Social Networks
The Rise & Rise of Instant Messengers

The Rise & Rise of Instant Messengers

It wouldn’t take an Albert Einstein to confirm that 2014 was a defining year for Instant Messengers. Here are a few key events, which happened in the world of Instant Messengers in 2014: Jan 3, 2014: eBuddy decides to shut shop Feb 14, 2014: Rakuten acquires Viber for $900 Million Feb 19, 2014: Facebook buys...
Changes in online content & its creation

Changes in online content & its creation

For the last ten years we have been talking of the 90:9:1 rule of content creation on the internet. This rule might be undergoing some serious changes, without us giving it any serious thought. Not just the rule, this whole business of content creation is heading for some troubled times. According to this 90:9:1 rule,...

How & why build a Friend Suggestions Engine

Social Networks are like a party. Users will enjoy logging in daily only if his/her friends are already in the social network. So try and connect your user to as many of his/her real world friends as possible. And do it asap!

Group Messaging app makes sense for Google & Facebook

Now Google gets into the already crowded group messaging business with Disco. And as recently as March 1, 2011 Facebook acquired the Group Messaging service Bleuga. The other players already raking it in, in the group messaging domain are: GroupMe, Kik, TextPlus, and Fast Society. But if Facebook & Google are getting into it, there...

Aging Facebook, not using anti-aging cream yet

By mid 2010, the number of Facebook users aged 35 to 54 had grown by 328% (190.2% in the previous year) while the number of users older than 55 years had grown by a tremendous 922% (513.7% in the previous year). Wow…aren’t we on to something here? In a few years time, one-third of the...