Facebook

Are You Using The Most Effective Facebook Marketing Strategies for 2018?

If you’re reading this it’s likely you’re on Facebook (it's also highly likely your prospects and customers are on there as well). After all, there …

Small Business

Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May, the social network's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said.<p>"We're rolling out a new privacy center globally …

Technology (India)

How to Adapt Your Marketing Strategy to Facebook's News Feed Changes

<i>Facebook recently announced huge changes to their news feed algorithm.</i> <i>Where do publishers and marketers go from here?</i><p><i>Don’t panic, it’s actually a</i> …

Digital Marketing

6 More Expert Tips for Successful Streaming With Facebook Live

6 More Expert Tips for Successful Streaming With Facebook Live<p>Facebook Live was the hot platform in 2017, and it's only going to grow in 2018. Here's …

Facebook Live

Facebook Is Looking Like a Victim of the Innovator's Dilemma

As consumers sour on the attention economy, someone is going to disrupt the social media giant. The only question is whether it will be Facebook.<p>In 2010, Steve Jobs said something that did not age well.<p>Asked about the smartphones with oversized screen competitors like Samsung were beginning to …

Chamath Palihapitiya

Users are flocking to Facebook Watch

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>A sizable portion of Facebook users are using Watch, the company's dedicated video section for TV-like content, since the video …

Advertising

Holy moly! Facebook test was nudging me to chat with a church

Facebook says it’s on a mission to de-bloat its Messenger app this year. At the same time, TechCrunch has discovered, the data-mining giant is running tests on its desktop platform to inject the Messenger “contact pages” of businesses directly into your chat sidebar.<p>And here it appears to be toying …

Data Mining

Facebook Has Finally Admitted That Facebook Might Be Bad For Democracy

A man with political aspirations of his own (future mayor of Nerd Town?) Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are beginning to accept that the world's biggest social media platform could be hindering democracy more than helping it.<p>According to a recent study, 44 percent of the U.S. adult population get …

Fake News

Facebook wants users to judge news’ trustworthiness with two simple questions

Facebook says that news sources deemed as “trusted” perhaps won’t lose as much exposure as others, as a result of its recent News Feed change. Whether an outlet is trustworthy or not will be determined not by the platform or outside experts, but by users themselves, the company said last …

Mark Zuckerberg

What Facebook's Latest News Feed Update Means for Your Video Marketing Strategy

The algorithm change that Mark Zuckerberg recently announced has left many marketers unsure of how to proceed with their Facebook strategy. But …

Mark Zuckerberg

Why Did Facebook Just Buy This Company That Verifies Government-Issued IDs?

Facebook has acquired Confirm.io, a startup that verified government-issued identification for third-party businesses. In addition to ID cards, …

Dystopia

How to Optimize Your Facebook Videos to Expand Your Reach

If you’re posting videos on your brand’s Facebook Page, it goes without saying that you want as many people as possible to see them. In order to …

SEO

Facebook's 2-question survey to determine media reliability

Facebook's new survey to determine a publication's trustworthiness is composed of two questions, per BuzzFeed: "Do you recognize the following …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Won't Save Democracy

In the midst of the political chaos in America and the world at large, a whole lot of attention has been turned to Facebook and its role in modern …

Now you can watch Florida Supreme Court proceedings live on Facebook

Florida’s Supreme Court is once again ready for its closeup.<p>More than 40 years after Florida became the first state to allow television stations to …

Business

Signal and Telegram are growing rapidly in countries with corruption problems

Although WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the two most popular messaging apps, ultra-secure encrypted alternatives like Signal and Telegram are both growing rapidly. They’re niche, but they offer privacy-oriented features that are attractive to those concerned about confidentiality, or living in …

Technology

After its news feed fumble, Facebook is not the world’s most valuable social media company

Chinese social media giant Tencent, best known for the messaging app WeChat, has surpassed Facebook’s market value, and this time has held on to the lead for at least seven days of trading. The company briefly passed Facebook’s valuation in November.<p>According to Bloomberg, at market close on Jan. …

Tencent

Will Twitter Benefit From Facebook's News Feed Change?

Many investors and analysts think less news on Facebook means more users on Twitter.<p><b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) is planning to make some big changes to its …

Anthony Noto

Cramer: Check your bias at the door with stocks like Facebook and P&G

Jim Cramer argued against selling high-quality stocks because of negative news and told investors to break the weak-handed habit.

Jim Cramer

Is Peter Thiel Playing Mark Zuckerberg?

Among the many juicy details in this good, lengthy Washington <i>Post</i> recollection of how Facebook got to where it currently is are a few particulars …

Peter Thiel

Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs: source

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is buying Boston-based software company Confirm Inc, which specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, a person familiar with the acquisition said on Tuesday.<p>Confirm, which says on its website that it has more than 750 …

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook will roll out privacy center globally that puts its core privacy settings in one place, in response to EU's new GDPR regulations

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook invented a new unit of time

We already have a well-established way of representing time using years, months, week, days, hours, minutes, and seconds. Want to go smaller? We've got milliseconds, microseconds, and even nanoseconds. But none of these suited Facebook in terms of accuracy, so engineers at the social network came …

How Much Do You Trust Facebook? [Entirely, A Lot, Somewhat, Barely, Not At All]

Facebook is in the process of reorganising how news posts will appear on its feed. It was announced last week that the basis for which publications …

Technology (Australia)

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook plans global rollout of new privacy center, which puts core privacy settings in one place, in response to EU's GDPR regulations

10:15 PM ET, January 23, 2018<p><b>Twitter COO Anthony Noto has resigned to become SoFi CEO, starting March 1</b> — Noto joined Twitter in 2014 after a career …

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook’s new game streaming exclusive is a direct challenge to Twitch and YouTube

But will pro gaming fans ever accept Facebook as a credible source for getting their live streaming fix?<p>Starting today, Facebook is adding an exclusive new partnership to its Facebook Live video streaming platform, which pits it right up against Twitch and Google’s YouTube Gaming initiative. …

ESL

Facebook rolls out Gumtree competitor in SA

Facebook Marketplace will begin to roll out in SA today.<p>Local Facebook users will soon see a little shop icon appear at the bottom of their social …

Facebook Tests Ranking System For Credible News Sources

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> – Facebook’s overhaul of its newsfeed continues as the social network lets users rank credibility and trustworthiness of news …

Viral

How To Make Sure You See 97.1 The Ticket On Facebook

Thousands of rabid metro Detroit sports fans rely on 97.1 Ticket’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates and rabid opinions.<p>You don’t want to …

Facebook launches online classifieds in SA

Facebook has launched a classifieds marketplace in South Africa, taking on the giants in the space such as Gumtree and OLX. Facebook Marketplace …

Facebook Messenger