Perhaps Facebook is hoping to convince advertisers the site is a destination for real-time conversation with this SecondSync partnership. But will the new live-Facebooking rather than live-Tweeting?
Upworthy’s traffic dropped from 90 million in November to 48 million in January.
The Heinz Five Beanz Facebook product launch reached 11 million people and added 30,000 fans.
In midst of the talk about Facebook’s demise, the data from Q4 tells an entirely different story — one that says Facebook is on an upward trajectory.
According to Princeton’s data 200 million active users are going to desert the social network by the end of 2014, which seems unlikely. Just like Princeton isn’t going to lose its entire student body by 2021
Memes morph and evolve to suit the audience that views it especially on Facebook where it takes on different characteristics based on social groups, geographical locations, and even political affiliations.
The Internet is in a circular debate about just how much teens aren’t using Facebook. Some sites say Facebook is hemorrhaging young users, while others disagree. Teens may be turning to other social channels to communicate with each other, Facebook use in the US is up overall.
A class action law suit alleges that Facebook has violated federal and state privacy laws. While Facebook says the cases are without merit, the outcome could change the way social media companies handle user data.
With concerns like falling use by teens, the random nature of Facebook ads, and the wariness of users toward ads in general, how will Facebook manage its ever expanding reach as it approaches 10 years of operation?
Autoplay video ads on may be a good way for Facebook to generate revenue. Unfortunately, it’s also a great way to drive users crazy.