“Facebook has become so central to how people communicate, and it has so much market power, that it’s essentially immune to market signals.”
“In a world where social media is the pre-eminent news conduit, ‘If it’s outrageous, it’s contagious’ is the new ‘If it bleeds, it leads.’”
Facebook and Twitter have quantified your social status, turning social interaction into a game that can be measured, and “won". As with any well-structured game, competition, engagement, and stress ensue. There will always be losers.
Snapchat is not a competition. It’s an outlet from the competitive nature of modern content sharing. You choose a select group of people to see your low-fi picture, and you don’t feel pressured to create a masterpiece. Everyone is a winner. Everyone can have fun.
Data is the new Oil. Data is just like crude. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used.
We have never seen a social space that actually works for everybody. People don’t want to hang out with everybody they have ever met.
Censorship on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, is near real-time and relies on a workforce of over 4,000 censors who stop work during the evening news, according the first detailed analysis of censorship patterns.
Pinterest is now the third most-visited social network, Google is No. 4, and Instagram is No. 11, in the markets Experian measures — which are North America, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.K.
A year ago, Pinterest was No. 188, Google was No. 56 and Instagram was No. 609.
Social networks are made to dissolve. It’s one of the services that social networking sites provide: going away. You don’t want to get stuck with the same version of your friend network indefinitely, or get trapped with the exact same identity forever. It’s often kind of a relief when you quit using an old social media site, because you get to start over from scratch. It’s like shedding your skin.