Facebook had the lowest score among social sites that were measured in categories like customer satisfaction. Google + tied in first place with Wikipedia. One of the reasons why Facebook users are dissatisfied with the platform is the interface changes. “As soon as they get used to one new interface, there is another rolling out. In fact, when asked what they like least about Facebook, a significant portion of respondents specifically mention the ‘timeline’ feature.” Read more: http://bit.ly/NFFuQR.
I’m a first generation Latino and interact with Latinos on a daily bases. Many recent immigrants speak only Spanish, most first generation are fully bilingual, I’m keeping my children bilingual but have run into many second generation Latinos that only speak English. I think that the more skills you have the more opportunities you have and that includes speaking and writing other languages. Where are you in this language issue.
When we asked our Facebook fans how the use of Spanish and English was affecting them, we were surprised by the more than 1,000 comments the question received. Fans shared feelings of appreciation, claimed it had enhanced their love lives and expressed annoyance and anger at being turned down for jobs for not knowing Spanish. One mother in Texas even told us she made her husband sleep outside her son’s school “in the cold and rain” to secure a spot in a dual language program. Here is a sampling of responses. ¡Que disfruten! (Enjoy!) Read more http://n.pr/r2zOp6
Google’s YouTube might have pioneered the ability to stream live worldwide events for free online, but one band got viewers to pay for views on Facebook for the first time.
When platform provider Milyoni tallied up the stats from viewers, it found more than 2,300 tuned in across 19 countries. All purchased tickets to attend the first Social Theater concert on the Facebook platform featuring the rock band Widespread Panic.
The two-day concert in mid-June, powered by third-party app provider Milyoni and production company ACL Live, drew more than 1,900 comments from fans — each purchasing a seat to watch the show using Facebook Credits. The average concert attendee was 33, with 75% male and the remainder female. PayPal supported the transactions. A quarter of viewers attended both concert days.
While the heaviest attendance came from Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Nashville and Seattle, music lovers watched from more than 19 countries, including he United Kingdom, South Korea, Australia, Germany, Brazil, and South Africa. Read more here http://bit.ly/kVLSIc
Facebook’s Unbelievable Effect On The Rest Of The Web.
from Business Insider
Facebook is quietly eating up all the time we spend on the web at the expense of all other static non-Facebook sites, according to an analysis by Ben Elowitz CEO and founder of Wetpaint, a digital media startup. If you exclude online video, and mobile web consumption, Elowitz says, “the web is shrinking.” He says the rest of the web is quickly becoming “irrelevant,” and argues that in the future companies will need to spend less time on SEO, and more time on optimizing for Facebook. It’s an interesting outlook, and worth a read here. Read the whole story http://read.bi/lp2UVo
The next frontier is online and local targeting
Via Social Commerce Today
Virtual Retail – P&G Launch 6 New Facebook Stores.
As with last year’s pilot P&G Facebook stores, P&G are outsourcing e-commerce heavy lifting; this time not to Amazon, but to PFSWeb‘s eStore – an independent online retailer that exclusively sells P&G products. The f-commerce software is a very slick looking Resource Interactive product formally known as “off-the-wall”, but now rebranded as DCP (Distributed Commerce Platform). For a brand manufacturer with limited e-commerce experience, this outsourcing is smart.
Read the whole story here http://bit.ly/kzLIYg
To develop Latin America
It always helps to have a reference point. CBS Audience Five Times Bigger Than Facebook. http://bit.ly/fFIgtE
CBS attracted almost 240 million viewers in October, who spent 210 billion minutes watching CBS programming.