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Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.Facebook teams up with Nielsen to gather up advertising statistics.

While Facebook has been growing in prominence as a digital ad destination, it's still had to do some convincing to combat the industry attitude that social-media advertising doesn't work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | ads | facebook | internet | networking | nielsen | social | surveys | tracking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.Facebook would like you to know that they are now cash-flow positive.

Oh, and they also have hit the three hundred million user mark as well. All hail Facebook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:53 AM | Tags (8) | facebook | social | network | users | cash | profits | interwebs | latimes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

How twenty popular websites actually looked when they were first launched.How twenty popular websites actually looked when they were first launched.

Welcome to Thefacebook. Hey, remember when Google referred to itself with an exclamation point at the end?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | facebook | google | launch | look | websites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 97 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

FYI, burglars are targeting victims using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.FYI, burglars are targeting victims using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

'I call it 'Internet shopping for burglars.' It is incredibly easy to use social networking sites to target people, and then scope out more information on their actual home ... all from the comfort of the sofa,' said Fraser in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | security | twitter | facebook | burglars | targets | robberies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.

Some avid social-network users are commissioning artists to create small digital images to represent themselves in the online world. Other Internet-savvy people use automated computer programs and Web sites to generate posterized likenesses of themselves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | avatars | facebook | networking | portraits | social | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

The twelve most annoying types of Facebook users.The twelve most annoying types of Facebook users.

Combine dull status updates with shameless self-promoters, 'friend-padders' and that friend of a friend who sends you quizzes every day, and Facebook becomes a daily reminder of why some people can get on your nerves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:43 PM | Tags (4) | annoying | cnn | facebook | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 250 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

A complete guide to Facebook's new privacy features just for you.A complete guide to Facebook's new privacy features just for you.

Quite handy for those who don't know anything about setting up Facebook with privacy in mind.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | facebook | privacy | security | settings | guide | mashable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

You can now browse Facebook on your shiny new Nintendo DSi.You can now browse Facebook on your shiny new Nintendo DSi.

Previously, the only way to move photos from the DSi to another platform was by copying them to an SD card, this application capitalizes on the handheld's Wi-Fi connectivity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:40 AM | Tags (4) | dsi | facebook | nintendo | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.A writeup on what Twitter and Facebook can learn from Phish.

...there is a kernel of history set aside for Phish as pioneers in both music distribution and in creating a web community. When we look at bands and artists that foster community (and sometimes endless jams), we can see parallels to the rise of social networks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 1:29 PM | Tags (6) | phish | social | media | networks | twitter | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Five signs that you probably suffer from a Facebook addiction.Five signs that you probably suffer from a Facebook addiction.

Remember, the first step to on the road to recovery is admitting that you have a problem.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 1:16 PM | Tags (7) | addiction | conditions | facebook | scary | signs | social | warning |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Facebook would like you to know they now have 250 million active users.Facebook would like you to know they now have 250 million active users.

Facebook's growth explosion as of late has been largely overseas, and some would argue that the next frontier for the massive social network would be to make better inroads into countries where people are more likely to be accessing the Web on a mobile device than on a computer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:36 AM | Tags (4) | facebook | users | millions | active |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Russian firm to gobble up about $100 million worth of Facebook stock.Russian firm to gobble up about $100 million worth of Facebook stock.

This move should put Facebook's overall value at about $6.5 billion.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 5:01 PM | Tags (6) | facebook | financial | firm | investment | stake | stock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Algorithm changes to Facebook's friend suggestions leave some inappropriate results.Algorithm changes to Facebook's friend suggestions leave some inappropriate results.

Now, instead of just those inappropriate ads offering to help you with that “muffin top”  or “Christian Singles” for your agnostic self, you’re also getting friend suggestions from someone’s long forgotten e-mail contacts — whether you’re still friends with that person or not.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:41 PM | Tags (5) | algorithm | facebook | internet | social | suggestions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 268 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Study shows that Twitter and Facebook adoption amongst top CEOs not quite there yet.Study shows that Twitter and Facebook adoption amongst top CEOs not quite there yet.

The study found that only two CEOs from Fortune magazine's list of the top 100 companieshave Twitter accounts, and only 19 have a Facebook page. And none of the 100 CEOs was found to have a personal external blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:22 AM | Tags (4) | twitter | facebook | ceo | adoption |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Want to know what the most common names on Facebook currently are?Want to know what the most common names on Facebook currently are?

Not very surprising.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:32 AM | Tags (4) | common | facebook | names | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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