2 June 2008

Facebook Growth Predictions

I was taking a look at my Facebook ‘Active User’ stats this morning, as you do, and I wondered where we might get to by the start of 2009 if current growth rate continues? So, I added some trendlines (with my limited Excel knowledge!) and projected off to the end of the year, and below is the result. If everything …

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1 June 2008

Facebook calls last orders on the underground

Boris Johnson’s first act as Mayor of London was to announce that as of 1st June, drinking would no longer be allowed on the London Underground. Whilst this measure is largely approved by most, as boisterous football fans fuelled by Stella are pretty much the only thing that can be heard above your ipod whilst nodding off on the tube …

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27 May 2008

Facebook in the clink

Social networking has officially reached all corners of society. Not even young Robert “Rug” Abrams lets prison stand in the way of him updating his Facebook profile. Armed robber “Rug”, at the age of 21 flirts, updates his status and brags of his illicit goings on in prison. Even finding a way to upload a new profile picture, boasting a …

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27 May 2008

Facebook Allows Mini-Feed Importing

I noticed something new when I logged in to Facebook this morning – a little "import" button at the top of my mini-feed on my profile. It’s actually quite unusual that I even spotted it, as I (like the majority of people I would imagine) very rarely actually look at my own profile, preferring instead to navigate Facebook from the …

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24 May 2008

Facebook IS Not Gone Yet – On Blackberry Anyway

I don’t know if anyone else who has the application has noticed this too, but what happened to RIM’s promise to get rid of the enforced “is” from Facebook status updates? I received an email from RIM a few weeks back prompting me to download an update to the “Facebook for Blackberry” application, with the only “new feature” listed being …

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22 May 2008

Blogging in Strange Places

As I mentioned yesterday, the release of the Typepad for Blackberry application means I now have the ability to blog from pretty much anywhere I like. As if to demomstrate the wonderful freedom of this, I am writing this entry from the District Line on London’s Underground, on my way in to our offices. But it got me thinking – …

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21 May 2008

TypePad finally supporting Blackberrys!

Great news for those of us that spend more time on their blackberrys than is healthy – after many months (years?) of user requests, Typepad have finally decided to support us blackberry users with their mobile applications. So far it seems to be quite impressive, though notably it doesn’t seem to want me to add any carriage returns to my …

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19 May 2008

Facebook Cracking Down on ‘False’ Official Pages

When we were conducting the research for our recent Social Media Sectors report, one thing we found very difficult was classifying when a page or group was ‘official’, and when it was created by a fan. In some cases ‘official’ pages are being created by employees of the company without corporate backing or approval, which makes the diffentiation very difficult. …

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15 May 2008

‘Whats up Doc?’ Facebook group cooks up panic-buy

I’ve never felt the urge to go out and panic-buy carrots before. Ever. Fact. So when you hear that today nearly 240,000 people are doing this, you have to wonder what on earth is going on. And if the supermarkets run out, what Bugs is going to have for his supper… Of course, the root (sorry) of such lunacy is …

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14 May 2008

Facebook – My Life in Numbers

Following on from my little piece of number crunching when I reached 500 friends last week (I’m at 504 now – not that I’m counting…!) I decided to take it another step and see how those 500 friends split down in terms of my life – when did I first meet them? Time to find out… The first thing I …

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