• This is not a rumor. This is a real project. There are a large number of people working on it. I am completely confident about this. • They realized that Buzz wasn’t enough and that they need to build out a full, first-class social network. They are modeling it off of Facebook. • Unlike previous attempts (before Buzz at least), this is a high-priority project within Google. • They had assumed that Facebook’s growth would slow as it grew, and that Facebook wouldn’t be able to have too much leverage over them, but then it just didn’t stop, and now they are really scared.
The research by Payment provider Sage Pay has revealed that whereas 7% of all visitors to an online store make a purchase, a significantly higher 71%of visitors initiated via social media will click their way to the transaction section.
This new infographic compiles social data from the Fortune 100 global company index across the four major social platforms in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Blogs. One of the most interesting statistics to come out of this chart is that 65% of the worlds top 100 companies has a twitter account, now that in its self might not be all that surprising, but in comparison to Facebook (54%), YouTube (50%) and blogs (33%) that’s a serious number considering the length of time that Facebook, YouTube and Blogs have been around comparability to Twitter.
On a percentage scale across all 4 social mediums, it’s interesing to not that only 20% of the worlds top 100 companies are using all four platforms to engage their followers, fans and workers.
Microsoft initially signed a deal with Facebook last fall to filter its status updates into search. Bing, has found a workaround for privacy. It only shows popular links in aggregate form and doesn’t reveal the name or photos of who shared the content.