For three straight years, Facebook has been considered the best place to work, according to an annual survey amongst engineers. For 2013, though, its main social networking rival Twitter claims the top spot.
Facebook has admitted that organic reach may not be enough for brands and marketers to reach their intended audience. Will engagement become more difficult and expensive?
Building a good credit standing is now possible through social networks, which means posts and friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks might influence your credit score.
Malicious hackers have stolen some two million passwords from major online services through browser-based malware called “Pony”.
Facebook is introducing a new way for articles to get prioritized in the News Feed, with focus on news sources, plus re-surfacing stories when a friend comments.
Apple has acquired social media analytics firm Topsy for at least $200 million, signaling that Apple sees a big future in big data in the social sphere.
Media startups like Upworthy are attracting tens of millions of monthly readers, mostly from Facebook referrals and the trend has spawned a handful of similar websites, which are banking on creative headlines and viral videos and photos.
Baby boomers are fastest-growing Twitter demographic (and other interesting social media statistics)
Younger users are more dominant in social media, but baby boomers are currently the fastest growing demographic. With businesses taking different approaches in their social media strategy, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Facebook is reportedly losing the all-important teenage demographic, but COO Sheryl Sandberg says the social network is unfazed.
Vint Cerf, Internet innovator and chief Internet evangelist for Google, says there is a need to develop better social conventions that respect privacy amid today’s increasingly connected world.
‘Change the YouTube comment section back to its original form’ petition gets 177K signatures and counting
Google has switched YouTube’s commenting to Google+, forcing users to activate the social network and use their real names and many irked users have turned to Change.org with the campaign to revert to the original commenting system has exceeded 177,000 signatures.
Social network usage has exploded in the recent years. While the younger demographic is thought to be less careful with sharing information to the public, a recent survey suggests otherwise.
The selfie now has a social network dedicated to self-portraits, with Justin Bieber-backed “Shots of Me”. Before dismissing the app as yet another social network, however, look out for the positive twist.
Facebook has joined the GSM Association, giving a boost to its involvement in the mobile industry in terms of partnerships with carriers and its Internet.org effort.
Big Brother is not the only one watching online activities, students are warned. Future employers and college admission officers might be looking into one’s social media profiles and making admission decisions based on what they see.
Google has integrated its Google+ social network into YouTube and now requires a profile before being able to comment on the video service. This move has since come under fire, even from one of the video sharing site’s co-founders.
Facebook is now testing the use of star ratings prominently displayed on Pages, in an effort to give users more information on beyond the ambiguous “Like” and to aid in discovery.
Facebook has redesigned its “Like” button for the first time, with this iteration focusing on typography and colors, and reducing the focus on the thumbs-up sign.
Twitter has capitalized on investor demand in its initial public offering (IPO), raising $1.82 billion from 70 million shares sold at $26 each, amid concerns over profitability.