A total of 47 percent of Facebook users get news on the social network, trailing Reddit (62 percent) and Twitter (52 percent), but due to the size of its user base, when looking at U.S. adults overall, Facebook blows away its social network competition, with 30 percent getting news from the site, and YouTube coming in a distant second, at 10 percent, according to the latest study from Pew Research Center.
A study of social logins by Gigya, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, arrived at conclusions similar to those in a similar study earlier this month by user-management platform Janrain: Login with Facebook is still dominant, but challengers such as Google Plus Sign-In are carving into its lead.
Facebook is more than a social networking site; it’s a business with many complex features working together. Once a small website (for only Harvard University students), Facebook has long since shed its small-town ways for bigger, flashier effects in the horizon. Facebook now combines the best of social networking tools and online marketing tactics to create a single platform that is attractive to both users and businesses, and it is only getting started.
Facebook is still dominant when it comes to social login, but its share of the sector slipped slightly in the third quarter, as Google Plus Sign-In began to chip away at its lead, according to a study by user-management platform Janrain.
Spam has been an issue for as long as email has existed, and a new report by social media security and compliance company Nexgate sheds light on just how prominent spam has become within Facebook and other social networks, saying that social spam exploded by 355 percent during the first half of 2013, and sharing some particularly alarming statistics regarding Facebook.
The summer has come to an end, and digital marketing technology provider Silverpop broke out the popcorn and examined the performances of this year’s summer blockbuster films on Facebook and other social networks.
Cases for smartphones such as the iPhone 5 often serve other purposes aside from protecting the devices. Some provide battery backups, for example. Findables released two iPhone 5 cases, the FlexStand and FlexWrap, which enable users to exchange their profile information from Facebook and other social networks via QR codes.
SocialSafe added Video on Instagram to the list of social media content that it allows users to back up, and backups of videos from the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network are saved along with comments, tags, and likes.
Facebook’s efforts to ensure that advertising on the social network is unobtrusive and that ads are interesting to users are coming up short, according to the results of the July 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index E-Business Report, which was released Tuesday in partnership with customer experience analytics firm ForeSee, as 27 percent of respondents said advertising on Facebook interferes with their experience on the site, the highest among social networks.
In June, Facebook announced that status updates could include “clickable” hashtags. Users have been sticking hashtags on Facebook posts for years, but since they weren’t clickable, they were sort of insider jokes for their friends and fans. But they’ve been a popular way for users to track conversations and topics on Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus, and, since social networks often steal popular features from competitors, it wasn’t a big surprise to see hashtags make their way to Facebook.