Advice to Facebook: Time to Launch Operation Baby Come Back

Google started field testing Google+ last Tuesday. This has been very widely anticipated. Rumors have swirled for months about Google’s social strategy — what would it be, and when would it happen? Conventional wisdom has held for some time that Google is too geeky to get social right and that it is game over. ManyContinue reading “Advice to Facebook: Time to Launch Operation Baby Come Back”

This Week: Ancestry IPO, FamilyLink Goes Viral, Navigating Facebook Platform Changes

This week is going to be amazing. Possibly, the most interesting week of my career. I’ll explain. Ancestry.com is slated to go public on Wednesday. I always dreamed of being part of that IPO, but I’ve been out of the company (7 years) longer than I was in the company (6 years). But my excitementContinue reading “This Week: Ancestry IPO, FamilyLink Goes Viral, Navigating Facebook Platform Changes”

FamilyLink Climbs Facebook Developer Leaderboard

Sorted by Monthly Active Users   Name DAU MAU Daily Growth 1. Zynga 47,142,368 161,442,415 1.11 2. Playfish 12,136,211 57,661,305 -0.04 3. RockYou! 2,493,761 41,616,918 -1.41 4. Facebook 11,868,141 32,375,076 -0.26 5. Causes 2,135,480 31,881,017 0.72 6. Slide, Inc. 1,234,691 24,757,153 -0.05 7. Familylink.com 1,266,743 22,096,540 0.72 8. SlashKey 5,830,463 18,709,422 -0.08 9. 3happybytes 549,065Continue reading “FamilyLink Climbs Facebook Developer Leaderboard”

Oh My Gosh, Facebook Is For Families

On Feb. 2nd, InsideFacebook reported that the fastest growing demographic on Facebook is women over 55.  In just the past 120 days, usage of Facebook by women over 55 has grown by an astonishing 175.3%. Our team at FamilyLink.com is particularly excited as social networks attract older users because our mission is to connect familiesContinue reading “Oh My Gosh, Facebook Is For Families”

Facebook and iPhone Apps Selling Like Hotcakes

And by that, I mean, one at a time. You’d think that by now hundreds of popular Facebook and iPhone applications would have caught the interest of older established companies that weren’t able to move quickly enough to capitalize on these two most exciting development platforms. You’d think that established brands with profitable business modelsContinue reading “Facebook and iPhone Apps Selling Like Hotcakes”