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Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work?

Dan Pontefract

Somehow, the chatter gravitated to Facebook. But I continued, “If Facebook is a time waster, what about lunch breaks or your fitness room?”

After Facebook fails

Doc Searls

Making the rounds is The Facebook Fallacy , a killer essay by Michael Wolff in MIT Technology Review. When I first wrote that, I said 2012.

Is Facebook a Narcissistic Walled Garden?

Dan Pontefract

left Facebook. ” No, I simply stopped using Facebook and I didn’t make a big deal about it. Ok, that’s for another day.

LinkedIn is not Facebook so Please Think Twice About Your Updates

Dan Pontefract

To those that are beginning to utilize LinkedIn like Facebook, my apologies in advance, but I’ve been removing you from my network list.

The Facebook Research

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Facebook experiments are actually very clever. Facebook has been tinkering with this content stream since day one. Facebook is an advertising company, and therefore the product it sells is the induction of beliefs in the users. But Facebook is not doing it in secret; it''s all over ther news. Intuiitively, it should.

Facebook's IPO: The social business implications

Dion Hinchcliffe

With Facebook preparing for its IPO this week, some major changes are coming for the company. This same changes create competitive opportunities and all new challenges for the company. Here’s how going public will affect the social media industry

Facebook Launches Donate Now Button for Nonprofits: Field of Dreams?

Beth Kanter

When Facebook rolled out the donate button feature in 2013 for a small group of partners, the results were mixed. Fundraising

Discussion: Social networks, Google+, Facebook, fragmentation, and interoperability

Ross Dawson

The video below shows an interview of me on ABC TV that was made over a month ago, though it aired just last week.

Facebook vs your IT department

Euen Semple

Walter Adamson posted a really interesting article about the scale of Facebook and the way it is able to support terrifyingly large amounts of information, constant high levels of activity, and global reach to 1,000,000,000 people with almost 100% uptime on comparatively modest resources.

The fabulous case study of Queensland Police on Facebook

Ross Dawson

We have just heard about how Queensland Police used Facebook and Twitter for disaster communication during the extensive flooding in January. In the first 6 months of establishing their Facebook page they gained 8,000 likes, just by sharing interesting information online. Statistics for Queensland Police Facebook page. advocate.

Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth Kanter

Are you ready for possible new changes to Facebook Brand pages? Source: Mari Smith. Here they are: 1. link]. Tips Tools and Tactics

Where news website traffic comes from: Google vs Facebook

Ross Dawson

Among the interesting insights was data on how news website traffic comes from Google and Facebook, shown below.

Violate copyright? No Facebook for you!

David Weinberger

According to TorrentFreak , a leaked AT&T training doc indicates that starting on Nov. ” No, there’s nothing even remotely Soviet about continuous surveillance that judges you via a bureaucracy without appeal, and punishes you by blocking access to information until you come back from re-education camp.

Two Opportunities for Nonprofits to Power their #GivingTuesday Campaigns — Facebook Ad Credits & #MyGivingStory

Beth Kanter

With support from Facebook, ActionSprout is helping nonprofits try out and use Facebook ads for free this holiday giving season.

40% of the search traffic to is because of the term ‘facebook’

Dan Pontefract

First of all, I suppose I should thank Mark Zuckerberg for coming up with the term ‘ facebook ‘ Wow. Unfriended You On Facebook.

How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It

Beth Kanter

Commenting on the posts in other aligned partner’s Facebook pages. Building Your Subscribers for Your Facebook Individual Profile.

What Does Facebook’s New Timeline Apps Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth Kanter

” You can read more about how it works from the Facebook developer notes. with their Facebook friends. Fundraising Networks

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? Click on the image below to view the segment.

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

haven’t seen a campaign this swift on Facebook before & thought it might be a good model for some nonprofits to follow.”

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. What is Facebook? Classmates nearby nod in agreement. More on this below.

Six Things Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook Ads

Beth Kanter

Note From Beth: Here’s some quick tips on using Facebook Ads. Ads appear on the right hand side of the Facebook newsfeed. 002 CPI.

Scenarios for the downfall of Facebook and a new landscape for social networks

Ross Dawson

In question time after my keynote I was asked whether Facebook will still be the dominant social network in 5 years. However given the current market landscape and trends over the last couple of years, the most likely outcome is that Facebook will still dominate. There is a viable alternative. How do you see this playing out?

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth Kanter

Over the years,  I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.

The many and varied risk factors in Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

To save you reading it all, here is a highly selective summary of just a few of the interesting risk factors Facebook points to in its IPO filing : If we fail to retain existing users or add new users, or if our users decrease their level of engagement with Facebook, our revenue, financial results, and business may be significantly harmed.

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth Kanter

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. Funny?

Facebook as a blogging platform

Euen Semple

As people have moved into places like Facebook and Twitter the energy has moved away from blogging to some extent. Less comments and less people using RSS to track conversations. I, like many bloggers, used to post links to my blog posts on Facebook or Google+. Blogging is still one of the most useful and fun things you can do.

Le futur de Facebook et le rôle de la France

Ross Dawson

Voici ma première vidéo en francais, qui est à propos du futur de Facebook. Facebook va changer ses stratégies.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

Beth Kanter

Here’s some tips on providing powerful content for your Facebook channel that you can improve with measurement. 1. Virility.

Forget Coffee Spoons: I Can Now Measure Out My Life With Facebook Status Updates

Beth Kanter

The average Facebook user has 150 friends, any of whom could be your next top supporter! Changed Environment:  Facebook Becomes The Internet.

Insights and perspectives on Facebook’s IPO

Ross Dawson

Last week I did an interview on radio 2SER on Facebook’s IPO and its future. Revenue is currently around 85% advertising, including a significant part internal promotion of Facebook pages, and also Facebook Credits. Facebook aspires to be at the center of our lives, including for shopping and financial services

Message It: How to Make the Most of Your New Facebook Page

Beth Kanter

Ash Shepherd wrote a guest post earlier this week that offered fabulous templates and steps for developing the graphic images for your Facebook Page.

Facebook provides more this-like-that instead of this-oh-that! (Or relevancy, interestingingness, and serendipity)

David Weinberger

Facebook has opted for relevancy. So, I understand how this new move makes for happier users and thus makes Facebook richer and safer.

Getting Insight from Facebook Insight Requires Sense Making Skills

Beth Kanter

[link]. Sense-making is an essential workplace skill along with several others. ”- Hal Varian, Google. What does that actually mean? ” 6.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth Kanter

” The Red Cross uses a ladder of engagement to move people beyond the likes on Facebook from awareness all the way to volunteering.

A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook

Beth Kanter

For several years now, nonprofits have been investing time, energy and money building Facebook pages and working to engage supporters on Facebook.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

What are some of the big objectives of Facebook as you work with causes and nonprofits? How long have you worked at Facebook?

Facebook Bullying: An Open Letter to Zuckerberg, Schrage & Goler

Dan Pontefract

But, alas, I’ve recently developed petulance for one of the world’s finest creations … Facebook. Bullying and Facebook. norms in a 2.0

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer

Beth Kanter

How To Create A Terrific Facebook Cover Image If  You Don’t Have Resources To Hire A Designer  by Guest Post Ash Shepherd. Debra Askanase.

When Is One Million Fans on Facebook Worth More Than A Million Bucks?

Beth Kanter

the Humane Society of United States reached 1 million fans on its Facebook Page. HSUS Director of Emerging Media Carie Lewis Celebrates.

Strategic Spontaneity: How the Humane Society Got 21,000 Shares of Campaign Message on Facebook In 48 Hours

Beth Kanter

Our Farm Animal Protection campaign posted the quote in the form of an image post on  their Facebook page (275k fans). What happened? fans).