Lessons in the "socialnetworkingtools" Category

Social networking users migrate to smaller platforms

Today let’s talk about social networking users, some of whom are now migrating to smaller platform apps like Snapchat, Vine and WhatsApp, a messaging tool Facebook recently bought for US$19m. All have seen huge growth, primarily because they are used on mobile devices.

These newer services encourage users to target personalised messages to individuals or small groups instead of broadcasting posts to large networks of people.

Category: Social Networking / Apps / Social Tools

Facebook could lose 80 percent of users by 2017

Recently a study revealed that Facebook could die out in a few years. The hype surrounding the highly popular social networking site is starting to dissipate. Its growth and fading has been compared to ‘an infectious disease’ by scientists.

Using a mathematical model they charted Facebook’s demise. The researchers from Princeton University first used the number of queries for MySpace, a similar popular site which experienced a steep rise and an even steeper fall.

Category: Technology / Facebook / Social Networks

The chat revolution

Today, let’s talk about the chat revolution. Chat today is either by sending an SMS message or by using video chat that allows us face to face contact with our friends and family. Popular networks for communicating with each other include Skype, Viber, Blackberry’s BBM, Google's Hangouts, Tango, Apple’s Facetime and Facebook.

As a result over the last few years, especially since video chat came about, a chat revolution has taken place. It continues to evolve. Right now it means we can communicate instantly with people right around the world.

Category: Communication / Video Chat / SMS