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The Value of a Facebook Fan to Consumer Brands Increased 28%
online.wsj.com
In addition to a 28% increase in value, Fan counts have doubled or even tripled since the first study so even a slight increase in the value of an average Fan is magnified. In 2010, these brand pages typically had a few million Fans each. Top brands in the 2013 study have well over 15 million Fans, [...]
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Facebook’s message charge shows how to make money out of desperate fans
www.guardian.co.uk
One of Facebook's strangest revenue-building schemes of recent times is its new decision to charge civilians to send messages to celebrities. Messaging Tom Daley, for instance, will cost nearly £11. Miranda Hart, meanwhile, is 71p. Facebook's aim, it selflessly claims, is to reduce the amount of [...]
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Twitter and Facebook ‘addicts’ suffer withdrawal symptoms
www.telegraph.co.uk
In a study by researchers at the University of Winchester, ten self-confessed Facebook “addicts” and ten prolific tweeters were asked to stop using their accounts for four weeks. Many quickly became isolated from friends and family and reported feeling "cut off from the world". One female partic [...]
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Which celebrities would you pay to contact on Facebook?
www.guardian.co.uk
While celebrities quiver at the thought that they might be in the bargain 71p category, the rest of us have to wonder whether we'll really be prepared to pay to contact them. Facebook has started a trial among 10% of its UK users, charging them to send "priority" messages to people outside their fri [...]
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How to Turn Your Handset Into a Facebook Phone
allthingsd.com
Facebook unveiled “Home” this morning, the company’s modified version of the Android software able to be installed on Android devices. How to get it? On April 12, head on over to Google’s Play store and search for “Facebook Home.” Download the software — it’s apparently a quick insta [...]
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How to Watch the Facebook Phone Event Online
mashable.com
Facebook is holding a highly-anticipated press event at its headquarters to reveal its "new home on Android." Could we see a new Facebook-centric smartphone? If the rumors are any indication, definitely. The company will be livestreaming the announcement from its Menlo Park, Calif. office, and you c [...]
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Facebook Needs a New CEO, Says Munson
finance.yahoo.com
Facebook (FB) shares can't seem to catch a bid leading up to Thursday’s Android event. In an invitation sent out last Friday, Facebook is looking to create some hype inviting the press to “come see our new home on Android.” Rumors have so far debunked the possibility of a handset launch and in [...]
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What your Facebook addiction means for investors
finance.ninemsn.com.au
There’s a good chance that you’re addicted to using Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) on your phone. In fact, 61% of 7,446 polled iOS and Android users said they use their Facebook mobile application every day, according to a study published last week by IDC and Facebook. The majority of participant [...]
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Pressure mounts on Facebook to set up helpline after latest teacher attack
www.independent.ie
ANOTHER teacher in a second-level school has became the target of an offensive posting on Facebook. Now the world's largest social media website is under growing pressure to set up a hotline for principals to allow complaints to be dealt with quickly. The latest incident involves a co-educational sc [...]
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