Every day, millions of people around the world spend countless hours socializing with friends and connecting with their favorite brands on Facebook. With more than 1.28 billion monthly active users, it’s the world’s most vibrant and engaging social media website. As a result, it is equally attractive for entrepreneurs and brands around the world that are looking to find different ways of connecting with their target audiences. Similarly, “solopreneurs,” freelancers, and creative professionals have also found Facebook very effective in helping them expand their fan bases and sell more products.
Did the late Joannes Jozef Everardus Van Der Meer invent timeline and the like button? Van Der Meer died in June 2004, shortly after Facebook debuted at Harvard University, but a lawsuit filed by Rembrandt IP Management on behalf of the late computer scientist’s family is aimed at proving that claim.
The ever-present Facebook like button has seen growth of 34 percent since February in terms of being published to external websites. One would think that 34 percent is a fairly solid growth rate, but it placed Facebook behind Google Plus, AddThis, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and LinkedIn. And all of those social networks were dwarfed by the performance of the Pin This button from Pinterest, which saw growth skyrocket by 637 percent.
Facebook was the dominant social media platform for sharing content from South By Southwest 2012, accounting for 28 percent of shares via AddThis.
Super Bowl XLVI may be in the books after the New York Giants’ comeback 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday night, but there are still titles left to be won in the Super Bowl ads arena.
More content is shared on Facebook than any of the 300-plus services supported by AddThis.