Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook f8 and NFC

GigaOm is reporting that NFC integration will be announced at F8 today. Watching now… False Alarm.

Continue reading

AliveWeb infographic

With Skype/Facebook and Google hangouts promoting real time video chat there is talk of the AliveWeb. You can even use Hangouts to watch youtube videos with your friends. (Detailed how to after the jump.)

Continue reading

Chevy Cruze: plumbing the depths of hype

I know the connected car is a big theme for this year and I am fully behind it. However, that doesn’t mean auto companies are going to step all over themselves and their ad agencies trying to seem cool. Video speaks for itself.

Continue reading

Sab Kanaujia, NBCU and Social Networks

TechCrunch dug out a deleted post in google cache from Sab Kanaujia, VP of Digital Innovation at NBC Digital Media. The post referred to NBC’s position and plans for social networks. TechCrunch: “On December 26, 2006 he wrote a long post on his blog outlining NBC’s vision for social networking. Sometime After January 9 the […]

Continue reading
Uncategorized

Six Apart’s Mena Trott on Vox

I saw Vox profiled on TechCrunch. It looks like a great application with super timing as MySpace and Facebook continue to have issues. Wired interviewed Mena Trott, co-founder of Six Apart. From the interview: “Wired News: What is Vox and why did it come into existence? Mena Trott: It’s really a service intended for small […]

Continue reading
Uncategorized

Social Networks Ad Spend: $2B by 2010

An eMarketer study points out the rapid growth of ad spending on social network sites. From the press release: “Just four months ago, marketers were sitting on the sidelines of social networks and watching the traffic surge. Now, advertising on social networks has become a top priority. In 2007, ad spending on US social networking […]

Continue reading
Uncategorized

danah "the wise" boyd on social networks

Facebooks opens up, danah says: “I do not believe that social network sites are able to sustain lots of conflicting social contexts. Or, rather, i don’t believe that they can continue as a hang-out space. I know that Facebook will continue to grow but i believe that the core value of it will be lost […]

Continue reading
Uncategorized

Research on Social Networks

danah boyd provides a list of people researching social networks and gives the network they focus on and the topic they cover. Like this: Researchers Alessandro Acquisti (privacy, Facebook) danah boyd (youth culture, identity performance, MySpace, Friendster) Publications and Presentations Acquisti, Alessandro and Ralph Gross. 2006. “Imagined Communities: Awareness, Information Sharing, and Privacy on the […]

Continue reading
Uncategorized

AOL to Take on MySpace and Facebook

From TechCrunch, news that AOL may soon launch a social network site. From the post: “This market is red hot. Mature players like Facebook and Fox-owned Myspace basically own their respective categories, and better-featured (and funded to the hilt) newcomers like Tagworld and Tagged gunning for the big guys. Even aging Friendster, mostly written off […]

Continue reading
Uncategorized

Facebook Gets $25M

From PaidContent: “So as I mentioned first here about Greylock, all the speculation has come to rest: the social networking site Facebook has closed $25 million in funding, from Greylock Partners, and includes earlier investors, Meritech Capital Partners, Accel Partners and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Facebook had raised about $13 million earlier from Accel and […]

Continue reading
Uncategorized