Hottest social networking countries around the world

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There are 1.2 billion social networking users worldwide.

U.S.-based social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter usually get most of the publicity, but eMarketer predicts that the worldwide social networking phenomenon will encompass nearly 1.5 billion internet users by the end of this year.

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Facebook tracking sites it’s users visit even after logging off

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Facebook relies on tracking cookie technologies similar to the controversial systems used by Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Yahoo and others in the online advertising industry.

Facebook has admitted it is tracking which sites its users visit even after they log off, thanks to plug-ins and cookies.

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‘Apply with Linkedin’ allows jobseekers to send Linkedin profiles directly to prospective employers

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Professional social network Linkedin

LinkedIn, a professional social network,  took the wraps off a tool that allows jobseekers to apply for open positions by sending their LinkedIn profiles directly to prospective employers.

 

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Facebook’s Sponsored Stories performing better than standard ads

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Facebook Sponsored Story ad

Earlier this year Facebook launched a new form of advertising called “Sponsored Stories”.  some people just didn’t buy into the plot. “Sponsored Stories” takes content generated by Facebook users and turns it into ads, seemed to be crossing some kind of line.

 

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The Facebook Generation Gap

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People in their 20’s have 50 times more friends on Facebook than people over 50 years old.

 The ‘Facebook generation gap’ has been highlighted in a new piece of research which shows that the average 22 year-old claims to have 1,000 or more friends on sites like Facebook compared to those in their fifties who have fewer than 20.

 

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Facebook Wants Your Children

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg told attendees at a recent summit on innovation in education that, “My philosophy is that for education you need to start at a really, really young age.” A really, really good way to do that, Zuckerberg said, is to let kids ages 13 and under join Facebook.

 

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PepsiCo Introduces ‘Social Vending’ Machine Technology

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PepsiCo Inc will be launching  the “social vending” machine that lets users buy each other drinks remotely.  This is  further proof that its decades-old rivalry with Coca-Cola Co is going ever-more high tech.

 

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