Just as one begins to get familiar with recent changes to our favourite social media platforms, up comes another change. Are these changes really for the better or even necessary or just change for the sake of it. Facebook now has the Timeline for personal and corporate pages, The new LIKE settings and much more. This must make it difficult for various social media account managers and consultants to get a handle on, as the changes are coming thick and fast.
Is this all in a bid to stay relevant or increase numbers of users, or is the competition between , Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and the rest now down to changes in user experience. Am not quite sure yet, but all these changes are making me lose interest. Just in case you don’t know what your new Facebook measurements are 851 x 315px for the cover photo, profile photos are 180 x 180px while the Apps are 111 x 74px anything else makes the graphic look smaller with a white boarder. Photos now have a maximum measurement of 404 x 404px while the highlights and Milestones graphic are 843 x 403. Some related changes and helpful hints on Facebook’s new changes http://bit.ly/xeQ7Mu
Missed the whole gNigeria events last week g|Nigeria 2012 http://sg.sg/wTamrK but one can see how Google is trying its best to get a foot hold in Africa’s most populous country. With a population of close to 160 million individuals, The Nigerian market is an attractive prospect for any multinational. With companies like Samsung, Google, Nokia, IBM, Ericsson, LG all jockeying for position in this Sub-Saharan nation. Nigeria is on the vanguard of a technology explosion in Africa. With the ICT sector growing at a very fast rate and both State and Federal Government making ICT the next holy grail. There are now over 4 million Nigerian Facebook users compared to just over a 1 million in 2010.
And finally it’s with a heavy heart that I inform you (for those of you who don’t know already) that the days of the the Encyclopaedia Britannica are over. After 244 year the famous general knowledge encyclopaedia will stop going to press. The name evokes the memory of door to door salesmen for those of you old enough to remember. But with competition from Wikipedia the online free encyclopaedia sales have been in decline. Only 4000 of the 8000 copies of the 2010 edition where sold. It is a shame as it provided us with accurate facts and figure as opposed to Wikipedia which is said to content at least 4 mistakes per entry. Wel this is a classic case of video killing the radio star. Till next week.