Facebook Announces New Social Search Feature Called ‘Graph Search’


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What marketers should know about Facebook new social search feature, Graph Search.

Alain Bertrand‘s insight:

No later than October last, while discussing in a forum of what we thought was to be that next big move into search from Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg made it clear anyway back in June 2012, that FB’s intention was not to challenge Google frontally, but to develop Social Search… He kept his word, and from we can deduct from the first looks of Graph Search is that they just may be right on it.

So here we are… waiting to discover Graph Search, with much expectancies in terms of Social Media Marketing and Management.

As we predicted 2013 is gonna see the big Social Media shift… And Facebook will only be one of the most, if not the most prominent instigator of all this.

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Should Mark Zuckerberg be fired?


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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For how much it weighs, my answer is NO!

The way some murky capitalist system treats successful self-made men and women, especially in the innovative tech sector, is really indecent. Brilliant founder brains like Twitter‘s Dorsey, Vimeo‘s Lodwick, Google‘s Larry Page have gone down that lane. Even Charismatic Steve Jobs learned it the hardest way and more… during the past months, Facebook founder’s legitimacy has been and is still being questioned too.

Now what?

Does that mean that Entrepreneurs cannot be leaders? Or is it because, and for reasons attached to outrageous financial greed, thinkers must make place for coin counters? Continue reading

Isn’t Social Media About Being… Social, Human, Not Speculative? (2012)


Social Media is a Human Tool, not just another Techno Bubble…

At the beginning, there was that massive information influx from true-gurus, neo-gurus, pseudo-gurus, fake-gurus and from Mr. and Mrs. Anybody about Social Media. It reminded of some ill-famous bubble that was inflating so fast, that only a very few could predict its burst and resulting spills. If one can recall, the dot com bubble started just like that; a buzz about prefix-investing. One just had to add e. at the beginning of his company name or .com at the end of it, to pretend to be the next big brand around, driving all sorts of investors to the cliff edge like a bunch of silly sheep. At least, this episode allowed us to see the start and end of a “boom and burst cycle” live, in one actual lifetime. But did we retain our lessons well?

Technology is the extension of our intentions.

Kimberly King – Social entrepreneur and whole-systems change agent.

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104 Billion reasons to keep Facebook free for ever ?


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104 Billion reasons to keep Facebook free for ever ?

He made it! Zuckerberg made it. He got Facebook more than three times what they were initially looking for, only last year. With 421 million shares sold at 38 USD, Facebook becomes the third biggest IPO on US soil and 5th worldwide of all time, with 16 Billion USD.

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