Archive for the ‘Facebook’ Category

When I first signed up for facebook, I had only my closest friends as fb friends. Thus I can share whatever comes to my mind. It was better to me than to send a group mail and get lost in replies. The comment system was nice (a forum-like style). (more…)

Signal-to-noise ratio (often abbreviated SNR or S/N) is a measure used in science and engineering that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise. It is defined as the ratio of signal power to the noise power. ~Wikipedia

On Facebook we can define SNR by the ratio of useful posts (The posts from friends we care about the most – The signal) over the others (The noise). (more…)

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Why facebook is successful and what does it use to capture its audience? (more…)

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Heard a story that Facebook is going to end on March 15th (read it here)? You should take it with a pinch of salt.

A story is spreading like wildfire across Facebook this weekend, claiming that the world’s most popular social network is going to shut down on March 15th. The reason? CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that “managing [Facebook] has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.”

There’s only one problem with the story. It’s not true. Facebook is not going to end on March 15th. This is why: (more…)

Scam Signature Message: My first Status was: “random post” . This was posted on [random date] (more…)

Have you noticed the last sheep effect on facebook? – The one when almost everybody changed his profile picture to a favorite Cartoon of his childhood.

Let me clarify first, what is the sheep effect?

Herding sheep

Sheep effect happens when individuals are herded by a mass pressure to perform a specific task. It is the pressure of a group on an individual urging him to imitate others (usually the majority) intuitively without thinking about the action he’s going to make. In other words: “If everybody is doing that, why am I not doing that too? Let’s move with the flow”.