Ahh, a day of social media news. Facebook has been on the slow train to monetization, which led a whole mess of people to speculate on whether or not it would monetize Instagram. The photo service is pretty ubiquitous at this point, and the idea of not monetizing it seems insane.
According to the Nielsen and NM Incite's 2012 Social Media Report, social networking is no longer a considered a passing trend as consumers are spending more time on social networks than on any other category of sites.
It should come as no surprise to you that Facebook collects data on what you like, etc. You already know this because you see ads pop up on Facebook that seem oddly specific to your own personal tastes. Well, get ready for those to start showing up all over the Internet.
Tuesday's Presidential election broke all sorts of records for social media traffic, but it is one picture of President Obama embracing the First Lady that pushed both Facebook and Twitter over the top.
Ahh, Facebook. There was once a time when it was nothing more than a way for college kids to pass the time and/or find out if that cute girl/guy in history class was single. Now, it's become one of the premiere marketing tools in the world, and it's decided to go ahead and make some dough off this fact.
Have you ever wondered which sites are really keeping their eyes on you? How about your value in ad dollars to Google and Facebook? These questions are answered in the extension Privacyfix for Chrome and Firefox.
If you're missing that face-to-face interaction with friends while using social media sites, there's a jacket…that will hug you every time you get a 'like' on Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating Facebook's one billionth user, who signed up recently. That means that a seventh of the planet can catch up on all the latest FarmVille news, while getting their fill of kitty cat pictures and seeing what their friends are eating for lunch. That is, if all one billion were actually human.
While this might not be the most groundbreaking news you've ever heard, it does shine a light to the state of our online relationships. Mostly the fact that we consider them relationships. Turns out, the more you use Facebook, the more likely you are to ruminate and become depressed when someone unfriends you.
It's been said before, but remember how easy Facebook used to be? No photos, no status updates. Just a solid wall that anyone could manipulate. The term "Facebook stalking" wouldn't have even made sense. Well, now, it doesn't only make sense but Facebook is determined to not let you forget who you've stalked. Your profile now saves your search history.