Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

YouTube Gains on Facebook in the U.K.

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YouTube has been the fastest growing social service in the U.K. for five consecutive months, according to data from Hitwise, while traffic to Facebook appears to be subsiding.

The online measurement company said visits to Google-owned YouTube grew by 5.45 percentage points in July of this year, compared with the same month in 2010. Visits to Facebook, meanwhile, dipped by 4.46 percentage points during the same period.

Overall, Facebook continues to dominate the social networking space in terms of visits, though, accounting for a 50.14 percent share in July, followed by YouTube with a 22.54 percent share. Twitter accounted for a relatively small 3.49 percent of visits in Hitwise’s social networking category, meanwhile.

Youtube Vs. Facebook UK

Facebook New Features: Video Calling, Group Chat & Chat Redesign

Facebook has launched in last November the new messages feature, it’s an amazing feature that combines chats, texts, messages & emails in one place.

Yesterday Facebook has announced new interesting features, video calling, group chat & redesigned chat and this comes after Google biggest announcement the Google+ hangouts that includes all users. Facebook video calls & group chat are not available yet on mobiles.

Facebook Video Calling/Chatting

Facebook One to One Video Calling

Facebook One to One Video Calling

 

Facebook’s biggest announcement yesterday was the partnership with Skype which you can make video calls with your friends through your Facebook account. CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook has 750 million, which Facebook has brought video calling to all its 750 million users.

Its actually an interesting feature to users to make one to one video calls. Video calling will be available to all users in the coming weeks or you can  install Facebook video calling plugin. Yet there is no announcements about group video calls.

How to make video calls on Facebook?

  • Either by calling your friends using the video icon in the chat box
Facebook Video Calling - Chat Box Call Icon

Facebook Video Calling - Chat Box Call Icon

  • Or directly through your friend’s profile page
Facebook Video Calling - Friend's Profile Call Icon

Facebook Video Calling - Friend's Profile Call Icon

As well Facebook users can accept or reject any video call request.

Reject or Accept Facebook Video Calls

Reject or Accept Facebook Video Calls

 

Facebook Group Chat

Facebook has launched group chat which is one of the most requested features in Facebook. You can make multi-person chat. Simply add your friends to chat.

“Now when your friends can’t figure out what movie to see, you can just add them to a chat and decide together” Facebook video chat engineer Phillip Su says of the new feature.

Facebook group chat functionality is similar to Google+ huddles which is a group based mobile feature available between Google+ members.

Facebook Group Chat Feature

Facebook Group Chat Feature

 

Facebook Chat Redesign

Is a new chat design that includes a sidebar that shows the list of people you message most. The side bar adjusted with the size of the browser window & it appears when the window is wide enough.

Facebook Chat Redesign Sidebar

Facebook Chat Redesign Sidebar

 

Check Facebook blog for the official announcements about the new features.

 

 

 

 

CIA: “Facebook Is Truly A Dream Come True”

Posted by: Hatem Jarad

The onion news network published a report talking about CIA invention of Facebook program as it dramatically cuts the agency’s cost and calls Facebook “Reason we invented the internet”.

This is part of the Deputy CIA Director, Christopher Sarinsky speech about Facebook:

“After years of secretly monitoring the public, we were astounded so many people would willingly publicize where they live, their religious and political views, an alphabetized list of all their friends, personal emails addresses, phone numbers, hundreds of photos of themselves, and even status updates about what they were doing moment to moment. It is truly a dream come true for the CIA.”

It’s true about how people socialize and share their daily personal data. CIA uses this advantage plus the applications on Facebook and the features it provides such as “suggested friends” that allows the agency to goes deeper into your network and that they considered it as “It is truly a dream come true for the CIA”.

As you should know that “Mark Zuckerberg” codenamed by the CIA as ”The Overlord” as an agent!!

True as CIA invention of  their program “Facebook” and “Mark Zuckerberg” saved the government millions of dollars as the program dramatically cuts agency’s cost dropping other programs like Twitter.

Google still dominates advertising but Facebook is on the rise

Google still dominates advertising but Facebook is on the rise

by Ciara Byrne

Google has been criticized lately for a decline in the quality of its search results, but that hasn’t stopped it from continuing to dominate the market in search advertising with 83 percent market share, according to a new research report from IHS Screen Digest. Its only real rival is likely to come from social media.

The report estimates Google’s market share of search advertising at 83 percent in 2010, up from 81 percent in 2009. According to the report, Google’s full-year search advertising revenue in 2010 amounted to $25.4 billion, an increase of 20.2 percent from $21.1 billion in 2009. Google’s official earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2010 will be announced tomorrow.

Google’s revenue growth was even stronger in display and mobile advertising. Display revenue increased by an estimated 61 percent during 2010, boosted by the success of Google’s subsidiaries YouTube and DoubleClick. On the mobile ad side, Google benefited from the increasing popularity of the Android operating system and the AdMob acquisition.

In 2010, Google faced the first major challenge to its search business in many years with the launch of Microsoft’s Bing. However, Google has so far lost little or no ground. Bing grew mostly at the expense of its partner Yahoo.

The report predicts that the only real threat to Google is social media, rather than competing search engines. Facebook’s global advertising revenues were estimated at $1.2 billion for the first nine months of 2010. By providing a similar scale, low cost and more focused targeting to advertisers, social advertising could become a viable alternative to both search engine and display advertising. Bing already has a partnership with Facebook where Bing highlights search results endorsed by your Facebook friends and multiple startups are also working on social search.

While Google remains the undisputed leader in most major markets, there are some notable exceptions including South Korea, Russia and, most importantly, China. In these markets, the dominant search engines belong to local operators, NHN, Yandex and Baidu respectively. After its dispute with the Chinese government in the first half of the year, Google lost significant market share to Baidu in 2010, but it finally decided to remain in a search market that is already worth $1.6 billion and growing at an impressive 60 percent in 2010.

IHS Screen Digest expects Google’s total revenues to have reached $28.9 billion in 2010, a rise of 22.5 percent from 2009.

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