Facebook apps are coming to a website near you

I am intrigued by the recent annoucement that you’ll be able to incorporate Facebook applications in your own website simply by embedding some Java code according to Duncan Riley’s post on TechCrunch titled Facebook Apps on Any Website: Clever Move. In turn Duncan links to Wei Zhu’s article titled JavaScript Client Library for Facebook API…


Is there any value in Social Networking? What is Twitter? How does it relate to Facebook et al?

David Tebbutt has posted an interesting article discussing Twitter in terms of what it is and where it fits in the Social Networking space. The following paragraph in particular stood out but it’s worth reading the whole piece: “When blogging first caught on, it seemed to comprise mainly of people wittering on about nothing in…


What are the UK trends in the corporate use of Social Networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace?

Microsoft recently surveyed nearly four hundred IT Professionals to find out their approaches to Social Networking. You can view the full results here. I think the findings are interesting as the results suggest that social networking sites are more popular with IT Pros than end users by a factor of nearly two to one. 40%…


Are you allowed to use social networks at work?

Technorati Tags: I would Love to hear whether you are allowed to access social networking sites from work as it keeps coming up in discussion…don’t be shy…


Microsoft will buy a $240 million equity stake in Facebook

You can read yesterday’s announcement that “the two companies would expand their advertising partnership and that Microsoft will take a $240 million equity stake in Facebook’s next round of financing at a $15 billion valuation. Under the expanded strategic alliance, Microsoft will be the exclusive third-party advertising platform partner for Facebook, and will begin to…


Where can I find a recording of the Great Facebook Debate? *broken link corrected*

You can watch a recording of last night’s “Great Facebook Debate” by clicking here. The event itself took place in London – I was there in person. It’s free to watch the recording – it cost £25 to be there. Paul Walsh hosted the event on behalf of the British Interactive Media Association at the…


How many Microsofties use Facebook?

I can’t quite believe that there are quite so many – there are 16,758 members of the Microsoft group in Facebook as I type this!


I don't need Facebook or any other kind of social networking to waste time!

Viral has written an interesting post looking at how some large (traditional) organisations are afraid that their employees will waste time unless access to all social networking sites & Instant Messaging is/are banned – the BBC wrote a piece on the very subject. It’s soooo old school to judge the value of your employees by…


Spoof hacker message circulating on Facebook

I received the following message from a friend on Facebook earlier: “Not sure this is true but…..If somebody called bum_tnoo7@hotmail.com adds you DON’T accept it because it’s a hacker. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you get them on your list he’ll figure out your ID computer address,…