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Wait, Facebook is MySpace?

Janet Fouts

Facebook is showing off a brand new look and as usual everybody’s in a snit about it. On Twitter today Myspace is trending, not because it’s about Myspace but because people are suggesting Facebook is doomed to the same fate as Myspace. Facebook should focus on it’s strengths and what it’s user base wants. Facebook news feed changes.

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

That doesn’t typically fly elsewhere (Facebook will kill the account), but Times Square on Friendster required 2 accounts at the time because I maxed out on the initial 500 person limit. I had many friends just like that. The High Point: Facebook In 2004, I joined Facebook and my behavior changed drastically. MySpace? Facebook is mostly used for professional use.

Gin and Topics: A New MySpace and a Toy Train in Space

Spin Sucks

Justin Timberlake Teases New MySpace. Well, more than a year after buying MySpace, JT and his team are getting ready to relaunch the social network. My guess is they think the timing is right because of the Wall Street woes of Facebook. So here it is…a new MySpace for you. 4. I am so excited! Ken Mueller asked me what I’m going to do with all that extra time.

The Case For Myspace

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In the end, the buying and selling of Myspace will be a positive business move for News Corp. In June 2006, Myspace became the most popular online social networking site in the United States. It's a position that it held until 2008 (that's when Facebook starting taking over). Did Facebook's success and the changing landscape of Myspace make it an undesirable business moving forward for News Corp.? According to the Wikipedia entry for Myspace , the company had a 2009 estimated revenue of $395 million with over 30 million users as of June 2011. facebook.

MySpace is Reborn as Social Curation

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BIG NEWS: Google | Facebook | Mark Zuckerberg | Android | Smarter Ideas | More. Inspiring Funny Obsolete Scary Must-Have Amazing Innovative Nerdy Read More: Courtney Holt , Curate , Curation , Myspace , MySpace Music , Steve Rosenbaum , Technology News Get Technology Alerts Email Comments 3 First look at the New MySpace promises changes in design -- embraces community knowledge and passion.

An Average Day on Facebook [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Who is an average Facebook user and how do his activities on Facebook look like? This question needs to be reflected upon by everyone working with Facebook, since it is what we base our strategies on. Here is an infographic, created by JESS3, a creative agency that examines engagement statistics of Facebook users and identifies what an average Facebook user looks like.

The Life Cycle of a Social Network

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Later, several other websites such as Classmates.com and Friendster contributed to the development of social networking to help reach our present day scenario, where we see the domination of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. Current social networks in the growth stage are Twitter and Facebook. Today, MySpace can be grouped under this category. Varghese. Growth Stage.

36 (of the) Best Facebook Guides, Stats and Rants of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

It’s hard to overstate the impact of Facebook. Having long ago passed MySpace as the most popular social network, Facebook recently replaced Google as the most-visited website in the U.S. Find out here in three dozen of the best Facebook marketing guides of last year—along with some interesting stats and even counterpoints from a few naysayers and holdouts. As A.J.

Why More Members, Money, and Ads Don’t Always Mean More Success: A B2B Marketer’s Survival Guide

Webbiquity SMM

There is an old adage that says “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” So the question is–are there things that today’s B2B marketers can learn from history, specifically, the tremendous success of Facebook and the rise, fall and possible resurrection of Myspace? In 2006, Myspace was the most visited U.S. Myspace’s dominance would not last though.

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How Facebook is Slowly Strangling Twitter

Convince & Convert

For years, Twitter has rolled out new features to make its service more like Facebook. It’s as if the Twitter board of directors has spent the last two years pining to be as big as Facebook, and has consistently concluded that mimicking elements of that platform will unlock that secret code. An Incomplete History of Facebook Strangling Twitter. 1. Profile pages. Video.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

Who in their right mind would predict the death of Facebook, given its ever-increasing dominance? One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade. One of the secrets to Facebook’s longevity is its replication of the McDonald’s business model. Ice cream?

Why Facebook Breeds Voyeurism

Ari Herzog

Rachel Jonat recently shared why she quit Facebook , extracting in part: I want more from my friends than status updates. Rachel replied that she joined Facebook in 2006 as a convert from MySpace. Instead of calling people or seeing people I just watched them on Facebook. people who watch everyone else Facebooking. Why I Don’t Hate Facebook Anymore.

Five Things Facebook Must Do Now that They’re Public

Spin Sucks

Facebook went public, began trading at $42.05 (and then dropped to it’s original $38) per share, and it’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg got married in a surprise wedding that was supposed to be a celebration of his now wife’s graduation from medical school. Let’s hope Facebook catches on, too. It’s been an interesting few days in the social media/tech world.

Myspace Integrates Facebook

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Tweet Until now, the integration between Myspace and Facebook has been limited. Myspace has got a brand new design and now enables their users to Connect with Facebook to transfer likes and interests. You will be able to sync your Myspace account with Twitter and Youtube besides Facebook, so that your updates will automatically sync.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Business , Marketing , Social Media > How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing by Tamar Weinberg on May 5, 2010 Share As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses , it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool.

Social Networks: Winners and Losers [Infographic]

Pamorama

the big kid on the social media block is Facebook. Some Takeaways: Facebook is more popular among women. Tumblr is the fastest-growing platform, while MySpace is declining the most rapidly. Analytics Demographics Facebook Google Infographic LinkedIn Metrics MySpace Social Media Social Networking Statistics Word of Mouth Digg Plaxo Plurk TumblrHere in the U.S.,

How to Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2012 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook restricts what a Page’s Cover Photo may contain. References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features. The Official Rolling Stones Facebook Page looks pretty good at first glance, but if you look at it from the perspective of this article, it isn’t as effective as it could be. This is a guest post by Tim Ware.

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The Missed Opportunity: How Brands Are Missing Out on Facebook

Jon Loomer

By now you know about how powerful Facebook can be for brands. Those who kept predicting “the next MySpace” have all crawled away to their caves. Billion people on Facebook now. That doesn’t mean that success on Facebook comes easily now. While most brands are on Facebook because they know they have to be, very few understand how best to use it.

Path: the sequel

Sherrilynne Starkie

Path, available for iOS and Android devices, also integrates with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Tumblr to allow cross-posting to the social networks. Related posts: Facebook turns off daily deals. Users flee MySpace. VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE. Path the New Facebook (isaacloo.wordpress.com). Well over a year ago a new social network, Path, was launched. My take? 

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5 Reasons I Think Facebook Is On The Decline

Jason Yormark

Ask Yahoo, MySpace or … , all major networks that ruled heavily at one time and all which fell from grace to other up and comers. I’ve felt a growing sense that Facebook might have already peaked and is currently beginning to slide. The only missing piece to truly escalate that slide is an alternative to do better what Facebook fails at.  I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. That being said, here are the 5 reasons I think Facebook is on the decline: 1. Crazy right? The fact is, no one is bullet proof. All The Numbers Are Starting To Say So.

Slapped! Facebook Blocks Me For 14 Days

Ari Herzog

I am seeking re-election to the Newburyport city council and actively sending Facebook messages to people who live in my town to 1) introduce myself and 2) inquire if they would like to be my friend. sent more requests to both local citizens and many internet personalities whose blogs I read and who know me, folks such as Wayne John and Kirsten Wright and Justin Levy — and Facebook slapped me on the wrist and blocked me from sending friend requests or writing messages to non-friends for a period of 7 days. The question is whether Facebook will enable me to confirm it.

Facebook Isn't (Just) A Destination

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Is Facebook a valuable Marketing tool? The general discussion (or debate - depending on which Blogs and/or articles you read) about Facebook as a marketing engine seems to be both a little misguided and a little shortsighted - all at the same time. hear a lot of Marketing professionals talk about loosing interest in Facebook (some of them have even pulled the plug on their profiles). There's this feeling of Facebook becoming the next Friendster of MySpace. From my perspective these people tend to view Facebook as a destination. Facebook is not perfect.

What Facebook Knows About Innovation (That Every Brand Should Pay Attention To)

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Blogs posts, articles and books have been written about Facebook and their ability to grow. " There''s no doubt that it takes a certain type of individual to work at Facebook, and it takes a certain type of online social network to have broken through like they have. It''s easy to argue that they simply had a strong product, but it met with a certain zeitgeist and luck that others (Friendster, MySpace , etc.) Connecting people of the world seems to have worked out pretty well for Facebook, by all accounts. Users complained, but Facebook wasn''t focusing on it.

Are Facebook Ads a Failure?

Convince & Convert

Even though Facebook continues to maintain its impressive user growth and rack up advertising revenue, that growth is coming despite a major shift in the promise of advertising on that platform. Right now, Facebook is on track for $6 billion in ad revenues but it’s walked away from the fundamental premise of its ad platform. Facebook Gives Up on “Real” Facebook Ads.

A More Elegant Question About Facebook

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Facebook wants to connect everybody. . Whether he knew what Facebook would become is questionable, at best (who could know that Facebook would have the profound effect that it has had on our society?). At the time, Facebook was not a better mousetrap or something original. It was (if we're going to be honest) just another online social network in a world where MySpace was dominating. Facebook is a dominant force. Here's what we know about Facebook's next ten years. Facebook will evolve their "ecosystems.". f8 facebook developer conference.

12 Most Common Elements of Effective Social Media Policies

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Use of social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and now Google+ has become prevalent in people’s lives and in their workplaces. Facebook has more than 700 million users — that is one in every nine people on earth — and half of them log in daily. Define the purpose of the policy by explaining the definition of “social media,” including platforms such as Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook as well as any activities to which the policy applies, like posting, commenting or blogging. 5. Purpose. Clarity. Specific. Digg Digg.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Search Engine Optimization , Social Media > How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page by Tamar Weinberg on December 1, 2009 Share This is a guest post by Jesse Stay , founder and CEO of SocialToo.com and all around great Facebook Fan Page coder.

To Thine Own Self Be True

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There was a massive call to action in the bottom right-hand corner of the print ad that said something like: "to lean more, please follow us on Facebook." " I found myself asking a very simple question: "what is this brand of diapers doing on Facebook that is so unique to the brand experience that it can't be done on their own website?" This brand's Facebook page isn't doing much to leverage the power of the social graph or use Facebook's functionality to extend the brand narrative in a unique way. Facebook isn't bad. MySpace did.

The Instagram That You Hardly Know

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There''s a reason (actually, there are many reasons) why Facebook was so aggressive in their acquisition of Instagram for about a billion dollars back in 2012. Instagram being owned by Facebook and still, independently, being bigger than Twitter is something even more fascinating (and, maybe, worrisome to others). Brands should never find themselves in a place where a channel or platform loses audience credibility and suddenly, all of that goodwill, data and connection is suddenly lost (think about MySpace. facebook. myspace. Another form of communication.

Facebook Timeline: First Impressions

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Developers got first access to the new Facebook Timeline profiles, and even non-developers are trying to get in on the action. Since I’ve already had a developer account and app made through Facebook, I noticed a pop-up inviting me to be one of the first to try it out. However, I can also see the comparisons to MySpace. But everything below that is, well, a mess. Clutter.

Why You Should Care About Twitter vs. Google+

Geoff Livingston

Marketing Social Media facebook google LinkedIn MySpace PageRank search Search Plus social networks traffic twitterPerhaps you saw the epic war of words last week between Twitter and Google. The conflict revolves around Google’s inclusion of Plus activity into its search algorithm. Called “Search Plus Your World,” this addition of the Google+ data has far ranging implications for online marketers. It dramatically increases the value of Google+ activity in comparison [.].

Where is Your Audience?

Stay N' Alive

My family, for instance, minus one or two, are all over on Facebook - that's where I go to talk about family related stuff, and you'll probably find a much more personal "me" over there. At the same time, I have certain "circles" over on Twitter that don't exist on Facebook or Google+ - for instance, I'll hear a lot more about what my Twitter employee friends are up to over there.

The Paradox Of Leadership

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As a platform, we're comparing Google+ to Facebook and Twitter but forgetting that if Google deploys Google+ throughout all of their platforms ( Gmail , Android , YouTube , etc.) it could well become a part of our daily connecting with one another - whether we like it or not. Is it taking off like Facebook has? Do you remember what people said about Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and even Google in the early days? Do you remember what people said about MySpace , Cuil and Friendster in the early days? facebook. myspace. When you're right, you're a hero.

Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Facebook considers competing with Myspace on the music front by cinta5 on October 20, 2008 According to the Bulldog Reporter , “Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is plotting a possible push into the digital-music business in the wake of MySpace’s launch of MySpace Music last month.

Facebook to Change News Feed to Focus on Friends and Family: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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The goal of Facebook’s News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Now, Facebook has announced one of their most significant News Feed shuffles. On Wednesday , Facebook shared that the News Feed algorithm is going to shift so that it will more favorably promote content posted by the friends and family of users. The News Feed should entertain.

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Xanga, Facebook, and MySpace

Taylor Marek

Me personally, I like Facebook. One reason is for the picture shown below, another for instant privacy, and another for the awesome apps that Facebook is coming out with. Update: The link to the ArcaMax comic is broken, I’ll try and see if I can find it again… General Social Media comic Facebook MySpace XangaWhat do you think of this comic? What do you think? Post your comments.

Xanga, Facebook, and MySpace

Taylor Marek

Me personally, I like Facebook. One reason is for the picture shown below, another for instant privacy, and another for the awesome apps that Facebook is coming out with. Update: The link to the ArcaMax comic is broken, I’ll try and see if I can find it again… General Social Media comic Facebook MySpace XangaWhat do you think of this comic? What do you think? Post your comments.

Social Class Distinction Between MySpace and Facebook » Techipedia.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Opinion , Social Media > MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? MySpace and Facebook: A Social Class Divide? As a college graduate and early adopter of Facebook (in 2004), I could definitely see that. It’s a lot easier to do on MySpace than Facebook.

Facebook Will Not Die Easily

Geoff Livingston

In August of 2012, I wrote that Facebook will decline like AOL. think its worth revisiting given all of the hot debate over Facebook’s impending cancerous death. Before I wrote the AOL post, I originally modeled a MySpace-like death for Zucerberg and company, but that was wrong. Facebook will not die a fast death. On a personal level, I really dislike Facebook.

The New Facebook Page is launched

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has for some time now had these changes in store and some users got to experience a taste of it when Facebook accidentally published the new design for a brief moment late last year. The look and feel of the new pages are now more consistent with the rest of Facebook. The new changes will finally be changed all over Facebook by the 10 March. Profile photo.