That’s Billion, With a B

Facebook just agreed to buy WhatsApp for $16 Billion. That's one billion, this many times: Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion Billion When you add the other Billion Billion Billion for current What's App employees, it comes to $19 Billion. …

Frames for Facebook

I love when I get to promote something that has popped out of the UW's Foster School of Business. Check out Frames for Facebook, a slick little iPhone app that lets you customize those 5 little pictures at the top of your Facebook profile that everyone gets to see. All you do is choose a pic from your phone, manipulate its position across the 5 fra…

Why 30+ Year Olds Have More Fun on Facebook than Our Junior Counterparts

I just don't understand when people my age tell me, "Facebook is just for kids."  I will argue that the best part about Facebook is in fact lost on these newbies, and us more mature folks are getting the best it has to offer. To wit: My friend's daughter is 15.  She has something like 700 friends.  Basically every person she has ever…

But How Much is My Facebook Page Worth

So Twitter doesn't make a dime of revenue.  But there must be value there, since it's extremely popular and nature abhors a vacuum.  So maybe I'm the one who should generate the revenue from it.   For example, suppose Pepsi called me and wanted me to tell all my Twitter friends that Double Caffeinated Clear Blueberry Diet-Pepsi was a…

Why I Joined the “I Hate the Oklahoma City Thunder” Facebook Group

If you read this blog, you know this space is all for positive thoughts.  Warm, happy musings and expressions (well, most of the time.) So, why would I join a hate group, which is what "I Hate the Oklahoma City Thunder" Facebook Group essentially is.  I mean, it's in the title for crimminy's sake.  I certainly don't hate all the play…

Which Olympic Athletes Can you be Facebook Friends With?

So Valleywag reports that you cannot be Facebook friends with Michael Phelps, because has more Facebook "fans" than Will Smith, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers — 767,885 at last count! Phelps tells Bob Costas that besides the fans, he's got about 7,600 pending Facebook friend requests, too. "I can't accept any more."But that makes me curious.…