Good morning! It’s Monday, November 5, 2012 – Welcome to #TheFeed!
Read of the Day #1: Apple’s Tablet Market Share Drops to 50.4% [via Mashable]
Apparently, the Tablet Wars have just begun. While Apple is still the clear leader in the market, competitors are releasing product more and more tablets. The strange this is that Apple shipped more units in Q3 2012 compared to Q3 2011 (the time period studied). In fact, the entire tablet industry grew 49.5%, so Apple’s slice may be shrinking, but the pie is growing at an unsustainable rate. This stat isn’t as doom-and-gloom for Apple as it appears on the surface.
Read of the Day #2: Potential Voter Fraud Announced on Facebook [via AllFacebook]
With Election Day coming tomorrow, political fever is definitely at high tide. One man in North Carolina posted on Facebook that he has already voted four times. Naturally, authorities have been made aware of this and it’s being investigated. The poster now claims he did not vote multiple times. Either way, committing a crime is wrong. Announcing you may have committed a crime via social media is plain stupid.
Read of the Day #3: Facebook Promoted Posts Remove the Level Playing Field [via SpinSucks]
Remember the good old days? When you could post on Facebook and people in your network would see it? With Facebook’s promoted posts, businesses now have to invest significant money to reach their own audience. The big takeaway here is a cold reminder that Facebook is a website and a business…not a public utility.
Song of the Day: “Red Alert” by Basement Jaxx