This is the big week. The week that Facebook actually goes public and their stock actually goes on sale. For $38 bucks you can own a piece of Facebook. Having said that, everyone in our office abstained for the moment being. No real reason other than that we don’t really know anything about the stock market.
- Twitter is trying to get into the email world by offering a weekly digest called the “Best of Twitter”. It will take the most shared and relevant stories from the folks you follow. Will you be trying it out? (click here)
- A growing number of communities will start fining for “texting and walking”. But what if I’m tweeting and walking? (click here)
- This is a fascinating (and long) article on how Yahoo killed off Flickr by focusing on the wrong things. For a period, it was the dominate photo-sharing site on the web, but was quickly overtaken by the likes of Facebook and now Instagram. They missed a gigantic opportunity. (click here)
- A few studies are coming out showing the ineffectiveness of Facebook ads. Apparently 44% of Facebook users will never click on an ad. My issue with the study: 56% of 800 million is A LOT of people. There are many companies, including some of our clients, that have great success with Facebook ads. (click here)
- And we can’t forget the video of the week! If you get easily queasy, you probably shouldn’t watch. This is an intense video of a guy mountain biking down 1,000 stairs on the side of a mountain. Pretty crazy!