The new changes that Facebook released last month has caused a lot of privacy and trust issues. This is actually nothing new. They have been in this hot seat several times before with the addition of the News Feed, Connect and TOS (Terms Of Service). Facebook has managed to get themselves out of these situations many times but yet they always find a way to get right back into the same boat. How many times can they Read the rest of this entry →
I have been reading a lot about what was discussed at Facebooks f8 Confernece and I am having trouble trying to figure out how I feel about it all. For those that haven’t heard what it was about or don’t quite understand it, I will explain.
Facebook just announced Facebook Connect is being completely replaced by the new Open Graph API (Application Programming Interface. This allows one application to connect and share data/info with another application). What this means is that now other websites can get information from Facebook and are able to keep that info indefinitely, before it was only 24 hours. Facebook has created social plugins for websites to add to thier source code that will allow people to interact with their Facebook contacts on third party sites. You can now see which friends “Like” what while you are browsing the web. So you might go to IMDb.com and see that your friends activity on movies. These social plugins are available to anyone who wants to put them on their website. This can be used on eCommerce sites, restaurants, blogs/news sites and others. Read the rest of this entry →
I was looking at Alexa’s stats for top sites and they list Facebook at #3 in the US and also the world. Myspace is listed #5 in the US and #11 in the world. Facebook passed up Myspace in unique visits at the end of the 4th quarter in 2008 and the numbers has been growing ever since
So now that everybody seems to be ditching Myspace for Facebook to stay in-touch with friends and relatives, what will the plans be to keep Myspace from completely falling by the wayside? Read the rest of this entry →