During a phone call this week, Lars Backstrom, Engineering Manager for News Feed Ranking at Facebook, estimated that there are as many as “100,000 individual weights in the model that produces News Feed.” The three original EdgeRank elements — Affinity, Weight and Time Decay — are still factors in News Feed ranking, but “other things are equally important,” he says.– EdgeRank Is Dead: Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Now Has Close To 100K Weight Factors
Pixar’s Matt Jones envisions new emoticons for Facebook
The “Mad Men” days, where brands will have an ad agency in charge of coming up with ad creatives, (have passed). It’s almost like the content part of the brand is actually separate at ad agency. But what social is — word of mouth really — it’s finding your organic content that works and simply amplifying it so there’s actually less of a need to come up with this witty, creative ad, it’s more about which of your organic content is already growing and just amplifying this message. I think this is the main difference between social ads and display ads or TV ads as we know it.–
Flickr now has more and better filters than Instagram. There’s the ability to like your friends’ photos just as you can on Instagram. It’s got geotagging (which, up until a new photo taking button, was the only product innovation Instagram had provided since launching the product 2 years ago). It has the ability to push the photo updates out to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter (Instagam no longer plays nice with Twitter).
All these updates would be enough to make Flickr’s mobile app better than Instagram’s. However, they still have the ability to push the photos out to groups of all kinds (always a Flickr strength), photo stats (how many times has your photo been viewed? and on which camera was it taken?), and storage. That last one is big. Because it actually allows Flickr to generate revenue, something which Instagram has yet to do since its inception. I’ve been a pro subscriber for years now and I’ll keep re-upping. All my public and private photos are there.
It’s like I can’t keep track of who’s David and who’s Goliath anymore, and that’s fascinating.
With little control over the way our customers experience our brand on sites like Facebook, differentiating ourselves becomes problematic. That’s the problem with social media that we don’t own – its value is constantly at risk.– Why Facebook Can’t Be The Center Of Your Social Strategy - Forbes
Silly but amusing:
Could you imagine every single person in your town having their own newspaper? That would have been a lot of dead trees. But there you have it, Abraham Lincoln out-Zucked Mark Zuckerberg…167 years ago. (via Abraham Lincoln Filed a Patent For Facebook First)
– Technology News: Social Networking: Pew Study Finds Facebook Power Concentrated in Relatively Few Friends
This study is an example of the Pareto Principle — or 80-20 Rule — at work, with 20 percent of Facebook users generating 80 percent of the content.
"There is nothing wrong with that, but that usually applies to one-to-one or didactic relationships," Ladik told TechNewsWorld. "Social network relationships are different."
For example, say a person has 10 friends, and each of them also has 10 friends. “If everyone sends out five messages, they will receive 100 messages — so, of course, a user will get more than he or she gives,” said Ladik. “It is simply the mathematics of a network.”
It seems to be the moment when Zuckerberg decides not to work for somebody else, and to strike out on his own to build what would become Facebook.– EXCLUSIVE: The IM Conversation In Which 19-Year-Old Zuckerberg Decided To Build Facebook, This Year’s $100 Billion IPO
"Google and Facebook would have you believe that you’re a mirror," he said, "but in fact, we’re more like diamonds." - multi-faceted.– 4chan’s Chris Poole: Facebook & Google Are Doing It Wrong
your ex looks adorable, and has a new girlfriend
someone tries and starts a poke war
reading some ones fight
1 new message from your crush
somebody posts something rude aimed you
mohammed akajamalarmaladee adds you…
looking through some skanks thousands of selfies
reading some bitches song lyric status
people post ”gettinggg drunkk”
groups filling up my newsfeed
move onto TUMBLR