Facebook images gone Anyone ﬁnd that their images no longer show on Facebook? Been happening at Amazon regularly, but this is the ﬁrst time they are gone from my Timeline as well as on pages (the Lucire one, and Keith’s Valerie Leon one, shown above).
Facebook takes Timeline away from New Zealanders One of my old adages is: when you are stuck, do the opposite of what a computer expert tells you.
That implies that whatever a computer expert tells you is the opposite of the truth.
So it was the case today with Facebook Timeline. Despite going on about how New Zealanders would get Timeline ﬁrst, ahead of the rest of the world, the opposite has happened.
Those of us on Timeline were demoted back to the old Facebook wall, based on what just happened on my account. It’s the opposite of what Facebook has been telling the world.
The Lifespan of a Link
How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring? Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it? At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we’re learning a few general principles that we can share.
In general, the half life of a bitly link is about 3 hours, unless you publish your links on youtube, where you can expect about 7 hours worth of attention. Many links last a lot less than 2 hours; other more sticky links last longer than 11 hours over all the referrers. This leads us to believe that the lifespan of your link is connected more to what content it points to than on where you post it: on the social web it’s all about what you share, not where you share it!Full Story
Link life Fascinating—and I have always wondered this.
More from the Google Kool-Aid drinkers Not that accurate. You’d have to take into account the time Google took to amass a following, considering most Plus users were already Google users. Twitter and Facebook took 700-plus days to get to that point because they had to acquire their users from scratch.
Even if you don’t want to start counting from the late 1990s, the Kool-Aid drinkers conveniently forget the ﬂops that were Buzz and Wave. At the very least, fairness should dictate that their poor starts need to be factored in to this graph. If Google had not learned from either, it would have not got Plus to where it is.