Category Archives: Facebook

Post 1: Lonely Planet on editors and digital publishing

Lonely Planet embraces the changing face of publishing. They link to the best stuff even if it is not theirs, talk with their users/customers, and keep churning out products for the changing market. Continue reading

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Google vs Facebook: Battle of the Online Giants

Facebook was always behind Google in Internet traffic. But not in August of this year. According to All Facebook, the “Unofficial Facebook Resource”, the latest peek into the weekly share of American Internet traffic shows Facebook is beating Google. See … Continue reading

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Turks and the Internet

Being Turkish, I dived further into Turkiye’s internet usage I linked to a study on global Facebook usage in my last post because I was suprised with country rankings for Facebook users: US: 111 million (no surprise) UK: 23 million … Continue reading

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YouTube scores record of 100 videos per US user in May

First, let’s look at the facts: For the first time in YouTube history (Feb 2005-Sept 2010), the average American YouTube user has watched 100 videos in one month (May 2010) according to comScore (that’s 14.6 billion videos for 144.1 million … Continue reading

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Great technology! Same generation gap

The amazing technology we wow at today is crud compared to what’s coming.  How do I know? Evidence 1: This is a calculator adding machine Arithmometre in 1887. 100 years later, we have the pocket calculator. Further down the line, … Continue reading

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Facebook Places? What were we thinking?

When Sarah mentioned the location-based social networking Foursquare in our last lecture, I had the same thought as Dijana in her last post: can Facebook get any creepier? No surprise that Facebook developers have boarded the location train and launched … Continue reading

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