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As Facebook has grown from a collegiate social network to a site that gets action from 7.3% of the world’s population, it has also evolved into a marketing tool. One report estimated that advertisers will spend $4 billion on Facebook advertising this year. Facebook didn’t come out of the gate as a marketing-friendly product in 2004, and it has conducted a fair share of failed experiments in its efforts to become one. We’ve chronicled its evolution in the infographic below.
You already know that twitter posts have the shortest lifespan of any social media; then Facebook at an average of about 3 hours on a news feed. Here is an interesting and relevant case for blogging. I would add videos, too. The content from both of these marketing strategies can be out there for months, even years - in perpetuity, in fact. What do you think?
How Facebook’s projected valuation of $100 billion breaks down...