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.
Facebook is currently being accessed on mobile devices by 543 million people worldwide, or more than one-half of the social network’s total audience. This presents an important opportunity to cater your content to fans experiencing Facebook on both mobile and desktop. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when posting content to your page so that it remains engaging to mobile users.
Musical artists tied in with Spotify are seeing some new features on their Facebook pages, including the ability by Facebook users to search for and share Spotify links to their songs, as well as statistics for total plays via the application.
Developer Joe Levy flew from his home in North Carolina to Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., for a final round of job interviews a few months ago, but after releasing his Facebook Open Graph Redirect browser plugin for Google Chrome, he may be persona non grata at the social network.
Facebook’s initial public offering is a milestone in the evolution of not only social media, but media itself. Fairly or unfairly, Facebook is the lightning rod, the proxy, for the broader discussion about how fast consumer behavior is changing through our increasingly frictionless ability to share and socialize.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Partner Mary Meeker pinned most of the blame for the poor performance of Facebook’s initial public offering on the technical issues experienced by Nasdaq, calling the IPO a “financial tsunami” while speaking at AllThingsD’s D10 Conference Wednesday.
Following Facebook’s sudden $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing service Instagram earlier this month, any interest shown by Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg in other Internet companies was bound to get tongues wagging. And wagging is certainly featured in Zuckerberg’s first post to video-sharing app Viddy.
It’s a good day for Viddy. The free app that allows users to, with a few taps on their iPhones, capture and edit videos then share them via e-mail, text or social networks, rose to the top of the app charts today, hitting the coveted number one spot for the first time. This success can in part be attributed to the app’s integration with Open Graph that occurred two months ago as well as the launch of its Timeline app.
Four of Facebook’s video partners made the director’s cut due to their early success with applications upgraded for timeline: Viddy, Vevo, Izlesene, and Dailymotion.