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  • Does Facebook lose money from people’s dislikes?

    The Facebook product design director Geoff Teahan explained in a blog post, the reasons why they’re not developing a dislike button: “We first needed to consider how many different reactions we should include. This might seem like a pretty straightforward task: Just slap a thumbs down next to the...
  • Did Facebook finally put the last nail in SnapChat’s coffin?

    Back in August 2, 2016, Instagram, as they often do, decided to steal yet another feature from Snapchat. In fact, they stole the entire concept this time. And the Internet went crazy, as the Internet does.. but nothing happened. Instagram gradually started adding filters to complete cloning Snapchat. Then...
  • A closer look at Toyota’s UAE social media engagements

    Toyota’s social media pages for the UAE exhibited the same pattern as other brands in the region; despite which social platforms the brand posts in or concentrates in, engagement is primarily driven through Facebook. A study has been conducted on Toyota’s UAE’s Facebook and Twitter pages, from the period...
  • The Mercedes UAE Social Media Walk

    A year snapshot of Mercedes’ UAE social media networks; Facebook and Twitter, were examined in terms of volumes of posts, facebook-shares, retweets, and comments. October and November 2015 were the Twitter months, featuring greater volume of tweets generated in those 2 months than Facebook posts, which defied the typical...
  • Peugeot’s UAE social media features an odd pattern

    Car marker Peugeot’s UAE’s Facebook and Twitter activities have been monitored from July 2015 to June 2016. The study indicates that people in the UAE engage far more with Peugeot’s Facebook posts relative to its tweets, despite the tweets’ greater volume. It must also be taken into account, that...
  • Are all 3 likes alike?

    It would be interesting to complicate things a bit further. If we want to look deeper at something like a Facebook ‘Like’ interaction, I would begin to wonder if a like has the same equal weight to another like for the same post? Suppose Company A targets numerous countries,...
  • BMW’s Social Media ‘Sharing’

    According to research, BMW’s global Facebook and Twitter pages ‘post/tweet-sharings’ are experiencing opposite trends. Twitter retweets began at a lower volume than Facebook’s post-shares in July 2015. However, Twitter retweets have experienced an upward trend from July ’15 to June ’16, overriding Facebook shares, which experienced a continuous drop....
  • UAE shuns Twitter in favor of Facebook for banking engagement

    It turns out, residents of the UAE don’t care to engage with their banks on Twitter. A Mediastow study shows that UAE residents engage with their banks on Facebook far more than they do on Twitter. Emirates NBD Emirates NBD (one of the top banks in the UAE) enjoys...