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Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

Facebook Compared to Countries

Facebook may have 500 million friends, but it also has many, many rivals – including some huge ones in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies“.

The reports argues that there are new emerging competitors that threaten Facebook’s “All-Mighty” status: Local Facebook-like platforms and social gaming platforms such as The Great Indian Parking Wars, Orkut and Ibibo.

“While all the hype in the West is on the social networking giants such as Facebook and Twitter, consumers of some of the world’s fastest growing economies are embracing local champions.”

Read more on the report here.

What do you think: Do you agree with the main idea of the report? Do you believe that a similar platform is able to win the competition with social media giant, Facebook?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

Divorce: What’s Facebook Got to Do with It?

Example of Facebook relationship status

Social media opens the door to many topics, issues and problems which many of us are unaware of. Recently, while checking out my Facebook account, something triggered my trail of thoughts and I started wondering: How does Facebook affect the decision to get a divorce? What implications does divorce have on a Facebook user thinking of getting a divorce after adding wedding pictures and changing the relationship status to “married”?

These questions and many more got me very interested in researching more about the topic. To my surprise, I was also made aware that there are other investigated issues pertaining to divorce and Facebook. For example, divorce lawyers thrive on cases where Facebook plays an important role in building the divorce case: “Forgot to de-friend your wife on Facebook while posting vacation shots of your mistress? Her divorce lawyer will be thrilled“. One law firm, which specializes in divorce, claimed almost one in five petitions they processed cited Facebook.

Even suspicious spouses seem to have resorted to Facebook for finding evidence of flirting and even affairs which have led to divorce!

A Different Perspective:

Putting aside how Facebook could be used to build a divorce case or even discover evidence of affairs, I think Facebook also plays a hidden role in people’s decision to get a divorce, especially in the case of women. It seems to me that once your status update changes from single to married, it is never the same to go back!

This poses a problem. A very big problem if I may add. Since it seems to be more of a scandal to get a divorce these days, I think many people might actually be married and miserable or might even resort to having affairs just so they won’t face the world (on their Facebook) with the decision of divorce! Scary thought!

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Barn Buddy Game — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

With 1,948,750 monthly active users and 1,429,112 likes, Barn Buddy Game seems to be gaining in on Farmville, Frontierville, Cafe World and other Facebook applications that fall into that category. Learn how & why!

XKCD’s Map of Internet Communities 2010

XKCD’s Map of Internet Communities 2010

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It's as if Randall Munroe of XKCD has been eaves dropping on the conversation. Shortly after Ethan Bloch posted his updated version of Munroe's original Map, which we posted on this blog earlier on last month, he went and posted his own take on the Map of Online Communities 2010 and it is LEGEND... wait for it... ARY !

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Gap’s New Logo Sentenced to Death by Social Media!

NEVER underestimate the power of social media! One of the latest buzzing news articles is the proof: CNN Reports: Last Monday, Gap Inc. announced it will drop the new version of its logo after thousands of Facebook and Twitter users called for a return to the classic blue box with tall, white letters — a […]

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20 Top Social Media Jokes, Clips & Cartoons Aug/Sept 2010

20 Top Social Media Jokes, Clips & Cartoons Aug/Sept 2010

We are back with more hilarious jokes, clips and cartoons to bring a smile to your face and brighten up your day! Therefore, we would like to invite you to enjoy our eleventh fun collection of social media and networking related cartoons, jokes and clips!

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‘It Gets Better’ Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

‘It Gets Better’ Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

It Does Get Better

In the past few weeks he LGBT community, especially in the United States, has been hard hit with stories of one teen's suicide after the other. While gay and questioning teens have always been a high risk group when it comes to suicide, and programs, like the Trevor project, have been set up to provide aid, guidence and assistance...

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HOW TO: Download An Entire Facebook Photo Album

HOW TO: Download An Entire Facebook Photo Album

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One reason for the success of Facebook's photo album is the extreme ease in which a user can upload their photo on the website so even grandparents and little children are able to do it without a hitch. Now even entire family photo albums exist solely on the website but there is one feature that just seems to be missing from their...

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Bored.com — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Bored.com — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

What is making Bored.com as “spreadable” and “viral” as is it? Read more for analysis, insights and tips!

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