Posts tagged “Facebook”

July 7, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook, Google under legal scrutiny in Europe

Facebook Germany takes legal steps against Facebook; EU looking “very carefully” at Google search allegations.

July 1, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook tightens restrictions on apps developers, other websites

Facebook Services will say which aspects of a profile they will mine, but the user still won't be able to pick out which pieces they want to grant access to. They have to either grant permission or disallow the app from working at all.

June 21, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook Questions - A new digital marketing (potential) opportunity

Social media: If implemented globally, Facebook Questions will provide enormous insight into what social networkers are interested in, curious about, and seeking information for, and simultaneously expand the network dramatically.

A sample from Facebook Questions A sample from Facebook Questions

May 31, 2010

Premium Lock Who develops social networking conscience? Youth, not elders

New Pew study finds that young people are most likely to limit personal information online - and the least likely to trust free online services ranging from Facebook to LinkedIn and MySpace. UNC-CH doctoral candidate says it's all about brand.

Guarding your reputation Guarding your reputation

Updated May 28, 2010

Premium Lock Don’t believe Zuckerberg - Facebook doesn’t believe in privacy

Facebook Opinion: As “Quit Facebook Day” nears, the social media giant revises its privacy settings. The concepts that Facebook has dialed back after this round of privacy complaints will be back in short order, because management realizes that initial backlash has nothing to do with long-term growth prospects.

May 27, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook, noting ‘a lot of people are upset,’ adjusts privacy controls

The social media firm is simplifying its privacy controls and applying them retroactively, so users can protect the status updates and photos they have posted in the past.

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Updated May 21, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook moves to fix privacy loophole after WSJ review

Facebook, MySpace Face Privacy Loophole Facebook, MySpace and several other social-networking sites have been sending data to advertising companies that could be used to find consumers' names and other personal details, despite promises they don't share such information without consent, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Updated May 20, 2010

Premium Lock Pakistan blocks YouTube, Facebook over 'un-Islamic' content

Pakistan Facebook Pakistan, home to the world's second- largest Muslim population, said it has blocked social networks YouTube and Facebook as well as Web browsers on BlackBerry phones, citing concerns over blasphemy. Access to Wikipedia and Flickr also were restricted Thursday by government officials.

May 14, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook launches counterattack against security threats

For example, users can ask to be notified by e-mail or text message when their account is accessed from a computer or mobile device they haven't used before.

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May 7, 2010

Premium Lock Face facts: Facebook sharing enables low-cost branding

Social media analysis: Sharing is extended exposure that costs nothing for a brand. Once a piece of content is created, it can spread like this for no additional cost. Other social utilities like Twitter offer similar viral distribution to large groups of people for minimal cost. The ability to reach new customers through content sharing online at low cost makes content generation an important part of any online marketing strategy

Illustration from Buddy Media Illustration from Buddy Media

April 28, 2010

Premium Lock Social media dustup: Facebook’s expansion plans ignites a political backlash

Four Senators raise privacy concerns about Facebook’s “social plug-ins.” Federal Trade Commission is already examining how Facebook, other social networks gather data.

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Updated April 24, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook engagement = Word of mouth referrals = Better marketing

Three Ships Media Trends in social media: New research bolsters the notion that a company is far better served allocating spend for social media marketing than for traditional forms of advertising and engagement For those still married to the concept of display and reach advertising, it appears that Facebook has become their chosen destination.

April 24, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook reaches out to personalize the Web for its users

Facebook The move could change the way people experience the online world, though it could come with deeper privacy implications. By accessing Facebook's tools, websites will be able to customize the experience based on the list of friends, favorite bands and other things users have shared on their Facebook profiles.

March 31, 2010

Premium Lock Facebook to drop ‘become a fan’ for ‘like’

Facebook Changing the button will make users more comfortable with linking up with a brand and will streamline the site, Facebook says.

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