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Facebook Interest Lists

Facebook introduced a new tool Thursday that allows you to organize your newsfeed into a personalized newspaper.

The feature, which will be rolled out to users in the coming weeks, lets you create and subscribe to topical feeds such as “Recipes” or “Fashion.” Under a list for “Sports,” for instance, you could add the public Facebook pages of all of your favorite teams, athletes, publications and pundits.

It functions much like Twitter lists, which allows you to create and follow lists of users who tweet about the same topics, and Google Reader, which lets you subscribe to folders containing different sources about a single subject.

Your lists will appear on the left-hand side of your newsfeed. Top stories from each interest will occasionally appear in your primary newsfeed.

Interest lists made a brief apperance when Facebook introduced Timeline for brand pages last week. Facebook declined to furnish any details about the feature before Thursday.

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Americans are More Addicted to LinkedIn than Twitter.

Are you as shocked by the title as I was? Yes, it is true.

A recent study by a digital measuring company, ComScore recently unveiled the top ten Countries that use LinkedIn and Twitter the most with the U.S coming in as the third Country most addicted to LinkedIn, which is not unexpected since it is a social networking site for businesses.

What was unforeseen was the lack of presence on the Internet penetration by reach for the U.S and the real-time  social networking site, Twitter, although it does have a strong American Twitter population, the U.S. did not make the list for Twitter…at all.


Here are Top 10 Countries in Internet Penetration for LinkedIn.com and Twitter.com by Reach (%)

LinkedIn Reach (%) Twitter Reach (%)
1. Netherlands 26.1% 1. Netherlands 26.8%
2. Ireland 21.0% 2. Japan 26.6%
3. United States 17.6% 3. Brazil 23.7%
4. Canada 15.6% 4. Indonesia 22.0%
5. United Kingdom 14.9% 5. Venezuela 21.0%
6. Denmark 14.4% 6. Canada 18.0%
7. Australia 13.1% 7. Argentina 18.0%
8. New Zealand 12.9% 8. Turkey 16.6%
9. Belgium 12.6% 9. Philippines 16.1%
10. Singapore 12.0% 10. Singapore 16.0%


Where Did Your County Place in the List for LinkedIn, Twitter or Both?

I lived and worked in Europe for over 12 years and know that LiknedIn is popular in English speaking countries. Non English speaking countries use services that cater to their language. For instance Germany uses a LinkedIn like service called Xing. A major problem for LinkedIn is the fact that the interface is in English. If they can get that fixed it would overtake other services.

Twitter is becoming more popular in Europe. It helps that it has a multilingual interface. However, it is still viewed by many as kitsch.


LinkedIn IPO to List on NYSE.

Source: http://on.wsj.com/lDVESr

New in today’s updated LinkedIn IPO filing: the social networking company for business professionals has decided to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

The LinkedIn IPO — one of the most high profile tech-stock debuts of 2011 — is a big psychological boost for the Big Board, which is fighting off a unwanted acquisition overture led by the Nasdaq stock exchange. Nasdaq,  of course, is a traditional haven for tech stocks and would have been an obvious choice for LinkedIn.

Other recent tech-stock listing wins for NYSE include today’s debut for Chinese Internet giant RenRen, often referred to as the Facebook of China. Online-music service Pandora Media also has applied to list on the NYSE, under a coveted one-letter stock symbol, “P.”

NYSE and Nasdaq fiercely fight over prominent stock listings, and take joy in poaching listing companies from the other. Listings also have become a battering ram in the heated war over a NYSE acquisition. An annoyed-sounding NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer last month lashed out angrily at Nasdaq for suggesting the Big Board was losing ground in stock listings.

“You’ll also read some stories that says, the NYSE isn’t competitive anymore going after IPOs, or NYSE Euronext: we’re not well positioned,” Niederauer said last month in a message to his troops. “More than 80% of IPO issuance in the US in the last couple years has happened at the NYSE.  You can do the math and figure out where the other less than 20% has gone.”

For its NYSE listing, LinkedIn has chosen the stock symbol “LNKD.” Steve Rubis on Twitter reminded Deal Journal that a perhaps more logical ticker — LINK — already is taken by a small company called Interlink Electronics.

Also in the updated IPO documents, LinkedIn disclosed that its first-quarter revenue accelerated a bit from the growth pace of 2010. LinkedIn said it generated $93.9 million in net revenue for the three months ended March 31, a 110% jump from the same three-month period of 2010. For all of last year, the company pulled in $243 million in revenue, about 102% more than in 2009.

LinkedIn eked out $1.28 million in income from operations for the first quarter, down from $3.2 million in the same period of 2010.

LinnkedIn also disclosed it has more than 100 million members, up from more than 90 million when it last filed its IPO materials a month ago.

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