Like it or not, Facebook is about to make its new profile format – Timeline – compulsory. Over the next few weeks, every Facebook account will be updated with the new-look profile, presenting a scrapbook of all of your past status updates and photographs.
The latest upgrade to Facebook has security experts warning people to clean up their online history or risk having embarrassing photos, comments and status updates resurface. Facebook will not say exactly when, but sometime in the next month all user profile pages will transition to the new Timeline setting.
The changes mean that every post, photo and action in a Facebook user’s history will be available for friends to easily view in reverse chronological order. Facebook users have had the option to use Timeline since last year.
The problem with Facebook is it keeps changing its default settings, you might not care about the change right now, in 20 years when you’re standing for political office? Clearly social media sites like Facebook have granted us a much more transparent society. Graham Cluley, a social media security commentator says “Facebook is encouraging users to enter even more personal details about themselves and their life experiences, and making it simpler for others to view the information.” Read the full article »»»»
Digital marketing agency Zeta Interactive, has released its annual rankings of social networks. They are categorized by “buzz” a ranking calculated by volume and tone – percentage positive ranking – of all the sites. This year, Twitter topped the list followed by LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.
Google+ did not make the top 10, partially due to its June launch – data starting from January 2011 was used to calculate the scores.
Minna Rhee, CEO of Zeta Interactive, declared 2011 “The Year of Twitter” and told Mashable, “For culture, breaking news and celebrities it is the social network.” Indeed, among the social networks, Twitter is the go-to for breaking news, and also has generated a lot of hype for its role in protests around the world. Combined with the sheer amount of mentions it gets from other websites, it jumped up two places from last year’s rankings. Facebook, which is much larger in terms of number of users, had the most negative buzz among the top 10 (although their negative buzz decreased compared to last year) Read the full article »»»»
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Every Friday Ben LaMothe from Media Bistro’s 10,000 Words, posts links to a few of the blog posts he’s read through the week, and scribes a weekly roundup of social media. Included in LaMothe’s rounup this week is a discussion about the use of ‘voting’ contests used by brands on Facebook; how to build thriving online communities; what happens when the corporate social media strategist goes away; how to build strong bonds with online community members; and why community mangers are Human Experience (HX) professionals.
This Weeks Roundup:
Facebook Contests, Fan Acquisition and Business Value
Community Management Specialist, Tatenda Mutsekwa, Speaks
When The Corporate Social Media Strategist Goes Away
A Brief Guide To Building Strong Relationships With Key Community Members
Community Managers are Human Experience Professionals