April 16th, 2013


Why Messaging Could Be Mobile’s Killer App

Could the next big platform fit inside a messaging app? 

Facebook’s new Android integration, Home, groups Instagram, maps, email, and other apps in one drawer. Its main screen has just three navigation options: “Apps,” “Last App,” and—the exceptional stand-alone app in the mix—“Messenger.”

Why has Facebook given such special treatment to a once tangential feature of its service?

Here’s a theory: “I think everyone is realizing that messaging is the killer app in mobile,” says Ted Livingston, the creator of a messenger app called Kik.

“Now it’s just who can wrap a platform around it the fastest.”

Read the full story here.

Reblogged from Fast Company
April 15th, 2013

Delete This When You’re Done


At a time when we’re sharing more and more on the web, Matt Buchanan wonders if deletion is the only way to privacy: http://nyr.kr/YkLXq0


Reblogged from The New Yorker
April 8th, 2013


Infographic of Facebook user numbers in BRICs countries. Data from Socialbakers.com

Reblogged from Afrographique
April 6th, 2013


CHART OF THE DAY: How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

Full Story: Business Insider

April 4th, 2013


HTC and Facebook announce the First smartphone with AT&T

AT&T’s Ralph De La Vega called it “the most immersive engagement I’ve ever seen.” Want one? You can pre-order today.

Reblogged from The Verge
April 1st, 2013


An overview of the latest user numbers in the largest Facebook markets across Africa.

Reblogged from Afrographique
March 30th, 2013
In shaping its targeted advertising strategy, it is no longer relying solely on what Facebook users reveal about themselves. Instead, it is tapping into outside sources of data to learn even more about them — and to sell ads that are more finely targeted to them. Facebook says that this way, marketers will be able to reach the right audience for the right products, and consumers will see advertisements that are, as the company calls it, “relevant” to them.
Reblogged from Infoneer Pulse
March 18th, 2013