While Facebook has grown to over 800 million users and counting, the war will continue to wage on in 2012 with many of the large technology companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon. Don’t be surprised if there never is a clear winner, because the market seems to at the moment be able to support the amount of large businesses grasping at the market share.
However, just like Google Chrome overtook Internet Explorer 8 (keep in mind that Internet Explorer dominated the browser market all through the 2000’s) at the end of November 2011, there is always a possibility for Facebook to grow even more popular and influential than the company already is. The 2012 battles include but are not limited to: Continue reading
On November 6, 2007 Facebook announced the launch of 100,000 pages for business called Facebook Pages. Later the pages would be called “Fan Pages”, and eventually “Like Pages”. However, even though this great social media breakthrough for business exists, some people still use their personal profiles as their business page.
In this article I have chosen the top 5 great arguments AGAINST using a personal Facebook profile for your business. Hopefully, this article will help convince businesses to migrate to a Like Page and deter other new business from using a personal profile for their business. Continue reading
With Social Media rising in heaps and bounds, everybody should be excited with all of the changes that are happening, right? Not entirely so. Unfortunately, with the increase in popularity and the technology available, there are a lot of tricks being used in social media to dilute the personal experience.
Social Media was designed to provide users with an interactive online experience, allowing friends and family to connect with one another whenever they wish, making the world just that much smaller. The thing is, that with the popularity of social media comes some negative setbacks that are exploiting the experience, primarily to gain popularity for commercial brands, SEO companies, and internet marketers. Rather than use social media the way it was originally intended, they ploy these tactics to drive up traffic, increase popularity, and rank better in search engines.
Now you might ask yourself: What is wrong with that? The answer I would give if consulted on the subject is: Even though these tactics are effective, they are taking the personal connection out of social media. Below I’m going to share with you some “dark side” tactics used in building audiences and you can decide for yourself whether you would use these or not. Continue reading
Finally, the wait is over. Facebook has announced today, Monday, October 10, 2011 that it has released the popular social networking’s websites web application for the iPad. No longer will iPad users have to use the regular iPhone app blown up to 2x larger. The interesting thing about this launch is that it had been rumored for quite some time, but finally has been released.
Why did it Take So Long?
Apple and Facebook have been negotiating for months after the two companies disagreed about Facebook’s integration with Ping, Apple’s music-focused social network. This slowed the process of the applications release.
Where do I Download the App?
Currently, you can download the iPad app at https://www.facebook.com/mobile/ipad .
Eight minutes before 1:00pm EST and there are 7705 viewers, wait now 7830 viewers, no 7887 viewers. Think this is going to be big?? At the high-point of the announcement, there were almost 52,000 people watching the livestream.
How many people already read the hints out before today that there is now a connection between Facebook and Skype. Well, there’s not just ONE big announcement, but THREE! One is the obvious Skype and Facebook. The other two, well, we’re still waiting.
And here comes the announcement… at 1:14, they start!