Facebook’s approach to advertising is one of those topics that has its fans (the marketers) and its foes (the average user). With the desire to make money in order to facilitate the service, advertising is a key revenue stream for Facebook. However, yesterday (probably not for the first time), advertising took up 100% of my Facebook screen space. The problem with this is that as advertising space goes up, my willingness to engage with the site goes down. There should never be a situation where 100% of the screen holds meaningless content.
Category: Social Networks
Session presented at the University of York Learning and Teaching Conference, 8 May 2013. See: Conference website. Matt Cornock, Simon Davis, Heather Stout, Lidiya Cherneva, Megan O’Kane. Overview This workshop presents the Social Media...
This Prezi presentation formed part of my workshop on Controlling Your Online Identity. It complements my Guide on Facebook Privacy. If the presentation does not appear below, view on Prezi.com. There is a little scaremongering in this guide! Deliberately, I might add, to provoke your thoughts and the overall privacy debate.
A short post about the value of mulitple communication channels. Normally, duplication of information is a bad thing and poor use of multiple communication channels sometimes does that. If you have well defined audiences for each channel however, that’s not a problem. But, this post isn’t about that, it’s about how useful they are when things go wrong!
This post is about some very public privacy loopholes on Facebook, the knock-on effect for people searching on Google, and the question over accepted norms. There’s a rant, a helpful tip, and then I go all philosophical on you.
One of our lecturers is trialling the use of Facebook with our undergraduates this year. The rationale is to provide a space where student from other institutions can interact, something that cannot be achieved with our VLE due to the locked-down nature of it. In preparation for this, we wanted to ensure that students were prepared and aware of how to restrict information that is on their Facebook profile. Hence, a 10 minute video guide pointing out the locations of Facebook privacy settings.
This series of posts will preview Google+ (Google Plus) and compare it to Facebook as a social networking platform. It primarily focuses on the differences in interface and functionality, but touches upon the user-aspect of whether Google+ will be adopted by the masses. Part 1 looks at what makes a social network. Part 2 will look at the idea of ‘circles’, with Part 3 on other functional improvements.
This is the final part of a three-part series on Google+. The first part covered what makes a social network, the second looked at how Google+ Circles offer a user-friendly contact management systems, and this third part will highlight some of the other features and deliberate addressing of flaws with Facebook.
In this second post of three covering Google+ (Google Plus), I’ll be looking at the way Google’s use of the ‘circle of friends’ metaphor is more appropriate than existing contact management options in other social networking sites. See previous post for an overview of what makes a social network and how Google+ fits into that concept.
Something of a premonition occurred the weekend just gone. I was flicking through my Google Mail (or GMail now in the UK since the bought the rights off the previous small-time UK mail host using that brand), pondering the existence of Google Wave.