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Mixed Signals on Global Economy: #Investment Up, #Trade Down!
From Diplomat Artist Buzz & Global Finance – The “Global Investment Trends Monitor” has hit a record high. This measure though, compiled by the UN Conference on Trade & Development, is highlighted in the release by the following headline: “FDI is unexpectedly strong but lacks productive impact.” – More –
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Social network Facebook has evolved into large groups where people from diverse demographics & geography come together as online communities, global town halls. Some of these communities could be gatherings of sports fans, music’s big & rising artists, human rights & animal rights activists. — MORE —


Half a dozen of world’s tech giants, including Samsung, Nokia, Qualcomm & Ericsson, have agreed to work with Facebook as partners on initiative called Mark Zuckerberg tries to pair humanitarian goals with profit motive.



The main Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California was all buzz today (January 15) for breaking financial news channels.  Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s new partnership with Microsoft’s BING that will propel Facebook to the next level as a social search engine.  The new product, Graph Search, is designed to enable friends to target search information on the basis of four categories:  people, photos, places, and interest.


This is distinct from Google, which has an open search engine and whose stock took a plunge today.  Graph Search enables users to categorize information and queries and become more engaged to make product and philosophy decisions from the influence of friends.  Facebook has built a product with more ad options down the “information highway” with the new niche marketing features. How this will ultimately impact Linked-In, Yelp, and Four Square and the strategy they will now need to employ for the future, remains to be seen.


As community manger for a global citizen social media platform, I asked myself what all this means for the many Facebook human rights, environmental, entertainment, activist, and women’s groups to which I belong.  I see this technological breakthrough all in the positive.  Facebook with its new Graph Search should now provide a broader universe of connections without violating Privacy Issues.  I see it as more of an expanded Facebook News Feed and “LIKES” feature to which we’re already accustomed, and as OUR internet.


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has already embraced social media. See my earlier blog today  written before the Graph Search announcement – the timing was unexpected.  So, for those of you not already a Facebook friend of mine, let’s make a connection and engage in community feedback.


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ImageThe SNAFU that the Facebook IPO turned out to be has seen FB’s stock price drop by around 25% from its offering price. The perceived confusion & apparent greed may in longer term be as bad. Could though the episode even more damage FB’s brand & “customer” loyalty? We might have before called customers the “community,” but whole discourse is about valuation & monetization. –More–

Blog Report: $110=YOU & EACH OF YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS, By Ambassador Mo
All of you/us Facebook Addicts now have purpose in your/our lives. We now must live up to the expectations that Wall Street has attributed to our presence on Facebook. According to Facebook’s IPO valuation of around $105 Billion, each Facebook account would have a price of around $110. (Quick math approximation: $105 Billion divided by the 902 million Facebook users). –More–