09 July 2010 ~ 36 Comments

Facebook Dominates Third-Party Logins, Except on News Sites

Increasingly, websites are allowing users to login with credentials they may already have — like Facebook, Twitter, Google, or OpenID. While there are a wide array of 3rd party login options, which login is leading the pack? Unsurprisingly, as the largest social networking site in the world, Facebook is leading. ReadWriteWeb (via the New York [...]

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21 June 2010 ~ 218 Comments

Reaching Facebook users: by the numbers

Facebook is booming — with over 400 million active users, it’s the second most visited site on the internet (behind Google), and pulls in over $800 million in revenue each year.
Knowing this, it’s no wonder advertisers are chomping at the bit to reach this large, active user base. But how much does it cost to [...]

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01 June 2010 ~ 17 Comments

Quit Facebook Day Sees Poor Results

Many social media pundits are remarking today on the poor results of yesterday’s “Quit Facebook Day” campaign.
Only 34,000 users committed to deleting their profile pages (31,000 actually did it). That’s 0.00637% of the more than 540 Facebook users worldwide.
What does this mean? Either Facebook users aren’t too worried about the changes in the network’s [...]

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31 May 2010 ~ 314 Comments

Social Media Saving Lives, Boosting Organ Donors

In case you missed it, there’s an interesting article in The Detroit News, detailing how patients and activists are using social networking to encourage more organ donations.
According to the article, patients seeking organ transplants are taking to their social networking sites, posting their stories on Facebook and Twitter.

“Social media works in the world [...]

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27 May 2010 ~ 40 Comments

Facebook Announces New Privacy Options

During a presentation yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg detailed a number of changes to the network’s privacy options, rolling out easier ways for people to stop sharing information.
Mashable has the breakdown on the changes:

One simple control for changing content viewing permissions to friends-only, friends-of-friends, or everyone — it applies to everything you’ve published on [...]

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25 May 2010 ~ 16 Comments

Facebook Catching Google in Online Political Ad Share

According to data from the Federal Elections Commission, Facebook’s share of online political ads is quickly catching up to Google.
Google has been in the political ad game for quite some time (twice as long as Facebook), but the FEC found that the ratio of money spent on Google versus that on Facebook was only [...]

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13 May 2010 ~ 16 Comments

Facebook Alternative Coming Sooner Than You Think?

What’s the problem with Facebook?
According to four NYU students, quite a bit. That’s why the four twenty-somethings have joined together to build Diaspora, “an open source personal web service that will put individuals in control of their data.”
Mashable has more:

They started with just a dream and a prayer — that prayer was to [...]

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