Amongst the recent new changes to appear on Facebook, there is a “ticker” (a rolling real time list of what your friends are doing). This great piece by Naked Security does a great job explaining what you can/should be doing about it.
You’ve always been subscribed to friends. Now you can hear from journalists, celebrities, political figures and other people too even if you’re not friends. It’s easy, just click the Subscribe button on someone’s profile to get their public updates in your News Feed. For each person, you could hide all game stories, see just photos, limit updates to life events and more.
To enable readers to subscribe to you, go to: https://www.facebook.com/about/subscribe.
Google Maps for Android has been updated to version 5.10.0, which brings two new nifty features: the ability to attach photos to Place reviews and the option to see Places you’ve rated with 4 or 5 stars in your map view.
Only 50% of U.S. Adults Use Social Media http://mashable.com/2011/08/26/adult-social-media-stats/
……….which means 117 million adult Americans are using social media. Heck, I’d even settle for 11.7 million.
Only 50% of U.S. Adults Use Social Media
Social media is not ubiquitous. In fact, says a Pew Internet Survey released on Friday, just half of U.S. adults are logged on to sites like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn.
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Tucked near the end of Facebook’s 1,200-word blog post detailing a slew of privacy changes was a short obituary for a Facebook feature unveiled with great fanfare last year: Facebook Places, a check-in service that allowed users to share their locations on Facebook and redeem coupons.
Facebook quietly admitted that it would be “phasing out” Places, which had been available only on cellphones, while at the same time expanding the ability to add locations to posts by allowing users to tag cities, venues and landmarks in everything from status updates to Wall posts using any device.
Read the entire post via Facebook Axes Places: Who Will Miss It?.
Now that sponsored stories have had almost half a year to germinate, a growing number of pundits are saying that these ad units perform about 50 percent better than other types of promotions on the site.
Today, Facebook announced that they’ve partnered with Skype to offer free and fast video calling, and some other improvements to chat. Sound interesting? Hopefully it will be more embraced than it was in 2007 when MySpace first introduced it. Read all about Facebook’s announcement on their blog… Call Your Friends Right From Facebook.
Facebook remains the most frequently used social network, but LinkedIn has become the most valued, according to a recent study by ROI Research and sponsored by Performics.
Read entire post via MediaPost Publications.