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January 6, 2012

Positive Facebook Comments Get ‘Likes’ While Negative Content Gets Comments [Infographic]

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Facebook Truth InfographicIf you want to receive more Likes on your Facebook fan page or personal wall the trick is to post positive content more than negative. On the other hand if you want more comments a few negative posts is the way to go.

The team at Help for Depression created an infographic that specifically examines how the way we post on Facebook affects the interaction we have with our Facebook friends.

The study finds for example that people with longer status updates who use the second person “you” and talk about sex and religion have the highest friends count. On the other hand people with negative and emotions responses who talk about family and use the first person “I” more tend to have less Facebook Friends.

Data for the study was culled from 83 13-year-old girls, which obviously means it’s a big bias but still worth a closer look. read more

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June 13, 2011

Facebook Continues To Gobble Up Worldwide Competition [Infographic]

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Facebook World Map Domination PreviewFacebook has seen massive growth over the last several years and with nearly 700 million users accessing the network a closer visual look at the company’s growth shows just how much they have grown and taken over various geographical regions.

As you’ll notice in the infographic shown below, the company has actually experienced some traffic decreases in various countries over the last several months, however their reach in developing countries has continued to expand.

Interestingly enough, according to a recent examination Facebook is said to have lost 6 million U.S. visitors in May 2011, while Canada and the UK experienced losses of their own. In general as Facebook reaches 50% of a countries population growth tends to slow to a near halt, while some countries see slight losses. read more

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March 25, 2011

This Is How And Where You’re Being Scammed on Facebook

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Facebook App ScamsEvery year millions of Facebook users encounter various types of online ad scams, those scams can come in the form of applications that steal user information or through direct click links among other attempts. PC protector BitDefender has taken the time to share with us an infographic that showcases the top 5 Facebook scams and how they target their users.

Among the most interesting facts gathered, 34.7% of all Facebook scams come in the form of “see who’s following you” and other profile traffic insight scams, while 16.2% arrive from social gaming (with the likes of Cityville) and 14.1% come from “shocking images” that entice users to click-through to witness what ends up being some type of malware or other scam.

The graphic also showcases some of the most popular words used in Facebook scams, including (but not limited to): Wow, profile, killed, OMG, stalker, video, busted, stripping, cash, Zynga and pounds. Basically if the word entices you to want more money, lose weight or think in a sexual manner, there’s a chance it could be a scam.

Towards the bottom of the graphic BitDefender also showcases the top five most targeted countries for click traffic scams which includes (in order from highest to lowest): USA, India, UK, Australia then Canada.

Here’s the full Facebook Scam Infographic: read more

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