You might think you’re impervious to Facebook’s ads, but you probably do get seduced every once in a while. But since ads aren’t always permanently available anywhere, it can be impossible to find a Facebook ad that led somewhere you want to revisit. Now Facebook has a solution called Recent Ad Activity for when (if) you click an ad and want to see it again. TechCrunch… Read More
Facebook is serious about using Groups to propel its new mission to “bring the world closer together.” That’s why it’s made a big-name hire for the product leader for the Facebook Groups team. Former Change.org COO and president Jennifer Dulski will take the role. Read More
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This Map Compares the Population of the Real World vs. Social MediaView the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here. When you log on to Twitter or LinkedIn, it feels like you are connected to everyone on Earth. Whether you want to get a taste of culture from other continents, or you want to stay on top of the latest opportunities and events in far flung places – social media allows you to connect with anyone with similar interests, no matter where they are located. But how representative is the social media world of the real population, exactly? Today’s infographic from Raconteur breaks it all down.
Quantifying the Social WorldThere are roughly 2.8 billion social media users in the world – a penetration of about 37%, according to a recent report by Hootsuite.
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