Posts Tagged ‘Social Networking’

Google doesn’t Give Up – YouTube the Next Social Network?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

In many ways, YouTube has always been a social network. The tricky part is that most folks who use the site do so in order to watch videos, rather than socialize.

Google tried to establish a social networking site several times in the past to complete with the almighty Facebook. But even the company’s latest endeavor in the social space, Google Plus, did not work out as planned. If you consider that Google went all in that time, forcefully integrating Google Plus in many of the company services, and pushing it on its prime properties such as Google Search, it is not far-off  to call Google Plus a failure.

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Who Really Uses Facebook and Twitter?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

This is an interesting breakdown of social media users, by age, gender, education, habits and etc …

Some amazing charts have been released today by Digital Surgeons showing the demographic breakdown of who actually uses the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.  It reveals some extremely interesting data.  This includes the fact that of Facebook’s 500 Million users, a massive 41% log in every single day and that 12%, that’s 60 Million people update their status every day.

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“I’m bored; There’s Nothing on the Internet!” The Argument for a Walled Garden

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you can’t find anything interesting on the internet, you’re just not looking hard enough …

The call “There’s nothing on TV” has long been a common phrase in households around the world, but now I’m beginning hear people express disappointment with the quality and availability of good stuff on the Internet.  This has just gotta be absurd, right!?  Well, perhaps not.

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Valued Opinions Reveals Excitement Over Facebook’s Latest Offering

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Given Facebook’s huge user-base, it’s a safe bet that we’ll be seeing a lot more services like this in the future …

Valued Opinions has announced that there is a high level of excitement over the launch of Facebook email addresses.

Although its success is yet to be seen, the latest market research suggests Facebook has its finger on the pulse. The results of Valued Opinion's latest online poll reveal that 22% of UK respondents will be quick to take up Facebook's new service. 25% of the opinion panel is undecided, and 52% don't think they will.

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LinkedIn Plans to Float this Year

Friday, January 28th, 2011

It’s kind of hard to see how a business-oriented social networking site could be as widely used as Facebook. I mean, once you’ve posted your resume, what reason is there to visit again?

Social networking site aimed at business professionals to lead wave of IPOs at companies such as Facebook and Groupon

LinkedIn, the online service for business professionals, is to go public this year, the first social networking company to float on the New York stock exchange.

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Instant Personalisation Arrives at Facebook

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

I guess the good news is that it’s pretty easy to disable this new feature if it bothers you …

It’s got the innocuous title of “Instant Personalisation” but this new Facebook feature is yet another major blow to your privacy and security on the social network.

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Myspace Shrinks into the Digital Void

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I could never figure out the appeal of Myspace; Facebook seems much easier to use and more straightforward …

Its user pages may be gaudy, but Myspace encouraged chaotic self-expression in a way that’s anathema to Facebook

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LinkedIn Flotation Rumours Fuel Investors’ Frenzy for Social Media

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Boy there sure is a lot of investor interest in social networking lately … it’s almost starting to feel like the frenzy for internet-based investments in the late 1990s.

Business-focused networking site refuses to comment on reports that it is considering an initial public offering

Social networking company LinkedIn is considering a flotation as investors clamour to pour money into the new generation of internet firms.

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Facebook Reaches 600 Million Users

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Wow! That’s a lot of eyes … and a lot of potential advertising revenue.

Facebook, which only a couple of days ago was valued at $50bn (which seems obscene really) has now reached 600 million users worldwide.  In fact this website is now so popular that some people are saying ridiculous things about it.  Technology Blogger Paul Thurrott recently said on his podcast “I’m tired of Luddites and hold-outs. You need to be on Facebook, now. If you’re not, you do not exist.”

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SEC May Force Facebook Float

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

There are a lot of things about Facebook that seem to worry the government …

Facebook might be forced by US regulators to take the social networking company public as new investors pile in.

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