Beyond the battle to be the leading messaging platform lies a more subtle battle: to become your personal digital assistant
Ello has got off to a great start - but it's in danger of being the latest of a long line of failed products that have tried to offer an alternative to existing social networks.
The web is 25, and needs a bill of rights. The (online) kids are fine (really) and shopping is about to get a lot more digital. And we have robot fish. This is the #newnormal
In the New Normal the disruptors get disrupted. Facebook saw this disruption coming - but couldn't rise to the challenge, and has paid a heavy price.
Facebook is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new app. But those who see it as a Flipboard killer misunderstand the New Normal.
Six stories to get you back into the swing of the digital business after Christmas indulgence…
Facebook has been the unassailable giant in the social networking space. But teenagers are ignoring it - is this the first step in its fall?
Instagram catches up to the mid-2000s by launching embedding functionality. But does the app native company really understand what it's doing?
“Technology changes fast, behaviour more slowly, and motivation not at all” - Martin Ott, Managing Director Northern Europe at Facebook, clarified at NEXT13 in which way the rise of new technologies influences our way of living.
Facebook is turning your friends into content matchmakers, but brands who see Facebook Pages as destinations are rather missing the point, says Martin Ott
Facebook's new Home apps for Android could make it the default interface on mobile for the world outside the tech bubble…
Jeff Jarvis had a run-in with the BBC over the recent Facebook hacking - is it an issue worthy of discussion?
As Google integrates identity more deeply with its search engine, is our space to have multiple versions of our own identity being eroded by technology?
As the big social networks start tussling for turf - are they starting to behave like the corporate titans of old?
The scuffle between Twitter and its customer PeopleBrowsr in the courts is a stark reminder that the "platforms" of today's social networking are only platforms for as long as it suits them.
Since Facebook's rocky IPO, it's been all doom and gloom in the social media sector - but is that really the story?
People fear what Facebook could do to Instagram - but what could Instagram do to Facebook?
It’s amazing how fast perceptions can change. Just a few weeks ago, Google was the search giant that would never get social. And Facebook, despite its now 750 million active users, was still deemed the cool kid on the block. Enter Google+. Now it’s quite the opposite. Google has at …
We live in the age of data. Everything – from our biological code to our economic identity to the technology of our social relations – has been reduced to data. We have become transformed into data in the way it was once thought that we were playthings of the gods, …
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It ain’t no breaking news. Lots of people use Facebook. What’s new is that Facebook statistics can be fun. To be honest: They look like “Data Love”. Alex Trimpe was inspired. He created a short and crisp video on these statistics based on information provided by …
Late last year, the Royal Dutch Airline surprised their internet-savvy customers with a small, nice social media campaign. They used a simple mechanism relying on Foursquare: The basic assumption was that passengers who check in with Foursquare will also have profiles at Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. From these, …