Facebook is trying to educate users more about scams that seep through its News Feed, but according to antivirus firm McAfee, there has been an increase in the first quarter in reports of Koobface, a virus that hijacks Facebook accounts.
Facebook will announce Wednesday afternoon how well it did financially in the first quarter of this fiscal year. The company has been aggressive about rolling out ad products, and it deepened its relationship with firms such as Datalogix to give advertisers better purchasing data. Let’s take a look at what others think ahead of Wednesday’s earnings call.
The Facebook Connect button that appears on websites throughout the Internet may soon have company, as rival social network Google Plus Tuesday rolled out Google Plus Sign-In, which performs similar functions to Facebook Connect by allowing users of Google Plus, Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services to use their credentials to sign into applications.
Voting by Facebook users was included in the results of the USA Today Ad Meter for Super Bowl XLVI, but the social network will have to buy a ticket to get into Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans Feb. 3, as the national newspaper decided to go at it alone with Ad Meter.
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.
In terms of social media preferences, teenagers have been hard to quantify. A study released recently by youth market research firm Ypulse shows that more teens are bypassing Facebook to check in on Foursquare and post photos and thoughts on Tumblr.
The 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tipped off with two games last night, but there’s still plenty of time to fill those brackets out; the Atlantic Coast Conference, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and Sporting News are all providing social applications to do that via Facebook.
Super Bowl XLVI may be in the books after the New York Giants’ comeback 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday night, but there are still titles left to be won in the Super Bowl ads arena.
The latest addition to the Facebook open graph applications bandwagon: USA Today+ Me.