You likely know that Facebook is the world’s largest social network with more than 800 million users, but did you know that more than 250 million photos are uploaded every single day? Or that the average American spends seven hours and 46 minutes browsing her friends’ profiles per month? Facebook has become an integral part of our lives — some people more than others. It’s where we learn what our friends are doing, who they’re dating and even what they’re listening to. Mashable wanted to dive deeper into the Facebook phenomenon, so they collected some stats about the social network and putRead More
Here’s an infographic by a company that’s more than happy to point out Facebook’s shortcomings. This “Facebook Wall of Shame” was created by WordStream, Inc., a provider of search marketing software and services.
Facebook might actually be good for university students. Online PhD, a site dedicated to helping its readers make important decisions about PhD education and life, states, “Some studies say Facebook is beneficial to students while others say it’s harmful; but taken together the research suggests it all depends on how students use it.” Facebook has changed the way college students do everything - how they make friends, date, share stories, and increasingly get an education. FB use doesn't taper off much at the graduate school level, either - PhD students seem to be just as into social media asRead More
Facebook have redesiged its home page’s news feed to combine the Top News and Most Recent feeds. Rather than having to choose between tabs, users will automatically see Top News content first if highly relevant updates have been published since they last checked Facebook, and see Most Recent content first if they’ve been visiting frequently. A Ticker in the right sidebar will display a firehose of real-time updates that users can click to expand and engage with. When users return to the redesigned home page, they won’t simply see the same feed they were last viewing. Instead, they’ll see a TopRead More
As reported by TechCrunch Facebook is going to launch something big at its developer conference f8 this week. Facebook is planning for ways to surface personal content better. Facebook will introduce new buttons on the wall that will begin introducing some granularity to the “Like” concept. These new buttons are “Read,” “Listened,” “Watched.” The network will also soon launch new social commerce buttons like “Want” following the introductions of the aforementioned buttons. Facebook users will be able to click Read, Listened, Watched on content in their news feed. - Read: Facebook is assumed to be partnering with large online publishersRead More
Thousands of flights each and every day transport millions of passengers all over the world. As we all know, traveling can make one irritable, and delays or lost baggage prompt many consumers to complain. Before social media, these complaints might dissipate in the ether or be left on hold for 30 minutes. Fortunately, the airline industry has taken note of the social web as a customer service tool, fielding complaints, inquiries and yes, even compliments, on Twitter and Facebook. Never has the airline industry been so responsive, helpful, compassionate and human. But aside from customer service, airlines use the social webRead More
Nielsen has released its first mobile app rankings for Android since the organization started measuring smartphone usage directly using on-device meters. The results are not hugely shocking, but contain some interesting tidbits nonetheless. The list is broken down into three rankings: overall usage, male usage and female usage. The top half of each list is littered with the apps you'd guess were popular: Facebook, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Pandora, Words With Friends, Twitter and Amazon's Kindle app all make expected appearances in the top 20 as well.
GiveEmThis (Founded by Zack Oates), a simple to use gift-giving assistant from Imply Labs. GiveEmThis is a personalized gift engine that analyzes your friends’ social media updates to recommend relevant gift ideas. It promises to help you discover gift ideas your Facebook friends might actually want. GiveEmThis.com creates a personalized online shelf of gift ideas. It's job is not to choose the best gift, but look at the millions of options and show you the things they’ll love most. GiveEmThis prediction engine technology, considers a Facebook user’s demographic data, as well as her on-site behaviors and patterns. Events, status updates,Read More