Quite self-explanatory, there’s no need of any further comment on this. While Twitter and Facebook show a almost linear increase (Myspace seems linear as well in its fall), Tumblr increase in number so fast to seems like exponential.
I don’t know if any of this will really happen, but in most cases it’s most than just gut feeling:
1 – Smartphones will finally overtake desktop pc in sales. It’s no news, this has been going on for a while, most smartphone can easily replace desktop for the most essential tasks. Moreover most telco sales pitch uses the phone itself as a driver to sell they’re plans, no wonder if we would see an increase in sales topping current desktop pc sales.
2 – Google to buy Twitter for 4billion dollars – This isn’t news either, rumors have been spreading in the past few months and is probably time for the guys at Twitter to settle down and seriously think about the future.
Moreover, with no idea about a solid and viable business model, they just look like a easy prey for Google.
3 – Android will grow stronger, Nokia in need of a new strategy, Apple will need to face new challanges – The rise of Android screwed up the centralized model of Apple with his iPhone and iTunes platform, Nokia certainly need to invest in innovation and new product or die. Mobile as we knew it are dead, long live to the mobile!
4 – Yahoo! will look for a new CEO – Yahoo! has to finally found is formula, if they already lost quite of a long time a go the search engine war, they need to find someone brave enough to push on innovation.
Quite of a interesting situation though, will see what happens, it’s gonna be fun for sure! And if you wondered how thing actually changed in the past 10 years, that a look at this infographic.
A few months aho Google announced Gmail would switch to a default https connection, increasing protection against sniffing and any other network related threat. It was great news, even though the SLL was already available, Google made it the default option for users.
Nowadays all over the world millions of Facebook users get connected via standard http, keeping themselves quite vulnerable to sniffing or man in the middle type of exploits. Is there any way to switch to a safer connection making our Facebook login a bit more secure?
Just type https://facebook.com when logging in and your connection will pass through SLL encoding, making it safer: your machine will exchange a key with the facebook server through which all date will be encoded.
This means the secure socket layer connection s already availbale: how long should users wait for it to become the default connection in Facebook?
Nowadays we all know the importance of social networks in online marketing. According to this press realease, Omniture is aiming to get his own share in the social media analytics with a specific solution.
If you think about tracking traffic from Facebook is quite of a deal indeed. There’s no specific referrer, no way to track users or pages back.
Even when we decide to launch a campaign using custom-made application, it’s pretty hard to get any statistic feedback on their use and the engagement with users.
A specific add-on was obviously needed.
Anyway, if you are not using Sitecatalyst from Omniture you can still have a glimpse of social networks analytics with Google Analytics check this post I wrote some time ago: How to track visits from social bookmarks with Google Analytics .