Category Archives: Google

Google+ Challenges Facebook for Social Network Supremacy

With Google entering the social networking industry, Facebook sand Twitter suddenly have some very stiff competition. Articles and analysis from:

International Business Times  ” The implications of this are huge. Instead of creating a social network “destination” on the Internet, Google can, in-fact, turn the whole of the Internet social. In Google’s world, users won’t go and see their friends, but their friends could potentially be part of every video, chat, purchase and find across the Internet. “

The Seattle Times  ” Like Facebook, Google+ tries to help you expand your network by offering suggestions of those with whom you might want to connect. The list is based on mutual connections or interactions you’ve had with individuals using other Google products. “

TechNewsWorld ”  Google+ is still in its early stages, though, so it’s unclear just how worried Facebook should be. One thing Facebook has on its side is the physics of social media gravity. Facebook is right now closing in on a billion members, and people are naturally going to want to stay with whatever network most of their friends are already part of. “

InformationWeek  ” It is very clear to me, both from Google’s recent move as well as Facebook’s estimated market capitalization ($70 billion, according to CBS MoneyWatch), how much is riding on social networking. ” 





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Facebook Dominates US Ad Display marketplace

Facebook is becoming a juggernaut in the online advertising world. It now has over 31% of the online ad marketplace in the US. Articles and analysis from:

Mashable  ” The total number of U.S. impressions was 1.1 trillion for the first quarter. Facebook’s closest competitor is Yahoo’s network of sites, which claimed 10.1% of the market. Google, which is still relatively new to the display business, had 2.5% “

San Francisco Chronicle  ” The site delivered 347 million ad impressions — that’s up 17% from Q3 of last year, which is the last time ComScore reported quarterly numbers.  “

AllFacebook  ” Now that Facebook dominates online display ads in the U.S., the next likely objective for the social network is further expansion overseas — in addition to maintaining or growing its market share domestically. “

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New Facebook Revenue Streams

GigaOM discusses three new business opportunities that Facebook can use to make millions. From the article:

” Facebook has access to ready-made, desirable space through Connect services such as its Like button, sign-on and comments. Facebook could show contextually relevant ads just like Google’s AdSense network. “

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The History of Social Networks

The Next Web provides an interesting “InfoGraphic” that shows the history of social networking.

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New Blog! eBook Economy

I’ve added a new blog to the network. The eBook revolution has begun and is transforming the publishing industry as you read this. Track the explosive growth of eBooks and eReaders at

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Social Networking Tips and Resources

The following are links to tips, tricks and additional resources for social networking.

SEO Marketing Promotion offers “Social Networking Tips for Online Success”

Microsoft offers “11 Tips for Social Networking Safety”

Forbes provides “7 Social Networking Tips for the Novice”

GeekyMomBlog provides ” Social Networking Tips”

Entrepreneur provides “5 Misplaced Social Networking Fears”

CIO offers “Social Networking Websites from A to Z”

mRelevance offer “7 Social Networking Tips”

The Digital Bus provides “Top 5 Social Networking Tips from 4 Social Networkers”

EveryJoe presents “Social Networking Tips and Tricks”

Online offers “Social Networking for Law Students: 50 Tips and Tools”

SocialNetworkingRockStar is a blog dedicated to ocial networking tips and tricks

101 Suite provides “Social Networking Tips for Bloggers and Writers”

A wiki for “Social Networking Security”

Education World provides “Social Networking Tips for Teachers”

ReadWriteWeb offers “5 Tips for Better Social Networking” is a bit dated but has a few nuggets of info

SmallBusinessComputing provides “5 Top Social Networking Tips You Need to Know”

Search Engine Journal provides “Successful Networking Tips for LinkedIn and Facebook”

Kim Komando Show provides “Social Networking Tips” (much to wade through but some good info)

SEO Chat offers “Social Networking SEO Tips and Techniques”

SocialMediaToday provides “Social Networking Time Management Tips”

Fox13 Utah provides “Social Networking Tips for Business Owners”

SociableBlog offers “5 Tips for Social Networking Sites to Successfully implement online Video”

Blonde 2.0 provides “Top 10 Tips for Social Networking Success”

HR World offers “Social Networking Tips and Tricks”

SheKnowsParenting provides “Social Networking Safety for Teens”

Help Net Security offers ” Tips for Safer Social Networking”

National Consumer League provides “Social Networking Security and Safety Tips”

Social Times offers “7 Tips for Safer Social Networking Passwords”


Wikipedia provides “List of Social Networking Websites”

Beth Kanter offers ” Social Networking Resources”

bNet offers hundreds of articles

Deitel provides “The Social Networking Resource Center”

ICT Digital Literacy provides “Social Networking – Web 2.0 Service Resources”

Online Social Networking offers numerous articles covering Facebook and Twitter.


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What will Google’s Social Network look like?

Google has recently been on an acquisition tear, picking up social games/apps developer Slide and virtual currency developer Jambool. The goal is to stop Facebook from taking over the Internet. Other investments include Social Gaming giant Zynga and their venture arm grabbed a slice of ngmoco. The big question now is, what the hell are they up to?

Articles and analysis from:

Inside Facebook ” We believe that Levchin and his team will craft the rules of the platform to be extremely clear, in some places copying the best practices that Facebook’s platform has evolved to, and in other places making the platform work differently”

eWeek ” The search engine clearly feels, as Facebook and MySpace did before it, that people want to use social widgets and play games to enhance their social network experience.”

Financial Times ” Now, rather than try to build a social platform from scratch, Google looks to be building a destination for social games and applications, and hoping the social network will coalesce around it.”

TMCnet ” The interesting thing is that consumers today are finicky enough to try a new platform if it presents something new and exciting and what they perceive to be “better” than what they already have.”

EXTRA: eWeek reports on Google’s discussions to partner with PayPal to provide micro-transactions support in the Android application market.

EXTRA, EXTRA: TechCrunch reports that Google will be acquiring Additional analysis from WebProNews

Hmmm, would add much dimension to Google’s “social search” capabilities. This just gets more and more interesting.

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