Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

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News about social networks

In news,social networks,technology on October 17, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , , , ,

Biology meets Economics and IT Social Networks;

Software Identifies Social Cliques You Didn’t Even Know You Had

In a world where the boundaries of cliques can be so fuzzy that even the individuals within them might not recognize they belong to a group, this work could some day help us to make explicit the social landscapes in which we are participating

 

Are you fed up with RSS feeds? May be IBM will have the replacement soon;

Supplying Less, Revealing More

Feed readers were supposed to save people from losing track of all the information published on the Internet and company networks, but they led to people drowning under thousands of unread posts. Twitter was supposed to solve that problem by allowing people to rely on others to tell them which posts to pay attention to, but must-read recommendations from hundreds of people overwhelmed users again. Computer scientists at IBM Research are attempting to truly solve the information-overload problem with Social Lens

Virtual Goods Marketing; a good source of revenue for Facebook;

Marketing Virtual Goods: Q&A with Zynga’s Mark Pincus

How the creator of FarmVille and Mafia Wars structures social games to generate revenue from millions of players.


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Tools and news

In Uncategorized on October 12, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , , ,

Security Tools

wifite – Mass Wifi WEP/WPA Key Cracking Tool

wifite is created to to attack multiple WEP and WPA encrypted networks at the same time. This tool is customizable to be automated with only a few arguments and can be trusted to run without supervision.

News

# Silicon Valley Lacks Vision? Facebook Begs to Differ

Some say Silicon Valley’s focus on social applications means the country is falling behind in technology as money chases trivial pursuits. But Facebook VP Christopher Cox says connecting people is more important than building faster computers.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab may cost $399 with contract

About a month ago Samsung announced that the Tab was coming to all four major US carriers. We have been waiting for some pricing and availability info and it looks like TmoNews found more details on the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab, particularly the $399 subsidized price

Why personal telepresence will fail: it ain’t the price

The high cost of first generation personal telepresence systems such as the Logitech Revue and the Cisco Umi may be a barrier for some, but at the end of the day the major resistance to adoption will come down to self-consciousness and privacy


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Internet future

In insight,news,Uncategorized on October 4, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , ,

Is facebook the new google? If you believe the graphs maybe yes, but another strong argument in favor of  facebook is that new users of facebook are also new to the internet, or as techCrunch puts it Facebook is the web.

How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today

Facebook has figured out itsbusiness model, and wants to keep it out of thepublic eye as long as possible. Facebook’s alleged revenue has grown from$275 million in 2008 to$635 million in 2009 to a rumored $2  billion this year, which is much higher than the also-impressive $1.2 billionnumber circulating earlier this year. Let’s pause and reflect for a moment. Facebook is allegedly already earningdouble the revenues Google reported when it filed to go public. For many consumers, Facebook is the Web.

Facebook Ads employ demographic characteristics (Age/ Sex / Location and Interests), which corporate brand managers and television ad buyers have been accustomed to purchasing for half a century. By contrast, Google AdWords target on the intent revealed by search queries, a practice that has seemed odd and new to Madison Avenue for the past decade and frankly has many of them worried for their jobs.

So the question is; is the old ad industry going to win?

Of course the other strong argument is credits

Facebook Credits are poised to be this generation’s American Express: an “affordable luxury” lifestyle brand and credit card with reward programs, frequent flier miles, and other incentives built right in so that the more you use it, the more you earn.  ”Facebook Platinum”, anyone? I would have thought they’d need a better brand name than “Facebook Credits” but then again, I would have thought they’d need a better brand name than “Facebook”.