Not long after Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the redesign of News Feed, several social media, Web, search, and design experts shared their thoughts with AllFacebook. While some love the News Feed’s visual aspects, others worry about what this could mean for pages, as many users may navigate directly to the all friends feed.
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.
The sentiment on Wall Street following Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday was more negative than positive, with many analysts pointing to the social network’s staggering spending forecast for 2013 in lowering their ratings.
Billionaire Mark Cuban used his blog on The Huffington Post to clarify his thoughts on Facebook and his dissatisfaction with the social network’s page algorithm, saying that Facebook is behaving more like a search engine in trying to deliver content to its users’ news feeds based on relevancy and engagement.
Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the National Basketball Association‘s Dallas Mavericks, is quite displeased with Facebook’s page algorithm. Angered that only a fraction of Mavericks fans are seeing posts, Cuban is getting serious about moving more of his business from Facebook to Twitter and other social media sites. However, analytics platform PageLever feels that Cuban’s claims don’t exactly hold much weight.
Reporting for work at Microsoft: Mark Zuckerberg? Facebook’s co-founder and CEO said it could very well have happened if the social network hadn’t taken off, and his conversation with Y Combinator Co-Founder Paul Graham at Stanford University’s Memorial Hall Saturday touched on several other topics, including the future of sharing, MySpace, and advice for startups.
Many people may have scoffed when MySpace announced a rebirth, but could the music-based site chip away at Facebook’s stranglehold on social media? That’s what USA Today is wondering, noting that as Facebook grows and becomes more general, niche sites such as Pheed and CyPop could become more popular, as well.
Justin Timberlake is bringing MySpace back, as the singer/actor was featured in a promotional video for the former top social network, but it’s a cameo by the Facebook logo that may raise eyebrows, as well. Details haven’t been released yet, but it appears that the new MySpace will continue to have some kind of Facebook integration.
Facebook is by far the top social network in terms of adoption by small and midsized businesses (SMBs), but its prospects for growth in that sector are dim, as it may have reached a point of saturation, according to the results of a survey of decision-makers at 400 SMBs by cloud marketing software provider Vocus and Duct Tape Marketing.