Anatomy of a Facebook Spam: See Who’s Stalking You

It wasn't how I planned to spend a Sunday afternoon. I saw a "see who's stalking you" genre post on a friend's page and thought, "hmmm, is this still around?" A quick Google search revealed SEO-focused stories at Gawker (and other sites) ... where the author shows you ways to legitimately see who has most recently viewed ("stalked") your profile. But I did not see any new (that is, within the past few days) posts, so I thought I would check it out. Carefully, of course! Curiosity, in this case, bit into my Sunday afternoon. But I'm sharing my experience (and lessons learned) so that you can safely exercise your curiosity! …continue reading →

Pew Report: Search Still Drives News Traffic But Sharing Is Important

If searching for the news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing the news may be among the most important of the next. - Navigating News Online, May 9, 2011
According to research released today by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, in the first nine months of 2010, Facebook drove 8 percent of the traffic at the Overall, the giant portal -- with more than 500 million accounts -- drove 3 percent of traffic to 21 of 25 news sites in the study. …continue reading →