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How big will LinkedIn get?

Posted by Forecasting Net on December 4, 2011 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Recently, LinkedIn released user statistics from as back as 2004 up to 2011. Apparently, the successful professional network has now more than 135 million accounts and keeps on growing at high rates. Since the number of users is one of the most important measures of the success of a social ...

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Google+: Is this the next Facebook?

Posted by Forecasting Net on July 23, 2011 at 3:32 AM Comments comments (0)

It came out of “nowhere” in a world of “giants”. Established social media players like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn already count more than 1 billion users worldwide. A great challenge even for another big internet player. Apparently, Google had one more ace up its sleeve, Google+. It took just 16 days for the new social network...

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A great lesson for anyone who thinks that predicting the future is easy!

Posted by Forecasting Net on June 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Today’s clear winner is tomorrow’s obvious mistake. It's no news that our world is changing rapidly, sometimes in directions that we do not anticipate. And that's good because it gives the opportunity to newcomers to advance quickly and introduce new ideas and concepts thus changing the competitive landscape forever. Take social media, for instance. It's no secret today that Myspace is washed-out. But it wasn't always like this...


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Social media: just a fad or are they here to stay?

Posted by Forecasting Net on May 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (1)

Discover how deep is Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media networks, attached to our personal and professional lives. Learn why they are so important, by comparing their average number of Google searches per month against celebrities, IT giants, and dream gadgets.


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Facebook active users forecast

Posted by Forecasting Net on March 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM Comments comments (5)

When I show the Social Network movie, I was intrigued by the way that Facebook came out of nothing and gradually evolved to the most successful social media site today. It launched on 2004 and reached the first million active users by the end of the same year. After 2004, it really went sky high, reaching 500 million active users, in less than 6 years! Naturally, I was amazed and asked myself the obvious question: how far this could go on without stopping. Will ...

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