Facebook Wachstum sinkt? Facebook Foursquare Gerüchte, Digital Natives und Privatssphäre, uvm. (Kurzmitteilungen 31)

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The Media Attacks On Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Are Getting Out Of Hand

Friday is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s 26th birthday. My guess is he won’t be enjoying it as much as he should, given that the top tech story of the day is a look at a private instant message exchange he supposedly had six or seven years ago at Harvard. The messages show a callous disregard for personal information added by early Facebook users. Given that Facebook is in one of its regularly scheduled privacy scuffles right now, the connection is just too juicy. The press has gone wild. (Weiterlesen auf TechCrunch.com)

Is Facebook’s Growth Suddenly Down 25%-50%?

Are a significant number of people canceling their Facebook accounts because of privacy concerns?

The easy answer would be for Facebook to publish cancellation stats. I asked; they declined and gave me growth figures instead.

Those growth figures suggest that yes, the privacy issues might be hurting. (Weiterlesen auf Businessinsider.com)

Facebook’s Gone Rogue; It’s Time for an Open Alternative

Facebook has gone rogue, drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams of world domination. It’s time the rest of the web ecosystem recognizes this and works to replace it with something open and distributed.

Facebook used to be a place to share photos and thoughts with friends and family and maybe play a few stupid games that let you pretend you were a mafia don or a homesteader. It became a very useful way to connect with your friends, long-lost friends and family members. Even if you didn’t really want to keep up with them. (Weiterlesen auf Wired.com)

Stowe Boyd: „Viele Menschen verlassen Facebook“

Stowe Boyd gehört zu den Vordenkern im Web 2.0. Der studierte Informatiker sieht im Internet einen fundamentalen Wandel zum sozialen Netz, der aber erst in den Anfängen steckt. Facebook sieht er aber nicht als Motor zum sozialen Netz, sondern nur als vorübergehende Phase. Boyd glaubt, dass sich Facebook von den Protesten nach den Änderungen der Privatsphäre möglicherweise nicht mehr erholen könne. (Weitlesen auf Faz.net)

As Facebook Prepares To Launch “Places,” Foursquare Improves “Places” — Coincidence?

As we reported over the weekend, Facebook is gearing up to launch a new “Places” tab on (at least) the mobile version of its site. This new area is likely to contain a list of venues close to your current location that you can check-in to. Yes, it’s basically what you do on Foursquare (and several other location-based services). That’s why Foursquare’s announcement today that they’ve made their own “Places” area “smarter” shouldn’t come as a big surprise. (Weiterlesen auf TechCrunch.com)

Tell-All Generation Learns to Keep Things Offline

Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club. Recently, though, she has had second thoughts.
Concerned about her career prospects, she asked a friend to take down a photograph of her drinking and wearing a tight dress. When the woman overseeing her internship asked to join her Facebook circle, Ms. Liu agreed, but limited access to her Facebook page. “I want people to take me seriously,” she said. (Weiterlesen auf Nytimes.com)

Facebook Users Will Choose To Share, So Let Them

Over the past couple weeks Facebook, and the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, have come under fire for aggressive changes that essentially force users to share more information. It’s a position which was backed by a logical and justifiable explanation, however the execution was not as transparent. If the company wants users to be more transparent, they should be equally transparent with their intentions.
Users Want To Share, Not Be Tracked (Weiterlesen auf AllFacebook.com)

Facebook May Be Integrated Into The New iPhone

The highly buzzed (and highly leaked) iPhone that is expected to be released next month may have Facebook integrated into the operating system according to Dan Frommer of BusinessInsider. There are a number of potential Facebook features including contact syncing and further integration into the developer SDK. (Weiterlesen auf AllFacebook.com)

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