Tagged: Facebook

Radian 6 Social 2011

Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to attend Radian6‘s first user conference Social 2011 located at the gorgeous Marriott Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. For those of you who do not know, Radian 6 is a media monitoring and engagement company that effectively “helps businesses listen, discover, measure and engage in conversations across the social web.” In other […]

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Facebook gets Russian investment

Digital Sky Technologies, a Russian investment firm, is investing $200 million for a 1.96-percent stake in the social networking site Facebook.  School of Management Professor N.Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, says this won’t challenge Microsoft’s investment in Facebook which is more of a strategic partnership. Contact N. Venkat Venkatraman, 617-353-7117, venkat@bu.edu

Hackers attack Facebook, gain passwords

A feared phishing attack on Facebook enabled hackers to gain passwords from some of the estimated 200 million users and send e-mails to “friends” urging them to click on links to fake websites. The site fought off a similar attack two weeks ago.  Azer Bestavros, professor of computer science is familiar with many of the security issues […]

Facebook revamp looks good

Mass Communications Professor Hyun-Yeul Lee, an authority on online media, says the revamped Facebook with its new 3-column design and highlights section should be an improvement both for users and advertisers.  “Facebook’s redesign is for the better because it addresses usability and clarity for the users.  It also might be a plus for marketers in that it forces the user […]