Here is an odd one. Facebook filed a complaint with U.K. Internet authority Nominet over thefacebook.co.uk. The registrant Steven Cameron said he did not register the domain name or have anything to do with it. According to an article on Bognor.co.uk, Mr. Cameron did offer to give Facebook the domain but Facebook refused it, opting […]
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Denise Michel who was formerly with ICANN as VP of Strategic Initiatives and Advisor to the President, has been hired by Facebook to work on Facebook’s new “Domain Name System Strategy and Management Team” which she says “will help improve the global framework for domain names, IP addresses, numbers and related elements.” Denise “will be […]
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Stop Procrastinating published the results of a survey of 2,000 people that use Facebook Regularly and it contains some pretty interesting results: 56% described their Facebook use as compulsive and of these, 68% were worried by their inability to control their use of Facebook. Examples include: Leaving a restaurant meal with friends or their partner […]
Facebook has now surpassed Google when it comes to referrer traffic, a recent report from Parse.ly revealed data showing that Facebook has become number one when it comes to referring traffic to websites. I can say that does not hold true for TheDomains.com, this relates more to the largest online publishers. SocialMediaTimes.com reports: Until recently […]
Twitter and Facebook are becoming go to sources for news An article published today on Marketing Land looked at a recent survey that showed Facebook and Twitter gaining credibility when it comes to getting news. I would say the one cautionary note about all this is the millions of spoof accounts out there, or sites […]
Facebook opposes trademark of start up Designbook WPTZ is reporting that Facebook wants to block the trademark of Vermont based Designbook, Facebook seems to think they are the only one’s entitled to use the word book. From the article: Designbook is a nearly year-old online community that connects startup businesses with investors and collaborators. In […]
Facebook Inc. has acquired the single letter domain name i.org for an undisclosed amount. It is unknown at this time if this domain name will be used with the Internet.org domain also owned by Facebook.
Venture Beat post an article that Facebook will be removing inactive accounts from a Facebook pages’ like stats and that page owners will see a dip in the number of likes on their page. From the article: In a blog post this morning, Facebook said, “To make audience data even more meaningful for businesses, we’re […]
Facebook is now going to reveal relevance scores to marketers in the hopes it will improve ad quality. Google has been using a quality score for years. They explain it like this: The 1-10 Quality Score reported for each keyword in your account is an estimate of the quality of your ads and landing pages […]
Rediff.com published an article on using Facebook as a way to transfer money, kind of the way we currently use Paypal. The service is currently being provided by two Indian banks, Kotak Mahindra and ICICI. The article makes clear this is for tech savvy participants and is secure as using an ATM. Transfer is instant […]