Facebook Gets Supportive, Buys Polling Starup tbh

Facebook Gets Supportive, Buys Polling Starup tbh

With it, Teens can anonymously ask and answer questions about their friends, and those subsequently receive the results of the survey as a compliment.

TBH's sudden rise was enough to grab Facebook's attention (and money).

One of the friends (they have to have also downloaded the app) are notified when they are selected, but the details of who chose them is kept anonymous. TBH, whose name is internet slang for "to be honest", says more than 5 million people have downloaded its app since it launched August 3.

Facebook Inc. has proven again and again that it is willing to lay down some major cash to keep teens from migrating to competitors, from its $1 billion acquisition of Instagram to its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp.

Facebook did not disclose the amount that it paid for the app. Last month, the app hit the top of Apple's free downloads chart in the App Store.

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On its acquisition, tbh said, "We were compelled by the ways they could help us realize tbh's vision and bring it to more people".

Although users can submit their own poll questions, TBH says it reviews those entries and accepts only submissions that are uplifting, not offensive, appropriate for people ages 13 and older, and that are amusing or interesting. Some of the examples of items are "Best to bring to a party?" The company is very impressed with tbh as it is doing the same through polling and messaging, using Facebook's resources tbh can expand and build positive experiences, according to Facebook.

"When we met with Facebook, we realized that we shared numerous same core values about connecting people through positive interactions", the tbh team said in a statement.

Although teenagers apparently love anonymously ranking people they know without any controversy, it's unclear if Midnight Labs, the app's parent company, could ever make money on the service.

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