14 January 2008

9 Facebook Tips That You May Not Know…

NOTE: As some of these tips are out of date now (though not all), we’ve done an updated post with 7 more tips.. Click here to read it! Here’s some tips from a seasoned Facebook user, which should help even the most experienced Social Networker get a little more out of our favourite social network… 1. Added applications don’t have …

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11 January 2008

Facebook Limiting Profile Apps to 12

Facebook have announced on their Developer Blog that they’re launching a new "profile clean-up" tool in response to users complaining that other peoples profiles are getting too cluttered. Similar to the windows "clean up your desktop" tool, it will trim down the number of applications (including the Facebook-own apps like Wall, Mini-feed and the like) down to 12 on your …

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7 January 2008

US Facebook Numbers Continue to Rise

Because I’m a bit of a number fiend, I’m continuing to monitor the number of Facebook users on a weekly basis (possibly rising to twice-weekly now, since I’m so impatient!) and below you can see the latest graphs generated. As you can see, active users in the US continues to rise after the post-Thanksgiving (or was it post-Beacon?) drop. Numbers …

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4 January 2008

Bebo Crowned “Best” Social Network

Social Networking site Bebo has trumped it’s more-publicised rival Facebook today, after it was praised as being the "Best Performing" (whatever that means) Social Network by the famous experts at "Computer Which?" magazine… It received top marks due partially to it’s recent efforts to ramp-up security for users, and it’s emphasis on protecting it’s young visitors from data theft and …

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2 January 2008

How well optimised am I?

Since I’m lucky enough to have a relatively unique name, a Google search for my name reveals a wealth of information about me – and also seems to give a good indication of which Social Networks are the most successful at ranking for your name. I know there are lots of other factors at work here, but as a good …

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2 January 2008

New Year’s Resolutions 2.0

Happy New Year to all our readers, I trust you all had a nice Winter break? Because 2008 seems certain to be the year that Social Media really hits the mainstream, I’ve decided to make myself a few Web 2.0 new year’s resolutions. Have a read and let me know if you agree, or if you have any better ideas! …

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21 December 2007

Facebook Growth Examined – Part 1

As you’ll have seen from my post last month on the dip in Facebook’s active users in the US, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the number of active users on everyone’s favourite social network over the past month. I intend to keep this going over the holiday season too in a bid to see how Christmas affects Facebook, …

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19 December 2007

Facebook Friend Lists Arrive

Things must be very busy over in Palo Alto at the moment, as Facebook continue to roll out new features in time for the Christmas holidays. Today’s new addition is Facebook Friend Lists, a feature that’s been talked about for quite a while now but has only just materialised. According to the Facebook blog: "The new Friends page lets you …

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17 December 2007

Bebo Upsets Developers with Semi-launch

Last week we talked about how Bebo have now opened up their application platform to allow Facebook developers to integrate their apps without having to conform to the new OpenSocial standard with Google recently launched. Well, it seems that Bebo haven’t quite taken the plunge as quickly as some developers might like, having only semi-opened the platform for an initial …

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14 December 2007

Facebook adds Bebo as a friend

In case you missed this yesterday, Bebo announced this week that they are linking up their application platform with Facebook’s API, in a move that could be seen as a blow to Google’s OpenSocial announcement last month. Several bloggers decided that OpenSocial was going to be the death of Facebook, but this latest move highlights the biggest problem with OpenSocial …

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