23 January 2008

London Network Hits 2 Million; UK passes 8 Million

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I have been keeping a close eye on the number of active Facebook users in the Top 10 countries; Well, just today another mile-stone was reached as the number of UK users smashed through the 8 million mark – and the number of members of the London network surpassed …

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17 January 2008

Did Word-gamers shoot themselves in the foot?

Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few days, you’ll no doubt have noticed the furore developing over the potential removal of Scrabulous from Facebook. It seems that the folk at Hasbro / Mattel (joint copyright owners of Scrabble) have finally woken up and realised that they’re missing a piece of the pie, and have demanded that the …

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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NOTE: As some of these tips are out of date now (though not all), we’ve done an updated post with 7 more tips..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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