U.S. President Barack Obama's historic electoral win can, in many ways, be attributed to his use of social media marketing and the influence these tools had in converting online friends into votes. US President Barack Obama was able to successfuly leverage social media marketing tools to remain relevant and convey his message to the American people. Now, the US President enters the White House with...Read More
At the annual Facebook conference for developers, Facebook has revealed its new features to extend its online presence and to maintain its relationship with recent developers of the popular social networking site. Facebook has also revealed its new design as well as "a wave of social Web sites built on top of the information users give to social networks." More importantly, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief...Read More
Flickr has today announced on their official blog the launch of the long anticipated ability to include short video clips on the site. The blog post explains that the feature is for now available only to pro members and that clips are limited to 90 seconds. 90 seconds? While this might seem like an arbitrary limit, we thought long and hard about how video would...Read More
Facebook is said to be nearing a settlement with the ConnectU.com crowd over allegations that Facebook's concept was stolen from Harvard Students that Mark Zuckerberg the CEO once flatted with. No one is commenting on the situation, but it is believed that a payout will be near to get the case out of the media. Who thinks that Mark stole the Facebook concept? For more information please see...Read More
Internet Jobs site careerbuilder.com is working with Facebook to offer recruitment services within the social media landscape.
The aim is to attract potential employees that no longer utilise traditional forms of media such as newspapers and job hunting websites.
The following article looks at Social Networks and their place within the E-Business realm. It is definitely worth a read as it takes a non favourable look into what a social network stands for in the present and where it may end up going. Click the link to read it in full on the Economist: http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10880936...Read More
Access to Google owned YouTube was cut off on Sunday in China due to the uploading of graphic images and videos from Tibet, where trucks were pictured burning and monks were getting drafted through the streets by Chinese soldiers.
Blocking Western based websites is quite normal for China, where the government has always controlled the flow of information amongst its residents.
Facebook have announced that they will be introducing new privacy controls that will give users the ability to preserve social distinctions between friends, co-workers and family.
It is reported that Facebook is approaching big record companies about creating a music service that would live within the Facebook platform, similar to that of what MySpace is rumoured to be looking into. Moving into online media distribution would create a rather large competitor to that of iTunes as the Facebook platform continues to grow its members numbers. All record companies involved (EMI, Universal, Sony BMG...Read More