What If Facebook Was Real Life?

    I read a funny article the other day about how Facebook would sound like in real life. The content is very entertaining, and  I encourage you to read it. The video below illustrates the point in the article. It is amusing on one hand, but also makes you wonder about our ‘social’ realm vs. […]

How Many People on Facebook Actually See Your Posts?

Have you ever wondered how many people see your posts on Facebook? Some researchers suggested that the number is around 10%, which means that if you have 100 friends on Facebook, 10 of them will actually see what you post.  Of course, there are many variables to include in this equation such as time of […]

Facebook Consolidation Strategy

  It’s quite obvious by now, at least to me, what Facebook is trying to do. Consolidation. It started with Places, which competes with Foursquare. It continued with the new way we view and upload pictures, which you have to admit resembles to Flickr. We also have the new Messages system that’s competing with Google (gmail, Google […]

Social Media Solutions: How to Better Monitor your Facebook Page

There is something to be said about Facebook pages. They allow businesses to establish relationships with their audience, and help increase sales. With that said, there is something that I always felt was missing in Facebook pages, and that is the ability for administrators to be notified via email if someone engaged their FB page. Wouldn’t it […]

Generation Y+Facebook=A Couple Made in Heaven

I read a very interesting article the other day that presented some insightful data vis-á-vis the relationship between Generation Y and Facebook. According to the report, 81% of Generation Y (population group in the US born from somewhere around 1976 to around 2000.) uses Facebook on a daily basis. The data presented in the report is […]

The New Facebook Profile: Learn How, What, and Why(?)

What? The new facebook profile is up and running, and I have to say that I really like it. How? After you click to activate it, a new “About Me”-esque section will be added at the top of your profile, including information about where you work, where you went to school, where you live, etc. […]

Facebook’s New Messaging System, It’s Not an Email

Facebook is rolling out its new Messaging System (MS), and it insists that it is not email. I agree. What does it offer? First, the system has no ‘subject’, no ‘cc’ and no ‘bcc’. The idea is to make it feel like a “conversation on crack”. It has a feature that is called “the social inbox. […]

New Privacy Settings for Your Facebook

Facebook announced yesterday its new location product, Facebook Places. Much like existing location services foursquare and Gowalla, Places allows users to manually “check-in” to specific places – a restaurant, Bar, or supermarket – in order to share this information with their social network. Facebook plans to immediately open Places data up to applications, games and […]

Facebook: A Kingdom On The Brink?

Earlier today I posted an article about Facebook, criticizing the new Privacy Settings (or lack of Privacy I should write) they recently forced on their users. You can read the article here, but briefly I suggested that Facebook might get into what I called a “Social Media Black Hole”. In addition, I suggested that the […]

Facebook, An Empire Destined To Fall

I never hid the fact that I enjoy using Facebook. In fact, I am active on Facebook more than I am active on any other social media service, including Twitter. However, despite my likeness to using Facebook I am very disturbed and disappointed by Facebook’s latest privacy changes. They practically do not exist, and it takes a facebook […]

Facebook Goes Social, And It’s Taking Your Information With It

Facebook announced this week about a few major changes to their social media service.  I am still a novice to most of these changes (too many of them), but one change in particular grabbed my attention and that is the “What your friends can share about you through applications and website” privacy feature. According to […]

How To Manage All of Your Facebook Friends

You finally managed to reach your goal of more than a 300 friends on Facebook, but now you are facing a dilemma: How do you manage to track all these friends? Fortunately there is a solution. Facebook lets you divide all of your friends into small segments, or ‘lists’ (e.g. Family, Best friends, College friends, […]