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Posts Tagged ‘Charles Arthur’

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page Hacked: IP Address Traced Back to US Department of Defense

As you might have heard, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had his Facebook fan page hacked late Tuesday. This note was forcibly posted on Zuckerberg’s wall.

“Let the hacking begin: If Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? What do you think? #hackercup2011″.

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Are You an Average Twitter User?

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Yeah, we’re talking numbers. Charles Arthur at guardian.co.uk reports:

  • the average user has 126 followers;

  • only 20% of its traffic comes through the Twitter website; the other 80% (logically) comes from third-party programs on smartphones or computers. So if you’re looking at Twitter stats on your website, you’re probably underestimating that source of traffic by a factor of five;

  • an early peak test of the service came during President Obama’s inauguration in January, when more than 300 tweets per second were being added to the message queue.

  • FBLA’s feed is (ahem) above average. Follow us at @fishbowlla or follow your fav editors at @tinadupuy and @pandorayoung

    Via IWantMedia