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.
Look out, Facebook: Here comes MySpace. OK, that may be a stretch, but the former top social network announced that it has posted a 50 percent gain in audience since its relaunch in June, from 24 million at launch to 36 million.
Ali Rosenthal left her post as business-development head at Facebook in January 2011, spending one year as an executive in residence at Greylock Partners. And now, she will join startup free messaging application MessageMe as chief operating officer.
Facebook still uses encryption keys with 1,024-bit lengths, while the industry standard used by Internet companies — including Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Dropbox, and MySpace — is 2,048 bits, and that may have enabled the National Security Agency to more easily gain access to its servers, CNET reported.
Social Gaming Network’s Acquisition Of Mob Science Continues Trend Away From Facebook-Only Social Games
Take a close look at Social Gaming Network’s story, and you will see how social games are evolving away from a focus on Facebook-only games. SGN is rising as a multiplatform social game developer, while Facebook-focused Zynga has been declining rapidly. SGN is even hiring the talent that was laid off by Zynga.
Probiotic yogurt products that are aimed at digestive health aren’t always the most exciting things. However, Lifeway Foods has used Facebook to not only grow awareness of the brand, but to market to younger customers. Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky told AllFacebook that since the company established a presence on the social network, more young adults are purchasing its products.
Much has been made in the tech and social media news circles regarding Facebook’s eventual demise because teenagers don’t make up a large group on the social network. Brittany Darwell, co-editor of sister site Inside Facebook, wrote that just because teenagers aren’t on Facebook now doesn’t mean that they won’t sign up in the future.
Facebook introduced its listen button for musical artists’ pages last April, and last September, former social network juggernaut MySpace announced the ability for its users to sign in using Facebook or Twitter. Now, it appears that those two features are intertwined for some users, as Blink Account Manager Hagar Refael spotted the option to “listen using MySpace” when hovering over the listen button on the Facebook page for musician Steve Aoki.