Social Media

Using Social Media and Facebook Changes

When Facebook changed its look and feel from tabs to the new “timeline” look, landing pages for companies no longer worked they way they were designed. See this article for more detail. Before the change, companies could design a crafty landing page and all users went to that first. Now – that is gone. Of […]

Unfriend, Unfollow, Unlike – Oh No!

Has this ever happened to you? You proudly look at your Facebook friend count on your profile: 72 (I know I don’t have a lot of friends on Facebook, but that’s another subject altogether). Then, the next morning, you check and it’s 71. Somebody unfriended you! Your immediate reaction is to take it personally. Of […]

Facebook Valuation

Facebook gets a lot of press right now about its expected $100 billion valuation.  There are a reported 850 million users. 150 million of those are in the United States. The other 700 million are spread around the rest of the world. About half of all Facebook users log in daily. I am one of […]

Oakland Mayor Shuts Down Facebook Page

An article in Governing Magazine reports that Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is taking down the Mayor’s facebook site. The world of social networks is so new that many individuals, companies and governments don’t yet know how to deal with it, particularly how to handle unexpected fallout. There are numerous benefits to public agencies using social […]