Posts tagged “Social Media”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Four Senators raise privacy concerns about Facebook’s “social plug-ins.” Federal Trade Commission is already examining how Facebook, other social networks gather data.
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.
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.
Despite mounds of anecdotes about college students sharing booze-chugging party photos, posting raunchy messages and badmouthing potential employers online, a new study finds that young adults generally care as much about privacy as older Americans.