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Facebook Places

Facebook Places announced their new location based service which will bring Foursquare functionality to the masses.

Here’s their video explaining the features.

Foursquare is experiencing record Signups following the launch of Facebook Places –

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GPS hidden in Laundry Detergent – locates prize winners

Omo has combined GPS technology with a prize giveaway promotion as part of their “Try Something New With Omo” campaign. GPS devices are hidden in 50 detergent boxes throughout Brazil and the device is activate4d when the box is removed from the supermarket shelf.

The promotions agency then track the box to the consumer’s home, where winners receive a pocket video camera as well as an invitation for a day of outdoor fun at Unilever’s expense.  To help alleviate consumer concerns the promotions team can cause the GPS to start beeping – let’s hope they don’t think it’s a bomb ticking 🙂

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Life socialises their Timeline maker

Life.com is now allowing people to use their photos and their timeline maker to tell and share stories.

Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and Google users can connect to Life.com using their preferred profile and begin creating a timeline right away. Completed timelines can also be shared on Facebook.

The Life.com editorial staff has created some sample timelines to give you a taste of what you can create such as the vibrant World Cup Winners Throughout the Years

Check it out http://www.life.com/timeline

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Facebook surpasses 500 million

Facebook’s growth continues, here’s the latest statistics

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People on Facebook

  • More than 500 million active users
  • 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook

Activity on Facebook

  • There are over 900 million objects that people interact with (pages, groups, events and community pages)
  • Average user is connected to 80 community pages, groups and events
  • Average user creates 90 pieces of content each month
  • More than 30 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc.) shared each month.

Global Reach

  • More than 70 translations available on the site
  • About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
  • Over 300,000 users helped translate the site through the translations application

Platform

  • More than one million developers and entrepreneurs from more than 180 countries
  • Every month, more than 70% of Facebook users engage with Platform applications
  • More than 550,000 active applications currently on Facebook Platform
  • More than one million websites have integrated with Facebook Platform
  • More than 150 million people engage with Facebook on external websites every month
  • Two-thirds of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites and half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have integrated with Facebook

Mobile

  • There are more than 150 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices.
  • People that use Facebook on their mobile devices are twice more active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
  • There are more than 200 mobile operators in 60 countries working to deploy and promote Facebook mobile products

Graph of Facebook growth from Inside Facebook