Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target (as first reported by TechCrunch), the WSJ reports. The details of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but the deal comes after Facebook disclosed its own purchase of a Titan Aerospace competitor in U.K.-based Ascenta for its globe-spanning Internet plans.
Read the full article here: http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/google-acquires-titan-aerospace-the-drone-company-pursued-by-facebook/
"Anar Foundation Against Child Abuse" campaign
All I have to say: “it’s epic” - if you haven’t seen this already you must given this video has been watched more then 8 Million times
Evidence Facebook’s revenue is based on fake likes.
My first vid on the problem with Facebook: http://bit.ly/1dXudqY
I know first-hand that Facebook’s advertising model is deeply flawed. When I paid to promote my page I gained 80,000 followers in developing countries who didn’t care about Veritasium (but I wasn’t aware of this at the time). They drove my reach and engagement numbers down, basically rendering the page useless. I am not the only one who has experienced this. Rory Cellan-Jones had the same luck with Virtual Bagel: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-…
The US Department of State spent $630,000 to acquire 2 million page likes and then realized only 2% were engaged. http://wapo.st/1glcyZo
I thought I would demonstrate that the same thing is still happening now by creating Virtual Cat (http://www.facebook.com/MyVirtualCat). I was surprised to discover something worse - false likes are coming from everywhere, including Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. So even those carefully targeting their campaigns are likely being duped into spending real money on fake followers. Then when they try to reach their followers they have to pay again.
And it’s possible to be a victim of fake likes without even advertising. Pages that end up on Facebook’s “International Suggested Pages” are also easy targets for click-farms seeking to diversify their likes. http://tnw.co/NsflrC
Thanks to Henry, Grey, and Nessy for feedback on earlier drafts of this video.
This has to be my fave MEME I’ve ever created, what a privilege to be working for http://aimementoring.com and looking after their digital + social media.
Happy Saturday everyone
DEEP DISH - QUINCY
Statistics report showing the most popular social networks in Australia over March 2014.
1. Facebook – 13,200,000 users (according to Ad tool up 200,000)
2. YouTube – 12,600,000 UAVs
3. WordPress.com – 6,300,000
4. Tumblr – 4,700,000
5. LinkedIn – 3,650,000
6. Blogspot – 2,900,000
7. Twitter - 2,500,000 Active Australian Users
8. Instagram - 1,600,000 Active Australian Users
9. TripAdvisor – 1,400,000
10. Snapchat - 1,070,000 Active Australian Users
11. Flickr – 790,000
12. Pinterest – 410,000
13. Yelp – 190,000
14. MySpace – 180,000
15. Reddit – 170,000
16. Google Plus – approx 65,000 monthly active Australian users
17. StumbleUpon – 58,000
18. Foursquare – 34,000
19. Digg – 25,000
20. Delicious – 20,000
(All figures represent the number of Unique Australian Visitors [UAVs] to that website over the monthly period unless otherwise stated).
Key Points to Note:
The major social networks experience small gains/ losses each month. Growth is fairly static across the board.
Blogging networks such as WordPress and Tumblr remain very popular. People are moving away from Blogger/ Blogspot to these services.
Facebook experienced an increase of 200,000 users this month according to their advertising tools.