English writer Charles Caleb Colton said in the 1800s, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” In April 2013, professional networking site LinkedIn flattered Facebook by adding a mentions feature that auto-fills the names of contacts or companies in its status update box.
The political advocacy group being formed by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is moving full-speed ahead, as Politico Pro reported that two more lobbying firms have signed on to work with the group.
More details are emerging on the political advocacy group reportedly being put together by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the group’s goal is to raise $50 million, and its focus is on comprehensive immigration reform.
Two winners in Facebook’s recent Preferred Marketing Developer program PMD Innovation Competition are teaming up, as social ad platform Moontoast and social marketing solutions provider SocialCode announced that they would collaborate with the aim of boosting engagement for advertisers on Facebook, particularly on its News Feed and on mobile devices.
LinkedIn may be a great resource for professionals to connect with and contact other people regarding job opportunities, but about those who are fresh out of college with resumes full of part-time jobs and internships? Eyal Grayevsky figured that college students and recent graduates usually have more Facebook friends than LinkedIn connections, so he helped create FirstJob to enable the newest job seekers to find employment through Facebook relationships. The site officially launched Monday.
Craig Berkman, a finance manager in Florida and former Oregon gubernatorial candidate, was hit with fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division over what regulators called a Ponzi-like scheme that promised but never delivered pre-initial public offering shares of Facebook and other companies.
Social media agency We Are Social has primarily focused on earned and owned media, but the company feels that as the lines between paid, earned, and owned Facebook media are becoming blurred, it’s time to expand its offerings. We Are Social announced that it is offering support for companies that plan to pay for advertising on Facebook and other social media sites. The company hired David Gilbert, formerly of TBG Digital, to run this new program.
Facebook is the big bang in the universe of social networking. Sure, MySpace and LiveJournal had slightly better than primordial existences before the days of Mark Zuckerberg, but they never held a candle to Facebook’s massive user base, and they weren’t nearly as ubiquitous as the social network quickly became.
How does the Social Jobs Partnership application Facebook launched with several partners last November stack up when compared with LinkedIn? One of the social network’s partners in the initiative, Work4Labs, compared the two in the infographic below.