Posts tagged "social-network"

Small changes in new Twitter

Twitter is attempting to make it easier to personalize user pages and has undergone a little makeover. Some users can already make use of some new features.

According to Twitter’s official blog, users can now save a header graphic on their profile. The result is reminiscent of Facebook’s “Timeline” design. In order to display an image, you need to upload one in “Settings/Design” a “head graphic” and save.

Other enhancements include the addition of the optional background image. There are other features present in Twitter for iPhone, iPad and Android. To enable these, users should update the said app in these devices.

Google’s social network is growing rapidly

The Internet giant’s social network could easily reach 400 million users by the end of 2012 if it continues to grow as usual, according to analyst Paul Allen. From his estimate, 12  million users will begin using Google+ in October and November, meaning 625 000 new accounts made each day.

Google confirmed that in the first three weeks since its launch, the network recorded at least ten million users, including people like the Dalai Lama or the star of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, indicating a high level of penetration in Asia.

The numerous possibilities for integration of services and platforms, according to the expert, are linked to the success of the social network.

While not all Google services have the same level of penetration, Android currently leads the sales of smartphones with 700 000 new mobile devices activating it daily.

Google has made four attempts to develop a social network but has not achieved the level of acceptance of Facebook. Orkut, the first, was launched in 2004, but succeeded only in few countries like Brazil and India. In 2009 and 2010, they launched Wave and Buzz,. These two social services remain on the web despite never reaching the expected impact. Finally, on June 2011, Google+ was launched.