Of course we shouldn't be surprised when Facebook and Google show their true colors, but the two companies made moves recently that proved beyond a doubt what they think of their users. We are fodder for advertisers and nothing more --and that Creep Index is the DEFCON warning system of social media. http://bit.ly/1fUXOn3
As the movie Salinger is being released this week, based on a decade of research poring over his photos, letters, records and other physical documentation, it got me wondering how we would do this type of research in 100 years when paper trails no longer exist.http://bit.ly/1eQmA85
Mark Zuckerberg reminds me of the old SNL skit with Al Franken where he saw himself as the center of every news story. I'm sure you're concerned how mobile affects me, Al Franken. Zuckerberg unveiled his mobile wet dream last week called Facebook Home, but I'm here to tell you nobody is going for this, especially on Android.
Facebook released Graph Search last week and writers jumped on it. As you can imagine opinions were all over the map. It would hurt Google. It's not about Google. It's inconsequential. It's significant. You get the idea. I round up some of them in this week's Editor's Corner.
A recent survey found a surprising level of disaffection with HTML5 among mobile developers -- but the question is whether it's really an indicator of broad dissatisfaction or just the way this particular survey chose to look at the numbers.
Mark Zuckerberg admitted this week in an interview that going with HTML5 instead of developing native apps was a huge mistake for Facebook. What does that mean for you and your development strategy because not everyone has the resources of Facebook and the wrong decision could cost you dearly.
Facebook has joined Netflix in offering edge servers to ISPs to help break content delivery bottlenecks around its growing photo collection. And your company could learn from Facebook's highly efficient approach.
Even though Nasdaq was fully aware that its trading systems would be bombarded by the Facebook IPO on Friday, it turned out the systems had trouble handling the volume, leaving Nasdaq embarrassed -- and it could be one reason Facebook's bankers were forced to prop up the stock at the end of the trading day.