Facebook = $50 Billion? – Apparently not if you look at the data

Damian Thompson writes today on the telegraph with data that appears to show that anyone who has bought into Goldman Sachs’ $50 billion valuation of Facebook, which is based on projections of revenue growth that seem ludicrously optimistic in the light of the data now available … Here’s a chart showing year-on-year growth (again, click … Read more Facebook = $50 Billion? – Apparently not if you look at the data

Facebook Event – Live Update – FMAIL

This was live blogging of the big Facebook announcement today about Fmail… 09:57 PDT Folks getting ready and taking their seats …  Mark Zuckerberg is about to take the stage to talk presumably Facebook’s new mail client, Project Titan. From what we hear this isn’t just an outgrowth of Facebook’s messaging feature, this will be … Read more Facebook Event – Live Update – FMAIL

Crowdsourcing – some further examples

Yesterday I blogged about Galaxy Zoo. Thats the project that needs your help to process and categorize images of Galaxies captured by robot telescopes. As I explained, the motivation is that the very best pattern recognition engine known to humanity sits between your ears. However, what is also quite fascinating is that this is just … Read more Crowdsourcing – some further examples

No.1 Reason for de-friending is …

A University of Colorado Denver Business School student has conducted a study and gathered some interesting statistics regarding the social interactions on Facebook .

“Researchers spend a lot of time examining how people form friendships online but little is known on how those relationships end,” said Christopher Sibona, a PhD student in the Computer Science and Information Systems program whose research will be published January by the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. “Perhaps this will help us develop a theory of the entire cycle of friending and unfriending.”

After surveying more than 1,500 Facebook users on Twitter, Sibona found the number-one reason for unfriending is ….

OK,  …  try a few guesses, then the click the fold to reveal the answer.

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