Google+ to hit 20 Million by weekend

On July 13, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Google+ to hit 20 Million by weekend

Google+ (Plus) may already hit 10 million registered users and is expected to hit 20 million users by this weekend.  But it’s still a long way off from Facebook’s 750 million registered users. If Google were just counting on its estimated Gmail subscriber base, it won’t catch up with Facebook at all.  But perhaps the […]

Business Owners Face Google+ Dilemma: Google+ Team to Shut Down Business Profiles Until Roll Out Later This Year [Updated]

On July 7, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Business Owners Face Google+ Dilemma: Google+ Team to Shut Down Business Profiles Until Roll Out Later This Year [Updated]

Online business owners are to face a dilemma. In an announcement on Google+ team member Christian Oestlien announced that they will actively shut down business profiles. Business profiles have been becoming more and more present on Google+, but were outlawed from Day 1 according to the ToS: Your profile and name must represent one person. […]

Myspace employees down to 200, will Justin Timberlake turn things around?

On July 1, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Myspace employees down to 200, will Justin Timberlake turn things around?

From 1,400 employees two years ago, the number of employees at Myspace now number just around 200.  This development follows after News Corp. sold the social networking site to Specific Media and after Justin Timberlake, who portrayed Sean Parker in the movie “Social Network”, joined the company. Myspace, was sold for $580 million to Rupert […]

First look at Google+

On June 30, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on First look at Google+

The first wave of Google + (www.plus.google.com) invites will be going out soon and in the next few hours, we’ll probably see more posts with loaded with praises or criticisms.  The first few weeks of reviews won’t probably do much to prove or disprove the idea that the search giant’s social initiative will actually eat […]

Will selling through Ensogo and other social buying sites damage your brand?

On June 28, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will selling through Ensogo and other social buying sites damage your brand?

I’ve been receiving pretty good offers from Ensogo over the past few weeks now and I am surprised by the amazingly low prices they have.  Almost every single thing is marked down or discounted by at least 50 percent and the quality of the stuff they are offering  seems pretty good. Ensogo, like Groupon, is […]

Twitter bucks… Is Twitter making real money out of Twitter?

On June 26, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Twitter bucks… Is Twitter making real money out of Twitter?

Will you buy something that was recommended to you on Twitter? The thing is, I wouldn’t even buy something that one of my best friends recommends to me.  But maybe I am not the sort of person who would be susceptible to any of my friend’s recommendations or perhaps it’s because my best friend always […]

Will we be watching more TV and movies on Facebook? Netflix CEO joins Facebook board

On June 24, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Will we be watching more TV and movies on Facebook? Netflix CEO joins Facebook board

Facebook has actually made social connections more entertaining, rendering even some of my most boring relatives, friends, co-workers, and casual acquaintances a bit more interesting. Now that Netflix chairman and CEO Reed Hastings has joined Facebook’s board, I’m wondering what’s going to be down the road of my life on Facebook.  Will I one day […]

Social Intelligence Corp: Can it keep you from hiring a psychopath?

On June 23, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Social Intelligence Corp: Can it keep you from hiring a psychopath?

Last year a young and pretty female former co-worker at the Office of Senator Richard Gordon got in touch with me through Facebook chat.  Although I initially savored the idea that the conversation was going to be somewhat purely social, talk eventually turned to one particular facet of everyone’s life online: Will prospective employers Google […]

Facebook advocacy gains ground: Armand Nocum’s Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library (KRIS)

On June 21, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Facebook advocacy gains ground: Armand Nocum’s Kristiyano-Islam Peace Library (KRIS)

With more than 26 million users, the Philippines is the 7th largest country in terms of Facebook users according to Social Bakers. While most people here use it to keep in touch with friends and family or play games, Facebook has become more than a diversion for at least one long time friend. Armand Nocum, […]

Hopes for a One Billion Facebook users fading?

On June 20, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on Hopes for a One Billion Facebook users fading?

  Facebook lost nearly 8 million active users in May this year and posted lower new user registrations in May, leading to speculations that the social networking giant’s target of reaching 1 billion users by February might take a bit longer. Notwithstanding that Goldman partners put a stamp of approval on the $50 billion valuation for […]

TV director almost killed by Facebook Friend

On June 17, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on TV director almost killed by Facebook Friend

A couple of days ago, a Filipino TV show actor-director was stabbed ten times by someone he had met on Facebook and invited to sleep in his home.  Ricardo “Ricky” Rivero, 39 years old, was allegedly stabbed by Hans Ivan Ruiz, 22, whom Rivero met over Facebook five months ago.  Ruiz denies stabbing Rivero but a […]

Will Point of Sale/Social Network Integration make us say goodbye to “Social Media Experts”

On June 7, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off on Will Point of Sale/Social Network Integration make us say goodbye to “Social Media Experts”

The diamond water paradox ought to be revised.  These days a couple hundred shares of stock in Google or perhaps Facebook next year, can be worth more than a good sized diamond and may in certain ways be as essential as the water we need to continue living. Of course, we haven’t reached the point […]

Would it really matter if Facebook reaches 1 billion users by 2012?

On June 3, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Would it really matter if Facebook reaches 1 billion users by 2012?

Of course, for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, it would mean the world and then some. Perhaps the most important thing for Zuckerberg would be that he was right about his prediction.  When Facebook reached 500 million users last July, Zuckerberg said that it would be impossible for Facebook not to reach 1 billion users. That’s […]

Sawing the Web: How the “New Media Revolution” Can Be Derailed the Old-Fashioned Way

On May 6, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Sawing the Web: How the “New Media Revolution” Can Be Derailed the Old-Fashioned Way

Some weeks back, the BBC reported that a 75-year-old woman from Georgia managed to disrupt Internet service in the entire country.  She didn’t do so with a DDoS or an LOIC or any other sophisticated hacking tool, but with a plain old saw.  To supplement her pension, the woman scavenges for copper.  The cable didn’t […]

The Social Impact Of Bin Laden’s Assassination

On May 3, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Social Impact Of Bin Laden’s Assassination

Late Sunday evening my Facebook news stream was bombarded with posts exclaiming Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed. An elite operation that required tactical precision took out Bin Laden and his supporters over the course of minutes. The raid was live streamed to the President and his cabinet but a very different […]

The Problem With Google +1

On April 2, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The Problem With Google +1

Google recently introduced a new add-on to search results called +1. It’s not groundbreaking but it’s relevant and it’s not complicated but it’s too simple. Google +1 has its problems. The problem with Google +1 is the entire implementation. Search and social have had an odd relationship: sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. […]

When Millions Are Bad: I’ve Got A Case Of The Fridays

On March 25, 2011, Posted by , In NEWS, tagged in ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on When Millions Are Bad: I’ve Got A Case Of The Fridays

The web can be a funny thing. When something goes viral, it spreads to almost every corner of the web and finds a way to infect you. Rebecca Black’s music video for her (terrible) song Friday has amassed over 40 million views and close to 700,000 dislikes. As parodies funnier and better than the song […]

Yahoo News For Mexico

On March 17, Yahoo Mexico launched the new International Herald Tribune: mx.noticias.yahoo.com, crating high-quality editorial content.
The International Herald Tribune renewed joint Yahoo! the distinctive voice of a new design, videos and photos, and integrates social networks like Facebook and Twitter, giving users the opportunity to comment and create a personalized experience, energetic and participatory. […]