Firefox doesn't keep track of the number of users it has but Asa Dotzler, Mozilla's director of community development, said today that the company estimates that there are 270 million people using the browser. That's 35% more users than Facebook has signed up for accounts (200 million), and almost triple the number of people Facebook says log in to the social network every day (100 million). Why compare user numbers between a browser and a social network? Because there's every reason to believe that the two technologies are converging in the near term future. Here's why we believe that Firefox should be Facebook's biggest competition. These numbers from Firefox are pretty conservative.
Content Strategy : The estimated time to read this article is 8 minutes Don’t get me wrong, I am excited to see organisations embracing the idea of community.
During the campaign season, President Obama amassed a huge network of nearly 6 million Facebook fans of his public profile page to organize supporters and raise money. Recently, however, the President has refashioned his Facebook presence to highlight his efforts to govern and drive policy changes in Washington with the launch of the White House public profile .
BeamME , the iPhone/iPod Touch application that lets you send contact information wirelessly to any other phone or email address has now integrated with Twitter, allowing you to beam your contact info by entering in anyone's Twitter profile information. At the same time, rmbrME , the company behind the beamME applications, has also just introduced another app to their suite, this one is called beamME Pitch . With the new app, you can now send documents from phone to phone, phone to email, phone to SMS, or even phone to Twitter. beamME Adds Twitter BeamMe's Twitter integration lets you beam information from your iPhone or iPod Touch directly to Twitter userIDs (@username).
Twitter acquisition drama continues, first it was Google and now, according to TechCrunch and Valleywag sources, Apple (?!). The plan is apparently to announce the acquisition at this years WWDC in San Jose. The reason behind most peoples doubts is that its difficult to see how and where Twitter fits into the overall Apple setup and culture.
The rapid development of an online market for luxury goods continues, according to the Luxury Institute , which reports that online apparel and accessories sales jumped 41 percent in 2005, while sales of jewelry and watches surged 31 percent. On average, wealthy Americans use the internet seven days a week for an average of 3.2 hours per day; those under 50 and worth more than $5 million are heavier users. Some 51 percent of wealthy consumers tell the Luxury Institute that they use the web to research products and services, and 43 percent say they "occasionally" or "frequently" buy products and services online.
Omar Hamoui, founder and chief executive of AdMob , a San Mateo, Calif-based mobile advertising network, is in a unique position: With nearly 20 percent of his 2 billion monthly ad impressions coming by way of the iPhone and iPod touch, he can offer deep insights into the devices’ application ecosystems.
Social network hi5 is launching an instant messaging service, hi5 IM, adding real-time interaction for users. hi5 IM, which is similar to Facebook Chat, Facebook’s instant messaging feature, shows users which friends within their network are online and runs directly in any hi5 user’s browser. In addition to one-on-one chat, users can change their status, write updates, post profile comments, and share photos through hi5 IM. It appears that the social network is looking to amp its “entertainment features” to gain more users and is also focusing on engaging users though casual gaming and micro-payments. Hi5 also recently partnered with Paymo to power mobile payments for virtual goods. The social network is hoping that real-time chat will compliment casual games, and interaction with other content on the social network. hi5 IM also enables users to share and express their emotions through animated hi5 “star” emoticons.
Browse > Home / Web Stuff / 5 Free Web Services to give your Photo that Crazy Touch Some of the most awesome websites let you add funny effects to your photos with a just a few clicks of your mouse button. All 5 services listed here are online and are totally free of charge. You don’t even have to sign up or register in order to add effects to your image.
Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter ExoMars Rover. Credit: ESA Click for larger version Making good on its promise to work together with other space agencies, NASA has selected two science instruments that will fly on board European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft, one heading to Mars on the ExoMars rover, the other to Mercury with the BepiColombo orbiter.
Social networking increases in importance when you consider the TNS report on who people trust on the internet. In a global sense 42% said that they trusted word-of-mouth recommendations which is now similar to the more traditional TV news (41%), online news (40%) and newspapers (39%). When you look at the split between the US and Western Europe You can see the overall importance of friends and getting a recommendation from friends rather than through traditional advertising.
There's been plenty of talk about how Facebook has been trying to morph more into being like Twitter, to avoid being "last year's model" when it comes to the "social networking hype focus." Last week, the company got some news for supposedly "opening up" newsfeeds for outside developers to build into their apps, with many people saying that this is how the site becomes more "Twitter-like." The NY Times had a big writeup over the weekend, talking about what a crazy idea it is that Facebook would just let anyone come in and "take" its content and put into other apps -- even though, there are tons of services that do exactly that and have found it to be quite useful.
May 5, 2009 — In the digital world, it’s easier to tell a lie and get away with it.
Since introducing the new home page , we've been working to make it easier for you to stay updated with your friends and connections.