Jan 6, 2011
Facebook not only is an excellent tool to communicate with, but it can also be a great source for businesses to expand the companies. It's a great tool to use for marketing enabling companies to acquire new business and keep in touch with existing customers. If a Facebook profile is created under a company name the company should make sure that they manage their profile efficiently which means filling out the entire profile.
When potential customers view the profile they should be able to see everything so that all the questions that they could possibly have would be able to be answered. Businesses with profiles should make sure to create a business account. It is necessary to create this type of account if the profile is created for a company and to help avoid any type of trouble with the website the creator of the account should thoroughly read over the rules pertaining to business accounts. Reading over the rules can help companies avoid any headaches that may be caused by breaking rules.
A great idea for business profiles to include on their page are blog feeds or any other media accounts that their company may have; it is important to just make sure that it is not so excessive that viewers find it overwhelming.Businesses should make sure that they have included features on their page that will allow them to connect and share information with their existing customers and potential customers. To allow viewers to find their page easily... Read More
Nov 25, 2010
Facebook is one of the most popular networks for socializing available to the public, there are very few individuals if any who have not heard of this website. Currently, Facebook has more than 64 million users that are active on their site and the site is not limited to the United States, it is worldwide. The amount of active users is constantly growing everyday as existing members encourage friends and family members to join the site as well. When it comes to the growing popularity of Facebook there are four main aspects of the site that contributes to their overwhelming popularity.
The first aspect is that users can upload as many photos as they would like with no limitations. It is one of the top websites the individuals use to download their personal photographs on. Every day users download 14 million photographs or more on the site. Others users are able to tag photographs that don't belong to them and they can also make comments about them. When users tag a photo they can be notified when other pictures are added to the site that has them in it as well. Pictures are not the only things that users can share they can also create videos and post them on the website. Sharing visual content on Facebook is extremely easy and it is one reason why the site is so popular, everyone loves to look at themselves and their friends in photos or watch them in videos.
Facebook has a feature titled "Status"... Read More
Oct 18, 2010
The Facebook website was developed by Mark Zuckerberg who was a Harvard University sophomore at the time in 2004. He originally called the site thefacebook. The name Facebook was derived after college publications that are distributed to students in the beginning of the year, the purpose of them is to allow students to get to know one another better. In the beginning Facebook was only used by Harvard students as a type of meet and greet on the internet. It allowed the students to stay in touch with each other and learn more about one another. Facebook gained such a high level of popularity that it was soon made available to other colleges besides Harvard like Stanford and Yale. Mark Zuckerberg had help from two fellow classmates to expand Facebook; their names are Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. As its popularity continued to grow so did its availability. Before long High School students had access to it and then anyone who used the Internet as long as they were at least 13 years old.
Throughout Facebook's history many offers have been made to either invest in the site or to buy the site from Mark Zuckerberg who has let it be known that it is not nor never will be for sale. Microsoft and PayPal are two companies who have invested a large amount of money in order to own shares of this company. Not only have companies invested for shares of Facebook so have self made millionaires such as Li Ka-Shing of Hong Kong. Facebook has a long... Read More
Sep 29, 2010
Within the period of time of about six years the number of Facebook members has grown to more than 350 million people. On a daily basis more than half of these members log onto their page and post new information updates or add pictures to their album. On a weekly basis more than 3.5 billion items are added to members' profiles such as pictures, videos, messages, and anything else they may think of to share.
Facebook is undeniably one of the largest occurrences within the internet world. On average users spend one hour on the website every day, remember that this is just on average so really a majority of them spend a longer amount of time maneuvering through this site daily. Every individual likes to feel as if there are liked and belong, they want to feel like someone cares about them and their lives. In a way Facebook provides this feeling for many of its users.
An individual's Facebook profile is a way for them to let everyone know every little detail about their lives that they want to share. The information that a user post about theirselves is not necessarily directed at one person in particular, it is for anyone and everyone that is interested. The website is all about sharing information about yourself and whatever else you may want to share because this is the way that the site functions no one is considered conceded because they are talking all about themselves. Every direct message, poke, or comment that users receive from... Read More
Sep 14, 2010
In today's time almost everyone in the world no matter how young or old they know what Facebook is. Facebook reached the impressive number of 150 million users in January of 2009; within weeks of reaching the number the site grew yet again to 175 million users that were consistently active on the site. The average increase in users per day was about 600,000 people during 2009. If we took all the individuals that use Facebook and formed a country with them that country would be among the ten most populated areas.
Throughout this sites entire lifetime it has enjoyed nothing but continuous and impressive growth never staying at a steady number or show signs of a decrease to come. A large amount of the increase in users is due to women users and United States residents over the age of 30. Almost 50 percent of the Facebook users are in their late 20s or older. No matter what age group is being reviewed the growth among female users is always larger than the growth of male users. International users have also been contributing to the substantial increase that Facebook sees on a regular basis.
Compared to how Facebook first began its demographic population is much more diverse and is significantly larger. The age of Facebook users is getting older and older at an alarming rate the older the site gets. It is not surprising for users to be Facebook friends with their grandparents; in fact it is a normal occurrence within the... Read More
Jul 12, 2010
It is no secret that MySpace is in steady decline. Years ago, MySpace was the king of social networking. Everybody and their brother had a MySpace account, and you were a nobody without one. However, today everything has changed. MySpace is losing roughly 5% of its visitor traffic each month, and it's Alexa traffic ranking is down to 22, below such sights as WordPress and Blogspot.
The reasons for this decline aren't a mystery if you know what to look for. The main reason for MySpace's loss of members is because of capitalism. Strange as it may sound, you can apply Darwinian theories in this case to find your answer. MySpace is no longer the “strongest” social networking site around. Other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have been exploding in growth in recent years, all of which has further quickened MySpace's decline.
To give an idea of the explosive growth of competitor sites like Twitter: in 2007, only 500,000 tweets were created per quarter. In the first quarter of 2010, 4 billion tweets were sent! Twitter's current Alexa ranking is 11, half that of MySpace's. Facebook as also seen staggering growth amounts, albeit not quite as impressive as Twitter.
Facebook was launched in 2004, right around the height of MySpace's dominance. Although initial growth was slow, Facebook now has over 400... Read More
Jul 5, 2010
Over the years, Twitter has gone from a small start-up project that had no more than 100 users to a social networking phenomenon.
Some have a hard time explaining this inexplicable growth. The beginning of Twitter was just an idea held at a daylong brainstorming session held by the pod casting company Odeo. Jack Dorsey introduced the idea of Twitter to serve as an SMS Service to communicate with a small group. The original name for Twitter was Twttr until it was renamed later on. Early on, Twttr was used primarily by the Odeo company.
The turning point of Twitter’s popularity was at the south by southwest festival Twitter cleverly placed 2 big screen televisions and streamed the tweets live for people to watch and see. After this event, Twitter witnessed an immediate boost in popularity up to 60,000 tweets per day.
The growth of tweets per quarter from 2007- 2008 was a staggering 500,000 to 100 million increase. The year after was even more, 100 million to 2 billion. In 2010, 4 billion Tweets were posted in the first quarter; it was a staggering number that baffled most industry experts. Most experts contribute the increase to the fact that Twitter is user friendly and the design is very intuitive.
Some of Twitters allure stems from the fact that it is based off text messages. Each Twitter message must be less than 140 characters, the same length as a traditional... Read More
Jun 28, 2010
I'm sure if you're reading this article you know what Twitter is - a fast-paced social networking site where you sent out real time status updates about anything - but did you know you can actually make money with all those tweets you send?
The most straight forward and easiest concept for most people to understand is simply putting a small advertisement at the end of each tweet. Perhaps you own a website and you are struggling to drive traffic to it. All you need to do is setup a Twitter account, amass a couple hundred followers who will "hear" your tweets and then start tweeting as you normally would. Except now, at the end of each tweet you will include your website address and a small statement. This may seem quite useless in the big scheme of things, but you would be surprised at how many people will click a website address out of pure curiosity.
The second way to utilize Twitter to earn money is to secure an advertising agreement with another company. The more followers you have, the higher amount the company will likely pay for your services. This is essentially like step # 1, but now you are advertising for a different company, not for your own. Perhaps you have secured an advertising agreement with a local landscaping company. At the end of each tweet you would add something like "visit Bob's Landscapers - best in town." The wonderful thing about this method is you don't have to worry about how... Read More
Jun 21, 2010
Did you know that you can do more on Facebook than update your status and look at pictures? You can actually earn significant amounts of money on Facebook with little to know effort needed.
The most straightforward way to earn money on Facebook is to utilize a few built in apps. The first app that you should know about is CafePress. CafePress allows you to sell homemade T shirts, buttons mugs and more. Now with the CafePress app, you can link what you are trying to sell to your Facebook page so your friends can see it too. Another good app to have on your page is the Ebay app. Now you can display what you are trying to sell on Ebay directly on your Facebook page. Obviously, the effectiveness of these two apps depends on how many friends you have linked to your page.
Another option for the more programming included among you is to develop apps and sell them on Facebook. While this may be more of a hit and miss opportunity, you can potentially earn thousands of dollars if you develop a popular app.
The most popular way undoubtedly to earn money on Facebook is through advertising and affiliate marketing. No doubt you have seen the advertisements on the side of Facebook's website when visiting your friends profiles. These advertisements are paid for by other users. Most of them are PPC - pay per click - meaning you only pay when somebody actually clicks on your ad. Now you might be thinking "Why would I spend money when I am... Read More
Jun 16, 2010
If you have been alive in the past five years and have never heard about Facebook, either you have been living in the Alaskan wilderness, or you had your head in the sand. Facebook has grown from a small website being ran from a Harvard dorm room to the worlds largest social networking site with other 400 million active users.
The main reason Facebook is so popular is because it allows people to keep in touch with other people. Gone are the days when you actually had to call people on the phone to talk to them, now you simply log onto Facebook and start chatting with them. Facebook makes it extremely easy to keep track of your friends via the built in friends list. Some people spend hours on Facebook simply going through their friends' status or looking at pictures.
Another reason Facebook is so popular is because of the simplicity. No longer do you have to navigate through countless pages just come to arrive at a 404 error or become lost just to add friends. Facebook makes it very easy to add friends, delete friends or ignore people. When you first join you have the option of importing friends from various address books stored on your computer on in your email.
Besides surfing through your various friends' profiles, many people like to waste their day away playing games that are built into the site. Many of these games are very simple, but addictive. One such game is called "Farmville," where the goal is to run your... Read More