Facebook

Facebook demographics analysis reveals several startling truths

Despite Facebook’s dominance of the social media landscape over the past decade, the platform is still growing steadily, and it still manages to tell a compelling story ever quarter. However, there’s often more to these numbers than meets the eye; for example, there are more 18 year old men using …

Demographics

How to make sure your Facebook Messenger friends don't get read receipts

Read receipts, the small confirmation that lets you know your friends on Facebook Messenger have seen your message(s), are supposed to be a good thing for everyone.<p>But they can also be a great source of anxiety, especially when you know that somebody has seen your message and they're not replying …

iOS

Dozens watched a Facebook Live stream of sexual assault (updated)

It's no secret that Facebook has its hands full dealing with graphic and violent content being streamed live on the site. Last summer, Antonio Perkins was streaming an otherwise normal evening when he was shot. There have been other cases of graphic footage being streamed on Facebook Live as well. …

Washington Post

Facebook Just Changed the Mobile Web Landscape With Header Bidding

Most Popular<p>Facebook just executed what might best be described as a digital advertising coup against rival Google and its DoubleClick empire.<p>The …

Digital Advertising

Facebook’s new Messenger-like comments format is chat bubble overload

Thankfully, it’s just a test (for now)<p>Remember when Facebook used to routinely change its website layout around and confused / incited anger in everyone every few months? These days it’s sticking to a pretty standard look, but the company does test a few format changes here and there to see what …

The ACLU is hosting a telethon on Facebook Live, and it will feature so many celebs

Have you donated to the ACLU yet? If not, they’re putting together an incredible event that’ll inspire you to give them some of your hard-earned …

ACLU

We tried to post fake news on Facebook, this is what happened

Facebook is rolling out its new tool against fake news.<p>The feature, announced in December is the result of collaboration with "third-party fact-checking organisations."<p>Designed to combat to the spread of misinformation on the platform, it warns users when they try to post fake stories.<p>The …

Fake News

How to Create Videos for Facebook That Standout (A Simple Formula)

The Simple Formula For Creating Videos That Stand Out On Facebook<p>A Facebook study found that people gaze 5x longer at video than at static content on …

Content Marketing

15-year-old girl's sexual assault streamed on Facebook Live

In a horrific incident that unfolded in Chicago over the past couple of days, a 15-year-old girl who had been missing since Sunday was sexually assaulted by several young men, and the attack was broadcasted on Facebook Live.<p>While the clip has since been taken down by Facebook after being ordered to …

Misogyny

40 People Watched a Teen Get Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Without Reporting It

On Sunday, a 15-year-old Chicago girl went missing and resurfaced shortly afterwards on Facebook Live, where she was being sexually assaulted by up …

Crime

Pakistan seeks Facebook meeting, threatens action over blasphemy

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said on Wednesday, adding that he had requested a meeting with Facebook.<p>Pakistan's government wants social media networks to remove material deemed insulting to …

Pakistan

New Ways to Go (Facebook) Live: Now From Your Computer

Facebook announces a new feature that makes it possible for Profiles to broadcast live from a desktop or laptop using streaming software or external hardware.<p>Facebook has been listening to creator feedback, and in its effort to make the Facebook Live experience easy and more fun for everyone, it is …

15-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Sexually Assaulted on Facebook Live While 40 People Watched

Since it debuted nearly a year ago, Facebook Live has been rife with content moderation problems. The latest in a long line of horrific examples …

Police Misconduct

LinkedIn Spiffs Up News Feed With Personalized News You Can Use

LinkedIn continued its rolling redesign Wednesday with trending news feeds intended to make it easier for members to cut through clutter to get the …

LinkedIn

Microsoft's LinkedIn wants you to sound like a genius when you walk into your next meeting

Microsoft's LinkedIn is starting to roll out a new feature, called "Trending Storylines," that highlights multiple perspectives on the biggest news of the moment so you can go into your next meeting sounding smart and well-read.<p>"Or at least, you won't sound dumb," says LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Dan …

LinkedIn

Germany Calls Facebook's Bluff

Nearly everyone has criticism for German Justice Minister Heiko Maas' proposal to impose fines on social networks and their workers for failure to delete hateful content. Internet freedom advocates hate it for imposing censorship. The European Union is concerned for the same reason and the German …

Social Media

Chicago police: Dozens watched girl’s sexual assault on Facebook Live, but no one reported it

Chicago police said Tuesday that about 40 people watched a live stream of the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl — and no one reported it.<p>The apparent sexual assault of the 15-year-old Chicago girl was streamed on Facebook Live and approximately 40 people viewed it in real time, according to …

Conservative POV

Twitter Making It Easier to Post Live Video

Aiming to take on Facebook Inc. (FB) in the live video market, embattled social media company Twitter Inc. (TWTR) announced a new application …

Social Media

Police investigating alleged threats against girl, 15, assaulted in Facebook Live video

An investigation into the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl on a Facebook Live video has broadened to include threats that have allegedly been made against the victim and her family since the video surfaced this week, police said Wednesday.<p>Police made the announcement hours after the girl's …

Crime

Did You Know There's Another Secret Message Inbox on Facebook?

There could be a load of messages you haven't received<p>Nowadays, anyone who tries to send you a private message without being your friend on Facebook …

How-To's

LinkedIn Tries to Do Trending News in a Non-Disastrous Way

You’d think internet companies would want to stay far, far away from “trending” news, given one Menlo Park-based social giant’s unfortunate history. …

LinkedIn

At least 40 people watched the gang-rape of a Chicago teen on Facebook Live

The horrific act was perpetrated by five to six men or boys according to police, reports the <i>Associated Press</i>. What's even more shocking is during the ordeal, which was live-streamed on Facebook, at least 40 people viewed the rape online–and none of them reported it to police, who only found out …

Misogyny

POSTMATES - FREE $100 in Delivery Credit

Postmates is food and product delivery platform, similar to Google Express, AmazonPrimeNow and UberEats/UberRush. It is available in many cities …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Facebook Says No More Spying On Activists*

*How a legal loophole lets Facebook launder profile data through clandestine middlemen and continue profiting off the surveillance state<p>While it …

Big Brother

Kiss your sane news feed goodbye, everyone can now use their computers for Facebook Live

Give your Facebook news feed one last long, indulgent scroll. It's going to be a much busier, more ridiculous place very soon.<p>Facebook is rolling out the capability for all members to broadcast live directly from their personal computers via web browser, expanding the service that was previously …

Facebook On a Roll, Says Instinet; Snap’s ‘Structural Challenges’ - Tech Trader Daily

By Tiernan Ray<p><b>Anthony DiClemente</b> of <b>Instinet</b>, who follows <b>Facebook</b> (FB) stock and rates it a Buy, today offers up the findings about trends in the</b> …

‘The fox guarding the henhouse’: Media buyers are wary of Facebook’s attribution solution

Rest in peace, Atlas. This month, Facebook announced it will move its former ad server’s measurement capabilities and its remaining clients to …

Advertising

Facebook, Inc.'s Instagram Hits 1 Million Active Advertisers

Instagram's steep growth in active advertisers highlights how important the photo- and video-sharing app is becoming to Facebook.<p><b>Facebook</b>'s …

Instagram

Girl, 15, sexually assaulted by 6 men on Facebook Live – and nobody reported to police

<b>A teenager was sexually assaulted by a gang of attackers on Facebook Live – and none of the 40 people who watched reported it to the police.</b><p>A …

Extremism

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race

By ALAN SUDERMAN<p>RICHMOND, Va. — An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore …

Elections