The Future Of Social Search (Or Why Google Should Buy Facebook)
Will Google buy....30+ Apps for Doing Business on Facebook
30 facebook apps for businesses
Here are over 30 Facebook applications to help promote, network, communicate, collaborate and accomplish more with your business.20+ Great Greasemonkey Scripts for Improving Your Facebook Experience
Here are over 20 great greasemonkey scripts for Facebook that will let you customize your Facebook page, remove ads, automate functions and much more.
Make your Facebook work the way you've always dreamed it would.How to Friend Mom, Dad, and the Boss on Facebook...Safely - ReadWriteWeb
Oh no! Your mom just joined Facebook and what's even worse, she wants to be your friend. More and more people are finding themselves in this situation today and unsure of what to do. Friending mom and dad, the boss, or other work colleagues opens up the details of your private life for the whole world to see - and you might not be entirely comfortable with that. What's to be done?
Guide til friendlistsFacebook Page Statistics
Name # of Fans Daily Growth Rate Weekly Growth Rate 1. Barack Obama 4,798,664 1.56% 18.82% 2. Coca-Cola 2,372,474 1.23% 9.18% 3. Homer J Simpson 2,230,644 0.00% 0.00%
Mr Bean marginally less popular than pizza
If you want to track the most popular fan pages on Facebook, AllFacebook pushed out a new Facebook Pages Tracker last night that keeps stats on 611,213 fan pages on the social network. Only about 57,000 of those pages have more than 1,000 fans.
Facebook statsThe Top 20 Social Networks of 2008
Now, we’ve finally got the final numbers from 2008, and with them, a look at the rankings and trends within the top 20 social networks, according to Nielsen Online. Here are the highlights: - Facebook nearly caught MySpace in traffic. MySpace had 58.4 million unique visitors in December, Facebook had 55.2 million. - Facebook passed MySpace in time per person: 2 hours, 7 minutes to 1 hour, 40 minutes. - The fastest growing sites were Twitter (664%), Tagged (421%), and Ning (303%) - Of the sites in the top 20, three saw traffic declines in 2008: Meetup (-7%), Flixster (-6%), and MySpace (-3%) - Time spent on social networks decreased for 14 of the 20 sites on the list.When Talking About Business Models, Remember That Profits Equal Revenues Minus Costs
More excellent insight from Fred Wilson about Internet startups, online business models, and revenue vs. cash. Important insight for anyone in business that needs to understand how next-generation economics are not what Wall Street was doing, but what the Web is doing today.
o a business is worth the sum of all of its future profits, discounted back to a net present value (buffet thinks this is the intrinsic value). its a lot easier to decrease costs than increase revenues. forget that ROE is so high for companies like craigslist. have a 1B company on 30 employees. any need to get big and grow.
Good article on Web based business profits, costs and revenues10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
At the conference, Facebook asked a range of questions to its users around the world, before feeding the answers back to delegates within minutes. It selectively-targeted users in Palestine and then Israel with the same question about global peace, before debating the results at a discussion forum. It also asked 120,000 US members whether US President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package would be enough to save the US economy. Almost 60pc said it would not.
Facebook is planning to exploit the vast amount of personal information it holds on its 150m members by creating one of the world's largest market research databases. In an attempt to finally monetise the social networking site... it will soon allow multinational companies to selectively target its members in order to research the appeal of new products. Companies will be able to pose questions to specially selected members based on such intimate details as whether they are single or married and even whether they are gay or straight.
Market research company eMarketer recently cut its estimate of advertising spending on the social networking sites, including Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, this year by £351m to £912m. It said US advertising spending on Facebook will fall by 20pc to £147m
...und bitte warum regt sich darüber keiner auf?Mindblowing Numbers From the Obama Inauguration
adults, like teens, are there to socialize with their friends and people they already know. Nearly nine in ten social network users (89%) say they use the networks to stay in touch with friends, and 57% say they use it to make plans with friends. Under half (49%) use the sites to make new friends.
35% of US adults (Pew) now have profiles on social media sites
An article discussing adult usage of social networks.
ReadWriteWeb story on LinkedInFacebook Demographic Statistics
Facebook News, Facebook Games and analysis of Facebook.
k and have developed the following tool to make it easier for you to find interesting demographic data and shTwitter’s Massive 2008: 752 Percent Growth
There’s little doubt that Twitter was one of the most talked about startups over the past year. But just how much did it grow in 2008? The final numbers areFacebook: 25 Things I Didn't Want to Know About You - TIME
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I've finally found something more stupid than Twitter.Presenting: 10 of the Smartest Big Brands in Social Media
As we battle a global recession, corporations are looking for new ways to sell their products and engage their consumers. Many have turned to the Internet, with Social Media in particular, to market their goods. Let’s take a look at 10 companies that have done a phenomenal job of taking advantage of social media platforms.MediaShift . Warning: Dependence on Facebook, Twitter Could Be Hazardous to Your Business | PBS
Using caution when depending on Facebook or Twitter for business.
You've probably heard how much the micro-blogging service Twitter can help your business, or that being on social networking site Facebook can boost your company's profile. But what you might not have considered is the potential danger in over-relying on these startups that could go out of business, get bought out, or close your account if you aren't familiar with their Terms of Service.
Don't rely on third-party venture-funded companies to build a business model on. That's just stupid. (But fun!)matrix-social_media_examples.jpg (image)
For Entrepreneurial skillsHow to Friend Mom, Dad, and the Boss on Facebook...Safely - NYTimes.com
If you're not ready to expose everything about you to anyone who asks to be your online friend, it's time you learned how to use Facebook's friend lists.
How to keep stuff you want open open and stuff you want secret secret. Includes discussion of Facebook's own advice about it.
This is interesting because social networking is not just about staying in touch. We now selectively chose who to communicate with as well as who can communicate with us and how much they can know about us.Facebook Opens Status API, Say Goodbye to Twitter
Tonight Facebook has made a number of updates to the Facebook platform one of which is the opening of status updates. In order to get Facebook statuses, you no longer need to use a session ID to access statuses. This is a huge update and one that I think is going to take Facebook to the next level. There are additional updates listed in the Facebook blog post:
Tonight Facebook has made a number of updates to the Facebook platform one of which is the opening of status upd ...
newFacebook Now Nearly Twice The Size Of MySpace Worldwide
Facebook Now Nearly Twice The Size Of MySpace Worldwide -- DJ
In November 2008 Facebook drew 200 million unique worldwide visitors; more than 1 in 5 people who accessed the Internet that month visited ...
In November 2008 Facebook drew 200 million unique worldwide visitors; more than 1 in 5 people who accessed the Internet that month visited the site.Facebook for Parents
Best practices for parents with children who are under the age of 18 and using Facebook
To help kids reach their full potential, parents today must know about Facebook. That’s the purpose of this website. Starting now, parents can enroll in a free course at Stanford to learn more about Facebook. The course instructors are psychologist Dr. BJ Fogg of Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab and BJ’s sister, Linda Phillips, a mom with kids from college age to 5th grade. Parents can also sign up for a free newsletter about Facebook, created especially for parents with kids under 18 using the service.
Offered by Stanford, no less
an online education program for parents to learn about Facebook including tips on making sure their children are practicing responsible online citizenship. The homepage of Facebook for Parents offers five tips for parents just beginning to learn about Facebook. Facebook for Parents has a free email newsletter for parents to keep up to date on the latest research and best practices for keeping kids safe online.
To help kids reach their full potential, parents today must know about Facebook. That’s the purpose of this website. Starting now, parents can enroll in a free course at Stanford to learn more about Facebook. The course instructors are psychologist Dr. BJ Fogg of Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab and BJ’s sister, Linda Phillips, a mom with kids from college age to 5th grade. Parents can also sign up for a free newsletter about Facebook, created especially for parents with kids under 18 using the service.Facebook Connect Plugin Directory - Facebook Developers Wiki
RPX supports Facebook Connect, MySpace, OpenID and other loginsSourceForge.net: Scribe
Scribe is a server for aggregating log data streamed in real time from a large number of servers. It is designed to be scalable, extensible without client-side modification, and robust to failure of the network or any specific machine.
Facebookのログ収集ソフトウェアEvolution and Facebook's "25 Random Things About Me" craze. - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine
an outline, with graphs, about the 25 random things that spread across facebook
It's all evolution...
25 Things, Analyzed as an Infectious DiseaseFacebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."
Not a big Facebook fan. Glad I haven't used it for content sharing. I've got to believe my photos have a much better home in Flickr.
FB changed it's TOS to include rights to your content even AFTER you've closed your account.
Facebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies - TIME
Change in Facebook's Terms of Service: In short, all of the content you’ve ever uploaded on Facebook can be used, modified or even sublicensed by Facebook in every possible way - even if you quit the service.
why i don't use facebookAmanda L. French, Ph.D. » Blog Archive » Facebook terms of service compared with MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Ever tried to leave Facebook and found out they only allow you to "deactivate" your account? All your personal data, including photos, interests, friends etc will still be saved indefinitely! You don’t have to be a conspiracist to find this quite fishy (or simply annoying)! Look further down for instructions on how to get your account permanently deleted.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.How Google and Facebook are using R : Data Evolution
This looks like a fun language to play with.
Last night, I moderated our Bay Area R Users Group kick-off event with a panel discussion entitled “The R and Science of Predictive Analytics”, co-located with the Predictive Analytics World conference here in SF. The panel comprised of four recognized R users from industry: * Bo Cowgill, Google * Itamar Rosenn, Facebook * David Smith, Revolution Computing * Jim Porzak, The Generations Network (and Co-Chair of our R Users Group)
looks like a promising readHow Facebook is taking over our lives - Feb. 17, 2009
Presidend Obama used it to get elected. Dell will recruit new hires with it. Microsoft's new operating system borrows from it. No question, Facebook has friends in high places. Can CEO Mark Zuckerberg make those connections pay off?How to build a Facebook app in Django — The Uswaretech Blog - Django Web Development
facebook, django10 Greasemonkey scripts you shouldn't browse without - Download Squad
10 nützliche greasemonky-scriptsSocial websites harm children's brains: Chilling warning to parents from to
Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned.
uh ohUltimate How-To: Grow Your Social Media Network
We’ve put together a roundup of tools, resources and great advice to help you grow your network - in two groupings. The first group of links contain tools and advice on finding the people you want to connect with - colleagues and also those people who are the influentials in your areas. The second group serves up expert resources and advice to help you connect, build and nourish your network once you identify the right people.
In social media, who you know — or who knows you — can certainly make all the difference. That’s why figuring out who to connect with and taking the time to build relationships with these people is key to leveraging the power of social media.Facebook et al risk 'infantilising' the human mind | Media | guardian.co.uk
Social network sites risk infantilising the mid-21st century mind, leaving it characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity, according to a leading neuroscientist. The startling warning from Lady Greenfield, professor of synaptic pharmacology at Lincoln college, Oxford, & director of the Royal Institution, has led members of the government to admit their work on internet regulation has not extended to broader issues, such as the psychological impact on children.Charlie Rose - A conversation with entrepreneur and software engineer Marc Andreessen
A conversation with Marc Andreessen, co-founder and chairman of Ning and an investor in several startups including Digg, Plazes, and Twitter. Best known as co-author of Mosaic, and founder of Netscape. He is on the Board of Directors of Facebook and eBay
Fantastic interview -- gives a great overview of entrepreneurship, how Silicon Valley works, social networking, the current state of the economy, and where innovation is likely to come from in the future. Highly recommended.A Completely Unscientific (Yet Accurate) Look at Social Sites
A review of Social Sites
Interested in joining a community based site but not sure which one is right for you? There are many different options out there that will cater to your specific interests and demographic. You can start by asking yourself a few questions. Is your interest in technology more Linux-based, or more camera-phone-to-take-picture-of-self-based? Would you like to make connections for business relationships or communicate to your legions of followers that you will be 'AFK' for the next 45 seconds while using the restroom? Yes, there is a little something for everyone here in cyberspace, and these demographic breakdowns of each social site will help you to choose the right community for you.Facebook | On Facebook, People Own and Control Their Information
Facebook legt uit waarom de verandering in de licentievoorwaarden voor nodig was. Deze wijziging veroorzaakte al snel een storm aan "Facebook OWNS YOUR DATA" reacties.
"What also struck Dr Marlow, however, was that the number of people on an individual’s friend list with whom he (or she) frequently interacts is remarkably small and stable. The more “active” or intimate the interaction, the smaller and more stable the group."
Here's The Economist article on FB. The best quote: ...people who are members of online social networks are not so much “networking” as they are "broadcasting their lives to an outer tier of acquaintances who aren’t necessarily inside the Dunbar circle,” says Lee Rainie, the director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.Facebook Developers | Facebook Developers News
Commenting with Facebook Connect
Permet de publier ses commentaires à la fois sur le site et sur son compte facebook
Facebook comments vient d'être lancé, permettant de relier les commentaires que l'on poste sur un site, avec son compte facebook. fort.
"(facebook comment system)"Facebook’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behavior
How much do we colloborate or manage our weak and strong ties? This report suggests not as much as is often touted.
’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behavior
Facebook’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behaviorhttp://www.insidefacebook.com/2009/02/27/facebooks-in-house-sociologist-shares-stats-on-users-socia
Facebook users comment on stuff from only about 5-7% of their Facebook friends. And as has been shown by many other studies, women communicate with more people in all cases than men. “People who are members of online social networks are not so much ‘networking’ as they are ‘broadcasting their lives to an outer tier of acquaintances who aren’t necessarily inside the Dunbar circle,’” Lee Rainie, the director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, says. - Tac Anderson
"...Facebook users comment on stuff from only about 5-10% of their Facebook friends."24w7ed0.jpg (JPEG Image, 800x640 pixels)
sucksTwitter = YouTube. - John Battelle's Searchblog
That means Google most likely really, really wants to buy Twitter. (So does Facebook, but we'll get to that in a second). The great twist: Evan and Biz, two of the key co founders of Twitter, have already sold a company to Google (Blogger) and most likely are not keen to do it again. Nor do they have to, given their recent funding and the money they made from pre-IPO Google options.
Battele funderar kring kombinationer av sociala media.Facebook to Launch Redesigned Pages for Businesses - Tour & First Impressions
Last fall, Facebook launched a major site redesign that primarily impacted the profile page, home page, and application developers. With the redesign, the Facebook profile page changed from a “box-oriented” design to a “Wall and tabs” design to make sharing more prominent and viral. Now, Facebook is preparing advertisers and brand managers for a similar redesign to its Pages product for businesses that could launch as soon as sometime in the next few weeks.
Redesigned Pages for BusinessesWhat Results Can I Expect From My Social Media Campaign?
Social media comes in a variety of flavors, each with a very different end result. Networking campaigns occur on social sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn where users or companies interact with others in the community. Social media news campaigns push content out onto larger social news networking sites like Digg and Reddit. While both of these are types of social media marketing, the results are anything but similar. The main concept behind social media networking is that users can connect and communicate with each other. Usually a successful social media networking campaign isn’t judged by the traffic sent, but by the relationships built.
What Results Can I Expect From My Social Media Campaign? http://bit.ly/APk8y
Social media comes in a variety of flavors, each with a very different end result. Networking campaigns occur on social sites like Twitter, Facebook and
Social Media Networking campaigns article.Facebook Group and Brand Pages Best Practices | Social Media Explorer
Suggestions on whether to use Group or Pages as well as discussion of posted policies for comments therein.
KONGEARTIKKEL!The Future of Advertising? on TwitPic
Share photos with your friends on twitter with twitpic. No signup required, just login using your twitter account
:-)Books and Music That Make You Dumb - Digits - WSJ.com
A 25-year-old Caltech graduate student has developed a tongue-in-cheek statistical look at taste and intelligence.
WSJ - Digits
Anyone who has ever sought to justify their own musical or literary taste may find some solace in the side project of Virgil Griffith, a 25-year-old Caltech graduate student known for embarrassing numerous corporations with his WikiScanner, the database that tracks the sources of anonymous edits to Wikipedia entries.
Using facebook statistics to find correlation between intellegence and taste.Andreessen on Charlie Rose: “I Am Creating A Fund.” (Full Video)
Marc Andreessen discusses his new venture fund with Charlie Rose, as well as talking about why Twitter is a good thingMusicthatmakesyoudumb
Average SAT (with standard error) for the 133 most popular entries for "favorite music" on facebook. The vertical axis doesn't mean anything.
counting crows? really?not enough minerals » Blog Archive » FB App Canvas Pages: I Think I’d Use IFrames
FB App Canvas Pages: I Think I’d Use IFramesWhy Twitter Turned Down Facebook - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
Twitter will complement other forms of media, he said, the way that blogs and newspapers co-exist. “New media never kill old media,” he said. “It’s all part of an ecosystem.” Mr. Williams emphasized many times that, despite its buzz, Twitter is still a tiny, two-year-old company with just 25 employees. “It’s good that the expectations are high, but give us a minute,” he joked.
Throughout the talk, he mentioned several big projects that Twitter plans to tackle but hasn’t yet. One is moving its search function, which is hard to find, to the home page. Twitter also wants to make it easier for users to find their friends on the service, filter the people they follow and form groups so they can control which messages reach which of their followers.
potential merger of FB and twitter?How To Develop A Facebook Page That Attracts Millions of Fans
Over the past few years Facebook has witnessed a dramatic rise in new user adoption and with that rise has come the opportunity for brands to interact directly with exis ...
There are numerous ways for brands to leverage Facebook but the overall branded experience is becoming increasingly integrated into a single offering as the new Pages product highlights. So what are the primary benefits and changes for the new branded pages?Are Blogs Losing Their Authority To The Statusphere?
Wonderful account of the role of blogs today and a possible foretelling of their decline as "microblogging" becomes the norm.
Depending on which numbers you source or believe, all reports agree that the blogosphere continues to expand globally.
It goes back to the definition of authority. Links from blogs are no longer the only measurable game in town. Potentially valuable linkbacks are increasingly shared in micro communities and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and FriendFeed and they are detouring attention and time away from formal blog responses.
Brian Solis on the dispersion of blogging's impact through micromedia and communities, and the need for broader measures of "authority"
However, a disruptive trend is already at play. While blogs are increasing in quantity, their authority–as currently measured by Technorati–is collectively losing influence.
Depending on which numbers you source or believe, all reports agree that the blogosphere continues to expand globally. As the leading blog directory and ... ( 10 maart 2009)New Facebook Pages: A Guide for Social Media Marketers
Facebook's new pages have gone live. The following is a guide for social media marketers.
Discusses Implications of changes in new Facebook layout for business profiles.
Look at the bright side of the new facebook changes.Yes, CEOs Should Facebook And Twitter - Forbes.com
Social networking has clearly reached a tipping point. Sites like MySpace and Facebook boast hundreds of millions of members. Barack Obama's presidential victory demonstrated that platforms like YouTube and Twitter could transform electoral politics. Yet in corporations where such tools have been expected to bring profound transformations, there has been strong resistance to change.How Two Coke Fans Brought the Brand to Facebook Fame - Advertising Age - Digital
coca cola ♥ ..
Il mistero del successo di una delle innumerevoli pagine spontanee della Coca-Cola
Soda Has Most Popular Page After President, in Collaboration Between Creators and MarketerTime Management in the Age of Social Media - BusinessWeek
David Allen talks about ways you can make Facebook and Twitter work for you on the jobMaintained Relationships on Facebook | overstated
info relationship on facebook
Size of friend networks maintained on Facebook
Yet another datapoint proving the Dunbar number?
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Foverstated.net%2F2009%2F03%2F09%2Fmaintained-relationships-on-facebookTen Facebook Tips For Power Users - PC World
Response To Twitter
Techcrunch articleJoe Hewitt
An amazing set of open source frameworks for the iPhone, including a Photos-style image viewer with pinch and arrow buttons, a Table View that loads its data from a web source over time and some network connection caching classes. It really seems like we could use all of this! Oh, and Joe Hewitt was the creator of iUI.
iPhone helper development libraries
Open source library for the iPhone, looks awesome!Skimmer - We Are Fallon
this looks pretty bad ass
web 2.0 aggregator
A lifestreaming app that let's you see it all in one place.
Skimmer - The coolest and easiest was to view and share online content.Scobleizer: Technology, innovation, and geek enthusiasm » Blog Archive Why Facebook has never listened and why it definitely won’t start now «
Facebook's redesign, and why customer feedback shouldn't be the only driver of a product's development....
My former boss, Jim Fawcette, used to say that if you asked a group of Porsche owners what they wanted they’d tell you things like “smoother ride, more trunk space, more leg room, etc.” He’d then say “well, they just designed a Volvo.joehewitt's three20 at master - GitHub
Objective-C iPhone library from facebook developer
Three20 is an Objective-C library for iPhone developers
Objective-C/ライブラリ、UIクラスGary Hamel on Managing Generation Y - the Facebook Generation - Gary Hamel’s Management 2.0 - WSJ
Interested ideas on how web2.0 changed how people think.Twitter Now Growing at a Staggering 1,382 Percent
The latest numbers from Nielsen Online indicate that Twitter grew 1,382% year-over-year in February, registering a total of just more than 7 million unique visitors in the US for the month. Not only is that huge growth in one year, but in one month as well, as in January, Twitter.com clocked in with 4.5 million unique visitors in the US, meaning the service grew by more than 50 percent month-over-month
Maybe it’s Jimmy Fallon’s integration of it into his new TV show, Shaq’s use of it to interact in real-life with fans, or blog’s ability to write about it non-stop, but one way or another, Twitter’s growth just continues to explode.BBC NEWS | Technology | Social networks 'are new e-mail'
Social network usage has overtaken email. More and more people are using social networks to communicate with others rather than email. This trend is evolving and growing.
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over Facebook die email vervangt
"'You used to e-mail content to people and you had to choose who you wanted to e-mail it to and you didn't know if your friends even wanted to see it. Now you can put something out there and let people engage with it.' The simplicity and ubiquity of some of these services is beginning to see activity feeds and status updates replace many of the uses to which e-mail was once put."
Status updates on sites such as Facebook, Yammer, Twitter and Friendfeed are a new form of communication, the South by SouthWest Festival has heard. "We are all in the process of creating e-mail 2.0," David Sacks, founder of business social network Yammer said.How To Monetize a Social Network: MySpace and Facebook Should Follow TenCent « abovethecrowd.com
How To Monetize a Social Network: MySpace and Facebook Should Follow TenCent « abovethecrowd.com5 Elements of a Successful Facebook Fan Page
For many companies a Facebook (Facebook reviews) fan page is an integral part of their social media campaign. But, what elements help fan pages build up large followings and what can brands do to emulate the success of others? I’ve put together a list of specific elements that I believe have helped create fan pages with large, engaged, followings.Relationship Symmetry in Social Networks: Why Facebook will go Fully Asymmetric - Bokardo
Why Facebook will go Fully AsymmetricAdobe Flash Platform & Facebook Platform | Adobe Developer Connection
The Adobe Flash Platform and Facebook Platform provide the ideal solution for building rich, social experiences on the web.
Flash & Facebook. They both begin with F.
from the Adobe Developer Connection website
The Adobe Flash Platform and Facebook Platform provide the ideal solution for building rich, social experiences on the web. Flash is available on more than 98% of Internet-connected PCs, so people can immediately access the applications, content, and video that enable social interactions.
Adobe Developer Connection. Flash>FacebookUnHub
On-stop unified page. Great for brand building, where you can glue your twitter, facebook, blogs, and etc..
Cool Hub for keeping all social networking profiles together in one place
You Are Everywhere
Большое количество сайтов, которое просматривает интернет-пользователь, привело к появлению инструментов агрегации и интеграции контента вроде «Френдфида». А количество социальных профайлов, в свою очередь, привело к возникновению их агрегаторов. Новый сервис UnHub его авторы и обозреватели техноблога TechCrunch назвали одним из самых удобных в своем роде по ряду причин. Прежде всего, пользователь получает страницу по удобному короткому адресу вида http://unhub.com/имя, где могут быть собраны данные всех его профайлов. Это содержимое, размещенное на страницах социальных сетей Faecbook, LinkedIn, фотографии из Flickr или Picasa и видео из YouTube.
Your UnHub URL directs others to your profiles, photostreams, channels, etc. with a persistent bar at the top of the screen.5 Tips for Optimizing Your Brand’s Facebook Presence
5 Tips for Optimizing Your Brand’s Facebook Presence
ways to fine-tune your profile for maximum affect. So here are five tips to optimize your activities on Facebook, including the right way to create profile and thumbnail graphics, how to show different content to Fans and non-Fans, creating DIY vanity urls, and how managing what and when you post can lead to greater success.
How to optimise facebookMoses is Departing Egypt: A Facebook Haggadah
I'm not Jewish, but you don't have to be to find this hilarious.
LOOOOOOL, MOSES GETS FB.HOW TO: Build Your Personal Brand on Facebook
1. Know your audience -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Too many people are sharing information to the wrong audiences. Your manager doesn’t want to know if you just went to the bathroom and, although your parents would love to eavesdrop on your relationship with your girlfriend or boyfriend, you might not want to share those details. Since our lives are starting to converge more and more every day, you need to decide what audiences you want to connect with on Facebook. 2. Decide on your branding strategy 3. Set your privacy settings 4. Fill out your profile completely 5. Import contacts and grow your network 6. Update your status 7. Start a group or a page 8. Join or start an event in your area 9. Link out to your Facebook profile 10. Feed your social networksHow Chris Hughes Helped Launch Facebook and the Barack Obama Campaign | Fast Company
How Chris Hughes, 25, Helped Launch Facebook and the Barack Obama Campaign http://is.gd/nQZW [from http://twitter.com/suPEARLative5/statuses/1443010417]
Great article on building and working with online communities
InterestingThanks for the Add. Now Help Me with My Homework - News Features & Releases
A Study showing potential learning benefits of social networking site like myspace and facebook
Article from Harvard about positives to teens using social networking today.
A new study by Harvard alum Christine Greenhow finds social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook have more educational potential than you might think.
I just co-wrote a proposal to the National Science Foundation about the use of new technologies in the classroom. We're only on the cusp of this, and we need to harness the energy and interest that kids currently have for these things.
Harvard Graduate School of Education article on social networking as an educational toolThe Anatomy of a Facebook Meme
gregorylent - April 5th, 2009 at 9:12 am PDT
Chinese Social Networks ‘Virtually’ Out-Earn Facebook And MySpace: A Market Analysis
Social networks are taking off in China. The following guest post by George Godula. David Li, and Richard Yu explores how Chinese social networks are pursuing different business models than their American counterparts, relying more on micropayments and the sale of virtual goods.
Editor’s Note: Social networks are taking off in China. The following guest post by George Godula. David Li, and Richard Yu explores how Chinese social networks are pursuing different business models than their American counterparts, relying more on micropayments and the sale of virtual goods. George Godula is the co-founder of Web2Asia, an East Asian incubator and also a consultancy for Western startups trying to enter markets in China, Japan and Korea. David Li is a developer of social networking applications such as Growing Gifts, and he also was the developer of OnChat, an early in-browser graphical avatar chat system. Richard Yu is a Seattle native living in China, where he consults for Shanghai-based web startups while writing his blog.
George Godula. David Li, and Richard YuFacebook's photo storage rewrite
"Facebook will complete its roll-out of a new photo storage system designed to reduce the social network's reliance on expensive proprietary solutions from NetApp and Akamai."You’re NOT a social media expert, you idiot • openpresswire.com
You’re NOT a social media expert, you idiotDo You Pass the Social Media Recruitment Test?
Do You Pass the Social Media Recruitment Test?Five Fabulous Gmail Gadgets You Won't Find in Labs - ReadWriteWeb
gadgets for gmail
Additional Gmail pluginsAgencies Need to Think More Facebook, Twitter and Less TV - Advertising Age - Digital
Fred Wilson says Earned media is the future, not paid media. Let's see my PR brethren run with that one, and the ad people get all pouty
At the Ad Age Digital Conference, Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson has seen the future of marketing, and it's in earned, not paid media.
Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson Tells Marketers They Should Not Buy Media but 'Earn' ItSocial Media at Work » Social Media Statistics
A collection of social media research facts and stats, organized by date in which they were published. If you have a better idea for how to organize this, let us know.
A collection of social media research facts and stats, organized by date in which they were published.HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Status Updates
Great list of apps to make the most of your Twitter experience and increase your blogging skills.InfoQ: Facebook: Science and the Social Graph
facebook structure100 Awesome Facebook Apps for Productivity and Learning | Select Courses
100 Awesome Facebook Apps for Productivity and LearningA Brief History of the Status Message
More social media resources from Mashable:
Mashable article by Jennifer Van Grove.
Status update'ens historie og lidt om hvad fremtiden kan byde påTextboxList « Devthought
TextboxList turns normal textboxes into a widget which can be navigated with the keyboard, effectively turning your input into a “list” of items that can be easily deleted. It comes with an official Autocomplete plugin.
Mootools multiple tags entry in input field
autosuggest, tags Apple Mail style
タグなどの入力にFacebook Shares Tips and Case Studies for Brand Marketers
With its recent redesign and a slew of new features, Facebook has been moving to make Pages a focal point of the site. Personally, I recently described these changes as “the business model that moves [the company] from a successful social network to a highly profitable business.
With its recent redesign and a slew of new features, Facebook has been moving to make Pages a focal point of the site. Personally, I recently described theseStudy: CPG ROI May Be Measurable in Facebook, MySpace - Advertising Age - Digital
Great article from Advertising Age re: Social Media/Networking ROI, real $$ and campaign discussedFacebook in 2010: no longer a walled garden - O'Reilly Radar
A lot of what I've been working on the past two years has been built on the assumption that the model that social networks use today will fundamentally change. Social networks have largely been built on the premise of being walled gardens in such a way that users can't communicate or share content or friends across networks; put simply this is what keeps a Facebook user from being able to send a message to a MySpace user.McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview.
Evaluation: Students will be graded on the RBBEAW* system, developed to assess and score students based on their own relative merit. A+ = 100–90 A = 89–80 A- = 79–70 A-- = 69–60 A--- = 59–50 A---- = 49–0
marvelous syllaubs for the post-print age.
ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era M-W-F: 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Instructor: Robert Lanham
As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers. Instant messaging. Twittering. Facebook updates. These 21st-century literary genres are defining a new "Lost Generation" of minimalists who would much rather watch Lost on their iPhones than toil over long-winded articles and short stories. Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness.
"ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era"
ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint EraPR 2.0: Twitter and Social Networks Usher in a New Era of Social CRM
Social Media has slowly evolved not only as a new content publishing, sharing, and discovery medium, but more importantly as a peer-to-peer looking glass into the real world conversations that affect the perception, engagement, and overall direction of the brands we represent. Socialized media didn't invent "conversations," it simply organized and amplified them.
Gitig: Blog site about social networks and such. He did that cool petal graphic of the social media landscape.BIGREDSWITCH - Autobox2
I rolled up the autocomplete plugin (Rein + Yehuda) of my last few posts with the Facebook style text list (Guillermo) of my autobox post. We’re calling it Autobox2: click here to see the demo. Then, download it: jquery.ui.autobox-0.7.1.zip Updated 12/11 (see comments) jquery.ui.autobox-0.7.0.zip Although it is missing some of the behavior of autobox1, it’s a more solid and extendable implementation. It also fixes what is in my mind the most glaring problem of autobox1, the fact that it needed the entire list in the initial ajax call. Autobox2 makes AJAX calls the same way that the autocomplete one does, makes a server call with the current contents of the input box. This is the way you would expect. I will no longer be releasing any more changes to Autobox1 and you can consider it deprecated. (I’ve noted this on the main Autobox1 post.) As to the implementation, it is based on the Rein and Yehuda’s autocomplete plugin as detailed in 2 previous posts. There were a few things borroweUseful scripts and resources Facebook-inspired for web developers
Oooh. You need this handy guide from mashable!The newspaper industry just gave away another free meal, er Twitter: do they have any left? « Scobleizer: Technology, innovation, and geek enthusiasm
« Scobleizer: Technology, innovation, and geek enthusiasmFacebook Statistics, Demographics, Reports, and News – CheckFacebook
Interesting facts about facebook
CheckFacebook.com tracks data reported from Facebook's advertising tool to help marketers and researchers understand how Facebook is spreading across the globProfessors experiment with Twitter as teaching tool - JSOnline
Ekachai and Menck see it as their responsibility to teach students about Twitter because social media knowledge is becoming essential to their future fields - communications, advertising, public relations and marketing.
Professors experiment with Twitter as teaching toolMicro Persuasion: The Next Twitter or Facebook is the Open Web
Marketers need to really embrace the fact that it's peers and their data, rather than brand, that will become the primary way we make decisions. The greatest rewards will go to those who embrace and participate in as many communities as they possibly can in credible ways.
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Second Life was digital marketing's Vietnam. Communities come and go. Hubs seem to lose their innovation edge just as consumers grow more fickle, new venues emerge and viable monetization options remain scarce. If history repeats itself, Facebook and Twitter will one day be replaced by something else. However, this time it will be the open web.100 days of Barack Obama's Facebook news feed. - By Christopher Beam and Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine
Joe Biden created the group "I Love ‘I Love You, Man,' Man.".
News organizations have done an admirable job of recapping the first 100 days of the Obama administration. But rarely do we stumble across a primary source like Barack Obama's own Facebook feed. Scroll down for the full story.
Barack Obama Sent Somali Pirates a Trio of Snipers
Ha ha ha ha ha!Engineering @ Facebook's Notes | Facebook
article about data architecture for facebook's photo system. Seems interesting
The Photos application is one of Facebook’s most popular features. Up to date, users have uploaded over 15 billion photos which makes Facebook the biggest photo sharing website. For each uploaded photo, Facebook generates and stores four images of different sizes, which translates to a total of 60 billion images and 1.5PB of storage. The current growth rate is 220 million new photos per week, which translates to 25TB of additional storage consumed weekly. At the peak there are 550,000 images served per second. These numbers pose a significant challenge for the Facebook photo storage infrastructure. NFS photo infrastructure The old photo infrastructure consisted of several tiers: * Upload tier receives users’ photo uploads, scales the original images and saves them on the NFS storage tier. * Photo serving tier receives HTTP requests for photo images and serves them from the NFS storage tier. * NFS storage tier built on top of commercial storage appliances. Since each ima
Since each image is stored in its own file, there is an enormous amount of metadata generated on the storage tier due to the namespace directories and file inodes. The amount of metadata far exceeds the caching abilities of the NFS storage tier, resulting in multiple I/O operations per photo upload or read request. The whole photo serving infrastructure is bottlenecked on the high metadata overhead of the NFS storage tier, which is one of the reasons why Facebook relies heavily on CDNs to serve photos. Two additional optimizations were deployed in order to mitigate this problem to some degree:Keep It Simple, Stupid
K-I-S-S: Keep It Simple, Stupid. It’s a mantra that always pops into my head when I’m looking at new startups. A lot of them seem to want to do a million different things because other companies have been successful at one of those things in the past. But that’s a bad idea. Way too many new products and services are too complicated. And I would suggest, often fail as a direct result of that.
A great article on simple design and how it just...works.
is that it was so much neater, cleaner — yes, simpler. But with an explosion in growth, came an explosion in features. And, in turn, an explosion in complexity.
K-I-S-S: Keep It Simple, Stupid. It’s a mantra that always pops into my head when I’m looking at new startups
I liked this article -- particularly the part about Google Labs (so true about how to add new features)Skype May Be The Biggest Winner From The Web 2.0 Era - ReadWriteWeb
Skype does not get the respect it deserves, because eBay not only publicly admitted to overpaying for it but is making a mess of its core business. Another reason may be that Skype flies in the face of conventional Valley wisdom that says it has to be all about social media. Or maybe the fact that Skype came from Europe, and we all know that Europeans are just lunch-eating dilettantes. Whatever the reason, a company that has $500 million in revenue, is profitable and growing, and has a shot at becoming the largest player in what is now a $2 trillion (yes, "t" for trillion) market, should get more respect.
10 Resons why Skype is here to stay.
Whatever the reason, a company that has $500 million in revenue, is profitable and growing, and has a shot at becoming the largest player in what is now a $2 trillion, should get more respect.You Might Not Love the New Facebook, But Brands Should
Earlier this week, we posed the question “Where has the old Facebook gone?” to address the frustrating experience that many users are having with the latest homepage design. The post attracted tons of feedback, most of which agreed with the sentiment that the new homepage is less personal, less informative, and less attractive to application users and developers.
YOU might not love the new Facebook, but brands should ~via @mashable http://bit.ly/gQdt [from http://twitter.com/sbeckham/statuses/1355500301]
brands should love new facebook
Earlier this week, we posed the question “Where has the old Facebook gone?” to address the frustrating experience that many users are having with the latest
Users aside though, there is one audience that appears to be benefitting greatly from Facebook’s new design: brands. Not only are Facebook Pages – the network’s competitive play against celebrity Twitter (Twitter reviews) users – revamped and more social, but their updates are taking up space on member’s homepages, and in turn, as our data shows, driving lots of traffic and engagement for brands.Lifehacker - How to Filter and Manage Your Online Social Life - Social Networks
You love your friends and enjoy your acquaintances, but their Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/MySpace activity is killing your productivity.
How to Filter and Manage Your Online Social LifeHow Big is Facebook?
Facebook give the chance to make someone go-a broad
What started as a place for students to socialize is now a cross-generational, location-agnostic meeting place that at once keeps us in touch with our second grade buddies, distant relatives and closest friends. But just how prominent is Facebook in our culture? We’ve gathered together a number of metrics that illustrate the growth and cultural saturation Facebook currently enjoys.
numbers on how often Facebook is mentioned online and how fast it's membership is growing35 Incredibly Useful Facebook Applications for Better Connectivity | Noupe
35 Incredibly Useful Facebook Applications for Connectivity http://www.noupe.com/tools/35-facebook-applications-for-better-connectivity.html [from http://twitter.com/felipemorales/statuses/1613216048]
Facebook is a leading social networking site with over 120 million members. There are now many Facebook applications that allow it be used productively in
35 Incredibly Useful Facebook Applications for Better Connectivity // 페이스북 어플 모음20 Facebook desktop apps to try | Webware - CNET
A lot is happening on Facebook. Not only are your friends telling the world what's going on in their lives, but the social network itself is changing. It's more open now than before, thanks to the Facebook Connect program, and there are several good products that let you see Facebook data in new ways. You don't have to use Facebook.com to use Facebook anymore. Here are some of the best desktop applications. The newbies: AIR apps Seesmic for Facebook An Adobe AIR app, Seesmic for Facebook (news) uses Facebook Connect to let you update your status and view friend status updates without surfing to the Facebook site. It's in beta testing, but it works as advertised: updating status is quick and easy, and whenever a friend updates their own status, it's there for me to see. It's a little buggy, but it was just released. TweetDeck TweetDeck is one of the most popular Twitter desktop clients, and now the app's developers are vying for Facebook dominance too. The upcoming version of TweetDe
A lot is happening on Facebook. Not only are your friends telling the world what's going on in their lives, but Facebook itself is changing. It's more open now than before, thanks to the Facebook Connect program, and there are several good products that let you see Facebook data in new ways. You don't have to use Facebook.com to use Facebook anymore. Here are some of the best apps.James Smith • loopj.com » Blog Archive » jQuery Plugin: Tokenizing Autocomplete Text Entry
This is a jQuery plugin to allow users to select multiple items from a predefined list, using autocompletion as they type to find each item. You may have seen a similar type of text entry when filling in the recipients field sending messages on facebook.
Autocomplete with multiple items per input.Rest in Peace, RSS
Interesting perspective on RSS feeds and the future of information gathering.Firefox Could Be the Real Facebook Challenger - ReadWriteWeb
Could Firefox compete with Facebook in the social scene? Or could Facebook compete against Firefox in the browser arena?
Firefox doesn't keep track of the number of users it has but Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, said today that the company estimates that there are ...
"It's only logical to extrapolate from that analysis that the line between browsers and social networks will become much less clear and the two types of software will very likely compete with each other."
FF Challenge Facebook?
Really liking "Firefox Could Be the Real Facebook Challenger - ReadWriteWeb" ( http://tinyurl.com/czylrw )BBC NEWS | Technology | Social networks 'are new e-mail'
Heads up email marketers-the kiddies are abandoning inboxes for FB messages. Adapt strategy or die. http://bit.ly/g4PFt RT @felfoldi [from http://twitter.com/sbeckham/statuses/1350843030]
Twitterの標準化についての議論。Facebook, YouTube at Work Make Better Employees: Study
The University of Melbourne study showed that people who use the Internet for personal reasons at work are about 9 percent more productive that those who do not.
According to the researchers, "short and unobtrusive breaks, such as a quick surf of the Internet, enables the mind to rest itself, leading to a higher total net concentration for a days' work, and as a result, increased productivity." More importantly, "firms spend millions on software to block their employees from watching videos, using social networking sites or shopping online under the pretence that it costs millions in lost productivity." Someone should let them know their logic is flawed.Facebook Developers | Facebook Developers News
Today we are excited to announce an important step toward greater openness through Facebook Platform. For the first time, we're opening the core Facebook product experience -- the stream -- with the new Facebook Open Stream API. The home page design centralizes the stream of information that tells you what's going on right now in the world around you. With the Facebook Open Stream API users will be able to use applications to read and interact with their stream, anywhere. As a Facebook developer you'll also be able to access the stories you've published into the stream and display them in your application, whether it's on a mobile device, Web site or desktop, for users however you choose. To enable developers to access the stream, we've built the Facebook Open Stream API in part using the emerging Activity Streams standard. Over the last several months, we've been collaborating with the community, hosting meetups at Facebook headquarters, and speaking at industry events about Activit
Facebook just opened up 200 million activity streams to developers: http://bit.ly/1aflgR Kudos on activity stream standards support. [from http://twitter.com/dhinchcliffe/statuses/1631797834]
RT @iCreate_JB: RT Announcing The Facebook Open Stream API http://bit.ly/JVel3 (via @facebook) - OMG this sounds like awesomeness! [from http://twitter.com/suPEARLative5/statuses/1630114772]
Facebook Dev News: The Facebook Open Stream API: Today we are excited to announce an unpreced.. http://tinyurl.com/dbol24 [from http://twitter.com/johnhaydon/statuses/1630232994]
The Facebook Open Stream API
Open APIHow to implement a Post-to-Wall Facebook-like using PHP and jQuery
When a user submits a new message, it appends to top of the ul list with a nice jQuery fade-in effect.Using the Open Stream API - Facebook Developers Wiki
using personal streams on facebook on other web mobile and desktop apps8 Essential Apps for Your Brand's Facebook Page
I am never more painfully reminded of the limits of symmetric “friend”-based social networks than I am when I post a book review on Goodreads. I love books, and I love spreading the word about ones I enjoy (as well as ones I expected to enjoy, but didn’t quite). Most of the time, my reviews go out quietly to a small group of friends, whose book recommendations I also follow. It’s a lovely social network. But every once in a while, I post a link to one of my reviews on Twitter, and am immediately deluged with friend requests. Some of them are from people I know, but whose taste in books I may not share (or even care about), and many are from complete strangers. If I say “yes” to any of them, I have to see every book they review as well. As you can imagine, it doesn’t scale. I don’t mind if anyone in the world reads my reviews, and they are in fact all public on the site, but for someone to “follow” my reviews (get notified when I write them), they have to be accepted as my friend, in
at O'Reilly Radar — funny... I said this over a year ago... ;-)
Asymmetric follow is why I use Twitter regularly and Facebook much less often. With Twitter’s model, I can find people I’m interested in, whether or not they know me, and learn about them and their lives and thoughts.
"I don’t mind if anyone in the world reads my reviews, and they are in fact all public on the site, but for someone to “follow” my reviews (get notified when I write them), they have to be accepted as my friend, in which case I see all their reviews as well." Asymmetric follow = RSS/Atom, basically. :) this is not a bad thing.
See Kathy Sierra comments @48Face.com - Face recognition for the masses.
have been working hard on Photo Finder, a powerful tool for finding pictures of you and your friends on Facebook. This application is the fastest, most powerful and most accurate facial recognition outside of TV crime dramas.
face recognition photo finder for facebook
Face.com - Face recognition for the masses. - http://face.com/UPDATED: New 'WSJ' Conduct Rules Target Twitter, Facebook
It Begins: "Staffers at The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday were given a newly compiled list of rules for "professional conduct," which included a lengthy guide for use of online outlets, noting cautions for activities on social networking sites. In an e-mail to employees, Deputy Managing Editor Alix Freedman wrote, "We've pulled together into one document the policies that guide appropriate professional conduct for all of us in the News Departments of the Journal, Newswires and MarketWatch. Many of these will be familiar.""
* Business and pleasure should not be mixed on services like Twitter. Common sense should prevail, but if you are in doubt about the appropriateness of a Tweet or posting, discuss it with your editor before sending. FAILGmail/Facebook Style jQuery Chat | anant garg
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Everyone loves the gmail and facebook inline chat modules. This jQuery chat module enables you to seamlessly integrate Gmail/Facebook style chat into your existing website.HOW TO: Simplify Your Social Media Routine
mashable with several good steps
Oh, was I happy when I saw this title today? Yes, very. Does it simplify my social media routine? Nope. But their advice is not bad: say less and make it meaningful, read less and scan more to get to those really juicy things you need and like, be friends with the people who like you and don't forget to manage your time. That's what my grandma is telling me since I was 8.
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redesocial 3 SocialMediaRoutineSimplify mashable.com/2009How Executives Should be Using Social Media - BusinessWeek
Poor Twitter! It may be the hottest service on the Web, but itâ€™s also profoundly misunderstood. Lots of people cheerfully admit they donâ€™t get it. Others emphatically believe things about it that arenâ€™t true.
RT @CRStengel: RT @technologizer: Ten Twitter Mythconceptions http://tinyurl.com/ovd4ny [from http://twitter.com/MissMarista/statuses/1776539893]
I donâ€™t claim to understand everything there is to understand about Twitter. (If you donâ€™t understand that itâ€™s impossible to fully understand Twitterâ€¦well, then you donâ€™t understand Twitter.) I have, however, formed some strong opinions about what I call Twitter mythperceptions. After the jump, my stab at addressing ten of â€˜em.
"Like novels, magazines, and movies, Twitter is a judgment-neutral container. Some people fill it with garbage, others with wonderful stuff."
"I encounter confusion over Twitter every day, especially in the real world as I chat with folks who have either never used it, or have tried it and then walked away."The Rise Of Social Distribution Networks
Covers Twitter, FaceBook, etc. and relates to streaming . . . comparativeAre you using Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter differently? | Blog of Mr. Tweet
*Updated post with great comments by Heather Rasley and Dean Kakridas, both of whom said much more in 3 paragraphs than I did in one whole blog post. Howapophenia: answers to questions from Twitter on teen practices
danah's answers to Qs on teen uses of social media - May '09
What do teens do on Twitter (and the rest of the Internet)?
"To all who asked questions about Twitter: average teens don't use Twitter. They may in the future, but they do not now. Those who do are early adopters and not representative of any mainstream teen practice. Because of Oprah and celebs, some teens are starting to hear about it, but they don't understand it and they aren't using it."Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: So you want a Facebook Fan Page for Your Nonprofit? Here's the Scoop!
This webinar will be a resource for non-profits and other organizations for social good. Expanding on the Non-Profits on Facebook page, we want to help you harness the power of Facebook and bring positive change to the world. Facebook empowers non-profits by enabling them to mobilize communities, organize events, increase fundraising, reduce costs with free online tools, and raise awareness through viral networks.
NTEN offered a fantastic Webinar today featuring Randi Zuckerberg, Director of Marketing at Facebook and Adam Conner from the DC Office on the emerging best practices for nonprofits who want to set up Facebook Fan Pages. Here's the description This...
"We want to encourage you to experiment. Let's be honest, takes an effort to build a community Just because Facebook is free doesn't mean it is easier to get a million fans. Don't start from scratch - look at the other groups that are already talking about your cause and experiment or piggy back or do cross promotion."Madarco DevBlog » Blog Archive » Build a Facebook application with Zend Framework
Zend FrameworkThe Coming End of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Socialism - Advertising Age - The Media Guy
Facebook's rise to 200 million users, showing network diagrams and site expansion and use
infographic on growth of Facebook
Nice diagram from NY Times showing map of the world and changing age distribution of Facebook members over time.
Great data visualization for how the age and worldwide distribution of Facebook members has cahnged since launch in 2004How to Delete Accounts from Any Website - Features by PC Magazine
Deleting accounts you've created on Facebook, MySpace, AOL, and elsewhere on the Web isn't always easy. Here are the details on leaving 23 services behind.What Are the Top Performing Brands on Facebook?
Facebook Pages, which let people become “fans” of their favorite brands, people, and places - have become an important piece of the social media strategy for lots of companies. But how do you measure how well the effort is performing? Raw number of fans is one way, but more important than that are the actual growth rates your Facebook Page is showing.
Tool to measure fan growth
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RT @mashable: What Are the Top Performing Brands on Facebook? ( http://zz.gd/bc3ff4 ) [from http://twitter.com/jcookaz/statuses/1152520266]20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know | How-To
20 Facebook Tips/Tricks You Might Not Know | How-ToIs Social Media Making Corporate Websites Irrelevant?
There was a time when having a dotcom was key to your brand. The URL you pointed everyone to in all of your marketing. But with the emergence of the social web, and opportunities to engage with fans elsewhere, is that the right strategy?
VitaminWater Facebook campaign
social media making corp website irrelevantTwitter to Facebook: 5 Ways to Post to Both
There once was a time when our Facebook (Facebook reviews) friends wanted nothing to do with our Twitter (Twitter reviews) updates. Now that Twitter is growing at an astounding rate and rounding the mainstream bend, more of our Facebook friends have developed a fancy for Twitter themselves, and it’s becoming commonplace to highlight our tweets on our Facebook walls.
twitter and facebook
I've been asked about why/how I'm active in many socialmedia at once. here are 5 tools that expedite distribution across your socialnets.One Tweet Over the Line - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
#p4smf microinformation can be both embarrassing & boring http://bit.ly/PDxP2 One Tweet Over the Line [from http://twitter.com/Doug_Caldwell/statuses/1928771953]
One Tweet Over the Line - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
Clay Shirky, Interactive Telecommunications Program at N.Y.U Timothy B. Lee, Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy Susan Mernit, former AOL vice president and blogger David E. Meyer psychology professor, University of Michigan
Just as Bill Clinton destroyed the idea that marijuana use was a disqualifier to serious work, the increasing volume of personal life online will come to mean that, even though there’s a picture from when your head was on fire that one time, you can still get a job.
There seems no part of public, private or commercial life that hasn’t been made more accessible through social networking tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Hospitals are posting videos of surgeries on YouTube and doctors are sending tweets from operating rooms to educate the public and market their services. Those are just the latest examples of media-driven communication in places that used to be relatively private. Is there such a thing as overuse of social networking tools? In the online world, is the notion of a public/private divide simply not applicable? * Clay Shirky, Interactive Telecommunications Program at N.Y.U * Timothy B. Lee, Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy * Susan Mernit, former AOL vice president and blogger * David E. Meyer psychology professor, University of MichiganBBC NEWS | Technology | Stephen Fry: The internet and Me
>> And the press are already struggling enough - God knows they've already lost their grip on news to some extent. If they lose their grip on comment and gossip and being a free PR machine as well, they're really in trouble. <<
Stephen Fry speaks to BBC Radio 4's Analysis about why he believes the web is such a wondrous thing.
As is usually the case with Our Lord Stephen Fry - ne'er was a truer word spoke about that place we spend our days and nights - the internet
Stephen Fry on living with the internet, and enjoying it.
Stephen Fry - wit, writer, raconteur, actor and quiz show host - is also a self-confessed dweeb and meistergeek. As he confesses "If I added up all the hours I've sat watching a progress bar fill up, I could live another life." His feed on the social networking site Twitter is one of the most popular in the world. He spoke to BBC Radio 4's Analysis about why he believes the web is such a wondrous thing.
Self-confessed technology geek Stephen Fry tells BBC Radio 4's Analysis programme why the world wide web is a wondrous thing.TweetPhoto
TweetPhoto lets you share photos on Twitter and interact with any user or photo.
twitter image sharing
TweetPhoto lets you share photos on Twitter with your friends.
TweetPhoto is a free photo sharing service for Twitter.Facebook | Engineering @ Facebook's Notes
Needle in a haystack: efficient storage of billions of photosFacebook Pages vs Facebook Groups: What's the Difference?
Not a lot of new info, just reiterates our stance: Pages for brands, groups for organzing on a personal or small issue basisFood2 - Recipes, Cooking, Food Discussions, Video Challenges & Cocktail Drink Recipes
Food Network's 'younger' food siteHow Twitter is Dethroning the Old Guard
With Oprah showcasing Twitter recently to her millions of soccer moms, and other traditional media taking notice, I’m guessing that people who are not big users of technology, either your mom or relatives, have recently asked you like they have asked me, “What is the big deal about Twitter? Is it just a fad or is it really impacting how we interact and use the web? And if the latter, in what ways?” Below are the three areas where Twitter, in its rise as the next great social media site, is I think beginning to dethrone (or at least impact) several of the major players and technologies in the game.
twitter-dethroning-old-guard twitter mashable.com 1
Don't you just love disruption? How Twitter is Dethroning the Old Guard: http://bit.ly/1aBjms [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1679672014]
mentions of google, myspace and email
Onzalige twitter wijziging artikel rww http://tinyurl.com/cop7nc http://tinyurl.com/o7fl76 [from http://twitter.com/joopgij/statuses/1781791386]On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired - WSJ.com
Mr. Pitts's experience shows how deeply computers and the Internet have permeated society. A few years ago, some people were worrying that a "digital divide" would separate technology haves and have-nots. The poorest lack the means to buy computers and Web access. Still, in America today, even people without street addresses feel compelled to have Internet addresses.
huge huge resource here
Mr. Pitts's experience shows how deeply computers and the Internet have permeated society. A few years ago, some people were worrying that a "digital divide" would separate technology haves and have-nots. The poorest lack the means to buy computers and Web access. Still, in America today, even people without street addresses feel compelled to have Internet addresses
Mr. Pitts Lacks a Mailing Address But He's Got a Computer and a Web Forum
Add Pentium processors, external storage drives and 17" screens to the gear list of the newly homeless. The Wall Street Journal reports.Learning, and Profiting, from Online Friendships - BusinessWeek
Companies are working fast to figure out how to make money from the wealth of data they're beginning to have about our online friendships
Practically every hand we shake and every business card we exchange can lead to an invitation, sometimes within minutes, for a "friendship" on LinkedIn or Facebook. What do these relationships say about us and the people in our networks? Companies armed with rich new data and powerful computers are beginning to explore these questions. They're finding that digital friendships speak volumes about us as consumers and workers, and decoding the data can lead to profitable insights.Complete Brand Marketing on Facebook | Involver
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"Complete Brand Marketing on Facebook"10 Must-Haves for Your Social Media Policy
A few weeks ago, I wrote that your organization should have a social media policy, and one of the things I heard among all the great comments was: “Okay, but what should it say?” There are generally two approaches to social media policy making. Some organizations handle social media in an evolutionary way. Chad Houghton, the director of e-media and business development at the Society for Human Resource Management, told me that he thinks, “it might be beneficial not to create some arbitrary rules without first seeing where the opportunities and risks really are.” Other organizations, meanwhile, feel more comfortable establishing a clear policy from the outset. IBM, for example, has published their social media guidelines publicly for anyone to read. It’s a great policy, though rather long. Whether you’re writing your social media policy from the get-go, or letting it develop organically in reaction to situations as they arise, here are 10 things you should definitely consider. These
10 Must-Haves for Your Social Media PolicyThe Problem with Social Media in the Office - eMarketer
Great commentary on why social media is a double-edged sword for businesses.
Excellent survey information re: social media and business
Online conductPoll: Business People Say Twitter More Important Than LinkedIn
ReadWriteWeb: Poll: Business People Say Twitter More Important Than LinkedIn. Poll conducted by LinkedIn. http://bit.ly/sMQbG [from http://twitter.com/dcouturepdx/statuses/1993300652]
Qu'est-ce qui a de l'importance dans les médias sociaux?
A LinkedIn poll of more than 3,000 business people showed that Twitter was deemed "more important" than LinkedIn.How-To: Build & Manage Your Brand Identity with Social Media
Trying to figure out the best way to brand yourself or establish your company’s brand identity on social media sites?25 Awesome Facebook Apps for Designers | Webdesigner Depot
merch app for facebook
AwesomeFacebookAppsModeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition
Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition
The new model takes into account the dramatic rise of Facebook usage over the last year, the massive recent decline in MySpace usage, and less dramatic changes in the other social networks. We’ve also modeled out the various valuations with the old Bebo ($850 million) and LinkedIn ($1 billion) valuations as pivot points. We’ve also added Twitter to the list just for kicks.
social network model
recent data and modeling by TechCrunch - turns out MySpace still worth more than FacebookSocial Media Venn Diagram Tee
Ganz weit vorn!!! Endlich eine Grafik, die myspacefacebooktweettwitter logisch erklären kann!
According to this T-Shirt, ADHD+Narcissism+Stalking=Twitter http://twurl.nl/ohawcg [from http://twitter.com/telesaur/statuses/2050345896]
camiseta com diagrama sobre mídias sociais
Social Media: Unlocking the Power of Behavioral DisordersDual Perspectives Article
The future of social business: http://bit.ly/QqvFU It's all about dis(x2)intermediation. [from http://twitter.com/dhinchcliffe/statuses/2078680801]
talks about the social networking phenomenon mentions an interesting new google program coming about soon
walls come tumbling down - how to take social networking to the next level
Google wave- how it will let you build the next facebook, twitter, whatever...How Social Media is Radically Changing the Newsroom
How Social Media is Radically Changing the Newsroom
Social networking sites are some of the newest tools for reporters to use in news gathering, networking and promoting their work. But many newsrooms are fuzzy on the usage.Facebook | Username
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames
using own name in url
Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames
RT @michelletripp: It's official: Facebook vanity URLs announced. Set your alarm clocks. These babies will go fast! http://ow.ly/dalI [from http://twitter.com/mikkokiviniemi/statuses/2100046951]
Facebook is adding usernames...finally! http://bit.ly/xlFEG [from http://twitter.com/AdamPieniazek/statuses/2098524709]
"From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This authenticity helps to create a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook. The one place, though, where your identity wasn't reflected was in the Web address for your profile or the Facebook Pages you administer. The URL was just a randomly assigned number like "id=592952074." That soon will change. We're planning to offer Facebook usernames to make it easier for people to find and connect with you. When your friends, family members or co-workers visit your profile or Pages on Facebook, they will be able to enter your username as part of the URL in their browser. This way people will have an easy-to-remember way to find you. We expect to offer even more ways to use your Facebook username in the future."Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash
It's funny because it's true.
Gods, I love it when Anil gets bitchy.
Hilarious satirical prediction about what’s going to happy when Facebook releases vanity URLs this weekend.Facebook | Facebook Marketing Solutions
something you might want to check out if you haven't found this already
collection of marketing campaigns and other stuff curated by the facbook folks.Junta42 blog: 42+ Social Media Marketing Tools
June 9, 2009: USATODAY.com
Social Networking writing tips
There's an art to writing on Facebook or Twitter -- really - USATODAY.com http://bit.ly/aCXpt [from http://twitter.com/chiefshu/statuses/2112073508]TextboxList « Devthought
Facebook style autocomplete
dev thought's version of the popular facebook textboxlist
best facebook style autocomplete jquery plugin.
wow, this is the shit!The Web in Numbers: Twitter's Phenomenal Growth Suddenly Stops
Twitter is an odd thing.
Twitter isn't the fashion statement it was ...last week. Facebook and YouTube both show continual growth, but Twitter's has leveled off. Evidently, it's utility is limited, ultimately by the platform itself. Designers can only expand on the concept of microblogging so far, and Twitter suffers from some pernicious faults--the number of people one follows is inversely proportional to the amount of time one must spend browsing their tweets. People get tired of spending their lives on Twitter, whereas other popular sites are more conducive to leisurely browsing.
Twitter, Facebook growth statistics
Seems unlikely.TOP 100 funniest one-liners, quotes and jokes on the internet! Part 1
While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
Many to many conversation. Social collaboration. CrowdourcingFacebook Connect Live Sites - Facebook Developers Wiki
Here is a sample of sites that are live with Facebook Connect. Check out these examples as you think about how to integrate into your own site. When your site is live, feel free to edit this page and add a link to it here.
Facebook Developers Wiki.Facebook Grader | Score Your Profile
For business or personal Facebook pages
Facebook Grader : Measure the power of your Facebook profile10 Things All Businesses Should Do to Market More Effectively on Facebook
Writing exercise for Writing for the Web
Tee blogi artikkeli!
1. Create a Facebook Page Your Facebook Page should be the “hub” of your Facebook marketing presence. With a Facebook Page, Facebook users can become a “fan” of your company or product; when that happens, your name and logo will appear on their profile page and your name will appear in their profile feed. fbmarketingpages1In turn, more users will be able to discover your Facebook Page through their friends’ profiles and Facebook searches, and your Page can grow “virally” without you even having to do much work. Finally, Pages rank very highly in Google search results, boosting your SEO rankings.http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/socialmedia/comparison.html
сравнение 2.0 сервисов
When learning professionals (and others) want to create a free social network, social learning space or collaborative group for their students or employees, they often ask which platform is recommended. It is usually a matter of "horses for courses" so here is a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the three free main platforms: Facebook, Ning and Elgg.
When learning professionals (and others) want to create a free social network, social learning space or collaborative group for their students or employees, we are often asked which platform we recommend. It is usually a matter of "horses for courses" so we have drawn up this comparison of what we perceive to be the strengths and weaknesses of the three free main platforms: Facebook, Ning and ElggGreat Wall of Facebook: The Social Network's Plan to Dominate the Internet
Facebook's long game. Written by former FB insider360i Social Marketing Playbook
sobees integrates a large number of Internet services. sobees automatically pulls information from friends on different social networks together with news, photos, videos, and other data from the Web.
gerenciador de twitter
Friendfeed is still down. And I'm trying this new Twitter client, bDule http://bit.ly/vlFks [from http://twitter.com/baldie/statuses/1742196109]
Nice looking Twitter/Facebook client. Windows only.The Day Facebook Changed Forever: Messages to Become Public By Default (UPDATED)
Speculation on opening status updates up to the public and making them available to trolling search engines.
Reading: The Day Facebook Changed: Messages to Become Public By Default http://bit.ly/18mi52 [from http://twitter.com/sandroalberti/statuses/2348881447]
Wow, Facebook profiles are going public by default.
One of the most anticipated days in the history of social networking site Facebook has finally come: the company announced today that it has begun making status messages, photos and videos visible to the public at large by default instead of being visible only to a user's approved friends.
One of the most anticipated days in the history of social networking site Facebook has finally come: the company announced today that it has begun making status messages, photos and videos visible to the public at large by default instead of being visible only to a user's approvedNumber of US Facebook Users Over 35 Nearly Doubles in Last 60 Days
Don’t look now, but the number of Americans over 35, 45, and 55 on Facebook is growing fast. In the last 60 days alone, the number of people over 35 has nearly doubled.
Don’t look now, but the number of Americans over 35, 45, and 55 on Facebook is growing fast. In the last 60 days alone, the number of people over 35 has nearly doubled. Developers and marketers may want to think about how to serve this group of new users.
Looking at Facebook US audience growth over the last 180 days, it’s clear that Facebook is seeing massive increases in adoption amongst users 35-65. The fastest growing demographic on Facebook is still women over 55 - there are now nearly 1.5 million of them active on Facebook each month.19 Presence Management Chores You COULD Do Every Day | chrisbrogan.com
TWEETED 6/29"The Not-So-Hidden Politics of Class Online"
Discussion of the migration of myspace users to facebook, explores the way class, race, and social lines are distributed across social networking sites
fascinating look at social networks and class structure
"...increasingly, we're seeing people with similar levels of access engage in fundamentally different ways. And we're seeing a social media landscape where participation 'choice' leads to a digital reproduction of social divisions."Web Site Story - CollegeHumor video
Made me laugh.
Web-savvy parody of West Side Story, featuring such hits as "I want to be on eHarmony" and "Evite, Evite"
Musical! Knapp 5 min. :)About Face: A free white paper on Facebook Pages | The Advance Guard
With the recent update to Facebook Pages, many brands and businesses will be left wondering how they can best take advantage of this upgrade. The Advance Guard has collected some ideas and tips into a white paper that can now be freely downloaded and shared under a Creative Commons license.Freemium and Freeconomics
This week we saw the release of Chris Anderson's book Free and reviews from the New Yorker (Malcolm Gladwell) and the Financial Times. I'd like to talk a bit about the firestorm that freeconomics (fed by Chris' book) has unleashed...
"Earlier this week, we spoke to several sources who each have some insight into Facebook's financials (none of them know precisely). Taking the sources' input together, we'd estimate the company's expected 2009 revenue this way: * $125 million from brand ads * $150 million from Facebook's ad deal with Microsoft * $75 million from virtual goods * $200 million from self-service ads. "up and running with cassandra :: snax
Cassandra is a hybrid non-relational database in the same class as Google's BigTable. It is more featureful than a key/value store like Dynomite, but supports fewer query types than a document store like MongoDB. Cassandra was started by Facebook and later transferred to the open-source community. It is an ideal runtime database for web-scale domains like social networks.Facebook Users Are Getting Older. Much Older.
So what? I thought ... smart older people have to learn about this social networking stuff somewhere ... so why not on the world's biggest social app, Facebook.
Analytics company iStrategyLabs has examined the demographics stats from FacebookFacebook's Social Ads platform, and they've reached some very interestingFacebook's Own Estimates Show Declining Student Numbers; Now More Grandparents Than High School Users
There are more Facebook users over 55 years old today than there are high school students using the site
"35 to 54 year old users, now the biggest group on the site"
This is just interesting...
Facebook user demosAuthenticating Users With Facebook Connect and Google Friend Connect - Nettuts+
Most social networks have API tools that allow almost any website to authenticate users through their system. In today's tutorial, we will learn how to use
Authenticating Users With Facebook Connect and Google Friend Connect - Nettuts+Social Media: Anderson Analytics Reveals Users' Habits - Advertising Age - Digital
Today 110 million Americans, or 60% of the online population, use social networks, and that number is fairly conservative, because instead of counting unique users or everyone who has an account, as many estimates do, the Anderson study counted only people who have used a social network at least once in the past month.
what does the social networking site you use say about you?Who Uses Social Networks and What Are They Like? (Part 1)
For example, Facebook users tend to be old, white, and rich. MySpace users are young...and fleeing. Other info is new: Twitterers are more likely to have a part-time job, LinkedIn users like to exercise and own more gadgets.
A new study by Anderson Analytics looks into the demographics and psychographics of social networking users on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn with a goal of providing marketers with information about users' interests and buying habits as related to their network of choice. The end result is a detailed look at the profiles and habits of social networking users on the web today.HOW TO: Manage Social Media Goals and Expectations
You have insightful tweets, write amazing blog posts, and can make a viral video like it's nobody's business. So why don't you have 500,000 followers, 50,000Savor Chat - A better group chat for Facebook and Twitter
A better group chat for Facebook and TwitterUnderstanding Luxury Brands and Social Media
great article on mashable.com
Great article on luxury consumers and social media.
Attività sui media sociali con marchi di lussoFacebook for Business SuperGuide
Facebook has certainly garnered a lot of attention these past weeks- first with it’s new vanity URL feature and then with it’s changed privacy features. Facebook’s vanity URL feature - particularly for Facebook pages - is of particular interest to businesses. As Facebook continues it’s explosive growth heading towards 250 million active users, more and more businesses are hoping to leverage Facebook for serious business purposes. Facebook’s new feature allows businesses to create a custom url for their business page - something that wasn’t possible until now. (If you haven’t gotten your custom name, read Facebook expert Mari Smith’s post: How To Secure Your Facebook Username (Vanity URL).) Want to sharpen your skills and learn how to really leverage Facebook to grow your business? Below I’ve put together a comprehensive collection of resources, tips and advice on how to use Facebook for business purposes including: 1. General Guides, Tutorials and Help 2. Facebook Pages an10 Key SEO Strategies Every Facebook Page Owner Should Know
Como usan algunas universidades al social media
Universities are constantly exploring new ways to use social media to fulfill their missions of engaging and sharing knowledge with their constituents. Below are just 10 highlights of how universities are using social media for public affairs. As always, please share other examples you have used or come across in the comments below.How to Behave: New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans
Funny compendium by WiredDoes Social Networking Breed Social Division? - Gadgetwise Blog - NYTimes.com
Studies suggest that users of Facebook and MySpace are breaking down along class and racial lines.
"Is the social media revolution bringing us together? Or is it perpetuating divisions by race and class?" (NYT)
Alimentan las redes sociales las divisiones del mundo real? Articulo en el Nwe York Times, basado en la investigacion de Danah Boyd, investigadora del Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society
(2009, NYTimes) Article about recent research suggesting there is classism in the use of social media. The quality of the reporting is very weak - hard to say if I agree with the conclusions.The Future of Search: Social Relevancy Rank
Real-time Web search (of streams of activities) is a hot topic right now. Everyone, including Google and Microsoft, recognizes the value of using trusted contacts as filters. What was once called social search is now called real-time search, but this time it will really happen. First, it will be applied to streams and then to the Web in general.
Here is an idea so obvious that it is surprising Twitter has not implemented it already: front-load search results with people you follow. When you search for, say, "Wilco" on Twitter today, the results are in the chronological order. That is not really relevant because you do not know who most of these people are. But if instead you could see people you follow, the search results would be much more useful.Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with him - CNN.com
It could go down as the biggest mobile event in history
Google News users experienced difficulty accessing search results for queries related to Michael Jackson," a Google spokesman told CNET, which also reported that Google News users complained that the service was inaccessible for a time. At its peak, Google Trends rated the Jackson story as "volcanic."
Well written article... seems Social Networking has REALLY come of age. it was TMZ and Twitter that turned to for the "scoop." Just natural evolution of how things work these days. The loss of Michael Jackson is like the loss of Princess Diana, it seems we lost 2 super gems, and got a lesson about the loss (and mauling) of innocence as well as the seductive destructive aspect of acumulating fame and riches. sad sad sad.Facebook, Hadoop, and Hive | DBMS2 -- DataBase Management System Services
Just wanted to add that even though there is a single point of failure the reliability due to software bugs has not been an issue and the dfs Namenode has been very stable. The Jobtracker crashes that we have seen are due to errant jobs - job isolation is not yet that great in hadoop and a bad query from a user can bring down the tracker (though the recovery time for the tracker is literally a few minutes). There is some good work happening in the community though to address those issues.
I few weeks ago, I posted about a conversation I had with Jeff Hammerbacher of Cloudera, in which he discussed a Hadoop-based effort at Facebook he previously directed. Subsequently, Ashish Thusoo and Joydeep Sarma of Facebook contacted me to expand upon and in a couple of instances correct what Jeff had said. They also filled me in on Hive, a data-manipulation add-on to Hadoop that they developed and subsequently open-sourced.Sharing on Facebook Now More Popular than Sharing by Email
"Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social network. That handily beats out email (11.1 percent) and Twitter (Twitter) (10.8 percent), making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content."
How do you know which social sites are most popular? Aside from looking at the raw traffic numbers, a good indicator is data about which sites are seeing the
Facebook - 24% Email -11% Twitter - 11%
"According to AddToAny, Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social network. That handily beats out email (11.1 percent) and Twitter (10.8 percent), making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content. This is undoubtedly welcome news at Facebook, as the site continues to emphasize sharing and readies its own real-time search engine."
krapet přehnané, ale stejnak krapet zajímací :)http://mashable.com/2009/07/21/facebook-connect-new/
ts containing links can automatically be encoded with Awe.sm, for users of that service.32 Ways to Use Facebook for Business
reading the Facebook rules regarding business accounts.
Facebookをビジネスで利用する32の手順Stuff To Tweet » The Hippest Tweets on the Web
bunch of great stuff to waste time onCHART OF THE DAY: How People Share Content On The Web
According to AddToAny, a company that provides Web publishers tools to let their users share content, more people use Facebook to share links than any other service -- including, to our surprise, email.
via passitalong Quote: Report in the Silicon Alley Insider on why people share online. Shows how Facebook is a preferred method but twitter gaining on them quickly and with far fewer users.
Gráfico mostrando como as pessoas compartilham conteúdo na web. A fatia maior é do Facebook (24%)
Just a nice overview of what's out there and how popular they are.Who Uses Social Networks and What Are They Like? (Part 2)
In a recent study by Anderson Analytics, the demographics and psychographics of social networking users on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn were revealed. The ultimate goal was to provide marketers with information about users' interests and buying habits as related to their network of choice. The end result is a detailed look at the profiles and habits of social networking users on the web today. Here we'll delve into the details about the specific networks studied.
In a recent study by Anderson Analytics, the demographics and psychographics of social networking users on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn were revealed. The ultimate goal was to provide marketers with information about users' interests and buying habits as related to their network of choice. The end result is a detailed look at the profiles and habits of social networking users on the web today.
As we've heard before, Facebookers are older and better off. They are more likely to be married (40%), white (80%) and retired (6%) than users of the other social networks. They have the second-highest average income ($61,000) and an average of 121 connections. In general, there is no one area of interest for this group of social networkers. Out of 45 categories, national news, sports, exercise, travel, and home and garden skewed only slightly higher than the rest. This is likely because this network has the most users and contains a high number of users within each demographic. Facebookers are also extremely loyal: 75% say Facebook is their favorite site and 59% say they've increased their use in the past 6 months. - via Paula SanchezTop 5 Funniest Fake Facebook Pages
List of five hilarious fake facebook pages
mashable.com5 Easy Social Media Wins for Your Small Business
also best buy not listening case #fail #customer experience
When to use Twitter versus vs Facebook
Twitter Vs Facebook - which is best?...
Soren Gordhamer is the author of Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected (HarperOne, 2009). His homepage is: www.sorengordhamer.com. You can follow him on Twitter.How the Old, the Young and Everyone in Between Uses Social Networks - eMarketer
social networksThe Journalist's Guide to Facebook
Sourcing information on Facebook
Facebook as a reporting tool for journalists.
Celebrities like Martha Stewart and Bill Gates might find Facebook (Facebook) high maintenance, but the world’s largest social networking site can be invaluable to journalists. Facebook gives reporters a means to connect with communities involved with stories, find sources, and generate leads. For media companies, Facebook is a way to build community and reach a larger audience.
useful for digc and jourFor Companies, a Tweet in Time Can Avert PR Mess - WSJ.com
"We're getting to a point if you're not responding, you're not being seen as an authentic type of brand," says Mr. Brown.
A growing number of businesses are tracking social-media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to gauge consumer sentiment and avert potential public-relations problems. Ford Motor Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co., among others, are deploying software and assigning employees to monitor Internet postings and blogs. They're also assigning senior leaders to craft corporate strategies for social media.
FOR BLOG POST: Les cas d'une veille réussie
wing number of businesses are tracking social-media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to gauge consumer sentiment and avert potential public-relations problems.SocialSafe: Get Your Facebook Data Out of Facebook
SocialSafe is an effective, fun new application enabling Facebook users to manage their Facebook data offline on their home computer.
How to get your Facebook data out of Facebook.HOW TO: Deal With Social Networking Overload
1. Ask Yourself Why 2. Consider Your Purpose 3. Create Boundaries 4. Communicate Your PlanReport: Social Networks Growing while Other Social Media Sites Stagnate and Decline
After four surveys of active internet users, a group whose total estimated global audience is now 625 million (or one in thirteen of people worldwide!), UM found that the usage of social networks is on the rise.
Universal McCann has released a new report that looks at the state of social media today. Apparently, this trend is showing no sign of slowing down. In fact, it's still growing.
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.readwriteweb.com%2Farchives%2Fsocial_networks_growing_while_other_social_media_sites_stagnate_and_decline.phpapophenia: Would the real social network please stand up?
looks like an interesting categorization
danah maps three models of social networks: 1. Sociological "personal" networks 2. Behavioral social networks 3. Publicly articulated social networksIt's SO over: cool cyberkids abandon social networking sites | Media | The Guardian
5% drop in 18-24 using social networking sites like facebookTwitter, Facebook attack targeted one user | InSecurity Complex - CNET News
Scary news story on SN outage all being about targetting one user
Why were Twitter and Facebook down for much of August 7, 2009? It looks like it was a denial of service attack... aimed at just a single person. Probably not a good strategy - taking out the network to silence an individual - because it mobilizes so many resources to fix the problem (people wouldn't care so much if just a single account was hacked). But still interesting.
InSecurity Complex - CNET NewsTwitter is Top Social Media Platform at Fortune 100 Companies
"Lots of big brands are embracing social media, but which platform is most popular? At least as far as Fortune 100 companies go, Twitter (Twitter) easily takes the top spot, according to a recent study from PR firm Burson-Marsteller. "
Lots of big brands are embracing social media, but which platform is most popular? At least as far as Fortune 100 companies go, TwitterTwitter easily takes the top spot, according to a recent study from PR firm Burson-Marsteller.
Lots of big brands are embracing social media, but which platform is most popular? At least as far as Fortune 100 companies go, TwitterTwitter easily takes theCody Brown - MySpace is to Facebook as Twitter is to ______
pretty brilliant prognosis on the future of social networking
The past few weeks have come with two major reveals for the weirdos who follow online social networks. The first was big news. Twitter’s internal documents leaked and the identity-crisis of earth’s most popular start-up is now public. The second was more under the radar but just as important. In a memo that went out to staff, the CEO of MySpace admitted that their users are caught between three competing notions of what MySpace is or should be.
Facebook was one of the first social networks to emphasize genuine identity insofar as they required full names, university email addresses, and deleted accounts that used aliases. The second was pragmatic. Facebook launched in a single target market. In this case, of course, it was Harvard. What this enabled was a less abstract more manageable mission. Instead of having to define what an ‘online social networking space’ was supposed to be for everyone, Zuckerburg just had to answer for Harvard.Facebook Is Now the Fourth Largest Site In The World
The global rise of Facebook is nothing less than astounding. In the month of June alone it gained 24 million unique visitors worldwide, compared to the month before, for a total of 340 million unique visitors worldwide. It is now the fourth largest site in the world, trailing only Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo sites, according to comScore (see table below). Facebook itself only officially acknowledges 250 million active registered users (but you don’t have to be a registered user to visit some Facebook pages).Facebook Acquires FriendFeed (Updated)
buying the little guy ... more annoyence from FB?
Facebook Acquires FriendFeed (Updated) by Jason Kincaid on August 10, 2009. Includes interview.
Presumably FriendFeed will end up being incorporated into FB interface? At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few features that FriendFeed popularized, including the ‘Like’ feature and an emphasis on real-time news updates
"Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now. At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few features that FriendFeed popularized, including the ‘Like’ feature and an emphasis on real-time news updates."
Techcrunch: Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now.5 Tips For Getting More from Facebook | Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing
In continuing with my series of quick social media tips (check out 5 tips for LinkedIn) I’m covering some tips for business use of Facebook here. I’ve actually written about some of these tips in great detail before, but this can act as a quick primer for folks who like their info snack sized like this
In continuing with my series of quick social media tips (check out 5 tips for LinkedIn) I'm covering some tips for business use of Facebook here. I've actuallyFree Tools to Back Up Your Online Accounts - Backup utilities - Lifehacker
Cloud computing means you can store your data in web applications and access it from any browser, anywhere—but that doesn't mean you don't need a backup plan. Safeguard your data when a storm's a-brewing in the cloud with these tools. Next time your favorite web site is down or you're locked out of an account, make sure you've got the crucial info you need where you can get to it: on your computer.
Free Tools to Back Up Your Online AccountsElastic - Make your textareas grow facebook style (jQuery plugin) | Unwrongest
Ask anybody why they use Facebook, and most people will respond with reasons like staying in touch with friends, or being able to share pictures. Rarely does one’s professional life ever get mentioned when describing the social network. When it comes to business networking, LinkedIn (LinkedIn) tends to take all the thunder, and Facebook (facebook) is generally written off as a place just for fun. Yet, perhaps that’s a mistake.
Ask anybody why they use Facebook, and most people will respond with reasons like staying in touch with friends, or being able to share pictures. Rarely does one’s professional life ever get mentioned when describing the social network. When it comes to business networking, LinkedIn tends to take all the thunder, and Facebook is generally written off as a place just for fun. Yet, perhaps that’s a mistake. Facebook, after all, has 250 million active users compared to about 44 million for LinkedIn, and even though the atmosphere is clearly not as focused on business, there are still a ton of opportunities for professional networking that business users would be remiss to pass up. Once you look beyond the obvious social features like sharing pictures and poking friends, there are plenty of ways to tap into the professional community on the world’s largest social network.Facebook privacy: a guide - Ars Technica
Guia de privacidade no Facebook do Ars Technica.Is a Perfect Storm Forming For Distributed Social Networking?
is the time right for distributed net as Dave Winer sugests? links to various tools that could be really useful
"Maybe it's better to host your own. That's the thinking coming from a growing number of early technology adopters as service after service goes down, sells out or otherwise frustrates the users who have published their content online only to see the tools they use become broken or less desirable." One word (camelCased): BuddyPress.Everything You Never Knew About Facebook | PR2.0
While I’m currently in the midst of writing my next book, I stumbled across some very interesting and useful statistics that offer a glimpse into Facebook behavior and activity as well as the state of the Facebook platform. I believe that they reinforce many of our hunches and assumptions and also introduce facts that may alter the ingredients of your next Social Media initiative.
Shot at SXSW While I'm currently in the midst of writing my next book, I stumbled across some very interesting and useful statistics that offer a glimpse
Everything You Never Knew About Facebook
Quite an interesting list of facts. "30 million users update their statuses at least once each day" Some of these users say they would never Twitter.Flickr Photo Download: Facebook vs Twitter
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
Interesting graphic from April 2009 with user data
via @kylecameronSocialSafe | Your Facebook photos, photos you are tagged in, profile and friends saved to your machine or device
Your Facebook photos, profile and friends saved to your machine or device - now with Time Capsule!
SocialSafe - Save. Store. Explore. The backup tool for FacebookYouTube - Social Media Revolution
Is social media a fad?Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?Welcome to the World of Socialnomics
Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Welcome to the World of Socialnomics
Ein Video zum Umfang und den Auswirkungen von Social Media. 200910 Things You Must Do to Earn Your Audience's Trust
Here are 10 things you must do to earn the trust of your online audience. While written from a crowdfunding perspective, this advice applies to anyone working in social media.
Lincoln once said, “With the public trust, anything is possible. Without it, nothing is possible”. Social media is now a daily activity that millions of people around the world consume and participate in. This is the first time in human history that anyone, no matter who you are or where you are has an opportunity to create, share, and prosper, and if you’re going to succeed and stand out in a heavily crowded social media ocean, you need to earn your audience’s trust.10 practical tips for Facebook fan pages - iMediaConnection.com
Treat your fan page like an online ad and optimizeWhy I Don’t Use Twitter
I can think of someone for each of these..
Hurricane Bill leads to tropical storm warning for BermudaHow to Use Facebook: 5 Tips For Better Social Networking
Wie man aus Facebook mehr nutzen zieht und sich für andere Nutzer attraktiv macht.
5 Tips for using Facebook as a powerful social networking tool. As featured on the ReadWriteWeb blog.6 Gorgeous Facebook Visualizations
create beautiful Facebook visualizations of your own with very little effort. Enjoy!
This Facebook add-on lets you easily create 3D graphical representations of the connections in your Facebook network. You can also view graphs for other users, fine tune the settings to create various graphs, zoom and pan your graph, and choose between a light and a dark theme. The results can be stunning, especially for users with a lot of Facebook friends.
Great Social Site with connections to all other social sitesHOW TO: Survive the New, New Facebook
Earlier this week, Facebook promised a number of changes to appease user concerns about the latest homepage re-design. Users have been noticing these improvements being pushed live to their homepage over the last day or so, and this morning, I finally got them enabled on my account. After doing a bit of tweaking, I’m definitely enjoying my Facebook homepage more than I was the past couple weeks with version 1 of the redesign. I thought I’d share with you a few of these tweaks - designed primarily to reduce information overload - so you can try them on your own account, unless of course you’re happy with the new, new Facebook as-is.
Using Facebook effectively.Twitter Talkback: What Makes a Quality Tweet?
40% of tweets are “pointless babble.” It begets the question, “What then makes a quality tweet?” Informative, humorous, personal, inspiring.
"The answer to this, in fact, may determine the long-term success of Twitter (Twitter). As a completely user-generated content website, the quality of its content is, well, up to us users. " kort kategorisering af tweets...
It begets the question, “What then makes a quality tweet?” The answer to this, in fact, may determine the long-term success of Twitter (Twitter). As a completely user-generated content website, the quality of its content is, well, up to us users. Sure, Twitter management can add or take away features and keep the site running, but whether a new user signs on to see pointless babble or quality content is solely and completely up to us! Below are my four categories in which most high quality tweets I read fall under. But we’re most interested in what you think makes for an interesting Tweet: let us know in the comments.
The best tweets are informative, funny, personal, or inspiring -- or maybe all four.
twitter everywhere.......81 Pixel perfect Social Media Icons - Psdtuts+
81 Pixel perfect Social Media Icons
81 Pixel perfect Social Media Icons free for personal and commercial work. Each icon is hand crafted and available as a large share button, 32 pixel and 16 pixel icon.Hueniverse: Introducing 'Sign-in with Twitter', OAuth-Style "Connect"
adding site sign-in using twitter
Interesting differentiations between OpenID and OAuth ... neither of which I have played with that much. But twitter has recently implemented an OAuth solution.
From HueniverseWelcome to HootSuite, the ultimate Twitter toolbox -...
I upgraded to #HootSuite 2.0 because I want to see how it compares to using CoTweet and su.pr http://hootsuite.com/upgrade [from http://twitter.com/GrowMap/statuses/3217783265]
I upgraded to #HootSuite 2.0 because i wanted check it,& dont know how to avoid this stupid spammy msg.sorry. http://hootsuite.com/upgrade [from http://twitter.com/matushiq/statuses/3327077469]
Twitter client for organizations I upgraded to #HootSuite 2.0 because of a slew of new features (ex: track stats)Django-SocialAuth - Login via twitter, facebook, openid, yahoo, google using a single app. — The Uswaretech Blog - Django Web Development
Here is an app to allow logging in via twitter, facebook, openid, yahoo, google, which should work transparently with Django authentication system.
TL;DR version: Here is an app to allow logging in via twitter, facebook, openid, yahoo, google, which should work transparently with Django authentication system. (@login_required, User and other infrastructure work as expected.) Demo and Code.Longer version follow:Twitter to roll out commercial accounts this year | VentureBeat
Yes, Twitter will start earning some income this year.
RT @PRNewswire: Twitter to roll out commercial accounts this year | VentureBeat http://ow.ly/l8bU [from http://twitter.com/WayneNH/statuses/3516508953]How Facebook Can Ruin Your Friendships - WSJ.com
Although it's annoying when people tell you how you should act online, this article does have some good points. Esp. liked the "Facebook needs to have an eyeball roll function"
WSJ article.Twitter and Copyright — “Twitterlogical: The Misunderstanding of Ownership”, by Brock Shinen, Esq.
Are tweets copyrightable? This article by Brock Shinen who is a business, intellectual property and entertainment attorney argues that it isn't IF the content that you post via Twitter was not copyrighted to begin with. Facts are not copyrightable. There is also the amount of content that you take from an original work that plays an importance.
A seriously good article on whether you can copyright tweets. Short answer: no.
Short answer: no, with a but; long answer: yes, with a maybe.
'Many people believe they own everything they post online, be it Tweets, Facebook status, or whatever. The truth is that most people are most likely incorrect in their assumption.'
Can you copyright tweets?Functioning Form - Design at Facebook
Facebook er godt design på sin egen skumle mådeMore marketers use social networking to reach customers - USATODAY.com
Marketers who closely follow social media can find some enticing statistics to justify their online strategies: Facebook More than 10,000 websites use Facebook Connect, a service that lets Facebook users log in to affiliated sites using their Facebook account and share information from those sites with their Facebook friends. About 30 million Facebook members access it through mobile devices. Twitter Twitter users spend 66% more dollars on the Internet than non-Twitter users, says market researcher ComScore. LinkedIn LinkedIn has more than 365,000 company profiles. More than 12 million small-business professionals are members of LinkedIn. MySpace More than 1 million small businesses and individuals promote their goods and services on MySpace.
"Social-networking services increasingly are indispensable business tools, says Forrester Research. According to its survey of 1,217 business decision makers worldwide late last year, 95% use social networks to some extent. And 53% of more than 300 marketers planned to increase social-media marketing spending this year, according to a Forrester presentation in April."
Continued growth in social media and social networking use by big companies - Ford, Lenovo, Starbucks, etc.
"Social-networking services increasingly are indispensable business tools, says Forrester Research. According to its survey of 1,217 business decision makers worldwide late last year, 95% use social networks to some extent."A Look At Facebook’s Reach Worldwide
Everyone knows that Facebook has become absolutely massive, but it’s easy to lose sight of just how big a number like 250 million is. Buzzpoint, a social media marketing firm based out of Los Angeles, has put together an impressive visualization that shows off just how large Facebook has grown. The company has estimated the current and past Facebook usage statistics using available data and plotted a number of graphs tracking its progress over the last three years. I’ve broken the image (which is quite massive on its own) into a few chunks below, and you can download the whole thing here.
Everyone knows that Facebook has become absolutely massive, but it's easy to lose sight of just how big a number like 250 million ...
Datos sobre Facebook.
Buzzpoint, a social media marketing firm based out of Los Angeles, has put together an impressive visualization that shows off just how large Facebook has grown.6zjNO.jpg (JPEG Image, 463x293 pixels)
Content Type: image/jpeg, size: 84,437 bytesWOW: Facebook Launches a Twitter App
WOW: Facebook Launches a Twitter App http://bit.ly/1Sqjvj [from http://twitter.com/jjjunk/statuses/3441745251]
This is a bit of a shocker. Facebook, who has seemingly been in a race to emulate many of Twitter’s features, just announced that it’s launching theHow To Create Your First Facebook Page Advertisement
Werbeanzeige auf Facebook gestaltenTHE PROFILER™
Use The Profiler to visualize what's behind your profile picture, and discover what goes on in your friends' heads.
Nice use of the papervision.22 Facebook Funded Startups to Watch
Good reading, follow up on it!HOW TO: Use Twitter’s Advanced Search Features
There’s an astonishing amount of information to be gleaned from mining the amazing real-time stream of information Twitter (Twitter) provides. Twitter search (tweetzi Twitter Search) is an extremely powerful way of turning up some of those answers. Even using only plain text queries can turn up lots of valuable information about what people are talking about right now.
There's an astonishing amount of information to be gleaned from mining the amazing real-time stream of information TwitterTwitter provides. Twitter45% of Employers Now Screen Social Media Profiles
This article shines light on the possible downside of user generated content. The author of the article outlines how more and more employers are turning to the net in order to see how prospective employees represent themselves to the world. Many could argue that this indeed is an invasion of privacy but this seems to be the avenue that is readily available for use. This article links with history2.0 as it exposes how our media consumption habits are continually changing with certain forms of media now being phased out to make way for new advanced media with multiplatform databases. The website that the article is found in is a multi platform for user generated content and provides the links to further spread information to other users. This gives legitimacy to the facts brought forward in the article as the information would have come from within the website.
We all know that employers are getting savvy to social networking sites and the information we share online. But what you may not know is that a recently conducted survey shows that nearly 1 in 2 companies are doing their online due diligence for prospective job candidates. This according to research firm Harris Interactive, who was commissioned by CareerBuilder.com and surveyed 2,667 HR professionals, finding that 45% of them use social networking sites to research job candidates, with an additional 11% planning to implement social media screening in the very near future.
This according to research firm Harris Interactive, who was commissioned by CareerBuilder.com and surveyed 2,667 HR professionals, finding that 45% of them use social networking sites to research job candidates, with an additional 11% planning to implement social media screening in the very near future.Fotobounce - Photo organizing with face recognition
Can download Flickr Albums - investigate for backups and migration
Download full flickr or facebook albums
Download todas as fotos de um albúm flickr só como um click.The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions | Information Is Beautiful
Infographic: Hierarchy of Digital Distractions
Visualisation of distraction in the digital age. All far too true!
Excellent carto :-)
herrlich - kann ich voll bestätigen (via nerdcore.de)Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: The Real-Time Web
Lists several apps that offer real time web experiences and explains how they cam to be.
Looks at how recent developments at FriendFeed, Twitter, Google's PubSubHubbub, Facebook, RSScloud, and Delicious exemplify a move toward the real-time web.Facebook | Facebook Widgets
Facebook Page Badgets for Websites
Para que los fans puedan enlazar tu página de facebook desde tu web
Widget overview page, both for personal and business profiles.The technology behind Tornado, FriendFeed's web server - Bret Taylor's blog
I'm sure IIS is just as good. Right?
Blog post announcing the release of the Tornado web server, based on Python and epoll, providing an asynchronous programming model for web apps. Comes with a web-app framework supporting 3rd-party authentication via Facebook Connect, Twitter, Google, FF, OAuth, and OpenID.Tornado Web Server
"open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and and tools that power FriendFeed"
Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and tools that power FriendFeed. The FriendFeed application is written using a web framework that looks a bit like web.py or Google's webapp, but with additional tools and optimizations to take advantage of the underlying non-blocking infrastructure.
Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and tools that power FriendFeed.Facebook | Home
I like the lean mean incarnation of Facebook lots. I don't really get into all the applications within FB anyway so this is much easier to pop in and check out what's going on and pop out.
Posted by SupybotThe Medium - Facebook Exodus - NYTimes.com
Why some Facebook members are moving on.
using jquery like popular social netwroking sites
SNS常用组件10 SEO Tips For Maximizing Facebook Visibility
All of this has potentially massive repercussions for how marketers view Facebook chatter. By really digging deep into how Facebook is searching internal content, you’ll be tapping into the next level of the web’s development, uncovering a gold mine of data about what people are talking about, what they like and dislike, and how they are influencing the opinions of others. This is clearly an important search frontier.HOW TO: Update Facebook From Outside Facebook
tips on sending updates to facebook from IM, email, twitter, etc.10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy
Facebook is one of those Web phenomena that impress everyone with numbers. To cite some: about 250 million users are on Facebook, and together they spend more than 5 billion minutes on Facebook… every day. These numbers suggest that we should start thinking about how to use Facebook for blogging or vice versa.
How To Integrate Facebook With WordPress
emplates. You can change the language manu7 Ways to Make News Sites More Social
7 Ways to Make News Sites More Social
Journalism is supposed to be a conversation, but often news websites don’t provide the tools for that conversation to take place. Implementing social media tools and allowing readers to connect to the organization through Twitter, Facebook (Facebook) and other networks, can make it easier for users to engage with the news content and their community members. However, some fundamental tools that allow readers to share content through social media are not being utilized. A recent study that looked at almost 200 newspapers and TV stations with Twitter accounts found that only a third offered readers a way to share a story link using Twitter, while 80 percent provided a Facebook sharing button.
1. “Connect With Us” Links and Directories 2. Twitter Streams and Showcased Tweets 3. Live Blogging 4. Creating a Social News Network 5. Social Share Buttons 6. Enable Social Commenting 7. Utilize User-Generated Content
Newspapers and Web sites: information, entertainment, social networking advice
Mashable5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook
People everywhere are mindlessly over-sharing on the world's largest social network, without a second thought as to who's reading their posts or what effect it could have on them further down the road.
5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook
When the President of the United States warns schoolchildren to watch what they say and do on Facebook, you know that we've got a problem...and it's not one ...
hen the President of the United States warns schoolchildren to watch what they say and do on Facebook, you know that we've got a problem...and it's not one limited to the U.S.'s borders, either. People everywhere are mindlessly over-sharing on the world's largest social network, without a second thought as to who's reading their posts or what effect it could have on them further down the road. For example, did you know that 30% of today's employers are using Facebook to vet potential employees prior to hiring? In today's tough economy, the question of whether to post those embarrassing party pics could now cost you a paycheck in addition to a reputation. (Keep that in mind when tagging your friends' photos, too, won't you?) But what can be done? It's not like you can just quit Facebook, right? No - and you don't have to either. You just need to take a few precautions.
ng to enter here is "Only Friends." Anythin"4 Awkward Moments in Facebook "Likes"" by Brian Murphy on CollegeHumor
Stribe is a plug and play service to instantly create a social network on any websiteYeah Ok, So Facebook Punk’d Us
"When they didn’t respond, he posted at 5:29: 'Facebook Now Lets You Fax Your Photos. I Have No Idea Why Anyone Would Want To Do This.' Things went downhill from there."
Corporate culture is critical to success. Glad Facebook still knows how to have fun. Love that they punked @techcrunch http://j.mp/7G7FR [from http://twitter.com/JMaultasch/statuses/3911074702]
Facebook makes a 'Fax This Photo' button but only lets TechCrunch employee's see it... Also, enjoyed the 'Oh my god this guys arm!' AD reference.
Added a fax button to photos that appeared when sniffing for tech crunch IP headers.
LOL! RT @tjompa @TechCrunch: Yeah Ok, So Facebook Punk'd Us http://bit.ly/12fFB3 [from http://twitter.com/axbom/statuses/3905857126]Thread
Matchmaker app for Facebook. Search profiles of friends and friends-of-friends.
Freunde von Facebook-Freunden finden
The best way to meet people is through friends. Thread makes it easy to see your entire social network and find common friends using Facebook Connect.
Your friends know awesome people. Browse their Facebook profiles and see if you connect. You can ask a friend for an intro, or play matchmaker with your own friends.HOW TO: Make Facebook Your Company Newsroom
Fazendo uma Sala de Notícias para a empresaGuidelines for Educators Using Social Networking Sites - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog
draft of this revision
- Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog
Tech Director Jen Hegna over in the Byron (MN) schools developed this set of guidelines for the staff in her district. (She was motivated, she said, partially by posts here and here on the Blue Skunk. Cool!) Anyway she's given permission for me to share her work here and says readers are welcome to use and adopt as well:
Guidelines for teachers when posting to social network sites such as Facebook.Groups: The Secret Weapon of the Social Web - ReadWriteWeb
true. I have been very lazy about grouping on the various social services that I use.
Social interaction online is not very sophisticated. The news feed model of conversation has taken over the social web, from Facebook to Twitter to FriendFeed to MySpace, but by itself it doesn't serve us very well.
Groups: The Secret Weapon of the Social Web http://bit.ly/UlWGP [from http://twitter.com/FredericMartin/statuses/1664171234]
@vindugoel on folowing thousands of people but getting value from it: http://bit.ly/9Nlho [from http://twitter.com/marshallk/statuses/1700230046]
Various services have different ways for users to separate their "friends" into different groups, viewable by topic, category or type of connection. By better understanding the value that groups can deliver, we can better strategise our creation of groups.wmsn-06-09.png (PNG Image, 1024x537 pixels)
At MIT, an experiment that identifies which students are gay is raising new questions about online privacy. Using data from Facebook, two students in an MIT class on ethics and law on the electronic frontier made a striking discovery: just by looking at a person's online friends, they could predict whether the person was gay. The project, given the name 'Gaydar' by the students, is part of the fast-moving field of social network analysis, which examines what the connections between people can tell us, from predicting who might be a terrorist to the likelihood a person is happy, fat, liberal, or conservative." MIT professor Hal Abelson, who co-taught the course, is quoted: "That pulls the rug out from a whole policy and technology perspective that the point is to give you control over your information — because you don't have control over your information."
Using data from Facebook, they made a striking discovery: just by looking at a person’s online friends, they could predict whether the person was gay. They did this with a software program that looked at the gender and sexuality of a person’s friends and, using statistical analysis, made a prediction. People may be effectively “outing” themselves just by the virtual company they keep. If our friends reveal who we are, that challenges a conception of privacy built on the notion that there are things we tell, and things we don’t. Even if you don’t affirmatively post revealing information, simply publishing your friends’ list may reveal sensitive information about you, or it may lead people to make assumptions about you that are incorrect.
'guessing' whether someone is gay via FB
Deux étudiants du MIT ont imaginé un outil capable de repérer sur la toile les personnes homosexuelles. Leur outil parcours les sites sociaux à la recherche d'indices comme les goûts musicaux, les choix politiques, les types d'amis, les réactions à l'information... afin de déterminer si les personnes ont une forte proportion de chance ou pas d'être homosexuelles. Leur propos, montrer comment on peut détourner le traitement de l'information que les internautes déversent sur le net.
Article covering some projects analysing how revealing your Facebook friend list can beHOW TO: Set Up a Winning Facebook Fan Page
#6 is actually good, rest shit
i guess these are neat.Social Networking’s New Global Footprint | Nielsen Wire
The Nielsen report into Social Media growth between 2007 and 2008. Good stats about SM growth
Two-thirds of the world’s Internet population visit social networking or blogging sites, accounting for almost 10% of all internet time, according to a new Nielsen report “Global Faces and Networked Places.”Facebook Fan Boxes: Embeddable Facebook Pages
From Mashable.com - The latest: Facebook Fan Boxes, which lets Facebook Page admins embed the latest activity from their Page on their own website. Page admins will now see an “Add Fan Box to your site” link under the logo of their page. From there, they can cut and paste the code into their website, which will then display a widget containing that page’s latest updates, and optionally, pictures of fans. Additionally, Facebook users can become a fan of a Page right from the website the Box is embedded on.STUDY: Time Spent on Social Networks Has Tripled
Pesquisa feita em agosto/09, divulgada em setembro/09
According to a new report from The Nielsen Company, Americans spent 17% of all their Internet time using social networking sites. This was nearly triple the time spent a year ago.51 Herramientas Social Media. | gabycastellanos.com
Entonces aqui va este post de 51 herramientas que te ayudaran a trabajar en Social Media. Las dividire por entornos para que os sea mucho mas facil y de ayuda. Usarlas con cuidado, que os dara poder en cualquier presentacion o delante de cualquier cliente.HOW TO: Gather Feedback With Social Media
This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology inWaPo’s Social Media Guidelines Paint Staff Into Virtual Corner; Full Text of Guidelines | paidContent
Late Friday afternoon, Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) Senior Editor Milton Coleman sent a memo to the staff with a social media policy—effectively immediately—aimed at staffers’ use of “individual accounts on online social networks, when used for reporting and for personal use.” The new policy was translated externally by WaPo ombudsman Andy Alexander on his blog, along with a worst-case illustration: the decision by Managing Editor Raju Narisetti, responsible for features and the web, to shut down what appears to have been a small Twitter account intended for a private audience of friends and associates (as private as something that goes to 90-ish people can be) after some of his comments were called into question.
Late Friday afternoon, Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) Senior Editor Milton Coleman sent a memo to the staff with a social media policy—effectively immediately—aimed at staffers’ use of “individual accounts on online social networks, when used for reporting and for personal use.”
The Washington Post's social media guidelines for its journalists are thought by some to be a little on the stringent side... "All Washington Post journalists relinquish some of the personal privileges of private citizens. Post journalists must recognize that any content associated with them in an online social network is, for practical purposes, the equivalent of what appears beneath their bylines in the newspaper or on our website."3 New Facebook Strategies for Building Your Personal Brand
Here are three new strategies for building, promoting, and expanding your personal brand using Facebook.
Includes tips to make fan pages interestingSTUDY: 80% of Twitter Users Are All About Me
Mashable covers our research. Is nice!
Rutgers University Professors Mor Naaman and Jeffrey Boase set out to analyze the content and characteristics of social media activity. They dubbed communications systems like Facebook and Twitter, “social awareness streams,” and then took to examining user behavior.
80% of users are “meformers,” or “Me Now” status updaters. Meformers are “people who use the platform to post updates on their everyday activities, social lives, feelings, thoughts, and emotions.” The rest (20%) are informers who use the channels to share informational updates like links news articles. #Based on the categories and complex cluster analysis, the professors were able to lump Twitterers into one of two categories: meformers or informers. The former makes up 80% of the user base, while the latter a meager 20%. Interesting enough, though, the study also showed that the informers have significantly more friends and followers than their meformer counterparts. The median informer has 131 friends and 112 followers, while the median meformer has just 61 friends and 43 followers. # Informers have a higher proportion of mentions of other users in their messages (that is they @reply to more Twitterers) - 25% of messages come from mobile phonesFacebook Just Made It Super Easy To Put Connect On Your Site
Facebook Connect launched to the public less than a year ago, and already it's seen an incredible amount of traction. Unfortunately, for those ...
Facebook Just Made It Super Easy To Put Connect On Your SiteHow to Write a Facebook Application in 5 Minutes - Facebook Apps Tutorial for Non-Developers
This step-by-step guide describes how you can write your own Facebook App in 5 minutes without being a geek. A video tutorial for writing Facebook applications is included for reference.5 Advanced Social Media Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
Add Facebook Connect Features to Your Site in Three Steps
The Facebook Connect Wizard is just what it sounds like – a way to incorporate Facebook Connect into your website in three steps. Just enter in your URL, upload a file to your server so that Facebook Connect can talk to your site, and then find the social markup and integration tools you want to add on the backend of your site.
Over the last ten months, Facebook Connect has flourished as a tool to not only minimize login and sign-up minutiae, but to allow developers and contentWhat Is Real Time Search? Definitions & Players
real time search explained
(3rd screen-shot down)How To Measure The Value Of A Fan Or Follower In Social Media
It’s hard to justify the time spent on social media account management. But there are ways to measure the real value (monetary or otherwise) of fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter.PJF's Pages - Journal - Dark Stalking on Facebook
What makes this all rather chilling is that I'm doing all of this via the application API. If your friend has installed an application, then it can access quite a lot of information about you, unless you turn it off. If your friend has granted the application the read_stream privilege, then it can read your status stream. Even if a friend of a friend has done this, and you comment on your friend's status entries, it's possible to infer your existence and retrieve those discussions through dark stalking.
Most recently, I've been able to obtain status feeds, even for users who have very tight privacy settings, although I had to tweak my own application's privileges to do so. I don't know how far into the past these go, but they also come with likes information, and comments. This gives me a wealth of information on the strength and types of relationships people have. A person who comments a lot on another user's posts probably finds that user interesting. If I descended into keyword and text analysis, I may even be able to determine how they find that user interesting.
Programs to pull info out of facebook accounts
the information available to people via facebook is amazing....Juice - The intelligent add-on for Firefox
Juice is a free browser plugin that delivers rich, contextually relevant content to a sidebar area of your browser.
Great for sorting through mass of content for what you're actually looking for
Seems like Zemanta, but operates like Head Up (I think).Social Network Statistics | Brian Solis - PR 2.0
Some great data on the demographics of who is using social media. 75% of Facebookers and 81% of Twitterers are 25 and older. These are not "youth" tools.
perfil dos usuários de cada rede social
Data from August 2009Penn Olson – 10 Successful Facebook Business Pages
***Who’s Driving Twitter’s Popularity? Not Teenagers - NYTimes.com
Despite their reputation as early adopters, young people are not flocking to Twitter. But their parents are.
The public nature of Twitter is particularly sensitive for the under-18 set, whether because they want to hide what they are doing from their parents or, more often, because their parents restrict their interaction with strangers on the Web... Many young people use the Web not to keep up with the issues of the day but to form and express their identities, said Andrea Forte, who studied how high school students use social media for her dissertation. (She will be an assistant professor at Drexel University in the spring.)Mark Zuckerberg: The evolution of a remarkable CEO | VentureBeat
Priscilla Chan6 Great Twitter Quiz and Polling Apps - ReadWriteStart
Dana Oshiro, 1 Oct 2009. "a list of 6 services you can use to get the answers you need from your Twitter friends and followers."HOW TO: Integrate Facebook With Your Blog
facebook integrationHotPrints | Home
Affordable photo book printer now offers one free book per user per month, with a removable advertisement card to cover their costs.
Free photo books... interesting model: We have teamed up with select partners to sponsor one free book per month per customer, yes even the shipping and handling are free! Don't worry advertisements will NOT be on the same pages as your photos. All advertisements will be removable full page inserts. We are very very selective with our partners and will not include anything that is offensive. In fact we may include offers and brands that are very valuable to you. We also take your privacy very seriously and will not share any individual data with third parties. You will always have the option to pay for your books and we will not include any advertising. All offers from HotPrints limited are subject to change at any time without notification.HOW TO: Manage a Facebook Group
"acebook Pages may be taking the social network by storm, but they can take time and technical skill to set up. When you need to promote something quickly, or are looking to foster a stronger sense of community, the more traditional Facebook Group is often the way to go. While not as fancy as Pages, Groups offer many of the same features, with a slightly more streamlined look. This makes it easy for virtually anyone to create a Group, for any number of purposes, and get them live quickly—an important benefit in the time-sensitive social media sphere. However, the ease and speed with which a Group can be set up has created a lot of spammy or messy Groups that are slapped together in minutes and abandoned soon after. In order to break through the clutter and gain members, you need to take the time to set up a Group correctly. Here are a few tips:Facebook Is the Most Valuable Source of Traffic [Stats]
Between search engines and social media, there are a lot of different ways that people can get to your website. But which of these sources provides loyal users that come back to your site multiple times? That’s the subject of a new study by ad network Chitika, who analyzed the browsing habits of 33 million unique users over the course of September. According to their findings, FacebookFacebookFacebook provides the most loyal visitors, with 20% of those that originate from the social network in turn visiting the site they landed upon four or more times in a week. Among other social media sites, Digg traffic produced loyal users 16% of the time, while Twitter traffic was only good for 11% loyalty. In the realm of search engines, YahooYahoo!Yahoo! provides the most loyal visitors at 15%, followed by GoogleGoogleGoogle and BingBingBing with around 12% each.
bing, digg, facebook, Google, statistics, twitter, Yahoo
Facebook Is the Most Valuable Source of Traffic [Stats]: Between search engines and social media, there are a l.. http://bit.ly/2lr3ER [from http://twitter.com/GoodMillwork/statuses/4659544733]#10Ways to Support Charity Through Social Media
Here are 10 ways you can use social media to show your support for issues that are important to you.
Social media is about connecting people and providing the tools necessary to have a conversation. That global conversation is an extremely powerful platform for spreading information and awareness about social causes and issues. That’s one of the reasons charities can benefit so greatly from being active on social media channels. But you can also do a lot to help your favorite charity or causes you are passionate about through social media.
Methods members of the Christmas Bureau can help spread the word socially
ソーシャルメディアを使ってNPO活動をサポートする方法など。Five Reasons Companies Should be Integrating Social Media with Facebook Connect | Web Business by Ken Burbary
Quick explanation for those not familiar with Facebook Connect. It is a service developed by Facebook that lets Facebook users login into partner sites using
As of this writing, there are more than 15,000 registered implementations (websites, devices and applications) of Facebook Connect since its general availability in December 2008. According to Nick O’Neil from Allfacebook.com, the most recent statistics show that Facebook Connect is close to 1 million users. Impressive numbers given this initiative isn’t even a year old yet. Implementing this can be trivial, and offers immediate benefits to companies willing to experiment. Already we’re seeing these benefits on Connect enabled sites:
The case for integrating Facebook Connect into your site to improve communication and traffic.
Quick explanation for those not familiar with Facebook Connect. It is a service developed by Facebook that lets Facebook users login into partner sites using their Facebook account and share information with Facebook friends. Basically, a single signLufthansa MySkyStatus™
While you're in the air, MySkyStatus sends altitude, location, departure and arrival updates automatically to your Facebook and Twitter pages. It's travel made social and it's easy to set up. Let's get started.How to build a Facebook community | Socialbrite
"Like any social tool, Facebook needs to be worked in order to achieve specific marketing, event or fundraising goals." A practical primer on going about this
Author: Socialbrite websiteThe End of the Email Era - WSJ.com
E-mail is dead. Long live e-mail.
Someone faxed this to me. I made photocopies and sent it to several friends via USPS: "Email, stuck in the era of attachments, seems boring compared to services like Google Wave..."
Why Email No Longer Rules…18 Essential Tools for Every Word-of-Mouth Marketer
AlertBox gives insight to how users interact with corporate streams. like Facebook, Twitter, and RSS.
According to a study of social networking postings, users like the simplicity of messages that pass into oblivion over time, but were frequently frustrated by unscannable writing, overly frequent postings, and their inability to locate companies on social networks.
Summary: Users like the simplicity of messages that pass into oblivion over time, but were frequently frustrated by unscannable writing, overly frequent postings, and their inability to locate companies on social networks.Does your social class determine your online social network? - CNN.com
This article questions whether social networks may maintain some of the same cultural divides as regular networks.
Does it have less to do with class and more to do with age or maturity?20 Essential Resources for 4 of the Web's Hottest Social APIs
ressources pour programmer sur twitter, flicker, fb et google maps8 Tips For Getting Your Fan Page Found In Facebook Search
8 consigli su come rendere visibile la tua pagina su facebook
Have a Facebook page or creating a new one? Do yourself a favor and be proactive in setting your page up, so users can find you when they are looking. Too
Whether you are setting up your first page, or tweaking an old one, the following tips can help you rise to the top of the search results.
Might be useful in helping Holly get known
A list of 8 tips for optimizing one's Facebook Fan Page for Facebook Search. As featured on Search Engine Land.STATS: Facebook and Twitter’s Growth Flattens
Throughout the entire 2008 and the better part of 2009, we’ve reported on Facebook and Twitter’s explosive growth. Month after month, we’ve seen tremendous numbers from both these services, while some giants of old, such as MySpace, dropped lower and lower. Somewhere in June, however, Twitter stopped growing, at least according to Compete. The same thing happened to Facebook (Facebook) at the exact same time; at first we’ve attributed the traffic numbers to the summer slumber, but now that Compete’s numbers for September are out, there’s no doubt that both Facebook and Twitter are no longer growing, at least in the eyes of the (admittedly US-centric) Compete.
Interesting stats from Mashable, including growth of Linked InHOW TO: Organize an Event on Facebook
Some people wonder if all this social networking is really making us more social — we’re just sitting in front of our computers, after all. But Facebook, the web’s largest social network, plays host to 3 million event listings each month. And these are offline events, ranging in size from small, friendly get-togethers, to company picnics, to enormous political protests.5 Ways Social Media is Changing Our Daily Lives
for presentationHigh Scalability - High Scalability - Why are Facebook, Digg, and Twitter so hard to scale?
Facebook, Digg, Twitter が、なぜスケールするのに困難なのか？すべてはリアルタイムに更新されるデータだからという見解であっているかな？Tornado Web Server Documentation
Era un po' che non mi emozionava una tecnologia...
"FriendFeed's web server is a relatively simple, non-blocking web server written in Python. [...] Tornado is an open source version of this web server and some of the tools we use most often at FriendFeed." can handle 8000 reqs/s
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とても勉強になる。5 Small Businesses Successfully Using Social Media
Social MediaBing Twitter
Microsoft gets real time twitter search!
It's official Bing launched a twitter search engine, Google not far behind but only available in the US http://ow.ly/vVuW [from http://twitter.com/LauraleeGuthrie/statuses/5070295026]
New Twitter search powered by BingFacebook | Engineering @ Facebook's Notes
Everyone knows that social networking sites are growing in popularity. Millions of individuals visit daily—or even more often. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emarketer.com%2FArticle.aspx%3FR%3D1007210
Quite a jump in the last year for the 55+ demographic
Everyone knows that social networking sites are growing in popularity. Millions of individuals visit daily—or even more often. According to the “Consumer Internet Barometer” report from TNS and
Everyone knows that social networking sites are growing in popularity. Millions of individuals visit daily—or even more often.10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips, (Part 1 of 2) — crowdSPRING Blog
One of the biggest challenges for small businesses who want to market using social media is capacity. crowdSPRING is a small business - there are only 10 people on our team - so we understand this challenge well. You must decide whether social media makes sense for your small business. There is no universal answer. In this two part series (part 2 will be published in a few days), I’ll offer 10 small business social media marketing tips. For each tip, I’ll discuss the basic strategy - for those who simply want to get their toes wet, and also the advanced strategy - for those who want to spend a bit more time and go a bit deeper in their social media marketing efforts. Where possible, I’ll point you to other excellent resources to help you execute your strategy. The tips are all based on my own experience leveraging social media marketing for crowdSPRING. I recommend only tools I’ve personally used - and third party references I trust.The evolving face of networks | Technology | The Guardian
What we do know is that more measurements need to be made, spread out over the next two to five years. According to Lieberman, the only way to predict how a social network will evolve is to construct an artificial one and track the flow of ideas within it. What is the likelihood of people forwarding on items that they receive in a social network such as Facebook (news items, links, video clips)? What is the likelihood of people responding to messages, or re-tweeting other people's tweets on Twitter? "The idea we need to explore is this: what is the likelihood that a particular stimulus within a social network leads to a particular response?" says Lieberman. "In my opinion, as we get better at measuring what happens within social networks, I predict a lot more organised marketing efforts on social networks as well as systematic influence campaigns."
What we do know is that more measurements need to be made, spread out over the next two to five years. According to Lieberman, the only way to predict how a social network will evolve is to construct an artificial one and track the flow of ideas within it. What is the likelihood of people forwarding on items that they receive in a social network such as Facebook (news items, links, video clips)? What is the likelihood of people responding to messages, or re-tweeting other people's tweets on Twitter? "The idea we need to explore is this: what is the likelihood that a particular stimulus within a social network leads to a particular response?" says Lieberman. "In my opinion, as we get better at measuring what happens within social networks, I predict a lot more organised marketing efforts on social networks as well as systematic influence campaigns."
"Laura Parker: What can evolutionary graph theory teach us about the spread of ideas on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter?"
The evolving face of social networks Laura Parker: What can evolutionary graph theory teach us about the spread of ideas on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter?
from the site: Article about Harvard graduate student Erez Lieberman, whose evolutionary graph theory is encouraging people to think about social networks in a different way: as an evolving population.
network developing and graph theoryTwitter and Status Updating, Fall 2009 | Pew Internet & American Life Project
Encuesta Pew 2009.
the median age for Facebook is now 33, up from 26 in May 2008
stats for people using twitter facebook among adults
newest numbers. Annes summary: The median age for a Twitter user is 31. MySpace = 26. Facebook = 33. LinkedIn = 39. http://bit.ly/PIPtw (only American users)
Great info on average age of users per channel.apophenia: Some thoughts on Twitter vs. Facebook Status Updates
danah boyd discusses the differences in Twitter and Facebook status updates in relation to the social graph.Mu — Mu Connect
annually on sales of virtual goods. Need a shotgun to do that next job on Mobsters? No problem. Pay with a credit card, paypal, or your mobile phone and it’s all yours. And people are obviously very willing to buy these virtual goods. Nothing new there.100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom | Online College Tips - Online Colleges
100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom
Teachers can utilize Facebook for class projects, for enhancing communication, and for engaging students in a manner that might not be entirely possible in traditional classroom settings.10 situaciones que quieres evitar en Facebook y cómo hacerlo
Cómo mejorar tu privacidad en Facebook en 10 sencillos pasos y así evitar situaciones embarazosas.Live Stream Box - Facebook Developer Wiki
<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/widgets/livefeed.php?app_id=YOUR_APPLICATION_ID&width=400&height=500" width="400" height="500" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>Scamville: The Social Gaming Ecosystem Of Hell
Wie sich Farmville
via cpalow, alok
Major media can’t stop applauding the companies long enough to understand what’s really going on with these games. The real story isn’t the business success of these startups. It’s the completely unethical way that they are going about achieving that success.
facebook economyHow To Spam Facebook Like A Pro: An Insider’s Confession
facebook users, beware
Interesting article on the spamming economics of Facebook and social media, straight from the horses mouth
Last night we wrote about the lead generation scams within social gaming networks. This is a guest post by Dennis Yu, the CEO ...
How To Spam Facebook Like A Pro: An Insider’s ConfessionMonetizing Social Networks: The Four Dominant Business Models and How You Should Implement Them in 2010
pretty darn fascinating
Four Primary Business Models in the social networking space that I’ve experienced–they primarily are concerned with Facebook Applications.Social networks and kids: How young is too young? - CNN.com
How young is too young for kids to be on facebook - the minimum age is 13 - but they have no way to verify how old kids who sign up actually are
Important article to read about children of all ages creating profiles. I believe this supports our driving need to incorporate instruction and discussion on this topic in schools. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2009%2FTECH%2F11%2F02%2Fkids.social.networks
Researchers say a growing number of children are flouting age requirements on sites such as Facebook and MySpace, or using social-networking sites designed just for them. Facebook and MySpace require users to be at least 13. But they have no practical way to verify ages, and many young users pretend to be older when signing up. Some scientists worry that pre-adolescent use of the sites, which some therapists have linked to Internet addiction among adults, could be damaging to children's relationships and brains.Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Facebook Seattle Engineering Road Show: Mike Shroepfer on Engineering at Scale at Facebook
Article summarizing presentation by Facebook on some of their scaling challenges and solutions.Facebook Business Guide: How Companies Can Utilize Facebook Pages For Social Media Marketing - Part 1
Ideas for how businesses can capitalize on the various tabs in Facebook. Different from normal Facebook usage. With examples.Purdue University Adds Twitter and Facebook to Class Participation
Purdue y Facebook hotseat
Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class.As Facebook Ages, Gen Y Turns to Twitter
Facebook is getting old. No, people aren't getting tired of it, it's actually getting old, as in its population is aging. In May of 2008, the median age for Facebook was 26. Today, it's 33, a good seven years older. That's an interesting turn of events for a site once built for the exclusive use of college students. So where are today's college students hanging out now? Well, to some extent, they're still on Facebook, despite having to share the space with moms, dads, grandparents, and bosses. Surprisingly though, they're also headed to another network you may have heard of: Twitter.
Young people and Twitter. SHOCK!
New average ages of social media users: Twitter 31, Facebook 33, LinkedIn 39, MySpace 26 According to a review of the newest Pew Internet report, average ages of the top social media sites are shifting and converging.
Demographics of social networks: Over the course of the year, there have been countless reports - some more substantial than others - but all with the same message: Generation Y is just not interested in Twitter. The reports generally cited members of this demographic as saying Twitter was "pointless" and "narcissistic." Apparently, that's beginning to change. Well, maybe not their perception of Twitter, but certainly their use of it. Today, Twitter is now the second-youngest of the top four social networking sites. Its median age is 31. MySpace's is 26, LinkedIn is 39, and, as noted above, Facebook is 33.Facebook Fan Page Best Practices – The Buzz Bin
Geoff Livingston posts some great Facebook Fan Page Best Practices. And thanks to Beth Kanter and Michaela Hackner who pointed out this resource #ntenthanks ;)
Eight suggestions will optimize your fan page to create the most vibrant community possible.Social Isolation and New Technology | Pew Internet & American Life Project
This Pew Internet Personal Networks and Community survey finds that Americans are not as isolated as has been previously reported. People’s use of the mobile phone and the internet is associated with larger and more diverse discussion networks. And, when we examine people’s full personal network – their strong and weak ties – internet use in general and use of social networking services such as Facebook in particular are associated with more diverse social networks.
his report adds new insights to an ongoing debate about the extent of social isolation in America. A widely-reported 2006 study argued that since 1985 Americans have become more socially isolated, the size of their discussion networks has declined, and the diversity of those people with whom they discuss important matters has decreased. In particular, the study found that Americans have fewer close ties to those from their neighborhoods and from voluntary associations. Sociologists Miller McPherson, Lynn Smith-Lovin and Matthew Brashears suggest that new technologies, such as the internet and mobile phone, may play a role in advancing this trend. Specifically, they argue that the type of social ties supported by these technologies are relatively weak and geographically dispersed, not the strong, often
An interesting report on the changing landscape of social connections.
Can we get on Pew's press release list so we don't have to read about their studies in NY times?What Facebook Quizzes Know About You
A: Almost everything you've put on there.Facebook Game Scams Appear on Phone Bills - TIME
Social media remains the hot topic of the digital world and I often get asked about the various statistics involved. This in itself is fairly difficult, as this particular online sphere is constantly shifting, evolving and growing at an astronomical rate. But I’ve pulled together some interesting (and hopefully useful) data for a couple of the bigger players in the market...
econsultancy - interesting social media stats20 + mind-blowing social media statistics | Blog | Econsultancy
Social media remains the hot topic of the digital world and I often get asked about the various statistics involved. This in itself is fairly difficult, as this particular online sphere is constantly shifting, evolving and growing at an astronomical rate. But I’ve pulled together some interesting (and hopefully useful) data for a couple of the bigger players in the market...The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs: Why the mainstream media is dying
Bam! Hits the nail on the head comparing TechCrunch to the NYT. Journalism is being done by those not the MSM.
Faced with their own demise, fearful of losing even more advertising, newspapers have made the huge mistake of becoming ever more timid, more cautious, more in bed with the companies they cover.
Every once in a while you get to see a mainstream outlet cover a story right alongside a blog, so you can put them up against each other and see why one was so much better than the other. This week TechCrunch and the New York Times (photo) provided just such a lesson. The issue was a company called Zynga, which makes online games, like FarmVille, that have become incredibly popular on Facebook among people who are missing parts of their brains.
Dude, I invented the friggin iPhone. Have you heard of it?
Interesting (somewhat provocative) analysis on the differences between the Techcrunch reporting on Zynga and scammy Facebook apps, and how the New York Times covered the same topic.
Um, New York Times? If you guys are still wondering why people are dropping their subscriptions and getting their news from blogs instead of you — this is why. And to all those people who go around wringing their hands and saying what are we going to do when the “real newspapers” all die and we have to get our news from Gawker and HuffPo and TechCrunch? Friends, I think we’re going to be just fine. Because time after time, blogs are simply beating the shit out of the newspapers. They’re the ones who still dare to go for the throat, while their counterparts at big newspapers just keep reaching for the shrimp cocktail.Custom Facebook Page Gallery | An Inspiring Gallery of Custom Facebook Pages
hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii40% of People "Friend" Brands on Facebook
reaosns, news etc
Digital marketing company Razorfish has just launched its third annual FEED survey of 1,000 "connected consumers." The survey is focused on online consumer behavior. This year Facebook and ...
40% of People "Friend" Brands on Facebook
[Follow for the deals/discounts... instread of a love for them. Is that really so surprising?] This year Facebook and Twitter feature prominently. 40% of respondents "friended" brands on Facebook, while 25% reported following brands on Twitter. What's more, Razorfish found that consumers access brands on Twitter and Facebook mainly for deals and promotions.Facebook SDK Overview
Microsoft Toolkit to enable .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform.
You're the owner of a local small business and you are trying to figure out the best steps to get on to Facebook to drive new customers. It can be a daunting task and with little extra time in the day, how can you be expected to spend time promoting your business on Facebook? I completely understa ...Facebook Developers | Facebook Developers News
Tornado: Facebook's Real-Time Web Framework for Python
Possible to build a site like FB.. using Tornado Cassandra, Hive (hadoop underneath) memcache, Scribe, Thrift.
Real-time updates have become an important aspect of the social Web that make it easier to share with friends. In March, we introduced a real-time News Feed to make the stream as relevant and engaging as possible for users. Similarly, FriendFeed, which we recently acquired, built their entire site to support real-time updates. It hasn't been easy to build and scale these features, so today we're open-sourcing a core piece of infrastructure called Tornado, which was originally developed by the FriendFeed team. Tornado is a relatively simple, non-blocking Web server framework written in Python, designed to handle thousands of simultaneous connections, making it ideal for real-time Web services. Tornado is a core piece of infrastructure that powers FriendFeed's real-time functionality, which we plan to actively maintain. While Tornado is similar to existing Web-frameworks in Python (Django, Google's webapp, web.py), it focuses on speed and handling large amounts of simultaneous traffic.
starting point for ressources about Tornado python based webserver and toolsSmall-Business Guide - Marketing Your Business With Facebook - NYTimes.com
g system that works like the Internet itself, like the web, and like open source operating systems like Linux: a world that is admittedly less polished, less controlled, but one that is profoundly generative of new innovations because anyone can bring new ideas to the market without having to ask permission of anyone. I've outlined a few of the ways that big players like Facebook, Apple, and News Corp are potentially breaking the "small pieces loosely joined" model of the Internet. But perhaps most threatening of all are the natural monopolies created by Web 2.0 network effects.
But I'm betting that things are going to get ugly. We're heading into a war for control of the web. And in the end, it's more than that, it's a war against the web as an interoperable platform. Instead, we're facing the prospect of Facebook as the platform, Apple as the platform, Google as the platform, Amazon as the platform, where big companies slug it out until one is king of the hill.
On Friday, my latest tweet was automatically posted to my Facebook news feed, as always. But this time, Tom Scoville noticed a difference: the link in the posting was no longer active. It turns out that a lot of other people had noticed this too. Mashable wrote about the problem on Saturday morning: Facebook Unlinks Your Twitter Links.
On Friday, my latest tweet was automatically posted to my Facebook news feed, as always. But this time, Tom Scoville noticed a difference: the link in the posting was no longer active.Internet Vices - Patrick Moberg
Twitter is crack cocaine Fucking ANYONE is your friend. Yuppies do it on their iPhone. Cheap. Short. Fruitless.HOW TO: Take Advantage of FriendFeed's Unique Features
Social media gets lots of attention these days. The NFL banned players from using Twitter. Bing integrated Twitter results into its search engine results pages (SERPs). When Michael Jackson died the site handled an estimated 5,000 tweets per minute and, proving Twitter's global reach, a state department official asked Twitter to postpone scheduled maintenance due to the critical role the site played in the recent Iran elections.25 Facebook Tips and Tricks you should be aware of
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With over 300 millionFishbowl
opensource клиент для Facebook с богатым функционалом.
Fishbowl - http://www.fishbowlclient.com/
Desktop app that runs facebook in a cleaner sleeker setup
Fishbowl brings Facebook to your desktop. Experience your Facebook content in new ways with a trial desktop client application that lets you personalize how you read your newsfeed, update status, comment, like, browse and upload photos.
Windows only: Fishbowl, the Facebook client demoed at Microsoft's introduction to Silverlight 4, is now available for download—and it adds quite a few new desktop features to the Facebook experience, including badges, a mini news feed, and more.Excellent Tutorials to Utilize the Power of WordPress and Facebook
facebook and WP
Facebook can play a crucial role in your blog’s growth as it is one of the largest social media network on the web. In this article we will be sharing some of the most valuable tips and tutorials that will let you utilize the power of Facebook and WordPress to your advantage. We will organize this tutorial in the method from easiest to hardest, so bare with us.
In this article we will be sharing some of the most valuable tips and tutorials that will let you utilize the power of Facebook and WordPress to your advantage."5 Star Wars Status Updates" by Brian Murphy on CollegeHumor
Luke, a stormtrooper, General Veers, Han Solo among othersFacebook Marketing: IKEA’s Genius Use of Photo Tagging
Video on Mashable to watch later... looks like it could be funny.
We talk a lot about how big brands are embracing social media as a mechanism to connect directly with customers. Still, it's much easier to talk aboutHow Social Networks Are Changing Everything - BusinessWeek
How social networks are changing everything (BusinessWeek) http://twurl.nl/dbpu1r [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1765590556]
RT: @valdiskrebs: Old goal: organize the world's information.New goal: organize the world's people. http://is.gd/xMeG [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/1788508260]
Facebook and its ilk offer platforms to explore all the Web with one's relevant data in tow, and they're set to overtake the big portals
Business needs to take social netowrks into accountHOW TO: Make Social Media Work for Non-Consumer Brands
Non-consumer companies realize there are clear benefits to implementing a social media strategy, but what do they need to do to achieve success? The truth is, the social media strategy, processes, and principles, don’t really change much depending on your company type and size. Here are a few rules to live by when implementing your social media strategy.10 Big Marketing Predictions for 2010 | The Rise Underground
2010 is going to be an incredible year for marketing. Now, of course I don’t have a crystal ball (or do I...insert creepy music here) but the shift is unmistakable and can't be ignored. The days of hit and miss expensive marketing and advertisin
10 prediccions de Marketing pel 2010
2010 is going to be an incredible year for marketing.20+ more mind-blowing social media statistics | Blog | Econsultancy
August 2009 stats for social mediaThe Boom of Social Sites | Other | Focus.com
The explosion of social networking sites over the past decade has facilitated a transformation in the way we communicate with each other. Here we look at some of these communities with over 1 million users, both active and defunct.
gráfico con número de usuarios de las redes sociales desde el comienzo
Infographic of various social sites, dates est and members10 Social Media Campaigns that Rock! Learn How to do the Same! « Thoughtpick Blog
What defines an exemplary social media campaign? What are the elements necessary to capture consumers' attention and bring about interest and participation in any given social media campaign? What are the best recent social media campaigns online? How can we measure the success of a social media campaign?The Big Money Facebook 50 | The Big Money
A atuação de grandes empresas no Facebook.How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg
Have you ever wondered how many of Twitter’s users are women? Or men? What about Facebook, MySpace, Digg, LinkedIn, and other sites in the social media sphere? We have tracked down this information for a number of social network sites (19 of them). All the major ones have been included, like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and also some of the most popular social news sites; Digg, Reddit and Slashdot.
Kevin: The male-female ration on 19 social network sites including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter and social news sites like Digg, Reddit and Slashdot.
Full list of sites in this mini study: Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Slashdot, Reddit, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, FriendFeed, Last.fm, Friendster, LiveJournal, Hi5, Imeem, Ning, Xanga, Classmates.com, Bebo.Inbox2 - One stream for all your accounts
Streams e-mail, RSS, and social networking feeds together in one account
Global inbox for all messaging and social networking accounts.Facebook | An Open Letter from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Our little neighborhood is growing up. Kudos for the improved and simplified security.
An Open Letter from Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
keep this for reference
It has been a great year for making the world more open and connected. Thanks to your help, more than 350 million people around the world are using Facebook to share their lives online.VIDEO: Google Wave Gets Explained
RT @tweetmeme BREAKING: Facebook Introduces @Mentions in Status Updates http://bit.ly/4a4KV8 - Interesting. [from http://twitter.com/Nfernus/statuses/3894519662]
RT @yonitdm: BREAKING: Facebook Introduces @Mentions in Status Updates - http://bit.ly/fZ13n (via @mashable) [from http://twitter.com/cyberdad/statuses/3894386304]
One of Twitter'sTwitter strongest features is the @reply, where you can direct a message to someone else on Twitter by typing @ and then their username.
more evidence of facebook copying twitter
RT @mashable: Considering what this means for Twitter: "BREAKING: Facebook Introduces @Mentions in Status Updates" http://bit.ly/fZ13n [from http://twitter.com/Ipu_chan/statuses/3894493236]Top Digital Trends For 2010
Where we once had pop-psychologists and pop-philosophers, we now appear to have pop-statisticians and pop-economists.Mashable's Social Media Guide for Small Businesses
interesting article, all too believable.
In summer 2005, having spent the best part of four decades building a newspaper, film and television empire, Rupert Murdoch decided that the time had come to get serious about the internet. As founder and chairman of News Corporation, one of the world’s biggest and most powerful media conglomerates, Murdoch controls an eclectic portfolio of businesses ranging from The Sun newspaper to the movie studio 20th Century Fox. Yet with young people “watching less television and reading fewer newspapers”, as he observed that summer, News Corp desperately needed a bigger presence online.Twitter Search To Become Real Search
Twitter search is evolving and may put a dent in Google's seemingly impenetrable armour. - http://bit.ly/KTyXJ [from http://twitter.com/kahler/statuses/1725630776]
Look out Google! "Twitter search will soon start crawling the links included in tweets."-Mashable http://bit.ly/13dIJH [from http://twitter.com/chadwalker/statuses/1726823711]
RT @PierreTran: Twitter Search To Become Real Search | Mashable http://bit.ly/m6mGJ une belle pierre dans l'océan Google [from http://twitter.com/hvaudaux/statuses/1726678510]
RT @munirlodin: Twitter Search To Become Real Search http://bit.ly/LXfQa [from http://twitter.com/mfubib/statuses/1725709011]
The fact that Twitter (Twitter reviews)’s search is now often faster and more relevant than any other search engine out there is not a secret anymore.Nice And Simple Toolbar For Your Website With CSS3 And jQuery | PV.M Garage
recently there are some famous blogs, like Abduzeedo and Mashable, that are using a fixed toolbar on the bottom of the page with useful button for the sharing.
"Nice And Simple Toolbar For Your Website With CSS3 And jQuery" http://j.mp/5oMaQQ
In this tutorial we'll learn how to build a nice toolbar for our website using some CSS3 properties and basic jQuery techniques.The 4 Types of Branded Facebook Campaigns
From AllFacebook.Product: Scribe - Facebook's Scalable Logging System | High Scalability
These jQuery plugins help designes to create facebbok style UI with ease
RSSPresentation Summary “High Performance at Massive Scale: Lessons Learned at Facebook” « Idle Process
Summary of the Facebook architecture and the bottlenecks they have had to work around
After considering a variety of data clustering algorithms, found that there was very little win for the additional complexity of clustering. So at Facebook, user data is randomly partitioned across indiviual databases and machines across the cluster. Hence, each user access requires retrieving data corresponding to user state spread across hundreds of machines. Intra-cluster network performance is hence critical to site performance. Facebook employs memcache to store the vast majority of user data in memory spread across thousands of machines in the cluster. In essence, nodes maintain a distributed hash table to determine the machine responsible for a particular users data. Hot data from MySQL is stored in the cache. The cache supports get/set/incr/decr andFacebook's New Privacy Changes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | Electronic Frontier Foundation
publicly available information"
In conclusion, we at EFF are worried that today's changes will lead to Facebook users publishing to the world much more information about themselves than they ever intended.
The new changes are intended to simplify Facebook's notoriously complex privacy settings and, in the words of today's privacy announcement to all Facebook users, "give you more control of your information." But do all of the changes really give Facebook users more control over their information? EFF took a close look at the changes to figure out which ones are for the better — and which ones are for the worse.Keep Your WordPress Blog Fresh With Content From Twitter and FriendFeed
Keep Your WordPress Blog Fresh With Content From Twitter and FriendFeed
The Wordpress plugin pulls recent content from Twitter or FriendFeed.The 5 Phases Of The Facebook Sales Funnel
Twitter Eats World: Global Visitors Shoot Up To 19 Million http://ow.ly/3NQb [from http://twitter.com/barbhd34/statuses/1603606539]
Twitter’s march towards world domination continues apace. This morning comScore released its global numbers for March, 2009. Worldwide visitors to Twitter.com increased 95 percent in the month of March from 9.8 million to 19.1 million, according to its estimates. This compares to 9.3 million visitors in the U.S. alone.Google, Facebook, MySpace and More Meet to Talk Activity Streams - ReadWriteWeb
how to handle media files in activity feed streams
People from Google, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo!, Nokia, Comcast" and startups met on January 8, 2009, to "discuss proposed standards for the future of 'activity streams'." Marshall Kirkpatrick analogizes standards to the railroads' standardization on gauge track.A Day in the Internet
Some of us never realize how huge the internet really is.
Take a look at these numbers and you may be shocked at how enormous the Internet is on an average day.Welcome to Seppukoo / Assisting your virtual suicide
You are more than your virtual identity. Pass away and leave your virtual ID behind.
via psflannery10 New Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
Last week Facebook rolled out a new version of their privacy settings to all users. Privacy settings are something that many Facebook users are regularly confused about. That’s why we published our original Facebook privacy guide back in February. After millions of people visited our privacy guide, we realized how important privacy is to Facebook users. With the new settings rolled out, we thought that now would be a great time to update the guide with the latest changes. In this guide we present a thorough overview of the most important privacy settings which includes previous settings that are still relevant as well as new privacy settings that have been added by Facebook. The majority of the old privacy settings are still relevant, however there’s a chance that you may now be sharing much more information with the whole world. Make it through our new Facebook privacy guide and you’re guaranteed to be safe.20 Excellent Facebook Scripts and Resources - Noupe
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Enabling collaborative micro-discussion in and out of the classroom Hotseat, a social networking-powered mobile Web application, creates a collaborative classroom, allowing students to provide near real-time feedback during class and enabling professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience. Students can post messages to Hotseat using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, sending text messages, or logging in to the Hotseat Web site.
An app developed by Purdue University. Something All schools should be ding
Hotseat, a social networking-powered mobile Web application, creates a collaborative classroom, allowing students to provide near real-time feedback during class and enabling professors to adjust the course content and improve the learning experience. Students can post messages to Hotseat using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, sending text messages, or logging in to the Hotseat Web site.#IranElection Crisis: A Social Media Timeline
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One of the striking aspects of the #IranElection crisis has been the heavy use of social media. Iranians have relied on it to spread information on protests and to communicate their situation to millions of concerned people worldwide. In fact, so much has been recorded via social media that it is possible to understand the progression of events through it. Thus, we have built a timeline of events utilizing information recorded via social media. This timeline uses Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Wikipedia to paint a broad picture of the situation, as well as the growing conversation around it.Facebook Plans to Make Money by Selling Your Data - ReadWriteWeb
facebook make moneyTelstra's 3Rs of Social Media Engagement
The Australian telecom Telstra recently released to the web the social media guide they designed for their employees. It's an animated graphic novel! I think they score points for both attributes (using visuals effectively and releasing it publicly).
Telstra - Austrian telecom - published social media guide for their employees
Telstras multimediale Schiene ... sehr gute Lösung!How to add Twitter and Facebook IM support to Pidgin for Windows - Download Squad
Pidgin is a great multi-protocol IM client. Out of the box it provides support for 15 different protocols, including most of the important ones: MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, ICQ, and XMPP to name a few. Two glaring omissions include Facebook IM and Twitter - both of which are built-in to Digsby by default.Web 2.0 Suicide Machine - Meet your Real Neighbours again! - Sign out forever!
Open, Smart and 100% satisfaction guaranteed!shanenickerson.com: the 46 stages of Twitter
From sceptic to Twitter junky in 46 steps
1. Hear the word Twitter. Scoff. 2. Hear it again from someone else. Scoff again. 3. Hear about famous celebrity who is apparently "On Twitter." Scoff, but make mental note to check it out. 4. Log into Facebook to comfort self. 5. Sign up for Twitter. 6. Give up because it seems dumb. 7. Loudly criticize others on Twitter. 8. Follow @johncmayer, @aplusk, @rainnwilson, @wilw, @mrskutcher, @oprah, and one other person you actually know. 9. Post tweet that is a variant of: "Trying out this Twitter thing." 10. Attempt to dig a little deeper into Twitter. 11. Notice rampant usage...
The 46 Stages of Twitter
"36. Alienate actual people in your life in an attempt to impress ones you don't know."How to use the new Facebook pages for business | Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing
help with setting up custom tabs on facebook
ultimate example of what’s possible for business using Pages, but it should get your started.Dunkin Donuts’ Facebook Campaign Turns Your Profile Pic into Prizes
Motivate Facebook members to promote your products or events and engage with the campaign’s focus on tying social media with offline experiences is a great way to immediately make the organization's Facebook presence relevant.
Dunkin' Donuts: Profilbilder sollen neues Produkt bekannt machen
With the Keep It Coolatta sweepstakes, fans of the brand on Facebook (Facebook) (there’s over 800,000 of them) can post a photo of themselves with any Coolatta beverage to the Fan Page wall, add the caption #CoolattaGiveaway, and subsequently update their profile with the pic, and they’ll be entered to win a daily giveaway through June 24. Dunkin’ Donuts will randomly select winners, award the prizes, and update their official profile with the winning image.
Facebook is huge, Twitter is mainstream, and social media is everywhere. It’s now not unheard of for large and traditional brands to embrace the unknown for better or worse. Remember the Skittles ordeal?4Vp9N.jpg (JPEG Image, 1280x356 pixels)
If websites were people (Image): http://imgur.com/4Vp9N.jpg #yam [from http://twitter.com/shriansh/statuses/3495488110]
characterizations of websites as cartoonHow to Get the Most Out of Social Networks and Not Annoy Users - Advertising Age - Digital
"The constant barrage of invites to sign up for this group or download that app are starting to wear on social-network users, presenting big challenges for the brands and marketers who are looking to use these sites to aggregate fans and cultivate relationships with customers."
The constant barrage of invites to sign up for this group or download that app are starting to wear on social-network users.
AKQA had success with a Marmite group on Facebook. The savory spread's advertising message is "Love it or hate it," so the group works well as a discussion topic for social networkers. Fans post recipes, discuss weird and wonderful ways to enjoy the sticky black spread, tell tales of conversion to the taste and share frustrations about not being able to purchase it outside the U.K. Too often, Mr. Beattie said, advertising on social networks is "still a traditional interruptive approach where brands are piggybacking on content that people value." The IAB research found that exclusive content, which appeals to 28% of social networkers, and a genuine interest in the message, which attracts 37%, are the keys to a positive response from consumers on social networks. And because only 5% say that they actively dislike messages from brands, there are big opportunities for marketers who can hit the right notesTwitter’s 1,928 Percent Growth and Other Notable Social Media Stats
Earlier this month, we looked at some numbers from Web tracking firm Compete, showing the current growth (or lack thereof) at many of the companies we cover.Facebook Connect vs Google Friend Connect: Fight!
The differences between Facebook Connect and Google Friend ConnectFacebook Blows A Whopper Of An Opportunity
Burger King does Facebook marketing wrongFacebook Guide Book – How To, Tips and Instructions by Mashable
"Facebook is the world's leading social network, with over 300 million users and more than 900 employees. But how do you get the most out of it? To answer this question and more, Mashable has created The Facebook Guide Book, a complete collection of resources to help you master Facebook."
Comprehensive Facebook Guide Book.50 Resources for Facebook Application Developers
Developer Roadmap - Facebook Developer WikiSocial Media Giving: Target’s Smart Facebook Campaign
Great ex of co (Target) using its Facebook Page to give $$ to charity while brand blding via @John_Bailey (thnx!) http://bit.ly/om487 [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/3375105856]
Retail chain Target already gives 5 percent of its income to charity. For the next couple weeks, they are going to be allocating those funds – which come out
Retail chain Target already gives 5 percent of its income to charity. For the next couple weeks, they are going to be allocating those funds – which come out to $3 million every week – to charities selected by Facebook users. The company has launched the “Bullseye Gives” campaign on Facebook, which is essentially a voting application connected to the brand’s existing Facebook page.How To Configure Your Facebook Page In Under 15 Minutes
Step 5: Start Inviting Friends Once you’ve finished adding your applications and customizing your public profile, all you need to do is invite people to get started. One thing that I highly recommend is targeting nodes of individuals. If there is a tightly connected network of individuals among your friends, invite each of them on the same day. This way you increase the likelihood of your newly created Facebook Page becoming a recommended page.
Add Static FBMLThe long tail of blogging is dying | Technology | The Guardian
Certainly has for me in 2009.
Arthur, Charles (The Guardian, 24 de junio 2009)
The popularity of blogging seems to be fading as people turn to the easier aspects of social media: status updates and tweeting
Why? Because blogging isn't easy. More precisely, other things are easier – and it's to easier things that people are turning. Facebook's success is built on the ease of doing everything in one place. (Search tools can't index it to see who's talking about what, which may be a benefit or a failing.) Twitter offers instant content and reaction. Writing a blog post is a lot harder than posting a status update, putting a funny link on someone's Wall, or tweeting. People are still reading blogs, and other content. But for the creation of amateur content, their heyday for the wider population has, I think, already passed. The short head of blogging thrives.
Artigo do editor de tecnologia do Guardian.
| Technology | The Guardian
Because blogging isn't easy. More precisely, other things are easier – and it's to easier things that people are turning. Facebook's success is built on the ease of doing everything in one place. (Search tools can't index it to see who's talking about what, which may be a benefit or a failing.) Twitter offers instant content and reaction. Writing a blog post is a lot harder than posting a status update, putting a funny link on someone's Wall, or tweeting. People are still reading blogs, and other content. But for the creation of amateur content, their heyday for the wider population has, I think, already passed. The short head of blogging thrives. Its long tail, though, has lapsed into desuetude.Facebook Connect vs. Sign in with Twitter
Twitter has quietly given some developers access to a new feature, Sign in with Twitter, which uses Twitter's new OAuth technology to allow people to log into
which uses Twitter’s new OAuth technology to allow people to log into and ac
tter has quietly given some developers access to a new feature, Sign in with Twitter, which uses Twitter’s new OAuth technology to allow people to log into and access 3rd party websites using their Twitter accountsActive Facebook Users By Country - O'Reilly Radar
Since I last posted numbers on Facebook's user base six week ago, the company has added close to 20 million active users. I've had a few requests for detailed numbers by country so I quickly assembled an update. Among countries with at least a million users, the fastest-growing are Indonesia and the Philippines.Identité numérique : 10 règles simples pour contrôler son image sur internet | Presse-Citron
"L’identité numérique reste un concept assez flou pour la plupart des internautes, or il est seulement question de contrôle de l’image et de la réputation, selon les mêmes règles que celles que nous appliquons dans notre vie courante, celle que l’on appelle la vraie vie. / Pas besoin d’être un expert, donc, pour observer ces 10 règles simples qui devraient normalement vous aider à mieux maîtriser votre image sur internet : [...]"
Identité numérique : 10 règles simples pour contrôler son image sur internet4 Reasons Why Marketers Should Choose Facebook Pages Over Facebook Groups
# A new graph showing different types of fan interactions with the Page over time. Here, you see that the graph combines comments, wall posts, and likes to show relative volume of interactions. # A new count of active fans this week, with full age/sex/location breakdown. # A new count of total interactions this week, broken down by type. # A new post quality rating, from 1 to 5 stars. # Graphs for Interactions, Interactions per Post, Post Quality, Stream CTR, Posts, Page views, Media Consumption, ReviewsWhat’s Working for Social Media Marketers? - eMarketer
What’s Working for Social Media Marketers?
A September 2009 MarketingProfs survey of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketers found that the marketing tactics most often used on social sites are not necessarily the bTen things every journalist should know in 2010 | Journalism.co.uk Editors' Blog
This is an update on a post I wrote at the beginning of last year - Ten things every journalist should know in 2009. I still stand by all those points I made
Kompakte Liste für alle Onlinepublizierer gefunden bei: Gerhard Rettenegger http://rettenegger.blogspot.com/CubeTree Launches As A Facebook + FriendFeed + Twitter For Enterprise
CubeTree places a large emphasis on the micro-updates, just like Twitter. The rationale behind this is that there are often things people maybe want others to know, but don’t want to send out an email to everyone in the company, as Fubini notes. With status updates, employees can give passive updates to coworkers which show up in their stream throughout the day. But that’s not all that goes into the feed, like FriendFeed (and now Facebook), CubeTree can import elements from other social services such as Google Reader shared items, TripIt trips, Salesforce data and others. And just like FriendFeed (and again, now Facebook), anyone can now comment on these items in the feed.
CubeTree’s new enterprise collaboration suite, which is opening to the public tomorrow, has a familiar look: It looks like a cross between Facebook and FriendFeed (more-so before they were both recently redesigned). And that familiarity is part of the idea to getting this to work on the enterprise level. As with other social networks, there are two main components to CubeTree: The Feed and the Profile. But on CubeTree’s feed, instead of seeing updates from everyone in your social graph, you see updates from coworkers. And on your profile page, rather than highlighting pictures or videos of yourself, there is an emphasis on information and documents.Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber
based on some recent neuroscience studies
memory_brainOf course, it’s not that simple; but if you believe Dr Tracy Alloway from the University of Stirling in Scotland, Twitter and Facebook are very different beasts when it comes to improve your “working memory“, which relates to “the structures and processes used for temporarily storing and manipulating information in short-term memory.”
Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber
Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber http://ff.im/-7LOlp [from http://twitter.com/kenmat/statuses/3827888273]
Of course, it’s not that simple; but if you believe Dr Tracy Alloway from the University of Stirling in Scotland, Twitter and Facebook are very different beasts when it comes to improve your “working memory“ [...]
Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber: Of course, it’s not that simple; but i.. http://bit.ly/mvYOS [from http://twitter.com/StoneCS/statuses/3818117834]
True or Not? Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber http://ow.ly/orHP [from http://twitter.com/gideonking/statuses/3836716669]How to say stupid things about social media | Cory Doctorow | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Cory Doctorow answers some standard objections against social media
Cory Doctorow erklärt uns im britischen Guardian, wieso Kritik an Social Media nicht immer den Kern der Sache trifft.
There are plenty of things to worry about when it comes to social media. They are Skinner boxes designed to condition us to undervalue our privacy and to disclose personal information. They have opaque governance structures. They are walled gardens that violate the innovative spirit of the internet. But to deride them for being social, experimental and personal is to sound like a total fool.
Go Cory! Go Cory! How to say stupid things about social media | Technology | guardian.co.uk
I don't call my parents in Canada and recount the latest additions to my daughter's vocabulary because they need to know that the kid can say "elephant" and "potty" now; I call them up to say, "all is well with your son and his family", and "you are in my heart", and "I love you". Criticizing the "banality" of Facebook conversation is as trite and ignorant as criticising people who talk about the weather. There's a reason we say "Did you sleep well?" at breakfast and "How was your weekend?" when we turn up to the office on Monday (and it's not that we care about the weekend or the rest).9 Fantastic Facebook Pages for Fashion
About 5 months ago Alison Driscoll Comments 9 Fantastic Facebook Pages for Fashion 146Share email share facebook logoAlison Driscoll is an interactive copywriter and social media consultant who specializes in Facebook. She authors a blog at alisondriscoll.com. The Internet has revolutionized the fashion world, making trends more accessible and affordable for everyone, and expanding where and when we can shop. Social media has taken fashion a step further, encouraging discourse on designers and providing real-time feedback on the looks that work, and the ones that don’t. Facebook (Facebook)’s extensive list of features lets users comment on, post and share their favorite outfits and accessories with just a few clicks, anytime, from virtually anywhere. This social network has proved itself to be popular with savvy social shoppers for its fashion-forward Facebook Pages; here are 9 that use photos, apps and fan discussions for maximum impact. For Deals 1. Rue La La Rue La La is oneCómo elaborar una página de Facebook eficaz | Kabytes
desestructuradas. Si, el muro puede ser muy valiosoRockMelt
Promises to basically be the Next Generation's web browser for social networking.. In particular, Facebook is getting a fair share of mention in the early hypes right now.. Backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, will be fun to watch this something new as it evolves.. :)Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over
And yet another reason why I HATE Facebook
Facebook and Privacy
Prediction: 2010 will be the year Facebook is largely abandoned
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as ...
This is a radical change from the way that Zuckerberg pounded on the importance of user privacy for years. That your information would only be visible to the people you accept as friends was fundamental to the DNA of the social network that hundreds of millions of people have joined over these past few years. Privacy control, he told me less than 2 years ago, is "the vector around which Facebook operates." I don't buy Zuckerberg's argument that Facebook is now only reflecting the changes that society is undergoing. I think Facebook itself is a major agent of social change and by acting otherwise Zuckerberg is being arrogant and condescending.Nielsen: Twitter's growing really, really, really, really fast | The Social - CNET News
New numbers about 'community destination' sites in the U.S. reveal that Twitter grew well over a thousand percent between February 2008 and February 2009. Read this blog post by Caroline McCarthy on The Social.How to Promote Your Facebook Fan Page & Get Lots of Fans | Search Engine Journal
Growth charts for Facebook Traffic
Ross Sandler of RBC has done what every good analyst should do, which is say something interesting. What Ross has said is that, at its current growth rate, Facebook will surpass Google in size by 2011-2012.
Ross Sandler of RBC has done what every good analyst should do, which is say something interesting. What Ross has said is that, at its current growth rate, Facebook will surpass Google in size by 2011-2012.
Facebook projected to surpass Google by 2011: http://bit.ly/17MG2Y [from http://twitter.com/sbeckham/statuses/1355135083]Conversations About The Internet #5: Anonymous Facebook Employee - The Rumpus.net
Hochinteressante Einblicke in Facebook.
Interview, mostly about privacy, with an anonymous Facebook employee: http://bit.ly/6Zrsq1 Worth reading. (via @johnbattelle on FB) – Tim O'Reilly (timoreilly) http://twitter.com/timoreilly/status/7673198122
Cyfweliad dienw gyda boi yn gweithio i Facebook. Son am HyperPHP10 Tips for Becoming a Smarter, Social Business Person – GigaOM
The web is filled with social networks: We have Twitter for meeting new people, Facebook for old college buddies, and Bebo for those of us who don’t want to hang out with the mainstream. Those social networks are rarely viewed as corporate services — they’re relaxing at the end of a long workday, not playgrounds for more business activity. But I would argue that social networks provide value to a business person on several levels, whether it be for those furiously working each day in a cubicle or for others closing big deals on the golf course.Seth's Blog: The pillars of social media site success
Who likes me? Is everything okay? How can I become more popular? What's new? I'm bored, let's make some noise
If you want to understand why Twitter is so hot, look at those five attributes. They deliver all five, instantly.
Why people choose to visit online social sites: Who likes me?, Is everything okay?, How can I become more popular?, What's new?, I'm bored, let's make some noise
The pillars of social media site success /Seth's Blog/ - Why people choose to visit online social ... http://tinyurl.com/ddgjj6 [from http://twitter.com/jorgefsb/statuses/1380983695]
5 things that drive social interaction/why people choose to visit online social sites: * Who likes me? * Is everything okay? * How can I become more popular? * What's new? * I'm bored, let's make some noise10 Musts for Marketing to Women on Facebook
ReadWriteWeb mener at det er en del positive endringer i Facebooks privacy-innstllinger (siden du nå lettere kan styre hvem som skal se hva) - men problemet er jo nettopp at det ikke ER så lett. Fortsatt alt for kronglete å forstå, og alt for mye arbeid å lage listene som skal til..
Chances are you wouldn't tell grandma about the wild party you went to last Saturday night. Likewise, you might have spent Sunday evening at home knittin' a mitten ...
This newest change in the privacy options for sharing content on Facebook represents a major change to the nature of communicating on the site. If it's implemented well it could make a dramatic difference in the way people use the site. Given the change underway and the company's move to lobby governments around the world in favor of its privacy philosophy, we think it would be a good idea to have a more thorough public conversation about what that philosophy is.
WalkthroughNonprofits 2.0 - Change.org: 10 Insights Gained from Spending 7,280 Hours on Social Media Websites
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RT @rajdey: Nonprofits: 10 Insights Gained from Spending 7,280 Hours on Social Media Websites: http://twurl.nl/seiez3 (via @marthalanefox) [from http://twitter.com/AsherJac/statuses/2894739702]
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10 top things to do and not do with nfp social media
very good observations on skillful use of social media3 Things You Need to Know About Social Media Strategy
Klinkt logisch maar drie vuistregels voor social media binnen een bedrijf zijn: 1 samenwerken 2 de bedrijfsleiding moet achter het idee staan 3 neem je tijd: de impact van social media ontstaat niet op 123
This is information I share with clients all the time - they are simple and seem like common sense when you read about them, but all too often overlooked by organisations when considering their social media policy.
"If the direction doesn’t come from the very top, managers, who have myriad reasons to fear change, will hang on to the status quo. Despite the best intentions of agencies and consultants, social media integration is bound to meet huge resistance until top management says it’s OK to spend time and money to integrate it into the company’s marketing and culture."How to set up a Facebook fan page that works
I’ve been talking to several people recently about setting up a Facebook fan page, how to get more fans, and how to use Facebook effectively. Full disclosure: Yes, I have a Facebook page, but it’s private. I use Twitter and LinkedIn for business, but I haven’t set up a page for my copywriting business. However, I DO run a Facebook page for the same nonprofit that I mentioned in a recent post on email marketing. It’s performing well, averaging 50 new fans a day.» Creating a custom facebook fan page - PHP, Web and IT stuff
http://www.facebook.com/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Webdigi-Web-Development/257801797036#/pages/London-United-Kingdom/Webdigi-Web-Development/257801797036?v=wall7 Lessons for Better Networking with Social Media
Social media allows us to discover, connect, and engage with new people of interest.
Social Network improvement
Social media allows us to discover, connect, and engage with new people of interest. While most people are open to new connections and receiving messages from people they don’t know, there is a fine line between reaching out and “spamming.” The challenge is to make a connection clearly and effectively without wasting people’s time.The Starbucks Formula for Social Media Success
Various ways Starbucks uses social media to connect with their customers. Amazing!apophenia: Facebook's move ain't about changes in privacy norms
"If we're building a public stage, we need to give people the ability to protect themselves, the ability to face the consequences honestly. We cannot hide behind rhetoric of how everyone is public just because everyone we know in our privileged circles is walking confidently into the public sphere and assuming no risk. And we can't justify our decisions as being simply about changing norms when the economic incentives are all around. I'm with Marshall on this one: Facebook's decision is an economic one, not a social norms one. And that scares the bejesus out of me. People care deeply about privacy, especially those who are most at risk of the consequences of losing it. Let us not forget about them. It kills me when the bottom line justifies social oppression. Is that really what the social media industry is about?"
When the default is private, you have to think about making something public. When the default is public, you become very aware of privacy. And thus, I would suspect, people are more conscious of privacy now than ever. Because not everyone wants to share everything to everyone else all the time.
Danah Boyd : “Privacy isn’t a technological binary that you turn off and on. Privacy is about having control of a situation. It’s about controlling what information flows where and adjusting measures of trust when things flow in unexpected ways. It’s about creating certainty so that we can act appropriately. People still care about privacy because they care about control."
There isn't some radical shift in norms taking place. What's changing is the opportunity to be public and the potential gain from doing so. Reality TV anyone? People are willing to put themselves out there when they can gain from it. But this doesn't mean that everyone suddenly wants to be always in public. And it doesn't mean that folks who live their lives in public don't value privacy. The best way to maintain privacy as a public figure is to give folks the impression that everything about you is in public.HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications
HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications http://ow.ly/kIIQ [from http://twitter.com/TeacherToolbox/statuses/3429982068]
RT @mashable: HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications - http://bit.ly/4pL9qF [from http://twitter.com/CollinVanUden/statuses/3403029039]
Pretty cool website called mashable. Can't wait to rid myself of annoying unnecessary notifications.
Do you constantly have 99 new notifications, marked with the little red button at the bottom right in your FacebookFacebook account? Would you like to only
Reading: How To Get Rid of Annoying Facebook Notifications: http://bit.ly/rFajG [from http://twitter.com/nickdaws/statuses/3402573744]
HOW TO: Get Rid of Annoying Facebook NotificationsThe 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now - NYTimes.com
In December, Facebook made a series of bold and controversial changes regarding the nature of its users' privacy on the social networking site. The company once known for protecting privacy to the point of exclusivity (it began its days as a network for college kids only - no one else even had access), now seemingly wants to compete with more open social networks like the microblogging media darling Twitter.socialnetworks-oct08.png (PNG Image, 1425x625 pixels)
map of social networks 2008
Map of Social Networks by popularity in various countries
Oxyweb. Stats from AlexaWhat Social Followers Want - eMarketer
Brand marketers want consumers to follow them to build buzz and engagement, but social media users often desire something in return. What they’ve come to expect is a good deal, but many consumers&mdasThe social behavior incentive (how your app can be as addictive as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare)
In my journey through these systems, I’ve been seeing how each gives incentives to their users. For instance, on Foursquare every time I check in it gives me points. If I check in a new place that it didn’t know about, it gives me a ton of points. It is rewarding my behavior. This “reward” turns very addictive. Twitter, on the other hand, has its own incentive system. It puts all sorts of things in your face, like how many Tweets you’ve done, how many people you’re following, how many followers you have, and how many lists you are on. Things that are measured become games and increase addiction. But Twitter has other games going on as well. Anytime someone uses your @name in a Tweet you see it. Remember that Dale Carnegie said in his book about how to win friends and influence people that your name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
I’m an addict. You already knew that, didn’t you? After all, I’m just about to pass my 30,000th Tweet and on Facebook I have more than 10,000 friends and on Foursquare I follow more than 3,000 people (about 1% of their user base as just reported). I’m not the only addict, though. On Google there are 402,000 results for “social media addiction.” Someone even made a rap video about social media addiction. In my journey through these systems, I’ve been seeing how each gives incentives to their users. For instance, on Foursquare every time I check in it gives me points. If I check in a new place that it didn’t know about, it gives me a ton of points. It is rewarding my behavior. This “reward” turns very addictive. Twitter, on the other hand, has its own incentive system. It puts all sorts of things in your face, like how many Tweets you’ve done, how many people you’re following, how many followers you have, and how many lists you are on. Things that are measured become games and incre
Twitter, on the other hand, has its own incentive system. It puts all sorts of things in your face, like how many Tweets you’ve done, how many people you’re following, how many followers you have, and how many lists you are on.
OK, hvis nogen ved disse ting så er det nok ScobleHow to Better Engage Facebook Fan Page ‘Fans’ | Social Media Examiner
Mashable explains that authenticity, content, control and promotion are the keys to success on Facebook.LaterBro.com
Planlæg dine tweets/fb updates
Application qui permet de publier des tweets ou statut FB en différé
Send Twitter or Facebook status updates later.
schedule tweets and facebook status for laterHow to Suck at Facebook - The Oatmeal
Awesome stuffFacebook Week: Facebook Resources, Analysis and Insights
For the past seven days, MashableMashable has provided resources and analysis of FacebookFacebook through a series we called Facebook Week. From building a
If you’re trending towards Facebook, here are nine articles from the talented crew at Mashable covering everything from creating successful fan pages, to optimizing your brands presence on the platform.
For the past seven days, MashableMashable reviews has provided resources and analysis of FacebookFacebook reviews through a series we called Facebook Week.20+ mind-blowing social media statistics revisited | Blog | Econsultancy
I really tried to put alot of information as I could into Econsultancy’s Social Media Statistics, which is part of our Stats Compendium (a truly wonderful resource) but I find it is always neat to go back and review the old against the new.
20+ mind-blowing social media statistics revisited.
Remarkable stats about number of users, items uploaded, pages viewed, frequency etc on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.Led by Facebook, Twitter, Global Time Spent on Social Media Sites up 82% Year over Year | Nielsen Wire
According to The Nielsen Company, global* consumers spent more than five and half hours on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in December 2009, an 82% increase from the same time last year when users were spending just over three hours on social networking sites. In addition, the overall traffic to social networking sites has grown over the last three years. Globally, social networks and blogs are the most popular online category when ranked by average time spent in December, followed by online games and instant messaging. With 206.9 million unique visitors, Facebook was the No. 1 global social networking destination in December 2009 and 67% of global social media users visited the site during the month. Time on site for Facebook has also been on the rise, with global users spending nearly six hours per month on the site.
According to The Nielsen Company, global* consumers spent more than five and half hours on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in December 2009, an 82% increase from the same time last year when users were spending just over three hours on social networking sites. In addition, the overall traffic to social networking sites has grown over the last three years.
According to The Nielsen Company, global* consumers spent more than five and half hours on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter in December 2009, an 82% increase from the same time last year when users were spending just over three hours on social networking sites. In addition, the overall traffic to social networking sites has grown over the last three years. Globally, social networks and blogs are the most popular online category when ranked by average time spent in December, followed by online games and instant messaging. With 206.9 million unique visitors, Facebook was the No. 1 global social networking destination in December 2009 and 67% of global social media users visited the site during the month. Time on site for Facebook has also been on the rise, with global users spending nearly six hours per month on the site. [...] Australia led in average time per person spent, with the average Australian spending nearly 7 hours on social media sites in December."
Nielsen, Jan. 22, 2010.A special report on social networking: A world of connections | The Economist
Revista The Economista dedica seu dossiê às redes sociais.
Economist weighs in on web2.0
Online social networks are changing the way people communicate, work and play, and mostly for the better, says Martin Giles (interviewed here)Very Interesting Social Media Statistics: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Linkedin and more… | buzzing, social Media
Social Media Statistics * Facebook claims that 50% of active users log into the site each day. This would mean at least 175m users every 24 hours. * Twitter now has 75m user accounts, but only around 15m are active users on a regular basis. * LinkedIn has over 50m members worldwide..FT.com / UK / Business - Social networks threaten advertising growth
FT.com, January 15 2009. Two-thirds of advertising agencies are not prepared for the industry changes prompted by social networks and new forms of digital media, a report has found. The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, which will publish the “Social Media Futures” report compiled by Future Foundation next week, has warned that advertising agencies face growth of just 1.2 per cent a year by 2016 if the industry fails to tackle the changes to the media created by sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Social networks enable consumers to pass on information about products and services, and recommendations from friends are more influential than traditional forms of advertising.
cost for agencies if they do not adapt to social networking as an advertising medium
As long as advertising don't relationship building, dialogue, honesty and authencity they can forget about playing a part in new media.Facebook Developers | HipHop for PHP: Move Fast
With HipHop we've reduced the CPU usage on our Web servers on average by about fifty percent, depending on the page. Less CPU means fewer servers, which means less overhead. This project has had a tremendous impact on Facebook. We feel the Web at large can benefit from HipHop, so we are releasing it as open source this evening in hope that it brings a new focus toward scaling large complex websites with PHP. While HipHop has shown us incredible results, it's certainly not complete and you should be comfortable with beta software before trying it out.
HipHop for PHP. With HipHop we've reduced the CPU usage on our Web servers on average by about fifty percent, depending on the page. Less CPU means fewer servers, which means less overhead.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.Delete Your Account
Information on how to delete your account from all of the major social networking, blogging, shopping, etc. sites and services across the web.
如何删除各种服务？一站式！Subscriptions are the New BLACK. (+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple will own your wallet by 2015) - Master of 500 Hats
An utterly enthralling rant about the economics of the web, written 40,000 feet up in the air. "Newsflash folks: The Internet does NOT want to be FREE... It wants to GET PAID on Fucking Friday, just like everybody else on the damn planet."
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ASSERTION #2: The default startup business model for 2010 & beyond will be subscriptions and transactions (e-commerce, digital goods). Newsflash folks: The Internet does NOT want to be FREE... It wants to GET PAID on Fucking Friday, just like everybody else on the damn planet.
(+ why Facebook, Google, & Apple will own your wallet by 2015)Redes sociales, quiero ser tu amigo documental de Tecnologia en documaniaTV.com
documental produït per la cadena de televisió cuatro, on es parla sobre les xarxes socials i els seus efectes. Trobat a través del portal estudiasocial.net
Aquest es un documental produït per la cadena de televisió cuatro, on es parla sobre les xarxes socials i els seus efectes. He arribat a ell a través del portal estudiasocial.net
Documental elaborat pels reporters de "Noticias Cuatro". És un exemple molt il•lustrador dels canvis que s'estan produint en les formes de relacionar-se i comunicar-se arran de l'expansió de l'Internet, situat en el context espanyol.
He escollit aquest reportatge que els nostres companys de la UNED tenen penja't al "blog estudiasocial.net", perquè em sembla que és un reportatge força interessant. El reportatge que la cadena de televisió Cuatro va emetre aquest mes de Juny ens ofereix una bona prespectiva del paper que tenen les xarxes socials actualment. He trobat aquesta pàguina utilitzant el cercador Yahoo! del Mozilla Firefox, per fer aquesta cerca he utilitzat les paraules clau blog, estudio, social, donat que la intenció era fer una recerca sobre blogs amb la temàtica "Àmbits d'actuació de l'educador/a social en la societat de la informació i la comunicació".
Documental de Cuatro, 50 minutos. Interesante
Documental realitzat per la cadena Cuatro en el que es tracta el tema de les xarxes socials i el seu impacte en diferents àmbits de la societat actual. La cerca ha estat realitzada a través de Google i la paraula clau emprada ha estat "xarxes socials i educación social", tot i que el procediment ha sigut mot intuitiu. El motiu d'aquesta elecció ha estat el format en que es presentava la informació (documetal) i el nivell d'interès.
Aquest documental em sembla interessant per què ens deixa veure les xarxes socials des de diferents àmbits. El procés de cerca ha estat a partir de la visualització d’aquest documental al canal Cuatro de televisió i en Google posant com paraules clau educación, redes sociales
documental sobre redes sociales TVGet Ready As Corporate Sites and Social Networks Start To Connect « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
To Increase Engagement, Brands to Allow Users To Login With Facebook, MySpace, Twitter In a recent report titled the "Future of the Social Web" we found that we are entering the era of social colonization, every webpage and experience will be social
A continued thought... the other part of Jeremiah's "Pollination" post. In that case, corps are putting their content out there... beyond their walls to make sure they are part of the unstructured/controlled conversation. In this case, corps are aggregating the other information onto their own site to bring the conversation closer to their home. Push/Pull at it's finest when taken together.Survey Of Insular Social Media Elite Says: Twitter Is Better Than Facebook For Businesses
If you were to ask over 200 social media leaders which social media site they would pay for if they had to, as ...
RT @mikefilsaime "Twitter Is Better Than Facebook For Businesses" , says Survey Of Social Media Elite: http://tinyurl.com/dekmdq [from http://twitter.com/barbhd34/statuses/1226732194]
If you were to ask “over 200 social media leaders” which social media site they would pay for if they had to, as Abrams Research recently did, Facebook would come out on top, with 32.2 percent saying they would pay for it. (Yeah, right). LinkedIn was second, Twitter was third, and MySpace and Digg tied for last place (with only 1.5 percent of respondents saying they’d pay for those services). But if you ask, which one would they recommend for businesses to pay for (if they had to), Twitter beats Facebook by more than two to one (39.6 percent vs. 15.3 percent). LinkedIn again comes in second. Why did Twitter come out on top. It is seen as an efficient way for companies to get their marketing messages out there. One typical response:
Twitter vs. Facebook for businessesHow Twitter and Facebook Now Compete with Google « blog maverick
** Posted using Viigo: Mobile RSS, Sports, Current Events and more ** Last year I wrote a blog post entitled "If the news is important it will find me". The point was that we all live in so many socia
Things change. We are seeing a change in our referral logs right now. That could translate into systemic change in user behavior and business opportunity
our referral behavior is changing. hearing people from twitter, and researching there, rather than google.
RT @mashable: Reading: "How Twitter and Facebook Now Compete with Google" - http://bit.ly/EQ06o [from http://twitter.com/Bleau/statuses/1817974302]Social Media and Young Adults | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and young adults and a modest rise among adults 30 and older. Even as blogging declines among those under 30, wireless connectivity continues to rise in this age group, as does social network use. Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers, though high school-aged girls show the greatest enthusiasm for the application.
Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.12 Great Tales of De-Friending
Social Media marketing is rapidly earning a role in the integrated marketing mix of small and enterprise businesses and as such, it’s transforming every
Social Media marketing is rapidly earning a role in the integrated marketing mix of small and enterprise businesses and as such, it’s transforming every division from the inside out. What starts with one champion in any given division, be it customer service, marketing, public relations, advertising, interactive, et al, eventually inspires an entire organization to socialize. What starts with one, a domino effect usually ensues toppling each department, gaining momentum, and triggering a sense of urgency through its path. And, it also marks the beginning of our journey through the ten stages of social media integration.
Social Media marketing is rapidly earning a role in the integrated marketing mix of small and enterprise businesses and as such, it’s transforming every division from the inside out. What starts with one champion in any given division, be it customer service, marketing, public relations, advertising, interactive, et al, eventually inspires an entire organization to socialize. What starts with one, a domino effect usually ensues toppling each department, gaining momentum, and triggering a sense of urgency through its path. And, it also marks the beginning of our journey through the ten stages of social media integration. ...PeteSearch: How to split up the US
Data visualization of Facebook profiles: "Looking at the network of US cities, it's been remarkable to see how groups of them form clusters, with strong connections locally but few contacts outside the cluster. For example Columbus, OH and Charleston WV are nearby as the crow flies, but share few connections, with Columbus clearly part of the North, and Charleston tied to the South. "Some of these clusters are intuitive, like the old south, but there's some surprises too, like Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas having closer ties to Texas than Georgia. To make sense of the patterns I'm seeing, I've marked and labeled the clusters, and added some notes about the properties they have in common..."
Fun stuff, lots of entertaining demographic data.
According to FacebookFirefox Tips: 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sidebar
Firefox Tips: 5 Ways to Spice Up Your SidebarSocial Media: Consumers Trust Their Friends Less - Advertising Age - News
It's a finding that strikes at the foundation of many a social-media marketing philosophy: Tapping into peer-to-peer networks is a way for marketers to tell authentic, credible stories to consumers whose confidence in corporate CEOs, news outlets, government officials and industry analysts has taken a beating. But according to Edelman's latest Trust Barometer, the number of people who view their friends and peers as credible sources of information about a company dropped by almost half, from 45% to 25%, since 2008.The Man Who Looked Into Facebook's Soul
Infograph that tries to depict Facebook’s growth over the past 6 years.Fav4.org
é uma aplicação online que permite de uma forma bem clean ter uma página inicial com os quatro sites/serviços que mais usa como favoritos.Did Google just sneakily launch a Facebook killer? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
You are so vain and you've just handed (possibly) another rich lode for Google to mine. And you didn't know it.
Farhad Manjoo takes a look at Google's new profile option, which lets you control your brand in Google (to some extent). It could be a Facebook killer - or at leats be a new place you need to keep an eye on your brand.
Google Profile—a page that Google is encouraging everyone to create.
wow!How to Sync Facebook Events with Google Calendar
For those out there who use Google and Facebook to manage events and calendaring, here’s another how-to that might not only make your busy lives a little less complicated, but will relieve you of the pain of having to keep up between multiple calendars.
facebook tech tipGoogle Buzz Has Completely Changed the Game: Here’s How
In a few months, few will remember these privacy snafus. Just as people have forgotten about the Facebook News Feed fiasco and other Facebook disasters, people will forgive and forget about Buzz’s initial privacy concerns.Web Strategy Matrix: Google Buzz vs Facebook vs MySpace vs Twitter (Feb 2010) « Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing
great comparative look at the current competing technologies.
Lack Of Signal In A Sea of Noise There’s an incredible amount of media and blogger noise about social networks, yet most focus on “killer app” hype without an objective point of view. My career mission? To cut out the hype and help companies make sense of what to do. For those fraught with information overload, this definitive matrix distills what matters. Situation: New Contender Shakes Up Industry Google has entered the social networking play with “Buzz”, and by the look of it, this time it’s for real. There’s a lot of market confusion on how they could stack up, so here’s my take. Let’s cut the noise and get to the heart of it with a comparison matrix based upon my insights talking to these companies in formal briefings, observations, as a user, my former research and dealing with the brands trying to reach them. Executive Summary: Brands Must Stay Focused On Where Customers Already Are Google’s entrance causes media havoc but web strategists should stay focused. Find out
Social Media and Social Networking
Analytikern Jeremiah Owyang ställer upp Buzz, Facebook, Twitter och MySpace i en matris där styrkor och svagheter rankas.BBC tells news staff to embrace social media | Media | guardian.co.uk
if its important enough forJournalists to use....perhaps communications folks should follow along :-)
BBC news journalists have been told to use social media as a primary source of information by Peter Horrocks, the new director of BBC Global News who took over last week. He said it was important for editorial staff to make better use of social media and become more collaborative in producing stories.
BBC news journalists have been told to use social media as a primary source of information by Peter Horrocks, the new director of BBC Global News who took over last week BBC tells news staff to embrace social media |				Media |				guardian.co.uk
BBC news journalists have been told to use social media as a primary source of information by Peter Horrocks, the new director of BBC Global News who took over last week
"BBC news journalists have been told to use social media as a primary source of information by Peter Horrocks, the new director of BBC Global News who took over last week. He said it was important for editorial staff to make better use of social media and become more collaborative in producing stories."
BBC tells news staff to embrace social mediaBBC NEWS | Magazine | What's the ideal number of friends?
The average number is about 150, says leading anthropologist Robin Dunbar.
You can have friends because of what you do together or enjoy something together like football or shopping, but they're not as profound friends as those who you love for themselves because of something in their character.
Having more friends leads to earning more.
They usually consist of an inner circle of five "core" people and an additional layer of 10, he says. That makes 15 people - some will probably be family members - who are your central group and then outside that, there's another 35 in the next circle and another 100 on the outside. And that's one person's social world.
Attention Facebook users with 500+ friends: You are lying.
What's the ideal number of friends?Facebook Sending More Traffic Than Google to Some Sites - Advertising Age - Digital
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Marketers spend billions to attract search traffic from Google, but late last year Facebook started becoming a bigger source of traffic for some large websites, according to analytics firm Hitwise.
人の流れがsearchからじゃなく、social mediaからに変わる傾向か。Facebook Groups Vs Pages: The Definitive Guide
we thought it would be useful to highlight the core differences between Facebook Pages and Facebook Groups.Facebook directs more online users than Google
According to Web measurement firm Compete Inc., Facebook has passed search-engine giant Google to become the top source for traffic to major portals like Yahoo and MSN, and is among the leaders for other types of sites.
Is social media becoming more important than search engine ?Study: Ages of social network users | Royal Pingdom
Hmm ... what should one think when your age is well above the averages?
Age of people using various social networks
Some interesting demographics on social network users
Study: Ages of social network usersHOW TO: Integrate Facebook, Twitter, and Buzz into Your Gmail
The more friends you have, the more you earn, says a study. But modern life can allow little time to maintain meaningful relationships, so what's the optimum number of friends?The 39 Social Media Tools I'll Use Today | Blogging and Content Creation | Social Media Consulting - Convince & Convert
I don’t feel the need to experiment with every new piece of software that emerges from its chrysalis, but I do feel a responsibility to you and my clients to have some idea of what’s out there and what’s worthwhile. Also, at my social media speaking engagements hither and yon I’m often asked what tools I use. So, I took a personal inventory and created this overview of the 39 social media tools I use daily
The 39 Social Media Tools I'll Use Today | Blogging and Content Creation | Social Media Consulting - Convince & Convert - http://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-tools/the-39-social-media-tools-ill-use-today/
social media toolsHow to Build a Facebook Landing Page for Your Business : Technology :: American Express OPEN Forum
http://www.facebook.com/larry.sankey.30 Best jQuery plugins inspired from Twitter and Facebook | Psdeluxe
30 Best jQuery plugins inspired from Twitter and Facebook | Psdeluxe - http://www.psdeluxe.com/articles/web-design/30-the-best-jquery-plugins-inspired-from-twitter-and-facebook.htmlFacebook
New Facebook Friend Lists filters in the design update will be interesting; http://bit.ly/PmWBc [from http://twitter.com/jcookaz/statuses/1281351685]
nueva pagina de inicio de facebook http://tinyurl.com/aqgl2n [from http://twitter.com/dmunozdiaz/statuses/1281346214]
In the new Facebook design, there are highlights and filters, and people will be 'thinking' instead of 'doing' things: http://bit.ly/PmWBc [from http://twitter.com/sandroalberti/statuses/1280436954]
Here's an example of the new Facebook homepage. http://tinyurl.com/aqgl2n [from http://twitter.com/koka_sexton/statuses/1283553578]In the World of Facebook - The New York Review of Books
Great article on facebook past, present and future.
Great overview of Facebook and MySpace. Interesting how the US military bans MySpace (where enlisted men hang out) but is OK with Facebook (officer country online)iPhone, MySpace, Facebook Race To Micropayments In 2009
Application platforms, broadly defined, are here to stay. Facebook's platform, first launched in 2007, now has tens of thousands of applications. MySpace, which ...5 Fantastic Facebook Fan Page Ideas to Learn From : Technology :: American Express OPEN Forum
So your biz is on Facebook, and brand engagement is up thanks to some savvy social media strategy. You might even be interested in further distinguishing your brand by building a custom landing page for your business account.
So your business is on Facebook, and brand engagement is up thanks to some savvy social media strategy. You might even be interested in further distinguishing your brand by building a custom landing page for your account.» Google Analytics for Facebook Fan Pages - PHP, Web and IT stuff
» Google Analytics for Facebook Fan Pages - PHP, Web and IT stuff
Google analytics about Facebook Fan Pages
We launched our Facebook fan page earlier this month and as with all Facebook pages only Facebook Insights program is available to page administrators.The Science of Building Trust With Social Media
Como establecer la verdad cuando nuestra identidad online esta poco mas que un avatar y pocas lineas de texto?
Few, if any, educational institutes teach the art of proper digital communication. Most of us have simply made up an impromptu strategy and crossed our fingers in the hopes that disaster doesn’t strike. With a bit of help from our friends in the fields of psychology and information technology, we can apply the age-old intuitions of face-to-face conversation to whatever advances in technology come our way.
Alright, so we keep talking about how government agencies need to gain the trust of our communities so they'll follow our recommendations. In the same breath, we declare that social media will be that silver bullet that will make everyone believe what we say and will allow our response/outreach/efforts to succeed beyond our wildest dreams. Turns out there's some research into how that actually happens. Take note and maybe your next response will be met with open ears and not wary eyes.
소셜미디어의 핵심은 진정성, 동영상으로 사례 설명한 부분이 인상적13 Ways to Move Your Facebook Fans to Action | Social Media Examiner
average article but adding it for completenessHOW TO: Build a Facebook Landing Page for Your Business
Here are five fantastic Facebook Fan Page ideas your small business can learn from.
[object Object]DICE 2010: "Design Outside the Box" Presentation Videos - G4tv.com
Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Jesse Schell, dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular Facebook Games era.
The not so hidden psychological traps in social gaming. And where it could lead (if the world wasn't such a messy place).
Jesse Schell talks about future of gamingThe Dam Just Broke: Facebook Opens Up to OpenID - ReadWriteWeb
The Dam Just Broke: Facebook Opens Up to OpenID - http://ow.ly/83c3 [from http://twitter.com/barbhd34/statuses/1859036448]
RT @rww Facebook Opens Up to OpenID; http://bit.ly/fNmJE (via @tweetmeme) [from http://twitter.com/jcookaz/statuses/1841594646]
RT: @rww: The Dam Just Broke: Facebook Opens Up to OpenID http://bit.ly/I5Pjv [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/1840467882]
In a few minutes Facebook will become the biggest example of a social network that allows users to log-in with OpenID credentials granted to them by other companies' websites. Major networks have said for months that their ID could be used as OpenID, but becoming "relying parties" that accepted OpenID from elsewhere was the step everyone was waiting for. The dam has broken.
5/18/09 In a few minutes Facebook will become the biggest example of a social network that allows users to log-in with OpenID credentials granted to them by other companies' websites.Government 2.0 Meets Catch 22 - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com
“We have a Facebook page,” said one official of the Department of Homeland Security. “But we don’t allow people to look at Facebook in the office. So we have to go home to use it. I find this bizarre.”
best stuff is in the comments
Hoe ga je om met web 2.0 en bestaande richtlijnen? Die kunnen elkaar gelukkig heerlijk in de weg zitten ... Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fbits.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2009%2F03%2F17%2Fgovernment-20-meets-catch-22Marketers Embrace Twitter over Facebook - eMarketer
"Marketers Embrace #Twitter over Facebook - eMarketer" http://j.mp/16izVT
Only 54% of Fortune 100 on Twitter
Some recent study info on social media: A recent study which looked at corporate blogs, Twitter accounts and Facebook profiles, about one-fifth of Fortune 100 firms only used one of the three channels. Those companies were overwhelmingly likely to choose Twitter (76%) over Facebook (14%) or blogging (10%).Web 3.0 Might Be Really Stupid
@marshallk: "talking about an old classic post with MySpace on phone: Web 3.0 Might Be Really Stupid http://bit.ly/J7s2P" (from http://twitter.com/marshallk/status/3110811430)
What are you doing? How about now? Has anything changed since you started reading this blog post? Every story has a who, what, where, when, and why - ...
The first version of the web was a navigable network of interconnected pages. The next version was based on easy self-publishing through blogs, video, commenting and the like. Still another big shift is believed to be underway; web applications are enabling and taking advantage of all that content to find patterns. Linked data, semantic analysis, analytics and data mining all form a layer on top of the content-web that could serve as the foundation for the next series of applications and other added value.A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook. - By Vaughan Bell - Slate Magazine
"In 1936, the music magazine the Gramophone reported that children had "developed the habit of dividing attention between the humdrum preparation of their school assignments and the compelling excitement of the loudspeaker" and described how the radio programs were disturbing the balance of their excitable minds."
A useful historical look at the anxiety of technology and information overload.
This article from the Slate looks at a "history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook." It gives a fine perspective on how whilst the technology evolves, the essence of prophets of doom railing against the technology remain basically the same.How Facebook is Gunning for Google (And Killing SEO) | Copyblogger
How Facebook is Gunning for Google (And Killing SEO) http://is.gd/19Wx0 [from http://twitter.com/steveblamey/statuses/2291526627]
How to handle Facebook's impact on SEO
RT @DavidAKennedy: Is Facebook killing SEO? http://bit.ly/22E8oW [from http://twitter.com/DangerGranger/statuses/2295297921]'Causes' Social Networking May Be All Talk, No Cash for Nonprofits Seeking Funds - washingtonpost.com
It seems foolproof: nonprofits using the power of the Internet to raise money through a clever Facebook application. After all, the Web earned gobs of cash for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. And besides, going online means sending fewer fundraising letters, which makes it appealing to penny-pinchers and environmentalists alike. But it turns out that approach doesn't always work
Only a tiny fraction of the 179,000 nonprofits that have turned to Causes as an inexpensive and green way to seek donations have brought in even $1,000, according to data available on the Causes developers' site. The application allows Facebook users to list themselves as supporters of a cause on their profile pages. But fewer than 1 percent of those who have joined a cause have actually donated money through that application.
It seems foolproof: nonprofits using the power of the Internet to raise money through a clever Facebook application. After all, the Web earned gobs of cash for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. And besides, going online means sending fewer fundraising letters, which makes it appealing to penn...
"The Facebook application Causes, hugely popular among nonprofit organizations seeking to raise money online, has been largely ineffective in its first two years, trailing direct mail, fundraising events and other more traditional methods of soliciting contributions. "
Washington Post - articolo sulla efficacia dello strumento causes di facebook per il non profit35 Great Social Media Infographics | pamorama
You may have seen some of these before, but there are some new ones here.Social Networking Now More Popular Than Email, Report Finds - ReadWriteWeb
Nielsen Online, an analytics firm that tracks time spent online at various websites, has issued a report finding that throughout 2008 social networking sites and blogs saw more time spent by users than personal email. While not shocking, the finding does mark an important point in the history of the web.
Social Networking Now More Popular Than Email, Report Finds http://bit.ly/DV8tQ (corrected link) [from http://twitter.com/AdNerds/statuses/1306994610]
Nielsen Online has issued a report finding that throughout 2008 social networking sites and blogs saw more time spent by users than personal email.
Facebooks growth in audience numbers - statsThe Social Media Cheat Sheet
I’m not a psychologist, nor am I a parent, so let me start by saying she might be right that these sites are harmful in some cognitive way. But I think she’s wrong to assume social networking is devoid of a “cohesive narrative and long-term significance.” I can see where she’s coming from, but like a lot of people who don’t actually use these sites, she’s missing a fundamental shift from Web 1.0 chat room days to Web 2.0 social networks: Real identity.
Interesting discussion of social networking
Why social networking is good for kidsFive Things You Can Do With This New Facebook RSS App - ReadWriteWeb
Five Things You Can Do With This New Facebook RSS App http://bit.ly/aRDRk (app that turns newsfeeds into rss feeds, use cases) [from http://twitter.com/marshallk/statuses/1654329157]The Internationalization of Social Media | Brian Solis
UK: Social Network Profiles: Access = 42.6% | Users = 15.9m Photos: Access = 38.2% | Users = 15.7m Videos: Access = 11.5% | Users = 2.4m Blogging: Access = 8.4% | Users = 5.5m Micro Blogging: Access = 5.3% | Users = 4.6m
The State of Social Media Around the World 2010FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses
Reading: Friendfeed is in danger of becoming the coolest app that no one uses http://tinyurl.com/de3ao9 [from http://twitter.com/ErikNYC/statuses/1471115840]
http://tinyurl.com/de3ao9 [from http://twitter.com/doktordab/statuses/1472301884]
RT @TechCrunch: FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses http://tr.im/imfp [from http://twitter.com/peterto/statuses/1467550396]
FriendFeed is in danger of becoming the coolest application that no one uses.
e fact is that FriendFeed may just be too complicated for the average user to quickly understand.
FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses http://ff.im/-1Y9U2 [from http://twitter.com/web2sil/statuses/1468873461]
Growth at Twitter, FriendFeed’s primary competitor, continues unchecked. According to Comscore the site is growing at approximately 33% a month and attracted just under 10 million unique worldwide visitors in February. It had just 1.2 million in February 2008. More importantly, every time I turn on the news, it seems the talking heads are pushing their Twitter account as their online identity. That kind of mainstream attention is driving users by the boatload. Meanwhile, competitor FriendFeed, despite a continuous stream of innovative new features, is languishing. It has just 637,000 monthly uniques according to Comscore, or about 6.4% of Twitter’s flow.Facebook Growth Regions and Gender Split - O'Reilly Radar
Facebook demographics as of December 2008.
See also: http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/05/facebook-demographics-age-and.html , http://www.insidefacebook.com/2008/09/18/latest-data-on-us-facebook-age-and-gender-demographics/
stats on facebook
Since we began tracking Facebook demographics in late May, weekly growth has held steady, usually in the low single-digits on a percentage basis. More importantly, it's fair to say that the company has successfully expanded overseas. With close to 128M users, the share of U.S. users is down to around 30% from 35% in late May: - via Judy Decicco
Since we began tracking Facebook demographics in late May, weekly growth has held steady, usually in the low single-digits on a percentage basis. More importantly, it's fair to say that the company has successfully expanded overseas. With close to 128M users, the share of U.S. users is down to around 30% from 35% in late May:How Facebook, MySpace and YouTube Killed eBay
I confess, I'd never even thought of declining entertainment factor as a reason for eBay's slow decline (and possible upcoming demise), but it makes a crapload of sense: while I went there occasionally for deals, most people I know eagerly shared hi-larious links for fun. Pays to know what business you're really in. (via @volckmann)
The author is writing about how eBay lost it's "pole position" due to the Markeplace developement on facebook.
This is a guest post by Keith Rabois, vice president of strategy and business development for Slide, the social entertainment company. Prior to Slide, Keith was a VP at LinkedIn and an EVP at PayPal in charge of among other things, competitive strategy vis-à-vis eBay. He also worked at eBay for three weeks following its acquisition of PayPal. Keith currently serves on the Board of Directors of Yelp, Vendio, Xoom and FanIQ.
Nice insights into eBay cultureFacebook's Thiel Explains Failed Twitter Takeover - BusinessWeek
Failed Twitter Takeover http://tinyurl.com/dn67kt [from http://twitter.com/ironpark/statuses/1268439427]
The social network intends to grow during the downturn, but Facebook's imprecise and illiquid stock valuation limited its appeal to Twitter.
The social network intends to grow during the downturn, but Facebook's imprecise and illiquid stock valuation limited its appeal to TwitterFacebook, YouTube at work make better employees: study
MELBOURNE (Reuters Life!) – Caught Twittering or on Facebook at work? It'll make you a better employee, according to an Australian study that shows surfing the Internet for fun during office hours increases productivity. The University of Melbourne study showed that people who use the Internet for personal reasons at work are about 9 percent more productive that those who do not.
Makes sense to me: "Facebook, YouTube at work make better employees: study" ( http://tinyurl.com/cxm63m ) [from http://twitter.com/nikiblack/statuses/1445740510]"Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity"
dannah boyd keynote notes from sxsw2010 via monstroA CMO's Guide To The Social Media Landscape | CMO.com
Social media marketing is expected to dominate this year -- but the growing list of online social media sites makes choosing the right route complicated. From Facebook to YouTube to Digg and beyond, which media outlets will net the most bang for the buck in terms of customer communication, brand exposure, traffic, and search engine optimization (SEO)? Includes a downloadable PDF version of a chart on leveraging social media options16 Facebook Applications to Boost Popularity of Facebook Fan Page | Social @ Blogging Tracker
16 Facebook Applications to Boost Popularity of Facebook Fan Page http://bit.ly/ajj7jy #facebook
Do you know there are over 20 million people join as fans of Facebook Fan Pages daily? Forget about restricting Facebook as a private network. If you can get 5% of those people to land and join your fan page, the impact will be significant. Time to boost popularity of your fan page with the right Facebook applications. I setup a fan page for Social @ Blogging Tracker 5 months ago. Since then I witnessed the wonders it did to my blog traffic, proven it’s one heck of a networking site to promote our blogs and online presence. If a Ms. Nobody like me can gain some from it, you definitely can too!4 Ways To Monitor Your Facebook Page Traffic
Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, Webtrends, and CoreMetricsWhat Social Media Users Want [STATS]
Twitterers mostly consume news, MySpace users want games and entertainment, Facebookers are into both news and community and Digg's audience has a mixed bag of interests.
What Social Media Users Want [STATS] http://goo.gl/5b2LHow PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results
Co jeszcze zrobić w Polsce
PR professionals use social media every single day to get the word out about clients, to communicate with customers and to respond to questions or problems. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social sites have quickly become important tools in a PR professional’s overall toolkit.Facebook offers up users as marketing tool | Business | guardian.co.uk
He added the company has been experimenting with analysis of user sentiment, tracking the mood of its audience through what they are doing online. Such information is potentially very interesting to large brands, which are always seeking to measure what their customers think about their own or competitors' products. Facebook's advertising technology already allows advertisers to choose which sort of customer will see their display adverts when they log on to the site. Advertisers can choose from such categories as where the user is located and their age and gender, based upon what the user has uploaded on to Facebook – which is adding about 450,000 new users a day.
An article from February
RT @alexiskold: RT @zaibatsu Facebook aims to market its user database to businesses http://bit.ly/RSUU. [from http://twitter.com/brianking/statuses/1167955676]
aditya: @artagnon Here you go: http://tinyurl.com/aau3kr
כתבה העוסקת בכוונתו של פייסבוק להשתמש בבנק נתוני הגולשים שלו לצורך מסחריWhy Twitter is underhyped and is probably worth five to 10 billion dollars - scobleizer's posterous
Chris Brogan's Trust Agents or Shel Israel's Twitterville.
...saying that Twitter is winning. Is winning big. Bigger than any of the tech blogs have admitted to yet. My new price for Twitter? $5 billion.
Robert Scoble/Scobleizer, Aug. 30, 2009.
this might be the most important blog post on the internet right now.4 Easy Ways to Engage Your Facebook Fans
Of course, those findings might be a bit overstated — many people actively seek out the brands they’re already fans of and follow or fan them on Twitter and FacebookSocial Fans More Likely to Buy - eMarketer
Statistics in early 2010
Great article with stats on why Internet users become Fans/Followers & what that relationship results in in terms of sales.
Social media marketers looking for an indication that their efforts are helping the bottom line will be encouraged by findings from Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate that social friends and followe
Social media marketers looking for an indication that their efforts are helping the bottom line will be encouraged by findings from Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate that social friends and followers feel more inclined to purchase from the brands they are fans of.How Twitter and Facebook Make Us More Productive | Magazine
Brendan Koerner argues that research shows that social media breaks actually boost the creativity and productivity of innovation-focused workers. He writes: "Twitter and Facebook give knowledge workers the chance to turn downtime into a game where creativity and insight are rewarded, if only with digital pats on the back."
RT @tcar Here's a great article to give your boss when they catch you slacking off on Twitter: http://bit.ly/amZ8qu
Contrary to recent research about social networks and efficiency, taking a break from work to read that tweet about Lady Gaga's lingerie might actually stoke creativity and enhance problem-solving skills.
Article discussing the value of "down time" in creativity, and extending the idea to Twitter, Facebook, etc.dlvr.it : deliver your content to the social web.
sync rss to publish twitter, facebook and more.
Use for blog to social network aggregation
Outil de (re)publication automatique de flux RSS sur Twitter, Facebook et LinkedIn
Service that takes an RSS feed URL and delivers updates to social media aggregators such as FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.How to Add Google Analytics to Your Facebook Fan Page | Social Media Examiner
RT @JesseNewhart: Social networking and blogs now more popular than email, says Nielsen: http://bit.ly/aWDI5 [from http://twitter.com/MandyBee/statuses/1303396335]10 Steps To Create The Ultimate Facebook Fan Page for Your Brand
Brands today have the incredible opportunity of interacting with consumers on the #1 social network in the world – Facebook – and creating relationships with them that are long lasting, personal and relevant.Your Facebook Profile Makes Marketers’ Dreams Come True | Epicenter
Your Facebook Profile Makes Marketers’ Dreams Come True
by Eliot Van Buskirk // Generally I stay away from Wired, which often has published technological fantasies and hype that have been downright silly -- and very misleading
Your Facebook Profile Makes Marketers’ Dreams Come True http://bit.ly/4rs9Z [from http://twitter.com/AdNerds/statuses/1659055245]Report Says Twitter Would Take 36 Years to Catch Facebook - If Facebook Stopped Growing Today - ReadWriteWeb
Marketing firm HubSpot will publish a report tomorrow on the state of Twitter at the end of 2008, based on user data the company harvested from its controversial ...
from HubSpot. / / 페이스북은 트위더보다 30배크고, 30배 빠르게 성장하고 있다. 하루 가입자만 최대 1만명. 굉장하다.How to Build Engaging One-of-Kind Facebook Fan Pages
How to build engaging Facebook fan pages
Techcrunch article on how to personalize your facebook fan pages5 Essential Apps for Your Business's Facebook Fan Page
to use and apply to fb giunti os
http://allamerican.yrals.com/size-no-bar-spray-on-snug-fit-condom-for-all-sizes/?um=7915 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
We've rounded up the week's essential social media reading into a one-stop-shop for the guides, lists, interviews, and how-tos you may have missed.
We have likely found a few of the week’s essential sources, nevertheless there’s usually which possibility you have missed something which can alter the advertising and marketing or perhaps company strategy.10 Social Media Monitoring / Analytics tools for Measuring Social Media
Social Media ROI ? That's a weird term to many of us, right ? Many think that there is no ROI to Social Media, and while this topic is up for debate, I'm saying
social media analytics tools
niroshaBUZZ NEWSROOM | get the buzz and the latest headline news
In a unique marketing campaign to target the Internet era, BK is asking "What would you do for a free whopper?" In this case, delete 10 Facebook friends and receive a coupon. Your future ex-friends receive notification that you sacrificed them for a Whopper.
Burger King's innovative strategy to leverage Facebook for Social Media Marketing. A Facebook App that generates a coupon for free Burger King Whopper, when someone with FB profile deletes 10 friends from their profile...
Ouch...Facebook, Twitter, other social media help drive business for small firms -- chicagotribune.com
Facebook, Twitter, other social media help drive business for ... - Chicago Tribune http://ff.im/-2pnCO [from http://twitter.com/chrisbechtel/statuses/1634130716]
While most digital media cost little to use, they do require an investment of time, something many small-business owners are short on. That's why small businesses are turning to experts for help keeping up with blog entries, Facebook announcements and Twitter tweets. "Go where your customers already are. Social media is not about being the first one into some new technology." Businesses should avoid using the hard sell, because participating in social media is like participating in a casual conversation. "Nobody wants a salesman in the middle of their conversation." One simple technique for building relationships involves responding to positive mentions by saying "thank you" and following up on negative mentions with an apology and a solution to the problem. "If someone is unhappy and you say, 'I'm sorry. I'd like to fix it,' those things add up pretty fast."Small Businesses Get Social - eMarketer
According to a study by Sage Software and AMI-Partners, more than 260,000 small businesses in the US and Canada employ social networking tactics.BBQ Chain Smokey Bones Turns Staff Into Social Media Hosts - Advertising Age - Digital
RT @Avinio: How to Make Your Employees the Voice of Your Brand Online http://bit.ly/hXHHV [from http://twitter.com/lekahe/statuses/2468109740]
BBQ chain created a site where employees ares hostess - facebook and myspace
Big Business should take a page from this highly effective integrated social web program playbook - great stats!
Smokey Bones, a BBQ restaurant chain, has given some of its employees second jobs -- as its social marketers.Using Twitter and Facebook to Find a Job - TIME
This article in Time magizine explains how social networking has changed the way people approach job searching.
Online social networks from Facebook to Twitter to LinkedIn are the new power tools for today\'s job seekersFACEBOOK LITE: The Early Details and Screenshots
RT @BoraZ: RT @Mediabistro Big news overnight: Facebook is launching something called "Facebook Lite." http://bit.ly/HuGU6 [from http://twitter.com/matushiq/statuses/3266684526]
post that broke the FBlite news
This will be breaking news on CNN 10 minutes from now.Facebook platform developers could see $500M in revenue this year » VentureBeat
A growing number of game makers on Facebook are making money from virtual goods — from poker chips to virtual clothes that users can buy or earn while playing gaming applications with their friends on Facebook. The combined ecosystem of these game developers and other companies supplying services to them could generate half a billion dollars in revenue in 2009.By the Numbers: Facebook vs The United States [INFOGRAPHIC]
Interesting break down of Facebook in the US vs US Population. Lots of nuggets for the water cooler. My favorite? More people claim DC in Facebook than live in DC IRL!Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions
Attempting to command, as well as deal with, the on the internet status has become increasingly hard.
But the nonsense we’re all worried about today? I just don’t think it will carry the same weight in a few years. Because if there are pictures of the person hiring you smoking pot in college online, and there are pictures of every other candidate smoking pot in college online, it just won’t be a big deal any more. And the kind of accusations that can kill a career today will likely be seen as a badge of honor, and a sign of an ambitious individual who has pissed off a few people along the way. At least that’s what I hope will happen. Because there are a few pictures of me in high school and college that I’m tired of trying to keep off the Internet. Let’s just get it all out there sooner rather than later, and move on.
by Michael Arrington, TechCrucnh - March 28, 2010
Trying to manage, or even control, the on the web status has become progressively difficult.
Trying to handle, or maybe deal with, ones on-line popularity has become significantly hard.
Attempting to command, and even manage, the on-line popularity is now increasingly tough.
Trying to command, or even manage, the online standing is now more and more challenging.The rise and rise of Twitter | Technology | guardian.co.uk
The Guardian has a huge number of Twitter review articles - most of which are excellent.
Could Twitter really become 'the consciousness of the planet', or is it merely 'this year's Facebook'?12 Social Media Secrets From World’s Top Superstars | Social Media Examiner
12 Social Media Secrets From World’s Top Superstars http://bit.ly/9n89vw #socialmedia
12 Social Media Secrets From World’s Top Superstars http://j.mp/9cXlUY #socialmedia #yamHow Internet Content Distribution & Discovery Are Changing
peopleOPEN Forum by American Express OPEN | The Art of Generating Buzz, Part II
Facebook is more hierarchical: As a marketer, you can have a dialogue with people who identified themselves as fans of your brand or category. Then, you hope that they will spread the word to their friends. On Twitter, you have access not only to those who are most passionate about your brand, but to anyone who mentions it.Clay Shirky: How cellphones, Twitter, Facebook can make history | Video on TED.com
While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
The Ted Conferences have always provided interesting and though provoking content. This is a great view on the impact of video with social networking... listen up... Barack Obama did... and won an election without a lot of substance, but with a lot of social networking connections and digital media.
Evolution of media: 1. The printing press and moveable type 2. Wireless and telephone 3. Recorded image and sound (photographs then audio) 4. Harnessing of electromagnetic spectrum to send sound and images through the air (Radio and television) Up until then we had an asymmetry of media - the media that's great at creating groups is no good at creating conversations and the media that's great at creating conversations is no good at creating groups. Then came… 5. The internet! Key qualities… • Media as site of coordination • Consumers to producers • Global, social, ubiquitous and cheap • Convene people, not control them
"convene, don't control" audienceHOW TO: Clean Up Your Facebook Profile
Comment faire un peu de ménage sur votre profil #Facebook - http://is.gd/bsazh24 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
Another week down, and another chance to gather all the social media wisdom from the experts and put it to good use for your personal brand, your business, orPirate Moves- Promoting Without Being That Guy | chrisbrogan.com
Find causes and nonprofit experiences to help out. Showing that you’re not just a capitalist pig goes a long way.
Yahoo Conn Fishburn on social media marketing: “Bring wine to the picnic”...
Really, really nice piece. Wish I'd written it.Cultivated Play: Farmville | MediaCommons
"The secret to Farmville’s popularity is neither gameplay nor aesthetics. Farmville is popular because in entangles users in a web of social obligations. When users log into Facebook, they are reminded that their neighbors have sent them gifts, posted bonuses on their walls, and helped with each others’ farms. In turn, they are obligated to return the courtesies. As the French sociologist Marcel Mauss tells us, gifts are never free: they bind the giver and receiver in a loop of reciprocity. It is rude to refuse a gift, and ruder still to not return the kindness. We play Farmville, then, because we are trying to be good to one another. We play Farmville because we are polite, cultivated people."
Interesting read on social gaming, e.g. FarmVille: http://bit.ly/bLPIEK – Jacob Bøtter (boetter) http://twitter.com/boetter/statuses/12443260031
Cultivated Play: Farmville liszkiewicz's pictureHOW TO: Combine Facebook and Twitter for Live Chat
HOW TO: Combine Facebook and Twitter for Live Chat - http://mashable.com/2009/07/11/savorchat/
HOW TO: Combine Facebook and Twitter for Live Chat http://bit.ly/aH0VC5 #facebook #twitter #chat
RT @mashable: HOW TO: Combine Facebook and Twitter for Live Chat - http://bit.ly/JEeSY [from http://twitter.com/MacGeeky/statuses/2586861785]Facebook Growth Explodes, Site Reaches 140 Million Active Users - ReadWriteWeb
Traffic and engagement statistics from Facebook in December 2008.
If there's any doubt that Facebook is rapidly becoming the next big thing in social networks, you only need look at their recent statistics. According to new reports, ...
Avec quelques 140 millions d'utilisateurs actifs, Facebook est le succès de 2008. Retour en chiffre sur le succès de l'année !Bobbie Johnson: Why I'm finished with 'social media' | Technology | guardian.co.uk
RT @TwURLedNewsSM Bobbie Johnson: Why I'm finished with 'social media' | Technology | guardian.co.uk - http://tinyurl.com/bc7wsa [from http://twitter.com/barbhd34/statuses/1238842834]
Mark Robinson Mark Robinson Postet: 24.02.2009 Fast the Guardian har tröttnat... eller i alla fall Bobbie Johnson "Nobody talks about people down the pub laughing about Bale's expletive-laden bullying as a 'social drinking sensation'. They don't call people giggling about it on the phone as a 'social telecommunications sensation'. They call it joking, or they call it gossip, because that's what people do. Whether they do it online or offline, down the pub or on Facebook doesn't matter. 'Social media' is mainstream - we don't need to claim any more victories for it. [...] Social media is people. People talk about stuff. The end."
Social media is people. People talk about stuff. Good point :)
"Social media" is mainstream - we don't need to claim any more victories for it. So, that's it. I'm sick of "social media experts". (If I know you and you are one, then obviously I'm not talking about you). I'm sick of "social media sensations". And I'm sick of social media. Social media is people. People talk about stuff. The end.
Social media is people. People talk about stuff. The end.
Nobody talks about people down the pub laughing about Bale's expletive-laden bullying as a "social drinking sensation". They don't call people giggling about it on the phone as a "social telecommunications sensation". They call it joking, or they call it gossip, because that's what people do. Whether they do it online or offline, down the pub or on Facebook doesn't matter. "Social media" is mainstream - we don't need to claim any more victories for it.
Via, perhaps (but probably not) ironically, http://ash10.com
Bobbie Johnson has a righteous rant concluding with "Social media is people. People talk about stuff. The end." I agree wholeheartedly. But I also think there's plenty of work to be done in this area. The issue, I think, is that most studies of "social media" miss the point and do so annoyingly loudly. This is also why I'm currently looking for a term to describe what I do that isn't "social media"...
It's time to realise that we don't need to measure every event in terms of what people are doing on Facebook, YouTube or TwitterThe Evolution of the Social Media API
s part of Mashable’s Social Media series for developers, highlighting handy tips and resources for software developers. This series is supported by Forum Nokia’s Calling All Innovators competition.
Dit artikel beschrijft de begindagen van de APIs van sociale media, de groei van sociale netwerkplatforms en enkele van de innovatieve zaken die momenteel gebouwd worden m.b.v. deze sociale API's. Een bredere kijk dus op het concept 'API', de ontstaansgeschiedenis ervan, en een blik op wat verwacht wordt.
here did these social APIs originate, how have they evolved, and what are people going to be building in the future? This article explores some of the early days of the social media API, the growth of social networking platforms, and a few of the great innovations beingLight Blue Touchpaper » Blog Archive » New Facebook Photo Hacks
e session cookies for every photo request, but we’ll assume this is impractical giv
Last March, Facebook caught some flak when some hacks circulated showing how to access private photos of any user. These were enabled by egregiously lazy design: viewing somebody’s private photos simply required determining their user ID (which shows up in search results) and then manually fetching a URL of the form: www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1&view=all&subj=[uid]&id=[uid] This hack was live for a few weeks in February, exposing some photos of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and (reportedly) Paris Hilton, before the media picked it up in March and Facebook upgraded the site. Instead of using properly formatted PHP queries as capabilities to view photos, Faceook now verifies the requesting user against the ACL for each photo request. What could possibly go wrong? Well, as I discovered this week, the photos themselves are served from a separate content-delivery domain, leading to some problems which
9000, which can be searched in about 45 minutes using one script. This is also easily parallelisable, given that we can query any of the mirrored photo servers in theFacebook Developers
Social plugins enable you to provide engaging social experiences to your users with just a line of HTML. Because they are hosted by Facebook, the plugins are personalized for all users who are logged into Facebook — even if the users haven't yet signed up for your site.
Facebook Social plugins : The easiest way to add #FB to your site | La façon la + simple d'ajouter FB à votre siteDocs
The Formula for Effective Facebook Ads [REPORT] http://bit.ly/96nOt6iA » iA’s 2006 Facebook Designs, Redesigned
The Facebook that could have been: mockups from a proposed 2006 redesign. http://bit.ly/bEgZ5s (via @ztf) – GOOD (GOOD) http://twitter.com/GOOD/statuses/12714946454
Our basic idea: To create an mail-application like interface with an elastic three-column layout that clearly separates filter, information-stream, and reaction: Filter: The left side column works as a sorting instrument Information-Stream: The center column shows the filtered results Reaction: The right side column is used for discussing the individual feed items.
@mahrko nein, nein: von informationarchitects.jp - ist verlinkt, hier nochmal http://bit.ly/d4j8sE aber schön wärs....Graph API - Facebook Developers
The new Graph API attempts to drastically simplify the way developers read and write data to Facebook.
Documentation de l'API pour récupérer les informations et les contacts des utilisateurs de Facebook.Like Button - Facebook Developers
Code to embed 'like' button on websites
Didn't realize creating facebook like buttons is easy! Libs use them?. http://bit.ly/axBokV privacy concerns ?
Come aggiungere il bottone "like" su qualsiasi sito.20 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
Now Trending on Mashable: "20 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed" - http://bit.ly/97FUWy – Pete Cashmore (mashable) http://twitter.com/mashable/statuses/12401749919
social media tools
"Big changes in the social media landscape this week mean there’s a lot to discuss. These posts highlight all the latest and greatest tools, tips, trends, and strategies for navigating the ever-changing social waters."How to Create a Facebook Fan Page Editorial Guide | Social Media Examiner
Artículo que explica cómo crear una página de facebook. Muy interesanteOpenLike is a protocol for sharing the things you like on the web.
RT @RobCottingham: Damned if I can figure out how to feed it an argument. But grooving on the idea behind OpenLike http://openlike.org
RT @kanter: checking out open like code http://openlike.org/“The Cloud Is The New Dotcom” (Video Highlights)
As theories circulate about the actual dollar value of sites like Facebook and Myspace-analysts recently placed Facebook’s worth at $10 billion-there is no question that people continue to gravitate in droves towards social networking and blog sites. In the U.S. alone, total minutes spent on social networking sites has increased 83 percent year-over-year. In fact, total minutes spent on Facebook increased nearly 700 percent year-over-year, growing from 1.7 billion minutes in April 2008 to 13.9 billion in April 2009, making it the No. 1 social networking site when ranked by total minutes for the month.
afternoon Facebook posted about how the site is growing beyond regional networks and how networks will no longer be part of the privacy settings. The rationale is that the company has grown beyond it's previous boundaries … Jun 4, 2009, 11:55 AM - In con
Top 10 Social Networking and Blog Sites Ranked by Total Minutes for April 2009 and Their Year-over-Year Percent Growth (U.S., Home and Work)
What people you know like on the internet right now in
the aggregate of what everyone 'likes' on the internet, your friends included. just... wow. http://likebutton.me/ /via @samijae
interesting way to see what your friends are up to/likeThe Open Graph Protocol
The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to enable any web page to have the same functionality as a Facebook Page. While many different technologies and schemas exist and could be combined together, there isn't a single technology which provides enough information to richly represent any web page within the social graph. The Open Graph protocol builds on these existing technologies and gives developers one thing to implement. Developer simplicity is a key goal of the Open Graph protocol which has informed many of the technical design decisions.Open Graph protocol - Facebook Developers
The Open Graph protocol enables you to integrate your web pages into the social graph. It is currently designed for web pages representing profiles of real-world things — things like movies, sports teams, celebrities, and restaurants. Once your pages become objects in the graph, users can establish connections to your pages as they do with Facebook Pages. Based on the structured data you provide via the Open Graph protocol, your pages show up richly across Facebook: in user profiles, within search results and in News Feed.ItsTrending.com - A real time feed of the most shared content on Facebook
Ausführlicher Bericht über Facebooks Open Graph
@tveskov Enig, vi skændes også dagligt her på EB om det (hvad får vi ud af det?). Lidt forklaring her: http://tinyurl.com/22lt6s8 – systemaddict (systemaddict) http://twitter.com/systemaddict/statuses/1293042994515 Applications For A Better Facebook Fan Page | Inspired Magazine
I could use some of this for the Fort page...
Facebook fan page apps
15 Applications For A Better Facebook Fan PageNielsen: Facebook's Ads Work Pretty Well - Advertising Age - Digital
Yep, la vinculación de amigos+publicidad está funcionando.
Gives examples of how ads on Facebook actually work and you can use them to promote events through Willow
It pays to have fans on Facebook if you want your ads to work there too, according to the first public study to come out of the collaboration of Nielsen Co. and Facebook.
Частично - нюансы продвижения в фейсбуке. Что интересно.
Facebook's Ads Work Pretty Wellhttp://zesty.ca/facebook/
Any information you see below is visible to anyone on the Internet through normal use of the Facebook Graph API.
a tool that will help you see what is public about a given facebook profile.
What does Facebook publish about you and your friends?
One click: See all the information Facebook shares about you to anyone: http://j.mp/dcZsdP – Tips, Tools, Status (Twitter_Tips) http://twitter.com/Twitter_Tips/statuses/12970476402
ublish about you and your friends?
facebook activity graph21 Creative Ways To Increase Your Facebook Fanbase | Social Media Examiner
Really great list to make tweaks to a Facebook fan page from @marismithYour Mom’s Guide to Those Facebook Changes, and How to Block Them
Changes to Facebook and privacy
Facebook launched some fairly impressive new features and services at its recent f8 conference, but some of them were also more than just a little scary. Since a lot of what the company talked about was introduced in either “developer speak” — involving terms like API [...]Peter Schwartz: Facebook's Face Plant: The Poverty of Social Networks and the Death of Web 2.0
Article arguing that generic social networking such as Facebook will not last. Don't have enough information to decide whether he is right or not but worth reading
Facebook's Face Plant: The Poverty of Social Networks and the Death of Web 2.0 - The Huffington Post
Peter Schwartz has worked for Microsoft, lectured in political philosophy and is the Founder and President of an online legal publishing and database. This article is an interesting discussion of the pros and cons of Facebook and the interconnectivity these online applications allow.
Peter Schwartz explores the 'death' of Web 2.0 and how social networking is replacing the basis for business models. Schwartz also examines the decline of banner ads and the increase of advertising on Facebook and the revenue it generates. Ultimately the main focus of the article is on Facebook rather than online advertising.
The Huffington Post's Peter Schwartz claims that Web 2.0 is dead. Looking at Facebook, he asks if its business model is in trouble, and considers the risk that users will grow tired of the site.
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Reflexiones sobre Web 2.0MySpace shrinks as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo grab its users | Technology | The Observer
the notoriously fickle internet, where today's cultural icon is tomorrow's passing fad.
Bebo is big in the UK undermining MySpace's dominance. FB and Twitter are contributing as well.
MySpace is struggling to keep up with its burgeoning rival, Facebook. It is now only half the size of Facebook and shrank by 2% in February while Facebook increased its user base by over 16%.
The "Place for Friends" is starting to feel lonely. MySpace, the Rupert Murdoch-owned website once synonymous with social networking, is losing popularity and key staff in its biggest troubles since launching five years ago. Latest figures show that Murdoch is being beaten in the fight for social networks. MySpace suffered a drop in visitor traffic last month and is now less than half the size of its younger rival, Facebook.
The "Place for Friends" is starting to feel lonely. MySpace, the Rupert Murdoch-owned website once synonymous with social networking, is losing popularity and key staff in its biggest troubles since launching five years ago.
Since its incorporation just over five years ago, Facebook has undergone a remarkable transformation. When it started, it was a private space for communication with a group of your choice. Soon, it transformed into a platform where much of your information is public by default.
History of Facebook privacy erosion.
Since its incorporation just over five years ago, Facebook has undergone a remarkable transformation. When it started, it was a private space for communication with a group of your choice. Soon, it transformed into a platform where much of your information is public by default. Today, it has become a platform where you have no choice but to make certain information public, and this public information may be shared by Facebook with its partner websites and used to target ads.rocket.ly - Blog - Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook
Go to Number 3 for how to delete your FB accountBBC NEWS | Business | Bosses 'should embrace Facebook'
Companies should not dismiss staff who use social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo at work as merely time-wasters, a Demos study suggests. Attempts to control employees' use of such software could damage firms in the long run by limiting the way staff communicate, the think tank said.All in the Facebook family: older generations join social networks - CNN.com
There are now about 1.5 million female users older than 55 on the site, the group says -- roughly a 550 percent increase over six months ago. By comparison, membership among people younger than 25 grew by less than 20 percent over the same period, Inside Facebook says.
While online social networks like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are known hang-outs for younger adults and teenagers, older generations in recent months have been taking to the medium at a faster rate than any other age group, according to industry reports.
Facebook and elderly
See for sources of stats about Facebook, and for ifo about Facebook adoption/usage.
Women older than 55 make up the fastest-growing age group on Facebook. Expert says the site has hit a "tipping point," causing older people to join. Some older family members use the site to get in touch with younger generations. One mother says Facebook has become her family's "living room."21 Tips for Using Twitter and Facebook for Business
Ein Excerpt von Brian Solis' neuem Buch. Damit die 381 Social Media Berater in Deutschland endlich mal wieder eine neue Präsentation machen können und Klaus Eck und Konsorten wieder viele neue "eigene" Ideen auszubreiten haben.
RT @JamieCrager 21 Tips for Using Twitter and Facebook for Business - http://bit.ly/cCidGq #Engage (RT @briansolis - in case you missed it) – Javan Ng (javanng) http://twitter.com/javanng/statuses/13367948951How-To Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account
this seems a lot harder than it should be.10 Reasons To Delete Your Facebook Account
(Jokinen Juuso, ryhmä 23) Dan Yoder kertoo 10 syytä miksi kannattaa poistaa poistaa oma Facebook -tili. Syyt ovat aikalaila samoja, kuin mitä lehdistö on Suomessakin aika-ajoin väläytellyt. Yksityisyydensuoja, Mark Zuckerberg:n historia salasanojen varastelijana ynnä muita. Valitsin tämän aiheen koska se on ajankohtainen. Facebookista on aika-ajoin haukkuja lähes joka mediassa. Jopa siinä itsessään. En itse pelkää yksityisyydensuojaani muulla tavoin, muutenkuin niin että joku toinen julkaisee kuvan jossa en ole otoisimmillani. Se etten olisi Facebookissa ei estä ketään tekemästä niin. Kun olen Facebookissa voin tarkkailla siellä minusta näkyvää sisältöä. Tekstissä arvostellaan myös, että facebook myy tietojani mainostoimistoille. Toisaalta mainostoimistot käyttävät tietojani saadakseen parhaat mahdolliset mainokset minulle. Mieluummin katson FB-sivujeni reunalla minulle mielenkiintoisia mainoksia, kuin esimerkiksi vanhojen naisten alusasujen mainoksia.
I'm really close...
I'm rocking #facebook but if you are unsure, read this -> http://ow.ly/1HhST and then to delete your account go here -> http://ow.ly/1HhTWTop Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook - Facebook - Gizmodo
In a session yesterday at Forrester’s Marketing Forum, Forrester analysts Josh Bernoff and Augie Ray presented research findings on peer influence and word of mouth marketing. Some of the statistics were surprising, and the presentation was rife with practical tips for marketers we thought worth sharing.
Facebook is a dangerous place to have a profile on - not because of maurading online predators, but because you don't know where you stand with it as a company. This research from the EFF proves that they are happy to re-jig their privacy rules in order make money from their users.Users Over 55 Quitting Facebook: The Baby Boom Times Over?
For a campaign for tutoring
Note to @Mashable: Baby boomers start at age 45, not just ovr 55 set (focus of yr "Baby Boom" quitting FB article) http://bit.ly/EpCZ4 [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1940778411]
Users Over 55 Quitting Facebook: The Baby Boom Times Over? http://bit.ly/13D1D5 [from http://twitter.com/digital_capital/statuses/1941662067]
stats on FB demographicsSix Things You Need to Know About Facebook Connections | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Facebook is moving people to their new 'Connections'. And it appears that your privacy settings have been dumped in the process.
This #Facebook lack of #privacy stuff is REALLY concerning me http://bit.ly/9nnk4j
Facebook's creepy new privacy settingsBecome a Fan of Facebook Pages With a Text Message
Use SMS to become a Fan on Facebook.
Också en bra funktion – att man kan sms-a för att bli ett fan av en FB-sida. Sånt som vi kan ha nytta av när vi försöker branda våra tidningar – i själva tidningen. Men också som en del av våra försök att ge annonsörer bättre erbjudanden – vi kanske ska skapa dessa FB-sidor som en del av ett stort annonspaket och sköta om deras sidor.Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative | Epicenter | Wired.com
Your privacy and Facebook RT @flashlight: Good read on Wired about the need for an open Facebook alternative. http://bit.ly/aHWMuI
Facebook is redefining what "privacy" means.
it's one thing to try to ignore big brother, but we're just giving him our keys and credit cards
RT @ryanwynia: RT @ScottMonty: RT @Dfrom82: Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative http://is.gd/c0p23
RT @fmeichel: #diaspora RT @rosselin "Zuckerberg rêve de dominer le monde, il est temps de trouver une alternative" @daveWiner http://bi ...
Wired Magazine: Facebook's gone rogue. http://bit.ly/9Wl9uc
facebook =/= privacy.
Thinking about quiting ole Facebook soon. http://is.gd/bZVab Just getting tired of it. But can I do it? Is the question. Started thinking – Jabiz Raisdana (intrepidteacher) http://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/statuses/13623538994The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook
(d)Evolution of privacy on Facebook. Very cool. http://mattmckeon.com/facebook-privacy/ – Matt Suddain (suddain) http://twitter.com/suddain/statuses/13624852352
This really brings the point home.
Really interesting infographic showing how Facebook's default privacy settings have increasingly exposed one's profile to a broader and broader audience.
Visualizing Facebook's Privacy Evolution http://bit.ly/deZJyu #fb #privacy #temporal
The Evolution of Privacy on FaceBook http://bit.ly/alyy8g (I'd call it devolution.) #eventprofs #assnchat #engage365
RT @draenews: Del The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook: http://bit.ly/cEf3sP
In the beginning, it restricted the visibility of a user's personal information to just their friends and their "network" (college or school). Over the past couple of years, the default privacy settings for a Facebook user's personal information have become more and more permissive. They've also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users. This has largely been part of Facebook's effort to correlate, publish, and monetize their social graph: aFacebook’s E-mail Censorship is Legally Dubious, Experts Say | Epicenter
Yet another privacy issue with facebook.
"While the sniffing of e-mails is not unknown — it’s how Google serves up targeted ads in Gmail and how Yahoo filters out viruses, for example — the notion that a legitimate e-mail would be not be delivered based on its content is extraordinary."
Facebook private messages are governed by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which forbids communications providers from intercepting user messages, barring limited exceptions for security and valid legal orders. While the sniffing of e-mails is not unknown — it’s how Google serves up targeted ads in Gmail and how Yahoo filters out viruses, for example — the notion that a legitimate e-mail would be not be delivered based on its content is extraordinary.
article re FB censoring messages containing piratebay
On Facebook, links to The Pirate Bay is not allowed even in private messages100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom | Online Universities
Social media may have started out as a fun way to connect with friends, but it has evolved to become a powerful tool for education and business. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter and tools such as Skype are connecting students to learning opportunities in new and exciting ways. Whether you teach an elementary class, a traditional college class, or at an online university, you will find inspirational ways to incorporate social media in your classroom with this list.
Long list of inspiring ways to use social media in the classroom - much insight into informal learning.
@kynanr @willie42 100 ways to use social media in the classroom http://twurl.nl/a1tt5tFacebook and CNN: The Power of the Social Web Revealed - ReadWriteWeb
commentary on case study cnn and facebook
A look at the use of Facebook Connect for CNN and the Obama inaugurationjoin diaspora
Projeto de rede social aberta. Futuro? A se pensar...
A possible alternative to Facebook26 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
The week gone by was loaded with essential reading, especially in the tech department. We know you’re busy, and digging through that RSS reader for all the good stuff you missed is a chore. That’s why we’ve once again gathered the Crème de la Crème in our weekly super-post. Take a weekend stroll through this garden of resources that includes a few environmentally friendly gadget guides, some killer small business advice, and an inbox master cleanse, which may be a weekend project itself.face.com developers site. face.com for developers
Serviço de face detection com API bem bacana. Vc faz um pedido via API com o endereço da imagem e ele te retorna um JSON com as faces detectadas.
face.comが顔認識のAPIを公開。How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media for Real Results
Social networking could be a frightening prospect for smaller businesses; not like standard marketing methods, the idea places a part of the actual information in the hands of the buyers.
Advertising and marketing is usually a scary possibility regarding small business owners; not like classic marketing methods, this places section of the actual concept within reach of the actual consumers.
Advertising and marketing can be a scary probability for small businesses; not like traditional marketing techniques, it applies a part of your concept within reach of the customers.
Social media could be a alarming possibility pertaining to smaller businesses; in contrast to standard advertising models, the idea puts portion of the actual message within reach of your customers.
Social networking could be a scary prospect pertaining to smaller businesses; not like traditional marketing methods, this puts section of the particular principles within reach of the particular buyers.
Advertising and marketing can be quite a terrifying prospect regarding small businesses; unlike conventional marketing methods, the idea applies part of the actual principles within reach of the clients.
Social media is usually a terrifying prospective client for small business owners; in contrast to standard marketing techniques, the idea sets a part of the actual concept at the disposal of the particular customers.HOW TO: Target Social Media Influencers to Boost Traffic and Sales
As this data shows, successful social media marketing isn’t simply about amassing thousands of followers, but instead precisely identifying the most influential members of your audience and recognizing them for their value. By directly engaging one influencer with exclusive opportunities, special offers, and unique content, you are indirectly engaging thousands of other people who are part of this influencer’s social sphere. Sounds pretty enticing, right? But the challenge in crafting a successful marketing program that activates influencers is two-fold. First, you have to use the right data and traffic analysis tools to find out who your most influential followers are. Second, you have to connect with these people in an authentic, “non-salesy” way, and truly build a relationship with them –- because if you overly “sell” to your influencers, you’ll burn a bridge and potentially turn your biggest fans into your worst detractors.21 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
Indeed, it is the period again — time to dive back in the week’s worth associated with social media marketing health benefits and get up to date upon any experience it's likely you have overlooked.
Yes, it’s that time again — time to delve back into a week’s worth of social media goodness and catch up on any insights you might have overlooked. This round-up features a host of analysis and resources for social non-profits, great mobile app reviews, and some paper saving tips for your small business.
21 Essential Social Media Resources9 Ways to Enhance Your Facebook Fan Page | Social Media Examiner
9 ways to customize your Facebook fan page with static fbml and improve your business branding.
tips, business guid5 Things That Don’t Work on Facebook Pages (and 5 That Do)
Before integrating Facebook Pages (sometimes called “Facebook Fan Pages”) into your social media marketing mix, you need to think strategically. Georgina provided a basic overview of the need for strategy in “Businesses and the Social Media Trap,” and I ranted about the problem of not understanding strategy in the first place in “It’s the Social Media Strategy Struggle.” This week, I want to discuss why people become fans of Facebook Pages in the first place. I’ll follow that with some thoughts on what doesn’t really work on Pages. After that, I’ll list some things that I believe do work, based on personal and professional experience, industry news and anecdotal information.Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options - Graphic - NYTimes.com
Genial RT @kicoes: Hay que hacer un máster. RT @martimanent: Representación visual de la privacidad en Facebook http://tinyurl.com/2umddlbFacebook for Web Sites - Facebook Developers
"Zuckerberg was an amoral, Asperger’s-like entrepreneur... Zuckerberg represents the best and worst aspects of entrepreneurship. His drive, skill and fearlessness are only matched by his long record–recorded in lawsuit after lawsuit–of backstabbing, stealing and cheating."
Calcanis destroys Zuckerberg
Jason Calacanis' analysis of Zuckerberg as a throat-slitting sleazeball
Last year, when I realized that Zuckerberg was an amoral, Asperger’s-like entrepreneur, I told Zynga CEO Mark Pincus that Zuckerberg would try and slit his throat. I knew this because I watched Zuckerberg screw over his users again and again in terms of privacy, and I heard about the stories of him screwing over his former employers at ConnectU and his early partners at Facebook. The money quote from Business Insider’s scoop comes from Zuckerberg himself: “they made a mistake haha. They asked me to make it for them. So I’m like delaying it so it won’t be ready until after the facebook thing comes out.” He stalled and sandbagged ConnectU–then Zuckerpunched them! Of course, the person he said this to was his partner–Eduardo Saverin–who he reportedly screwed as well.7-things-to-stop-doing-now-on-facebook: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
To do with privacy .readWhy Your Brand Needs to Be on Facebook Now
With 450 million users globally (and millions more being added each week) Facebook is dominating the web in unparalleled ways. Yet, even as the social network has steadily grown over its short but remarkable history, many brands have remained on the sidelines of the social media revolution. Facebook was the most visited site on the web for the week ending on March 13, 2010, surpassing even Google in week-long stats for the first time in history, according to Hitwise. The shift in user habits and audience targeting is palpable and it provides marketers, brand managers, issue advocates, and political campaigns today with an age old choice: Adapt and change or face irrelevance and extinction.
"Change happens. To survive it, you must anticipate it; and to be successful, you must embrace it." - http://krz.ch/vx1E – Lars Neumann (lupmac) http://twitter.com/lupmac/statuses/12171530699SeaWorld’s Whale of a Social Media Campaign
This is clearly the direction where social media campaigns are headed – going beyond simply having a presence on key social sites and also doing something creative that engages customers with your brand.How to Quit Facebook Without Actually Quitting Facebook - Facebook - Lifehacker
With all the privacy issues surrounding Facebook, many people are considering quitting the site altogether. If you're not ready to take it that far, here's how to avoid the privacy breaches without completely deleting your account and losing touch with your friends.Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Facebook’s Open Graph Protocol from a Web Developer’s Perspective
A great breakdown of Open Graph's potential impact on the Web and the possibilities available for developers
Really great take on why the Facebook Graph API is exciting and different than anything before it.
Four items as the key benefits to the web as a whole from the F8 announcements 1. No 24-hour caching limit 2. An API that is realtime and isn’t just about content 3. The Open Graph protocol 4. OAuth 2.0
Open Graph Protocol primer by @Carnage4Life. RDFa, social objects, semantic web & social graph all come together. http://bit.ly/amvjw9
Why Facebook's Open Graph protocol is good news for the open web...apophenia » Blog Archive » Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant)
Zuckerberg and gang may think that they know what’s best for society, for individuals, but I violently disagree. I think that they know what’s best for the privileged class. And I’m terrified of the consequences that these moves are having for those who don’t live in a lap of luxury.
Interesting insight from female scholar
Must read: Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant) by researcher Danah Boyd http://j.mp/9EjHul – Jean-Luc Raymond (jeanlucr) http://twitter.com/jeanlucr/statuses/14000875802OPEN Forum by American Express OPEN | | How to Use Social Media: An Interview with Lee Aase of Mayo Clinic
Lee Aase is the manager for syndication and social media for Mayo Clinic. This means he’s in charge of making in-depth health and medical news content available directly to patients and interested consumers in order to encourage feedback, dialog, and sharing of information. He is also the chancellor of Social Media University, Global (SMUG), an institution that provides training in social media. In this interview he explains how the Mayo Clinic uses social media as a marketing and communications tool.
How to Use Social Media: An Interview with Lee Aase of Mayo ClinicWell, These New Zuckerberg IMs Won't Help Facebook's Privacy Problems
"I feel Mark doesn't believe in privacy that much, or at least believes in privacy as a stepping stone. Maybe he's right, maybe he's wrong." Again in Kirkpatrick's book, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg puts it this way: "Mark really does believe very much in transparency and the vision of an open society and open world, and so he wants to push people that way. I think he also understands that the way to get there is to give people granular control and comfort. He hopes you'll get more open, and he's kind of happy to help you get there. So for him, it's more of a means to an end. For me, I'm not as sure." Facebook declined to comment about Mark's attitude toward privacy. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/well-these-new-zuckerberg-ims-wont-help-facebooks-privacy-problems-2010-5#ixzz0o6FVa5qF
"They trust me. Dumb fucks." ~Mark Zuckerberg http://bit.ly/9I9eZ1 /via @alleyinsider
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company are suddenly facing a big new round of scrutiny and criticism about their cavalier attitude toward user privacy.What Social Media Ad Types Work Best? [STATS]
What Social Media Ad Types Work Best? [STATS]
* Regardless of format, the most effective advertisements were those that were related to the content on the publisher’s website (i.e. a soup advertisement on a cooking website). * Of the seven advertising types, banner ads and newsletter links were the most successful at encouraging purchase intent. Surprisingly, the study suggests that banner ads may be the best choice for advertisers that want to push a product. However, for campaigns that want to build engagement, corporate profiles or sponsored content is the better option.ReclaimPrivacy.org | Facebook Privacy Scanner
Privacy scanner for FB
This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings.
Facebook Privacy Scanner http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/
http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/ Facebook privacy scanner online ! Controleer je facebookinstellingen ! – Samir Allioui (SamirAllioui) http://twitter.com/SamirAllioui/statuses/14174960709Army Orders Bases to Stop Blocking Twitter, Facebook, Flickr | Danger Room | Wired.com
RT @chrisguillebeau: Wired: Army Orders Bases to Stop Blocking Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites - http://bit.ly/y9kle [from http://twitter.com/gvillearchitect/statuses/2112505130]
Army unblocks social media tools
"...a click in the right direction for the armed service which seems to be making a slow but steady recovery from its lingering hostility towards social media."
The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers access to social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter, Danger Room has learned. That move reverses a years-long trend of blocking the web 2.0 locales on military networks. Army public affairs managers have worked hard to share the service’s stories through social sites like Flickr, Delicious and Vimeo. Links to those sites featured prominently on the Army.mil homepage. The Army carefully nurtured a Facebook group tens of thousands strong, and posted more than 4,100 photos to a Flickr account. Yet the people presumably most interested in these sites — the troops — were prevented from seeing the material. Many Army bases banned access to the social networks.Facebook Now Growing by Over 600,000 Users a Day - And New Engagement Stats
Facebook se vendendo para marketing viralSocial Media Revolution 2 (Refresh) « Socialnomics – Social Media Blog
Most organizations already have social media guidelines and policies but do they have rules for engagement with customers ?5 Essential Facebook Privacy Tips
Customer service + Twitter
Comcast's deft use of Twitter underscores what is becoming a staple in modern-day customer service. Increasingly, corporate giants such as Comcast, PepsiCo, JetBlue Airways, Whole Foods Market and others are beefing up direct communications with customers through social-media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.New Social Networking Site Changing The Way Oh, Christ, Forget It | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Let Someone Else Report On This Bullshit
RT @davidianm: http://onion.com/bBpcN3 via @TheOnion - New Social Networking Site Changing The Way Oh, Christ, Forget It
"Through its competitive elements like badges and points, Foursquare helps generate brand loyalty," said the Ph.D.-holding individual, whose decades in higher education were basically shit upon by our inane questions about various bits of Foursquare ephemera. "It's a unique and transformative social networking tool." "Can I go now?" he added.Top 10 Privacy Tweaks You Should Know About
With all the talk lately about Facebook's flawed privacy systems, it's a good time to consider what you're making available elsewhere on the web and on your system. These 10 settings tweaks and setups make your web life a little less public.Whee! New numbers on social network usage | The Social - CNET News
social network usageTop 15 things you should never do on Facebook | News | TechRadar UK
MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook are all the rage, but for most business owners there are better ways to stay close to customers.
MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook are all the rage, but for most business owners there are better ways to stay close to customersQuitFacebookDay.com
As the social web has exploded in growth, so has the need for companies to respond and set guidelines. For large companies especially, these rules can be key
Social media policy overkillStudy: Young adults haven't warmed up to Twitter | The Social - CNET News
Your favorite Facebook meme is older than anyone guessed! Here it is, something I just dug up at the library: the First Folio edition of... Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me
Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me» Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page
About as funny as God's facebook page!
"I see you staring at me from across the water"University offers social media degree about Facebook, Twitter and Bebo - Telegraph
University offers social media degree about Facebook, Twitter and Bebo
Masters in Social Media
Reading: "University offers social media degree about Facebook, Twitter and Bebo - Telegraph" ( http://tinyurl.com/dbda3c ) [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1418394247]
ז'רום בורדון, שים לב. אוניברסיטת בירמינגהם פותחת מסלול ללימודי תואר שני ב... מדיה חברתית. פייסבוק, טוויטר, בלוגים ופורומים הם רק חלק מהסילבוס של המסלול הייחודי, הראשון מסוגו בעולם. הטלגרף הבריטי מדווח ששכר הלימוד יעמוד על כארבעת-אלפים וארבע-מאות פאונד. להרשמה: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/media/socialmediaFacebook's New Public Profiles: Good for Businesses, Bad for People - ReadWriteWeb
e brings new functionality to what was once just the status update box. Before, that box prompted you to finish the sentence that began with your name and ended with
Mooie kans voor bedrijven op Facebook, maar ReadWriteWeb denkt daar iets anders over.
Well written review and research on FaceBook business pages versus personal pages.
For public figures on Facebook, the biggest change was the revamp of Facebook Pages. Now called "Public Profiles," these pages are supposed to act more like personal profiles - they can even update the News Feed. However, that alone stands as the only major change of note to these company-centric locales on Facebook. In almost all other ways, pages remain static, broken, and difficult.How the NBA is Using Social Media
best practicesFacebook flashmob shuts down station - CNN.com
Facebook flashmob / estación de Londres
Thousands of dancers jammed a major London train station in a Facebook-driven "flashmob" mimicking an advertisement for a phone company.
Thousands of dancers jammed a major London train station in a Facebook-driven "flashmob" mimicking an advertisement for a phone company. And the event last Friday evening was so successful that another is planned for next Friday in Trafalgar Square in central London. Plus, a group has been set up to organize another one at Liverpool Street Station a week later.
Thousands of dancers jammed a major London train station in a Facebook-driven "flashmob" mimicking an advertisement for a phone company. And the event last Friday evening was so successful that another is planned for next Friday in Trafalgar Square in central London. Plus, a group has been set up to organize another one at Liverpool Street Station a week later. Videos posted on the social-networking site showed Liverpool Street Station completely filled with people, counting down the seconds until the clock showed 7 p.m., then dancing to music on their mp3 players as the hour struck.Brier Dudley's blog | Microsoft debuts Vine in Seattle: Twitter+Facebook on steroids | Seattle Times Newspaper
Thanks to my very good friend @ikepigott, I heard about this Microsoft Vine project. It looks like a social networking aggregrator service that pulls information from tens of thousands of traditional media sources, as well as new media (your facebook and twitter friends for example) and presents it in a dashboard fashion. The new part is that it allows you to send alerts to groups of people you've identified in your social network (online and offline). They're pushing it out to the emergency management field now as beta testers. I just installed my copy tonight and will start playing around with it. If it looks useful, I'll be sure to post on it.
"Vine is a hyperlocal, personalized message and alert system. It's intended to be a dashboard that people can use to keep tabs of their family, friends, activities and major events in their community."
Twitter+Facebook on steroids?
Vine is a hyperlocal, personalized message and alert system. It's intended to be a dashboard that people can use to keep tabs of their family, friends, activities and major events in their community. The dashboard -- which appears as a widget on a PC screen -- displays a map of the user's community and the status of their contacts.
It’s the most secure distribution version of Windows XP ever produced by Microsoft: More than 600 settings are locked down tight, and critical security patches can be installed in an average of 72 hours instead of 57 days. The only problem is, you have to join the Air Force to get it. The Air Force persuaded Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to provide it with a secure Windows configuration that saved the service about $100 million in contract costs and countless hours of maintenance. At a congressional hearing this week on cybersecurity, Alan Paller, research director of the Sans Institute, shared the story as a template for how the government could use its massive purchasing power to get companies to produce more secure products. And those could eventually be available to the rest of us.
Could be pretty cool.
officials are already trying to glean information from services such as Twitter and Facebook, but it's challenging because they're basically sending limited streams of text. Vine "provides an avenue to consolidate some of that information and analyze it in a more comprehensive way." "The underlying technology, where it provides a more structured data form, will long-term be a very valuable asset, whether it's generated from Microsoft or others,'' he said. Seattle is the first place Vine will be publicly available. During a testing period that begins today, people can sign up at www.vine.net to be among more than 10,000 testers the company hopes to enlist. Similar tests will begin shortly in a rural community in the Midwest and an isolated island community, the locations of which haven't been disclosed yet.25 Most Shocking Crimes in Social Media History | Masters in Criminal Justice
The popularity and near necessity of social media sites has grown tremendously in the last few years, helping small businesses make connections, giving freelancers and students the chance to network with people they’d never be able to meet otherwise, and allow a place for all kinds of interest groups to chat and make friends online–from gardeners to book lovers to sports junkies. There is a dangerous and corrupt side to social media creators and users; however, and the ability to create fake profiles and violate privacy and copyright rules is still more than possible. Read below for 25 of the most shocking crimes in social media history.
los mas famosos ccrimenes de la historia
From fake profiles to privacy violation and copyright rulesScott Rafer: The Facebook Platform is Dead
Is Facebook Connect the way forward?
well hopefully NOT but still interesting read and a really nice ppt viewing application there too
The real test of Facebook Connect will be the opportunity for viral growth. So far there have been few implementations of Facebook Connect and it is difficult to test the success of each of these applications.
Facebook News, Facebook Games and analysis of Facebook.
Interesting video discussing Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect.Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - State Department to Twitter: Keep Iranian tweets coming « - Blogs from CNN.com
- State Dept. says keep tweeting... ( http://bit.ly/rwobD ) [from http://twitter.com/aphofer/statuses/2196162891]
State Department to Twitter: Keep Iranian tweets coming http://bit.ly/b4WX7 [from http://twitter.com/KeithDriscoll/statuses/2200387369]
The importance of social networking
While officials would not say whether they were communicating with Iranians directly, one senior official noted that the US is learning about certain people being picked up for questioning by authorities through posts on Twitter.Facebook Overtakes MySpace - eMarketer
In May 2009, Facebook became the most popular US social networking site. But it was close. According to comScore, Facebook totaled 70,278,000 unique visitors, up 97% from May 2008 to May 2009. MySpace hits shrank 5% over the same timeframe, fading to 70,255,000 unique visitors.
latest stats on US traffic to social networking sitesHow To Filter Out Facebook "Friends" Without Them Knowing
Nielsen-Zahlen zur Internet-Nutzung.
Social Networks wie Facebook, MySpace oder Wer-kennt-wen? gehören zu den populärsten Anwendungen des Web. Jetzt aber explodiert ihre Nutzung geradezu, sagen die Marktforscher von Nielsen. Zugleich wird ihre Nutzerschaft älter - was den Medien- und Werbemarkt erschüttern könnte.イランとメディア - Vox
・イランでは情報統制が従来から非常に厳しかった。それをかいくぐってきた人たちだからこそ 今回のように情報統制が行われてもネットで情報を出せているのではないか。 ・メディアでは「イランから起きたTwitter Revolution」的な取り上げられ方も多い中、 実際はTwitterユーザはイラン国内には少なく、メディアリテラシーが高い人ばかりではない。 イラン国内でデモを組織する等の情報交換は、あくまでSMSや電話、口コミといった従来型のツールが使われているらしい。 ・Twitterは情報を世界中に伝播するツールとしては極めてパワフル。 イランからの少数の情報の元、アメリカでTwitterを使って情報がどんどん増幅されているというのが実態であるもよう。 ・ただし、Twitterにはデマや誤情報も多く、伝播してしまう場合もあるので要注意。 ・現在、既存メディアも多くの情報をTwitterから得ている。 ・イランではTwitterよりFriendfeedの方が使われていたのだが、真っ先にアクセスブロックされてしまった。 現在proxyを経由して使えている人たちは、Friendfeedをプライベートモードで使っており、 我々には不可視なコミュニケーションが粛々と行われているらしい。 ・Facebookはお知らせをするには最適で、Mousavi氏もFacebookを使っている。 ・現在なぜか情報統制がゆるんでいるのでこんなに情報が出されているのではないだろうかという専門家も。 政府は現在の抗議活動の情報を記録して、落ち着いた後に逮捕していくのではないかとの懸念が囁かれている。
本当に良記事です。この記事を見ていたら身震いしてきた。ReTweet や各種 twitter 関連サービスによるネットワーク外部性により，もはや完全な検閲は不可能というところか。twitter などのミニブログからジャーナリズム革命を感じる。「本当の大変化はこれから始まる」 by umedamochio "しかし、Twitterの情報の広がるスピードはあまりに速く、間違いもそのまま広がっていってしまう可能性が高い。スピードと会話をとるか、事実確認をとるか。" "Twitterはツールであり、twitter.comのサイトが全てでない点においてFacebook等のSNSと比べて検閲しにくい"
さらに続編、すごいまとめですPower.com: For Social Networking Power Users
Chances are you use at least two major social networks - 49 million people, for example, visited both MySpace and Facebook in October 2008 (Comscore, worldwide). Nearly 7 million people in the UK use both Bebo and Facebook. A lot of people maintain very different friend lists on LinkedIn than MySpace or Facebook. Etc. And when you add in niche social sites like YouTube, Flickr, etc., there’s even more overlap among users.
Chances are you use at least two major social networks - 49 million people, for example, visited both MySpace and Facebook in October ...TweetDeck v0.24.1 Pre-Release: Facebook Integration - TweetDeck's posterous
Using Tweetdeck - what a geek I'm becoming but it's good to see everything in one plce - http://bit.ly/UMLwi [from http://twitter.com/formbet/statuses/1349489332]
“Beta v0.24 includes the first elements of Facebook integration into TweetDeck.”BBC NEWS | UK | Online networking 'harms health'
Give me strength the BBC, just keep on getting worse - http://tinyurl.com/aey775 why report such nonsense? [from http://twitter.com/AndyBoydnl/statuses/1227816912]
Danger danger!! Facebook will damage your health. Too much screen time means much less physical connection with other people. i agree, we all need balance in our lives, but saying that Faceboo keeps people apart is a bit strange. "People's health could be harmed by social networking sites because they reduce levels of face-to-face contact, an expert claims. Dr Aric Sigman says websites such as Facebook set out to enrich social lives, but end up keeping people apart."
People's health could be harmed by social networking sites because they reduce levels of face-to-face contact, an expert claims. Dr Aric Sigman says websites such as Facebook set out to enrich social lives, but end up keeping people apart. Dr Sigman makes his warning in Biologist, the journal of the Institute of Biology. A lack of "real" social networking, involving personal interaction, may have biological effects, he suggests. He also says that evidence suggests that a lack of face-to-face networking could alter the way genes work, upset immune responses, hormone levels, the function of arteries, and influence mental performance. This, he claims, could increase the risk of health problems as serious as cancer, strokes, heart disease, and dementia. 'Evolutionary mechanism' Dr Sigman maintains that social networking sites have played a significant role in making people become more isolated. "Social networking is the internet's biggest growth area, particular among young childre
This article focuses on health concerns that may arise due to lack of actual or "real" social networking that involves personal interaction. Author Dr Aric Sigman says that evidence suggests that a lack of face-to-face networking could alter the way genes work, upset immune responses, hormone levels, the function of arteries, and influence mental performance. This, he claims, could increase the risk of health problems as serious as cancer, strokes, heart disease, and dementia. I wondered if this evidence was substantiated by any research. There are many mixed comments from readers suggesting the positive and negative effects of social networking sites for them. My opinion is that this article is valuable as it highlights health concerns, however, it must be recognised that most people to not solely rely upon online forms of communication and still participate in 'actual' socialing with people.
This one's an article from the BBC News, about the disadvantages of social-networking websites on health. It discusses how these sites could be altering the way our genes work, increasing problems like cancer, heart disease, dementia, and it also mentions the issue of decreasing 'face to face' contact. The article demontrates the other side of the story regarding social media and its convergences, and is of particular interest as it relates it all to the health of individuals involved. The article seems pretty legitimate as it is from a reputable news source, and also (conveniently) provides other readers comments and opinions to the topic beneath, whether they be for or against.Social Media and Car Insurance: A Match Made in Heaven?
great case study to follow for primelink/relland
Case history for UK financial comparison companyTop 12 Facebook Marketing Hacks
Over the past week there has been a bunch of buzz about what essentially are Facebook marketing hacks; quick “guerilla” tactics that help boost exposure to your profile or brand. Whether you are a small business or a big business, there are some quick “tricks” that can instantly gain you more exposure. These Facebook marketing hacks are not encouraged by Facebook and ultimately, I would assume that Facebook will develop filters for people gaming the system.Who Will Monetize Social Media?
In 2000, a company in Mountain View, California launched a program for keyword-targeted advertising with 350 clients known as AdWords. That company, Google, is
In 2000, a company in Mountain View, California launched a program for keyword-targeted advertising with 350 clients known as AdWords. That company,PopTech: What Facebook and Steroid Use Have in Common | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
Social networking is a phenomenon both online and offline. "Steroid use (in baseball) spread because of the wicked combination of a closed network, or cluster, and positive reinforcement..."
Krebs believes everything is quantifiable as a social network, from steroid use to linked websites to a strand of HIV working its way through the porn industry. He is at the cutting edge of the growing discipline of social network analysis, and creator of InFlow, one of the most advanced social networking software tools. The field has exploded recently as social networks, the complex sets of relationships between members of groups, have formed the backbone of popular Web systems like Facebook and Google's search crawler. Social network analysts use software, like Keyhubs and NetMiner, to uncover how the structure of peoples' connections affect their thoughts and actions.
In the eyes of Valdis Krebs, the bulging bodies of baseball's steroid era reveal a problem exacerbated by a powerful social network.
The field has exploded recently as social networks, the complex sets of relationships between members of groups, have formed the backbone of popular Web systems like Facebook and Google's search crawler. Social network analysts use software, like Keyhubs and NetMiner, to uncover how the structure of peoples' connections affect their thoughts and actions.New FriendFeed: Simpler, Faster, Better (Maybe Too Fast)
ble to see a demoPR 2.0: Humanizing Social Networks: Revealing the People Powering Social Media
# cialmedia # statistics # socialnetworking # stats # socialnetworks
Social Networks are among the most powerful examples of socialized media. They create a dynamic ecosystem that incubates and nurtures relationships between people and the content they create and share. Gives some growth stats
Demographics behind social mediaFacebook Growth By Age Group: Share of College-Age Users is Declining - O'Reilly Radar
With the U.S. now accounting for only about a third of all Facebook users, we are starting to see a gradual shift away from its original demographic of college-age users (18-25): 46% of all users are 18-25 years old, down from 51% in late May. The number of users in the 18-25 segment is growing, but at a slower pace...90+ Essential Social Media Resources
Check out our extensive list of social media, business, mobile and tech resources. No matter what you're into, you're sure to find it here!How to Customize Your Facebook Page Using Static FBML | Social Media Examiner
Beginning Staes of pimping out the fbook page
How to use Static FBML to customize your Facebook Fan page and add a clickable image and embed a YouTube video.
RT @tracitoguchi: How to Customize Your Facebook Page Using Static FBML http://ow.ly/1W034 (via @ericesilva) #bm
Good tutorial on using Static FBML to customize your Facebook PageThe Complete Guide to Creating a Consolidated, Master Contact List
Businesses that successfully used social media - not your typical retail businesses
5 Surprising Social Media Business Success Stories http://icio.us/hpbslt [from http://twitter.com/jorgefsb/statuses/15632128101]12 Applications to Make Your Facebook Page More Engaging
APPS para fanas
12 Applications to Make Your Facebook Page More Engaging
Currently, there are more than three million active Facebook Pages on the top ranked site, with the typical Page boasting an average of less than 1,000 fans – oops, I mean ‘likes‘ (seriously, that just doesn’t roll off your tongue quite the same way). Standing out from the static requires you to dress up your Page and make it more interesting and fun for your ‘likers’. That’s where Facebook applications come in. They’re basically like plugins for your Page and there are tens of thousands of them available. Deciding what apps you’d like to incorporate depends on how you’d like to engage with your peeps (that’s an even better word than ‘likers’).How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites - Smashing Magazine
How difficult is it to deleted your social networking account? in some cases very and in others imposible
[...] we’ll take a look at the account deletion processes of popular websites and services, and how easy or difficult they make it. Then we’ll discuss why sites make things so complicated, and some things to consider when designing your own deletion policies.
Poderá ser util, um dia, quem sabe?HootCourse
Create Twitter and Facebook connected networks for courses. Messages can be publicly or privately displayed.
Chat with students through Facebook or Twitter
Online platform for classrooms.Le nouveau Facebook : un guide complet pour les éditeurs, les annonceurs, les utilisateurs et la concurrence | ReadWriteWeb France
"Facebook : un guide complet pour les éditeurs, les annonceurs, les utilisateurs et la concurrence" http://bit.ly/aHC8tm – regis vansnick (vansnick) http://twitter.com/vansnick/statuses/12871793391
"Facebook a secoué le monde des technologies en annonçant une série d’innovations majeures qui constituent, prises dans leur ensemble, un mouvement destiné à faire du web tout entier un web social et sémantique. Les rumeurs faisait état d’un simple bouton ‘Like’ : en lieu et place, Zuckerberg et son équipe ont révélé une nouvelle plateforme ambitieuse que l’on ne peut pas ignorer."
26 avril 2010 par Fabrice Epelboin et Alex Iskold. Facebook a secoué le monde des technologies en annonçant une série d’innovations majeures qui constituent, prises dans leur ensemble, un mouvement destiné à faire du web tout entier un web social et sémantique.Mark Zuckerberg - From Facebook, answering privacy concerns with new settings
Six years ago, we built Facebook around a few simple ideas. People want to share and stay connected with their friends and the people around them. If we give people control over what they share, they will want to share more.
Mark Zuckerberg/The Washington Post, May 24, 2010.
"There needs to be a simpler way to control your information. In the coming weeks, we will add privacy controls that are much simpler to use. We will also give you an easy way to turn off all third-party services."http://www.profilewatch.org/
Herramienta para conocer el nivel de privacidad de tu cuenta en Facebook
Servizio per valutare la privacy delle proprie informazioni su Facebook
Check your Facebook privacyFour Ways to Find Out if Your Customers Are Active With Social Media | Social Media Examiner
The issue with Facebook's latest change is not that they force you to link your interests without permission, but rather that they remove an option to express yourself on the profile without links. As we noted, Facebook users now face a Hobson's choice between the new Connections and no listed interests at all. As Facebook explains, "If you didn't connect to any of the suggestions, the sections of your profile to which those suggestions corresponded will now be empty." (The transition tool also allows you to delay the choice by saying 'Ask Me Later'). Previously, you could list interests in your profile without linking; after the transition, you cannot. You do have options to adjust visibility on the profile page, for which we commend Facebook, but nevertheless, this is not a true opt-out because the all the "Facebook Pages you connect to are public."
An ordinary human is not going to look through the list of Facebook's millions of cooking fans. It's far too large. Only data miners and targeted advertisers have the time and inclination to delve that deeply.
OK right @librarianbyday link: RT @mikebutcher: Outside sites "Instant personalisation" via Facebook is opt out, not in http://bit.ly/cWleqW – Nicola Osborne (suchprettyeyes) http://twitter.com/suchprettyeyes/statuses/12668465502AP Stylebook Adds 42 New Guidelines for Social Media
The AP Stylebook has released its new social media guidelines, including the official change from “Web site” to “website” (a move first reported back in April) and 41 other definitions, use cases and rules that journalists should follow.
The AP Stylebook has released its new social media guidelines, including the official change from “Web site” to “website” (a move first reported back in April) and 41 other definitions, use cases and rules that journalists should follow. Among the more interesting changes –- at least from a grammar and style standpoint –- are separating out “smart phone” as two words, hyphenating “e-reader,” and allowing fan, friend and follow to be used both as nouns and verbs. Beyond that, the AP has also defined a number of acronyms that are commonly used in texting and instant messaging. While most of them should be fairly well-known to regular web and mobile phone users (ROFL, BRB and G2G are among the definitions) one actually was new to me: POS.Docs
http://docs.com/Main/Home - Docs
Discover, Create and Share Office docs with your Facebook friends.12 Applications to Make Your Facebook Page More Engaging
Currently, there are more than three million active Facebook Pages on the top ranked site, with the typical Page boasting an average of less than 1,000 fans – oops, I mean ‘likes‘ (seriously, that just doesn’t roll off your tongue quite the same way). Standing out from the static requires you to dress up your Page and make it more interesting and fun for your ‘likers’. That’s where Facebook applications come in. They’re basically like plugins for your Page and there are tens of thousands of them available. Deciding what apps you’d like to incorporate depends on how you’d like to engage with your peeps (that’s an even better word than ‘likers’).15 more awesome social media infographics | Econsultancy
About six months ago, I threw together a blog post based on a bunch of social media infographics. At the time, they were surprisingly difficult to root out, but it seems that more are emerging, given the continued development and understanding of the channel.10 Things You Need To Know About Today’s Facebook Privacy Changes
On facebook privacy, from May 26, 2010.
Facebook changes 05/105 Free Services for Pre-Scheduling Your Twitter Updates
Twitter’s very real-time functionality is obviously the main attraction of the service. But it can also be a downside — if you want to send a tweet at a specific time, you usually have to be poised over a keyboard or phone. But there are some great solutions. The ability to post-date a tweet is useful for event promotion (where you may be busy at said event), to reach an audience in a different time zone, to space out your messages, or to keep your account nice and lively while you are away. While some popular Twitter clients offer scheduling options built-in, others don’t. For those in need, here are five great, free online services you can use to queue up tweets for future broadcasting. To narrow down the vast number of services out there, criteria for this list includes: 1) That it’s free; 2) That it offers OAuth “sign in with Twitter” access, or OpenID sign-in; and 3) That it does what it says on the proverbial packaging. These five hand-picked options are our favorites, but asHow Much Is a Facebook Fan Really Worth?
cuanto cuesta un fan en facebook
Calculan que el fan en Facebook vale 136,38 dólares (Gigaom) http://micurl.com/Etfcus – Evento Blog España (eventoblog) http://twitter.com/eventoblog/statuses/16370768524Pick&Zip - Photo downloader
Download your Facebook photos and your friends' in a single zip or pdf file.
Ωραία εφαρμογή του facebook. Γρήγορο κατέβασμα album φωτογραφιών. http://picknzip.com/app
Facebook’s a great place to put pictures you want your friends to see, but a terrible place for pictures you want your friends to download. Unless they know about Pick ‘N Zip, that is. This web app connects to your Facebook account and allows you to bulk download photos from Facebook. You can grab entire albums or even every photo tagged by a particular person. To get started, just log in with Facebook. You’ll see the usual confirmation process before getting access to the app itself.How to Authenticate Users With Facebook Connect | Nettuts+
536Share Exploring the software behind Facebook, the world’s largest site Posted in Main on June 18th, 2010 by Pingdom FacebookAt the scale that Facebook operates, a lot of traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling close to half a billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques they use to accomplish that.
Software Behind FacebookEduDemic » Every Teacher’s Must-Have Guide To Facebook
RT @thnorfar: RT @kylepace: Every Teacher's Must Have Guide To Facebook: http://bit.ly/a6JSDG #edchat
You can’t swing a stick in social media without hitting something on Facebook. Same goes for education. You can’t talk about how technology is revolutionizing education without mentioning Facebook. It’s a simple service to figure out but what about once you become a regular user? If you’re a teacher, you would be well served by spending 3 minutes to read through this must-have guide. (We timed it out and it’s a bit under 3 minutes. It’s almost summertime, you can spare it for us!)
RT @pgsimoes: Every Teacher’s Must-Have Guide To Facebook http://dlvr.it/1p3xz (@edudemic)
Collection of resources about Facebook from an educators perspective and some cautions about using it.How We Got To 40,310 Facebook Fans In 4 Days
ну хорошая инструкция5 Teen Social Media Trends that Can Be Applied to Small Business
According to Rick Burnes, who leads the content production team at HubSpot, a marketing software firm that produces the Inbound Marketing Blog and Inbound ...See all stories on this topic (via Google Alerts and AlertRank)
Adults must read -> 5 Teen Social Media Trends that Can Be Applied to Small Business http://ow.ly/1ZP92 – Flowtown (Flowtown) http://twitter.com/Flowtown/statuses/16721168937Facebook "Like" Increases Referral Traffic to Blogs by 50% [REPORT]
TypePad users who installed the Facebook “Like” widgets on their blog sidebars have experienced a 50% increase in referral traffic from Facebook collectively, TypePad revealed in a blog post.
For those asking about the FB Like button: Facebook “Like” Increases Referral Traffic to Blogs by 50% - http://j.mp/b9LHKV #pr20chat – Mike Whaling (30lines) http://twitter.com/30lines/statuses/16269703692
RT @AmritRichmond: Report says FB like button increases referral traffic to blogs by 50%: http://bit.ly/cJStk3 (cc: @tolles)
n their blogs sinceAbout New York - Creating a Network Like Facebook, Only Private - NYTimes.com
A few months back, four geeky college students, living on pizza in a computer lab downtown on Mercer Street, decided to build a social *opensource* network that wouldn’t force people to surrender their privacy to a big business.Facebook Fans Spend More Money [STUDY]
A social media marketing company called Syncapse surveyed 4,000 people who've Liked brands on Facebook and figured out how valuable those fans are.
Facebook Fans Spend More Money [STUDY]
The study (“The Value of a Facebook Fan: An Empirical Review”) estimates that someone who has Liked a brand will spend an average of $71.84 more each year on that brand’s products or services than will someone who has not Liked it on Facebook, for a total average annualized value of $136.38.Social Networks/Blogs Now Account for One in Every Four and a Half Minutes Online | Nielsen Wire
New statistics about social media consumption rates, broken down by individual medium.
Latest global survey from research house Nielsen shows Australia and Brazil are the top Social Media users in the world http://bit.ly/9W6k0dAppbistro - The best place to find Facebook Page tab applications
RT @bolemc: Interesantes aplicaciones para #facebook en http://appbistro.com/ [eng]
app marketplaceFacebook: Facts You Probably Didn't Know [INFOGRAPHIC]
Infographic with interesting information about Facebook
If you actually want to win over anyone with the information about Fb miscellanea, below will be the best cheat published as a really significant infographic. Take pleasure in!Facebook | BigPipe: Pipelining web pages for high performance
Site speed is one of the most critical company goals for Facebook. In 2009, we successfully made Facebook site twice as fast, which was blogged in this post. Several key innovations from our engineering team made this possible. In this blog post, I will describe one of the secret weapons we used called BigPipe that underlies this great technology achievement.
Pretty cool way of building webpages from facebook to make it super fast.
twiceWeb Services as Governments - Union Square Ventures: A New York Venture Capital Fund Focused on Early Stage & Startup Investing
Web Services as Governments http://bit.ly/dcQn3M via @VenessaMiemis | Related: War http://www.flickr.com/photos/25036088@N06/3424896427/ [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/16160255165]
As I thought about it, it became clear that web platforms really don't make much. Instead, they create the conditions that encourage others to invest their time and energy to create useful services. The value of Twitter is not in the software that runs on their servers; it is in the content that 180 million people contribute to their network - same with Facebook. Many would argue that Apple makes things, but even there, the full experience of the iPhone has a lot to do with the 200,000 applications that others created to run on the device. A lot of people have begun using the term ecosystem to describe these big platforms. That captures their decentralized, emergent character, but ecosystems do not have a central point of control. Apple decided to eliminate third party analytics between one release and the next. That doesn't happen in an ecosystem. The right analogy is a government.
Apple, Facebook, Craigslist, et all as governments (totalitarian, state economies, libertarians?)
Social networks act as governments with their APIs.1年で70億枚の顔写真をスキャンしたFace.comが顔認識APIを無料で一般公開
RT 1年で70億枚の顔写真をスキャンしたFace.comが顔認識APIを無料で一般公開 B! http://dlvr.it/11tjX"Privacy and Publicity in the Context of Big Data"
presentation script by danah boyd
Big data, the currency that users pay Facebook and other social media companies for the right to use 'free' servicesFacebook's Culture Problem May Be Fatal - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review
"They just assumed Facebook would evolve as their lives shifted from adolescent to adult and their needs changed. Facebook's failure to recognize this culture change deeply threatens its future profits."
"Facebook's imbroglio over privacy reveals what may be a fatal business model..."
Privacy. Seemingly altruistic companies screwing over their users for monetization and business models
What lessons can we draw from the Facebook flameup? Lifecycle changes can trump generational change and cultural values perceived as crucial at the age of 13 can be very different at 20. A business founded on the values of a generation, such as Facebook, has to keep up with, and respect, evolving lives and needs.24 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
summarium3 Practical WordPress Code Snippets You Probably Must Know – woorkup.com
3 porciones de codigo PHP utiles para wordpress
Twitter and Tweetmeme total retweets URL shortener with Bitly Facebook LikeHow To Manage Your Social Media Marketing In 10 Minutes Daily | Social Media Examiner
How To Manage Your Social Media Marketing In 10 Minutes Daily | Social Media Examiner http://ow.ly/24ihHHow To Put Facebook On A Privacy Lockdown
If you're going to use Facebook, you should definitely know how to keep your information private.
Myspace is a social media site that is operated and drunk driving charge possessed. The positioning ended up being started by simply Mark Zuckerberg any time he or she had been the basic university student at Harvard as well as grew swiftly to incorporate hundreds of millions involving people
But if you're going to use Facebook, you should definitely know how to keep your information private.
Worried about Facebook privacy but still want to keep your account? A visual guide to how to lock it down. http://bit.ly/aHcihN
You'll never quit. So protect yourself.
How To Set Your Privacy settings in Facebook - FB really, really made it hard to impossible.... ¦ http://bit.ly/bARi1xMusicians – This Is How You Create A Great Looking Facebook Page
Like most of you, I too LIKE Facebook, and ever since my last TechCrunch post (How to Build Engaging One-of-Kind Facebook Fan Pages), I've been exploring and trying to find new ways to improve the creation process of a Page. This time, I'd like to focus on a how-to for the musicians among you.
If you are one of the talented musicians on Facebook, this simple guide should be of great use to you.5 Ways Facebook Will Impact E-commerce
"Using Facebook’s API, a website can take your interests and use them to personalize your browsing experience. ... Considering anyone can pull your Open Graph via Facebook’s API, this information can be used to personalize an online store based on your past purchases, likes, and preferences quite easily. ... According to Nielsen, 90% of people trust recommendations from people they know, and Facebook’s 'like' button is the perfect way to recommend a product to a friend."
RT @RonaldYau: 5 Ways Facebook’s Open Graph Will Impact E-commerce http://bit.ly/9WELrECustomize Your Facebook Fan Page: Tips, Tricks, Applications
Customize your #Facebook fan page: tips, tricks, applications http://dld.bz/jBDUOne-Third of Twitter Users Talk Brands - eMarketer
good stats about users talking about brands on Twitter and Facebook
at least once a week, 33% of active Twitter users share opinions about companies or products, while 32% make recommendations and 30% ask for them. Connectés à la marque, ces taux augmentent.
TWITTER IS A GOLDMINE (STILL UNTAPPED!)How Consumers Interact with Brands on Social Networks - eMarketer
Coupons remain a leading driver of brand interactions in social networks
“Those who still think that social network users are too busy engaging with friends to notice marketers must change their viewpoint,” said Debra Aho Williamson, eMarketer senior analyst and author of the new report “Brand Interactions on Social Networks.” “Brand interactions are real, valuable and growing. “ According to a February 2010 survey by Chadwick Martin Bailey, a market research firm, 33% of Facebook users have become fans of brands on the network.How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg
Articles on marketing with social media.
Explained without the classes.The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online - NYTimes.com
RT @eni_kao: [Sochol] La génération sans pudeur apprend à se préserver en ligne et à s'auto-censurer. http://nyti.ms/cPWLZ8 (via @palpitt)
Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club. Recently, though, she has had second thoughts.Why Small Businesses Shouldn't Take Social Media for Granted
When done right, social media can be a valuable source for customer acquisition, retention and satisfaction. Here a few reasons to help drive the value home.Awareness, Inc. | Social Marketing Software
35 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
35 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed: Saved from instachrome extension http://bit.ly/cixPsI7 Scientific Ways to Promote Sharing on Facebook
Zarrella studied Facebook data for quite some time and observed that simplicity, among other interesting linguistic and timed attributes, is the key to triggering word of mouth.Video: Major Facebook security hole lets you view your friends’ live chats
You've got to hand it to Facebook. They certainly know how to do security -- not. Today I was tipped off that there ...8 Ways FarmVille Designs for Engagement | Making sense of good and bad content
Interssante #socialgaming insights uit #Farmville “@ProximityWW: Insights on social gaming provided by Zynga http://bit.ly/dePTnk”
Every web experience designer can learn from the tactics deployed in FarmVille to engage members over the long term. Here are 8 tactics you should include...
Designing compelling user experiences
RT @philmichaelson 8 Ways FarmVille Designs for Engagement | Making sense of good and bad content http://bit.ly/bqa9BMxkcd: Infrastructures
amazing xkcd on social media / ownership
Very funny ! RT @jobsworth: Recovering from after effects of pharmacological warfare. Thank God for Randall Munroe... http://xkcd.com/743/ [from http://twitter.com/PaulSweeney/statuses/15313285607]5 Small Business Social Media Success Stories
@CeeFor Try giving your boss case studies http://ow.ly/2650O http://ow.ly/2651z & will measure ROI http://ow.ly/2653n
Best practices from assorted small businesses.apophenia » Blog Archive » Facebook is a utility; utilities get regulated
From day one, Mark Zuckerberg wanted Facebook to become a social utility. He succeeded. Facebook is now a utility for many. The problem with utilities is that they get regulated
Brilliant insight. RT @jangles: More on Facebook: reading @zephoria 's thought-provoking "Facebook is a utility" http://is.gd/cb5ij [from http://twitter.com/PaulSweeney/statuses/14083869118]
"Facebook speaks of itself as a utility while also telling people they have a choice. But there’s a conflict here. We know this conflict deeply in the United States. When it comes to utilities like water, power, sewage, Internet, etc., I am constantly told that I have a choice. But like hell I’d choose Comcast if I had a choice. Still, I subscribe to Comcast. Begrudgingly. Because the “choice” I have is Internet or no Internet. I hate all of the utilities in my life. Venomous hatred. And because they’re monopolies, they feel no need to make me appreciate them. Cuz they know that I’m not going to give up water, power, sewage, or the Internet out of spite. Nor will most people give up Facebook, regardless of how much they grow to hate them."
"I hate all of the utilities in my life. Venomous hatred. And because they’re monopolies, they feel no need to make me appreciate them. Cuz they know that I’m not going to give up water, power, sewage, or the Internet out of spite. Nor will most people give up Facebook, regardless of how much they grow to hate them."
Facebook & Radical Transparency http://bit.ly/9eVJMe, a rant by @zephoria, with a follow-up http://bit.ly/b69GjU [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/14075940793]How to Return Facebook's Privacy Settings to What You Signed Up For
Good reminder RT @MR21c How to Return Facebook Privacy Settings to What You Signed Up For http://bit.ly/d7VapU via @lifehacker
"Online privacy expectations are evolving, but whether Facebook likes it or not, a lot of us want the privacy settings we signed up for when we joined the service. Here's how to use Facebook's new privacy controls to regain your original privacy."7 FBML examples to rock your Facebook fan page.
Facebook markup language or FBML for short is used in a variety of places within the social network. Anyone who has written any Facebook applications will already be pretty familiar with its tags, and will probably have used it to write data to walls, or share postings with others programmatically. If however you haven’t yet dipped your toe in the water of the Facebook API, or indeed haven’t actually needed to – there are some snippets of FBML which prove to be mighty useful when creating custom Facebook Fan Pages, and can easily and quickly out of the box be used with the FBML widget, which adds an extra much needed layer of customisation to an existing Facebook fan page. The static FBML widget can be added multiple times, and in multiple places (sidebar and tabs) to facilitate this. Once you’ve added it to your page, simply go to “edit page”, then under Applications click “edit” under Static FBML. This will give you the options you need to paste in your code.Social Media Strategy from A to Z » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg
Social Media Strategy from A to Z52 Cool Facts About Social Media - Danny Brown
Great social media stats - July 201022 Essential Social Media Resources You May Have Missed
major4 Proven Steps to Facebook Page Success | Social Media Examiner
POST - 4 Proven Steps to #Facebook Page Success - http://ow.ly/26wSeWhat Do You Check First: E-mail or Facebook? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Where you start your digital day says a lot about you, according to a new study http://bit.ly/cNcnY8 (via @isabelleokane) /via @gleonhard
http://www.seomoz.org/img/upload/google-ranking-algo-survey.gif Where you start your digital day says a lot about you, according to a new study from ExactTarget, an e-mail and social media marketing company. If you check e-mail first, the company said, you tend to be more task-oriented and only interact with brands online when you need something, such as researching a deal, getting information about promotions or finding new product information. However, if start your day with a visit to Facebook, you might welcome “extracurricular” content from brands, such as interaction and entertainment that isn’t directly related to a purchase or business transaction.Facebook Search
Want to easily see public status updates on Facebook? See OpenBook: http://bit.ly/dsvSnT (I recommend "drunk prom") Le sigh. – danah boyd (zephoria) http://twitter.com/zephoria/statuses/14126705736
RT @zephoria: Want to easily see public status updates on Facebook? See OpenBook: http://bit.ly/dsvSnT (I recommend "drunk prom") Le sigh.
open graph + "s="
There's a new Facebook search site out there with a concept similar to PleaseRobMe, a site that demonstrates just how easy it is for bad guys to use social networking crap to tell when you're away from your home. This new Facebook Search allows anyone to search for potentially embarrassing updates that can now be viewed by the public.
Facebook Status SearchThe Real Life Social Network v2
@jcstearns The Real Life Social Network v2 - http://goo.gl/2fDa <-in slideshare . A must read.
This is fascinating! — The Real Life Social Network v2 http://spncr.me/br
awesome!Social Media Parenting: Raising the Digital Generation
dang it! apparently no app for good parenting *grmbl* http://mashable.com/2010/05/13/parenting-social-media/
子供にどうソーシャルメディアを使わせるべきか、という記事。企業のソーシャルメディアポリシーの考え方に通じるところがあるのが興味深い。結局、どちらも教育と信頼関係が大事ということですかね。 http://bit.ly/aclXEb – 徳力 基彦 (tokuriki) http://twitter.com/tokuriki/statuses/13948349264
open 18 ConferenceDesign a Facebook page for Free!
Pagemodo, design a tab, design a welcome page, facebook
Facebook - to help set up Facebook pages.
Design a Welcome page for Facebook so people see this page before they see your wall, etc.Is it time to reconsider Google Buzz vs Facebook or Twitter? — Scobleizer
Buzz 101 - Good vs Bad
RT @maxgrinev: Is it time to reconsider Google Buzz vs Facebook or Twitter? http://j.mp/dpBba24 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook
Facebook presents a unique opportunity to connect with and educate your target market in a way that your website and even your blog can’t match. The trick is coming up with meaningful content that people will want to share, and that brings them back again and again. Become an industry resource Expand beyond your wall Lighten up Engage the community
RT @Mike_Stelzner: 4 Tips for B2B Marketing on Facebook http://bit.ly/cros90 via @Mashable – B2B Online Marketing (B2BOnlineMktg) http://twitter.com/B2BOnlineMktg/statuses/14461326742Social networking sites: 10 mistakes organizations make
Millions of people log onto social media Web sites daily, prompting such varied organizations as Gaithersburg-based MedImmune, the American Red Cross and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to follow. But simply creating an account on Facebook or Twitter rarely equates to being plugged in. Area consultants said many organizations spend ample time and resources on social media without seeing much return. Here are 10 common mistakes that they see businesses, nonprofits and government agencies make.
Good set of points for those of you interested in using Social Media to promote your organization. http://ow.ly/26eedDesigning A Facebook Fan Page: Showcases, Tutorials, Resources - Smashing Magazine
here are six reasons social media might not be working for you—along with ways to overcome these problems.
Top 6 Social Media Mistakes And How to Fix Them (#SocialMedia Examiner) - http://is.gd/dkdez
"Top 6 Social Media Mistakes And How to Fix Them | Social Media Examiner" http://j.mp/bZU4Hy
While there are many success stories of people using social media for personal and business reasons, there are also plenty of people who may feel their efforts are not paying off. Whether you use social media to market your business, increase sales, promote your blog, or raise awareness for a non-profit organization, here are six reasons social media might not be working for you—along with ways to overcome these problems.
Top 6 social media mistakes and how to fix them http://dld.bz/k9VsPoyozo | Make Life Make Sense
Poyozo is an automatic, personal diary system to help reclaim and consolidate your ever-expanding digital life with simple visualizations that you can use every day.HOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success
Emily Steel and Jessica E. Vascellaro/The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2010.Poyozo | Make Life Make Sense
Make Life Make SenseHOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success
Emily Steel and Jessica E. Vascellaro/The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2010.Poyozo | Make Life Make Sense
Make Life Make SenseHOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success
Because big sites (Facebook) pass along my clickstreams.
Emily Steel and Jessica E. Vascellaro/The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2010.Poyozo | Make Life Make Sense
Poyozo é automático, sistema de diário pessoal para ajudar a recuperar e consolidar a sua extensa vida digital com visualizações simples que você pode usar todos os dias.
Extension para llevar control de tu vida social en tu ordenador...
毎日の行動をトラッキングして視覚化出来るFirefoxアドオン。HOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success
Because big sites (Facebook) pass along my clickstreams.
Emily Steel and Jessica E. Vascellaro/The Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2010.Poyozo | Make Life Make Sense
Poyozo is an automatic, personal diary system to help reclaim and consolidate your ever-expanding digital life with simple visualizations that you can use every day
Poyozo é automático, sistema de diário pessoal para ajudar a recuperar e consolidar a sua extensa vida digital com visualizações simples que você pode usar todos os dias.HOW TO: Organize Your Contacts for Networking Success
I thought I had done enough to reasonably privatize my Facebook settings... this video showed me a couple things I had missed.
Here's everything you need to know to go back to the old days when you could control your privacy on Facebook with just a few clicks.Top World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Top World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day Millions of people around the world have been actively supporting – or complaining about – their favorite teams and players. Below, players are sized according to the number of mentions on Facebook during each day of the World Cup.10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks
Top World Cup Players on Facebook, Day by Day Millions of people around the world have been actively supporting – or complaining about – their favorite teams and players. Below, players are sized according to the number of mentions on Facebook during each day of the World Cup.The Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking - NYTimes.com
how nytimes surfaces complex graphics in articles
What online IDs are people using the most to sign in around the web?
RT @smashingmag What online IDs are people using the most to sign in around the Web? (Infographic) - http://bit.ly/d4sK7A (via @creattica)Why Your Grandpa Is on Facebook [STATS]
Why Your Grandpa Is On Facebook (Mashable) http://bit.ly/czpzIp #SocialMedia #Stats rt @Flipbooks @xanpearson @paul_steele
facebook stats for older demographicThe Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking - NYTimes.com
how nytimes surfaces complex graphics in articles
I used to love Facebook. I was in law school at Wisconsin when it launched, and everyone I knew on the site was basically a peer -- people who I'd known well or at least met in person at some point. Then... I graduated. Suddenly having a Facebook account full of pictures from blurry nights in Madison and Pulitzer Prize-caliber dirty jokes from my friends wasn't so awesome anymore -- especially once I started working for Engadget and lots and lots of people I didn't actually know (or, somewhat even worse, only knew professionally) started looking at my personal page. So I needed a system -- a way to still use Facebook to share personal stuff with friends, professional stuff with colleagues, and awesome stuff with everyone, all without blurring any lines or accidentally sharing too much with people I don't know.
I used to love Facebook. I was in law school at Wisconsin when it launched, and everyone I knew on the site was basically aFacebook Unleashes Open Graph Search Engine, Declares War On Google
Facebook’s search strategy, the company has confirmed with us that “all Open Graph-enabled web pages will show up in search when a user likes them”. Earlier this week we published about the new Facebook SEO that’s possible via the Open Graph, but now it’s clear that this is the beginning of Facebook’s internet search strategy. The race is now on for publishers to optimize their sites for Facebook’s search engine.
Facebook Unleashes Open Graph Search Engine, Declares War On Google http://ow.ly/24BcD [from http://twitter.com/mazenovi/statuses/17327119502]
While there was a lot of speculation about Facebook’s search strategy, the company has confirmed with us that “all Open Graph-enabled web pages will show up in search when a user likes them”. Earlier this week we published about the new Facebook SEO that’s possible via the Open Graph, but now it’s clear that this is the beginning of Facebook’s internet search strategy. The race is now on for publishers to optimize their sites for Facebook’s search engine.
While there was a lot of speculation about Facebook's search strategy, the company has confirmed with ...Is Social a Source for B2B Leads? - eMarketer
While many business-to-business (B2B) companies have gotten turned on to the value of social media marketing and find it helpful for tasks like prospecting and lead generation, inbound social marketin
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LinkedIn and Wikipedia users were more likely to browse around company Websites before leaving. LinkedIn users, however, tended to be interested in “careers” pages, suggesting the business-oriented social network refers many job seekers. It was visitors from Wikipedia who were most likely to be carrying out product research.Facebook Unleashes Open Graph Search Engine, Declares War On Google
Facebook’s search strategy, the company has confirmed with us that “all Open Graph-enabled web pages will show up in search when a user likes them”. Earlier this week we published about the new Facebook SEO that’s possible via the Open Graph, but now it’s clear that this is the beginning of Facebook’s internet search strategy. The race is now on for publishers to optimize their sites for Facebook’s search engine.
Facebook Unleashes Open Graph Search Engine, Declares War On Google http://ow.ly/24BcD [from http://twitter.com/mazenovi/statuses/17327119502]
While there was a lot of speculation about Facebook’s search strategy, the company has confirmed with us that “all Open Graph-enabled web pages will show up in search when a user likes them”. Earlier this week we published about the new Facebook SEO that’s possible via the Open Graph, but now it’s clear that this is the beginning of Facebook’s internet search strategy. The race is now on for publishers to optimize their sites for Facebook’s search engine.
While there was a lot of speculation about Facebook's search strategy, the company has confirmed with ...Why Many Teens Are Moving on from Facebook - eMarketer
There’s no question of Facebook’s position at the top of the social networking space, and one thing that makes the site so powerful is that when it comes to social networking, a user’s friends must be users too. But among some teens, Facebook may be losing its stickiness.
There’s no question of Facebook’s position at the top of the social networking space, and one thing that makes the site so powerful is that when it comes to social networking, a user’s friends must be users too. But among some teens, Facebook may be losing its stickiness. According to a study from OTX and virtual fashion site Roiworld, nearly one in five teens with a Facebook profile had decreased or discontinued their use of the site as of April 2010. What’s more, the decreases seemed to speed up in recent months, with two-thirds of the lapsed users having turned away from the site in the past six months.
decrease apparently not related to privacy or influx of older users: it's just boring!
JULY 12, 2010, eMarketer
boredom.....really?Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games
oh sweet Jesus, Google invested in Zynga? so much for "don't be evil." http://goo.gl/FgAc – Jeff Atwood (codinghorror) http://twitter.com/codinghorror/statuses/18578849294
Google has quietly (secretly, one might say) invested somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming behemoth Zynga, we’ve confirmed from multiple sources. (via TechCrunch)
"Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games" http://j.mp/aaPgNh
Google starts the gaming service, actually the social network based games. At the end, Zynga is the winner who takes all the attentions from many companies interested in social games including facebook, yahoo, google and etc. That is, there is always a niche business.
Google aism to make Zynga (creators of Farmville) the cornerstone of Goolge games; expected to go live late Dec 2010 - posted circa July 2010
Google Games Part ... Duex?How to Get the Social-Media Generation Behind Your Cause - Advertising Age - Digital
"Once social activism meant protest marches, civil obedience and sit-ins. But for today's 20-somethings ... supporting or denouncing a cause is as simple as hitting the "like" button on Facebook or posting a hashtag to Twitter. And that's often where it ends.... But that can also be where it begins...."
How to Get the Social-Media Generation Behind Your Cause http://adage.com/digital/article.php?article_id=144686&qwr=FullSite
Adults born between 1982 and 1992 came of age during a decade that promised an "embarrassment of riches," said Eliza Esquivel, TBWA's planning director and author of the study. "They were told that the future was theirs to win, and they've been very empowered, very educated, and as a result this is a very optimistic group." At the same time, they are a group that witnessed spectacular failures of institutions and corporations, having witnessed the scandal at Enron and now being bombarded with news of misdoings by Goldman Sachs and BP. Thus along with their optimism, this is a group equally prone to cynicism about corporate efforts.GlastoTag - One huge photo. A whole load of tags. | Glastonbury Music Festival | Orange UK
Sensationelle Facebook Foto Tagging Aktion mit einem hochauflösenden Festival Foto
Usuários podem se tagear com o FacebookSocial Media is the 3rd Era of the Web
Social Media is the 3rd Era of the Web http://bit.ly/9NCUuw #socialmedia
I've done this search dozens of times since December and have shared it in slides many times since. It's a search that compares the world wide search volume on
great comparisons in stats on "social media"
What’s also interesting is that the decline of Web 2.0 and the rise of social media are connected. Since Facebook has hit the scene, the original social media tools have peaked in usage: blogs, wikis, forums and RSS.
RT @BBHLabs: Excellent charts. Good long-term context - RT @steverubel: Social Media is 3rd Era of Web - http://j.mp/ciowqRGuía de Community Managers en Facebook
An interesting series of graphs about the rise and rise of social media, especially Facebook
Social Media is the 3rd Era of the Web http://bit.ly/9NCUuw #socialmedia10 Reasons to Stop Apologizing for Your Online Life - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review
Via Ida: "everything_is_in_real_life" :P
"IRL: In Real Life. It's used as shorthand all over the Internet, to distinguish what happens online from what happens offline. And it's a lie. If we still refer to the offline world as 'real life,' it's only a sign of deep denial — or unwarranted shame — about what reality looks like in the 21st century."
Why are we ashamed of our online lives? It is part of our lives. http://ow.ly/2dlxy – baldy7 (baldy7) http://twitter.com/baldy7/statuses/18914126930
Why are we ashamed of our online lives? It is part of our lives. http://ow.ly/2dlxy
"It's time to start living in 21st century reality: a reality that is both on- and offline. Acknowledge online life as real, and the Internet's transformative potential opens up..."
There's no denying the differences between life online and off. In our online lives we shake off the limitations of our physical selves, perhaps even our names and consciences, too. What remains are the fundamentals: human beings, human conversations, human communities. To say that "reality" includes only offline beings, offline conversations and offline communities is to say that face-to-face matters more than human-to-human.
What if we stopped all the hand wringing and really honored our online lives? http://j.mp/dcifHx #wrbm #life_online
RT @MichaelSurtees: RT @Malbonnington: 2 sides to a story: The bliss found in switching off: http://j.mp/dyvrSc; & the joys of being onl ...Guía de Community Managers en Facebook
via jared / ida
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
Via Ida: "everything_is_in_real_life" :P
"IRL: In Real Life. It's used as shorthand all over the Internet, to distinguish what happens online from what happens offline. And it's a lie. If we still refer to the offline world as 'real life,' it's only a sign of deep denial — or unwarranted shame — about what reality looks like in the 21st century."Guía de Community Managers en Facebook
I’ve done this search dozens of times since December and have shared it in slides many times since. It’s a search that compares the world wide search volume on Google for new media, web 2.0, and social media. What the above graph shows is that we’re at an inflection point in the language we use to describe the macro trends of innovation on the web. I believe it’s the indicator that we’re in the 3rd Era of the Web and it’s The Era of Social Media.
An interesting series of graphs about the rise and rise of social media, especially Facebook
Social Media is the 3rd Era of the Web http://bit.ly/9NCUuw #socialmediaFirst look at “revolutionary” social news iPad app: Flipboard — Scobleizer
Flipboard - http://bit.ly/aaAj24
We have seen news viewers just like NewsGator, Yahoo Reader, or even, even, more recent people for apple company ipad such as Heart beat, yet you’ve not witnessed one particular this way.
There is the envy you feel for.. there is the envy you get when.. then, there is the envy you feel when you see what loos to be the ipad's killer app, the thing which will turn it from a .. into a ..
f u don't have ipad,try http://paper.li RT @scobleizer First look at “revolutionary” social news iPad app: Flipboard http://bit.ly/cgOXDe3 Reasons Facebook Trumps Twitter for Business | Social Media Examiner
3 Reasons Facebook Trumps Twitter for Business http://dlvr.it/2YQXq #Tools #resource
3 Reasons #Facebook Trumps #Twitter for #Business http://bit.ly/cLL1smGet People to "Like" Your Facebook Page | Social Media Examiner
How to build your Facebook community by getting people to like your business page.
#1: Be Prepared With Quality Wall Posts and Consistent Engagement #2: Reward Your Loyal Supporters #3: Leverage Your Existing Social Networks #4: Integrate Facebook Social Plugins to Your Website #5: Remind Your Fans to Like and Share #6: Utilize Forum Signatures and Membership Sites #7: Take the Initiative: Request Help From Friends #8: Use Tagging and Acknowledgments #9: Participate Outside Your Page #10: Collaborate With Other Page Admins for a Social Event3 Reasons Facebook Trumps Twitter for Business | Social Media Examiner
3 Reasons Facebook Trumps Twitter for Business http://dlvr.it/2YQXq #Tools #resourceDesigning a Facebook landing page: 12 of the best! - Web Design Blog – DesignM.ag
Designing a Facebook landing page: 12 of the best! http://ow.ly/2fB5WThe Web Means the End of Forgetting - NYTimes.com
This article needs a great big "citation needed" slapped on it. Yes, people need to think about what they post on the web, but no, that stuff will not stay around "forever." If anything, the web suffers from the opposite problem: memory loss.
"We’ve known for years that the Web allows for unprecedented voyeurism, exhibitionism and inadvertent indiscretion, but we are only beginning to understand the costs of an age in which so much of what we say, and of what others say about us, goes into our permanent — and public — digital files. The fact that the Internet never seems to forget is threatening, at an almost existential level, our ability to control our identities; to preserve the option of reinventing ourselves and starting anew; to overcome our checkered pasts....It’s often said that we live in a permissive era, one with infinite second chances. But the truth is that for a great many people, the permanent memory bank of the Web increasingly means there are no second chances — no opportunities to escape a scarlet letter in your digital past. Now the worst thing you’ve done is often the first thing everyone knows about you."
Use a lot of thought and caution before posting to the web...it never forgets and is a critical part of what others may see about your one-time identity...even if it was 40 years ago!
La Red significa "el fin del olvido". Súper interesante artículo en el NYTimes. http://nyti.ms/anOZh7 (para los que gustan de la tecno y...
By Jeffrey Rosen
Interesting article about how the Internet remembers everything we put in it and how it would be better both for us and our society if it forgot with time (like humans).
When historians of the future look back on the perils of the early digital age, Stacy Snyder may well be an icon. The problem she faced is only one example of a challenge that, in big and small ways, is confronting millions of people around the globe: how best to live our lives in a world where the Internet records everything and forgets nothing — where every online photo, status update, Twitter post and blog entry by and about us can be stored forever. With Web sites like LOL Facebook Moments, which collects and shares embarrassing personal revelations from Facebook users, ill-advised photos and online chatter are coming back to haunt people months or years after the fact. Examples are proliferating daily: there was the 16-year-old British girl who was fired from her office job for complaining on Facebook, “I’m so totally bored!!”; there was the 66-year-old Canadian psychotherapist who tried to enter the United States but was turned away at the border — and barred permanently from vi
How best to live our lives in a world where the Internet records everything and forgets nothing—where every online photo, status update, Twitter post and blog entry by and about us can be stored forever.
thx, lg :) RT @AmirKassaei: Great Read! NYTimes: The Web Means the End of Forgetting http://nyti.ms/anOZh7
NYTimes: The Web Means the End of Forgetting http://nyti.ms/anOZh7
The digital age is facing its first existential crisis: the impossibility of erasing your posted past and moving on.Top 50 Branded Facebook Pages, June 2010: Clear Winners Emerge | Ignite Social Media
top 50 pages
Pepp6 New Terms to Use When Measuring Social Marketing Efforts
attractions, participations, interactions, actions, transformations, transactionsHow to Display Facebook Fan Count in Text | How-To
Design weblog for designers, bloggers and tech users. Covering useful tools, tutorials, tips and inspirational photos.How to Display Facebook Fan Count in Text | How-To
Design weblog for designers, bloggers and tech users. Covering useful tools, tutorials, tips and inspirational photos.Ian Bogost - Cow Clicker
The making of cow clicker, and a look at the trend of social games
In which he describes the hows and whys.
Une excellente crique et analyse sur les "jeux" sociaux.
Compulsion explains the feeling of struggling to return to something in spite of ourselves. Its flipside involves the disrespect of time that we might otherwise spend doing more valuable things—or even just pondering the thoughtful and unexpected ideas that an asynchronous game might raise. Social games so covet our time that they abuse us while we are away from them, through obligation, worry, and dread over missed opportunities.
"You get a cow. You can click on it. In six hours, you can click it again. Clicking earns you clicks. You can buy custom "premium" cows through micropayments (the Cow Clicker currency is called "mooney"), and you can buy your way out of the time delay by spending it. You can publish feed stories about clicking your cow, and you can click friends' cow clicks in their feed stories. Cow Clicker is Facebook games distilled to their essence." -- Reminds me of the game where you do the dishes.
The dialectic between theory and practice often collapses into a call and response panegyric. This in mind, I thought it might be productive to make an example that would act as its own theory.