Updated for November 2016. Here is a comprehensive list of Facebook statistics that explore user totals, demographics, trends and activity.
The majority of us will take measures to ensure the safeguarding of our assets following our death. Most of us will write Wills or set up Trusts, to ensure that our property and possessions are passed onto our loved ones- but have you ever thought about what will happen to your online data?
A recent poll, carried out in January of this year, found that most adults have concerns regarding their online data. 71% (of 1,012 adults surveyed) stated that they wanted their online communications to remain private unless they gave prior consent. However, 43% stated that they wanted their private accounts to be deleted following their death, unless they had given prior consent for someone else to access them.
Do you remember the movie Universal Soldier from 1992? In that movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star specially designed soldiers from the future who are perfect for military operations and have no emotions whatsoever. What turned out to be a predicting trivia twenty years ahead of its time were the glasses that the universal soldiers wore on their heads. In the movie, their purpose was to receive orders from the base and scan the area and enemies.
Another similar movie example, but only more sophisticated, since it was hidden in the eye of the machine, is that of Terminator. These machines had the environment observing programme inside their eyeballs.
If in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s these technological features were a mere science-fiction plot, the 2000s saw a different side of it. Today, we have numerous on-the-go gadgets that can be attached to humans body and perform computer-like operations. Although this sounds terrific and potentially life-altering, there is another point of view, according to which these new devices pose a great threat to our intimacy and privacy.
The Disney Story app is a photo and video sharing app that groups all of your stored phone photos by location/date and creates a scrapbook-like presentation out of them.
Pinterest announced this afternoon that they have added a new feature that allows you to block another user from following you or liking/repinning/commenting on your pins.
Do you share too much personal information on social networks? Apparently, if the answer is “yes,” you aren’t alone.
Twitter announced tonight that they are getting serious about their spam crackdown. In fact, they are suing a few of the bigger spammers on their platform.
Facebook recently launched a cool way to keep your subscriptions, page likes and friends better organized. The social network has created interest lists, which allows you to group celebs, pages and friends of like interests into an easy-to-follow stream.
Yammer is a great communication and collaboration tool for enterprise. In case you are not a member of the 4 million users, here is a quick piece I wrote about it last year.
Google+ VP of Product Management, Bradley Horowitz, announced Thursday that the social network was lowering its minimum age limit from 18 to 13.
Google announced a week or so ago that any new Google accounts will be signed up for Google+, by default. Since the minimum age for a Gmail account is 13, this change in Google+ is most likely an effort to bridge that gap.
This move puts Google+’s age restrictions more in line with many of the other major social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Changing the minimum age may lead to a number of digital marketing implications, including: