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Blog May. 17, 2012 | Share

Facebook: Around the World in 800 Days

Facebook: Around the World in 800 Days

Over the last few years social networking has emerged as a truly global phenomenon, and today Facebook is known to be the favourite site of young and old across many countries around the world. The numbers speak for themselves: in March 2012, 806 million people age15+ visited on a worldwide basis. Read more

Blog Dec. 23, 2011 | Share

State of the U.S. Social Networking Market: Facebook Maintains Leadership Position, but Upstarts Gaining Traction

comScore recently released our global social networking report, “It’s a Social World: Top 10 Need-to-Knows about Social Networking and Where it’s Headed,” which we certainly encourage you to download if you haven’t already. And while the report offers a comprehensive global view of what’s happening in social media, I thought it might also... Read more

Blog Dec. 19, 2011 | Share

Online Pinboards – Is this the new way to Facebook?

With news this week that Facebook is beginning to roll out its new Timeline feature, it reminds us that so much of what’s captured on the world’s most popular social networking site are our fondest memories. And if you look at your newsfeed in any given day it will often reflect the present – what’s happening in the world around you today. But... Read more

Blog Oct. 28, 2011 | Share

The Interconnection of Facebook Fan Pages

As sociable beings in an interconnected world, our social networks have intuitive importance in our everyday lives. These networks influence the movies we watch, the music we buy, the parties we attend, and the friends we keep. Our associations – both on the web and in the real world – define us. Read more

Blog Oct. 18, 2011 | Share

Spotify Makes a Splash among U.S. Early Adopters

Following years of speculation and anticipation, European social music application Spotify recently touched ground here in the U.S. to a great deal of fanfare. Despite some difficulty in tangling with the record labels on royalties and fees, Spotify was finally able to come to terms and launch in the U.S. In its first three months since entering the... Read more

Blog Sep. 9, 2011 | Share

“You’ve Got to See It!”: What Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Broadway Success

My friend Arny Granat is a successful theater producer. Over his 40 year career, Arny has produced thousands of shows and seen a lot of market research. We were discussing how one can best predict if a show will be a success or not. Arny said there is no special formula but there are five key words: “You’ve Got to See It!” When people say this,... Read more

Blog Jul. 6, 2011 | Share

Social SEO – Facebook & Twitter Best Practices

Optimizing your social presence for search is important, right? That is certainly what we've all been told for some time, but determining why it's important and deciding where to focus can be challenging. Exponential growth of a medium is great and all, but your problems figuring out how to tame the wild beast tend to grow exponentially as well. Let's... Read more

Blog Jun. 15, 2011 | Share

The Network Effect: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & Tumblr Reach New Heights in May

With each passing month it seems that social networking becomes more deeply ingrained into our digital lives. If we take a look back at the past few years we can see just how pervasive it has become. Back in 2007, social networking represented about 1 out of every 12 minutes spent online, while today it accounts for 1 out of every 6 minutes. Read more

Blog Feb. 9, 2011 | Share

The Top 10 Digital Media Trends of 2010

comScore just released our annual U.S. Digital Year in Review report, which does a deep dive on key digital media trends of the year. 2010 was another great year for the digital media world, as we not only saw the industry claw its way back from the recession but through continued innovation it managed to expand and attract more consumer and advertising... Read more

Blog Jun. 3, 2010 | Share

What History Tells Us About Facebook’s Potential as a Search Engine

The number of searches conducted on Facebook has been surging over the past year, more than doubling to 647 Million searches in the US as of March. While their numbers still pale in comparison to the 10.5 billion searches generated on Google during the same month, Facebook’s footprint in search is significant enough that many in the search community... Read more