Category Archives: Facebook

The Rise of Facebook to the Top of the Social Networking Market

Facebook was a late-comer to the social networking market, defying the business mantra of “first-mover advantage.” Why did it succeed so fabulously where the pioneers of the industry, already with millions of participants, have failed so spectacularly? On April 15, 1999, LiveJournal was … Continue reading

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Reacting to New Technologies: AI, Fake News, and Regulation

A number of this week’s [February 19, 2018] milestones in the history of technology demonstrate society’s reactions to new technologies over the years: A discussion of AI replacing and augmenting human intelligence, a warning about the abundance of misinformation on … Continue reading

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From Social Security to Social Anxiety

Two of this week’s milestones in the history of technology highlight the evolution in the use of computing machines from supporting social security to boosting social cohesion and social anxiety. On January 31, 1940, Ida M. Fuller became the first … Continue reading

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Acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, 1999-2014 (Infographic)

by TechCrunch. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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Facebook Launched

Ten year ago today, Harvard Sophomore Mark Zuckerberg launched “Thefacebook” from his dorm room. Membership was initially restricted to students of Harvard College, and within the first month, more than half the undergraduate population at Harvard was registered on the service. … Continue reading

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Evan Williams: “The Internet makes human desire more easily attainable” (Video)

Evan Williams on the democratization of knowledge and the organizing principle of the Internet. “For the last 15 years, Evan Williams has made it easy for non-geeks to find their voice online. He cofounded Blogger in 1999, Odeo in 2004, Twitter … Continue reading

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Age of Internet Empires: Google and Facebook Vie for Dominance

The Oxford Internet Institute published recently a map illustrating the most visited website in each country. It concluded: The supremacy of Google and Facebook over any other site on the Web is clearly apparent. We also see an interesting geographical … Continue reading

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