how many networks are there

How Many Social Networks Are There?

HOW MANY SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE THERE? People are often surprised at how many social networks there actually are, they often think of just Facebook and Twitter. Wait for it… there are literally hundreds of social networking sites, more than 500 in fact.  That’s without counting all of the Chinese and other countries networks such as China’s Tencent who own WeChat with 200 million users. . However, out of the 500+ not all are of good quality or exactly thriving but they are available, and might just be the next big thing. Some social networking platforms are obviously more popular than […]

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Twitter News – Activity Arrives and A Hack Attack

Twitter news… You may have heard that Twitter has launched another change on Twitter.com; I’ll keep this brief as you will see for yourself soon enough. Activity  This shows favorites, follows, retweets, and more by people that you follow – this is next to @mentions, which now has your @name and retweets has gone  – this is being rolled out slowly as not everyone has it yet. I’m not sure about the usefulness of this yet, it makes it harder to see your retweets – but at least it is on another page and you have to click to see […]

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Did Google+ help with the Facebook improvements

Yesterday The Facebook Blog  announced on a very mixed up post that they are making a “bunch of improvements” so that it is easier to share our posts and photos.   These improvements are starting to roll out over the next few days – you’ll know when you have them as you will see a prompt for a tour, which might not be a bad idea to do.  Hopefully I can make it clearer for you what the changes are. Photos and Posts Facebook are making the sharing options next to the posts and photos on a drop down menu […]

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The New Social Networks set to take on Twitter – Meet Subjot and Heello

New Social Networks set to take on Twitter Yes, new social networks launched recently – Subjot and Heello.  We’ve all heard about Google+ the project that aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life is its claim. With its Circles, Sparks and Hangouts it makes it a little different to Twitter and Facebook. However in the past two weeks we  have seen two new kids on the block. Subjot – Created by Chris and Becky Carella and launched on the 4th of August  – in private beta. The main element  is that is Chris and Becky […]

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A week of downtime and outages

A week of downtime and outages (updated post)

We’ve had a week of downtime and outages and at first thought it was bad enough with downtime from Apples iTune app store, however things got a bit more serious as Amazon (and then Sony, see below) decided to join in on Thursday with many people complaining they couldn’t get on to various sites; Formspring, Hootsuite, Reddit, Moby,  Zynga, CEX, about.me, Paper.li, Ow.ly, ht.ly, Livefyre, co-tweet, Quora, Foursquare to name a few.   A week of downtime and outages These sites are slowly limping back on-line now after the Amazon server EC2 went down for at least three days! Quora is working but […]

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Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile

Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile? 2018

You are here because you want to know the answer to Can you see whos looking at your Twitter Profile – I wrote this post originally in 2011 and its something that we still want to know.   We see many apps and platforms that tell us they can show us who is viewing our Twitter profile and they are usually bogus and just want our data or information. We must be obsessed about seeing who’s looking, spying or stalking our profiles as these worms that say that they can tell you who is looking at your Twitter profile are always […]

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