TIOBE Programming Language rankings in August 2014: Swift dropped out of the Top 20

We can see from the latest data, Swift's share has slipped this month and dropped out of the top 20, ranking No. 23. Visual Basic, this visual Basic programming language, on the first month of the Top20 list,we haven't seen its whereabouts, but it actually sneaked to no.11 this month, which is stunning! 

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Facebook make great impact on people's daily life

Facebook became a hot topic this week again. Its former editor complained it blocked the advantage news to the conservative party. The conservative party concerned this news as it was unfair and it may bring some bad impact to the party.

The monthly active users of Facebook have been increased to 1.65 billion from 1.59 billion in late of 2015. In Northern American region, its monthly active users have increased to 222 million from 219 million in late of 2015. 

If users' news feeds were controlled by Facebook, it will affect many people's opinions. 

According to a survey did by Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation in 2015, about two-thirds of Facebook users love to read news on Facebook. 

Facebook denied that it blocked the news which are in conservative's party. It claimed that there was no evidence to prove that this accusation was true. This event declared that Facebook's action will make great impact on the world as it is greatly in use. 

There are figures showing Facebook could make great impact on people's daily life. 

Facebook's daily active users are over 1 billion. This figure is about a seventh of worldwide population. Its daily active users reached 1 billion last August. Mark Zuckerberg was excited to announce this news on his Facebook account. By this March, Facebook's daily active users had increased to 1.09 billion. 

Facebook are more popular than Bible. The frequency of reading on Facebook is higher than people read Bible. Gallup claimed that only 37% of Americans read Bible at least once each day/ week. However, Pew Research Center reported that about 56% of Americans read their news feeds on Facebook each week. 

About 25% of Americans visit Facebook when they are using bathroom. And people spend much time in reading Facebook than they spend for personal hygiene. 

10 % of Americans usually check Facebook feeds during midnight. Pew Research Center reported that over half of 65 years old netizens are using Facebook. 


Alibaba won't be S&P 500 constituent stock because it's not an American company

According to the information from websites on September 13, the answer of the question whether Alibaba will become S&P 500 constituent stock is negative.

The chairman of Company Index Committee of S&P Dowjones Index, also the routine director, David Blitzer said in a statement, "Alibaba doesn't correspond the conditions becoming S&P 500 constituent stock, because it's not an American company."

S&P company stated in a news draft that Alibaba's native place is China, so it will become a constituent stock that reflects the index of Chinese stocks form. Information shows that capital of S&P 500 constituent stock companies is over 5100 thousand billion US dollars (about RMB 313,487 yuan).

Entering the final stage of IPO, estimated value of Alibaba has reached $162.7 billion (about RMB 1000.1 billion yuan), which is more than 95% of those S&P 500 index companies. Calculated with the IPO price range, Alibaba will become the third biggest Internet company only after Google and Facebook.

Senior executives of Alibaba are participating in the 10 days' global road shows, having attracted 1000 investors during the shows in New York and Boston this week.