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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23 January 2008

Facebook in talks with Nokia

Two communication giants to start a partnership? Facebook could be coming to a Nokia near you sooner than you think! According to a report yesterday social media giant, Facebook is currently in talks with mobile manufacturer Nokia to have its software built into thousands of handsets. The Finnish mobile company is apparently developing ways to promote a mobile version of …

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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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15 January 2008

WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn

MSN creates online community around social issues MSN have partnered with WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn to create an online community for its existing user base. The community are able to access the portal to learn about and discuss social issues. Brands are also able to connect with users in this latest example of cause marketing. Cause marketing is about brands differentiating themselves from …

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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NOTE: As some of these tips are out of date now (though not all), we’ve done an updated post with 7 more tips..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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9 January 2008

Dataportability, Facebookology an End to War and Suffering.

What you’re about to read is probably the most important blog post I’ve ever written or ever will write. Just before Christmas, I predicted that Facebook would open up in response to Open Social. It stands to reason that a company who have not only built entirely on Open Source technologies, but who have also contributed to the evolution of …

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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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