January 20, 2022

Facebook is Acquiring Instagram for About $1 Billion

From an Instagram Blog Post by CEO, Kevin Systrom: Every day that passes, we see more experiences being shared through Instagram in ways that we never thought possible. It’s because of our dedicated and talented team that we’ve gotten this far, and with the support and cross-pollination of ideas and talent at a place like […]

BNA: "Employers Should Tread Carefully in Asking For Facebook, Other Social Media Passwords"

BNA’s Human Resources Report offers an in-depth review of this social media/privacy story including comments/opinion from several lawyers. Direct to Article (Free)

Social Media in Europe: Survey of 1000 Swedish Facebook Users Released

From the University of Gothenburg (via AlphaGalileo): Key Findings from the Survey: The average user spends 75 minutes per day on Facebook • The average user logs on to Facebook 6.1 times per day • 70 percent log in every time they start their computer or web reader • 26 percent feel ill at ease […]

New Article Looks at Social Media as a Promotion, Development, and Delivery Tool at the National Library of Australia

Title Trove: the Terrors and Triumphs of Service-Based Social Media Authors Alison Dellit, Business Architect National Library of Australia Sarah Schindeler, Reference Librarian National Library of Australia Source National Library of Australia Staff Papers, 2012 Abstract The National Library of Australia has actively used a range of social media tools for the promotion, development and delivery […]

Roundup: Twitter Acquires Posterous, Yahoo Sues Facebook, UK Gov Appoints Jimmy Wales as Adviser

1. Welcoming the Posterous team to the flock (via Twitter Blog) and Posterous Acquisition FAQ Posterous will continue online at least for time being. 2. Yahoo Suing Facebook Over Patent Infringement (via AllThingsD) Yahoo says Facebook infringed on 10 patents. 3. “Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia chief to advise Whitehall on policy” (via The Telegraph) It’s an […]

A Selection of Fast Facts and Stats Found in the Facebook IPO (S-1) Filing

UPDATE 2: 10 Key Facebook Stats (with Visualizations) via Experian Hitwise UPDATE: Reuters Has Posted a Company Timeline Here are a few, only a few, of the facts and stats included in the Facebook filing. Fast Facts Direct from the Facebook S-1 As of December 31, 2011. As of December 31, 2011, we had 845 […]

Facebook Files to Go Public (Full Text of S-1 Filing), Company Earned $1 Billion in 2011

UPDATE: A Selection of Fast Facts and Stats Found in the Facebook IPO (S-1) Filing If the SEC site is slow (or offline) OR you prefer a PDF version of the filing, here’s a copy of the document that we converted to a PDF file. Coverage Facebook files for biggest Internet IPO in history at $5 […]

New: Infographic: Facebook 2011 Yearbook, Social Net Grew at 7 Users Per Second During Year

New stats and infographic from socialbakers, an excellent source for statistics from all of the the major social nets. From a Blog Post: Facebook is growing 7 users per second… The Facebook statistics of age distribution shows the fastest growth in marginal age ranges of young people and elderly (more than 50%) which indicates Facebook […]

Infographic: Friends & Frenemies: Why We Add and Remove Facebook Friends

From NM Incite: To friend or to de-friend, that is the question. New research from NM Incite, a Nielsen McKinsey company, reveals that there are innumerable factors that help Facebook users decide to add a friend or cull someone from the fold, though knowing someone in real life is the top reason cited for friend-ing […]

EPIC Reports: "Facebook Timeline Changes User Privacy Settings. Again."

UPDATE: According to Inside Facebook  the Timeline opt-in period will last for a “few” weeks BUT: From the time users activate the new profile, they will have seven days to review their content before anyone else will see it. From the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Web Site: Without user consent, Facebook announced today that […]