Archive for category: Social Media

New Facebook Page Hijack Scam

New Facebook Page Hijack Scam

There is a new facebook scam that is being spread around. This one seems to be more sophisticated compared to the other scams you might have come across. Thanks to GST from bhw for the source and heads up. So here’s how the new scam works. Someone claiming to be a security personnel from facebook sends a message indicating that your facebook fan page needs to be updated with your personal details or else you will lose access to it. If you look at the picture above, you can tell that it looks very legit. It doesn’t contain any weird or shady links so most people can easily fall for it. The fear of losing access to the page forces the user to comply and give up the details. Of course, if you have a fan page with ton of fans, you will want to act fast in order to save your page. But wait… They then ask you to […]

The Billion Dollar Startups [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Billion Dollar Startups [INFOGRAPHIC]

Most of the time we talk about the million dollar start ups and how they have started from scratch; some even started from their basement. Frankly speaking, there are ton of million dollar start ups now but sadly the million dollar doesn’t sound cool any more. You know what sounds cool? Billion dollars with a B Not all companies have made it to a billion dollar valuation beside a few such as Facebook, Instagram, Evernote etc. Today, I am sharing an interesting infographic which was recently sent to me by a staff from staff.com. I found it interesting since it not only shows the start ups but also their market value, number of employees etc. And if you closely notice, most of these companies are involved with social media. Let me know what you think! The Billion Dollar Start Ups ! via @ staff.com Talk soon amigos

Third Pillar of Facebook : Introducing Graph Search

Third Pillar of Facebook : Introducing Graph Search

Earlier today, facebook unveiled its new Graph Search feature which is known as the “third pillar” of facebook’s ecosystem. It is integrated with Microsoft’s Bing Search engine. After the news feed and the timeline, this is probably the next big feature which is currently in beta mode and has not been rolled out to everyone yet. At a first glance, you can tell that it’s a pretty neat feature and it definitely has great potential. So what is this Facebook Graph Search and how is it different from Google? Graph Search allows you to find more of what you are looking for through your friends and connections. For example, if you want to find all of your friends who are single and live around your area, you can simply type “friends who are single and live in Richmond” on the graph search and get some cool result Or you could search for the restaurants your friends visited Or you could find which […]

How Social Sites Make Money [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Social Sites Make Money [INFOGRAPHIC]

This infographic was just sent to me by Jaime from USBundles.com. It looks pretty awesome and I thought a lot of you will find it useful so here it is. In the meantime, I will be finishing up the videos which are scheduled to go live this week. Social Sites Making Money So as you can see, most make money from ads, web apps, mobile apps, customers and affiliates. I believe that web apps and mobile apps will continue to  grow. These are billion dollar industries guys and there are ton of potential. See how facebook and google are killing it with web applications. There’s also a significant increase in the percentage of marketing agencies and social media sites that plan on spending more on social. Whether you are a business consultant or a social media enthusiast, you can use this information to educate your clients or even use it to your advantage Talk soon!