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Facebook is dead and buried? Really?

A study of young people using Facebook funded by the E.U. has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried.” This per Matthew Sparkes (@Sparkes) reporting for the Telegraph this morning. Professor Daniel Miller (@DannyAnth) of University College London, one of the researchers working on the project, writes… Continue Reading

Adding professional skills on Facebook ala LinkedIn

The Next Web’s Ken Yeung (@thekenyeung) reported over the weekend that Facebook is in the process of implementing a feature enabling users to add professional Skills, mirroring LinkedIn. From a Facebook spokesperson: We are currently testing a new option where you can add your professional skills to the work and education section of your timeline. To… Continue Reading

Lawyers ought not be friends with clients on Facebook?

California ethics lawyer, Megan Zavieh(@Zaviehlaw), writes at Lawyerist that for ethical reasons lawyers ought not be friends with clients on Facebook. The ethical reasons, per Zavieh: Facebook will make you look like you are having fun. When a client sees you having fun the client may file an ethics complaint when you’re delinquent in returning a call… Continue Reading

Facebook : Best personalized newspaper in the world?

In announcing Facebook’s re-design this week, Mark Zuckerberg said he wanted Facebook to be “the best personalized newspaper in the world.” “And,” as reported by the New York Times’ Somini Sengupta (@SominiSengupta), “like a newspaper editor, he wants the “front page” of Facebook to be more engaging — in particular on the smaller screens of… Continue Reading

Facebook commands most attention of all social network sites

While Google sites command the largest audience, Facebook demands the most attention of Americans. This per Jennifer Grove (@jbruin) of CNet reporting on a study from ComScore looking at December Web usage. Facebook was the top Web destination with a 10.8 percent share of total time spent online during the month. Google was at 10… Continue Reading

Facebook for law firms : Will you put in the time?

I’ve been spending time on Facebook of late. Not to build a brand for LexBlog or I, but to learn how those who have achieved success on Facebook have done so. After all, Facebook is the largest social network in the world and LexBlog is helping empower over 8,000 lawyers world-wide network through the Internet…. Continue Reading

Facebook to launch location-tracking feature

Douglas MacMillan (@dmac1) reports in the Washington Post that Facebook may have a location-tracking app by mid-March The application will reportedly track a user’s location, helping users find nearby friends, and would run even when the program isn’t open on a smart phone or tablet. In addition to allowing users to locate each other, Facebook… Continue Reading

Facebook search : It's the beginning of something big

On Tuesday, Facebook CEO and Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, introduced the company’s internally focused search engine, called Facebook Graph Search. This search tool will search the immense amounts of data already inside Facebook, pulled from 1 billion profiles, 24 billion photos and 1 trillion connections to uncover specific information in your Facebook network. Though the way… Continue Reading

Facebook Graph Search will help journalists find lawyers for stories

Reporters are always looking for sources and experts to quote, in many cases, lawyers. Vadim Lavrusik (@Lavrusik), Journalism Program Manager at Facebook and Adjunct at Columbia Journalism School, writes that Facebook’s new Graph Search presents ‘A “Rolodex” of 1 Billion Potential Sources.’ The new search enables journalists to do richer searches when trying to find… Continue Reading

Using Facebook as lawyer or law firm? Better work on weekends

I’ve always felt that blogging and Twitter slowed while Facebook came alive on the weekends. That’s at least as to my circle of friends and connections – business people, lawyers, reporters, technologists, association leaders, and the like. It turns out that most Facebook interaction (likes, comments, and shares) for most industries does come on the… Continue Reading

How big will Facebook become?

Using Facebook this Christmas has opened my eyes to just how big Facebook is going to become. I have been further ‘connecting’ with friends from high school, relatives, clients, and other friends with Facebook like mad this Christmas season.Maybe I’m nuts, Mrs. RLHB thinks so. Pictures of Christmas trees, dinners, Christmas shopping, kids, parents, gifts,… Continue Reading