Today in “Disheartening Facebook News”:
There are many fake people on Facebook as there are real people living in Egypt. To be precise, that’s 83 million. That’s 8.7% of the social network’s accounts. Of those 83,000,000 fictional profiles, 4.8% are account duplicates, 2.4% are user-misclassified and 1.5% are “undesirable” accounts, better known to you as spam. Facebook claims that it deletes 20,000 of these accounts every day and that 600,000 accounts are compromised every day. Read the full report here. Or check out this helpful Mashable article.
Today in “Apple Dominance”:
There are 17 million iPads in the world right now, accounting for 68% of the tablet market share. As TechCrunch points out though, the only real competition it’s had has been the Kindle Fire, but that’s been purely a domestic success; Amazon’s tablet doesn’t have Apple’s international clout. But how long can Apple hold onto such a high percentage? New tablets from Amazon and Microsoft are on the way this holiday season and the Android-powered Nexus 7 tablet has started shipping amidst positive buzz (and a low price tag). The iPad will always be the gold standard tablet in prestige, but can it continue to dominate the market in sheer numbers?
Today in “There Goes My Work Day!”:
The internet has been mapped. This insane endeavor is the work of Ruslan Enikeev and it’s the kind of thing that you can get lost in for hours. Type in your favorite website and see where it takes you!
Today in “Apple Wants Your All of Your Money”:
Is the iPhone 5 going to be $800? Probably not. That’s insane. That’s the kind of thing would break the will of even the most ardent Apple fan. This rumored price tag popped up as a trending topic on Twitter, which led to a lot of speculation over whether or not this was in any way accurate. We’ll know for sure when the the device is finally announced (supposedly on September 12th), but Apple fans with shallow pockets shouldn’t worry themselves…if every Twitter rumor was true, the world would’ve ended a long time ago.
Today in “Better Late Than Never”:
The Amazon.com app got a much-needed update today, finally letting users browse by department. It’s about time! The app will also incorporate Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program, which lets you receive regular shipments of goods that you buy regularly.