‘Facebook’ Category

Facebook Gaming: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker and Virtual Pets

April 6th, 2009

Facebook is emerging “as the world’s biggest gaming platform. It is close to having 200m active members and its most popular application installed by users is a game – Texas Hold ’em Poker – played by 11m people.” As the Financial Times reports,  “The biggest shift is that, in the past, most of the social gaming has been with people that you don’t know. With Facebook that’s completely changed,” says Brian Fargo, a game developer.”

Compare this to the story we reported on here, coming out of China.

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“If Your Business Does Not Have a Facebook Page, Now is the Time to Jump…”

April 2nd, 2009

Tyler Olson reports that Facebook has been attempting to improve its B2B value, including an updated fan page: “Businesses now have the ability to send updates straight to the news feed of any person who has chosen to be a fan… Additionally, Facebook is adding an analytics tool called Insight,  so you can better understand the demographic of your fans.” Olson warns though, “that millions of Facebook users are complaining about the latest changes and Facebook has been known to make quick decisions based upon user feedback.” Shout out to Tyler’s website.

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Did You Know???? (Video)

March 21st, 2009

Well, here goes: our first post with embedded video. This is an astonishing video that shows we do indeed live in “exponential times.” Amazing stuff. It took radio 38 years to reach a market audience of 50 million; it took TV 13 years — it took the internet 4 years and Facebook 2 years!…1 in 8 couples married last year met online…China will soon be the number #1 English-speaking country in the world…The top 10 in-demand jobs estimated for 2010 did not even exist in 2004…If MySpace were a country, it’d be the 5th-largest in the world (between Indonesia and Brazil)…

BTW, yes the opening titles of the video look like the type-style of our blog but it is a nice coincidence. Maybe it means we’re all connected in these “exponential times.”

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Don’t Forget This

March 18th, 2009

Here’s a reminder that the internet can, indeed, build gigantic — revolutionary — businesses, and  in only a few years. MySpace and Facebook… They were launched in 2003 and 2004 respectively.

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