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Twitter Fights Off the Thought That it’s Peaking

Posted: February 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BLOGGING!, Social Media, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Twitter Fights Off the Thought That it’s Peaking

Twitter Fights Off the Thought That it's PeakingTwitter has suffered a massive loss in its first published financial results since the social networks highly anticipated US stock market debut last year, and though the company might not have been surprised, punters took a different view, with shares dropping almost 25 percent in value.

Twitter told shareholders it lost $US511 million/$AU573 million in the last three months of last year, that’s despite a doubling of revenue from 12 months ago to a better-than-expected $US243 million/$AU273 Million.

Financials aren’t the only woes the micro-blog are suffering, Twitter seems to be testing a new heavier design and it’s users haven’t been receptive of the changes. The new layout is reported to include a look described by many as a cross between Facebook and Google plus. Format changes in the past – including their most recent small change – have upset a bunch of users :: Read the full article »»»»


Facebook Compared to a Disease… about to be cured

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Facebook Compared to a Disease… about to be cured

Facebook.Compared.to.a.DiseaseFacebook has been called lots of things since it rise to stardom in 2006. According to 2 US researchers however, the social network is most comparable to an infectious disease.

The researchers reckon that the online behemoth is experiencing a spike, right before its decline, they also claim the social network will lose 80 per cent of users by 2017.

Two doctoral candidates in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University made their claims in a paper published online at a scientific research archive, but not yet peer-reviewed.

Facebook losing 800,000,000 user might seem like a fantasy, if history is any measure however it may just happen.

Based on the rise and fall of MySpace, John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler say that Facebook, the largest online social network in history, is set for a massive fall :: Read the full article »»»»


Did Facebook Sell Data From Users’ Private Messages?

Posted: January 6th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME!, Facebook, ONLINE SECURITY | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did Facebook Sell Data From Users’ Private Messages?

Did Facebook Sell Data From Users' Private Messages?The social network behemoth that is Facebook, is being sued in a US court for allegedly selling details derived from private messages to advertisers without users’ consent.

Documents filed in California as part of a class action lawsuit are claiming that Facebook intercepted and scanned messages for information about its billion users.

The class action is being led by two Facebook users in the US, and is being brought on behalf of all users located within the US who have sent or received private Facebook messages that included a URL (webpage link) in the content of the message.

Facebook accumulates about 200 petabytes of data per year and is currently growing by around half a petabyte a day :: Read the full article »»»»


Just How Far Can Facebook Advertising Get You? …and would Google put up with these tactics!?

Posted: December 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Just How Far Can Facebook Advertising Get You? …and would Google put up with these tactics!?

www.facebook.com/advertisingFacebook has become a social media behemoth with an insane reach, more than a billion users around the planet, the majority logging into the site several times daily, it’s hard to see how advertisers can go wrong.

When it comes to advertising on the world’s biggest social media network it isn’t simply the mass of users that Facebook push, the huge amount of data the company keeps on each user is it’s major draw, advertisers are coaxed with the opportunity to target exactly the audience they want.

Among mainstream advertisers theres still apprehension, a bunch of discussion on whether Facebook advertising is affective, deeper; does Facebook advertising simply generate leads, or does it drive direct sales?

Clearly the argument isn’t simple, Facebook offers advertisers several layers, from sponsored posts, full pages and mobile feeds to tradition button ads. And with multiple formats within its 10 categories, the offer is extensive.

With such a long reach, a massive combination of placement options, sidled up to metrics that are more measurable than almost any other platform, why wouldn’t you advertise on Facebook? :: Read the full article »»»»


Facebook Hits A Billion Users

Posted: October 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, Standout | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Hits A Billion Users

Facebooks One Billionth UserFacebook reckons it now has more than one billion users, serious bragging rights by anyone’s standard.

However, some analysts still have serious worries about how the social network site can make money from members.

Co-founder and Head Honcho Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement yesterday, saying the number is “humbling”.

“This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month,” Zuckerberg said in a statement. “Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.”

The social network site reached one billion monthly active users on September 14, according to Zuckerberg. The wizbang number is slightly lower but equally as impressive,  according to Zuckerberg Facebook has 600 million mobile users :: Read the full article »»»»


CHINA: Beijing Orders Micro-bloggers to Register Real Names

Posted: December 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, Social Media, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CHINA: Beijing Orders Micro-bloggers to Register Real Names

CHINABeijing city authorities on Friday issued new rules requiring microbloggers to register their real names before posting online, as the Chinese government tightens its grip on the internet.

The city government now requires users of weibos – the Chinese version of Twitter – to give their real names to website administrators, its official news portal said.

The new rules will apply to weibo operators based in Beijing, which include Sina – owner of China’s most popular microblogging service which has more than 200 million users – as well as users living in the Chinese capital.

Weibo users reacted angrily to the new rules, saying this was an attempt to muzzle online criticism and debate.

“It is good to be responsible for one’s own comments but it shouldn’t be used as a tool to suppress people’s rights,” a blogger called Yuyue Yuanfei Ilu said in a posting :: Read the full article »»»»