Not surprisingly, Facebook was found to be the dominant social network in the Middle East in a new study by Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute.
Customer profile-management provider Janrain offered its take on social login trends for the first quarter of 2014, which differed markedly from the conclusions provided by consumer-management-suite provider Gigya earlier this week on the same topic.
When it came to social logins in the first quarter of 2014, Facebook stood strong, regaining share in several industries and regions, while Google Plus held steady or registered gains, and Yahoo continued to plummet, according to the latest report from consumer-management-suite provider Gigya.
Brands on Facebook striving for engagement would be wise to heed the power of videos, as a recent study by Shareaholic found that post-click engagement with Facebook posts trailed far behind the results delivered by YouTube, and also lagged behind Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
Facebook and other social networks continue to become further intertwined with the media, as the State of the News Media 2014 report, released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project found that 50 percent of social network users share or repost news stories, images, or videos, while 46 percent discuss news or current events on their networks, and 11 percent have submitted their own content to news websites or blogs.
Mornings just got a little more social on ABC, as “Good Morning America” introduced its #socialsquare, a digital expansion of its Times Square studio, describing it as “the new social nerve center” for the broadcast.
Vivek Wadhwa, a research professor at Stanford University, published a diatribe on LinkedIn a few months ago titled, “Facebook Is Doomed.” Contributing to the debate on the medium- and long-term sustainability of one of the biggest social networks is undoubtedly a healthy endeavor. However, this excessive public statement distinguishes itself with rather frivolous arguments on Wadhwa’s part.