December 28, 2012 |
A new study reveals that social-network conversations about a television show can increase viewership. "How Chatter Matters in TV Viewing," Nielsen research conducted for the cable industry association CTAM, shows a powerful connection between Facebook posts and TV viewing. About 49% of women surveyed (and 43% of men) said they began watching a show because their Facebook friends were taking about it on the social network. Twitter conversations prompted more men (16%) to start tuning in than women (14%)
June 19, 2013 |
Need to buy a friend a birthday gift soon? Amazon.com doesn't want you to go at it alone. The online retailer released a new feature this week that allows a group of Facebook friends to collectively buy an Amazon.com gift card. Once logged in, Amazon users are prompted to link their account to their Facebook profile. That pulls up a page that lists all of an individual's friends, sorted by the days left until their birthday. The user picks a friend and can seed the gift card with $1, $5, $10 or $25. Then, the user chooses his or her Facebook friends, inviting them to contribute.
December 24, 2010 |
With the rise of the Internet, people began looking for love on websites such as Match.com and EHarmony.com. With the growing popularity of social networks, they're turning to services like AreYouInterested.com. The dating application, available on Facebook and Apple Inc.'s iPhone, lets users see beyond the personal details of potential mates to their social circles, including friends and family. AreYouInterested.com is adding more than 50,000 users a day, according to parent company Snap Interactive Inc. Match.
November 18, 2012 |
This website is a handy tool you can use to build your bucket list from travel photos shared by your Facebook friends, as well as a visual portal into your friends' vacations. Name: Traverie.com What it does: Imports travel photos posted by your Facebook friends and organizes them by city and country. You can keep track of where they have been and where you hope to go. What's hot: The "Dream" mode is the most inspirational. Traverie rolls out a location across your screen with a collage of travel photos taken by your Facebook friends.
May 8, 2012 |
Researchers at Harvard have gotten to the bottom of why so many of us are compelled to share our every thought, movement, like and want through mediums like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Pinterest. In a series of experiments, the researchers found that the act of disclosing information about oneself activates the same sensation of pleasure in the brain that we get from eating food, getting money or having sex. It's all a matter of degrees of course, (talking about yourself isn't quite as pleasurable as sex for most of us)
April 6, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - All eyes are on Facebook Inc., which is on the verge of a $100-billion initial public stock offering. But the people to watch are an elite group of former company insiders. Already loaded, or soon to be, thanks to the looming Wall Street payday, these Facebook pals are furiously building the next generation of Silicon Valley companies. And they're doing it together. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, the world's youngest billionaire at 27, has teamed with Facebook alumnus Justin Rosenstein on Asana, which makes online software that helps people work together more effectively.