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As expected, Facebook reaches one billion monthly active users
A few weeks later than this site previously suggested back in January, and again in July, Facebook has reached one billion monthly active users as of September 14, 2012.
Microsoft’s Yammer acquisition is officially complete
Microsoft’s acquisition of Yammer is officially complete. The closing conditions of the $1.2 billion deal were finalised earlier today.
Facebook to reach one billion users next month
Facebook will reach one billion users next month according to official figures published by the social network and a growth trajectory based on these.
Google+ gets an Android tablet app, coming to iPad soon
On the evening before its first birthday, Google+ has released an Android tablet app and announced some platform statistics to help quieten cynics.
Microsoft to buy enterprise social network Yammer?
Microsoft is reportedly in acquisition talks with enterprise communication service Yammer, with sources close to the matter stating that such a deal may cost Microsoft more than $1 billion, that’s according to Bloomberg.
Twitter adopts Do Not Track privacy preference
Twitter has agreed to adopt Do Not Track, a privacy preference enabled by users who do not want their browsing behaviour tracked across websites. Twitter is the first major social service to endorse Do Not Track in this way.
Diaspora joins Y Combinator, may launch after summer
Diaspora, an alternative privacy-centric social network still in private beta, has reportedly joined startup accelerator programme Y Combinator and hopes to eventually launch sometime after this summer.
Google+ gets a share button
Google+ has just rolled-out a dedicated embeddable share button that Google hopes will encourage users to post more content to its developing social layer.
New Google Account sign-ups are forced to join Google+
Web users creating Google Accounts for the first time are automatically dispensed with associated Gmail and Google+ accounts, with no option to opt-out, further enforcing the emerging paradigm that Google is Google+.
Google’s latest social search update further integrates Google+
Google has today announced the biggest social update to Google Search in over two years, integrating public and privately shared Google+ posts and images into search results.
Google+ adoption rate accelerating, reaches 62 million users
Google+ user adoption rate has accelerated to 625,000 new sign-ups each day, with the social network reaching 62 million users in total by December 27th, according to unofficial Google+ statistician Paul Allen and his team.
Google+ to support Google Apps accounts in “coming days”, relaxing real name policy
Google+ Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra and Google co-founder Sergey Brin revealed on stage yesterday at The Web 2.0 Summit in California that Google’s new social network will begin to support Google Apps accounts in the “coming days”.
Facebook is now the most +1′d social network online, Google+ now in second place
Facebook is now the most +1′d social networking site online with over than 1,000 more +1s than Google+
Are there restrictions on signing up to Google+?
Google+ is currently in private beta, with users only able to access the social network after receiving an invite. Take our survey to find if you can access the site faster.
How to invite people to Google+ (if you don’t have an Invite button)
If you have access to Google+ one of the first things you will want to do is invite some friends; if you don’t have an invite button you can use this trick.
Why Google+ will be a huge success
Google has finally lifted the lid on the Google+ project; their most ambitious foray into the social web to date. Unlike previous ill-fated attempts at social, like Google Wave and Google Buzz, Google+ is different. Why? Because it’s not Facebook.
Facebook growth slows for second consecutive month
While Facebook is still experiencing user growth, having reached 687 million monthly active users at the start of this month, this growth rate has been lower than normal for the second consecutive month, according to Inside Facebook.
Has Twitter passed the 300 million registered users mark?
Twitter has just passed the 300 million registered users mark according to Twopcharts, a service that analyses interesting and influential Twitter users in various locations and varying languages. Twitter passed the milestone at the start of this week on May 16th, and is currently witnessing 6.3 new account registrations every second.
If Facebook wanted us to be scared of Google, why didn’t they just show us this?
You might not know it but Google has been building a personal index of your social networking connections that is so detailed it even knows who your friends are friends with.