Posts Tagged: facebook

Media Monday Edmonton: Facebook Statistics

It has been a year and eight months since I last looked at the local media’s Facebook statistics, so I figured it was time for an update! According to Facebook Ads, there are 580,000 people registered on Facebook who live in Edmonton, just 20,000 of whom are under the age of 18 (about 62% are… Reads more »

2012 Alberta Election: Social Media Highlights

I don’t think there’s any doubt that social media played a significant role in this year’s provincial election. From witty tweets to conversation-shifting blog posts and everything in between, there’s no shortage of social media highlights to look back on. In an effort to capture how social media impacted the election, I have been tracking… Reads more »

Media Monday Edmonton: Getting social on Facebook

For some reason I was curious about local media and Facebook recently, so that’s what I looked at this week. If you’re looking for a good rundown of recent news, check out Karen’s latest Edmonton New Media Roundup. Here’s a quick comparison of Edmonton media organizations on Facebook (as of October 17, 2011): ORGANIZATION MEDIUM… Reads more »

Notes for 5/24/2010

Hope you had a nice long weekend! Here are my weekly notes: Did you play Pac-Man on Google on Friday? Software-usage-tracking-tool RescueTime crunched the numbers and guesstimates that the first-ever interactive “doodle” consumed 4,819,352 hours of time. This is a pretty interesting design idea: using LED lights to create fake sunlight reflections on interior walls…. Reads more »

Facebook has acquired FriendFeed

Today Facebook announced it had acquired FriendFeed. This is exciting, interesting news for a number of reasons. First, I think FriendFeed is a fantastic platform. Facebook is about to get a whole lot better thanks to the engineers behind FriendFeed (this is very much a talent acquisition). Second, I think this will cause Twitter, Google,… Reads more »

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) and Social Media

Can an antiquated organization use social media to become relevant to younger generations? The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) may soon give us an answer. They’ve started to create a presence on Twitter and Facebook, and promise that more is on the way. First of all, what is a community league? From Wikipedia: A… Reads more »

Facebook Connect gaining momentum

I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a big fan of Facebook Connect. It’s easy for end users to understand and use, and relatively straightforward for developers to implement also. I’ve been working on adding Connect support to ShareEdmonton, and haven’t run into any major roadblocks yet. Recently, I started looking for information about other… Reads more »

Can Facebook become the new default?

I find Facebook incredibly useful, if not particularly exciting. My usage reflects that – I like to add people on Facebook in order to maintain connections, and I like to keep my profile looking fresh, but I rarely surf Facebook like I used to. Yet there’s no escaping Facebook. The numbers tell the story. Check… Reads more »

Facebook’s virtual gifts – money well spent?

In a post at VentureBeat yesterday, Eric Eldon shared some estimates that suggest Facebook’s revenue from virtual gifts this year will be in the range of $28 million to $43 million. That’s a serious amount of coin for nothing more than an image on a web page. Gifts are priced at $1 each, and the… Reads more »