Every year many people perform the loose ritual of making promises to themselves to improve something or another in their life. Many say they will strive to be healthier. Others set more ethereal goals such as “I will live life with no limits in 2012.”
Every year (for a whopping 3 years running!) we highlight who we believe is the top social media site of the year. It’s not a popularity contest. It’s not based on (much) empirical data. There’s no voting. The team sits down and argues for an hour on Skype and I write up the piece.
If you really want to ruin a life, here’s the perfect last minute gift to give to those you hate. In the future, we may see a need to use Facebook credits as a true form of legal tender that can be used for a variety of things, but right now it’s a pretty safe bet that anyone who uses this will be buying virtual goods on various addictive Facebook games like Farmville.
Get them hooked. Make them pay. The Facebook master plan.
Every year, I ask the same question around the end of December. Every year, I answer my own question by saying that people are going to eventually learn the difference between going directly to a website by typing a domain name into a browser and typing the same thing into a search engine like Google.