Topic archives: Facebook

Facebook: advertisers’ dream becomes a reality

November 8, 2007

Once upon a time when people came together it was likely to be in a civic space – a common, park or town hall. Then came the shopping malls, which provided air conditioned meeting places, so long as you didn’t mind being bombarded with commercial messages. Now we have social networking online.

Blogwatch: the Facebook edition

November 8, 2007

Facebook set to become just another spammer? ... Facebook has fulfilled its destiny: it is now Adbook ... Just capitalising on what friends already do ... Facebook abuse, the new web violation ... Does it even work anyway?

Bahnisch: The return of aspirational nationalism

November 8, 2007

We haven’t heard anything about aspirational nationalism in this campaign. If you cast your mind back to August, it was John Howard’s new big philosophical idea. Boldly going where no nonsensical phrase had gone before – back to the future, and all that. writes Mark Bahnisch.

Hey Facebookers, it’s what you signed up for…

November 8, 2007 2

Surprise, surprise. Social networking internet site Facebook has begun selling advertisements to all the people now addicted to it. The same people -- Gen X and Y -- advertisers find so difficult to reach. Cash cow, anyone?

Crikey Says

November 8, 2007

It should have been obvious when Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace ... that there was nothing innocent or meekly - geekly - benign in social networking online. But somehow we managed to kid ourselves that it might be so.

Adopt a Politician: our brush with Malcolm Turnbull

November 7, 2007 1

We as youth have been receiving some interesting responses from the candidates. Some have been really supportive, some understanding, some incredibly helpful and some absolutely ridiculous. Our example of the ridiculous involves our meeting with Malcolm Turnbull, writes Stela Solar.

MySpace et al: your friends with money

November 7, 2007

Ads that match the context of a story or the contours of a life appear on my screen with the cruel speed of meth at a Christmas Party for Creatives, writes Helen Razer.

Reality check: And the Oz soldiers stoically on

October 29, 2007

The gap between the views of the top brass at The Australian and its readers continues to be marked with the paper still searching desperately for the best possible light to shine on the Coalition campaign while Labor is the clear choice of the consumers of those very same stories.

2007: The (second) last TV election

October 29, 2007

The next time someone says we’re experiencing Australia’s "first Internet election" or our "first YouTube election", slap them. Slap them very hard, writes Stilgherrian.

Microsoft values Facebook at a mammoth US$15 billion

October 25, 2007

It was announced this morning that Microsoft has agreed to pay US$240 million to purchase a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook, the growing social networking website. The purchase values the three-year old company at a mammoth US$15 billion, writes Adam Schwab.