March 19, 2018

New Article: Why parents help their children lie to Facebook about age: Unintended consequences of the ‘Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act’

Authors: danah boyd, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Schultz, John Palfrey Source: First Monday Abstract: Facebook, like many communication services and social media sites, uses its Terms of Service (ToS) to forbid children under the age of 13 from creating an account. Such prohibitions are not uncommon in response to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), […]

New: U.S. Department of Labor, Facebook, and Others Will Provide Jobs Resources to Social Net Users

From a DOL News Release: Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced an innovative partnership that leverages the combined audience and expertise of officials from the U.S. Department of Labor, Facebook, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of Colleges and Employers to provide crucial employment resources to […]

Social Media Metrics: "Moms Continue Flocking to Facebook"

From eMarketer: eMarketer estimates 23 million US moms are on Facebook this year—a figure that counts women with children under 18 in the household who use the site at least once each month. That represents well over two-thirds of all online moms in the country. Overall, eMarketer estimates that just 57.1% of internet users (including […]

Reference Resources: New Infographic: Facebook Facts and Figures 2011

A new and stat rich infographic with from the Website Monitoring Blog team. It utilizes numbers from Facebook as well as Direct to the Website Monitoring Blog to grab the code for the full size infographic. Website Monitoring Also Makes “Facts and Figures” infographics available for the following services and devices: WordPress Facts & […]

Just In: "Introducing Facebook for iPad"

Highlights From a Facebook Blog Post by Leon Dubinsky: A hands-on Facebook Use your fingertips to scroll through your News Feed. Give the screen a swipe to page through albums. Pinch a picture to zoom in. Whatever you’re up to, using Facebook on your iPad just feels fun. Bigger, better photos Photos really shine on […]

Internet Statistics and Charts: Facebook Now As Big as the Entire Internet Was in 2004

From the Royal Pingdom Blog: At the recent F8 conference Facebook revealed that they now have 800 million active users. Europe, with Russia included, has a population of 727 million. We now have a social network that is so large that it could fill up a major world region with people and still have some […]

Social Media Statistics: Which Countries Spend Longest on Facebook?"

From Experian Hitwise: An international study into the use of social networks by Experian, the global information services company, reveals just how much time people living in different countries spend on Facebook. Singaporeans emerge from the study as those who spend the longest on the social network site, with an average of 38 minutes and […]

Charts: "What Was Popular on the Internet in September 2011"

The team at Website Monitoring has posted their monthly compilation of six web “popularity” charts for the month of September. Charts are also available for Top 25 Sites (via Alexa) and Web browsers market share in September 2011 (via Statcounter). Direct to Complete Blog Post (All Six Charts On One Page) Via Website Monitoring Blog

Social Media: Statistics: "@Congress: It’s a dialogue with #millennials"

From the Medill News Service (For the Associated Press): Eight of 10 members of Congress are tweeting and using Facebook, but only a handful use the social media sites to reach out to one of their most elusive constituent groups – Millennials, according to some experts. [Clip] Despite the fact that more than 80 percent […]

Privacy: Social Media: U.S. Congress Members Want FTC To Investigate Facebook Tracking

Markey, Barton to FTC: Investigate Facebook Tracking After recently published findings that Facebook had been gathering information about the websites its users visited even after users logged out of Facebook, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the company’s practices in this area. Facebook […]