“We’ve become accustomed to a new way of being “alone together.” Technology-enabled, we are able to be with one another, and also elsewhere, connected to wherever we want to be. We want to customize our lives. We want to move in and out of where we are because the thing we value most is control over where we focus our attention. We have gotten used to the idea of being in a tribe of one, loyal to our own party.” —The Flight From Conversation - NYTimes.com
“The usage of Facebook on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets like the iPad has grown dramatically. According to their IPO filings, over half of Facebook’s 800 million registered members use it via mobile. Unfortunately Facebook makes no money on mobile yet and continues to struggle to find ways to monetize it. As we move away from the large number of CPM based ads shown next to content on the website when viewed on a computer to the much shorter interaction times on mobile devices, the number of ads that can be shown will be orders of magnitude lower — e.g. Facebook cannot serve one full screen ad in between each picture the user views on their smartphone.” —from Facebook’s Achilles’ Heel | Digiday
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