How Mark Zuckerberg Turned Facebook Into the Web’s Hottest Platform
Detailed look at Mark Zuckerberg and how he led the Facebook revolution.
Facebook Opens Profiles To Tap Into Google Traffic, While Google Grabs Facebook’s News Feed Idea
A lot of people blogged about this today as a new idea. Danny Sullivan’s perspective is that these settings have been in place for some time and they are just being changed to a new default to “announce” them. He also walks through how some profiles are making it over the “Walled Garden” to Google.
Haven’t seen that happen with mine yet – guess I’ll see what happens in a month.
EDIT: I was wrong – my Facebook profile is showing up on page two of Google listings for my name (after one of my blogs, LinkedIn, Jaiku and Mashable)
Danny also talks about Google’s Orkut Social Network, which I haven’t looked at yet. Anyone? Bueller?
(Via Danny Sullivan on Facebook .)
Taste of Victory: Online Outcry Revives a Chocolate Bar – New York Times
Another example of the power of Facebook. Cadbury Schweppes (UK) has agreed to bring back it’s Wispa candy bar in October. 14,000 people (93 Groups) joined “Bring Back Wispa” Facebook groups and other online petitions.
The Next Email – Twitter – Jaiku – Pownce
Robert Scoble is the most prolific and influencial blogger in the Tech space today. From his time as the “Microsoft Blogger”, Robert has shared interviews on new tech advances, processes and people. He’s also a HUGE proponent of Facebook and uses it extensively as a means of communication – he posts videos (exclusive content), links, wall posts and comments each day.
I was on Twitter for a few months before I found Scoble through someone I was “following”. Through his Tweets (and blog, Facebook, etc.), I get an insight into Silicon Valley culture and personnel, that as a Silicon Alley girl, I would never have.
In this Fast Company article, Robert discusses the Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku microblogging services and their applications in business. I’m on all three and use them each differently – but Twitter has my heart.
Sharing with and messaging those non-Facebook (are there any left?) just got easier. Facebook now allows you to send messages to both your Facebook and Non-Facebook People(NFP) and save the NFP email addresses to your “friend selector”.
Of course, once these NFP get a taste of La Facebook, they will be sucked in like the rest of us. Part of the collective…
(Via Facebook | The Facebook Blog.)