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Social Media told to simplify Terms and Conditions

We all know what it’s like when you sign up for something online and you automatically tick the agree with terms and conditions button. In fact some of us have been signed up to social media for so long we don’t even know what the original terms and conditions were. Even if we had found the time to read through them word by word would we have understood them?

Luckily for us the terms and conditions we sign online are becoming a lot more regulated. MP’s have recently agreed to make social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter simplify their Terms and Conditions to make it easier for the user to understand.

This can be only a good thing for users as they will (hopefully) be able to clearly see how their data is being used online. But what could this mean for social media sites? Will they have more users questioning the use of their data and more people not happy with what they see as results?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30234789

 

Google + is now #2 in Social Media. Is Twitter dead?

Apprently Google is now in front of Twitter and one behind Facebook with it’s+1 platform aiming at the Social Media user.

Its nifty little button is now seen on many websites. But mainly with an eye on the consumer at the moment.

Will it challenge Facedbook? I doubt it.

According to the source of this story that I have read HERE Facebook had over 51% of worldwide Internet using their platform every month.

BUT, with Google + and You Tube coming in at about 25% and 22% respectively. You could argue that Google is rapidly catching Facebook as Google also owns You Tube and therefore has two routes to market.

Twitter is languishing a poor fourth in the rankings with a paltry 21%. That’s still rather a lot tweeting their life away.

I am only interested in business use but rest assured I will always keep an eye on trends. Let’s see what happens.