reports that Facebook became the most visited website in the US for the
first time. Kind of takes your breath away that a social media site is getting
more traffic than the largest search engine in the US. Since Facebook
just went over 400 million users this was probably inevitable, but since...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerman recently
announced significant changes to Facebook expanding 100's of websites with
"open graph" and "like" which may revolutionize the Internet . At the annual f8 Facebook
outside developers' conference on April 21, 2010 Zuckerman demonstrated...
Growth at Facebook has been
unbelievable and not a surprise that its user rolls will get to 500 million , but last fall a childhood friend
died, and a few months later I was taken aback after Facebook asked me to
post on his wall. Since so many new Facebook users are grandparents and over 60
A new report shows that customers are not that happy
with Facebook and MySpace also showed that social media was ranked lower
than property & casualty insurance. Also not a surprise that airlines
were lower in customer satisfaction than social media. The 2010 American Customer
A court recently ruled that the
use of GPS tracking data in a drug distribution case violated the defendant's
constitutional rights and the police needed a warrant. The Electronic Frontier
Foundation filed a brief in support of Antoine Jones that his
expectation of privacy was violated by the...
A proposed law in Germany will restrict employers
from using Facebook, and other truly social Social Media sites, when
recruiting. However the law would allow employers to search business Social
Media sites such as LinkedIn. Since there are no current guidelines in
Germany about employer's use...
No surprise that Facebook developed Credits
using a team of former PayPal folks that shows a clear path to allow
micropayments on Facebook and compete directly with PayPal. The New York Times recently reported that "Facebook
began testing its virtual currency, called Credits, more than a year...
Allowing Google to access your cell
GPS will permit Google to make suggestions about things to do or restaurants to
try wherever you happen to be. Although Google's CEO Eric Schmidt recently said
these autonomous search features were on the horizon,
we're pretty close to that point already...
Hitwise recently reported that 1 in every 4 pageviews in the US is on Facebook ,
and also incredible is Facebook's claim that people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Astonishing growth made even more amazing by realizing that the second place,
and far behind Facebook, is YouTube...
Please join the webcast about Social Media Use with my good friends Michelle
Cheng , Yvonne Gierczyk-Skasko , and me sponsor by the ALI-ABA
(American Law Institute - American Bar Association) which will be live on December
7, 2010 at 12:30pm CST. Michelle, Yvonne, and I will discuss our experiences...
As 2010 comes to an end Facebook now
reports about $2B in revenue which is amazing for a number of
reasons, not the least of which is that Facebook estimated revenue of closer to
$1.5B (which was double the 2009 revenue) and not all that long ago Facebook
was criticized for not being about to monetize...
All indicators were headed to this
new headline that as 2010 ends Facebook overtook Google as the most popular Internet site .
Experian Hitwise reported that "8.9 percent of unique online visits were to
Facebook this year, compared with Google's 7.2 percent," and ComScore estimates
LinkedIn now has 90 million users and the IPO information about the Social Media site is
most interesting, including revenue over $161 million for the first 9 months of
2010 which was twice the total revenue for 2009. The current estimated IPO
value of $2.51 billion is pretty astonishing with only...
Microsoft's Bing search engine is
trying desperately to keep up with Google and its approximate 70% of the US
search market. Bing recently added links to Facebook and Twitter from
search results with the hope that these Social Media links will impact search
traffic. Since Microsoft does not have...
VOIP is likely headed in a new
direction now that Microsoft agreed to pay $8.5 billion for Skype .
It was reported that Facebook and Google's offers were in the $3 to 4 billion
range , while at the same time Skype was still considering an
IPO later this year. As a result of this purchase, Microsoft...
With 2010 revenue of about $240 million
IPO $9.1 billion foreshadows an unbelievable value for Facebook when it has
an IPO. Particularly since Facebook had 2010 revenue of about $2 billion, and
most recent report of the Top Ten Social Networking Sites listed Facebook...
Within 10 days of the riots in the
UK a judge sentenced two young men, 20
and 22, to 4 years in jail for using Facebook. Without question Social
Media has transformed communications and impacted the UK riots, but one might
wonder if the courts may have acted too swiftly. Here's
what the Guardian...