Social media offers a better user experience than investor relations websites, says Dominic Jones in a compelling post in which he argues that social media investor relations has reached a tipping point: [...] company disclosure channels that once seemed innovative – such as investor relations websites, webcasting and PR wire services – are struggling to stay relevant as investors grow accustomed to receiving information from companies in real-time on their favorite social networks in … [Read more...] about Social media driving IR evolution
After nearly three weeks of protest in Cairo and other cities across Egypt, the end came quite quickly on Friday night so that, today, the country no longer has Hosni Mubarak running things and instead has the military in charge, at least for the time being. The BBC has a pretty good analysis that makes it easy to understand the tumultuous if not historic events in that country since January 25. A general view is that a catalyst for what happened in Egypt was what happened in Tunisia that … [Read more...] about Which Arab state will be the next falling domino?
How Facebook has now become mainstream, almost pervasive, is a recurring thought after seeing three examples of how that is during the course of this weekend. The first example was a hand-written poster outside a used car dealer in Sandhurst proclaiming "See us on Facebook." If I hadn't been driving my car at the time, I would have taken a photo and posted it to the Signs of Social Media group on Flickr. The same with a pub on the outskirts of Bracknell with a "Be our friend on … [Read more...] about Facebook in the mainstream
Facebook is the dominant social network around the world according to the latest analysis by Vincenzo Cosenza, director at Digital PR in Rome, Italy, who has been tracking its growth over the past eighteen months or so. Even a cursory glance at the map above makes it clear when you see how much of that map is now coloured Facebook blue. Superlatives abound when it comes to talk about Facebook, notably the 500 million members worldwide milestone the social network passed this summer. And there's … [Read more...] about Facebook dominates globally
Not only has Facebook gathered huge numbers of members - half a billion at the last count - but the social network has also become the number one social presence in many countries, displacing some home-grown domestic social networks. A glance at the world map of social networks 2010 you see above shows a clear picture of the colonization (for want of a better word) of Europe, for instance, where Facebook has displaced its competitors in France (Skyrock used to be #1) and Germany (StudiVZ, … [Read more...] about Facebook supreme