitted it was responsible for Russia interfering in the U.S. elections of 2016 and investigated by the Congressional investigation committee.
TheGhostofOtto1923
not rated yet Oct 25, 2017
Phys.org is terrible: this article did not give any meaningful insight into Facebook newest acquisition of this compliment app. Why not do a cross-section blah
This is a reprint of a pr news release. Any retard can do a search and see dozens of identical reprints.

If you dont like the format what are you doing here? You just like to bitch?

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