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?
An article at PC World does a great job of summarizing the major developments in social networking space in 2007 and ponders over the prospects and uncertainties for 2008.
One insightful point mentioned in the article is how innovation at start-ups startles tech giants. Google, the great Web firm that one-upped Yahoo in claiming the search crown and hailed as the poster child of innovation was beaten at the social networking front. All the major internet firms such as Yahoo, Google and MS were done in by FaceBook which sort of perfected the concept of applications around social networks.
Social Networking is moving from the domain of an ‘nice add-on’ feature to a must-have even at the enterprise level. Various organizations are now waking up to the possibility that to attract the next generation of talent, it is essential to incorporate the flavor of social networking and connectivity within the enterprise.
While there were major salvos fired at FaceBook’s walled garden approach to social networking apps (which it did counter by licensing the F8 platform), it will be LinkedIn’s progress in the API space that will be really interesting. Being a site for business networking, it is one network that will really see a boost with professional networking going beyond just the website to the Web as such.
But another shift that can also be expected is the increased availability of affordable feature-rich mobile phones and compelling mobile applications. Apart from the enterprise user, the benefits of mobile applications have not really trickled down to the casual user. 2008 will hopefully be the year when mobile applications especially for social networking will really take off. Since Google has made several bold moves in the mobile space, expect a lot of innovation in this front.
Overall, its been a great year for Social Networking and for 2008 there’s a lot to anticipate.
The year just passed was both interesting and surprising. The iPhone 6 took the world by storm and privacy issues continued to hound Facebook and Google. Samsung had its first diminishing profit after three years and Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world.
Read on to learn how these five popular tech companies fared in 2014. [Read more…] about How the World’s Famous Tech Companies Fared in 2014
Facebook wants to regulate gun sales on its social networks, and plans on blocking users under the age of 18 from viewing any sort of gun-related offers from individuals or groups. “We have strict rules about how businesses can use our advertising…
As the internet becomes a bigger part of everyday life, you may become increasingly impressed or overwhelmed with what social media can offer. If you use your own common sense along with the following tips, you will be able to navigate social media sites like a professional.
Discussion is Key.
The first of the social media secrets is not really a secret if you think about it. Social media is about connecting with others or being social. So, ask interesting questions. Express concern about an issue you are passionate about. Find news that is relevant or entertaining. Respond to feedback as quickly as possible to keep the conversation going. [Read more…] about 10 Best Social Media Secrets for 2013
Everyone knows by now that Facebook owns Instagram. Launched in October of 2010, the free photo-sharing cum social networking platform quickly rose in popularity, in spite of the fact that it was initially limited to iOS devices. (Or maybe because of that fact as well?) In any case, when it was released for Android, Instagram got even more popular, with everyone and their mom suddenly transforming into budding photographers.
The story of Instagram does not stop there. Early this year, the social network we all love and hate made moves to acquire Instagram. It stated its desire, made known its plans for Instagram to continue being independently managed, the FTC did its thing, and in September of this year, Instagram officially became part of the Facebook family. [Read more…] about Instagram Got a $525M Offer From Twitter