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. Many pundits say Facebook has already won. Facebook has hired a bunch of former Google stars and has been considered the...
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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 excitement about watching a company I helped create trade on a public exchange is mounting. I cannot wait to see what...
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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 549,065 18,643,657 -4.07 10. LivingSocial 708,836 17,740,792 -1.30 via statistics.allfacebook.com If you don’t count Facebook’s own applications, FamilyLink.com is now the #6...
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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 families to each other using technology, and the glue that keeps most families (and extended families) together often happens to be...
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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 models would realize that perhaps one of the best ways to reach an audience of millions of potential new customers is...
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