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marikejp

How Facebook Beat MySpace - Forbes - 0 views

  • not only an early internet success – but a seminal web site for the movement we now call social media. 
  • very simple management mistake News Corp. made.  News Corp tried to guide MySpace, to add planning, and to use “professional management” to determine the business’s future.  That was fatally flawed when competing with Facebook which was managed in White Space, lettting the marketplace decide where the business should go.
  • If you have an idea for networking on something, Facebook pushed its tech folks to make it happen.  And they kept listening.
marikejp

The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace - Businessweek - 0 views

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    "Jackson still hustles for attention on the lower rungs of fame-he currently stars in season five of Celebrity Rehab, in which he battles his addiction to growth hormones for cable television viewers."
marikejp

The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace - Businessweek - 0 views

  • And it was becoming clear that Myspace's global effort—fueled by extravagant new offices around the world (the Smashing Pumpkins headlined the rollout in Madrid)—wasn't working. Facebook was attracting international users at a rapid rate without the expense of opening offices. Facebook was winning.
  • "O.K., so you're going to have three guys to run this company that have really never worked together and have really never been on the site and don't really understand it?" DeWolfe asks. "It was a bad decision."
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    "Jackson still hustles for attention on the lower rungs of fame-he currently stars in season five of Celebrity Rehab, in which he battles his addiction to growth hormones for cable television viewers."
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    "Jackson still hustles for attention on the lower rungs of fame-he currently stars in season five of Celebrity Rehab, in which he battles his addiction to growth hormones for cable television viewers."
marikejp

The Rise and Inglorious Fall of Myspace - Businessweek - 0 views

  • "After we left, the guys that took over were never Myspace users," says DeWolfe, who now runs a startup called MindJolt. "They didn't have it in their DNA."
  • One of the site's first breakthroughs, for example, came by accident. Shortly after launching in August 2003, Myspace developers realized they had accidentally permitted users to insert Web markup code, allowing them to play around with the background colors and personalize their pages, leading to the site's kaleidoscopic, techno-junkyard aesthetic, which became its trademark.
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    "Jackson still hustles for attention on the lower rungs of fame-he currently stars in season five of Celebrity Rehab, in which he battles his addiction to growth hormones for cable television viewers."
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    "Jackson still hustles for attention on the lower rungs of fame-he currently stars in season five of Celebrity Rehab, in which he battles his addiction to growth hormones for cable television viewers."
marikejp

What draws us to Facebook? - 0 views

  • It can boost our self-esteem, satisfy our need for connectedness and self-promotion, and help us maintain offline relationships.
  • The sociable, the lonely and the narcissistic among us may turn to Facebook to satisfy different needs.
  • site's appeal into two areas: the need to belong and the need for self-presentation. Facebook, Hofmann says, satisfies both of those basic needs.
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  • Paradoxically, the researchers found that spending a lot of time on Facebook correlated with both high levels of feeling connected to other people and with high levels of disconnection.
  • "It's almost like an addiction that doesn't solve the thing that you're trying to cope with."
  • People who are lonely and disconnected spend time on Facebook to cope with their loneliness. But people who aren't lonely also spend time on Facebook, and for them the site helps maintain social connections, leading them to spend even more time there.
  • the students who felt particularly lonely and disconnected after their time away from Facebook reported sharply increased use of the site when they were allowed back on — presumably because the loneliness was motivating them to spend more time there.
  • we gain some psychological benefit even from passively viewing our own profiles.
  • students who were asked to look at their own Facebook page for just three minutes showed a boost in self-esteem
  • reinforces the version of ourselves who we want to be and can have a positive effect on our self-esteem.
  • people who updated their Facebook status frequently, tagged themselves often in photos and had many Facebook friends — including people whom they didn't know in real life — scored higher on a narcissistic personality inventory than people who used the site more judiciously.
  • can be useful because it can allow people to access information that they wouldn't otherwise know — such as a new job opportunity or a news story they might have missed.
  • "The concept is here to stay, because it is driven by human needs,"
marikejp

6 new facts about Facebook | Pew Research Center - 0 views

  • “fear of missing out” phenomenon resonates with only a small proportion of the Facebook population
  • Users say they especially appreciate photos and videos from friends
  • 84% of users say that this aspect of Facebook life doesn’t bother them at all
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  • 5% of Facebook users strongly dislike
  • the ability to share with many people at once
  • humorous content (39%)
  • 39% of adult Facebook users have between 1 and 100 Facebook friends 23% have 101-250 friends 20% have 251-500 friends 15% have more than 500 friends
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    Has another poll of reasons
marikejp

Why Are We Still on Facebook? : The New Yorker - 0 views

  • While the reasons for joining and using Facebook were not entirely homogenous, one factor kept emerging as the strongest motivation for use: the desire to keep in touch with friends.
  • it’s not just the connection itself that matters. It’s easy enough to support someone in private but far harder to voice that same support publicly—and the public support is a much stronger sign of actual support
  • Not only are we affirming our connections in a way that sends a strong public signal, we are doing it with a lot of people at once. “We’re being allowed to essentially scale up and maintain our social networks and connections,” Gosling said. “That’s one of the reasons people become so obsessed with it—and freaked out by it.”
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  • why people decide to leave Facebook. They have found three broad themes: people see Facebook as pointless and unnecessary, they see it as a problematic distraction, and they are worried about privacy.
marikejp

Study: Why Do People Use Facebook? - ReadWrite - 1 views

  • (1) the need to belong and (2) the need for self-presentation.
  • Before 2009, MySpace led the social network race. By April 2009, it was dead. A 2008 study by E. Hargittai found that Hispanic students made up 25% of the MySpace population as compared to only 14% of Facebook users. The demographics of Facebook are quite different. Women are more likely to use Facebook than men, and Hispanic students were less likely to use it than Caucasians.
  • Facebook use intensity reduced perceived levels of loneliness, but FB's improvement of a user's social life did not improve the user's self-esteem.
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  • being exposed to information presented on one's Facebook profile, suggesting that it can help enhance self-esteem.
  • Facebook can serve as a support system for those people in collectivist cultures, who have frequent interactions and a close circle of Facebook friends.
  • "frequent Facebook use correlated with feelings of general connection in life and also with feelings of general disconnection in life."
  • "the correlation of disconnection with Facebook use was mediated by the tendency to cope with disconnection via Facebook."
  • If you're going on a date with someone you meet on OKCupid, for example, chances are you've friended them on Facebook to get a better idea of them. Recruiters are using Facebook to screen potential job applicants.
Kathleen Hancock

How Nonprofits Use Social Media to Engage with their Communities - NPQ - Nonprofit Quar... - 0 views

  • most (74%) use social networks as a megaphone, announcing events and activities and sharing organization-centric info.
  • Nonprofits overwhelmingly (88%) said their most important communication tools were email and their websites, even though fully 97% of them are on Facebook. This may have to do with the fact that in their mind, the pinnacle of engagement is a donation (47%).
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    Nonprofits statistics with social media
mjminutoli

Facebook Will Gather More User Information, but Offer More Control Over Ads | CIO - 0 views

  • Facebook will use the information gathered from all those sources to identify its users' interests and match them with advertising, as it already does with information about their onsite activities.
  • A screenshot illustrating the function showed that clicking on one corner of the ad will drop down a menu allowing users to select one of four options: "I don't want to see this," "Hide all ads from this advertiser," "Why am I seeing this?" and "This ad is useful." Asking for more information will show the interest areas identified by Facebook to which the ad is related, allowing users to reject further ads associated with that interest.
  • Facebook will use the information gathered from all those sources to identify its users' interests and match them with advertising, as it already does with information about their onsite activities.
Kathleen Hancock

http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=spnhareview - 0 views

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    Non-profit organizations and social media
Bonnie Boaz

BBC - Future - Can Facebook make you sad? - 1 views

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    Studies suggest browsing Facebook can make you unhappy
gerellmalazarte

Facebook is fighting Manhattan's district attorney over user privacy | The Verge - 0 views

  • Facebook's leaning on the Fourth Amendment, saying the government doesn't have the right to seize, look at, or keep private messages, shared media, or other communications of users without those people knowing.
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    Facebook might be leaning towards the Fourth Amendment. It protects US citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government.
gerellmalazarte

E.U. to Tighten Web Privacy Law, Risking Trans-Atlantic Dispute - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • BERLIN — The European Commission is planning a legal change next year that may prompt U.S. Web giants like Google and Facebook to rethink how they store and process consumer data, raising the prospect of a trans-Atlantic dispute over Internet privacy.
  • The European law gives individuals more control over the use of data they enter on free Web services, but it has not been revised since 1995, when the Internet was still in its infancy.
  • Facebook and Google have signed the Safe Harbor Agreement, a 2000 pact between the United States and the European Union under which U.S. signatories promise to handle the data of European citizens according to E.U. rules.
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  • Facebook also declined to tell Mr. Schrems whether it had kept a biometrical file of his face, which he said the company was using to identify him in its photo tagging feature.
gerellmalazarte

Facebook draws fire from privacy advocates over ad changes - The Washington Post - 1 views

  • Facebook came under fire Thursday from privacy advocates who say that changes to its ad network mark an unprecedented expansion of its ability to collect users' personal data.
  • Facebook, of course, is no stranger to privacy criticism. In 2011, the company settled charges with the FTC over changes to its privacy policy
  • In its announcement Thursday, the company said that it will follow competitors in joining the Digital Advertising Alliance and adopting that organization's central tools to let users opt out of data collection for ads.
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  • "It's true that everybody is doing all of this, and that's how the system works," Chester said. "But this is unprecedented. Given Facebook's scale, this is a dramatic expansion of its spying on users."
  • He said that Facebook, in particular, has become skilled at reading what people understand about online privacy and figuring out how to gradually expand its data collection efforts in ways that will tamp down criticism.
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