The Rise and Fall of Online Empires

Can Facebook break the trend? It seems that any time a web-based company gets “too big to fail”, it is destined to fall apart some time soon. History shows that companies often fall under the pressure of their own weight as well as poor decisions at the top. Is Mark Zuckerberg different? Is Facebook different? Will it stick around forever (or at least for another decade)?

We’ll see.

The Rise and Fall of Online Empires
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What is Facebook Selling?

How Facebook Makes Money
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Visualizing “Facebook City”

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There are some “what ifs” that probably shouldn’t be asked and definitely shouldn’t be visualized, but end up getting done anyway. This is a perfect example, taking the huge Facebook population and converting it into an infographic that depicts the “city” as it may look if you squeezed the hundreds of millions of pages and people into one metropolis.

Our friends at GetSatisfaction were up to the task, converting what can only be described as a huge mess into an attractive and coherent visualization that could adorn the walls of geeks across the Internet.

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The History of Social Networking

The world has gone social. In 2010, the industry truly reached a tipping point. 2011 seems to be more of the same, but with new innovations that will  likely shift how we spend our Facebook and Twitter time into new directions.

This graphic by Online Schools puts it all into perspective for us. Enjoy!

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European Politics 2.0: Romanian PM hits Twitter, Facebook

This is a guest post courtesy of maxyRO

Romania

In America, we’re in the midst of the elections.  It’s a time where the political landscape is changing and everyone is trying to grab a slice of the pie. We, as social media users, have paid a good share of attention to the US elections, sometimes unwillingly.

It goes without saying that social media is a big part of the online campaigns that are helping candidates reach out to its younger audience. But it’s not just the US candidates that have taken up social media and started using it as a political tool.

Countries overseas are also getting into the social media landscape.  Romania has the first Prime Minister in the European Union to get both a twitter and a facebook account along with the launch of his new website. [Read more...]

Business Social Networks: For the People, By the People

Social NetworksNiche Social Networks have been a hot topic on this and many blogs for a few months now.  Their popularity has been increasing exponentially to the point that businesses who are normally behind on the internet are now starting to take notice and find out “what is social networking and what can it do for my business?”

It is in the wording of the question itself that the problem lies.

First, here is a brief explanation of what a social network is done Twitter-style in 140 characters or less:

Niche social networks are websites where people with shared interests can network with each other, share thoughts and ideas, contribute resources, and be a part of a virtual community where they can interact with people anywhere in the world.

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