The topic of conversation in the social media space for the past week or so has been about the changes Facebook announced last week during it f8 Conference. But while the dust is still settling and the love/hate comments continue to pile in, Google+ quitely made some news of its own.
Facebook sent out an email today entitled "Facebook will be sending you less email - learn why. We're trying out a new feature to reduce the amount of email you receive from Facebook. Starting today, we are turning off most individual email notifications and instead, we'll send you a summary only if there are popular stories you may have missed..."
"So the big news, at least in some circles, is that Bing and Twitter have re-upped their agreement to have Twitter feeds appear in real time searches on Bing. And only in this social media on steroids world we find ourselves in could two powerhouse entities - in this case Microsoft and Twitter, announce to the world a renewing of a partnership via such an heretofore unorthodox platform..."
We’ve all heard the numbers…” Google+ has hit 20 million unique visitors, 60% of whom are 18 to 25 years old and 63% of whom are male, according to comScore .” ( source ) So a bunch of college-aged guys are hanging out on this new social platform? Explanation? Most college students have at least...
As I've said before, what Facebook has been able to do, simply by the numbers is mind-boggling. The company has captivated so much of the [Internet] world. Between Internet and mobile devices, Facebook has been able to get users repeatedly checking in to see what their "friends" are up to. But climbing mobile usage may not be the best-case scenario for Facebook.
As for when this new games network will be launched the best the writer could offer was the non-commital "coming soon." Rest assured the Mr. Zuckerberg et al will be watching as will rest of us as this high-stakes poker game plays itself out and the two giants continue to look for ways to "one-app" each other.
"A lot of people are out there saying that Gplus is going to make Twitter into Myspace, Facebook into Friendster, but the people I really see using it are businesses for networking. So how about Linkedin?"