Tagged: Facebook Connect Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • drdianehamilton 12:07 pm on September 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Facebook Connect, , India, , mobile, , , , ,   

    Interesting and Surprising Social Media Statistics 

    The press release for the upcoming social media summit  in October included some interesting media statistics:

       * Facebook claims that 50% of active users log into the site each day. This would mean at least 175m users every 24 hours.
       * Twitter now has 75m user accounts, but only around 15m are active users on a regular basis.
       * LinkedIn has over 50m members worldwide..
       * Facebook currently has in excess of 350 million active users on global basis.Six months ago, this was 250m…This means over 40% growth in less than 6 months.
       * Flickr now hosts more than 4 billion images.
       * More than 35m Facebook users update their status each day.
       * Wikipedia currently has in excess of 14m articles, meaning that it’s 85,000 contributors have written nearly a million new posts in six months.
       * Photo uploads to Facebook have increased by more than 100%. Currently, there are around 2.5bn uploads to the site each month.
       * Back in 2009, the average user had 120 friends within Facebook. This is now around 130.
       * Mobile is even bigger than before for Facebook, with more than 65m users accessing the site through mobile-based devices. In six months, this is over 100% increase.
       * There are more than 3.5bn pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, etc.) shared each week on Facebook.
       * There are now 11m LinkedIn users across Europe.
       * Towards the end of last year, the average number of tweets per day was over 27.3 million.
       * The average number of tweets per hour was around 1.3m.
       * 15% of bloggers spend 10 or more hours each week blogging, according to Technorati’s new State of the Blogosphere.
       * At the current rate, Twitter will process almost 10 billion tweets in a single year.
       * About 70% of Facebook users are outside the USA.
       * India is currently the fastest-growing country to use LinkedIn, with around 3m total users.
       * More than 250 Facebook applications have over a million combined users each month.
       * 70% of bloggers are organically talking about brands on their blog.
       * 38% of bloggers post brand or product reviews.
       * More than 80,000 websites have implemented Facebook Connect since December 2008 and more than 60m Facebook users engage with it across these external sites each month.

    • poddys 9:06 am on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The statistics are just amazing aren’t they. It’s incredible just how fast social networking has grown, as well as the ways that social networks can be used.

      Combining this with the continued steady growth of internet users worldwide, and the rapid growth in the use of mobile devices to access the internet, I don’t think we could have predicted 5 years ago how sites like Facebook and Twitter could have changed our lives.

    • Social Media Guru 12:24 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      What a writeup!! Very informative and easy to understand. Looking for more such blog posts!! Do you have a twitter or a facebook?
      I recommended it on stumbleupon. The only thing that it’s missing is a bit of color. Anyway thank you for this blog.

      • drdianehamilton 12:58 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you – I can be followed on Facebook and Twitter . . . see my icon links at the right side of the page.

  • drdianehamilton 1:53 pm on September 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Dave Winer, , Facebook Connect, , , ,   

    Can Ping be saved? [Updated] – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech 


    10 things Apple can do to rescue its experiment in social networking

    Photo: Michael Copeland

    Apple (AAPL) announced Friday that less than 48 hours after its launch more than 1 million people had signed up for Ping, its new social network for music.

    That’s not necessarily a good thing, given how many of those people are complaining — loudly and with pretty good reason — about Ping’s shortcomings. Among the more articulate gripers:

    • TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld. The Problem with Ping: “The biggest problem I have with Ping is that it lives in iTunes. Not only does it live in iTunes, it is isolated there. iTunes is not social. It is not even on the Web.”
    • All Thing D’s Peter Kafka: Ping Averts Its Gaze. Apple’s New Social Network Doesn’t Really Want to Know Much About You: “This isn’t about Apple’s walled garden that keeps Ping walled off from Facebook and other services. It’s about Apple’s decision to wall off Ping from your own music collection.”
    • Scripting News’ Dave Winer. Ping: It’s even worse than it appeared: “Ping is not a social network, by any realistic definition of the term… My guess as to why we can’t post to the timeline is that Apple is afraid we might say something harsh about them or Ping.”
    • Xconomy’s Wade Roush. The Leaning Tower of Ping: How iTunes Could Be Apple’s Undoing: “Adding a social networking interface, on top of all of iTunes’ other functions, is like grafting another limb to the forehead of an octopus. It’s just too much.”
    • Cthulhu and other crazies’ Swizec. Apple’s Ping is a big pile of steaming dung: “Meh I give up, there is nothing worth following on Ping. The artists I do find are labeled as users and everybody knows it’s not really them there, it’s some automated bot thing to keep us notified of their stuff.”

    So what can Apple do to turn Ping into something that feels like a real social network, not just a way to sell more music? Here are 10 suggestions, culled from the complaints:

    1. Fix the navigation system, starting with a back button [UPDATE: back and forward buttons were added on Saturday]
    2. Keep out the spammers and scam artists [UPDATE: By Monday, the spam had all but disappeared]
    3. Expand the “Music I Like” choices beyond three genres and 10 songs
    4. Link Ping to our libraries so we can “like” the songs we’re listening to, not just the ones we bought on iTunes
    5. Add simple ways to find out what our friends are listening to
    6. Create a mechanism for sharing playlists, ratings, number of plays, etc.
    7. Come to terms with Mark Zuckerberg and restore the Facebook Connect button
    8. Add other ways to bring in people we know — from mail lists, people we follow on Twitter, etc.
    9. Allow cross-linking so that iTunes pings turn up in Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.
    10. Let ordinary users — not just celebrities — post notes, pictures, songs, etc.

    With 160 million iTunes accounts and 12 million songs, Steve Jobs had an opportunity to create a great social network for music. Instead, he gave us Ping.

    Ping might still be saved, but it needs a lot of work and it needs it fast, while it still has our attention.


Compose new post
Next post/Next comment
Previous post/Previous comment
Show/Hide comments
Go to top
Go to login
Show/Hide help
shift + esc