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8/29/2015
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Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day

A business milestone or a sign of the apocalypse? Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says the social media site had one billion users in one day.

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In what some have interpreted as one sign of an approaching, biblical-style apocalypse, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that this week, one billion people -- one out of every seven people on Earth -- used Facebook in a single day.

Zuckerberg wrote in the post, "This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning of connecting the whole world."

His vision of the digital Utopia ran unabated in the post.

"A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values," Zuckerberg wrote.

This differs from the numbers that Facebook usually reports, which are averaged over 30 days. Facebook had 968 million daily active users in June, which represented a 17% increase from the same month in 2014.

Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook has nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. Most people on Facebook live outside the United States and Canada.

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Another way to look at this number is that one person used Facebook for every four dollars the company reported in revenue ($4.04 billion) in the last quarter. Net profit for the quarter was less than that ($719 million) which was still a honkingly big number.

Additionally, Facebook is not standing on its laurels by counting a billion users in one day. Oh no. The company is up to a lot more, including the announcement this week of M, a digital assistant that uses artificial intelligence, as well as good, old-fashion know-how, to get people answers. It's expected to compete with Siri, Cortana, and other digital assistants.

However, all is not perfect in this online destination oasis. FB's new feature of video uploads has caused problems with content creators, who say users have been "freebooting" their copyrighted content onto FB without compensation.

In response, Facebook has announced it will use a system to identify videos uploaded (through their audio tracks) and check if they belong to others.

[Read about Facebook's entrance into the drone market.]

"We're working with Audible Magic to enhance the way that system works with Facebook, including improving the intake of content intended to be blocked from our platform," according to Facebook. "We're making improvements to our existing procedures so that infringing content can be reported and removed more efficiently, and to keep repeat infringers off our service."

But wait, there's more!

"We have been building new video matching technology that will be available to a subset of creators," Facebook claims. "This technology is tailored to our platform, and will allow these creators to identify matches of their videos on Facebook across Pages, profiles, groups, and geographies. Our matching tool will evaluate millions of video uploads quickly and accurately, and when matches are surfaced, publishers will be able to report them to us for removal."

It's just like a DMCA takedown without all that messy legal stuff.

Yes, having a billion users in one day is impressive. The mess that all those users create by trying to communicate in unauthorized ways is also impressive.

Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet ... View Full Bio
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Brian.Dean
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8/29/2015 | 9:32:07 PM
2 Billion
It will be interesting to see the amount of time that Facebook will require to reach 2 billion in a day. Or maybe, the bubble is about to burst. It could be a bubble because, the Newsfeed seems uncontrollable. The individual user has a potential to create a unique Newsfeed by befriending people with similar interests and liking pages of interest but, overtime pages change -- it is not the same as subscribing to Vsauce and SciShow, etc.
SunitaT0
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8/29/2015 | 11:00:06 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I never liked the newests news feed ever. Things aren't in chronological order. Facebook algorithms highlight those posts that have more popularity or potential popularity. The algorithm knows our preferences and sets the wall feed resources like we would want it, but again its just another algorithm and it cannot understand the human mind most of the times, and that is why dissatisfaction arises from using this wall feed.
Brian.Dean
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8/30/2015 | 12:47:17 AM
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Good point about the algorithm's biasness towards mass. A post about the latest movie or event will be highlighted at the top of the Newsfeed because a large number of users have engaged with the post. However, a post about a discovery will have 1 like and end up at the bottom of the Newsfeed.
larryloeb
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8/30/2015 | 8:08:30 AM
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@Brian.Dean

FB may think they are doing the user a favor with that kind of newsfeed filter.
Brian.Dean
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8/31/2015 | 12:38:19 AM
Re: 2 Billion
Great point @larryloeb. Facebook might think that they are doing a favor for the user and definitely, they are doing a favor to their profit margin that is near a healthy 18 percent.

I see the short term benefits of highlighting a post based on popularity. However, I feel that in the long term Facebook would benefit through highlighting quality content. If they do not then, sites like Quora will take Facebook's users as soon as Quora manages to monetize their site. 
shakeeb
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8/31/2015 | 6:03:26 AM
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@Brian.Dean – Facebook thinks users don't know about their ultimate objective of profits. Today users see where Facebook is going towards. 
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 8:40:11 AM
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> don't know about their ultimate objective

OH, users have figured it out.

The users just decide how much they will put up with to gain their own objectives.

It's still "free" for users.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 2:13:40 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I think most users are fully aware that Facebook's ultimate goal is to make a profit, but we add users don't have to spend any money for them to do this. ..unless we choose to.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 2:22:20 PM
Re: 2 Billion
No, no money gets spent by us.

We just give them data about ourselves.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 4:53:14 PM
Re: 2 Billion
And that data is extremely valuable to them. I have purchased products that showed up in my news feed as advertisements based on my activities. I am glad Facebook has been successful in collecting and using data to make money without directly charging a user fee.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 5:24:25 PM
Re: 2 Billion
>And that data is extremely valuable to them

It's the lifeblood of their business,
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 6:48:58 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I still get a kick out of people who are surprised by the "suggestions" Facebook gives them. They're like "how in the world did they know I might know that guy. ...oooh spookie!"
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 7:09:36 PM
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You hipster.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 7:17:46 PM
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Hahaha! I think I'm too old to be cool enough to get accepted into the hipster club. ;) Are grandma's allowed?
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 7:21:54 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Well, you have to use organic baby wipes and tiedye diapers on your grandkid.

And then post the photos onto Facebook along with the pictures of your lunch.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 7:28:07 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Hey I may just be able to get in after all. ..;)
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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8/31/2015 | 7:31:49 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I will loan you my all-access pass.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 7:37:33 PM
Re: 2 Billion
You got a deal buddy! ;-)
yalanand
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8/31/2015 | 11:06:59 AM
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Quora, is the best damn invention of this decade. I was only recently introduced to Quora by my 8 year old daughter and after that I haven't stopped answering questions and asking questions. I mean browsing aimlessly on Facebook means you aren't doing anything productive, but if you do the same on Quora, chances are you might learn something!
yalanand
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8/31/2015 | 11:08:40 AM
Re: 2 Billion
@sunitaT0: I agree. Facebook has really a huge amount of craze amongst young Indians.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 11:14:13 AM
Re: 2 Billion
> huge amount of craze amongst young Indians

Do they do anything with it besides try to hook up?

Any pictures of food and that stuff?

 
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 11:12:50 AM
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> on Quora, chances are you might learn something!

How disrupting. Education is a privlege of the elite, don't you know.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 2:10:47 PM
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The only thing I like about the "favor" Facebook has done with the news feed is the option to change it to "most recent".. but then they still pick who they think you want to see posts from.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 2:21:29 PM
Re: 2 Billion
>the option to change it to "most recent".

If they remember it between logins....
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 4:48:47 PM
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Haha. Exactly! At least on my mobile app its easy to switch. . But they still don't just let me see everyone. .Just the ones they think I want to see most. I tried using the "lists" but that is aggravating too. Maybe M will fix some of these issues.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 5:23:01 PM
Re: 2 Billion
>Maybe M will fix some of these issues.

Nawwwww. M won't do anything about newsfeeds.

It's going to be a lot of millenial California hipsters laughing behind your back at whatever you ask them.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 6:07:56 PM
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Oooh. ..those darn hipsters! !!!
shakeeb
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8/31/2015 | 2:25:05 AM
Re: 2 Billion
@SunitaT0 – Facebook is now looking at a profit driven model hence I don't think they are looking at user satisfaction.  
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 8:37:41 AM
Re: 2 Billion
>profit driven model

That's been true of FB for awhile now.

But if they don't keep users happy, no profits. 

FB sells eyeballs of users to advertisers.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 2:18:15 PM
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If user satisfaction does not remain a top priority, they won't get far with their profits.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 2:23:03 PM
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>If user satisfaction does not remain a top priority, they won't get far with their profits.

I wish more businesses remembered this.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 5:00:06 PM
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Oh Larry, I so agree with you. Too many are putting customer service off to the way side to focus on the bottom line. Many businesses cut so many corners they don't seem to notice their product quality diminishing.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 5:26:44 PM
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>Many businesses cut so many corners they don't seem to notice their product quality diminishing

It's like when GM had that ignition switch defect. Letting people die from it was cheaper than fixing it.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 7:08:55 PM
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Dreadful isn't it!?!? I also saw in the news recently That some consumers discovered glass particles in Luvs baby wipes. It was bad enough to cause redness and irritation to a baby's bottom, but Luvs decided against a product recall, staying that it wasn't enough glass to cause a safety hazard. I bet that was enough for a lot of customers to change brands. (They won't be used in my granddaughters bums. ..).
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 7:11:06 PM
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I got a dreadful mental image stuck in my head now.

Thanks a lot.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 7:23:17 PM
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Sorry for that. It's sad what some companies consider to be acceptable.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 7:31:16 PM
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>acceptable

Or the cost of the problem is less than the cost of the fix.
StaceyE
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8/31/2015 | 7:35:59 PM
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Exactly. I can understand it from a business standpoint, but not from an ethical one.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 7:41:40 PM
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Ethics?

What are you? Some bleeding heart liberal hippie girl?

They don't need no steeeeeenking ethics.
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 2:12:14 PM
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Haha...

bleeding heart liberal I am not, maybe a little bit hippie though! ;)
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 2:46:10 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Ok, then duuuuuuuuuude.
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 3:15:27 PM
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Haha.

That's Mrs. Dude. But seriously, of more companies had better ethical practices everything would be better.
SunitaT0
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8/29/2015 | 11:01:24 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I don't know how it is used outside India, but in India Facebook is like a matrimony website.
larryloeb
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8/30/2015 | 8:07:06 AM
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> India Facebook is like a matrimony website.

You mean to seek a partner?

Or is it a "dating" site, like OK Cupid int he US?
SunitaT0
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8/30/2015 | 2:36:02 PM
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@larryloeb: more or less. It is the means of getting hooked up, at least in the bigger cities of India.
larryloeb
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8/30/2015 | 5:09:08 PM
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It's interesting that (1) FB lets it happen and (2) other, more directed sites haven't emerged for that purpose.
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 2:15:05 PM
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I think a lot of people in the US use Facebook to try to "hook up" with people too...lol. That's why they came up with the Catfish show, because you can be anyone you want to on the internet!
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 2:47:10 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Well, no one has figured out yet that I am a dog.
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 3:17:34 PM
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Your grammar and typing skills are very good for a dog!!
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 3:39:28 PM
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I keep the claws clipped short.
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 5:28:23 PM
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I was wondering how you managed. I didn't think that Google Translate, or Cortana translate dog. ;)
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 5:51:39 PM
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Woof usually works.

Now, pet me.

 
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 7:37:47 PM
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Ha.

Down boy, I am alergic to dogs!
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8/31/2015 | 2:40:52 AM
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@SunitaT0 – That's a good one, but why do you see Facebook as a matrimony site in India? Does businesses use Facebook as a method of reaching customers? 
larryloeb
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8/30/2015 | 8:04:57 AM
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>It will be interesting to see the amount of time that Facebook will require to reach 2 billion in a day.

Or if they even can hit that kind of number. It will imply many more connected people.
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8/31/2015 | 7:32:59 PM
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Maybe another ten years or so. ...
shakeeb
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8/31/2015 | 2:23:17 AM
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@Brian.Dean – Why do you think the bubble would burst? Do you not think that Facebook has already thought of it? 
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8/31/2015 | 7:21:18 AM
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I still feel like FB has not completely figured out how to monetize itself. It seems like with that many users they should be able to make more money, yet the page and newsfeed still feels like a clumsy arrangement of articles thrown together by a drunk college blogger.
larryloeb
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8/31/2015 | 8:41:33 AM
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@progman

Great turn of a phrase there.

But it's all done by RealScience. Or something.
yalanand
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8/31/2015 | 11:01:13 AM
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@progman2000: My thoughts exactly! Given the amount of attention the news feed demands, it isn't really impressive.
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8/31/2015 | 11:04:08 AM
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It's pretty bad. I will say their mobile app seems ok, although I am still annoyed at the way they try to integrate their chat program into Android. But the webpage feels like a big swing-and-a-miss, from a usability standpoint as well as marketing. I don't think I've ever seen anything remotely worth clicking on adwise.
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 2:27:39 PM
Re: 2 Billion
You would think with as much advertizing as there is on Facebook that they would be hauling in the dough...
progman2000
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9/30/2015 | 2:31:50 PM
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Yeah I don't get it either. A bigger mystery to me is how Twitter can manage to make any money.
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 2:51:11 PM
Re: 2 Billion
They are putting in all sorts of ways to do that beyond sponsored posts.

"Buy" buttons and the like.

So, what would you do to Twitter to make money from it?

 
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 3:09:18 PM
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@ progman2000

I don't get Twitter at all personally. I have an account, and I post occasionally but I get confused by the site and never spend much time on there.
progman2000
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9/30/2015 | 3:25:33 PM
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Yeah I'm the same way. I have a twitter acount and still haven't really figured out what I should be doing with it. I feel like an old man trying to figure out how to schedule the VCR to record a show...
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 3:43:11 PM
Re: 2 Billion
You find people that you are interested in, and Follow them.

Sometimes, finding them is the real problem.
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9/30/2015 | 3:52:26 PM
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I guess that's my problem, there's no one I'm that interested in following. I mean, aren't the most popular people on twitter people like the Kardashians, Donald Trump and Justin Bieber?

PASS
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 3:56:48 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Well, there are companies and the like that use it to disseminate information much as they do on Facebook.

Find some hashtag that interests you, search on it and see what you come up with.

I find it very useful.
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9/30/2015 | 4:01:03 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I think part of the problem is also companies that are trying to use twitter and have absolutely no idea what they're doing. IMO it is the rare company that really has figured out their social media campaign. I think you still have marketing guys that were sending out mailers a couple of years ago that are now trying to figure out what they should be tweeting. #Fail
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 5:46:30 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Yes, marketers without a clue are too prevalent these days.

They do what they have learned to do in the past, without realizing they have to relearn things as time goes on.

Either that, or give it up because old school outlets are going away on them.
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9/30/2015 | 5:14:31 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I have figured out how to do a couple things with Twitter, like find Amazon giveaways. I basically use the twitter account just so that when I sign up for something and it asks if I have an account I can say that I do. My newest hobby has been couponing and shopping for deals, and having a twitter account comes in helpful for that at times.
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 5:48:04 PM
Re: 2 Billion
it's a very useful method for using the internet, in my opinion.

Now, if they can only get the business side of it right...
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 6:22:50 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I do think if I spent more time using it I would probably like it. I remember back when everyone was still using MySpace. Some of my friends started leaving for Facebook so I checked it out. I couldn't see the point. Now here I am six years later using Facebook for all sorts of things.
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9/30/2015 | 3:38:38 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Twitter is like a firehose of information. You have to use some sort of filter.

I use TweetDeck, personally. It works well for me.
StaceyE
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9/30/2015 | 5:19:15 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I see. I think I have seen tweetdeck in the app store. I use the search feture on Twitter to find specific things using # (hashtag), and I have it set to notify me if certain people tweet. I just don't know many people who use it, so I haven't put too much time into familiarizing myself with it.
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 5:50:32 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Getting people to understand how to use Twitter is a big challenge for them.

You are finding ways to make it relevant for what you want.

I do like the idea of playing with it--random hashtagging-- and see what opens up to you.

But do try tweetdeck.
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9/30/2015 | 7:03:49 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. 
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 8:09:42 PM
Re: 2 Billion
You bet.
larryloeb
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9/30/2015 | 8:09:46 PM
Re: 2 Billion
You bet.
StaceyE
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10/31/2015 | 9:01:24 AM
Re: 2 Billion
Well I got the tweetdeck app....still checking it out, haven't formed an opinion yet... ;)
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10/31/2015 | 10:34:25 AM
Re: 2 Billion
I'll wait for you.

[smiles]
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10/31/2015 | 10:44:34 AM
Re: 2 Billion
@StaceyEIT
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10/31/2015 | 9:30:44 AM
Re: 2 Billion
I agree, mainly because I still don't understand how to use Twitter LOL. Honestly, my ignorance on how to use it properly makes me feel freaking old...
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larryloeb,
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9/30/2015 | 2:47:51 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Oh, but they do.

By the truckload.

They just want more.
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StaceyE,
User Rank: Ninja
9/30/2015 | 3:19:21 PM
Re: 2 Billion
There are a lot of people that have to click on and buy every thing they see on Facebook. What I can't get over is people spending money on things like a fence for their farm on Farmville...crazy!
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/30/2015 | 3:41:02 PM
Re: 2 Billion
Well, if they don't have a real life, they might find pleasure in a game.

Or maybe they find pleasure in a game because of their real life.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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9/30/2015 | 5:57:59 PM
Re: 2 Billion
I remember seeing awhile back on some talk show, there was a woman who had put her family in financial ruin plating Farmville on Facebook. She ran up all the credit cards and drained their accounts. She was losing everything, but she had the nicest farm out of all her friends!
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SunitaT0,
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8/30/2015 | 2:33:45 PM
Re: Facebook Propaganda
@askqn: not to mention people who continue to use a dead persons profile, also duplicates, pages and spammers. So what if FB had 1 billion active users in one day? So what?
shakeeb
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2015 | 6:01:08 AM
Re: Facebook Propaganda
@SunitaT0 – Facebook has a method to report deceased personal but unless anyone reports they are still considered as active accounts. 
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shamika,
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8/31/2015 | 7:03:31 AM
Re: Facebook Propaganda
This is something that I didn't know. However seems line it is a valuable feature to have.
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shakeeb,
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8/31/2015 | 6:00:00 AM
Re: Facebook Propaganda
@askqn – Agreed. Most of these accounts are duplicate or spam accounts, I don't think Facebook could identify such accounts and filter them for their analysis. 
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zerox203,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2015 | 8:37:07 AM
Re: Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day
I can see why people get worried about Facebook, a privately-owned, ad-supported service, having too large a place in our lives. Zuckerberg's shpiel is no doubt PR-motivated, of course,  but I'm still inclined to agree - Facebook does provide people from all over the world, all economic backgrounds, a great, free service that enriches our lives. Think of the role it's played in giving people in opressed countries a voice. More personally, I feel safe leaving my photos, etc. on there for all time. All that's what makes the internet age great, and Facebook is a beacon of it.
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larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
8/31/2015 | 8:44:42 AM
Re: Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day
@zerox

So, you use them and they get to use your data.

The tradeoff works for you,
yalanand
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yalanand,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2015 | 11:03:04 AM
Re: Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day
I wonder what leverage do they gain over us when they hold our personal data in their heavily encrypted databases. Given, some people need to be tracked, but the same filtering applies to everyone.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
8/31/2015 | 11:10:31 AM
Re: Facebook Claims 1 Billion Users In 1 Day
>leverage do they gain over us

The can use it to predict what you will consume.

They want to make money off you, regardless of politics
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Li Tan,
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9/3/2015 | 11:11:11 AM
Business potential
The one billion users is the biggest asset of Facebook. It has great business potential -  by doing data mining and big data analytics, the valuable data/result can be digged out. Then Facebook can explore the business opportunity.:-)
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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9/3/2015 | 11:36:56 AM
Re: Business potential
I sort of think that is exactly what they are doing now.
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Technocrati,
User Rank: Ninja
9/6/2015 | 1:10:25 AM
A billion people Need a Better way to Spend Time and Energy
"...A business milestone or a sign of the apocalypse? "

 

It's official.  An Apocalypse for sure.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
9/6/2015 | 6:57:27 AM
Re: A billion people Need a Better way to Spend Time and Energy
Yeah, when a billion people do something all at the same time it makes me really nervous.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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9/30/2015 | 2:29:11 PM
Re: A billion people Need a Better way to Spend Time and Energy
@ larry

Interesting point, perhaps early signs of mass mind control, administered through Facebook?
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larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
9/30/2015 | 2:49:44 PM
Re: A billion people Need a Better way to Spend Time and Energy
More mass hyposis, maybe.

"We control the horizontal, we control the vertical."

10 points for remembering that media reference.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
User Rank: Ninja
9/30/2015 | 3:20:54 PM
Re: A billion people Need a Better way to Spend Time and Energy
Hahaha...

The Outer Limits.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
User Rank: Author
9/30/2015 | 3:42:10 PM
Re: A billion people Need a Better way to Spend Time and Energy
I am pleased to award you the 10 points, and a Marvel No-Prize.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
User Rank: Ninja
9/30/2015 | 6:00:07 PM
Re: A billion people Need a Better way to Spend Time and Energy
Yes! I have always wanted a Marvel No-Prize! I can cross this off my bucket list! Thanks larryloeb!
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