According to a confidential e-mail sent to ad agencies today, the social media site will change the “Become A Fan” button to read “Like” within the next few weeks. why does this matter? It marks another step in facebook’s transformation from a purely social entity to one with more commercial appeal.
shared space, in the form of co-working and cohousing, is going mainstream. the trend is helped by the lure of greater efficiency and lower costs. but is a better bottom line the biggest benefit? turns out the value’s in the people as much as the pursestrings.
a post in which I stop and smell roses. you know that three second rule about how much time a website has to grab the visitor’s attention? with google reader, divide that by a hundred. sometimes I’m so “focused” I don’t even read all the words in the headline. but at what aesthetic cost?
call me fickle, but my search for the app grail has unearth twicca, a twitter client for android that makes me want to take it home to meet mom. if mom was a twitter user. which she’s not.
you can tweak your linkedin profile to let other users know you viewed their profile. here is why it’s smart. and how to do it.
facebook used to allow users to change the opening screen from the default “all friends” to a subset created as a friend list. that ability got lost in one of the remodelings the service did recently, and the new navigation makes it a pain to access your friend lists. there is still a way to open facebook to a friend list you choose. here’s how to do it in the chrome browser; I will update later today when I figure out how to do it on firefox.
don’t accept linkedin defaults for your website links. customize your links to make your profile more user-friendly and searchable!
never heard of rapportive? well, they’ve heard of you, and they’re sharing that info with all your gmail contacts. a “social crm” plugin for gmail provides a 360 view of people with whom you correspond. but is the full monty treatment appropriate for all your contacts? and what are people seeing about you?
some more good news for privacy-loving facebook users. facebook announced new privacy controls for content shared through applications.