Will Zuckerberg Cause an InstaFail?
Image from: White Gadget If you’ve been anywhere on the web in last 24 hours you are aware that photo sharing app Instagr.am has not only expanded their app to Droid systems, but has been acquired by Facebook. And while this billion dollar deal is looking pretty good for the 13 person company, others on the web seem skeptical. I decided to see how other companies that Facebook acquired have
Let’s Get Personal: The New Content Discovery
Image from: LaptopImage / Shutterstock Online media aggregators have played a critical role in content discovery for years. According to Compete PRO, the News Aggregators and Socially Generated News category of websites has consistently garnered between 25-35M unique visitors a month over the last two years. While there has been a general decline in attention to the category, there is no denying that content discovery remains as relevant as ever
The Digital Self Powers #AdobeSummit
Image from: Ann Lewnes Last week, part of the Compete team (@iamerickeating, @CPBulger, @greggpoulin, and @delucajared) traveled to Salt Lake City for this year’s Adobe Digital Marketing Summit. The theme of this year’s Summit focused on the power of the “digital self.” The concept of the “digital self” is the future of online marketing; every touch with potential customers will be tied back to social in some way, and the
Twitter Soars to #20
Image from: Wayne Howes / Shutterstock January was an explosive month for the San Francisco-based startup. Twitter has finally joined the ranks of the top 20 websites in the US and the trend for the real-time messaging service looks promising. The messaging service has recorded enormously positive metrics in January and the company will be looking to gain even more popularity in the upcoming months. The only metric that didn’t
Attention: The Status of Facebook’s IPO
Image from: mkabakov / Shutterstock Facebook revolutionized the Internet. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the social application has drastically altered the way human beings interact. As of February 4th Facebook boasts 845 million users worldwide. On February 1, 2012 (also Facebook’s 8th birthday), Facebook filed for an IPO (initial public offering). The 5 billion dollar IPO is greater than that of Google’s 1.7 billion in 2007 and will
With the Launch of its New Web Store, Could The Fancy Overtake Pinterest?
Image from: Meme Creator If you spend anytime on the Internet at all, you’ve surely heard of Pinterest. In fact, we’ve blogged about Pinterest before. We blogged about the demographics of the site’s users last May, and we have since discussed Pinterest’s business implications, from the way the site affects retailers to its use of affiliate links. Well, it looks like Pinterest may have some competition in The Fancy, a
Is LinkedIn Becoming A More Personal Professional Network?
Image from: AISPIX by Image Source / Shutterstock LinkedIn has secured their seat as one of the most widely used social networks on the web and since they went public last year, they’ve seen even more explosive growth and remains a site to keep an eye on (even with all the recent buzz about Pinterest). What was once thought of as an online résumé repository has quickly become much more.
What’s Your Social Reputation at the #DigitalDinnerTable?
Do you know where to draw the line between your professional and personal online presence? Join @Compete for our upcoming Twitter Chat! On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1PM EST/10AM PST we will be diving in and discussing what’s so important about our social reputations. We’ll talk about: – How do you build your personal brand? – What’s appropriate to say on social networks? – Is there a difference between your professional
MySpace’s One Million Users: Is More Really Better?
Image from: MySpace The Internet has been a buzz recently with news that MySpace has acquired 1 million users as of December of 2011. Given that they’ve been on the down-swing for past two plus years, one would think this would be an indication that things are turning around. With a new music player in the market, one that includes a Facebook integration, MySpace is clearly moving away from being
Round 2 of Tumblr vs. WordPress vs. Blogspot: FIGHT!
Image from: Mitar Art As a follow-up to a much celebrated blog by Damian Roskill last November I felt it was about time we jump into Round 2 of Tumblr vs. WordPress vs. Blogspot: FIGHT! In addition, to a quick update of the metrics on these platforms, I thought it might be nice to take a look at top blogs from each of these networks. We’ll be taking a look
Google Social is Exploding Online!
Image from: J Corey Davis Now that the dust has settled from the initial launch of Google+ it is time for some analysis of the social network’s functionality and popularity. No doubt people are extremely excited with the new release of Google’s social platform, which links together personalized search, a customizable social network, and the ability to add value to any page on the web with the new and highly