Virginia Heffernan is one of my favorite writers at The New York Times, along with Rob Walker and a few others. She writes for the Sunday Magazine and also keeps a blog up. Today she strolls down Facebook Update Lane. Her friend Lizzie, a poet, has a theory about this new literary form. “Unlike ALL […]
Yesterday, I mentioned that I made a perfect pair on Facebook with the help of The Melting Pot’s new FB app, but that I didn’t get any kind of confirmation. A representative from Push in Orlando–the agency that developed the work–has been kind enough to step forward and describe how the promotion works. “Once you […]
Orlando agency, Push, prepared a new Perfect Pairing Facebook application for its client, The Melting Pot, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The idea is for you to play matchmaker. Got friends you think would make a perfect pair? Use The Melting Pot’s Perfect Pairings application to see how they match up. Melting Pot will […]
Because I’m open to new things, I clicked the sidebar ad on my Facebook Profile page. You might know the one. It says “Work for Google at Home. Learn how I make over $4000 a month part-time at home.” The visual is a wad of cash. Anyway, if you click through to the campaign’s microsite, […]
Normally, I shy away from small penis jokes, but this one’s pretty good.
In an article on Facebook’s efforts to ramp up its advertising offerings, Ad Age draws a striking contrast between the corporate cultures at MySpace and Facebook. Facebook lured 222 million unique visitors in December, according to ComScore, twice as many as MySpace, and it has been growing at a more than 10% rate each month […]
Michael Arrington of TechCrunch reports that Facebook is simply killing it. In November 2008 Facebook drew 200 million unique worldwide visitors; more than 1 in 5 people who accessed the Internet that month visited the site. When sites are that big growth generally stagnates, but in Facebook’s case it’s still skyrocketing. In December, 222 million […]
It’s rare, but sometimes flies get caught in the social media honey. There are two such stories floating today. One involves a man who murdered his wife after she changed her status from “Married” to “Single” on Facebook. Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb has the goods on that one. The other story is about a PR […]
I was slow to take to Facebook. In fact, I kind of hated it. I even took down my account for about six months last year. But I eventually came back (FB knew I would) and now I’m getting into the swing of things. I came back for the simple reason that lots of real […]
While a social media advance can’t hold a candle to the real news on this day in American history, Saul Hansell of The New York Times does note the significance of today’s CNN/Facebook mashup. CNN’s live streaming of the Inauguration, with a feed from Facebook is powerful demonstration of how television can use social media […]
Alan Wolk asked a prescient question on the eve of this new dawn. Today, he asks again.