1 May 2008

Twitter Not Worth The Paper it’s Not Printed on?

There’s a very interesting post over at the AllFacebook blog talking about the latest valuation of some of the hot digital properties. Based on valuations (tenuously) calculated over at the Silicon Alley Insider, Facebook is worth approximately $9 billion. But more interesting to me is the valuation they put on Twitter – a relatively small $75 million. I know most …

Continue Reading
25 April 2008

UK Facebook Users Break 10 Million Mark

Well, we knew it was coming and finally on Wednesday the number of UK users on Facebook surpassed the 10 million mark (see my graphs below). As well as showing that previous reports of Facebook’s supposed decline in the UK are utter nonsense, it also marks cements the UK’s position as the second largest users of Facebook in the world. …

Continue Reading
24 April 2008

Facebook Chat – Talking the talk

World’s biggest social networking site continues to evolve. Facebook have been listening to their users recently – and maybe that’s why they’re so keen to keep us all talking. After removal of the expressively limiting ‘is’ from status updates a while back (which bizarrely, and even after all this time still leaves everyone talking in the third person), and my …

Continue Reading
23 April 2008

Social network for the older generation

Who says that the Social networking trend discriminates against the older generation? Definitely not GetBack Media, a new social network who will be targeting an audience above the age of 35. The site, which started today, will primarily focus on pop culture from the 1968 – 1990 periods and include a timeline loaded with news and trivia from the past. …

Continue Reading
21 April 2008

Facebook Slimming Down… But Why?

As several bloggers have noted lately, Facebook seems to be dropping features on a weekly basis. In just the last month alone, the following features have been trimmed from the site: Networks – or the link to your network page at the top of the page, to be precise Friend timeline – the feature that showed you a timeline of …

Continue Reading
16 April 2008

New UK Laws to Outlaw Flogging

… Flogging of course being the term for Fake Blogging! New laws being introduced in the UK next month should see fake bloggers being penalised (or even arrested) for their actions, according to the IPA. The new regulations fall under the ‘Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations’ and extends the coverage from just traditional marketing to online. To outline it …

Continue Reading
16 April 2008

Facebook Lexicon Arrives

Those of you who are regular readers of our blogs – or indeed are long-time clients – will know how fond we are in the ‘Search and Social Media’ team of the Google Zeitgeist report, and indeed Google Trends. Well, now you can do a similar thing within Facebook, with the newly-launched Facebook Lexicon. The tool trawls about 6 months …

Continue Reading
15 April 2008

Centralising your social media!

When stepping back to take a look into the wild and rapidly developing world of social media, it’s soon pretty clear just how decentralised all our personal information has become.  Individual’s online presence have evolved into an intricate labyrinth of sites, all important in their own right, but fragmented nonetheless.  For example Luigi has all his photos on Flickr, videos …

Continue Reading
3 April 2008

Facebook chat coming soon?

According to the guys at AllFacebook.com, the launch of the much-hyped Facebook chat client could come this week. The clues to this imminent change? Apparently there are a number of javascript changes being implemented by Facebook, as well as a new TCP connection change to Facebook users that are logged in (don’t worry, they lost me at TCP as well…) …

Continue Reading
28 March 2008

Snickers vs Marmite – Who Has Most Facebook Fans?

Quit yo jibba jabba fools! Mr T is… losing! At least in the Facebook pages battle anyway. Snickers launched their first official Facebook page at the start of February, but so far they’ve only gained 5,000 fans. That’s not too shabby when you consider how many fans the average page used to get when the system first launched, but in …

Continue Reading