Facebook’s Traffic Drops For Two Consecutive Months – Are People Done With It?

It has been reported that for the very first time, there has been a consecutive monthly drop in the Facebook traffic figures which makes it a slower growth than usual. The U.S initially falls to around149.4 million users in the month of May where as Canada lost nearly 1.52 million. At the same time, Russia, Norway, and the U.K also reported more than 100,000 losses of users.

The biggest question here is that what could be the primary reasons behind this incredible fall? Perpetually, various short term factors have been affecting Facebook’s traffic varying from country to country. Until now, it could have been something related to the lately happening cyber security breaches on various major networking web portals and big corporations such as IMF’s?

Cyber treats certainly happen to create a negative impression when it comes to online platforms. All the social networking web portals no matter they are highly popular of not, it is not an exception, if the web-surfers are feeling insecure or unsafe, when it comes to their personal information and data.

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One other component to consider in Facebook’s Marketplace; it is a virtual space accessed globally which is now considered as a local market because of its geographical restrictions when it comes to trading and dealing goods. On the other hand, the web portal has not yet capitalized on its complete e-commerce prospective the possibilities for the portal are simply infinite. However, when it comes to the marketing and advertising campaigns from third-party retailers that are making use of Facebook as a platform and a trading base, could be obliquely the portal’s fundamental objective to socialize and also which is helpful in promoting the slogan ‘It’s free and always will be’.

Nevertheless, Facebook is constantly updating and a lot of new features are coming up every day. Continuous modifications seldom engender provisional ‘usage time off’ to actually get use to the new merits. Furthermore, speaking of the utilization, according to a study conducted by the Psychologists from Edinburgh Napier University in last February indicated that people who have a large number of Facebook friends are most likely to feel anxious or stressed when it comes to using the portal. However, is there anything such as too many friends on Facebook?

In case all users eventually started to catch up with the origins of those ‘anxieties’ it was simply a matter of time before that wanted to sign off, which leads to the matter, What’s coming next for Facebook?

 

 

Facebook Testing A New Feature

Facebook is considering experimenting with the Twitter- Like feature. The feature is useful in alerting members in real-time to what their family member and friends have been up to when it comes to social networking.

This particular feature is known as ‘Happening Now’, and it is being tried by a fraction of Facebook users as currently it has more than 600 million active users. It is presently testing a new feature that concerns the News Feed that enables people to see what their friends are liking and commenting.

In the coming weeks, Facebook is anticipated to make vital improvements and would be expanding it a lot more. Presently, some of the Facebook features are there that are useful in altering people about what their friends have been up to at the social networking portal.

This particular feature is considered to be as a prospective challenge to Twitter – a global micro blogging service. Twitter enables users to easily share what they are seeing, doing or thinking instantly in their messages that comprise of 140 or fewer characters.

 

Facebook plans to expand in China

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook is considering expanding in China.

A web portal that was actually founded in a Harvard dorm room back in year 2004 by Zuckerberg, Facebook happens to intimidate various Internet companies such as Yahoo! and Google as it has become an extremely popular and common online destination for the Web surfers. He plans another visit to the Republic of China. China has one of the world’s largest Internet users market which appears as an attractive and appealing frontier for Facebook which is actually blocked in the region. Zuckerberg visited China back in December and there he met with the heads of Chinese Internet companies including Alibaba Corp., Sina Corp, and Baidu Inc.

China, a region where the government is exercising tight and firm control particularly when it comes to Online Information and has verified hard to crack for the Western Internet companies.

 

 

Are We Obsessed with Facebook?

Facebook is more like belly buttons; each and every individual has got one.

In case there are some exceptions, people consider them weird!

It may seem to be some kind of an exaggeration or amplification to you, but according to the figures, WE (the Internet Users worldwide) are being more and more obsessed and infatuated with Facebook with each and every passing day.

There are some extremely interesting stats according to which out of every thirteen earthlings, three out of four Americans are on Facebook and one out of twenty-six login their Facebook on a regular basis.

OnlineSchools.org and SocialHype have conducted this particular research; Ishtihari is having the pleasure of integrating it here for all its readers!

Following is a precise visual illustration with some of the highlights associated to Facebook usage, adoption numbers, 2010 trends, and a lot more.

Check out the information mentioned below and let Ishtihari know in the remarks about what do you really think about our worldwide fascination and appeal with Facebook. Is Facebook an incredible and useful connective medium? Is it a plague or disease that preys on the by far addicted? Merely, a little bit of both or entirely something else?

 

 

 

Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion!!

After rumors that initially Facebook and now Microsoft have been considering acquiring Skype, it has been announced recently that the VoIP giant for around $8.5 billion cash has acquired it.

Now, Skype would be incorporated into various Microsoft gadgets and systems such as Outlook, Lync, the Windows Phone, Xbox live, Kinect and Xbox; this has been said in a statement by Microsoft. The corporation has assured that it will continue developing and supporting Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms as well.

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO with assistance from Charles Songhurst the company’s head of corporate strategy, has spearheaded the deal, and it was completed by Monday evening.

For Microsoft, the acquisition is quite an expensive one. This is one of the largest prices Microsoft Corporation has paid in decades; Skype is not beneficial as yet. Regardless of revenues accumulation $860 million in the previous year and operated profits of approximately $264 million, overall the company lost $6.9 million according to the documents that have been filed with the SEC. moreover, the company is $686 million in debt.

The company is having one of the largest user-base and that is of 663 million out of which 145 make use of Skype on monthly basis.

 

Record Tweets Over Osama’s Killing!

An amazing and shocking 3,440 tweets per second were posted on an average over the killing of Osama bin Laden – Al Qaeda leader that lead Twitter to a new record. The US commandos killed him in a raid that was carried outside the mansion where he was hiding. Huge rumors were being spread since Sunday night until President Barack Obama addressed the nation regarding Osama’s killing.

As per CNN’s report, Twitter users posted Tweets at an average of 3,440 tweets per second. The Tuesday night recorded the highest continual rate of tweets posted ever. From 10:45 p.m. – 2:20 a.m. Eastern Time (ET), there was an average 3,000 tweets per second that created a new record. Reaching the zenith, Twitter users posted 5,106 tweets per second.

 

 

Apple: iPad 2 Demand Has Been Staggering

Apple Corporation has recently revealed that it has sold more than 4.7 million iPad units in the highest grossing March quarter ever. The sales figure of the iPad represent around 2.6 million fewer units sold in the previous quarter, however not for lack of demand.

Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO stated on the company’s earnings call that we have sold almost every iPad 2 unit that we could make in the entire quarter.

During the Q&A session of the call, Tim Cook – Apple COO delved quite deeper into the situation. The company is coming across a staggering demand from the iPad 2 consumers and is being heavily backlogged.

The company however is beyond its channel inventory target range; neverthless Cook doesnt point the iPad supply issues to Japan tsunami, and is not at all predicting any cost or material impacts during the third fiscal quarter. On the other hand, he agreed that the situation is pretty uncertain.

Thus, why Apple wasnt able to meet the demand for the iPad 2 during this quarter? The company stated that there have been some issues with the planning and product; however, didnt disclose any particular reason regarding this matter.

Apple, however is completely incorporating its competance in producing iPad 2 in large quantities for the quarter ahead, though it is not promising to cover up the demands cannot promise to meet demand.

Apple has extended its production list to 25 other countries by the end of March; moreover, it is placing the iPad 2 in 13 additional countries in the coming week.

 

 

 

Disable iPhone Tracking System – Easy Steps to Follow

We all have been coming across news these days that iPhone secretly send records and tracks of a users’ location without their prior consent. Nonetheless, there is a useful and handy solution to it as well. You need to keep this point in your mind that only the Jail-broken iPhones will be able to access this particular feature.

Follow the following steps mentioned below and you can enjoy the freedom and risk of being tracked and monitored.

First and foremost, you are required to open the Cydia App and Update it.

In the second step, you have to type ‘UNTRACKED’ in the search bar.

The next step is to install ‘Untrackerd’ This particular application would be running in the background. The app is useful in initiating a process that runs in the background of your iPhone, which is helpful in cleaning and consolidating the .db files. Do not worry as now new icon will be added to your iPhone and you do not have to configure anything as well. The app will be working on its own which is going to prevent the iPhone to sent security related information over the World Wide Web by keeping track of the iPhone Users.

 

 

From $1 to $1.25M: Google’s Schmidt Gets a Huge Salary Increase

Sometimes people are being paid to be demoted. Eric Schmidt became the CEO of Google after Larry Page; he became the executive chairperson of the company earlier this month. Moreover, this change positively reflected in his pocket. Being the CEO, he was getting a salary of $1 yearly which is an extremely popular figure when it comes to CEOs; however, now SEC Filling from Google stated that he will be getting $1.25 million yearly with the probability of a target bonus of 400% his base salary. 

Eric has already been receiving an extremely generous compensation as he has stepped down as Google’s CEO: $100 million in stock and different stock options. In addition, he also announced that in January he is anticipated to sell 534,000 Google shares in the coming year that would be at the Google’s current stock price, which would net him around $280 million.

The increased salary and generous compensation by Google does not reflect much on the day-to-day spending habits of Schmidt, however. Frobes has stated that all this is just a pocket change for Schmidt; his net worth is around $6.3 billion.

 

 

Royal Wedding: Kate and William Marriage Live on YouTube

The most awaited event – The Royal Weeding is going to be broadcasted live via YouTube when both Prince William and Kate Middleton insisted to make their wedding ceremony as world’s most interactive public event.

The St James’s Palace will also be making use of Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter to host the dedicated social network giving the public with continuous chances, updates also enabling feedback.

Both Miss Kate Middleton & Prince William are regular users of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook and have played an imperative role overseeing plans for the online broadcast of the entire ceremony on April 29th year 2011.

Being the Internet Giant, Google has developed a live blog which will be synchronizing with the live footage, which will enable the viewers to click on the links that would be providing them with additional information on some of the vital moments of the wedding as they happen.

St James’s Palace spokesperson stated that we want people to easily interact with the Royal Wedding as they watch it.

Catherine Middleton & Prince William are just like any other people with respect to their age when it comes to social media. They both are YouTube and Facebook users and always had an intention that their wedding should be accessible to each and every individual.

The couple was being asked if they intend to change their relationship status on Facebook after the wedding, the spokesperson asked to ‘ Wait & See’.

The wedding Coverage on the Royal Channel, which is to be hosted by YouTube, will begin at 10am, an hour before the ceremony, and end at 2pm, after the couple have appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

The live blog will include a text commentary by staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace, as well as links to background information and additional photographs.

It has been stated that this is going to be the first ever live blog that has run alongside a live stream on YouTube for any particular occasion. On the other hand, an official video named as ‘Wedding Book’ has lately being launched on YouTube that is inviting all the well-wishers to post their personal video messages of congratulations and Best Wishes to the couple.

Facebook is also going to launch an application via which users will be able to describe how they are preparing for the big event & how they are and will celebrate it.

 

Ishtihari congratulates the Royal Couple – Prince William & Miss Middleton 🙂