Google plus and Facebook trends
This is by no way conclusive or 100% correct but on one of my sources that I personally believe to be unbiased (without putting any names – a company where you make online food orders), I found a ratio Google+ vs Facebook to be
approximately 200,000 likes to 10,000 likes, meaning and 22times higher preference for Facebook.
Posted by Roman Russo on November 30, 2013
According to Telegraph, during 2011, Facebook received a request from 24-year-old Austrian student, Max Schrems, asking what information company had on him. Result of this request was a 1222 page containing CD, which was still incomplete according to Max, as he filed a complaint on Facebook saying that company was withhold of information about him.
The information Facebook holds about its used contains peoples interests, like, music preferences (what they on their website), links users pressed, religious views, age, status’ information, and so on. This information company provides to advertisers without limitation, except disclosing the identity of specific users.
Still, this is enough to compose a very specific profiling and behavioral targeting for advertising.
This, however, may become an old story as of 2013, as European Union prepares to lunch new directive preventing targeted use of users information. This, of course, will affect negatively companies market value, which has already been suffering since Facebook’s IPO.
Posted by Roman Russo on January 20, 2013
Facebook became a new ground for a what seems to be a harmless hoax, with millions of people spreading the following message:
“In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above, my written consent is needed at all times! (Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws.) By the present communiqué, I notify Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).
Facebook is now an open capital entity. All members are recommended to publish a notice like this, or if you prefer, you may copy and paste this version. If you do not publish a statement at least once, you will be tacitly allowing the use of elements such as your photos as well as the information contained in your profile status updates…”
As I am not an expert I will direct you to a Forbes article where you can find more information (click here). This is just to show how few words affect our whole society.
Posted by Roman Russo on November 27, 2012