If Facebook evenly distributed its earnings in 2012 the social network could have paid every single employee $1,101,753.
Facebook reported a 2012 revenue of $5,089,000,000. According to SocialNewsDaily Facebook employees $4,619 workers. In comparison Google employees 53,000 employees but earned $50 billion in 2012. That means Google actually earned less money per employee with a take of $946,000.
Based on Facebook’s earnings the company is currently making $5 in revenue per user (just over 1 billion users now registered). However despite Facebook’s higher per employee earnings structure the company is still under heavy pressure from Wall Street investors.
While Google falls short of Facebook’s per employee earnings, Apple is the clear winner with an average earnings per employee of $2.3 million. Apple was helped along in 2012 by 400 million active credit card accounts connected to iTunes. The company took in $156.5 billion with an average iTunes account spent of $391.Â read more
Google+ on Thursday announced the launch of a new group feature called Google+ Communities. The new program allows users to create public and private groups that can be centered around a specific topic or brand.
According to Google VP Vic Gundotra the new Communities button on the left side of the Google+ menu allows users to form groups or search for groups by category. Once a member of a group users can join events or participate in video-chat Hangouts.
Google+ will also allow users to share Communities through +1 button support on the web.
Google has also announced that it has surpassed 500 million users with 235 million active Google+ customers for Hangouts and +1 button use. Google also claims 135 million Google+ pages users. read more
There are a number of social media sites that have captured the hearts and attention span of the modern world. Internet users rely on social networking a great deal for any number of tasks, originally personal but not more along the lines of professional. In fact, using such sites for self promotion, business networking and marketing is becoming second nature to the site genre.
Some sites have been created specifically for this purpose, and one of the most well known is LinkedIn. Well established, full of people in every industry and very beneficial, you probably already have an account or have thought about getting one. It is recommended, as a quick means of making connections with others in relevant industries, or just maintaining and easily accessible online resume.
But beyond that, LinkedIn can provide a fantastic method of local marketing. This is a means of targeting a local audience to become a kind of celebrity of sorts to those in your immediate area. This is much more simple to achieve than gaining a mass notoriety within your industry. read more
Facebook is ramping up its attempts at creating a more secure ecosystem for its users. The company announced on Monday that it is in the process of moving users from HTTP to HTTPS (secure) connections.
While the move will help protect against spam bots, fake profiles, malicious apps and other security threats, some experts worry that the more complex solution could slow down connections for many users.
Facebook’s security policy manager Fred Wolens tells TechCrunch that moving to HTTPS may “slow down connections only slightly” as encrypted pages take longer to load, but adds that Facebook has “deployed significant performance enhancements to [its] load balancing infrastructure to mitigate most of the impact.” read more
Though the brutal social networking war has lost the interest of most news outlets, gruesome battles continue to take place behind the scenes as the arms race for users escalates. Facebookâs IPO has left the brand bloodied, and Google has seized on this moment of weakness to bolster their own offering, Google+, in the eyes of consumers. Meanwhile, MySpace seems to be taking a different strategy and reinventing itself as the music discovery service it was originally envisioned as. Shots continue to ring out across the digital ether, and with every blow levied, each social network has just one task ahead of them: Becoming distinct enough from other networks while pulling in more users. read more
Lady Gaga has taken Twitter and Facebook by storm, amassing the biggest social media following on the planet, now she’s taking her love of social media one step further, launching the “Little Monsters” social network, a website devoted solely to Lady Gaga fans.
With the voting functionality of Reddit and a Pinterest-based design Gaga could quickly define an entirely new segment for big stars looking to better engage their followers. Then again almost no other artist on the planet has the fan based currently being experienced by Lady gaga.
Located atÂ LittleMonsters.com the website allows fans to created Gaga-related content, talk with other “Little Monstersâ and then showcase their favorite fan created social shares.
The network was created with the help of developerÂ Backplane, a startup created by Lady Gagaâs manager, Troy Carter and Backplane CEO Matt Michelsen alongside former Google designer Joey Primiani and former Palantir director of operations Alex Moore. read more
Google Plus is the social media service that Google has recently released and it has been suggested that this service is a direct move against Facebook which is the leading social media website today.
Much praise should be given to the Google team for the constant innovations they seem to bring out; moreover the smooth roll out of Google Plus was also slickly done. Instead of launching it to the entire world, they selected certain countries first of all and then as and when issues arouse they solved them in a timely manner.
Also rather than launching the finished product with all its features, they did the release of Google Plus in a more progressive way so that people could get used to the new social media service without getting confused by to many features. read more
Google+ is trying to make it much easier for their 25+ million users to invite their friends over to the social network and to accomplish that goal they have rolled out a new link sharing system.
The new social network update allows users to create a unique link which can be shared with up to 150 friends, as a user clicks on that link and signs up for Google+ they are automatically added to their friends Google+ account, ensuring a quick connection.
Users still have the option to invite friends by email, however the new link could allow users to also invite Twitter and other social network friends over to their Google+ accounts by simply offering a quick cut and paste solution. read more