What Compete does for website analytics uberVU is now trying to do for social media. The company has just launchedCompare, a new tool that does instant side-by-side social media performance comparisons by keyword or brand name.
Data intelligence and research company Semiocast conducted a research, based on 2.8 million tweets gathered over a period of 48 hours in February, which showed that only half of messages on Twitter are in English, while the rest is in other languages.
But for knowledge workers charged with transforming ideas into products — whether gadgets, code, or even Wired articles — goofing off isn’t the enemy. In fact, regularly stepping back from the project at hand can be essential to success. And social networks are particularly well suited to stoking the creative mind.
ChatRoulette reminds me of when people said blogging was like making a private diary public. The idea of sitting in your bedroom showing your face to anyone in the world is simultaneously anonymous yet deeply revealing. This violates almost all social norms of the offline world.
The Facebook-platform game FarmVille has 80 million players. It’s been named social networking game of the year. It’s played by people young and old. It’s bigger than Twitter. But that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone.