Facebook Faceoff: “Like” vs. “Become a Fan”

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A month ago, Facebook began phasing out the Facebook Fan Page, changing the action of “becoming a fan” to “liking.” The change was part of a broader plan to spread the Like button across the web and to lower the barrier for users to become connected with brands. Not everyone “likes” Facebook’s small but important wording change, though. Now that …

iPad Dominates the Netbook in Reader Vote

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If you’re in the market for a smaller-scale computing device, which one should you get: the netbook with its physical keyboard or the iPad, which has sold more than 450,000 units in less than a week? That was the question for this week’s Web Faceoff, our weekly poll series where we ask you, the reader, to choose between two web …

FRIDAY POLL: Which iPad Apps are You Most Excited About?

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Yes, it’s that time once again, folks — time for the Weekly Poll! So… Have you heard about this thing called the iPad? I think it’s coming out… tomorrow? Yeah, with Steve Jobs’s shiny baby popping up all over TV, pre-orders rolling in and folks already in line to snag one (even if they are professional line-sitters), you’d have to …

FRIDAY POLL: How Did You Celebrate Twestival?

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Yes, it’s that time once again, folks — time for the Weekly Poll! Yesterday, thousands of people in more than 175 cities got together to celebrate the second annual Twestival, an event that has (at the time of this posting) raised $311,696 for Concern Worldwide, an organization that works to provide an education to millions of children without access to …