Cameron Scott

Reporter, Social Times
I was once one of the first bloggers for a major news site to launch a Twitter feed, now I cover social networking for Social Times. Feel free to get in touch with story tips or suggestions!

Follow me on Twitter @ConcertoMates or email me at Cameron [at] socialtimes [dot] com

Social Login Remains a Surprisingly Competitive Space

gigya, social sign-in, social login, facebook, yahoo, twitter, google+, google plus

Gigya, a major provider of social login services for big-brand websites, tracks which of their social accounts users look to to sign them in to other websites. Not surprisingly, Facebook gets the biggest slice of the pie, according to Gigya data from the second quarter of this year. But Google+, as a relative newcomer in the space, has moved in hard, already earning a quarter of all social logins. And Yahoo remains solidly competitive, shedding some light on why the struggling company continues to tinker with its email service.

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Your Invisible Facebook Friends

audience size, social media, social network, privacy, reach

Tech insiders frequently reference the fact that most social networks are dominated by a small number of active content creators, while a larger number of users regularly use the platform but rarely or never post content. Users of social networks, however, have yet to comprehend this dynamic. Facebook users dramatically underestimate how many people see the content that they share, according to a study released today by Facebook data scientists and Stanford University researchers.

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