Something Someday Will Kill Facebook, But We're Not There Yet

Something Someday Will Kill Facebook, But We're Not There Yet ...
By Jon Evans
Two years ago I wrote a post entitled "Can Anything Stop The Facebook Juggernaut?" in which I marvelled at the fact that Facebook was then worth a w..

Facebook Testing Comment Threading on Posts - Technorati Social Media: "Social network site behemoth Facebook is adding yet another new feature on their site which enables users to respond on a specific comment on a Facebook thread, meaning users will not only be able to like other users comments, but they can also reply to their comments directly. According to a report, a Facebook spokesperson said "We are testing a new way to add comments to a post on Facebook. With this test you will be able to reply to another comment as well as the original post." "This is just a small test at this stage."The new feature allows two layers of replies, which means that one can post another set of replies to an existing reply to a comment. It also shows a "Reply" option next to the "Like" button."

Yes, Companies Are Harvesting – and Selling – Your Facebook Profile - ProPublica: " . . . we got a rare look at how information on your public social media profiles—including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn—is being harvested and resold by large consumer data companies. Responding to a congressional query, nine data companies provided answers to a detailed set of questions about what kinds of information they collect about individual Americans, and where they get that data. Their responses, released Thursday, show that some companies record — and then resell — your screen names, web site addresses, interests, hometown and professional history, and how many friends or followers you have. Some companies also collect and analyze information about users’ “tweets, posts, comments, likes, shares, and recommendations,” according to Epsilon, a consumer data company. While many of these details were already available on the data companies’ websites, the lawmakers used the letters as a chance to raise awareness about an industry that they said has largely “operated in the shadows.”"

Twitter And Developers: A Love Story
By Matthew Panzarino
To say that Twitter and third-party developers have had an ambivalent relationship over the last couple of years is a massive understatement. Twitter has been undergoing a deep transformation of its business to one that makes sustainable ...
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Traverie Crowdsources Your Facebook Photos for Travel Planning
By Kate Abbott
Traverie, a new site launched this week, wants to turn your friends' Facebook photos into your next vacation.

Is Twitter's Latest Mobile App Update a Glimpse Into the Future?
By Eric Limer
Twitter has slowly been pushing itself through a kind of reinvention, hoping to come out the other side as a whole new social media butterfly. The most recent part of this transformation came last night in the way of updated mobile apps, and ...

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Social Search & Influence Games: Why Did You Do It LinkedIn? | Business 2 Community: "LinkedIn Was One of the Last Standing Business Social Networks Not Gamed - . . . . Until recently LinkedIn was one of the last standing social networks where real business people could connect without feeling pressured to play the social search game. Yes, there is some gaming. Of course we have all optimized our titles, keywords, skills, job descriptions and more. However, up until now their social search algorithm seemed to be based on ethical business and content practices."

Twitter Is A 24-Hour Party. You Can Tweet If You Want To | Brainwaves, Scientific American Blog Network: "Twitter is like a 24-hour party. Everyone is invited. And you can come and go as you please.
More than 140 million people currently attend this party. Everyone wears a nametag, which usually includes a few descriptive sentences —a ‘bio’—and may identify where someone lives. Upon first joining the Twitter party, most people associate with those they already know. Perhaps more than any other party in history, however, Twitter offers the opportunity to make new friends—to meet people whom one might not have met otherwise. Unlike a typical party, occupying the same physical space is not a prerequisite to meaningful interaction on Twitter. Geography and time zones become less problematic than usual. And because there are so many people at this party, the chances of finding someone with whom you share common interests are pretty high."

Twitter Blog: #OnlyOnTwitter: Taking office
By Twitter
During this election cycle, candidates used Twitter to take voters all along the campaign journey. Now, the winners have headed to Washington to prepare for the new term. Tweets from the new and re-elected members offer a glimpse of what ...
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Siva Vaidhyanathan. @sivavaid. Author of The Googlization of Everything (2011), The Anarchist in the Library (2004), and Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001).

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