Nielsen is running some nice analysis of April 2009 stats collated by the firm about top social networking sites. Particularly, these stats point to the total minutes that users spent on top social networking sites, time spent on video streams, and the more specific unique visitors composition index for MySpace and Facebook. [Read more…] about Some Social Networking Stats to Ponder On
So, you’ve decided to take out some photos you’ve uploaded on a social networking site. You hit the delete button and when the site told you the your photos have been deleted you left the site hurriedly. One month later, you chanced upon the direct link to the photos you thought you deleted already but lo and hold your photos were still there. Do social networking sites really delete the photos after you’ve deleted them? Apparently they did not, says a BBC report citing a research by Cambridge University reasearchers. [Read more…] about Deleted Photos on Social Networking Sites Remain Undeleted
With the millions of blogs using WordPress platform, it is not surprising if we might see some social networking facility soon. Well, actually it may be on our way if we are to take the new BuddyPress WP Suite as WordPress’ baby step towards establishing a WordPress powered social networking site. [Read more…] about Is WordPress Launching a Social Network?
As if it’s not yet a known fact that Facebook is now the no.1 social network worldwide, comScore made an analysis of Facebook’s growth in Europe for the past year. And guess what? Results of the analysis reveal that Facebook increase by 314 percent from Feb 2008 to Feb 2009. Interestingly, these increasing number of audience are not just one-minute visitor of Facebook, but are actually spending an average 3 hours per month visit. [Read more…] about Facebook is the No.1 Social Network in Europe, What Else is New?
Last time I checked, I’ve only got 73 Facebook friends. And probably 75% of them are what I could categorized as “active network”. If you are not like me, and has more Facebook friends than I have, then you must be asking right now, just how many Facebook friends are we allowed to have? [Read more…] about How Many Friends are You Allowed to Have on Facebook?
Two new start-ups have recently joined the already saturated social network market. First you have Flickr co-founder’s new venture Hunch.com which is a decision-making site akin to Yahoo Answers and the other one is the social reviews/opinions site Lunch.com. Both social sites offer something new and take the already familiar social networking route with a different minor twist. But both draw on crowd-sourcing and user participation for their activities, hence both are worthy of being categorized as social network/media/tool. [Read more…] about Hunch and Lunch Offer Something New to the Social Table