Facebook is simplifying its privacy control settings in a bid to get users more comfortable with oversharing.
Last week, Facebook announced a public status feature that emulates Twitter. And today during a conference call, the social network announced that it is simplifying its privacy settings to give users more control over where and when their information goes out into the world.
The new shift is meant to encourage Facebook users to share more — an important step if Facebook's plans for complete Internet domination are to be successful.
Facebook may not have succeeded in its bid to purchase Twitter last year, but that isn't going to stop them from incorporating Twitter features into its interface.
Starting this week, Facebook users can share their answer to the question "What's on your mind?" with everyone on the internet.
Should CEOs tweet, poke and generally 'get social' online? It's a good question.
One that Fortune 100 CEOs are apparently answering 'no' to. That's according to ÜBERCEO, which looked at how Fortune 100 CEOs are using social media. The result: they're not.
Linkbait. It's sort of like foie gras and champagne. Even if it's not your favorite meal, chances are most consumers won't turn it down.
But as a website owner, is linkbait the meal you should be preparing every day?
The internet may be becoming a less anonymous place, but does that mean Facebook will take it over?
Wired's Fred Vogelstein thinks that Facebook is poised to take over display advertising the way that Google has dominated search.
In 1995, Craig Newmark started an email distribution list for events in the San Francisco Bay Area. It moved to the web in 1996. Today, the non-profit company's classifieds community - craigslist, in case you hadn't guessed - is available in over 500 cities around the world.
We briefly caught up with Craig in advance of his appearance at next month's Traveling Geeks roundtables hosted by Econsultancy in London (other participants include Robert Scoble, Howard Rheingold and Susan Bratton). Here he answers a few questions on craigslist's history, Web 2.0 and dealing with customers.
Click fraud is a major issue when it comes to search marketing and big money is at stake.
The source of the most insidious click fraud: rogue third-party
publishers who participate in PPC ad networks run by companies like
Google and Yahoo and who use click fraud in an attempt to intentionally
inflate their earnings.
Friendster provided the quintessential story of a hot company that rose quickly and fell even quicker. At one point, Friendster seemed set to dominate the social networking market.
Then two upstarts, MySpace and Facebook, left it battered and bruised. While the company still exists, the chances that it will ever recapture its past glory seem, to some observers, slim to none.
So, you've decided to 'get social' with customers on the web, but how can
you build strong reasoning to support the decision? How can you get the
boss on your team and actively investing in social media at your side?
In November, blogger Andrew Hyde tried to fly standby on Frontier Airilnes. Instead, he got delayed for six hours and began a customer service Twitter feed for the brand and wrote an angry blog post about the company's customer service. Steve Snyder from Frontier's communications department responded, and I wrote a post
about what Frontier was missing out on by not getting into the space
from a customer service angle.
Our tech reporter Patricio Robles then wrote a follow up post about risk management in soclal media, and this week I spoke with Steve Snyder to get his side of the story, to see what Frontier is doing in the social media space, and the problems with assuming that companies need to use Twitter for customer service purposes.